University College Dublin University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity.

Over 23,000 students and academics explore and learn in the creative and collegial environment of UCD’s Belfield campus. This beautiful leafy 320 acre gem hosts a unique mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise facilities, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities within a short distance of Dublin’s city centre.

EXTATIC Contact Person Prof Gerry o’Sullivan: Academic lead for University College Dublin.

The EXTATIC faculty at UCD is made up of the Atomic, Molecular and Laser Plasma Physics group which has been working in the area of EUV and soft x-ray science for almost 40 years and pioneered the use of of laser produced plasmas as table-top EUV sources. Currently the group comprises 5 academic staff: Prof. Gerry O’Sullivan, Padraig Dunne, Drs. Emma Sokell, Rebekah D’Arcy and Tom McCormack and Fergal O’Reilly who between them have published ~200 papers on EUV and X-ray physics and supervised 25 PhD students to completion. The group also currently has an innovation and development officer, 6 postdoctoral fellows and 9 PhD students.