The School of Physics and Clinical & Optometric Sciences has a strong contribution to the DIT's FOCAS research facility and much of the School's research in optics and materials overlaps with that pursued by FOCAS. See the separate FOCAS website for details of current research programs.
The School is associated with the Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics (IEO) which specialises in holographic and interferometric techniques and has developed novel functionalised materials and technologies in product authentication, sensing, vibration measurement and optical and medical device fabrication.
The School is also associated with the Centre for Radiation and Environmental Science (RESC) which has pioneered advances in radiation and environmental science and in biophotonics.
Other strengths include pioneering work in the teaching of physics through Problem Based Learning and e-learning by the Physics Education Research Group and research in optometry, clinical measurement and biophysics.
PhD RESEARCH PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES: click here for a list of currently available research project opportunities
See some experiences on research at DIT by clicking through to the following videos:
|research areas (click for more details)|
|materials, & solid state||Nanolab|
|pedagogy||Physics Education Research|
|optics||Metrology and Optical Sensing|
|optometry||Vision Sciences Research in the Department of Optometry|
|biomedical||Biophotonics and Imaging|
|Medical Ultrasound Group|
|Biophysics & Environmental Physics|
|Centre for Radiation and Environmental Science|