Mathematical models could help to brew the perfect cup of coffee

Few of the billions of coffee drinkers around the world would ever consider the science behind the drink.

But researchers at University of Limerick have shown that mathematical models could help to brew the perfect cup of coffee.

Dr Kevin Moroney, a postdoctoral researcher in UL’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics (MACSI) and Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) at Bernal in UL, and his colleague, Dr Ken O’Connell, a postdoctoral researcher in the DPTC research centre at Bernal in UL, working with industry partners, have just published research in a prominent international journal that looks at the maths behind brewing coffee.

New Vice President for Research appointed

The UL Governing Authority has approved the appointment of Professor Norelee Kennedy as Vice President for Research

A new Vice President for Research has been appointed at University of Limerick, it has been announced.

The UL Governing Authority has approved the appointment of Professor Norelee Kennedy as Vice President for Research (VPR).

Prof Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy and Head of School of Allied Health at UL. She will take up the new position in January.

UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said he was “very happy to announce that the Governing Authority has just approved the appointment of Professor Norelee Kennedy as Vice President for Research.

LongActNow project awarded €1.29 million Marie Curie ITN funding

SSPC investigators, Sarah Hudson and Luis Padrela together with Lidia Tajber of TCD were recently successful in securing €1.29 million in funding under the Marie Curie ITN European Industrial Doctorate programme. Their proposal, LongActNow, will design a novel platform technology for the development of long acting (LA) suspensions of complex active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), involving innovative manipulation of API crystal formation and growth and solvent removal.

Future Jobs Pillar One and €100m in Disruptive Technologies funding launched at UL

Prof Edmond Magner, Heather Humphreys, TD, Paschal Donohoe, TD, Patrick O’Donovan, TD and Dr Ann Ledwith

Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, together with Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform and Patrick O’Donovan, TD, Minister of State for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, held a flagship event at the Kemmy Business School in UL on the impact of technological change on Irish businesses.

SSPC PhD student Oisín Kavanagh awarded Fulbright Irish Scholarship

The Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Niall Burgess and Chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, Mr Reece Smyth, recently announced the 36 Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2019-2020. Recipients were presented with Awards at a ceremony in Dublin Castle on Friday 14th June 2019.

UL researcher receives HRB emerging investigator award

A University of Limerick researcher has received an emerging investigator award to explore how patients with hip and knee problems can participate in exercised based therapies.

Dr Clodagh Toomey among a group to receive funding from the Health Research Board (HRB), which is investing €8m in new health research.

The awards are designed to create a pipeline of researcher leaders who will improve health, influence clinical practice and inform health policy across a broad range of areas.

In a highly competitive process, a total of 11 awards were selected by an international panel from 45 eligible applications, addressing a broad range of health areas.

Future of Work Now research project launched at UL

Prof Philip O'Regan, Executive Dean at Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Tracey Donnery, Executive Director at Skillnet Ireland, Pat Breen T.D, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Dr Sarah Kieran, KBS and Gerry O'Brien, Deputy President, UL at the launch of the new research study

New research by the Kemmy Business School has revealed that the role of customer experience employees in Ireland is undergoing significant transformation because of advancements in new technology.

Bernal Institute signs deal to explore development of sustainable aviation fuel

Maarten van Dijk, MD of SkyNRG, with Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag and Dr Puneet Saidha, Director Research Support Services, University of Limerick

The Bernal Institute at UL has signed a memorandum of understanding with SkyNRG to explore the development of sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing in Ireland.

The agreement between Bernal and the Netherlands-based firm SkyNRG was signed in the presence of Dutch Minister of Trade, Sigrid Kaag, during the Dutch Royal Visit and Trade Mission at the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin.