Michela and Team
Friday, 26 May 2023

Congratulations to our very own Dr Michela Ottaviani and her team on receiving a Research Award of €10,000 from the UL Citizen's Assembly 2023 competition. Michela attended the UL Citizens’ Assembly yesterday afternoon in the Engine Hub in Limerick City, where she pitched for a Research Award of €10,000 for her project “Identification of microplastics in the Shannon Region”. This project is a collaboration between the Dept. of Physics, Maths Department and TUS Limerick.

Dr Michela Ottaviani wrote a project in collaboration with the department of Maths that has been selected for the final stage of the UL citizen's assembly competition (link below).

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The project is about the identification of microplastics in the Shannon River, and it will involve the Limerick community.

Dr Michela’s idea involved the primary school kids in collecting the sample from the Shannon River in the UL and she has also been in contact with other local organizations related to the river.  There will be also a further collaboration with the department of Biological Sciences on the human health issue related to microplastics.

The project was one of 12 projects shortlisted last April and we are all so proud and delighted to mention that Michela and her team won €10,000 to further the Research work.

Well done Michela – we are all very proud and supportive to you.