The building that is home to the Schools of Chemical Sciences and Biotechnology has been named after Newbridge native Dame Kathleen Lonsdale. The late crystallographer was to the fore in establishing the science and discovered the structure of the benzene ring by X-ray diffraction methods, a pivotal milestone in organic chemistry.
The postgraduate student block on the Glasnevin campus has been named after the late Mary Brück. The Meath astronomer and astrophysicist conducted widely-published research into stars, the interstellar medium and the magellanic clouds.
Three other buildings have been renamed after prominent male scientists Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Guglielmo Marconi and Michael J MacCormac.