Trinity researchers receive SFI Research Infrastructure awards
Posted on: 29 December 2022
The SFI Research Infrastructure Programme facilitates broad usage across Ireland to encourage partnerships and collaboration between different cohorts of researchers in Ireland.
Trinity researchers have received some €5.7 million in investment in research infrastructure projects through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Infrastructure Fund.
The awards, announced today by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, will contribute to the advancement of high-quality and high-impact research activities.
The Trinity recipients are:
Dr James Meaney, Clinical Professor, Surgery, for the replacement of 3T MRI scanner and ancillary equipment.
Prof. Redmond O’Connell, Professor in Decision Neuroscience, for a proposal titled “Placing Ireland at the centre of a brain-imaging revolution with OPM-MEG”.
Dr Stephen Dooley, Associate professor, Physics, for a proposal on "end-to-end test-bed for power-to-X Processes: Carbon Dioxide to Aviation Fuels".
Minister Harris said: “I am delighted to announce €53.3 million in funding through my department that will support and encourage transformative research which will have both a national and international impact. The research community on our island has consistently proved itself to be world-class, not least during COVID-19, and continues to undertake cutting-edge, innovative research projects. In order for this community to continue to thrive, it’s essential that they have sustained access to modern infrastructure and equipment.”
The SFI Research Infrastructure Programme facilitates broad usage across Ireland to encourage partnerships and collaboration between different cohorts of researchers in Ireland; for example, between universities, technological universities, Institutes of Technology, other eligible research bodies, researchers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and between different cohorts of researchers in Ireland.