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Dr. Kevin Moroney

Biography

I am a lecturer in industrial mathematics with MACSI in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the University of Limerick. My research interests lie in the application of mathematical techniques and logic to challenging every day and industrial problems. I have completed a BSc in Mathematical Sciences in University College Cork (UCC) followed by an MSc in Mathematical Modelling in the University of Limerick (UL). I also completed my PhD in MACSI in UL. My skill as a problem solver is based on a strong academic career giving me a wide knowledge of mathematical techniques. These skills have been honed during a variety of industrial projects and problem-solving workshops, equipping me to translate complex problems into mathematical models for in depth analysis. During my PhD I worked on projects with two industrial collaborators. My work with Philips Research (Eindhoven), involved modelling of flow and extraction of coffee from coffee beds. I also worked with Johnson & Johnson company Vistakon (Limerick), on modelling of the contact lens hydration section of their contact lens production line.

Following my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate on the Momentum spokes project in the SSPC (Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre), on an interdisciplinary project with Johnson & Johnson company Janssen. The project considered the application of mathematical modelling techniques and targeted experiments to facilitate the emerging trend towards continuous manufacturing of tablets in the pharmaceutical industry. More recently before taking up my current role, I completed a one-year postdoctoral position with MACSI/SSPC on mathematical modelling of drug release from tablets in in-vitro dissolution processes.

Research Interests

Industrial Mathematics
Flow and chemical transport in porous media
Drug release from pharmaceutical devices (e.g. tablets)

Teaching Interests

I have lectured the following courses in the University of Limerick:
MS4014: Introduction to Numerical Analysis, Spring Semester 2020/2021
MA4402: Computer Mathematics 2, Spring Semester 2020/2021
MA5001: Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Autumn Semester 2019/2020


I have taught tutorials to students in Science, Engineering and Mathematics courses in the University of Limerick including:
MA4003: Engineering Mathematics 3
MA4602: Science Mathematics 2
MS4414: Theoretical Mechanics

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2021 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 2020 University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • 2016 University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Award

  • 2019 - Travel grant
  • 2011 - College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Graduate of the Year Award Runner Up
  • 2010 - Four month research scholarship on CISEI program at University of California, Santa Barbara

Education

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2012 University of Limerick - MSc
  • 2011 University College Cork - BSc (Hons)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

A moving-boundary model of dissolution from binary drug-excipient granules incorporating microstructure.
Moroney KM;Kotamarthy L;Muthancheri I;Ramachandran R;Vynnycky M;
(2021) A moving-boundary model of dissolution from binary drug-excipient granules incorporating microstructure.
In International journal of pharmaceutics;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120219
[ULIR]

2020

An evaluation of the Johanson model for roller compaction process development for a high dose API
Moroney K.M.;Cronin P.;Adeleye O.A.;Schaller B.E.;Howard M.A.;Castro-Dominguez B.;Ramachandran R.;Walker G.M.
(2020) An evaluation of the Johanson model for roller compaction process development for a high dose API
In Powder Technology; pp. 82-95
DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2020.02.058

2019

Analysing extraction uniformity from porous coffee beds using mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics approaches
Moroney K.;O’Connell K.;Meikle-Janney P.;O’Brien S.;Walker G.;Lee W.
(2019) Analysing extraction uniformity from porous coffee beds using mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics approaches
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219906
[ULIR]

2019

Systematic development of a high dosage formulation to enable direct compression of a poorly flowing API: A case study
Schaller B.;Moroney K.;Castro-Dominguez B.;Cronin P.;Belen-Girona J.;Ruane P.;Croker D.;Walker G.
(2019) Systematic development of a high dosage formulation to enable direct compression of a poorly flowing API: A case study
In International journal of pharmaceutics; pp. 615-630
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.05.073
[ULIR]

2017

Electrospun API-loaded mixed matrix membranes for controlled release
Castro-Dominguez, B,Moroney, K,Schaller, B,O'Connor, S,Cloonan, A,Vo, TTN,Walker, G,O'Reilly, EJ
(2017) Electrospun API-loaded mixed matrix membranes for controlled release
In Rsc Advances; pp. 43300-43309
DOI: 10.1039/c7ra08600h
[ULIR]

2016

Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system
Moroney, KM,Lee, WT,O'Brien, SBG,Suijver, F,Marra, J
(2016) Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system
In Journal Of Mathematics In Industry;
DOI: 10.1186/s13362-016-0024-6

2016

Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system
Moroney, Kevin M. and Lee, William T. and O'Brien, Stephen BG and Suijver, Freek and Marra, Johan
(2016) Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system
In Journal of Mathematics in Industry; pp. 1-19
DOI: 10.1186/s13362-016-0024-6
[ULIR]

2016

ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE DOMINANT MECHANISMS IN THE COFFEE EXTRACTION PROCESS
Moroney, KM,Lee, WT,O' Brien, SBG,Suijver, F,Marra, J
(2016) ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE DOMINANT MECHANISMS IN THE COFFEE EXTRACTION PROCESS
In Siam Journal On Applied Mathematics; pp. 2196-2217
DOI: 10.1137/15M1036658
[ULIR]

2015

Modelling of coffee extraction during brewing using multiscale methods: An experimentally validated model
Moroney, KM,Lee, WT,O'Brien, SBG,Suijver, F,Marra, J
(2015) Modelling of coffee extraction during brewing using multiscale methods: An experimentally validated model
In Chemical Engineering Science; pp. 216-234
DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2015.06.003

Conference Publications

2016

Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014
(2016) Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014