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Ursel Bangert
Ursel Bangert

Professor Ursel Bangert was appointed as the Bernal Chair of Microscopy and Imaging in January 2014.  Ursel obtained her PhD in Physics from the University of Cologne, Germany and has held academic posts at the University of Surrey, UMIST, as well as Reader in the School of Materials in the University of Manchester in 2004.

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Harry Van den Akker
Harry Van den Akker

Professor Harry Van den Akker was appointed the Bernal Chair of Fluid Mechanics in September 2013. He was previously Professor in Transport Phenomena at Delft University of Technology. Prior to this Professor Van den Akker was a research engineer at Shell Research in Amsterdam and has held visiting appointments in Princeton and at King’s College London.

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Michael Zaworotko
Michael Zaworotko

Professor Michael Zaworotko was appointed to be the Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering in November 2013. Michael was previously based at the University of South Florida and is among of the top 20 research chemists in the world.  He was awarded the SFI Research Professorship in November 2013.

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Bartek A. Glowacki
Bartek A. Glowacki

Professor Bartek Glowacki was appointed as the Bernal Chair of Energy in January 2013. In addition to receiving his PhD in the Polish Academy of Science, Bartek has also been awarded the title of Professor from the President of Poland and serves as an expert in Energy at the Institute of Power Engineering in Poland.

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Gavin Walker
Gavin Walker

Professor Gavin Walker who is a Visiting Research Professor at Queen’s University Belfast (UK), took up the Bernal Chair in Pharmaceutical Powder Engineering in July 2012. Professor Walker’s particular expertise is in pharmaceutical process engineering and in chemical engineering of particulate systems.

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Graduation Year:    2000
Current Position:    Vice President Commerical Air
Current Employer:  CIT Group, New York, USA

“In my current CIT role I am responsible for aircraft economics, aircraft performance and technology, along with investment analysis for aircraft procurement...in Rolls Royce I was responsible for sales and commercial negotiation with many of the world's major aircraft leasing companies...I travelled worldwide about 30-40% of the time as the Fleet Business Manager for the Rolls-Royce engines powering the Airbus A340Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. I fully managed several high profile corporate level accounts generating circa US$300M revenue per annum (including airlines such as Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines). UL is very highly regarded in Rolls-Royce and well known for producing high calibre individuals”.

 
   
   

 

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 Course Director, B.E. Aeronautical Engineering  Dr. Ronan O'Higgins  
 Course Director, B.E. Biomedical Engineering  Dr. Tara Dalton  
 Course Director, B.E.Mechanical Engineering  Dr. Vanessa Egan  
 Course Director, B.Sc. Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering  Dr. Kyriakos Kourousis  
 Course Director, Grad.Dip/M.Tech. in Computer Aided Product Engineering & Design  Mr. Hassan Kaghazchi  
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  • Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering
  • Modern Materials, Biomedical Materials and Engineering
  • Energy and Sustainable Environment

Through the Bernal Project, the University of Limerick is facilitating research leaders to seed pioneering research in Ireland.

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John Desmond Bernal (1901-1971)

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The construction of the Bernal Building Project commenced in the summer of 2013 to develop a 7,459m2 facility that will house fully-equipped laboratories to enable teaching & research by the ten appointees and their staff.
The building project is expected to be completed for April 2015.

 
The Bernal Project will create ten new professorships at the University of Limerick. As Bernal Professors, these senior academic appointees will have the ability to motivate, attract, mentor and work with larger groups of emerging academic staff and researchers.
Come and meet some of our recently appointed Bernal Professors and hear about their research as they present their inaugural lectures
 

The Bernal Project is names after John Desmond who was born in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in 1901 - one of Ireland's most influential 20th century scientists.

Professor Bernal had a reputation as a selfless supporter of and mentor to young scientists. His peers affectionately referred to him as "Sage"

   

       

 

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Mr. Martin Houston

Mechanical Design Engineer AMPAC In-space Propulsion  

Dublin

Ireland

                                             

www.ampacisp.com

MartinHouston

 

 

Education and Training

  1. B. Eng. (Hons) Aeronautical Eng, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2000
  2. Diploma in Space Studies, International Space University, 2003
  3. MSc Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2004
  4. Private Pilot License, 1998

 

Current Position

Title

Dates

Employer

Mechanical Design Engineer

2009-Present

AMPAC ISP, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

Previous Positions

Title

Dates

Employer

Space Mechanisms Design Engineer

2006-2009

EADS1 Astrium, UK

Spacecraft Operator

2003-2006

LSE2 Gmbh (Lightweight Structures Engineering), Germany

Young Graduate Trainee

2000-2001

ESA3, Netherlands

 

1EADS - European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company

2LSE - Lightweight Structures Engineering

3ESA - European Space Agency

 

"Home" Town(s)/County(s)

Stranorlar, Co. Donegal                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Please describe your current job

My day to day job involves designing and test of components and assemblies for Rocket engines, for both launchers and in-space propulsion. The job is based just outside Dublin and I was happy such a job opportunity existed in Ireland. The most interesting part of the job is coming up with creative ideas for new designs for rocket engine parts and then seeing your designs being made and tested, and hopefully working!

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Please describe your career path since graduating with your B.Eng. Aeronautical Eng. 

My career path was kicked off well with my Co-op with Boeing in Seattle while in my 3rd year at UL. This opened doors for all future jobs really. I was able to do a young graduate trainee job at the European Space Agency straight after the B.Eng. and this helped a lot also. My passion was always for Space studies so I went for a Masters in the US where I could learn more about that. From then on I would have taken any space job but was happy to work in spacecraft operations in Germany where I got to control satellites orbiting the Earth which was lots of fun. After a few years of that I wanted to get back into old school engineering so I was lucky enough to get a job working in the Cryogenics Systems Group in Astrium-UK. This was also an eye opener of a job which helped convince me that mechanical design in space systems was the road for me. After a few years of that I wanted to get back to Ireland and was lucky enough to get the job in Dublin working on Rocket engines which was my main goal from when I was studying in UL, so it all worked out pretty well!

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

What made you decide to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL?

It was by accident, I actually chose mechanical initially as i wasn't sure what to do.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Are you glad you did?

Yes, see above.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

What did you most enjoy about studying at UL - academically, and also non-academically?

The Co-op in Seattle was the highlight. My final year project was also enjoyable, as it was on a rocket engine!

 

I was very involved with a student society interested in all things space, and that was very enjoyable.

                                                                                            

 

 

Where did you do your COOP? 

See above.

                                                                                            

 

 

What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?

Take some flying lessons

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

What advice would you give future graduates of Aeronautical Engineering?

Take any engineering job that sounds interesting, most engineering basics are the same. Also try to work for a small company as well as in a large company, see which works best for you. Don't stay in the same place for too long, especially in your early career.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

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Mr. Ian Devine
Managing Director
Sirius Aerospace
Waterford, Ireland
www.sirius-aerospace.com
Ian Devine

 

 

Education and Training

 

 

Current Position

 

Title

Dates

Employer

Managing Director

Feb 2007 - Current

Sirius Aerospace, Waterford, Ireland

 

Previous Positions

 

Title

Dates

Employer

Design Engineer (Coop Placement)

June 2006 - Feb 2007

Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg, Germany

 

"Home" Town(s)/County(s)

 

Waterford, Ireland

Hamburg, Germany

                                                                                            

 

Please describe your current job

 

I am the Managing Director with Sirius Aerospace, an Engineering Contracting Company based primarily in Hamburg, Germany. We specialise in Interior Aircraft Modifications on all types of commercial aircraft, from changing Passenger Seats on an A319, to installing a new TV System on a privately owned VIP A340, or helping a manufacturer develop a new technology for installation on a complete fleet of an airline's aircraft.

 

We deal with bigger companies and airlines, such as Lufthansa, Airbus, Ryanair, who prefer using contractors as it allows them to stay more flexible with their projects and schedules. Every change that is done to an aircraft after it is sold to an airline must be designed and certified by certain firms which the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) give a special approval to (called EASA 21J Approval). Airlines can then approach these EASA 21J companies and request their help in changing their aircraft.

 

Due to the fact that all airlines operating in Europe must comply with the Safety Requirements of EASA, the borders between countries all but disappear. It makes no difference if the aircraft flies for a Russian Airline, a Turkish Airline, or an Irish Airline, the same EASA 21J Company can design a change for them. Therefore the chances for dealing with many different customers across the whole of Europe, and beyond, are amazing. Sirius Aerospace has offices in Ireland and Germany at the moment, but also deals with customers from Russia, England, Scandinavia, and even the Middle East. This also makes for really interesting customer visits and meetings.

 

A standard project lasts 3 or 4 months, and we usually have a number of projects running simultaneously. Because of this, the work is always interesting and something new comes up every few months.

 

The most interesting aspect of the job however, is the contact with the aircraft. It is a big bonus to be able to see the project you designed being carried out on an aircraft, and being able to see the final product roll out of the hanger afterwards.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Please describe your career path since graduating with your B.Eng. Aeronautical Eng.

 

A brilliant part of the Aeronautical Engineering course in the University of Limerick is the Co Operative Education Placement Program. It allows students the chance to get out into the real world and see the opportunities that their university qualification will give them.

