Tuesday, 26 April 9:15-16:00

Bernal Research Day

AStruM

Advanced Structured Materials 2022 – Towards a Circular Economy

Bernal activities

08:00 – 08:30 (AD Foyer) Registration & Coffee – Analog Devices Building, Ground Floor Foyer
08:30 – 08:35

(AD2-010)

Opening address – Professor Luuk van der Wielen, Director, Bernal Institute.
08:35 – 10:20

(AD2-010)

Thesis in 3 Competition – MC: Dr. Sarah Guerin, Department of Physics and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

International Session

10:25-10:40

(AD2-010 & MS Teams Live)

 10:40 – 11:45 (AD2-010 & MS Teams Live)

Introduction – Professor Luuk van der Wielen, Director, Bernal Institute

Welcome Address – Professor Norelee Kennedy, Vice President of Research, University of Limerick.

 Keynote speaker – Minister Ossian Smyth TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Industry/Academia Engagement – Fireside Discussion

Boston Scientific, ESB, Beauparc, Becton Dickinson, Irish Cement, Foynes Shannon Port, Analog Devices,

MC: Catriona Tierney, Limerick’s Live95fm

12:15 -13:15

(MS Teams Webinar Streaming)

12:00 -13:00  (MS Teams Webinar Streaming)

Parallel sessions for Bernal Clusters – MS Teams Virtual Session

Session 1: Molecular and Nano Materials Cluster

Chair: Dr. Ning Liu, Department of Physics and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Speaker: Professor Ehud Gazit, Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel.

‘Metabolite and Peptide Self-Assembly: From Biological Organization to Novel Materials’

Session 2: Biomaterials Cluster

Chair: Dr. Aisling Ross, School of Medicine and Health Research Institute, University of Limerick.

Co-Chair: Professor Andreas Grabrucker, Department of Biological Sciences, and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Speaker 1: Professor Theodoor H. Smit, Department of Medical Biology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Netherlands.

‘The Rise and Fall of the Intervertebral Disc

 Speaker 2: Dr. Eoghan Cunnane, School of Engineering and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

‘Characterising Biological Tissues for the Development of Medical Devices, Regenerative Therapies, Diagnostics, and in vitro Organ Models’

Speaker 3: Dr. Daniel Granato, Department of Biological Sciences and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

‘Cardiovascular Disease and Functional Foods: How to Advance the Current State-of-the-art?’

Session 3: Composites Cluster

Chair: Dr. Demetra Hadjiloizi, School of Engineering, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Co-Chair: Professor Paul Weaver, Bernal Chair in Composite Materials and Structures, University of Limerick.

Speaker: Professor Clemens Dransfeld, TU Delft, Netherlands.

Sustainable Multiscale Manufacturing of Composites’

Session 4: Process Engineering Cluster

Chair: Professor Gavin Walker, Director SSPC, SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, Bernal Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Speaker 1: Professor JJ Leahy, Department of Chemical Sciences and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

 ‘Recovering Nutrients from Agri-Waste’

 Speaker 2: Dr. Ronan Courtney, Department of Biological Sciences and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Ecologically Engineered Solutions for a Circular Economy in Metals & Mining’

Speaker 3: Dr. Marzena Kwapinska, Department of Chemical Sciences and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

 ‘Seeing our Fertilizer Future From our Past’

13:15 – 14:45

(AD-Foyer, AD1 & AD2 Corridors)

Lunch & Poster Competition
14:45 – 15:45

(AD2-010)

Early Career Researchers 2022 and Q&A

MC: Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

15:45 – 16:15

(AD2-010)

Bernal Awards/Closing
17:00 – 19:30 Meet & Eat – Castletroy Park Hotel