NUI Galway

With over 17,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of arts and social science, business, public policy and law, engineering and informatics, medicine, nursing and health sciences, and science. In 2013 NUIG has been acknowledged by the EC for its commitment towards the implementation of the “EU Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers” through the “HR Excellence in Research”. NUIG is one of just two universities in Ireland who have been awarded five stars in the prestigious QS star ranking. Times Higher Education ranks NUIG as the 3rd best university in Ireland. Meanwhile, five of NUIG’s disciplines were listed in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. NUIG is a research-led University with internationally recognized expertise in selected priority areas. NUIG is leading the field in a wide range of areas including medical device development, stem cell and gene therapy research, environmental change, and the next generation of internet technology.

The Translational Medical Device Lab at NUIG is equipped with Microwave measurement equipment, fixed-frequency radar transceivers, and dielectric measurement equipment. It also has access to Electrical Impedance Tomography systems for imaging at lower frequencies (kHz). NUIG has a particular strength in both signal and image processing. NUIG has unique expertise in both Confocal Microwave Imaging reconstruction and Microwave Tomographic at higher frequencies, and Impedance Tomography reconstruction at lower frequencies. The research laboratory also specializes in image processing, classification and image quality metrics, in collaboration with international commercial partners. NUI Galway has a strong focus on medical device translation and has excellent on-site facilities for the clinical evaluation of new technologies. Within a 500m radius, the campus includes the National Centre for Biomedical Research and Science (a large facility for managing and performing animal trials), the Clinical Research Facility Galway (a facility to manage human clinical trials and provides training on their design and management), and the University College Hospital Galway, a large regional hospital where clinical trials can be completed.