Since 1989, the National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA), a research centre  based in the School of Physics in NUI Galway, has conducted R&D and Technology  Transfer in the area of laser materials processing.

Applied Research

  • Industry-led research in laser materials processing applications
  • Research Services for Industry & Academia (Metrology & Characterisation)
  • Proprietary Research & Technology Development


Fundamental Research 

  • Fundamental Research in Short Pulse Laser-Material-Ambient Interactions
  • Nanoparticale Generation
  • Laser Enabled Bio-Printing


Graduate Education

  • Masters programme in Key Enabling Technologies
  • Structured PhD programme
  • Industry sponsored postgraduate programmes






Contact Us

National Centre for Laser Applications,
School of Physics,
NUI Galway,
Galway H91 TK33

T: +353 91 493595
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