SSPC News & Events

Prof. Michael Zaworotko receives SFI Principal Investigator Award

Minister John Halligan, today, announced research investment of €43 million through SFI Investigators Programme. Science Foundation Ireland investment will support 26 research projects in key areas including mathematical modelling, nanoscience, inflammatory diseases, cancer, materials, cattle breeding, seismology, communications and climate change. One of the recipients to receive the prestigious award was Professor Michael Zaworotko of the Bernal Institute and SSPC co-director, to investigate Green Adsorbents for Clean Energy. Prof. Zaworotko currently serves as Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering & Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at UL.

Signed Irish women's rugby jersey finds a home at UL Sport

SSPC were named winners for Excellence in Education and Training at the HR Leadership & Management Awards 2017. As part of the event, the centre won a social media competition and a prize courtesy of Aon Ireland. The prize, a signed jersey of the Irish women's rugby squad, now takes pride of place at the University of Limerick UL Sport complex.

SSPC sponsor 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

SSPC are proud sponsors of the upcoming 17 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, with an expected attendance of 7,000 chemical engineers working in all aspects of R&D. The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

International students attend week long RACE seminar

This week sees a group of international students attend a week long face-to-face seminar as part of the structured PhD module STEM Communication and Engagement, a module that is part of the RACE project (RACE: RAw Communication & Engagement). The project is linked to work in the area of Raw materials and focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

SSPC appoint new directors Prof. Michael Zaworotko and Prof. Gavin Walker

A global hub of pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing has appointed two University of Limerick professors as its co-directors. Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded centre hosted in the University of Limerick, has appointed Professor Michael Zaworotko and Professor Gavin Walker as co-directors of the organisation. The Centre is hosted at the University of Limerick and partnered with 9 research performing organisations, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, Dublin City University, NUI Galway, Waterford Institute of Technology, Athlone Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training.

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