Mathematics at the heart of driving innovation in Irish Smart Manufacturing Research Centre

ECMI Special Interest Groups (SIG) exist to promote collaborative research on specific topics in Mathematics for Industry within Europe. The Math for the Digital Factory SIG brings together university mathematicians working in modelling, simulation and optimisation related to manufacturing with practitioners from manufacturing industry The University of Limerick is currently hosting the Math for the […]

Student Modelling Weeks

By Niall McInerney Study groups with industry can be an intimidating environment for early stage researchers. The unstructured nature of solving a real world problem in the company of Professors can be incredibly daunting, and often an MSc or early PhD student is not yet equipped with the skills necessary to contribute to the problems […]

Anisotropic meshes: challenging, but very practical

By Natalia Kopteva http://www.staff.ul.ie/natalia/ Being a theoretical numerical analyst, I’d like to think that our theoretical findings may be practical. After all, according to Ludwig Boltzmann, “nothing is more practical than a good theory”, so there is hope. Being a theoretical numerical analyst within the MACSI group, I manage to occasionally help my colleagues with […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

In honor of St Patrick’s Day (Lá Fhéile Pádraig), Ireland’s national holiday the next couple of posts will describe the experiences of two of new(ish) and new recruits to MACSI and Ireland. First up is Dr Cameron Hall a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and Investigator at the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre […]

Welcome to Limerick!

MACSI are delighted to be the featured node for the next couple of weeks where we will have posts on industry projects, the ECMI Math for the Digital Factory meeting takes place in Limerick next week (21-23rd March), the mathematics of batteries, and why distractions during your PhD are sometimes a good thing! First up is […]

Vacancy: Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Limerick

TITLE OF POST: Professor of Applied Mathematics. LOCATION: University of Limerick SALARY SCALE: €114,740 – €140,961 p.a. JOB DESCRIPTION QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics. DESCRIPTION: We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department […]

SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant

Science Foundation Ireland is seeking applications for the Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) SIRG  aims to support excellent postdoctoral researchers and others who are yet to hold an independent research post in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career. The SIRG award provides an opportunity for excellent early-career-stage investigators to carry out […]

Phos “Fate”: Where have all the nutrients gone?

Phosphate is a limited resource vital for global agriculture. Dr Iain Moyles and Dr John Donohue from MACSI in the University of Limerick discuss their work funded by Science Foundation Ireland (13/IA/1923) on mathematical modelling of nutrient flow in soil. During the podcast Iain and John describe the phosphate crisis which acknowledges that phosphorus is a […]

ESGI 128 Blogs: Analog Devices and Vehicle Damage

Analog Devices Problem Day 1 We started the day with registration and coffee – an opportunity to meet the other attendees, and discuss which problems we were thinking of working on. Following an opening address from UL president Desmond Fitzgerald, five industry representatives presented their problems individually. Each seemed interesting and intriguing, with opportunities to […]