Pharma leaders gather for PMTC Knowledge Day

Prof Gavin Walker, Bernal Chair in Pharmaceutical Powder Engineering, UL, Sean Kelly MEP and Chris Edlin, PMTC Director

Leaders in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland gathered at University of Limerick today for the third annual Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) Knowledge Day.

The event provided a showcase for the cutting-edge research supported by the centre with key note addresses from industry thought leaders who shared their vision of the future for the pharmaceutical sector.

Nexus based medical entrepreneur named as Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Limerick medical entrepreneur Chris Kelly had plenty of cause for celebration this week when he landed the keys to a brand new, taxed and insured car after becoming a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.

Chris (20) based in the Nexus Innovation Centre in UL, fended off competition from over 1,000 applicants to secure one of eleven places that were up for grabs on the prestigious ambassador programme which helps people to get ahead with the backing and support of Nissan.

Europe to manufacture ships of the future

University of Limerick at the heart of EU funded initiative

A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships.

FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It is one of the largest innovation projects funded by the EU with a budget of €11 million, of which €9 million is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

Research Integrity Officer Appointed

Professor Mary O'Sullivan

Professor Mary O’Sullivan has been appointed as Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for the University of Limerick. This role is an important appointment to ensure UL is positioned to respond to the changing environment through a focus on national and international policy in the area of research governance.

Reporting to the President, the Research Integrity Officer assists the university to put in place appropriate policies and practices regarding adherence to principles of research integrity. Research integrity relates to the performance of research to the highest standards of professionalism and rigour, and to the accuracy and integrity of the research record in publications and elsewhere.

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