A new approach to understanding human behaviour

My name is Susan Fennell and I am a first year PhD student. My area of research is social psychology, the study of how a person’s feelings and behaviour are affected by society. Up until recently, it was thought that a person’s behaviour is affected by the norms present in society but that they do […]

Industrial case-studies with the InFoMM CDT

I am in my second year of study with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modelling (InFoMM). In this program, we undertake a year of training in cutting-edge mathematical techniques and learn about many aspects of industry, before choosing and working on our DPhil in years two to four. A highlight […]

The RTG “Stochastic Models for Innovations in the Engineering Sciences”

My name is Anne Meurer and I’m a PhD student at the Mathematics Department of the University of Kaiserslautern. I’m part of the DFG Research Training Group 1932 “Stochastic Models for Innovations in the Engineering Sciences, an interdisciplinary graduate school from mathematics and engineering sciences. The research is divided into four projects, with different technical […]

Mathematics as tough as steel

Steel is one of the main building blocks of modern society. This is because of all the metallic materials, steel – which is mainly iron – is the most advantageous to produce from both an economic and environmental point of view. Also, steel is extremely versatile: there are thousands of steels with properties suited to […]

Stepping Out of Industry to Peruse a PhD in Mathematical Modelling

By Simon Kaar. I am a Mechanical Engineer. During the previous fifteen years I have specialised in the design and development of medical devices. Typically, hand held devices used by diabetics to monitor blood glucose and asthma sufferers to administer drug to the lungs. The medical device industry is highly regulated. This has traditionally assured […]

From a MSc to a PhD

Hello there, my name is Niall McInerney and I have just begun the second year of my PhD studies in the University of Limerick. Before I discuss what I am currently working on I will briefly explain the unanticipated trajectory which has led me into the life of postgraduate research. In September of 2013, I enrolled into the MSc in […]

Applying PhD Research Skills to Entrepreneurship

Mark Twain once said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”. Pop-culture entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg seem to have lent a little credibility to Twain’s romantic notion. So did Elon Musk, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin all waste their time by enrolling in PhD programs? My […]

An Insight into an Overseas Collaboration

Hi, my name is Kevin Devine. I am a PhD researcher at MACSI in the University of Limerick (UL). I started my PhD in October 2014 following the completion of my undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Physics in UL. My research deals with modelling of the continuous casting of steel process.  As part of this work […]

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; […]