Dr Damien Thompson from the Department of Physics & Energy and the Bernal Institute is part of an international research team that has cracked an important limitation that for nearly 20 years has prevented the practical use of molecular diodes.
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.
Prof Stuart Hampshire Prof Emeritus of Materials Science, University of Limerick, Prof Anne Leriche University of Valenciennes, Prof Sir Richard Brook Prof Emeritus University of Oxford, Prof Michael Pomeroy, University of Limerick, Dr Eamonn de Barra University of Limerick, Prof Francis Cambier, Permanent Secretary of ECeRS
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.
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.
Novel research project seeks to imitate photosynthesis in plants to generate clean energy
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.
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.