Researchers from across Europe, led by Dr Maurice Collins from UL, have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products.
Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen TD highlighted the growth potential in the aerospace and aviation industries in the Mid West during a recent visit to the University of Limerick.
Limerick SME Kelmac Group collaborates with Lero on a €280,000 R&D programme to transform it into global internet player. Kelmac Group® to double workforce and open international R&D technology centre at Plassey Technological Park, Limerick
Professor Brian Fitzgerald has been appointed director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre which is headquartered at the University of Limerick (UL). He replaces Professor Mike Hinchey following an eight year term of office.
Roscommon born Professor Fitzgerald was formerly chief scientist at Lero and has been involved with the Science Foundation Ireland supported national research centre since its inception in 2005, apart from a spell as vice-president research at UL from 2008-2011.
- Dr. Jim Buckley (Lero)
- Dr. Jacek Rosik (Lero)
Software applications are becoming increasingly large and complex. For example, some (dated) reports of Mac Office state that it contains 30,000,000 lines of code. Windows XP was reported as consisting of 45,000,000! Considering that there are 40 lines of text on an average book-page, that means that Mac Office is a 750,000 page epic while XP comes in at a block-busting 1,125,000 pages.
• Dr Sarah Beecham (Principle Investigator, Marketing and Project manager)
• Dr John Noll (Content/Technical Lead)
• Dr Helen Kelly-Holmes (Content Advisor)
As part of a project with the European Space Agency (ESA) Dr Emil Vassev and Prof Mike Hinchey are currently working on the development of autonomous systems in space exploration missions. These autonomous systems will enable spacecraft to adapt to unforeseen situations making them more resilient and able to self-adapt, self-repair and become more fit-for-purpose. BepiColombo is an ESA mission to Mercury.
In an era of unparalleled advances in science, combined with the innovative use of new and existing technologies, society is struggling to provide the necessary legal frameworks for the future.