 

I travelled to Hamburg, Germany in June 2006 to do my Co-Op Placement with Lufthansa Technik. While working as a Design Engineer for VIP Entertainment Systems, I made a number of contacts with the company. After I returned to UL to complete my studies, I kept in contact with a number of these contacts. After I graduated, I founded my own company and through these contacts found work very easily in Hamburg.

 

After a year contracting in Hamburg, I saw the opportunity to expand the company and offered a position to one of my class-mates from UL who I had worked with throughout the Aeronautical Engineering Course. Since then, I have continued to grow the company and developed every opportunity that comes along, using UL Students / Graduates as a major source of my workforce. I am currently in contact with a number companies in Ireland and looking to expand our customer base also.

 

A big advantage to UL Graduates working throughout Europe is how well renowned and extensive the course from the University of Limerick is. Due to the fact it covers a wide range of topics, it allows graduates the chance to work in a massive variety of career paths. Also due to the fact English is the language of the Aviation Industry, Irish Graduates have a natural advantage in all countries throughout the world.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What made you decide to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL?

 

My fascination and interest in aircraft and aviation in general. Another factor was how wide ranging the course is, allowing for a wealth of knowledge to be brought into industry after graduation.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Are you glad you did?

 

A resounding yes, due to the friends, contacts and opportunities that the course provided.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What did you most enjoy about studying at UL - academically, and also non-academically?

 

The mix of everything; the campus itself, the course, the clubs / socs, the diversity. Due to the fact UL is a proper campus, the sense of family (especially within a small course such as Aero Eng) really makes the studying experience much more than 9 to 5 lecture timetables.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Where did you do your COOP?

 

I was a Design Engineer for Entertainment Systems on VIP Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg Germany. The Co-Op was my first real experience into the Aviation Industry, and had a massive impact on everything that I have done since graduating.

 

The job itself was incredibly interesting, and my responsibility was limited to where I felt my own limits were. The job consisted of designing new In-Flight Entertainment Systems (Playstation Installations, Plasma Screens, etc.) onto privately owned VIP Commercial Aircraft (B747s, A340s, etc.). The contact with aircraft under modification was a real bonus as it allowed me to see how the aircraft is put together, changed, and completed.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?

 

For anyone with an interest in aircraft, aviation, or general engineering, Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick provides the most comprehensive path into the most interesting industry worldwide.

 

You will be more fascinated after four years of the course than you were at day 1.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What advice would you give future graduates of Aeronautical Engineering?

 

Truthfully, I would say that the best chances to properly fulfil your potential would be to look at the worldwide Engineering / Aviation Industry and not just Ireland.

 

The knowledge you have from Aeronautical Engineering at UL, ability with the English Language, and freedom of travel provided by an EU Passport means you would be a highly valuable asset to any company involved in either Engineering or the Aviation Industry.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

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Mr. Jonathan Fahey
Principal
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), UK
www.bcg.com
Jonathan Fahy

 

 

Education and Training

  1. B. Eng. (Hons) Aeronautical Eng, University of Limerick, Ireland, 1998
  2. Grad. Dip. (High Distinction) Business and IT, Smurfit School of Business, Ireland, 1999
  3. MBA (Distinction), Harvard Business School, USA, 2004

 

Current Position

Title

Dates

Employer

Principal

2008 - 2010

Boston Consulting Group (BCG), UK

 

 

Previous Positions

Title

Dates

Employer

Project Manager

2006 - 2008

BCG, London, UK

Consultant

2004 - 2008

BCG, London, UK

Strategy Analyst

2001 - 2002

Vodafone, Newbury, UK

Associate

1999 - 2001

BCG, London, UK

 

 

"Home" Town(s)/County(s)

Sligo, Ireland

 

 

Please describe your current job

I work as a Consultant to large UK and Global companies. I typically lead joint Consultant and Client teams to help them improve the performance of their business or answer big strategic questions.

 

Examples of the types of things I work on include "Which companies should I buy or sell?, What new countries should I enter?, How do I sell more product?, or How do I reduce my costs?". My work is very enjoyable as I get to work on many different types of projects in different industries and teams.

 

Each project lasts 3-6 months and I work closely with clients as a single team and we use analysis, expertise and insight to ensure we make good decisions. I frequently get exposure to CEOs and their senior team in some of the largest and most successful businesses in the UK. I am based mainly in London, but I have helped clients in Germany, Switzerland and the US, among others. It is very satisfying, as working with the client we can have a huge impact on their profitability and growth performance.

 

 

Please describe your career path since graduating with your B.Eng. Aeronautical Eng.

While I found the Aero Eng course valuable and enjoyable, my work experience (Airbus and Alstom) convinced me that while the real world of engineering was enjoyable, it is difficult to have a big impact - for example, you will typically design a small part of a very big system.  In addition, I found engineering companies to be less meritocratic than I hoped. 

 

So, on graduation I started a one-year Grad Dip (in Business and IT) at the Smurfit School of Business.  Engineering gives you great quantitative skills and a good business course will give you strong commercial skills. Both skills are useful in any job. 

 

After Smurfit I joined the Boston Consulting Group. This firm is considered the founder of modern business strategy thinking. As an analyst there I used my quantitative skills to help understand and size different markets and business growth options. I then worked with Vodafone for a year to experience life in a big business and help them figure out what business practices they could take from their operations in one country to improve performance in another. I worked mainly in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Italy. 

 

I then decided to go to Harvard Business School to study for an MBA. This course is great for building business leadership skills, and BCG kindly offered to pay for my studies. I re-joined BCG afterwards and have subsequently worked with clients in a variety of businesses to improve performance. I enjoy the variety of my work, the insight I can bring to bear working with great clients, and the real measurable impact we have on business performance.

 

 

What made you decide to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL?

As a child I had a passion for mechanical things; I would disassemble the clock, lawnmower and many other things, reassembling them with parts left over. I was particularly interested in aircraft and racing cars, and by extension Aerodynamics. UL appealed to me because it was an opportunity to study something I was passionate about and offered hands-on lab work and work experience. The campus facilities and lifestyle were the icing on the cake.

 

 

Are you glad you did?

I am very happy to have Aeronautical Engineering. Firstly, I enjoyed the course immensely and that makes it easy to learn. I learned a lot in the 4 years.

 

Secondly, the work placement gave me exposure to real-life engineering jobs and it made it easy for me to subsequently arrange a summer job in engineering.

 

Finally, while I do not work in the engineering sector, the course gave me a strong analytical grounding, a skill in problem-solving and complexity, and a confidence that I can crack any problem analytically; this is valuable in pretty much any job environment.

 

 

What did you most enjoy about studying at UL - academically, and

also non-academically?

Three things;

  1. Interesting course content with practical lab and coursework and good teaching staff
  2. My work placement; which helped me understand how to put what I learned to work in real-life, and
  3. The campus environment; because everyone lives in close proximity to the college there is much more of a social buzz than in most other colleges in Ireland

 

 

Where did you do your COOP? 

I did my COOP with Airbus Industrie in Toulouse. It was a fantastic experience. I was responsible for identifying what modifications were required to aircraft in response to customers' requests. For example, if a customer wanted the aircraft to fly with heavier loads, I would figure out what changes were needed to the landing gear, wheels, instrumentation etc, and how it would impact how far the plane could fly.

 

The experience was useful in my career because it gave me experience of working in a real professional environment, which meant I not only found it easier to get a job, but also hit the ground running much more quickly when I started that job. It also introduced me to work and travel in a foreign country which is very rewarding.

 

 

What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?

If you are passionate about the engineering then you will enjoy this course. Don't get worked-up about job prospects; if you're passionate about your work you will do well. The course is very well regarded because it is seen as challenging, so if you do well on the course you will be well positioned for a job in not only the Aerospace sector, but in any sector.

 

 

What advice would you give future graduates of Aeronautical Engineering?

The jobs are out there, but you need to make yourself as sellable as possible on graduation, especially if you want to compete for the very best jobs. This is particularly true if you want to go overseas.

 

This goes beyond academics; get additional real work experience if you can (engineering companies, large businesses), and demonstrate achievements outside of academic life. Volunteer, undertake leadership roles (clubs, societies, teams), anything to demonstrate you go above and beyond; that you have drive and take responsibility, not just follow the academic programme. This is what employers look for.

 

Graduate Profiles - B.E. Aeronautical Engineering

Want to know what Aeronautical Engineers do? Find out from the Engineers themselves!! The following profiles have been provided by graduates of the 
University of Limerick's Aeronautical Engineering programme. They have not been edited in any way (barring formatting checks etc).

The profiles are organised by Job Sector. Click on the links below to find profiles of graduates working in each sector. For each graduate there is also a
link to a full-length (4-5 page!) profile (check out their advice to school-leavers! find out how they got their first job, and how they got to where they are today!)

1)   Aircraft Leasing 2)   Aircraft Manufacturing 3)  Motor Racing
4)   Aircraft Engine Manufacturing 5)   Aircraft Certification 6)  Space Engineering
7)   Aircraft Maintenance and Modification 8)   Research and Development 9)  Engineering (non-Aerospace)
10) Finance 11) Aircraft Pilot  


Our graduates work in many other sectors as well. While most work in the aerospace industry, many have forged highly successful careers in other
fields
, either straight from University or after a period in the aerospace industry (some examples provided at links above).

Want to get the big picture? See the Employment Statistics for our Aeronautical Engineering graduates.
Graduate Employment Statistics - Aeronautical Engineering
 
 
In October 2010, a major survey was undertaken of graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering programme at the University of Limerick. We were able to track down over 240 of the approximately 390 people that have graduated from the course since it began in 1993.

