UL have presented an honorary doctorate to one of the most influential engineers in the world, Professor Robert Langer.
Described by Harvard Business Review as the ‘Edison of Medicine’, Professor Langer is credited with improving the lives of more than two billion people worldwide through his work in developing novel drug-delivery systems.
Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, has launched the latest Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre, CONFIRM - a ‘smart manufacturing’ research centre led by University of Limerick (UL) and involving 42 companies.
The centre is funded by SFI and industry to a value of €47 million, making it one of the largest new research and development centres in the country. The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for 24 per cent of total economic output - €110 billion in exports.Research Admin, 17.05.2018 | Posted in
The process behind your favourite hot drink involves growing the beans, harvesting, drying, roasting, grinding, brewing - and maths
Brewing the perfect cup of coffee has long been considered an art, depending on experience and skills honed by baristas and amateur enthusiasts alike over generations. However, each of the processes though which coffee is realised - such as growing the beans, harvesting, drying, roasting, grinding and brewing - are fundamentally science-driven applications. Even the most mature processes can benefit from a scientific approach, grounded in the language of mathematics.Research Admin, 15.05.2018 | Posted in Mathematics
Pat O’Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB (centre) Professor Kerstin Mey, UL Vice President Academic and the three ESB PhD Scholars, Cian Murphy, Hamid Hafizi and Indraneel Roy Chowdhury
Installation incorporating original Shannon Scheme turbine unveiledResearch Admin, 15.05.2018 | Posted in
Undetected fraudulent claims and lengthy processing times are in part the cause of rapidly deteriorating profitability in the global motor insurance market. It is estimated that fraudulent claims add approximately €50 to each premium in Ireland every year.Research Admin, 08.05.2018 | Posted in
A research study, aimed at improving the health of people aged over 50 in the county, was today launched by the Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD.Research Admin, 01.05.2018 | Posted in Health & Medical