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Méadhbh O’Connor, Biosystem II, 2014. Image by David Orr

Science for Sustainable Futures

21st Feb

Méadhbh O’Connor, Biosystem II, 2014. Image by David Orr

 

Science for Sustainable Futures. Delivered by ERI (UCC). 

Wednesday 21st Feb 6.30pm - 8pm. 

In association with the Sustainable Futures Project at Sirius Arts Centre.

An evening of short public talks about the ongoing scientific research in the area of sustainability given by leading Irish scientists from UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Research (MaREI).

Professor Jerry Murphy: Professor Murphy is co-director of the MaREI Centre and Principal Investigator of the Bioenergy and Biofuels research group in the ERI. Prof Murphy is a world-leading gaseous and algal biofuels researcher with a particular focus on the production of biogases such as biomethane from the anaerobic digestion of slurry, grass and seaweed.

Professor Brian Ó Gallachóir: is co-director of the MaREI Centre and Principal Investigator of Energy Policy and Modelling Research group in the ERI. Prof Ó Gallachóir’s research focuses on bottom up techno-economic modelling of sectoral energy demand, electricity dispatch modelling and energy systems optimisation.

Dr Maria McNamara: Dr McNamara is a researcher in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and the ERI at University College Cork (UCC). Her research is focused on the preservation and palaeobiology of exceptionally preserved fossil and combines fossil-based and experimental approaches to investigating the processes of decay and soft tissue preservation that control patterns in the fossil record of various vertebrate and invertebrate taxa. 

Dr Eoin Flynn: Dr Flynn established and runs the sustainable materials laboratory at the ERI, which develops technologies that encompass bottom-up production methods; biodegradable, renewably sourced materials; and environmentally benign usage.The development of technologies from sustainable sources is essential to minimising negative anthropogenic effects on environment and climate.

Free event, no booking required.