The summary results from the survey are shown below. Overall, a quite remarkable picture emerges. Almost 70% of our graduates are working in the aerospace industry. A surprising 63% are living in the Republic of Ireland. Many have already gone on to reach the very highest echelons of the aerospace industry (see some of the job titles below). Other graduates have successfully forged careers in other engineering fields, either straight from University or after a period in the aerospace sector. A few have founded their own companies (one - Ian Devine - immediately upon leaving UL in 2008!). Some have forged highly successful careers outside of engineering (e.g. see Jonathan Fahey's profile), but even among these, none (so far!) say they regret having done the course.

Our graduates include Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, the Wing, Cabin, AND Fuel Systems Architects for the Airbus A350, the Lead Engineer for the Boeing 747-8 Control Systems, Fleet Directors, Aviation Authority Inspectors, Commercial Pilots, Air Force Pilots, Flight Instructors, Chief Engineers, Chief of Capability Acquisition for Turbines (Rolls-Royce), Design Leaders, Senior Manager for Flight Operations (Qatar Airways), Aerodynamicist for the Lotus Formula 1 team, Energy Recovery Systems Engineer for Mercedes Formula 1 team, and many, many more hugely impressive roles. 

The success of our graduates is a source of great pride to the staff members involved in the Aeronautical Engineering programme. First and foremost it is a measure of the tremendous people we have been lucky enough to attract onto the course. We also like to think it reflects well on the quality of our course and the dedication of our staff.

Statistics are one thing, but what they cannot get across is the huge enthusiasm and job satisfaction most of our graduates report. There are few more exciting industries than the aerospace industry, and if you wish to get a taste of this excitement, please read some of the full-length Career Profiles provided by our graduates. Each 4-5 page profile documents what our graduates actually do in their day-to-day jobs, how their career has developed since graduation, whether they are glad they did our Aeronautical Engineering course (so far the answer has been a resounding "yes", but we will report negative answers too!), and what advice they would give people considering a career in this field.

The final aspect to comment on before presenting the statistics, is how loyal our graduates are. The fact that we could track down such a high percentage of our graduates is a measure of the enthusiasm with which people helped us in this endeavour and the close ties many had with their classmates even after many years. The staff of the Aeronautical Engineering programme would like to thank all of our graduates wholeheartedly for this assistance.
 

Country currently living in (Figure 1)?

AeroCountry1
Figure 1 Countries in which graduates of the UL Aeronautical Engineering programme live

 
Comments: The results for this question are quite remarkable and certainly put paid to any suggestion that there are not jobs for the graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering programme in the Republic of Ireland. While most of our graduates travel a great deal as part of their jobs, 154 out of the 245 graduates surveyed live in the Republic of Ireland.
 
 
 
Company currently working for (Figures 2, 3 and 4)?

The spread of companies employing our graduates is extraordinarily wide - over 125 companies!

For this reason the answer to this question is split in two. First we show the companies employing two or more of our graduates (Figure 2), then we show the companies employing one of our graduates (Figure 3). Finally, we show the number of graduates that have worked for one of the big aircraft manufacturers and then moved on (Figure 4).

AeroMoreThanTwo
Figure 2 Companies employing more than one UL aeronautical engineering graduate, showing number of graduates employed by each company
 
 
AeroOneGrad
Figure 3 Companies employing one graduate from the UL aeronautical engineering programme


AeroPrevEmpl

Figure 4 Number of graduates that previously worked for the three largest aircraft manufacturers in the world (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier), as well as one of the leading aircraft engine manufacturers in the world (Rolls Royce) and have since moved on. NOTE: CO-OP education placements (which are part of the UL Aeronautical Engineering degree course) are NOT included in this chart
 
 
Comments: Figures 2 and 4 show that 36 graduates (a remarkable 15% of those surveyed) have worked for Airbus at some point in their career. A further 22 have worked for Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace or Rolls Royce (so 24% of surveyed graduates have worked for one of these four companies). Interestingly, quite a number of these have used the experience gained at these companies to leverage improved positions at other companies, including suppliers of these companies and aircraft maintenance and leasing companies.
 

Q. Job Sector Currently Working in
 
AeroJobSect2
Figure 5 Number of graduates working in different Job Sectors


 
Comment: We see that nearly 70% of our graduates are working in the Aerospace sector. Given that many graduates have worked in the aerospace sector and then moved on to other sectors, the number that HAVE worked in the aerospace sector is even higher. This is an outstanding result on a par with any Aerospace Engineering programme in Europe. Most of the remaining graduates are working in another sector of engineering or in other high-technology fields such as Information Technology or Biotechnology.
 
 
Aerospace Sub-Sector?
 
AeroGradAeroSubSector
Figure 6 Number of graduates working in each sub-sector of the aerospace industry
 
 
Comments: Figure 6 is particularly interesting. It shows that Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Manufacturing and Aircraft Leasing are the three main areas in which our graduates are employed.

If Aircraft Engine Manufacturing is added to Aerospace Manufacturing (mostly in the "big three", Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier Aerospace), then Manufacturing becomes marginally the biggest sector. The figure for Aircraft Leasing is remarkably high, illustrating the level of engineering expertise required on the part of companies that lease aircraft. Ireland remains one of the principal countries in the world for Aircraft Leasing.

It might be thought that the maintenance and leasing jobs were all in Ireland, while the design and manufacturing jobs were overseas but this is not true. We have graduates working for Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, and Qatar Airways (in Qatar). There are also people working in the Republic of Ireland for companies making parts for Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier.

Furthermore it might be thought that all the exciting jobs are with the big Aerospace manufacturers, but this doesn't turn out to be the case at all if you read the Career Profiles, which describe the high technology and complex design skills needed in the maintenance and leasing sectors. As noted in Figure 5, a lot of people have started with one of the big manufacturers and moved on to more exciting and responsible positions in maintenance and leasing.

We have 10 pilots (5 commercial, 2 Air Corps and 3 Instructors), with 4 more in training. The Aeronautical Engineering course does not train people to become pilots, but evidently it is not a bad background to have for those wishing to go on and become pilots.

Three graduates are working in the Space Industry - two with the European Space Agency in The Netherlands and one (remarkably!) designing and testing components for rocket engines (see Martin Houston's Career Profile) in Dublin!

 

Entrance requirements for B.E. programs in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at UL

 

There are at least FIVE ways to join the BE courses:

 

  1. From school, through the CAO, into Year 1
  2. As a Mature Student, by direct application, into Year 1 or above
  3. As a transferee from another National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 8 degree course in a similar field either at UL or elsewhere
  4. As a transferee into year 2 of the programme (usually), for students who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent
  5. As a transferee into year 3 of the program (usually), for students with an National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree, or equivalent

 

1. Students entering from School
The rules for students in category 1 are quite strict and a points system based on Leaving Certificate results gives priority to students with the better performance.

 

At this time these requirements are:

 

  • Leaving Certificate (or approved equivalent ) with at least:

 

  • Grade C3 in Higher Level Maths
  • Grade C3 in another Higher level subject
  • Grade D3 in four Ordinary level subjects 

 

  • Subject studied MUST include Maths (at least C3 Higher Level); Irish (or another language ), English and a Science/Technology subject, with minimum D3 Ordinary Level, from the following list: 
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics with Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Technical Drawing
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Maths


The number of points required over the past few years has been reasonably stable and ranges between 400 and 440. Note that bonus points are awarded by UL for Mathematics at Leaving Certificate. Up to date information is provided on the CAO web page, www.cao.ie.  

 

2. Mature Students 
The Department is always pleased to hear from mature students (over 23 years of age) who are interested to study one of our BE programs.The Admissions Department will provide prospective candidates with appropriate forms which the student can use to illustrate the most important aspects of his/her previous education and work experience. Alternatively, interested candidates can contact the Course Director concerned by e-mail or telephone to discuss suitability. We almost always want to interview the applicant, as much for their own benefit as ours, as this gives us a chance to explain the challenges to be faced and the workload involved.  

 

3. Transferees who have partially completed another Level 8 Degree Course 
We usually only consider students in good standing - not those that have failed elsewhere. We will always look carefully at the student's previous syllabi and exam performance to establish a suitable point of entry to the program. Individuals interested should apply in writing giving a full CV including Leaving Cert. Results, and all third level study details to date including details of college, course, modules, results etc.

 

Internal Applicants apply through Student Academic Administration, External Applicants through the Admissions office. 

 

4. Transferees who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent
We are always pleased to accept students who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering at Distinction, into Year 2. Under some circumstances we will accept students with Merit 1 but only where the numerate subjects show good results and where there is available space on the program.

We also consider students from other subject areas such as Production or Manufacturing Engineering and under some circumstances may offer a place in Year 1 only. 

 

5. Transferees with an National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree, or equivalent
Students with Level 7 BEng degrees with Distinction may enter into Year 3 of the Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering programmes. Students with Merit 1 may also be accepted according to available space and individual performance in numerate subjects. 

For Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering, a special transition term is run at the start of Year 3 in which students take modules to allow them to bridge the gap between their previous education and the programme they are joining.

