Orla Lenihan, Kemmy Business School, was recently presented with the prestigious Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) Scholar award. This national award is used to identify, support and fund early career scholars in the Irish accounting and finance community. Ms Lenihan received the award for her innovative research, which investigates how U.S. firms evaluate CEO performance for compensation purposes by examining the benchmarks and targets included in bonus contracts.
The University of Limerick celebrated five years of partnership with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ireland. To mark this partnership and celebrate World MS Day UL hosted a "9000 Steps for MS" fundraiser and an academic showcase detailing significant life-enhancing research projects undertaken at UL for MS Ireland.
A distinguished panel of economic and labour market policy experts met at the Kemmy Business School (KBS) to address the 4th Annual Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) Labour Market Conference. The event was hosted by the Department of Economics, KBS, and was set in the context of providing a forum for the presentation of research papers on labour market issues across the island of Ireland.
Dr. Bernadette O’Regan, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science leads a research team examining the environmental effects of the consumption of infant foods: this follows the general methodology adopted by Dr. O’Regan which maximizes participation of the community but at the same time is sufficiently rigorous and evidence-based to be publishable in leading journals.
Globally prominent investigators at the University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School (KBS) and School of Law have successfully secured two EU Horizon 2020 awards, which will facilitate joint industry-academic research in the area of autonomous vehicles. These two successful H2020 consortia, VI-DAS and Cloud-LSVA, will receive €11 million between them, and are comprised of 17 academic and industrial partners across seven EU countries, these include amongst others, XL Catlin’s insurance operations, Honda Research, Tom Tom, Valeo, IBM and Intel.
An 82-year-old Limerick woman has inspired a US patent for an invention that could be used to help space missions succeed in the future. Professor Mike Hinchey, director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre at UL, led the research.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to chemistry, Professor Kieran Hodnett, a member of the Chemical and Environmental Sciences department (CES) at the University of Limerick and Scientific Director of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), recently received the 2016 Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Boyle Higgins Gold Medal.
Dr Bernadette O’Regan represented the University of Limerick as partner within the EU-funded project Zero Emission Communities (zecos.eu). This project brought together partners in five EU states, and the University of Limerick team was responsible for authoring carbon management and financial handbooks, and worked closely with Ballanagran community in Co. Wicklow to achieve ZECOS accreditation.
The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) at UL has been shortlisted for the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.
Developed in 2015 by the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, the awards recognise and acknowledge exemplary ideas, originating in Irish organisations, making a social and economic impact through research innovation in meeting market needs.
SSPC is among a shortlist of 6 in the Irish Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Centre or Institute with US links category.