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 […]

## Forecasting Energy Demand using Time Series Analysis

Joseph O’Brien and Eoin Mooney A time series is an ordered sequence of values of a variable at equally spaced times. Some business metrics naturally lend themselves to time series analysis, one of which is the consumption of electricity that is measured at half hourly time points. In this blog post, we will describe a […]

## 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 […]

## Modeling subsurface flows

The modelling of subsurface flow in complex heterogeneous and fractured media is relevant for several applications like oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, thermal energy storage, geothermy. In the compgeo activity group of the MOX Laboratory we have investigated various numerical techniques to tackle this complex phenomena: eXtended finite elements, mimetic finite differencing, embedded discrete fracture networks […]

## Numerical methods for the design of rowing boats

The dynamics of competition rowing boats is a complex fluid structure interaction phenomena where the complex dynamics of the rower-boat system interact with free surface flow. Energy is dissipated non only by viscous and wave drag forces but also by the surface waves radiated from the boat because of the strong acceleration and deceleration […]

## The MOX Laboratory

The Modelling and Scientific Computing Laboratory (MOX) is part of the Department of Mathematics of Politecnico di Milano. It was established in 2002 with the objective of promoting research in the field of mathematical modelling, numerical analysis, scientific computing and statistical analysis, with a special focus on real life applications as well as industrial mathematics. […]

## 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 […]

## Mathematical modelling of the Germasogeia aquifer

by Dr Katerina Kaouri, Dr Raka Mondal, Dr Sourav Mondal and Graham Benham Water is a scarce, precious commodity in Cyprus and in the wider Mediterranean region. While seeking suitable challenges for the 1st Study Group with Industry in Cyprus (125th European Study Group with Industry), Dr Katerina Kaouri approached the Cyprus Water Development Department (WDD), […]