Engineering Choice

By selecting Engineering Choice (code LM116 on the CAO application) students have access to a number of engineering programmes in the faculty of Science and Engineering. Students spend the first month of their time on campus familiarising themselves with the programmes on offer. After this period students must choose a 'Stream'. Students who choose Stream 1 will take programmes from the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering (further details below). Students who choose Stream 2 will take programmes from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, for further details on Stream 2, click here.


B.E. Engineering Choice

Have you good analytical and mathematical skills? Do you want to know 'how stuff works'? Are you interested in developing your communications and team work skills? Are you interested in engineering, but not sure if you want to do the broad-based Mechanical Engineering, or specialise in the biomedical or aeronautical fields, or focus on analysis of engineering problems using computational techniques? Do you wish to study on a course accredited by Engineers Ireland?

 

Then the LM116 BE Engineering Choice programme may be for you. 


Stream 1 of the BE Engineering Choice programme allows you to choose any one of the four engineering courses delivered by the Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering Department. These courses have a common first year and at any stage up to the end of your first year you can transfer between the courses. On completion of these courses you can opt to do another year to get a Masters award (M.Eng.) in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering. Graduates from 2013 will need a M.Eng. to apply to become a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland.


The four degree courses are as follows:
 


Note:

If you directly enter any one of the above four engineering courses, instead of entering by the Engineering Choice route, you still have the freedom to transfer between the courses up to the end of first year as the degrees share a common first year. The B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and B.E. in Computer Aided Engineering and Design also have a common second year, so it is possible to transfer within these courses up until the end of second year.


Help with the decision-making process

During the first year of your course you will study fundamental engineering topics, which will form the basis of what you learn for the next 3 years. You will also take the unique Introduction to Engineering modules which will demonstrate how to communicate as an engineer, both in technical reports and in giving presentations; but will also get you working in teams from the start of your college career. The following three years will build on the technical content to form you into a technically competent engineer. You will experience working as an engineer, going on Cooperative Education for the summer of second year and Autumn semester of third year.


You can talk with the 1st year tutor, to establish which course you would be most interested in. Also, you will be assigned an individual academic adviser with whom you can discuss your future career interests, and lecturers in the various specialist subject areas will be continuously available for help and offer advice if needed.


Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects and Grade D3 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects (including Mathematics; Irish or another language; and English).


In addition, applicants are required to hold at least the following in the Leaving Certificate, or an approved equivalent: Grade C3 in Higher level Mathematics and a grade D3 in a Higher, Common or Ordinary Level paper in any one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, Technical Drawing/Design & Communication Graphics, Biology, Agricultural Science.

Other routes to entry are described here.


A Special Mathematics Examination will be offered at UL following the Leaving Certificate results for those students who did not achieve the Mathematics requirement.

 

Further Information

Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering Department 1st year Tutor:  Dr. Reena Cole
Email:  reena.cole@ul.ie

Phone: 061213069


For further information on individual courses please contact:


Course Code: LM071
Degree Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Course Director: Dr. Michael Walsh
Email: michael.walsh@ul.ie


Course Code: LM073
Degree Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Course Director: Dr. David Newport
Email: david.newport@ul.ie

 

Course Code: LM074
Degree Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Aided Engineering & Design
Course Director: Dr. Philip Griffin
Email: philip.griffin@ul.ie


Course Code: LM077
Degree Title:  Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Course Director: Prof. Michael McCarthy
Email: michael.mccarthy@ul.ie


For further information on overall Engineering Choice course please contact:

Course Code: LM116
Degree Title: Engineering Choice
Course Director: Dr. Michael Connelly
Email: michael.connelly@ul.ie
Phone: 061 202173

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Administrative Staff

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Ber Norris ber.norris@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     

 

Technical Staff

Name Email Telephone
     
Mary Barrett mary.barrett@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213068
     
Stephanie Brosnan stephanie.brosnan@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213068
     
Dr Valerie Cliffe valerie.cliffe@ul.ie   +353 (0)61 202879
     
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Joan Leahy joan.leahy@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202879

 

Department Coordinator Grainne Geary:
Grainne Geary, Room B3-027, Main Building, University Of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
E-mail: grainne.geary@ul.ie | Tel: +353 (0) 61 202301 | Fax: +353 (0) 61 33817

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Research

A major goal of the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) is to conduct innovative and substantive research in civil engineering, management of the built environment, wood technology and materials science.

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) is to provide a world-class learning and research environment in civil engineering, management of the built environment, wood technology and materials science.

Our mission embodies the goals of:

  • Recruiting enthusiastic students
  • Enthusing and motivating students to think critically
  • Equipping students with the analytical skills to question accepted wisdom
  • Engaging in world-class innovative research in niche areas
  • Integrating effective strategies in engineering and science education

The department offers three courses at undergraduate level and one at post graduate level:

  • BE Civil Engineering (LM085): click here to visit the Civil Engineering @ University of Limerick course website to experience the innovative teaching and learning processes which make our degree programme so unique
  • BSc Construction Management + Engineering (LM082): the degree for leaders of construction, fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, the international voice for the construction industry with 46,000 members worldwide
  • BSC Wood Science and Technology (LM067): well-established as a popular degree course with students finding employment in the Irish timber and furniture industries
  • Grad Dip/Msc (LM351): designed to equip scientists, engineers and technologists with the necessary skills to actively contribute to the development of the fieldof advanced materials

The CEMS faculty also provide many service modules to other courses and have a significant commitment to the Materials and Design option in BEng Mechanical Engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering.

Research and development activity is strongly promoted within the department which has a good record in attracting funding for postgraduate research for both the EU and Industry. The Department makes a major contribution to the international reputation of the University and has an excellent publication record

The department is one of the ten constituent Departments that make up the Faculty of Science & Engineering. The Department has a compliment of 17 academics, 7 technicians and 2 administrative staff.

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) is to provide a world-class learning and research environment in civil engineering, management of the built environment, wood technology and materials science.

Our mission embodies the goals of: Recruiting enthusiastic students, Enthusing and motivating students to think critically, Equipping students with the analytical skills to question accepted wisdom...read more

Food Science and Health

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Prof Dick FitzGerald Dick.Fitzgerald@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202589
     
Prof David O’Beirne David.OBeirne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202845
     
Dr Martin Wilkinson Martin.Wilkinson@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213440

 

Equine Science

Name    Email Telephone Number
       
Prof Sean Arkins   Sean.Arkins@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213101
       
Prof Tom Buckley   tbuckley@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
       
Prof Anne Cullinan   acullinane@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
       
Dr Sean Fair   sean.fair@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202548
       
Dr Bridget Young   Bridget.Young@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213447

 

Ecology and Environmental Biology

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Dr Ken Byrne Ken.Byrne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202878
     
Dr Ronan Courtney ronan.courtney@ul.ie +353 (0)61202427
     
Dr Thomas Harrington Thomas.Harrington@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202906
     
Dr Audrey O’Grady Audrey.OGrady@ul.ie +353 (0)61 204245
     
Dr Caitriona O’Leary Caitriona.OLeary@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Dr Achim Schmalenberger Achim.Schmalenberger@ul.ie +353 (0)61 233775
     
Cornelius Traas Con.Traas@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202905

 

Science Education

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Dr Audrey O’Grady Audrey.OGrady@ul.ie +353 (0)61 204245

 

Cellular and Molecular Biology

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Dr Jakki Cooney Jakki.Cooney@ul.ie +353 (0)61 234202
     
Dr Patrick Kiely Patrick.Kiely@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202811

 

 

Industry
 
Research Collaboration
 
The University of Limerick has an excellent reputation for research collaboration with industry and the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Enginering has made a significant contribution to that reputation. The department is one of the most research active in the University of Limerick, and typically houses ~15-20 postdoctoral fellows and ~60-70 Ph.D. students at any given time. The Department has strong links with the following Research Centres and Institutes:
 
Departmental staff are at the forefront of their research fields - see the publication listings on the staff pages as well as the Faculty in the News page.
 
For further information on research collaboration please feel free to contact an individual member of the department who you are interested in collaborating with or the department office.
 
 
Cooperative Education (Work Placement)
 
As part of the MABE Department Bachelor of Engineering programmes students undertake an 8-month work placement relevant to their course of study (the longest placement of any university in Ireland). The student will have completed two years of their undergraduate programme before going on placement, allowing them to contribute positively to their placement company, while gaining valuable real world industrial experience. If you or your organisation are interested in becoming a cooperative student employer please feel free to contact the MABE Department directly or contact the UL Cooperative Education and Careers Division.
 
 
Teachers
 
We welcome teachers and guidance counsellors at our Open Days and Graduate Experience evenings (see the Parents page). School visits are normally arranged through Ms. Siobhán Harris (e-mail: siobhan.harris@ul.ie, tel: +353-(0) 61-202421).
International Students
 
The Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering is always happy to welcome International students on our undergraduate and post-graduate taught courses. Over the years the Department has hosted many international students through direct entry, student exchanges and ERASMUS programmes. In addition, there are opportunities for international students to achieve an Engineering Masters (taught or by research) or PhD. (through courses and research) within the Department. FYI, in a recent International Student Survey UL was ranked the Number 1 University in Ireland.
 
For further details, see the UL International Education Division Website.

