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Welcome to AStruM 2021

Thursday 14th January 11:30am - 16.15pm (GMT)

First annual conference hosted by the Bernal Institute on Advanced Structure Materials to address UN Sustainable Development Goals in health, energy and the environment


The Bernal Institute hosts a multidisciplinary team of world-leading materials scientists and engineers at UL. Bernal represents a €100m+ investment in world-class characterisation, modelling and manufacturing facilities concentrated in 20,000 m of high quality research space.

Bernal research focusses on the syntheses (making) characterisation (measuring) and design (inventing) of nano, meso and macro structured materials across four research clusters.

The Bernal Research clusters are Bio Materials, Composite Materials, Molecular Nano Materials and Process Engineering.

Our Vision is to become the leading international research institute for the scientific design and manufacture of structured materials to meet global challenges, particularly in the areas of health, energy and the environment.

Our Mission is to develop disruptive technologies related to Health, Energy and Environment that will create a legacy of scientific achievement in structured materials research that benefits future generations.

Impact

Our research addresses global grand challenges in the areas of health, energy and the environment. Bernal contributes to each area in the following ways:

Good health and wellbeing: Delivering affordable and safe medicine and nutritional materials, effective and robust medical devices and therapies with minimal invasiveness and enhanced patient comfort

Affordable and clean energy: Advancing technologies for generation and storage of power, for heat and transport domestically and industrially, preferably from renewable resources, with optimised production and use efficiencies

Environment and sustainability: Developing new cost-effective, low-carbon manufacturing technologies of and with structured materials from renewable resources and improved options for recycling.


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INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Enjoy speeches from world leading scientists on materials with seminars from world leading materials scientists and engineers

SPEAKERS OVERVIEW


SPEAKERS AND TIMES

THE PROGRAMME

Enjoy seminars from world leading materials scientists and engineers



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Introductions to the Bernal Institute and our sponsors

A quick summary of the Bernal Institute and our Industrial partners. Collaboration is in our DNA.

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Welcome address

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Thumbnail Luuk Van Der Wielen

Norelee Kennedy, Vice President for Research, University of Limerick, Welcome address followed by Luuk Van Der Wielen Bernal Institute Director and conference chair

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Perspectives of renewable structured materials

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Professor Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

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Industry Engagement – Global Grand Challenges

Thumbnail Kevin Boyle Becton Dickinson SVP

Thumbnail Micheal O’Loughlin Boston Scientific VP – R&D

Thumbnail Dan Leibholz – Analog Devices CTO

Kevin Boyle - SVP of interventional segment - Becton Dickinson Micheal O’Loughlin - Vice President, R&D, Urology and Pelvic Health - "Boston Scientific - Advancing Science for Life." Dan Liebholz - CTO - Analog Devices

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Nanocolloidal “inks” for 3D Printing of Structured Materials.’

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Professor Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto, Canada delivers second plenary talk. Chaired by Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering, University of Limerick

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Introductions to the Bernal Institute and our sponsors

A quick summary of the Bernal Institute and our Industrial partners. Collaboration is in our DNA.

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Parallel sessions for Bernal Institute Clusters:

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‘Computationally Driven Design of New and Improved Transparent Conducting Oxides’
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Parallel Session 1: Molecular and Nano Cluster

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Keynote Speaker: Professor David Scanlon, University College London, United Kingdom Speaker 2: Professor Ursel Bangert, Bernal Chair in Microscopy and Imaging, University of Limerick. ‘Assessment of 2-D entities for quantum technology devices development via atomic resolution electron microscopy & spectroscopy’ Chair: Professor Kevin Ryan, Department of Chemical Science, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick

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Tailored Nanomedicine for Brain Diseases
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Parallel Session 2: Biomaterials Cluster

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Session 2: Biomaterials Cluster Speaker: Professor Giovanni Tosi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. ‘Tailored Nanomedicine for Brain Diseases’ Chair: Professor Andreas Grabrucker, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland

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The use of highly aligned carbon nanotube web in multifunctional composite structures
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Parallel Session 3: Composites Cluster

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Speaker: Professor Brian Falzon, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. ‘The use of highly aligned carbon nanotube web in multifunctional composite structures’ Chair: Professor Paul Weaver, Bernal Chair in Composite Materials and Structures, University of Limerick

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Molecular Engineering for Process Development’ & ‘Towards a Digital Twin: Advances in Process Modeling and Integration of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
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Parallel Session 4: Process Cluster

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Thumbnail Marianthi Ierapetritou

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Speaker 1: Professor Claire Adjiman, Imperial College London ‘Molecular Engineering for Process Development’ Speaker 2: Professor Marianthi Ierapetritou, University of Delaware, United States ‘Towards a Digital Twin: Advances in Process Modeling and Integration of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’ Chair: Professor Gavin Walker, Director SSPC, SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals Bernal Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering Bernal Institute University of Limerick

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Event closing address

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A last word from the Director of the Bernal Institute

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