The Era of Mathematics – Review Findings on Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences Published

A new report was launched recently at the House of Lords; the Era of Mathematics – an Independent Review of Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematics “We live in the era of mathematics. Its influence permeates economic and social activity and its influence and impact are profound. Yet its role is not well understood, we are not […]

Moisture measurement problem

By Prof Mark McGuinness  A chemical processing company brought an interesting challenge to the European Study Group with Industry held last year at the University of Limerick. They want to measure the moisture content of a crushed mineral ore in real time, on the conveyor belt as it is offloaded. The amount of water present […]

Lithium-ion batteries: A case study of mathematics and manufacturing

By Dr Iain Moyles Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere in our society.  They power the things that entertain us (phones, computers), the things that transport us (cars, planes, etc.), and even the things that save our lives (pacemakers and other implantable devices)!  They are so ubiquitous that in 2012, over 660 million cylindrical lithium-ion cells were […]

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 […]

ESGI128 – Registration Closes May 26th

Problem statements for the 128th European Study Group with industry are now available  ESGI128 is organised by MACSI to be held in the University of Limerick, Ireland and will take place from 11-16th of June.  Registration will close on Friday 26th of May 2017. Full-board accommodation will be provided to all participants on campus.  The […]

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry

VACANCY: Post Doctoral Researcher in Mathematical Modelling for use in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Salary Scale: €37,750 – € 46,225 p.a. The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is Ireland’s largest applied and industrial mathematics group and works closely with scientists and industrial companies across a wide variety of sectors including the Pharmaceutical sector. […]

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 […]