Parents of Prospective Students

For parents and school leavers alike, the decision of which colleges and courses to fill in on the CAO form can be a confusing and difficult one. Being informed about course content and potential career opportunities available once a course of study is completed is the best way to decide if a course is suitable. The course pages on this website are designed to give infomation on course content and potential careers. In addition, there are a number of events throughout the year that can help to inform potential students about MABE Department courses:

  • University of Limerick Open Days: Normally held on Thursday and Friday of the second week in October, these days allow perspective students access to exhibits, lectures and facility tours for perspective courses. The MABE department has a stand manned by lecturers and current students who can answer any questions about courses offered by the Department. In addition, a smaller scale information day is also held in January. Details of all UL Open Days and Information Days will be advertised on the Main UL website and local press prior to the event.

  • Graduate Experience Evenings: These events take place in January and June (prior to the CAO application deadline and change of mind deadline respectively), graduates of MABE course are invited back to UL to give a talk about their experience on their course of study and their current career. These events give prospective students a good feel for what each course entails and the type of career they could follow after graduation. If you or someone you know would be interested in attending one of these events, please contact Ms. Siobhán Harris (e-mail: siobhan.harris@ul.ie, tel: +353-(0) 61-202421) at the Faculty of Science and Engineering office for bookings.

The MABE Department is always happy to answer any questions or queries from prospective students. Details of contact information for Course Directors of each of the courses offered by the department is available on the Course webpages.

Undergraduate Mature Student Entry
 
The MABE Department is always pleased to hear from mature students (over 23 years of age) who are interested in studying one of our degree programmes. From 2014 applications from mature students for all full-time courses must be made through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Full details on how to submit an application are available through the UL Mature Students Office. The MABE Department would encourage interested candidates to contact the course director of their preferred course by e-mail or telephone to discuss suitability. We almost always interview the applicant, as much for their own benefit as ours, as this gives us a chance to explain the challenges to be faced and the workload involved.
Transfer Student Entry
 
Transfer to our B.E. Courses
 
There are three types of transfer students who are accepted onto MABE Department B.E. courses, as listed below:
 
1. Transferees who have partially completed another Level 8 Degree Course
The MABE Department will only consider students in good standing - not those that have failed elsewhere. We will always look carefully at the student's previous syllabi and exam performance to establish the suitable point of entry to the programme. Individuals interested should apply in writing giving a full CV including Leaving Certificate results and all third level study details to date including details of college, course, modules, results etc.
 
Internal Applicants apply through Student Academic Administration.
External Applicants apply through the UL Admissions Office.
 
2. Transferees who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent
The MABE Department is always pleased to accept students who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering at Distinction, into Year 2. Under some circumstances we will accept students with Merit 1, but only where the numerate subjects show good results and where there is available space on the programme. We also consider students from other subject areas such as Production or Manufacturing Engineering and under some circumstances may offer a place in Year 1 only.
 
Further information about how to apply is available through the UL Admissions Office.
 
3. Transferees with a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree, or equivalent
Students with Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering degrees with Distinction may enter into Year 3 of the Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering Programmes, subject to available places. Students with Merit 1 may also be accepted according to available space and individual performance in numerate subjects. For Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering, a special transition term is run at the start of Year 3 in which students take modules to allow them to bridge the gap between their previous education and the programme they are joining.
 
Further information about how to apply is available through the UL Admissions Office.
 
 
For information about transferring into the B.Tech. programme see the Course pages.
 
 
Students Entrance Requirements directly from School
 
The entry requirements for our B.E. courses are as follows:
 
Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least:
 
  1. Grade C3 in Higher Level Maths
  2. Grade C3 in another Higher Level subject
  3. Grade D3 in four Ordinary Level subjects
  4. Subjects studied MUST include Maths (at least C3 Higher Level); Irish (or another language), English, and a Science/Technology subject, with a mimimum D3 Ordinary Level, from the following list:
  • Applied Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics with Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Technology
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
 
The entry requirements for our B.Tech. course is as follows:
 
Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least:
 
  1. Grade C3 in Higher Level Maths
  2. Grade C3 in another Higher Level subject
  3. Grade D3 in four Ordinary Level subjects
  4. Subjects studied MUST include Maths (at least B3 Ordinary Level or D3 Higher Level); Irish (or another language), English and a Science/Technology subject (at least D3 Higher Level or C3 Ordinary Level), from the following list:
  • Applied Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics with Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Design & Communication Graphics
  • Technology
  • Construction Studies
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
For entrance requirements to our taught postgraduate programmes see the web pages for the individual course
 

 

Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering,
Department Office L1-034,
Lonsdale Building,
University of Limerick,
Limerick,
Ireland
Phone : 061 20 2544


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The MABE Department office is located in Room L1-034 in the Londsdale Building (Number 17 on the map)
 

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Travelling by air

Shannon Airport, located some 24 km from the University campus, provides direct scheduled air services to Dublin, Paris, London (excl. Heathrow) and a number of US cities. Taxi services from Shannon Airport take about 40 minutes and cost about € 50.

A wider range of airlines fly to Dublin Airport. Direct bus services from Dublin Airport to Limerick are provided by a number of companies (e.g. Eireagle, Dublin Coach, and Bus Eireann) A bus/taxi can also be taken to Heuston station in Dublin from where there are regular train services to Limerick (train timetable).

Travelling by train

Regular rail services connect Limerick with Dublin, Cork, Tralee, Killarney, and (via Dublin) with Belfast, Sligo and Westport (train timetable).

Undergraduate Laboratories:

  

Anatomy and Physiology:    Lab Room No SR 1020

Biology Laboratories:           Lab Room No SR 1010

                                                   Lab Room No SR 1014

                                                   Lab Room No HS 1014

 

Food Science and Project:     Lab Room No SR 1017

 

Microbiology Laboratory:     Lab Room No HS 1006:

 

Field Biology Laboratory:     Field Biology Unit  

 

 

Research Laboratories:

 

Cell Biology and Physiology: Lab Room No SR 1004

 

Class 11 Micro Containment Laboratory:  Lab Room No SR 3014a 

 

Ecology and Biodiversity:  Lab Room No SR 1006 

 

Food and Equine Nutrition:  Lab Room No SR 1022

 

Food Research - Bioactive Peptides: Lab Room No SR 3009

 

Microbiology:  Lab Room No SR 3014  

 

PCR and Electrophoresis Suite: Lab Room No SR 1009 

 

Tissue Culture:  Lab Room No SR 1009a

 

 

Equine Facilities:

 

Clonshire, Adare, Co. Limerick is the Equestrian Centre used by UL. Facilities include:

Indoor School

Outdoor School

Lecture Rooms         

Changing Rooms

Fields with a wide variety of safe, well-maintained XC fences

Stable Management Teaching Resources

Covered, securable areas for siting of exercise treadmill and examination stocks. 

 

 

 

Final Year Projects Presentation Day

Final Year Projects Presentation Day - April 2013 - exact date to be confirmed.

Final Year Projects Presentation Day

Final Year Projects Presentation Day - April 2013 - exact date to be confirmed.

The Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) is based in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick. Its satellite centre the Applied Biostatistics Consulting Centre (ABCc) concentrates on offering advice solely to the Health Sector, both externally (HSE) and internally (Health Sciences). Both aim to provide a professional statistical consulting service and to promote good statistical practice amongst researchers in the University, Industry and also within the Shannon Consortium Institutions. The services provided by the SCU/ABCc include both one-to-one consultation and the running of courses for larger groups.

Statistical Consulting Unit

 

Centre of Biostatistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Tel:  00 353 (0)61 213499 
Fax: 00 353 (0)61 334927

Email: biostatistics@ul.ie

 

The Mathematics Learning Centre is a special initiative of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The purpose of the centre is to support students' mathematics learning across all programmes in UL by:

  • providing a dedicated area with supervised access to help and resources in a relaxed enviroment,
  • delivering appropriate support services for students on service mathematics courses,
  • addressing the mathematics needs of special groups e.g. mature students, adult returners, transfer students,
  • researching the needs of learners in terms of materials, pedagogy, delivery systems and other supports.

For further information please contact Ms. Olivia Gill by email to olivia.gill@ul.ie or see the Mathematics Learning Centre website Mathematics Learning Centre

 

 OLIVIAGILL Gill, Olivia - Manager - Mathematics Learning Centre
Personal Homepage: /~mlc/
E-mail:olivia.gill@ul.ie
Tel:+353-61-202512 
Room:A2018a

 

PhD Positions 2009

PhD Positions
Mathematics Application Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at the University of Limerick

Description 
Applications are invited for a number of postgraduate PhD positions in MACSI (www.macsi.ul.ie) at the University of Limerick. The vacancies are in the broad area of applied mathematics.
MACSI have active research groups in many areas of mathematical modelling. The successful applicant will be expected to work on one of the following projects: thin film flows, rimming flows, mathematical and numerical modelling of fluid-driven fractures, magma fragmentation of volcanoes, the formation of 3 dimensional drumlins, inverse problems (e.g. Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) in anisotropic media), optimisation (Penalty function methods for constrained NLP's), numerical analysis of singular perturbation problems or one of a number of industrially motivated problems (e.g. modelling of bubble nucleation, models for blowing of polysilicon fuses, pharmaceutical problems).
Candidate Profile 
The candidate should hold an honours degree (1 or 2.1) in Applied Mathematics/Mathematics/Engineering/Physics or a related numerate discipline and have a genuine interest in applied mathematical modelling. In addition, the candidate should be a team player who is capable of working with a minimum of supervision.
Stipend 
University fees will be covered and the position carries a stipend of €18,000 (tax free). Appointment commencing in Autumn 2009 is highly desirable. MACSI at UL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and a stimulating research environment. 
To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: macsi@ul.ie.

