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2023 UCD STEM Symposium

Early Career Researchers Symposium

Symposium Registration Information

  • The Symposium registration is only open to UCD research graduate students (i.e., either PhD or Master by Research) and postdoctoral fellows currently registered in either the UCD College of Science or the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture.
  • The Symposium will consist of up to 300 poster presentations. All posters must be registered and presented by at least one (co)author who is currently registered as a graduate research student or postdoctoral fellow in either the UCD College of Science or the UCD College of Engineering & Architecture. Posters with multiple authors should designate only one main student or postdoc presenter using the online registration form.
  • All posters will be displayed in the UCD O'Reilly Hall during 10 AM - 2 PM on June 13th. They can be displayed starting at 9:00 AM and removed promptly between 2:00-2:15 PM. Posters not removed by 2:15 PM will be discarded.
  • Each poster will be assigned a number - please check the list of poster titles posted on this website. The poster’s presenter will be expected to be available at the poster location during the time slot allocated in the programme (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: The first session - poster presenters with ODD poster numbers; followed by 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: The second session - poster presenters with EVEN poster numbers.)
  • A committee will rank the posters submitted, and the Symposium will end with a brief  awards ceremony  to be held at 2:45 PM in the O’Reilly Hall Conservatory.
  • Important note: The registration deadline is Friday, June 9th at 12:00 PM (noon). As the event has a maximum capacity of 300 posters, the poster registration will be CLOSED as soon as this capacity will be reached during the registration window.
  • Important note:If you are unable to upload your Poster at the time of registration your response is sent to you and you can edit it at a later stage.

Important notes:

  • The final numbered list of posters will be posted online Monday, June 12th, 2023.
  • The posters can have any reasonable size (e.g., A0, or A1).
  • Four poster awards will be given to the best posters presented by students from each of the two colleges.
  • A €10 lunch voucher will be provided for each poster presenter (i.e., one voucher per poster). These can be used/redeemed by presenters at any time during the day but only in the UCD Main Restaurant only ('Gather & Gather', UCD Gerald Manley Hopkins Building).

Symposium Programme:

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: All presenters can setup/display their posters in the UCD O’Reilly Hall.
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: The first session. Poster presenters with ODD poster numbers (i.e., ODD-numbered poster presenters to be available next to their posters).
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Lunch break (the €10 vouchers can be used/redeemed at any time during the day but only in the UCD Main Restaurant only ('Gather & Gather', UCD Gerald Manley Hopkins Building).
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: The second session. Poster presenters with EVEN poster numbers (i.e., EVEN-numbered poster presenters expected to be available next to their posters). 

  • 2:00 PM - Removal of all posters and poster boards.
  • 2:45 PM - A brief Awards ceremony to take place in the O’Reilly Hall Conservatory.

Symposium Papers

1 Application of in-situ process monitoring to optimise laser parameters during the L-PBF printing of Ti-6Al-4V parts with overhang structures
2 The Effect of Heat Treatment on the Microstructure of Additively Manufactured Maraging Steel
3 LCA of emerging technologies for pilot scale design
4 Discontinuity Induced Bifurcations in Machining Applications

Using the autoprogressive algorithm with OpenFOAM and Python to learn mechanical constitutive models
College of Engineering & Architecture 2nd Place Award

6 4f photo absorption in Pt+ to Pt4+
7 Mechanical characterization of carbon fibre Elium composites by hybrid toughening of PDA WMCNTs sizing and PPS veil interleaving
8 3D printing of continuous stainless steel fibre reinforced polymer composites
9 Toward High-Precision and Large-Scale 3D Printing of Photoresist and Polymer via Digital Light Processing
10 The effect of hydrothermal alteration on volcanic stability: a new 3D modelling method
11 3D modelling of volcanic rocks in the Limerick Basin (Ireland) subsurface using integrated regional geophysical data analysis and inverse geophysical modelling
12 A HCS platform for systematic analysis of 3D spheroids at subcellular resolution
13 Finite element modelling of 3D printed bioresorbable polymer stent deploymentFinite element modelling of 3D printed bioresorbable polymer stent deployment
14 An Optical 3-Axis Force and Displacement Distributed Sensing Array.

