DCU: Overview and Contact Points


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DCU: Overview and Contact Points

  1. 1. NCSR is focused on developing future sensing technologies for economic and societal benefit for application in personal health monitoring and diagnostics, environmental monitoring, (bio) process optimization and nano/bio-medicine. NCSR has prioritized research in the areas of: • Fundamental Materials Science: Nano-Micro-Bio Materials Convergence • Environment (Monitoring) Technologies • Nanomedicine Contact: Declan.moran@dcu.ie Mary.comiskey@dcu.ie Core competencies of the centre ● Photonics ● Biosensors ● Biomolecular Interactions ● Nanomaterials Science ● Surface and Interface Science ● Electrochemical Sensors ● Separations Science ● Microsystems Fabrication ● Functional and Switchable Materials
  2. 2. Marine Technology Demonstration Projects Biospheric
  3. 3. Informatics Data processing, visualisation and forecast Communications Satellite, Wireless, Cable Deployment Power, system control, in-situ testing Distributed sensing Physical, chemical, biological, acoustic
  4. 4. A National Platform for the Development and Application of Emerging Marine Communications and Environmental Technologies • Provide a test platform to rapidly validate and commercialise research outputs; • Generate new knowledge about key marine and environmental issues and deliver innovative management and technology solutions; • Leverage the existing FDI investment in Ireland and stimulate new opportunities for collaboration with SME’s; Partners: • Attract international research activity Dublin City University and facilitate national teams becoming National University of Ireland, Galway leaders of international research National University of Ireland, Maynooth consortia; University College Dublin Marine Institute • SmartBay proposal builds on ~€100m of IBM existing investment since 2003. Intel
  5. 5. Marine Sensing and Environmental Technology Group (MESTECH) Anti- Biofouling Chemical Separations Microfluidic platforms Marine Sensing and Communications Visual Sensing and Biorecognition Image Analysis Optical sensing
  6. 6. Irish Separation Science Cluster Irish Separation Science Cluster: “Comprehensive multi-dimensional and multi-modal separation science for complex biological systems”. From fundamental exploratory science to environmental monitoring; from health monitoring to food production to the new generation of pharmaceuticals, separation science is vital to the continued growth and development of the leading Irish industries. Contact: brett.paull@dcu.ie Key expertise: kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie At DCU: Ion chromatography/ ion exchange, Electrophoretic methods, Monoliths and phase development, Bio-recognition molecules/affinity chromatography, Micro-fluidics and surface analysis. At UCC: Ion chromatography (metals and speciation), Phase development and surface modifications, Micro-fluidic separations, Biosensors, Phase modelling.
  7. 7. The NCPST is the Irish National Research Centre for plasma related research. It is a multidisciplinary centre bringing together scientists and engineers to address both fundamental and applied question relating to the advancement and development of plasma related research for the benefit of both industry and society locally and internationally. Contact: NCPST focuses on: miles.turner@dcu.ie • Sustainable Energies from Plasmas stephen.daniels@dcu.ie • Nanoscience, Photonics and Materials • Mathematical and Computational Modelling • Sources, Diagnostics and Measurement • Astrophysics
  8. 8. Centre for Scientific Computing and Complex Systems Modelling SCI-SYM explores models of the natural and artificial world, through high performance computer solutions of problems, which, due to their complexity, are intractable by conventional methods such as experimental, mathematical or semi-analytical methods alone. In some cases, a formal model may be proposed and investigated; in others large amounts of data may be mined and empirically analysed or computational models may be designed and tested against available data. Central research themes include Contacts: • Bioinformatics and Microscopic Biosystems Heather.ruskin@dcu.ie • Economical & Environmental Systems research Dimitri.perrin@dcu.ie • Complexity and Computation in Physics • Theoretical Approaches in Complexity
  9. 9. Sustainable Technology School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering • Wave Energy – Yann.Delaure@dcu.ie • CFD modelling of marine-structure wave interaction for energy extraction • Green Energy – Abdul.Olabi@dcu.ie • Bio-gas reactors • Fuel Cells • Energy Efficiencies – Brian.Corcoran@dcu.ie; Paul.Young@dcu.ie • Combined Heat and Power • Water purification (high purity water), • Wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring, • Energy consumption modelling for industry • Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines
  10. 10. Some Current DCU EU Projects Acronym Project full title Role DCU contact ECONET low Energy COnsumption NETworks Participant olga.ormond@eeng.dcu.ie Development of a Smart Integrated Miniaturised Sensor System for SIMS Coordinator tony.killard@dcu.ie analytical challenges in diagnostics, industry and the environment EA-Biofilms Electroactive Biofilms for Microbial Fuel Cells and Biosensors Coordinator enrico.marsili@dcu.ie ATWARM Advanced Technologies for Water Resource Management Participant dermot.diamond@dcu.ie Techniques for investigating Electron Transfer Processes in ETP-EABiofilms Coordinator enrico.marsili@dcu.ie ElectroActive Biofilms Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with PERARES Participant padraig.murphy@dcu.ie Society SmartPM Smart Power Management in Home and Health Participant patrick.mcnally@rince.ie European Science and Technology in Action Building Links with ESTABLISH Coordinator eilish.mcloughlin@dcu.ie Industry, Schools and Home Measurement, Effect assessment and Mitigation of pollutant Impact on MEMORI Participant philip.bowe@dcu.ie movable cultural assets – Innovative research for market transfer
  11. 11. Some of Today’s DCU Attendees Dr John Cleary (Chemical Sciences) – Adaptive Sensors Group Dr Barbara Fogarty – National Co-Ordinator Advanced Marine Technologies Dr Philip Bowe (Physical Sciences) – MEMORI project Ms Markella Tzirita - (Biotechnology) – Waste & Resource Management Mr Declan Moran – Centre Manager, NCSR Dr Niamh O'Dowd – Research Officer, Office of the VP for Research Dr Enrico Marsili (Biotechnology) – Electroactive biofilms, microbial fuel cells Dr Padraig Murphy (Communications) – Science in Society Dr Basha Shaik (Biotechnology)