2015 News

DIT researchers win SFI Investigator Programme funding

Date Posted: 18 May, 2015


DIT colleagues Dr. P. J. Cullen and Dr. Paula Bourke from the School of Food Science and Environmental Health, recently received SFI funding for their project “Cold plasma decontamination of cereal grains (PlasmaGrain).”  This proposal addresses an identified need to develop advanced process technologies, which are a green alternative to fumigants for a sustainable grain industry. A pre-competitive prototype will be developed by the project to preserve cereal grain of high quality.

The SFI Investigators Programme supports excellent scientific research that has the potential to impact Ireland’s society and economy. The 23 projects were selected by competitive peer review involving 400 international scientists after a call for proposals across a number of thematic areas of national and international importance. The awards include research in areas such as materials science, data management, medicine and pharmaceuticals, food and nutrition, agriculture and veterinary research and have links to 40 companies.


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