LIT focuses on research excellence with impact on industrial leadership and societal challenges through innovative, applied research in partnership with indigenous and international industrial partners, which is focused on existing and emerging areas of expertise within LIT.
Research within LIT occurs through 14 dedicated centres and groups encompassing a wide variety of disciplines from Fine Art and Design, to Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Interactive Systems, Energy Management, and Sustainable Development. The research centres and groups all have a focus on developing niche areas of expertise to attract international researchers and external funding to provide innovative products and process for LITs industry partners and develop postgraduate research opportunities.
In parallel, the LIT Graduate Studies and Research Office plays a pivotal role in facilitating the academic progression and career development of LIT’s Masters (L9) and Ph.D. (L10) postgraduate students.
Research, Technology Transfer and Graduate Studies activities are co-ordinated and managed by LIT's Head of Research and Technology Transfer, Dr. Patrick Murray, and supported by other research staff.