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.

SSPC's annual workshop offers exemplary professional development for teachers

The annual workshop for educators, hosted by Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) and the Dept. of Chemical Sciences, was held in the University of Limerick (UL) recently. The workshop is designed to encourage science teachers to become more confident with chemical demonstrations and brings effective learning strategies to the classroom.

Unique international workshop on materials characterisation held at UL

Prof Eiichia Fukada, Kobayasi Institute of Physical Research, Tokyo and Prof Tewfik Soulimane, Director MOSAIC Research Group

A unique international workshop on materials characterisation was recently held at UL. Hosted by the Modelling Simulation And Innovative Characterisation (MOSAIC) research group at the Bernal Institute, the workshop ‘Frontiers in Materials Characterisation towards Industrial Translation (FRIMACHAT), is a joint undertaking with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) supported by Science Foundation Ireland and local industry including Analog Devices International, BorgWarnerBeru Systems and Spectrum Instruments Limited. 

Atomic Action Movies - UL unveils one-of-a-kind microscope

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald, Prof Edmond Magner, Prof Ursel Bangert with the Titan Themis TEM

A multi-million euro microscope funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the University of Limerick, was recently at the Bernal Institute. The new microscope will allow researchers to study materials at an atomic level in real-world conditions and is one of only a handful of microscopes with these capabilities worldwide.

€1.3m investment in pharmaceutical manufacturing research

Dr Chris Edlin, Centre Director PMTC and Prof Gavin Walker, Bernal Institute

New research projects being carried out at a leading national technology centre will help biopharmaceutical companies in Ireland improve their manufacturing processes and increase competitiveness.

Enterprise Ireland has awarded €1.3 million worth of funding to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC), hosted at University of Limerick, for economically important Innovation Partnership Projects involving multiple industry partners.

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