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The Trinity Sports Centre and CRANN complex

CRANN, the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices, is Ireland's first purpose-built research institute whose purpose is to perform nanoscience research. It is housed in the Naughton Institute on the campus of Trinity College, Dublin. Crann is the Irish word for tree.[1]

The three major research areas are Nano-Biology of Cell Surface Interactions, Bottom-Up Fabrication and Testing of Nanoscale Integrated Devices, and Magnetic Nano-Structures and Devices.

CRANN is led by Director, Professor John Boland; Deputy Director - Professor Mike Coey; Executive Director - Doctor Jussi Tuovinen.

The research teams are led by principal investigators from Trinity College including John Pethica, who is the director of the Naughton Institute.

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  1. ^ The Naughton Institute — A six-page pull-out supplement to the Irish Times, 23 January 2008.