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Dr Tara Dalton

Biography

Dr Dalton is currently the Assistant Director of the Stokes Research Institute in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick. The Stokes Research Institute comprises eleven full-time researchers, seven of whom have PhDs, eighteen postgraduate students and an administrator. Dr Dalton has a B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering awarded in 1994 and her Ph.D, awarded from the University of Limerick in 1997, is on enclosure heat transfer as applied to electronic reliability design. At present she is engaged in managing the research contracts awarded to the Centre, augmenting the research funding for the Centre, the supervision of postgraduate students, and lecturing internationally on thermofludics

Research Interests

The development of optical techniques for measurement at the microscale, dimensional analysis in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, and microfluidics. The primary application of her work is in the development of medical diagnostic systems for genetic analysis.The formulation of a generic dimensional analysis technique, and its application to the scaling of thermofluidic systems from the macro- to the micro scale. The development of novel optical techniques for the measurement of temperature, fluid velocity, pressure and strain, and the application of these techniques in the interrogation of macro- and micro-scale thermofluidic systems. The derivation of semi-empirical models for complex thermofluidic phenomena

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2003 Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineer - Lecturer (Biomedical Engineering)
  • 2000 Stokes Research Institute - Assistant Director
  • 2000 PEI Technologies, Enterprise Ireland - Centre Manager
  • 1998 Stokes Research Centre - Senior Research Fellow
  • 1997 Stokes Research Centre - Research Fellow

Patent

  • 2001 2001/1081 - Contrast Bathing Physiotherapy Device Utilising Peltier Thermoelectric Effect

Award

  • 1998 - Post-doctorate Scholarship
  • 1997 - PhD Scholarship

Education

  • 1997 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1993 University of Limerick - B.Eng.

Committee

  • 1899 Limerick Instruments Ltd (1999 ¿ 2002),
  • 1899 Institution of Engineers of Ireland,
  • 1899 The Society of Biomolecular Screening,
  • 1899 K-16 ASME Committee on Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics,
  • 1899 Stokes Ventures Ltd.,
  • 1899 Faculty of College of Engineering,
  • 1899 American Society of Mechanical Engineers,

Other

  • The 11th Biennial European Laser Anemometry Conference,
  • The 14th Symposium on Measuring Techniques in Transonic and Supersonic Flow in Cascades and Turbomachines

Publications

Conference Publication

2008

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS, PTS A AND B
Enright, R; Dalton, T; Krupenkin, TN; Kolodner, P; Hodes, M; Salamon, TR

2006

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannnels, and Minichannels, Pts A and B
Enright, R; Eason, C; Dalton, T; Hodes, M; Salamon, T; Kolodner, P; Krupenkin, T

2005

Advances in Bioengineering
Dalton, TM; Kinahan, DJ; Davies, MR

2004
2004
2002

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Hradil J., Davis C., Mongey K., Gray D., Dalton T., McDonagh C., MacCraith B.D.
DOI: 10.1117/12.464207

2002

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Newport D., Dalton T., Davies M.
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd

2002

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Dalton T., Egan V., Newport D., Davies M., Whelan M.
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd

2001

Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference
Kehoe E., Davies M., Newport D., Dalton T., Whelan M., Forno C.

2001

Proceedings of the National Heat Transfer Conference
Newport D., Whelan M., Dalton T., Davies M.

1997

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Datton T.M., Davies M.R.D.
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2010

Measurement of substrate thermal resistance using DNA denaturation temperature
Kinahan, DJ; Dalton, TM; Davies, MR
International Journal Of Thermal Sciences DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2009.07.026

2007

Gene transcript amplification from cell lysates in continuous-flow microfluidic devices
Gonzalez, A; Ciobanu, D; Sayers, M; Sirr, N; Dalton, T; Davies, M
Biomedical Microdevices DOI: 10.1007/s10544-007-9083-1

2006

Microfluidics for genetic cancer diagnostics
Newport, D; Davies, M; Dalton, T
Houille Blanche-Revue Internationale De L Eau DOI: 10.1051/lhb:200601002

2005

Direct comparison between five different microchannels, part 1: Channel manufacture and measurement
Eason, C; Dalton, T; Davies, M; O'Mathuna, C; Slattery, O
Heat Transfer Engineering DOI: 10.1080/01457630590907392

2005
2004

Development of optical temperature measurement procedures at the microscale
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V
Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering

2004

Development of Optical Temperature Measurement Procedures for the Micro-scale
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V
Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering

2004

Developement of Interferomertic Temperature Measurement Procedures for Microfluid Flow
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Dalton, T; Egan, V; Whelan, M
Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering

2003

Development of Optical Temperature Measurement Procedures for the Micro-scale
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, TM; Egan, V
Journal Of Microscale Thermophysical Engineering

2003

Damage detection in composite structures based on optical fibre strain sensing and finite element model updating
Nosenzo, G; Whelan, MP; Dalton, T
Damage Assessment Of Structures, Proceedings

2001

Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
Grimes, R; Davies, MRD; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
American Soc Mechanical Engineers J. Electronic Packagi

2001

Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
Asme Journal Of Electronic Packaging

2001

On Free Convection Heat Transfer With Well Defined Boundary Conditio
Davies, MRD; Newport, DT; Dalton, TM
J. Heat Transfer

2001

High-resolution vibration measurements using wavelength-demultiplexed fibre Fabry-Perot sensors
Christmas, SP; Jackson, DA; Henderson, PJ; Zhang, L; Bennion, I; Dalton, T; Butler, P; Whelan, M; Kenny, R
Measurement Science & Technology

2001

On the thermal interaction between an isothermal cylinder and its isothermal enclosure for cylinder Rayleigh numbers of order 10(4)
Newport, DT; Dalton, TM; Davies, MRD; Whelan, M; Forno, C
Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme DOI: 10.1115/1.1389467

2001

Modelling Electronic Cooling Axial Fan Flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, TM; Cole, R
J. Electronic Packaging

2001

High-resolution vibration measurements using wavelength-demultiplexed fibre Fabry-Perot sensors
Christmas S.P., Jackson D.A., Henderson P.J., Zhang L., Bennion I., Dalton T., Butler P., Whelan M., Kenny R.
Measurement Science And Technology DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/12/7/326

2001

Forced convection board level thermal design methodology for electronic systems
Cole, R; Dalton, T; Punch, J; Davie, MR; Grimes, R
Journal Of Electronic Packaging DOI: 10.1115/1.1339822

2001

Modeling electronic cooling axial fan flows
Grimes, R; Davies, M; Punch, J; Dalton, T; Cole, R
Journal Of Electronic Packaging DOI: 10.1115/1.1339821

2000

A New Approach to Teaching Thermofluids Dimensional Analysis
Davies, MRD; Dalton, TM
International J. Mechanical Engineering Education

2000

Teaching Thermofluids Dimensional Analysis,
Davies, MRD; Dalton, TM
International J. Mechanical Engineering Education

2000

On gaseous free-convection heat transfer with well-defined boundary conditions
Davies, MRD; Newport, DT; Dalton, TM
Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme DOI: 10.1115/1.1318213

1999

Dimensional analysis in heat transfer
Dalton, TM; Davies, MRD
Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme DOI: 10.1115/1.2826002

1996

An experimental and numerical investigation of natural convection plumes above a horizontal cylinder in an isothermal cubical enclosure
Dalton T.M., Davies M.R.D.
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd

1996

An experimental and numerical investigation into the heat transfer of naturally convecting fin arrays within enclosures
Davies M.R.D., Dalton T.M.
American Society Of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) Htd