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UCD Staff reflect on COVID-19’s Transformation of Education

Places Journal, of which UCD is a partner, have recently published essays as part of its “Field Notes on Pandemic Teaching” series, in which educators working in architecture, landscape and urbanism around the globe share their thoughts on the challenges of abruptly moving their teaching online during the COVID-19 pandemic. UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy faculty, including Hugh Campbell, Orla Murphy and Emmett Scanlon are among the contributors.

A Milestone — Professor Da-Wen Sun’s H-Index (Web of Science) Reaches 100

The h-index of Professor Da-Wen Sun’s publications has reached a milestone of 100 according to the latest data from Web of Science. He also has an h-index of 104 from SCOPUS and 115 from Google Scholar.
The h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given author/journal has published h papers that have each been cited at least h times. The index is designed to improve upon simpler measures such as the total number of citations or publications.

Airflow video shows how easily coronavirus can be spread by coughing

A coughing video created by University College Dublin professors has helped show the important of social distancing.
The project uses schleiren imaging technology – which uses light to show the density of fluids - to illustrate how air moves around people when they cough or sneeze.

UCD researcher co-leads €4.5m project to use cold plasma to treat Orthopaedic infection

University College Dublin Professor Paula Bourke is principal investigator on a new €4.5 million collaborative project seeking to use cold plasma to combat antibiotic resistant infections. The researcher, from the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, is developing new threrapies that use cold plasma to inactivite microbes and bacteria that cause infections following orthopaedic surgery.

The Irish Laboratory Awards 2020

Launched in 2013, the Irish Laboratory Awards recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of those working in the laboratories across Ireland at this year's awards ceremony.

UCD Researchers Discover New Method to Generate Substantial Volumes of Nanobubbles in Water

Researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have discovered a new energy-efficient method to generate and release substantial volumes of metastable, nano-scale gas bubbles in water, in excess of natural solubility levels.
The discovery has the potential to disrupt a number of industries including; wastewater treatment, gas storage, food, bio-pharma and brewing.