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University of Limerick

University of Limerick


Legal Entity Short Name: ULIM

Academic / Non-Academic: Academic

Country: Ireland

Department / Division: Materials & Surface Science Institute

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Postal Address:

  • Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Irish Centre for Composites Research
  • Materials & Surface Science Institute
  • University of Limerick
  • Limerick
  • Ireland

Scientists

Prof. Michael McCarthy

Position: Chair of Aeronautical Engineering

Role in ICONIC: ULIM Scientist-in-charge, Supervisor

Email address: michael.mccarthy@ul.ie

Supervisor For: ESRs 10 and 11


Experience:

Prof. Michael McCarthy is the Chair of Aeronautical Engineering at ULIM. He has supervised 12 PhD students and 10 postdoctoral fellows, obtained almost €3M in research funding from the EU, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Irish Research Council (IRC), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and direct industry funding. He has also been a primary investigator on successful institutional proposals worth over €24M. He was Project Coordinator for the EU5 project BOJCAS, and has been a partner in EU crashworthiness projects CRASURV and CRAHVI, as well as FP7 projects MAAXIMUS and REAMOFUN. He has published one book, 3 book chapters and over 130 research articles, including 68 refereed journal papers listed on the ISI Web of Science.

Associate Prof. Conor McCarthy

Position: Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, Vice Dean Research of Faculty of Science and Engineering

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: conor.mccarthy@ul.ie

Supervisor For: ESRs 10 and 11


Experience:

Associate Prof. Conor McCarthy has graduated 7 PhD students, and mentored 4 postdoctoral researchers. He has secured over €2.4M in competitive research grants obtained from the EU, SFI, IRC and EI, and has collaborated on large institutional grants to help ULIM secure over €17M in research funding. He has published 50+ journal papers, 100+ conference papers and 2 book chapters, all closely related to composite joining. He currently collaborates on both private and publicly funded projects with three major airframe manufacturers (EADS, Airbus and Bombardier) on the design of composite joints, led the largest University partnership (€1M) in the FP7 project MAAXIMUS, and is PI on the €1.1M Science Foundation Ireland funded project FALCOM on novel and innovative composite joining techniques.