The Tyndall National Institute (TYND) is a premier ICT research institute affiliated to University College Cork (UCC), which is one of Ireland's oldest institutions of higher education. Tyndall National Institute ( is Europe's top-ranked research centre, specialising in ICT hardware research, commercialisation of technology and the education of next generation researchers. It was established in 1982 (known as NMRC until 2004) to provide the research and educational infrastructure necessary to assist the development and growth of the Irish electronics and photonics industries. Tyndall’s research expertise spans a range of technologies from atoms to systems in the areas of photonics, microsystems and micro-nanoelectronics and addresses key challenges in the areas of Communications, Energy, Health and the Environment. Research in TYND is performed within a 10,000 sq.m. custom built facility equipped with over €120 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment including dedicated fabrication laboratories for microelectronics, optoelectronics and microsystems technology.  TYND has an established reputation for successful participation in EU research programmes (FP4-FP7 and H2020) providing an important conduit for ICT excellence to Irish and European industry.


Staff Engaged in Project

Dr. Aleksandar Jaksic

Dr. Aleksandar Jaksic (m) got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He has been with the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Nis from 1994 – 2000, when he finished his Ph.D. research and joined Tyndall. He is currently responsible for research and development of devices and systems for radiation dosimetry. His other research interests include basic mechanisms of radiation effects in MOS devices and electrical characterisation of these effects. He has authored or co-authored about 70 scientific papers, including 41 papers in refereed international journals. Aleksandar has been principal investigator, coordinator or work-package leader in several successful EU projects (MED-X-TEST, INVORAD, RADDOS, ROC, COMMONSENSE, HANDHOLD) and has given crucial contribution to commercialisation of radiation detector technologies developed at Tyndall for applications related to space, radiotherapy and personal dosimetry. 

Mr. Nikola Vasovic 

Mr. Nikola Vasovic (m) got his B.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, University of Nis, Serbia, in 2008. He has worked as a researcher at the faculty until 2011, when he joined TYND in a role of a project engineer. Nikola’s expertise includes development of read-out electronics (comprising hardware, firmware, and software) for radiation sensing systems, including scintillator-based systems. He has 8 publications in peer reviewed journals and has been involved in a number of international research projects (RADDOS, ROC, COMMONSENSE, HANDHOLD).