UL’s Prof Mike Zaworotko Named SFI Researcher of the Year

UL's Bernal Professor of Crystal Engineering Mike Zaworotko has been named the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year. The winners of the prestigious 2017 Science Foundation Ireland awards were revealed at the annual SFI Science Summit.

The SFI Researcher of the Year Award recognises the accomplishments of a Science Foundation Ireland funded researcher who has contributed significantly to the Irish research community in their career. The successful researcher has achieved exceptional scientific and engineering research outputs combined with a clear demonstration of the ability to communicate their research.

LERO selected to manage new €3.6 million EU software research programme

Prof Brian Fitzgerald, Dr. Markus Helfert, Dr Mary Shire, and Senator Kieran O'Donnell

Ireland has been selected to manage a new €3.6 million EU fellowship programme for international software researchers. ALECS (Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems) will be co-ordinated by UL and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The initiative is being funded by the EC under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and by Science Foundation Ireland through Lero.

New MOU signals formal strategic partnership with Intel

UL and Intel Ireland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership that will formalise the long-standing relationship between the two organisations and create a defined programme of activity for working together into the future.

The new partnership agreement builds on existing connections between Intel and UL and will specifically explore opportunities aimed at developing and encouraging future talent, building creative collaborations in the area of Research, Development and Innovation and working together on shaping relevant policy frameworks.

New SFI centre a ‘game changer’ for manufacturing competitiveness

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD, together with the Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan, TD, has today launched four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres.

The four new SFI Research Centres, including CONFIRM led by University of Limerick (UL), represent an investment of €74 million from the Government over the next six years, with a further investment of €40 million from industry.

Launch of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Limerick

A recent survey carried out by the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has revealed that almost 70% of current third level science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM) students at the University of Limerick are hoping to stay and work in the wider Limerick region, subject to employment availability. The survey was revealed as part of the official launch of the BT YSTE 2018, which took place on the 4th of September in BT Ireland’s office in Limerick.

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.

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.

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