June 2013 - Congratulations to Jennifer Dorney who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled, 'Polystyrene: A Potential Standard for Developing In Vitro Cellular Tracking Methods for Nanotoxicology', supervised by Prof. Hugh Byrne & Dr. Gordon Chambers.
May 2013 - Congratulations to Subhash Chandra who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, 'Approach to Plasmonic Luminescent Solar Concentration', supervised by Dr. John Doran & Dr. Sarah McCormack (Trinity)
April 2013 - Congratulations to Jawad Sarwar who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, 'Experimental and numerical investigation of thermal regulation of Photovoltaic and concentrated Photovoltaic using phase change materials', supervised by Dr. Sarah McCormack (Trinity) and Prof. Brian Norton.
March 2013 - Congratulations to Brian Madden who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, 'Augmented control of a hands-free electrolarynx', supervised by Prof. Eugene Coyle, Dr. Ted Burke, Dr. James Condron, and Prof. Jonathan Blackledge.
Jan 2013 - Congratulations to Nosheen Rashid who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled, 'Raman micro spectroscopy for the characterisation of cervical cancer', supervised by Prof. Fiona M. Lyng and Prof. Hugh J. Byrne.
Jan 2013 - Congratulations to Syed Mehmood Ali who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, 'Raman Spectroscopy of UV-Induced Skin Damage'.
Dec 2012 - The Grasshopper Programme, developed by Dr Theresa Hedderman of the Focas Research Institute, went to Belmayne Educate Together National School this year. The programme is an interactive demonstration suitable for 5-12 year olds and helps students at primary level to develop science and research skills. More information and pictures from the day can found on the DIT website.
Nov 2012 - Congratualtions to Miriam Kennedy who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled, 'Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel endoperoxide-containing hybrid chemotherapies'.
Nov 2012 - Congratulations to Kishore Kumar Jella who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, 'Investigation of Radiation Induced Bystander signaling in Human Keratinocyte cells'.
Nov 2012 - Congratulations to Dervil Cody, IEO, who won the award for Best Oral Presentation at the 2012 Annual DIT Postgraduate Research Symposium for her presentation, “Development of a Diacetone Acrylamide-based Holographic Photopolymer"
Oct 2012 - Congratulations to Marcus Maher who won the award for best oral presentation at the recent meeting of the European Society for Toxicology in Vitro
Sept 2012 - Congratulations to Swarna Jaiswal who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled, "In vitro Assessment of potential Antibacterial Chemistries”.
Sept 2012 - Congratulations to Hayley Furlong who was awarded a Fiosraigh Research Student Internship to participate in a doctoral course in McMaster University, Canada, in 2012/2013.
Sept 2012 - Congratulations to Zlata Tofzikovskaya who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled, “Synthesis and characterisation of a novel drug delivery system for cancer therapy”
July 2012 - Congratulations to Samar Moqadasi who successfully completed her PhD thesis entitled, "Synthesis and Characterisation of Ruthenium(II) and Copper(II) Complexes as Potential Anticancer Drugs"
Jun 2012 - Congratulations to postgraduate student Laura Perdisatt who won a poster prize at the Irish Universities Chemistry Colloquium held in University of Limerick. Her poster was entitled "Systematic study into substituent’s effect on the Performance of a series of therapeutic Ru(II) complexes". Her supervisors are Dr Luke O'Neill and Dr Christine O'Connor.
Jun 2012 - The work on the Focas Extension is now completed.
Mar 2012 - Congratualtions to Niall O'Claonadh who successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled, "Determination of the Leaching and Migration Potential of Metallic Nanoparticles from Food Packaging".
Jan 2012 - Congratulations to Sourav Prasanna Mukherjee who successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Towards Structure Activity Relationships forin vitro Toxicity of PolyamidoamineDendritic Nanoparticles".
Jan 2012 - Congratulations to Haq Nawaz who successfully defended his PhD thesis, entitled "Raman micro spectroscopy for the investigation of the action of anti-cancer agents"
Nov 2011 - Work begins on Focas 4th Floor extension