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Bernal Institute Research Forum - Tuesday, 14 March at 12h00

07.03.2017
MSSI/Bernal Institute Research Forum - Tuesday, 14 March at 12h00
PRESENTATION BY

Dr PJ Cullen, Dublin Institute of Technology

PRESENTATION TITLE

Future Technologies for the Food, Pharma and Environmental Sectors

ABSTRACT

Advanced manufacturing involves the use of technology to improve products and/or processes. This talk will discuss the benefits of using technology to link the sciences from both the research funding and industrial impact perspectives. Examples of Process Analytical Technologies for improved process monitoring and control will be outlined including Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, multi-point NIR spectroscopy and particle/crystal imaging for the dairy and pharma sectors. Hyperspectral imaging of the environment using drones will also be detailed. Examples of Cold Plasma technologies for food, water and medical treatment will be outlined as examples of future process technologies.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr PJ Cullen is a principal investigator at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been awarded over 10M euros in research funding which supports a team of 7 postdoctoral fellows and 18 PhD students. He is a collaborator in the Enterprise Ireland led Dairy, Meat and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centres set up to support competitive advantages of Irish manufacturing industry. He has co-authored 140 journal articles and edited 6 books. He is currently a member of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) scientific committee.

DATE:           Tuesday, 14 March 2017

TIME:            12h00

VENUE:        MSG-025 MSSI Building Extension

TEA/COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 11h45

For further information, please contact: gavin.walker@ul.ie