Optimization of biorefinery location and supply chain design for agricultural waste in Ireland
College of Engineering & Architecture Dean's Award

16 Feasibility of Spectral Imaging and Data Fusion for Classification of Turkish Wheat Kernels
17 Identification of European isolates of the lager yeast parent Saccharomyces eubayanus
18 Anomaly Detection in Dairy Cows by Fitting Lactation Curve
19 Asymmetric Synthesis of Quaternary α-Aryl Stereocentres in Benzofuranones Using Decarboxylative Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation
20 Asymmetric Synthesis of Quaternary α-Aryl Stereocentres in Dihydroquinolinones via DAAA
21 A General Synthesis of Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Lipoxin B4 Analogues
22 Developing Highly Sensitive and Selective Biosensors Utilizing Ion Current Rectification in Conical Nanopipettes
23 A New Paradigm for the Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction
24 Sensommatic: An efficient pipeline to mine and predict sensory receptor genes in the era of reference-quality genomes
25 Can mutations in the non-protein-coding “Dark Matter” of our genome drive tumorigenesis? Insights from 16,000 Genomics England tumours
26 Transcriptomics as a tool for identifying markers associated with Septoria tritici blotch resistance
27 Morphometric analysis of 3D cellular models in the context of Rab GTPases
28 A live-cell imaging strategy to dissect Rab6-dependent Golgi-ER retrograde transport
29 Three-dimensional spheroids: improved disease models for development of precision RNA therapeutics in oncology
30 Understanding post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms important for chronic pain
31 Uncovering early circulating prognostic markers in pre-eclampsia
32 Investigating the Effect of Hydroxylase Inhibiting Drugs on Inflammatory Fibroblasts
33 Effects of Curcumin analogues DMC and EF24 in combination with TRAIL against kidney cancer
34 Molecular dynamics simulation of titania-water interfaces motivated by Solar Energy
35 Site Specific PEGylation of Human Interferon Gamma for Improved Therapeutics

A high-content method for the quantitative study of nanoparticle uptake and trafficking in 3D spheroids
College of Science 1st Place Award


Exploring Subcellular Delivery Ability of a Nanoscale System
College of Science Dean's Award


The Development of a Solid-State Nanopore Sensor for the Identification of Infectious DNA Based on Ion Current Rectification
College of Science 3rd Place Award

39 Multiscale Modelling of Milk Proteins Interactions with Metallic Iron Nanoparticle
40 Computational Biophysical Descriptors of Nanoparticle Biomolecular Coronas
41 Ultralight, anisotropic, and self-supported graphene/MWCNT aerogel with high-performance microwave absorption
42 A Microfluidic Approach for Tuneable Synthesis of Gold Nanostructures
43 Interaction Potential-Derived Nanomaterial Descriptors for Machine Learning Models of Bioactivity
44 Evaluating the hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
45 Investigating the Performance of Nanoparticle Reinforced Adhesives to Facilitate Magnetic-Field Induced Debond-on-Demand
46 Cold Plasma Deposition as a novel technology for targeted cancer drug delivery
47 Automatic Segmentation of the Paediatric Femoral Head
48 Novel Ti6Al4V ELI Additive Manufacture – Wrought Hybrids For Biomedical Use.
49 Computational Modelling of Microneedle Insertion and Therapeutic Drug Delivery
50 Investigation of Polymer Integrated Smart Piezoelectric Fillers
51 A Bioresorbable Gene-eluting Stent Using Hyperbranched Polymers

Impact Of Bioprosthetic Valve Leaflet Stiffness And Anisotropy On Tavr Stent Fatigue Life
College of Engineering & Architecture 3rd Place Award

53 The effect of UVA light/8-methoxypsoralen exposure used in ECP treatment on platelets and extracellular vesicles.
54 Finely modulating the human macrophage phenotype: A rationale for a pro-resolving approach combined with gold-standard therapy in atherosclerosis
55 Determining the feasibility of a novel Timepix3 detector for Compton imaging in Nuclear Medicine.
56 Unleashing the Power of High-Throughput Bright-field Imaging for Enhanced Mesenchymal Cell Separation: A Novel Supervised Clustering Approach in Vitro Augmentation of Healthy and Stressful Conditions
57 A Comparative Study of Data Mining-Based Bridge Monitoring Using Vibration Data

FraudLens: Graph Structural Learning for Bitcoin Illicit Activity Identification
College of Science 2nd Place Award

