• World Leading Researcher in Structural Mechanics for Composite Materials Joins University of Limerick

    Prof Paul Weaver

    The University of Limerick has appointed Professor Paul Weaver as Bernal Chair of Composite Materials and Structures.  He will lead a cutting edge research programme which will position Ireland as an international hub for advancing products and services in the Composite Materials sector.

    Prof. Paul Weaver has been awarded €6.1 million in funding under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Professorship programme to work on the VARICOMP project. The VARICOMP project will develop large scale customised engineering structures tailored at each phase of construction to meet specific requirements using additive layer manufacturing techniques.

  • UL Launches the Bernal Institute - an €86million Science and Engineering Research Institute

    David Egan, Senior Researcher, UL President Prof Don Barry and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny today (Monday 21st November) launched the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick, an €86 million science and engineering research institute comprised of 20,000m2 of high quality, multi-purpose research space in the new Science and Engineering Zone at UL.

  • Maths collaboration brings the perfect coffee a step closer

    Mathematicians are a step closer to answering what, for some, is one of life’s most pressing questions – how to make the perfect cup of coffee.

    Advanced mathematical analysis of a “hideously complicated” set of variables reveals that the size of the coffee grain is critical, followed by a long list of other factors.

    This information is expected to be of particular interest to industrial manufacturers of coffee machines.

  • UL research leads to osteoporosis home test

    Millions of people will now be able to check their risk of developing osteoporosis with a new over-the-counter test, developed from research originally undertaken in 2004 at University of Limerick.

    The Osentia® Osteoporosis screening test, a new clinically-proven, safe and accurate at-home test is now available for the first time initially in the UK.

    The test uses the latest screening technology to assess an individuals’ risk of suffering fragility fractures, a common sign of osteoporosis, by analysing a fingernail or toenail clipping and providing results in just seven days.