 

Prizes in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Annual Prizes in Mathematics

1ST YEAR STUDENTS
B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences and B.Sc. Financial Mathematics

THE CRITCHLEY PRIZE
Instituted in honour of the late Dr Robert Critchley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (1977-2007), this prize is awarded to the student who obtains the highest
QCA in first year in either Mathematical Sciences or Financial Mathematics.


3rd YEAR  STUDENTS
B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences and B.Sc. Financial Mathematics

THE HAMILTON  PRIZE
The Royal Irish Academy provides the Hamilton Prize in Mathematics annually to students of mathematics in each of the nine Universities and is worth €1,000 to each student. 
The initiative is part of a range of activities to celebrate Hamilton's life and contribution to mathematics and is usually scheduled on or around October 16th, the day Hamilton scratched his fundamental formula for quaternion multiplication on Broome Bridge in Dublin.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics nominates the student with the highest cumulative QCA at the end of the third year of the B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences or Financial Mathematics.

Hamilton Prize 2007

HamiltonPrize

Above: Hamilton Prize Winner, Rory O'Loughlin, along with Nobel Prizewinner Professor Frank Wilczek, MIT; Michael Deeny, Depfa Bank; and Professor J A Slevin, President, Royal Irish Academy

 

Emeritus and Adjunct Staff

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick. The Department is repsonsible for teaching all modules in Mathematics and Statistics in the University. 

We have a team of 21 permanent or full-time faculty as well as a growing number of research fellows and postgraduate students.

The Department offers BSc programmes in Mathematical Sciences, Financial Mathematics, Economics and Mathematical Sciences (with the Department of Economics) and Mathematics and Physics (with the Department of Physics & Energy).

Enquiries about any of theses programmes or about postgraduate programmes or research may be directed to

Department Head: Dr Mark Burke
Email: Mark.Burke@ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-202207

Department Co-ordinator: Niamh Dooley
Email: Niamh.Dooley@ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-202384

Faculty/Teaching Staff

Name Email Telepone Number
     
Prof Sean Arkins Sean.Arkins@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213101
     
Senan Beehan Senan.Beehan@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Prof John Breen John.Breen@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202853
     
Prof Tom Buckley tbuckley@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
     
Dr Ken Byrne Ken.Byrne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202878
     
Dr Jakki Cooney Jakki.Cooney@ul.ie +353 (0)61 234202
     
Dr Ronan Courtney Ronan.Courtney@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202903
     
Prof Anne Cullinane acullinane@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
     
Dr Sean Fair sean.fair@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202548
     
Amy Fitzgerald Amy.Fitzgerald@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202904
     
Prof Dick FitzGerald Dick.Fitzgerald@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202589
     
Soraya Morscher Soraya.Morscher@ul.ie +353 (0)61 233621
     
Dr Thomas Harrington Thomas.Harrington@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202906
     
Dr Patrick Kiely Patrick.Kiely@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202811
     
Dr Eibhlis OConnor Eibhlis.OConnor@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202890
     
Dr Audrey O’Grady Audrey.OGrady@ul.ie +353 (0)61 204245
     
Dr Caitriona O’Leary Caitriona.OLeary@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Dr Achim Schmalenberger Achim.Schmalenberger@ul.ie +353 (0)61 233775
     
Cornelius Traas Con.Traas@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202905
     
Dr Martin Wilkinson Martin.Wilkinson@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213440
     
AislingWalsh Aisling.Walsh@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202886
     
Dr Bridget Young Bridget.Young@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213447
     
     
     
     
     

 


 

Technical Staff

Research Staff

 

Administrative Staff

Academic Staff

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Head of Department Seamus Gordon
Course Leader - LM076 Muireann McMahon
Course Leader - LM094 Anthony Rynne
Course Leader - LM119 David Tanner
Course Leader - LM095 Niall Seery
Course Leader - LM063 Alan Ryan
Chief Technical Officer Vincent Warfield
Department Co-Ordinator Nuala Kitson

 

MACSI

MACSI, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland's Mathematics Initiative to

  • carry out high quality research in industrial applied mathematics
  • raise the profile of mathematics as a science that is a vital tool in modern industry
  • support advanced training in mathematical modelling and scientific computation
  • support the teaching of applied mathematics at school level via a programme of outreach activities. 

MACSI uses cutting-edge mathematical techniques to bring insight and provide innovative solutions to problems throughout science, engineering and industry. A funded group of research fellows and postgraduates work on a research programme arising from regular workshops with collaborators from industry and other academic disciplines. For further information please contact the Project Facilitator Jenny Wright by email to jenny.wright@ul.ieor see the MACSI website .

 MACSI

MACSI

Postdoctoral & Postgraduates Researchers

The department has an active postdoctoral and postgraduate student body working in various areas; see Research Staff.

The main research objective of the College is to provide a research driven environment which will undertake both fundamental and applied research, promote the publication of results, attract national and international researchers to join in its research programmes, develop further collaborative links with industry and to enable research groups to be more competitive in seeking funding from EU and National programmes.

 

 

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty research interests/publications may be accessed by clicking the names on the personnel page.

 

Administration Staff

Name Email Telephone

Further Information

Niamh Dooley niamh.dooley@ul.ie +353-61-202207/202384 Department Co-ordinator 
Room D2-034
       
Dr Joanna Jordan joanna.jordan@ul.ie +353-61-234643 MACSI Manager
Ph.D. (Bristol)
Leads MACSI's liaison with industry. Please contact Joanna if you are interested in working with MACSI
 
Peg Hanrahan peg.hanrahan@ul.ie +353-61-213013 MACSI Administrator, UL
Room A2-016d
       

 

Technical Staff

 

Name Email Telephone Further Information
PATCUDDY Pat Cuddy pat.cuddy@ul.ie +353-61-202072 Senior Technical Officer
Department IT
Room B-2019
 
Joanna Jordan

joanna.jordan@ul.ie

+353-61-234643

MACSI Manager
Ph.D. (Bristol)
Leads MACSI's liaison with industry. Please contact Joanna if you are interested in working with MACSI

 

     

Academic Staff

 

Name Email Telephone  Further Information
Dr Norma Bargary norma.bargary@ul.ie +353-61-234759 Junior Lecturer, Statistics
B.Sc. (UL), Ph.D.(UL)
Room B3-040
EBenilov Prof Eugene Benilov Eugene.Benilov@ul.ie +353-61-213146 Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Moscow)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/eugenebenilov/hpage
Room B2-025
MBurke Dr Mark Burke Mark.Burke@ul.ie +353-61-202083 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.E. (NUI), M.Eng. Sc. (NUI), Ph.D. (Northwestern)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/burkem/
Room B2-036
OLIVIAGILL Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice Olivia.Fitzmaurice@ul.ie +353-61-202012 Junior Lecturer, Matthematics Education
B.A. (UL), H. Dip. (NUIM), Ph.D. (UL)
Room D2-036
Prof Andrew Fowler Prof Andrew Fowler andrew.fowler@ul.ie +353-61-234642 Stokes Professor of Applied Mathematics
Personal Homepage: http://www3.ul.ie/fowlera
Room B3-039
Dr Romina Gaburro Dr Romina Gaburro romina.gaburro@ul.ie +353-61-213193 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
Laurea (Universita’ degli Studi di Trieste)
Ph.D (UMIST, Manchester)
Room B2-035
EGath Dr Eugene Gath Eugene.Gath@ul.ie +353-61-213466 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc. (NUI, 1st hons), M.Sc. (NUI, 1st hons), Ph.D. (MIT)
Room B2-027
JamesGleeson Prof James Gleeson james.gleeson@ul.ie +353-61-202634 Professor of Applied and Industrial Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc. (NUI), Ph.D. (Caltech)
Personal Homepage: www.ul.ie/gleesonj
Room B3-051
KHayes Dr Kevin Hayes Kevin.Hayes@ul.ie +353-61-202388 Lecturer, Applied Statistics
B.Sc, Ph.D. (Dublin)
Room B2-040
AHegarty Dr Alan Hegarty Alan.Hegarty@ul.ie +353-61-202291 Department Head
Senior Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.A. (Mod), M.Sc., Ph.D (Dublin)
Personal Homepage: http://www3.ul.ie/~ahegarty
Room D2-033
Dr Patrick Johnson Patrick.Johnson@ul.ie +353-61-202208 Junior Lecturer, Mathematics Education
B.Sc. (UL), M.Sc. (UL), Ph.D. (UL)
Room D2-036

 

