Bernal Events2018-11-27T18:43:01+00:00

Bernal Fluids Day

Wednesday June 26, MSG024/025 MSSI Building, Bernal Institute

Celebrating the completion of the Limerick Bubbles Rig Theme:  Industrial Multiphase Flow Date: Wednesday June 26, 2019 Programme 09:30   Registration, reception at MSG024 & MSG025 10:00   Welcome, Prof. Harry Van den Akker 10:15     Prof. Uwe Hampel, Helmholtz Institute Dresden-Rossendorf 11:00    Corné Muilwijk, PhD student UL, on Limerick Bubbles Rig 11:25     Regina Lynch & Stephen B. Jeffery, Eli Lilly 12:00    Dr Orest Shardt, UL 12:15    ...

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First summer school on composite materials and structures

17-21 June, Bernal Institute

Composite materials and structures are finding extensive applications in automobile, aerospace and wind energy industries due to their outstanding performance and weight saving capabilities. Along with the increased interest and use, there are new challenges to engineers to address spanning from design, analysis, manufacturing and viability. This summer school aims to provide engineers and researchers with a rapid knowledge of the state-of-the-art in this field (design, manufacturing and testing...

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Bernal Seminar by Dr Walter Stanley

Tuesday, 07 May, 12h30 – 13h00, MSG-024, MSSI Building Extension

Recycling Post-consumer Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) into High Value Composite Materials (RePET) ABSTRACT Researchers at the Irish Composites Centre (IComp), in University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, have developed a solution for the conversion of waste plastic bottles into high performance composites for many applications, potentially including car and off-the-road vehicle parts. This advanced research initiative has the potential to have a real impact on solving one of the world’...

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Bio-Based Industries All-Island Information Day

Wednesday, 22 May, AD2-010 Analog Devices Building

BBI JU Irish National Info Day at the University of Limerick – 22 May 2019 On the 22 May 2019, the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick will host an Irish National Info Day on the BBI JU Call for proposals 2019. The BBI JU, which operates under the Horizon 2020 programme, is a €3.7bn Public-Private Partnership funded by the EU and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC), a group that collectively represents the European BBI private sector. BBI JU calls are dedicated ...

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ISE 2019 – 17TH International Symposium on Electrets

2-6 September, 2019, University of Limerick

The International Symposium on Electrets (ISE) will take place at the University of Limerick from 2-6 September 2019.  ISE is the premier conference for the IEEE on electrets and is sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. This is a unique meeting opportunity for scientists and engineers from all over the world working in the field of electrical engineering, manufacturing and process engineering, materials science and engineering, condensed matter physics and chem...

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Professor Erdmann Spiecker, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Germany

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12h00, MSG-025 MSSI Building

Seeing is Believing – Revealing Processes and Properties of Nanomaterials by in situ Microscopy ABSTRACT Nanostructures and, more specifically, nanomaterials reveal particular properties that differ from those of their bulk counterparts and which offer unique opportunities for applications in nanotechnology. In situ electron microscopy is ideally suited for studying the formation of nanostructures and for directly revealing structure-property relations. The field of in situ electron microsc...

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Professor Ian Pepper, University of Arizona USA

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 12h00, MSG-025 MSSI Building

The Soil Health:Human Health Nexus ABSTRACT Soils are the skin of the earth and the most complex biomaterial on the planet. The heart and soul of soil is the living component: the soil microbes, which directly affect soil health. Quantification of soil health has become the Holy Grail for soil scientists, and here we present a new approach to this, involving a real-time assay for community soil metabolic activity, which reflects soil health. Soil health is also inextricably linked to human hea...

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Dr Sergii Kontsevoi, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Ukraine

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 14h00, MSG-024 MSSI Building

Complex Method for Determining the Possibility of Scale Formation and Corrosion at Heat Transfer Surface and In Any Water Supply System ABSTRACT This presentation is devoted to the development of theoretical bases and experimental methods for determining composition of water that precludes formation of calcium carbonate (and other forms) in the water and, as a result, on heat-exchange surfaces. Water, which was heated without boiling and without air contact, as it happens in cooling systems (4...

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Dr Svitlana Nahirniak, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Ukraine

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10h00 at MSG-024, MSSI Building

Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Ecological Purpose – SnO2 Nanostructures as Sensitive Material ABSTRACT Metal oxide nanomaterials have unique properties that allow for numerous applications and uses in industry and consumer products. However, these materials also potentially pose a risk to humans, aquatic and terrestrial organisms, and the environment. This presentation will address the following topics:  the features of the properties and creation of metal oxide nanomaterials, in particular ...

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Bernal Seminar by Dr Anthony J Comer

Tuesday, 02 April 2019, 12h30 MSG-024 MSSI Building Extension

PRESENTATION TITLE  FIBRESHIP – Increasing the use of composite materials in large marine vessels. ABSTRACT FIBRESHIP is an EU project funded under the Horizon 2020 programme with a budget of 11M€. The University of Limerick is one of 18 partners participating in FIBRESHIP from a total of 11 different countries. While polymer composites dominate the construction of marine vessels up to 50 meters in length, the wide-scale adoption of polymer composites into large marine vessels (> 50 m...

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