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MSSI graduated 13 PhD and 2 Masters students in January 2017

19.01.2017
MSSI graduated 13 PhD and 2 Masters students in January 2017

 

 

Pictured above is L to R: Dr Witold Kwapinski, Francesco Severini, PhD; Daya Pandey, PhD; Professor JJ Leahy,

Natalie Taupe, PhD; Áine O’Driscoll, PhD.
 

 

Pictured above is L to R: Brian Golden, PhD; Professor Noel O’Dowd.
 

 

Pictured above is L to R: Catríona Dowling, PhD; Dr Patrick Kiely.

 

 

Pictured above is L to R: Professor Michael Zaworotko, Shiyuan Zhang, PhD.

 

 

Pictured above is L to R: Dr Teresa Curtin, Áine O’Driscoll, PhD; Professor JJ Leahy.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Brian Conroy

Thesis: Investigation of the Dimensional Distortion of ASTM F75 Femoral Knee Implants
Internal Supervisor: Dr David Tanner
Internal Examiner: Dr Jeremy Robinson
External Examiner: Professor Chris Truman, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Chair: Dr Eamonn de Barra

Catríona Dowling

Thesis: Targeting Protein Kinase C in Colorectal Cancer

Internal Supervisor: Dr Patrick Kiely
Internal Examiner: Dr Tara Dalton
External Examiner: Professor Emanuela Corsini, University of Milan, Italy.
Chair: Dr Audrey O’Grady

Brian Golden

Thesis: Micromechanical Modelling and Testing of a 9Cr Tempered Martensitic Steel
Internal Supervisors: Professor Noel O’Dowd / Dr Peter Tiernan

Internal Examiner: Dr David Tanner
External Examiner: Dr Liguo Zhao, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.
Chair: Professor Conor McCarthy

Alen Horvat

Thesis: A Study of the Uncertainty Associated with Tar Measurement and an Investigation of Tar Evolution and Composition During the Air-blown Fluidised Bed Gasification of Torrefied and Non-Torrefied Grassy Biomass
Internal Supervisors: Professor J J Leahy / Dr Marzena Kwapinska / Dr Witold Kwapinski
Internal Examiner: Dr Gordon Armstrong
External Examiner: Dr Maria Sanchez Hervas, University of Milan, Italy.
Chair: Dr Tom Newe

Mahendar Kumbham

Thesis: Far-field Mid-infrared Microscopy with Solid Immersion Lens: Polarisation, Spatial Pattern Diversities and Subsequent Image Processing
Internal Supervisors: Dr Christophe Silien / Professor Syed Tofail

Internal Examiner: Professor Ursel Bangert
External Examiner: Dr Joanna Bauer, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.
Chair: Dr Peter Murphy

Áine O’Driscoll

Thesis: The Catalytic Hydrogenation of Furfural to Furfuryl Alcohol
Internal Supervisors: Professor J J Leahy / Dr Teresa Curtin

Internal Examiner: Dr Erzeng Xue
External Examiner: Dr Antonio Lopez-Sanchez, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Chair: Ms Louise Kiernan

Shane O’Mahony

Thesis: Understanding the Immobilisation of Proteins on Surfaces Using Molecular Dynamics Computer Simulations
Internal Supervisor: Dr Damien Thompson

Internal Examiner: Professor Syed Tofail
External Examiner: Professor Caitriona O’Driscoll, University College Cork.
Chair: Dr David Corcoran

Daya Pandey

Thesis: Experimental and Mathematical Modelling of Bio-waste Gasification in a Bubbling Fluidised Bed Reactor
Internal Supervisors: Dr Witold Kwapinski / Professor J J Leahy

Internal Examiner: Dr Philip Griffin
External Examiner: Professor Jefferson Tester, Cornell University, USA.
Chair: Dr Sarah Hudson

Francesco Severini

Thesis: Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Butyl Butyrate Production
Internal Supervisors: Dr Witold Kwapinski / Professor J J Leahy

Internal Examiner: Dr Erzeng Xue
External Examiner: Dr Mhammad Ahmad, Amercian University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Chair: Dr Noreen Hanly

Padraic Slattery

Thesis: Development and Assessment of a Novel Resin Injection Repair Procedure for Impact Damaged Composites
Internal Supervisors: Dr Ronan O’Higgins / Professor Conor McCarthy

Internal Examiner: Dr Anthony Comer
External Examiner: Professor Geoff Gibson, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Chair: Dr Jeremy Robinson

Natalie Taupe

Thesis: Thermal Treatment Technologies for Low Moisture and Dehydrated Manure Feedstock
Internal Supervisors: Professor J J Leahy / Dr Witold Kwapinski

Internal Examiner: Dr Ken Byrne
External Examiner: Professor Sven Sommer, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
Chair: Professor Tony Pembroke

Teresa Tierney

Thesis: Preparation and Isolation of Drug Particles with Improved Therapeutic Response
Internal Supervisors: Dr Sarah Hudson / Professor Åke Rasmuson

Internal Examiner: Dr Teresa Curtin
External Examiner: Dr Bernard Van Eerdenbrugh, Novartis Campus, Basel, Switzerland.
Chair: Dr Tadhg Kennedy

Shiyuan Zhang

Thesis: Chiral Metal-organic Materials and Zeolite-like Lanthanide Metal-organic Framework: Design, Synthesis and Application
Internal Supervisor: Professor Michael Zaworotko

Internal Examiner: Dr Kevin M. Ryan
External Examiner: Professor Shengqian Ma, University of South Florida, USA.
Chair: Dr Emmet O’Reilly

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Beulah McManus

Thesis: An Investigation of the Factors Affecting Student Motivation in Junior Cycle Science in Ireland

Supervisors: Dr Teresa Curtin / Dr Peter Childs

MASTER OF ENGINEERING

Winifred Obande

Thesis: Mechanical Characterisation of Composite Materials with 3D Woven Reinforcement Architectures

Supervisor: Dr Walter Stanley