JKinsella Dr John Kinsella John.Kinsella@ul.ie +353-61-202148 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (NUI)
Personal Homepage: http://jkcray.maths.ul.ie
Room B3-043
NKopteva Prof  Natalia Kopteva natalia.kopteva@ul.ie +353-61-202196 Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Moscow)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/natalia
Room B2-037
William Lee Dr William Lee william.lee@ul.ie +353-61-23 4798 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
BA, MSci, PhD
Personal Homepage: http://www.ul.ie/wlee
Room A2-016a
GLessels Gordon S. Lessells Gordon.Lessells@ul.ie +353-61-202018 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
M.A. (Aberdeen), M.Sc. (Oxon)
Room B3-038
Dr Sarah Mitchell sarah.mitchell@ul.ie +353-61-202012 Deputy Head
Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
MMath, Ph.D. (Bath)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/mitchells
Room B3-042
CNolan Dr Clifford J. Nolan Clifford.Nolan@ul.ie +353-61-202766 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc. (NUI), M.Sc. (T.C.D.), Ph.D. (Rice)
Personal Homepage: http://www3.ul.ie/nolanc
Room B2-039
SOBrien Prof. Stephen B.G. O'Brien stephen.obrien@ul.ie +353-61-202644 Director of MACSI
Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc.(NUI), D.Phil. (Oxon)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/obriens/index.html
Room B3-041
JODonoghue Prof. John O'Donoghue John.ODonoghue@ul.ie +353-61-202481 Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Director NCE-MSTL
B.Sc. (St. John Fisher College), M.Sc. (RPI), Ph.D (Loughborough)
Room B2-032
Dr Helen Purtill helen.purtill@ul.ie +353-61-234759 Lecturer, Statistics
BSc (DCU), MSc (Sheffield Hallam University), PhD (DCU)
Prof Cathal Walsh cathal.walsh@ul.ie +353-61-202018 Professor of  Statistics
Ph.D. (Stats) Bayesian modeling, B.A. (Mod), M.A., Mathematics (1st Class Hons)

 

 

Research Staff

Name Email Telephone

Further Information

Dr Ricardo Barros ricardo.barros@ul.ie +353-61-233735

Research Fellow, MACSI
M.Sc. (Universidade do Porto, Portugal), Ph.D. (Universite Paul Cezanne, France)
Research Topics: Nonlinear waves, stratified flows, hydrodynamic stability, systems of conservation laws, Hamiltonian systems.

Dr Davide Cellai davide.cellai@ul.ie +353-61-234682

Postdoctoral Researcher
M.Sc. (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Research Topics: Network Science, Statistical Mechanics.

Dr Ioannis Dassios ioannis.dassios@ul.ie +353-61-202060

Postdoctoral Researcher, MACSI

Dr Mel Devine mel.devine@ul.ie  

Postdoctoral Researcher
B.Sc. (University of Limerick) PhD (University of Limerick)
Research Topics: mathematical modelling of energy markets, stochastic and risk modelling,
complementarity-based models

Dr Brendan Florio brendan.florio@ul.ie +353-61-233735 Postdoctoral Researcher, MACSI
Ph.D (University of Western Australia)
Research topics: Industrial modelling, dynamical systems, continuous metal casting, global phosphorus cycle.
 
Dr Francesc Font francesc.font@ul.ie +353-61-202060

Postdoctoral Researcher, MACSI
MSc: Mathematical Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
PhD: Applied Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
Research Topics: Mathematical Modelling of Heat and Mass Transfer, Phase Change, Nanoscience

Dr Adam Hackett adam.hackett@ul.ie +353-61-234682 Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD University of Limerick
Research Topics: Network Science
 
Dr Avril Hegarty avril.hegarty@ul.ie +353-61-233725 Research Fellow
M.A. , M.Sc. (Dublin), PhD (UL)
Research Topics: Bayesian Disease Mapping using Product Partition Models; Functional Data Analysis.
Dr Teresa Kyrke-Smith teresa.kyrkeSmith@ul.ie +353-61-202789

Postdoctoral fellow, MACSI
MMath (University of Cambridge), DPhil (University of Oxford).
Reearch topics: Mathematical modelling of biofilm growth, Antarctic ice sheet dynamics.

Dr Sergey Melnik sergey.melnik@ul.ie +353-61-233264 Research Fellow
M.Sc. (Nayanova University, Samara, Russia), Ph.D. (University College Cork)
Research Topic: Dynamics on Complex Networks.
 
Dr Tuoi Vo tuoi.vo@ul.ie +353-61-202789 Postdoctoral Researcher
M.Sc. (University of Orleans, France),
Ph.D. (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Research Topics: Industrial modelling, mathematical modelling of drug delivery.
 
Dr Henry Winstanley henry.winstanley@ul.ie +353-61-233726 Postdoctoral Researcher
M.A. (Cantab), M.Sc. (Oxon), D.Phil. (Oxon)
Research topics: Industrial mathematics; mathematical modelling applications in the environmental, agricultural, bio- and biogeo-sciences

Postgraduate Students

Name E-mail Telephone

Further Information

Elaine Berkery elaine.m.berkery@ul.ie   BSc. Mathematical Science with Statistics, University of Limerick
Research Topic: Missing Data Analysis
Supervisor: Dr Kevin Hayes   
                                                                       
Deirdre Branley deirdre.branley@ul.ie +353-61-213329 B.A. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Parameter Uniform Numerical Solution of Elliptic Singular Perturbation Problems with Discontinuous and Singular Data
Supervisor: Dr Alan Hegarty
 
Kevin Brosnan kevin.c.brosnan@ul.ie   BSc Mathematical Science with Statistics, University of Limerick
Research Topic: Data Analysis of Flow Cytometry data
Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Hayes & Dr. Norma Bargary
 
Kevin Devine kevin.devine@ul.ie   BSc in Mathematics and Physics (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Continuous Casting of Steel
Supervisor: Prof Stephen O’Brien
 
Joshua Duley joshua.duley@ul.ie +353-61-233736 BSc (Massey University, NZ) MSc (Massey University, NZ)
Topic: Mathematical modelling of environmental and laboratory phenomenon.
Supervisors: Prof Stephen O'Brien & Prof Andrew Fowler
 
Ali Faqeeh ali.faqeeh@ul.ie   MSc in Condensed Matter Physics, from Isfahan University of Technology
Research Topic: Modelling Dynamics on Complex Networks
Supervisor: Prof James Gleeson
 
Peter Fennell peter.fennell@ul.ie   B.Sc. in Mathematical Science, University College Cork
M.Sc. through research in Computational Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
Research Topic: Complex Networks
Supervisor: Prof James Gleeson
 
Matthew Haynes matthew.haynes@ul.ie  

M.Math (University of Easy Anglia, UK)
Research Topic: Stability of a Horizontal Fluid Bridge
Supervisors: Prof Stephen O'Brien & Prof Eugene Benilov

Simon Kaar simon.kaar@ul.ie   BSc Mechanical Engineering. Manchester Metropilotan University
Research Topic:  Granular Flow of Pharmaceutical Powder
Supervisors: Dr William Lee & Prof Stephen O'Brien
 
Ana-Maria Magdalina ana-maria.magdalina@ul.ie +353-61-213329 B.Sc. (University of Bucharest)
Research Topic: Bayesian Approach to Regime Change in Generalized Linear Models
Supervisor: Prof Don Barry
 
Kevin Moroney kevin.moroney@ul.ie +353-61-233736

B.Sc in Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork.
M.Sc in Mathematical Modelling, University of Limerick.
Research Topic: Mathematical Modelling in Science and Industry.
Supervisor: Prof Sepehen O'Brien & Dr William Lee

Kevin O' Brien Kevin.Obrien@ul.ie   B.Sc. (DIT)
Research Topic: Method comparison Studies
Supervisor: Dr Kevin Hayes
 
Gary O'Keeffe gary.okeeffe@ul.ie   BSc in Physical Education (University of Limerick)
MSc in Mathematical Modelling (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Modelling of nanofluid-based Direct Absorption Solar Collectors
Supervisors: Dr Sarah Mitchell & Prof Tim Myers
 
Padraig O'Shea padraig.oshea@ul.ie  

B.SC in Mathematical Sciences (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: B-Spline Smoothing and Statistical Inference for Systems of Differential Equations.
Supervisor: Dr Kevin Hayes

Kevin O'Sullivan kevin.p.osullivan@ul.ie

 

B.Sc in Mathematical Sciences, (University of Limerick)
M.Sc in Mathematical Modelling (University of Limerick)
Research topic: Branching process approximations on complex networks
Supervisors: Prof James Gleeson and Dr William Lee
Daria Semochkina daria.semochkina@ul.ie  

Supervisors: Dr Kevin Hayes & Dr Norma Bargary

Catherine Timoney catherine.timoney@ul.ie +353-61-233736

B.A. University College Dublin, 
H.Dip. Mathematical Science, University College Dublin,
M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling, University of Limerick.
Research Topic: Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Singularly Perturbed Reaction-Diffusion Equations.
Supervisor Prof Natalia Kopteva

 

Recent PhD Graduates

Name Email Telephone

Further Information

Kevin Burke     B.Sc Mathematical Sciences (Statistics Option), U.L.
Research Topic: Survival Analysis
Supervisor: Prof Gilbert MacKenzie /Prof Eamonn Murphy
 
Michelle Carey  

 

B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Brian Carroll     B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Using ICT to Facilitate the Transition from Second-Level to University Mathematics
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
 
Laura Cribbin     B.Sc in Mathematics (NUIG) MSc in Statistics (UCD) MSc in Mathematical Modelling (UL)
Research Topic: Migration and bioremediation of sub-surface contaminent plumes
Supervisors: Prof Andrew Fowler, Dr Sarah Mitchell
 
Vincent Cregan     B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Kinetic Drug Fusion of Stents.
Supervisor: Prof S O'Brien
 
Cathal Cummins     Supervisor: Prof Eugene Benilov
Michael Devereux  

 

Research Topic: Avalanche dynamics
Fiona Faulkner     B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Mathematics Education.
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donohue
 
