University of Limerick
The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,000 students and 1,313 staff. The University has a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.
UL offers 72 undergraduate programmes and 103 taught postgraduate programmes across four faculties: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences; Kemmy Business School; and Science and Engineering.
With the River Shannon as a unifying focal point, the University is situated on a superb 133-hectare campus. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The campus is located 5 km from Limerick city and 20 km from Shannon International Airport.
UL has close links with industry from undergraduate to postdoctoral level. The University runs one of the largest cooperative education (internship) programmes in the European Union. Cooperative education at UL is undertaken as an integral part of the academic programme. UL has an established network of over 1,700 cooperative education employers, and 2,000 undergraduate placements are secured annually in industry, commerce and the public service. Students are placed in Ireland and internationally, primarily in North America, Europe and South East Asia. Employer contributions to the programme amount to €20 million annually.
The University of Limerick has established its research distinctiveness through promoting a research ethos characterised by the convergence of discrete disciplines working together to achieve fundamental breakthroughs. The following priority areas have been identified:
• Materials and Surface Science
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Bioengineering and Biosciences
• Energy and Sustainable Environment
• Applied Mathematics
• Study of Knowledge in Society
The University currently has several internationally recognised research institutes including Materials and Surface Science Institute; Stokes Institute; Lero – Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. These multidisciplinary institutes offer a wide range of opportunities at masters, PhD and postdoctoral level.
Role within the Project
Project coordinator, coordination of WP1 (Management), WP6 (Ethanol separation) and WP7 (DEMA process and system integration), contributions in other WPs
Con Sheahan/John Mulcahy
Engineering Research Building
Dept. of Design & Manufacturing
University of Limerick
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
Tel. +353 61 202498