UL Postgraduate Researcher, Cian Kearns has been awarded the 2018 Andrew Grene Postgraduate Scholarship in Conflict Resolution. The prestigious scholarship, funded by the Conflict Resolution Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was named in honour of Irish United Nations staff member, Andrew Grene, following his death in the Haiti earthquake of 2010. The aim of Cian’s research is to use risk assessment models to predict the likelihood of genocide occurring, allowing for early intervention to take place.
UL has officially launched a €3.8million research programme entitled PROCESS which will attract 26 international researchers to take part in two-year fellowships involving cutting-edge scientific training with access to the Bernal Institute’s state of the art research infrastructure. PROCESS is the first Marie Curie Co-Fund jointly supported by Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland in Advanced Manfacturing and Process Engineering in Ireland. The programme will also enable the PROCESS fellows to take part in industrial placements across multinational and SME pharmaceutical and dairy processing industrial partners.
Lecturer in political theory, Dr Adina Preda, University of Limerick has been awarded a €1.3m European Research Council consolidator award as one of six successful European Research Council awardees in Ireland.
Dr. Preda from UL’s Department of Politics and Public Administration is one of 291 talented early-career researchers across Europe, and 6 in Ireland, to have been awarded an ERC in today’s announcement. A total of €573 million was awarded to researchers across 40 European countries. This ERC award will fund ‘REAL’ a five-year research project employing two postdoctoral researchers and two PhD students.
Medical device company – Class Medical – a University of Limerick spinout company have secured seed funding of €550,000 from investors including iHPSU match funding from Enterprise Ireland. Class Medical was founded in 2016 by Dr. Rory Mooney (CEO), Prof. Michael Walsh, Dr Niall Davis and Dr Eoghan Cunnane. Class Medical’s initial product offering is a patent protected device that eliminates the risk and complications associated with the treatment of painful urinary problems.
THE next generation of Limerick business leaders and entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to experience business start-up first hand at the Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Bootcamp hosted by the Kemmy Business School and the Nexus Innovation Centre.
PicoPrecise is a new product launched in 2017 using technology licensed from the University of Limerick to PolyPico, a UL spinout. PolyPico’s dispensing technology offers a unique solution for dispensing miniscule volumes of fluid that range from nanolitre (10-9) to picolitre (10-12) scale using disposable fluid cartridges. It was designed for scientists who wish to dispense reagents, biomaterials or cells with ultra-high precision in an affordable way.
Building a successful research career - Talent development for researchers
For all Research Staff and PIs
Wednesday 17th October 2018, MSG-024, MSSI Building
You are invited to join us on Wednesday 17th October 12.30-2.00 for a lunchtime seminar on Talent Development for Researchers. This seminar is open to all Researchers and PI: