SSPC News & Events

UL to host 26 researchers through €3.8 million investment in advanced manufacturing and process engineering

SSPC are part of a €3.8M programme co-funded by Irish funding agencies Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) through their respective, world-leading research and technology centres, all based in at the University of Limerick, with the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC), both funded by Enterprise Ireland. The EU, through its prestigious Horizon2020 Marie Curie COFUND initiative, provides matching funding for the five-year programme.

SSPC Co Director Prof. Michael Zaworotko named in 2018 world list of Highly Cited Researchers


Congratulations, Prof. Michael Zaworotko, SSPC Co-Director, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor has been named twice or work in the fields of chemistry and pharmacology/toxicology in the 2018 world list of Highly Cited Researchers.

Congratulations Innopharma, winners of the Manufacturing and Design Award at Irish Times Innovation of the Year Awards

Congratulations to our partner Innopharma, based in Sandyford in Dublin, who won the Manufacturing and Design Award for its work on modified-release drugs at the recent Irish Times Innovation of the Year Awards 2018.

Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series with SSPC Co-Principal Investigator Prof. Anita Maguire

In conjunction with SSPC Technical Meeting being held in the Joly Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building at Trinity College Dublin, Prof. Anita Maguire will present the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) called 'Using Hazardous Reagents Safely - Go with the flow!' at 10-11am.

Check out our recent industry collaborative paper from SSPC at University College Cork


Industry Collaboration: Manufacturing classification system in the real world: factors influencing manufacturing process choices for filed commercial oral solid dosage formulations, case studies from industry and considerations for continuous processing.

It's a wrap, SSPC's Science Week

SSPC had a fun filled Science Week 2018 our week long campaign captured science demonstrations at key locations in the city called #Sites4Science. SSPC is involved in Science Week, an initiative supported by their funding body Science Foundation Ireland. As the Centre is hosted at the University of Limerick, the team decided to run a Science Week initiative based in the local vicinity of Limerick city. The EPE team paid a visit to many schools over the week.

Paper investigating perceptions held by post-primary students in Ireland about scientists and their work

Congratulations to our Public Engagement & Projects Officer Aimee Stapleton et al. for research published on the stereotypical image of a scientist has negative consequences in terms of promoting a perception of scientists and relevant careers that is both positive and realistic.