News & Events
SCBE EDI Newsletter - Diversity
This is the second SCBE Quarterly EDI Newsletter of 2023 created by the PhD students in the School. This newsletter's focus is inclusion, specifically in academia.
NUI Honorary Conferring of Mohamad Al-Rubeai
The National University of Ireland honorary degree conferring ceremony took place on Tuesday the 7th of March 2023, in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. At the ceremony, the Chancellor of the University, Dr Maurice Manning, conferred honorary degree on Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai for his contribution to science and noted contributions in public life.
MacElroy Energy Research Bursary 2022
This year, the MacElroy bursary on postgraduate Energy Research was awarded to Mary Ajide and Odhran O'Callaghan
SCBE Seminar Day
The 2nd annual SCBE Seminar Day will be held on Tuesday 14th March 9.30am until 4pm in the Auditorium in UCD Village. Please register here if you are interested in attending.
SCBE EDI Newsletter: Diversity
SCBE research students have created the first quarterly EDI Newsletter of 2023. This Newsletter focuses on Diversity.
SCBE Christmas Party
SCBE Staff and research students joined together in December to celebrate the festive season and share customs and foods of the different nationalities represented in the school.
Burcu Akkoyunlu awarded the EMS Award for best oral presentation
Congratulations to Burcu Akkoyunlu, a PhD student at the UCD school of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering for best oral presentation at the special edition of #Euromembrane2022, 40th European Membrane Society Anniversary in Sorrento, Italy.
SCBE EDI Newsletter: Equality
SCBE research students have created the second quarterly EDI Newsletter of 2022. This Newsletter focuses on Equality
Unprecedented success for UCD in ERC Advanced Grant 2021 competition
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the recipients of its 2021 Advanced Grants competition. The funding worth €624million will go to 253 leading researchers across Europe. Their work is set to provide new insights into many subjects.
SCBE Quarterly EDI Newsletter April 2022
SCBE research students have created the first quarterly EDI Newsletter of 2022.
UCD Engineers Among NovaUCD’s 2022 Innovation Awardees
Dublin, Ireland, 30 March 2022, NovaUCD has today announced the recipients of its annual innovation awards which highlight successes made in areas of knowledge transfer, consultancy, entrepreneurship and the promotion of an innovation culture, by members of the UCD research, innovation and start-up community.
A total of 8 Awards were presented by Professor Barbara Dooley, Acting UCD Registrar and Deputy President during an event held in the UCD University Club.
The first annual SCBE Seminar Day
The first annual SCBE Seminar Day was held on Monday 7th March 2022. The Seminar Day showcased the research projects undertaken at the School and acted as an opportunity for staff, postdoctoral researchers and students to network.
The SCBE Best Research Award went to Apostolos Tsopanoglou and the SCBE Seminar Day Best Presentation was awarded to Burcu Akkoyunlu.
Serendipity Swings Doors of Opportunity Open Wide for Nanobubble Generator Developers
The chance discovery of a novel, safe and cost effective way to generate within a liquid tiny bubbles of gas invisible to the naked eye (nanobubbles) by two alert and inquisitive researchers in the School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering has the potential to transform a panoply of industrial sectors worldwide. This discovery, made four years ago, has progressed to an advanced stage, with a spin out company established to support commercialisation of the patented new technology.
Gas Hydrates – a Potential New Fuel Source or a Cause of Mass Extinctions?
Niall English has researched ice-like, crystalline solids called gas hydrates for more than 20 years. These block gas pipelines and form naturally in the permafrost and in sea beds at the edges of continents. Over the past five of these he has worked closely with QUB microbiologist Professor Chris Allen and together they have established that microbes can affect the stability of natural gas hydrates. They have also postulated a tentative link between reverses in the earth’s magnetic polarity, relatively sudden releases of methane in the past and their possible contribution to mass extinction events something known as the “Belfast hypothesis”. This research is important because it helps inform the work being undertaken globally on climate change.
Springer publishes book to mark retirement of Emeritus Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai
Springer, one of the world’s leading scientific outlets has published a book, Cell Culture Engineering and Technology to mark the retirement of Emeritus Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai.
The book is dedicated to Emeritus Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai on the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of scientific activities in academia. Professor Al-Rubeai joined the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, in 2005. His recruitment to UCD was a pivotal step in the establishment of the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and preceded the development of a globally significant biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Ireland.