The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. Research at UL is renowned for its close alignment to real world problems and the university has an enviable reputation in fundamental research, which can have real impact on society and the economy alike. This strong focus allowed UL to gain a five star rating for innovation and excellence from QS, the international ranking body. UL has a strong international reach and Involvement in the European Framework actions from FP2 to FP7, and current involvement in Horizon 2020 has grown UL’s international network of collaborators.
The Bernal Institute was launched in November 2016 to promote scientific excellence, and stimulate the Irish and global community in the area of materials research. Battery research is conducted within the Molecular and Nano Materials cluster, which combines expertise in materials synthesis, electrochemisty, state of the art analytical methods and materials modelling.