Update for week of 31 May 2016

IRC awards 3 Employment-based research grants to DIT applicants

The Irish Research Council's Employment Based Postgraduate Programme provides students in all disciplines an opportunity to work in a co-educational environment involving a higher education institution and an employment partner. Since its inception, the Council has created over 120 jobs for researchers who are currently embedded in a range of organisational types, across all academic disciplines and business sectors.  Congratulations to Professor Aidan Duffy, Dr. Charlie Cullen and Aoife Lloyd McKernan whose projects have been awarded funding in the 2016 round of Employment-based research grants. 

The three successful applications are described as follows:

-           A dynamic (mixed) life-cycle techno-economic assessment tool for the selection of most effective energy efficiency retrofit measures in dwellings: an Irish case study (Professor Aidan Duffy)

-          Audio Scene Analysis for 3D Audio Objects (Dr. Cullen)

-          The impact of contact lens solution on soft lens discomfort utilising modern imaging systems, from in vitro to in vivo (Aoife Lloyd McKernan)

Further details on this programme are available on the Irish Research Council website