59 A Novel Blockchain-based Decentralized Multi-party Certificate Management Framework
60 Blockchain Integrated Security Enhancements for future Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications
61 Trust Management and Bad Data Reduction in Blockchain Systems using Machine Learning Techniques
62 Security Challenges of Integrating Blockchain with other technologies (AI, IoT, Cloud Computing, Edge and Fog Computing) in healthcare
63 Blockchain for Spectrum Management
64 A systematic review on numerical modelling wave-structure interaction
65 Random Noise: Our Old Foe but New Friend in Achieving High-Performance Frequency Synthesis
66 Comparing the Similarity of OpenAPI-Based Microservices
67 Privacy Attacks due to Time-based Adversarial Inference in Federated Learning for Beyond 5G/6G Edge AI
68 The Logistic Problem with Nonlinear Directed Advection
69 Application of Multivariate functional principal component analysis on high-dimensional gait data of children with cerebral palsy.
70 Latent Space approaches for multivariate count time series data
71 Imputing missing values in metabolomic data using a robust infinite factor model
72 Automated adaptive traffic network: Adapting the M50 in real-time using artificial intelligent
73 Artificial Intelligence for Mitigating Natural Hazards: The case of Overtopping Prediction at Coastal Structures
74 ML-Aided Mobility-supporting Load Balancing for Hybrid LiFi and WiFi Networks
75 The Power Grid as River Network: Using Notions of Tributary, Distributary and Stream Order Number to Identify Clusters of Related Nodes
76 Marine Biofouling of Offshore Structures
77 CoTV: Cooperative Control for Traffic Light Signals and Connected Autonomous Vehicles using Deep Reinforcement Learning
78 Argument Mining with Graph Representation Learning
79 Machine Learning Techniques to Solve Combinatorial Optimisation Problems
80 Truly Generative Data Augmentation for Image Segmentation - Case of Cloud Images
81 Deceiving Post-hoc Explainable AI (XAI) Methods in Network Intrusion Detection
82 Semi-factual Explanations in AI
83 FAMTDS: An Novel MFO-Based Fully Optimized Malicious Traffic Detection System for Multi-Environment Networks
84 Reinforcement Learning Techniques for Optimising System Configuration on the Cloud-Edge-Far Edge Continuum: A taxonomy and open problems
85 Merging Deep Learning & Functional Data Analysis for 3D Data Reconstruction in the Medical Context
86 Fusing Feature Engineering and Deep Learning: A Case Study for Malware Classification
87 Multi-Domain Modelling of Readout Architectures in Quantum Computing
88 Robustness of controlled Hamiltonian approaches to unitary quantum gates
89 Simulating Magnetic Tunnelling Junctions for Neuromorphic computing
90 Thermometry of Strongly Correlated Quantum Environments
91 Potential Regions for Smart Specialization: a Taxonomy of Turkish Nuts 2 Regions
92 Adaptation options for vulnerable communities to address Urban Heat
93 Augmented Street-Level Imagery with Points of Interest

Upcycling natural Limestone waste for thermochemical energy storage by using tailored CaZrO3-nanoadditives
College of Engineering & Architecture 1st Place Award

95 Towards the reliability and cost-effectiveness of Offshore Wind Energy: A literature review
96 Neuromorphic Control for Robotic Systems
97 Insights into subsurface geological characterization of Limerick Syncline using seismic and petrophysics
98 Unravelling the controls on high-grade cobalt mineralization in the Central African Copperbelt
99 Using fossil material and living assemblages to assess the ecological health and anthropogenic modification of marine ecosystems in Irish bays
100 Geological and petrophysical characterization of the electromagnetic anomaly of the Lisheen Zn-Pb deposit in Ireland
101 Investigating the Geometry and nature of Invesion Structures in the Irish Carboniferous basin and their impact on Pb-Zn Mineralization
102 Aspects of the geology of the Neoproterozoic Rosh Pinah Zn-Pb-Ag-(Ba) deposit, Namibia
103 Developing a national-scale hydrological model for drought monitoring in Ireland
104 Holistic impact assessment of building scale water conservation measures on urban water cycle carbon footprint
105 Evaluating Conceptual Models for Surface Runoff Simulation in Temperate Peatlands: Which One Performs the Best?
106 Investigating the Effect of Rain on Water Waves Using Numerical Methods
107 Assessing the influence of faults on lateral lithofacies variability in the Irish Carboniferous, Southeast Ireland
108 In silico screening of protein adsorption onto noble metal nanoparticles nanoparticles

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I do not intend to present a poster, but I would like to come and look at the posters on the day of the Symposium (Tuesday, June 13th , 2023). Do I still need to register? Answer: No, only poster presenters need to register online, primarily because they need to be assigned a poster board number and to be provided with a lunch voucher. However, all members of the UCD community, students and staff included, are very welcome to attend our 2023 STEM Symposium without the need to register. The Symposium programme and the registration form are available online at: https://www.ucd.ie/science/research/2023stemsymposium
  2. I am postdoctoral research fellow. Am I eligible to register for the symposium as a poster presenter? Answer: Yes, all postdoctoral research fellows in the UCD College of Science or the UCD College and Engineering and Architecture are very welcome to register and submit a poster abstract online. They will also receive a lunch voucher for the day of the Symposium. However, only posters submitted and presented by a graduate research students will be eligible for an award. Also, please keep in mind that the event has a strict maximum capacity of 300 posters, the poster registration will be CLOSED as soon as this capacity will be reached during the registration window.
  3. I am a UCD STEM taught MSc student. Am I eligible to register for the symposium as a poster presenter? Answer: No, this year the Symposium registration is only open to UCD STEM research graduate students (i.e., either PhD or Master by Research) and postdoctoral fellows (see above).

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

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