Workshop ‘Next generation medical stents: scoping the future’

The special interest group (SIG) in ‘Advancing the design of medical stents’ was launched at the workshop ‘Next generation medical stents: scoping the future’ in the University of Limerick on 4th September, organized by Dr Tuoi Vo, a postdoctoral researcher at MACSI, University of Limerick. The workshop brought together over 40 participants including modellers, cardiologists and experimentalists from […]

Happy Christmas from MACSI


From everyone at MACSI  to the entire  Mathematics in Industry Community Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

The stability of a horizontal liquid bridge

My name is Matthew Haynes, I am a PhD student in MACSI in the University of Limerick. My research investigates the stability of a horizontal liquid bridge. A horizontal liquid bridge is a volume of liquid suspended between two vertical walls. This suspensions is cause for a force balance between the surface tension and the […]

Modelling Camp, Edinburgh, March 21-24, 2016

On 21-24 March 2016, the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) will host a Modelling Camp.  The 3.5 day modelling camp has 3 main aims ·         To train PhD students and early career researchers in all areas of the mathematical sciences to engage in study groups and similar activities ·         To offer broader skills training […]

Hunting for Ground Truths


My name is David O’Sullivan and I am currently pursuing a PhD in complex contagion on clustered networks. Many systems find a natural interpretation as a complex network where nodes identify the objects of the system and the links between nodes represent the presence of a relationship or interaction between those objects. Such network characterizations […]

ECMI Special Interest Group: Advancing the design of medical stents


Arterial stents have revolutionised the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD). Acting as a supporting scaffold, these small mesh devices are now routinely inserted into arteries where the blood flow has become dangerously restricted. Over the past decade, arterial stents have evolved from bare metal scaffolds to polymer coated drug-delivery vehicles and, more recently, sophisticated […]

ECMI 2016 Conference: Minisymposia

Proposals are expected by minisymposia organizers. Deadline January 11., 2016. More information at

InFoMM UK Graduate Modelling Camp March 15-18, 2016

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused  Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM CDT) is now accepting applications for the InFoMM 2016 UK Graduate Modelling Camp, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, 15-18 March 2016.   The Graduate Modelling Camp is a 4-day workshop that aims to provide participants with hands-on experience of mathematical modelling under the […]

The industrial mathematics PhD


My name is Kevin Moroney.  I’m a PhD researcher in industrial mathematics in the MACSI group in the University of Limerick. Unlike more traditional PhD research which explores and develops a central topic in great detail, my PhD is based on a number of smaller collaborative projects of interest to MACSI’s industrial partners. I’ve just […]

Open Doctoral Student Position in EU project MIMESIS

MIMESIS – Mathematics and Materials Science for Steel Production and Manufacturing is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) project in the programme Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and part of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 programme. Driven by the five partners EFD Induction in Norway; SSAB, Outokumpu, and the University of Oulu, in Finland; […]