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Dr. Kevin Moroney

BSc, MSc, PhD


I am a Postdoctoral researcher in industrial mathematics with MACSI and SSPC 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 in which I graduated top of my class, at both undergraduate and masters level, 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.
Currently I'm working on the Momentum project, a SSPC spoke with industrial partners Johnson & Johnson and Rusal Aughinish Alumina. 

Teaching Interests

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


Peer Reviewed Journal


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
Journal of Mathematics in Industry DOI: 10.1186/s13362-016-0024-6


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