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

Dr Solange I. Mussatto Technical University of Denmark Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)

Tuesday, 18 June, 12h00 at MSG-025, MSSI Building

Potential Contributions of Lignocellulosic Biorefineries for a Sustainable Future ABSTRACT The desire to have a more sustainable future, with lower emissions of carbon to the atmosphere, less dependency on oil, and a more appropriate reuse and valorization of wastes, has motivated society to change its habits and develop new processes for the production of compounds that meet its daily needs. Nowadays, the use of all the different components of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of val...

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Dr Seham K. Abdel-Aal, Cairo University, Egypt

Tuesday, 11 June 2pm at MSG-025 MSSI

ABSTRACT Hybrid perovskites of the formula A2MX4, A: ammonium substituted organic cation, M: a divalent metal ion and X: a halogen (Cl, Br, I) have attracted considerable attention recently. Their applications include lead-free perovskite solar cell, optoelectronic, exitonic and self-assembly quantum well. The properties of these hybrid perovskites OIHs are functions of A, M and X and there are possibilities to tailor the structure, physical and chemical properties according to the technologica...

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Professor Mark Towler Ryerson University Canada

Thursday, 6 June, 12h30, MSG-025 MSSI Building

Osentia®:  A Novel Screening Tool for Fracture Risk ABSTRACT Osentia® is sold online ( and through selected UK-based pharmacies. OsentiaÒ, invented by Mark Towler, exploits a patented algorithm that combines information around a subject’s protein structure with their clinical risk factors to determine relative risk of fracture. This presentation will consider how OsentiaÒ originated from basic research in Towler’s laboratory through its development in clinical ...

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Prof. Michael McCarthy, School of Engineering Irish Composites Centre (IComp)

Tuesday, 4 June 12h30 at MSG-024 MSSI Building

ICONIC: Improving the Crashworthiness of Composite Transportation Structures – an EU ITN ABSTRACT ICONIC is an Horizon 2020 funded Innovative Training Network (ITN) focused on crashworthiness of composites transportation structures. Led by Queens University Belfast, ICONIC is funding 15 “early-stage researchers” (ESRs) to obtain their Ph.D. at nine organisations around Europe. Besides performing technical research, the ESRs receive extensive technical and generic skills training throug...

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Maarten van Dijk & Misha Valk, SkyNRG Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Friday, 24 May 15h00, MSG-025 MSSI Building

Scaling up the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Markets Worldwide, air travel produced 781 million tonnes of CO2 from approximately 250 million tonnes of kerosene in 2015. This is approximately 2% of human produced CO2 and 12% of global transport emissions. Global passenger‐kilometres increase by 4‐5% annually, and historic improvements in aircraft fuel efficiency, operations and infrastructure contributed so far to a combined 1.5% emission reduction per year. As an island, Ireland depends st...

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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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