KBS hosts 4th NERI Labour Market Conference

Darragh Flannery, UL, Jim Deegan, UL, Louise Gavin, NERI, Tom Healy, Director NERI, Eoin Reevs, UL and Tom McDonnel, NERI

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.

Environmental effects of the consumption of infant foods

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.

University of Limerick Investigators cruise to H2020 success

Dr Finbarr Murphy (KBS), Dr Martin Mullins (KBS), and Raymond Friel (School of Law)

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.

UL Professor Kieran Hodnett receives Boyle Higgins Gold Medal

Professor Kieran Hodnett, UL receiving the Boyle Higgins Gold Medal

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.

Accreditation for Low Carbon Communities

Dr Bernadette O'Regan

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.

SSPC shortlisted for 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Dr Brian De Souza and Dr Pat Frawley, SSPC

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.

DPTC leads the way for next generation dairy processing

Dr Sean Brady, DPTC Chair, Dr Mary Shire, Vice President Research UL, Padraig McPhillips, CEO DPTC & Aidan Cotter, CEO Bord Bia

Over 150 delegates from Industry and Academia attended the Analog Devices Building at UL for the first Knowledge Day of the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC). Dr Sean Brady, Chair, DPTC – (an Enterprise Ireland and Dairy Industry supported Technology Centre) – welcomed all delegates to the event.