Andrew Gordon     BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Limerick
Research Topic: Modelling of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Vynnycky and Prof Stephen O’Brien
 
Adam Hackett adam.hackett@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Cascades on random networks,
Supervisor: Prof James Gleeson
 
Joe Lynch joseph.lynch@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick), M.B. B.ch. B.A.O. (U.C.D)
Research Topic: Survival Modelling with Frailty.
Supervisor: Prof Gilbert MacKenzie
 
Ellen Murphy     B.Sc. Applied Maths & Physics NUIG; M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling UL
Research Topic: Mathematical modelling in science and industry
Supervisor: Dr William Lee
 
Mick O'Brien  

 

Supervisor: Dr Michael Vynnycky
Lisa O'Keefe     Research Topic: Mathematics Education
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
 
Niamh O'Meara niamh.omeara@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Mathematics Education
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
 
Mark Prendergast     B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Mathematics Education
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
 
Niall Ryan     Research Topic: Maxwell Modelling of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in RADAR Imaging using Microlocal analysis techniques.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford Nolan
 
Roman Sedakov    

 

Ali Sheikhi     MSc in Biostatistics, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran (2008) BSc in Statistics, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (2006)
Research Topic: Statistical Methods for the Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Using New Generation Genome Sequencers
Supervisors: Dr. David Ramsey & Prof Gilbert MacKenzie
 
Páraic Treacy Paraic.Treacy@ul.ie   Research Topic: An Investigation into the Integration of Mathematics and Science at Junior Cycle in Irish Post Primary Schools
Supervisors: Prof John O’Donoghue, Dr George McClelland
 
Richard Walsh     Research Topic: Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding of
Trigonometry
Supervisor: Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice
 

 

Research News

Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI)

 Supported by the largest single grant ever awarded to mathematics in Ireland (€4.34 million from the Science Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative we are establishing MACSI, a network of mathematical modellers and scientific computational analysts, centred at the University of Limerick, who will develop a coherent strategy for the solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and industry (in its widest sense) in Ireland.

Centre of Biostatistics

 A new research Centre of Biostatistics under the Directorship of Prof. G. MacKenzie was set up in 2005 as part of the strategic plan of the University.

 

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Structured PhD in Software Engineering Mike Hinchey
No
Computer Science and Information Systems
LM 346 Graduate Diploma Computer & Communications Systems Ciaran MacNamee
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM037 BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences
No
Mathematics and Statistics
LM051 BSc in Computer Systems Norah Power
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems systems software programming programmer it information technology developer computers computer systems computer science theme-Computing
LM058 BSc in Financial Mathematics Eugene Gath
comp
No
Mathematics and Statistics statistics numerical modelling mathematics manager investments finance banking applied actuary theme-Computing
LM060 BSc in Mathematical Sciences Eugene Gath
comp
math
sci
No
Mathematics and Statistics teaching statistics programming postgraduate numerical modelling mathematics management computing applied theme-Computing theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM061 BSc in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry Kevin M Ryan
eng
sci
No
Chemical and Environmental Science research chemist process chemist plant chemist pharmaceuticals laboratory analysis drug manufacture chemistry chemical processing theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM063 BSc in Technology Management Alan Ryan
eng
sci
No
Design and Manufacturing Technology technology quality operations management manufacturing management logistics lean and six sigma innovation engineering management business essentials theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM064 BSc in Industrial Biochemistry Tewfik Soulimane
sci
No
Chemical and Environmental Science molecular biology microbiology industrial biochemistry genetic engineering diagnostics biotechnology theme-Science
LM065 BSc in Applied Physics Ian Clancy
math
sci
No
Physics and Energy semiconductors quantum physics physics optoelectronics optics nanotechnology microelectronics medical physics energy applied physics theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM066 BSc in Environmental Science Tom O’Dwyer
eng
sci
No
Chemical and Environmental Science theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM068 BSc in Food Science and Health Martin Wilkinson
sci
No
Life Sciences human nutrition food safety food research food quality food processing food ingredients food composition food chemistry food biotechnology food and health theme-Science
LM071 BE in Biomedical Engineering
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
LM073 BE in Mechanical Engineering Vanessa Egan
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
LM076 BSc in Product Design and Technology Niall Deloughry
des
eng
sci
No
Design and Manufacturing Technology user-centred technology product design innovation inclusive design human factors ergonomics design creative thinking theme-Design theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM077 BE in Aeronautical Engineering Michael McCarthy
des
eng
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Design theme-Engineering
LM080 BSc in Electronics Kevin Murphy
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering telecommunications smart meters robotics ict entrepreneurship energy management electronics electricity electrical computing theme-Computing
LM082 BSc in Construction Management and Engineering Colm Cryan
eng
sci
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science sustainability property development project management facilities management estimating and costing contract and procurement construction research construction management civil engineering theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM083 BSc in Mobile Communications and Security Thomas Newe
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering www wireless web software security secure science programming operating systems networks networking mobile java internet hardware forensics encryption embedded systems electronics distributed digital design databases data cryptography computing computers computer architecture computer communications cloud computing c++ artificial intelligence app development ai
LM085 BE in Civil Engineering Declan Phillips
eng
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science student centred civil engineering education problem based learning in civil engineering learning is fun at civil engineering in ul learning by doing in civil engineering educating civil engineers for the future civil @ ul theme-Engineering
LM087 BSc in Energy Noel Buckley
No
Physics and Energy
LM088 BSc in Mathematics and Physics Clifford Nolan
comp
math
sci
No
Mathematics and Statistics;  Physics and Energy theoretical physics mathematics interdisciplinary energy applied theme-Computing theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM093 BSc in Equine Science Bridget Younge
sci
No
Life Sciences riding horse equitation equine equestrian distance education animal science animal physiology animal nutrition animal husbandry theme-Science
LM094 Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Materials & Architectural Technology Anthony Rynne
des
No
Architecture theme-Design
LM099 Bachelor of Architecture Peter Carroll
des
No
Architecture planning environment engineering design construction art architecture theme-Design
LM110 BSc in Computer Games Development Chris Exton
comp
des
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Design
LM113 BSc in Digital Media Design Nora O Murchú
comp
des
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Design
LM114 BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology Kerry Hagan
comp
des
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Design
LM115 BE in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Witold Kwapinski
No
Chemical and Environmental Science
LM116 BE in Engineering Choice Alan Ryan
comp
des
eng
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering;  Electronic and Computer Engineering robotic engineering mechanical engineering engineering choice engineering electronic engineering electrical energy engineering computer engineering computer aided engineering and design biomedical engineering aeronautical engineering theme-Computing theme-Design theme-Engineering
LM117 BSc in Science - Science Choice Patrick Kiely
comp
des
math
sci
No
Life Sciences technology science courses mathematics make the correct choice food science and health environmental science energy computing chemical and biochemical sciences career in science theme-Computing theme-Design theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM118 BE in Electronic and Computer Engineering Martin Hayes
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering
LM119 BE in Design and Manufacture Engineering David Tanner
des
eng
No
Design and Manufacturing Technology sustainable technology production and manufacturing engineering problem based learning mechanical design engineering management industrial engineering design products design and build computer aided engineering and design computer aided design engineering accredited engineering degree theme-Design theme-Engineering
LM180 Certificate in Equine Science Bridget Younge
sci
No
Life Sciences two year horse equine equestrian diploma certificate business theme-Science
LM182 Diploma in Science - Equine Science Bridget Younge
sci
No
Life Sciences two year horse equine equestrian diploma certificate business theme-Science
LM330 Graduate Diploma in Computing Nikola Nikolov
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM331 M Eng in Computer Engineering Hussain Mahdi
comp
eng
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing theme-Engineering
LM331 Graduate Diploma Computer Engineering Hussain Mahdi
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM338 MSc in Software Engineering Michael English
comp
eng
math
Yes
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics
LM341 MSc/MA in Music Technology Nicholas Ward
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM345 MA/Msc Interactive Multimedia Cristiano Storni
No
LM346 MEng Computer and Communication Systems Ciaran MacNamee
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering
LM347 MEng in VLSI Systems Ciaran MacNamee
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM352 Graduate Diploma Computer Aided Engineering Product Design Hassan Kaghazchi
des
comp
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Design theme-Computing
LM365 MTech Computer Aided Engineering Product Design Hassan Kaghazchi
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
LM371 MEng Aeronautical Engineering Andrew Niven
eng
math
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics
LM372 MEng in Mechanical Engineering Jeremy Robinson
eng
math
des
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics theme-Design
LM379 Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering Erzeng Xue
eng
No
Chemical and Environmental Science pharmaceuticals theme-Engineering
LM459 MSc in Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship Ita Richardson
comp
eng
math
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics
LM525 MEng Computer and Communications Systems - Part Time Ciaran MacNamee
comp
Yes
Design and Manufacturing Technology theme-Computing
LM526 MEng in VLSI Systems - Part Time Ciaran MacNamee
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM623 MSc in Applied Physics Ian Clancy
No
Physics and Energy
LM632 MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation Reinhard Schaler
comp
Yes
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM634 MEng Information and Network Security Reiner Dojen
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM635 MSc in Health Informatics Annette McElligott
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM636 MSc in Mathematical Modelling James Gleeson
math
No
Mathematics and Statistics theme-Mathematics