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Department of Business
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Department of Post Graduates Research
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Department of Computing & Electronic Engineering
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Department of Research
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Department of Marketing, Tourism & Sport
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Department of Research, Innovation and Engagement
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Department of Social Sciences
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Department of Life Sciences
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Simeon Akindele Abolade Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic performance study on Bismuth-chalcogenides using first-principles PhD N/AMISHE
Department of Civil Engineering & Construction
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Department of Environmental Science
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Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
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Department of Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture
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Department of Mechatronic Engineering
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Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences
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Machailla McCabe Exploring definitions of Mental Health & Establishing Validated Assessment Tools amongst Student Populations within the 3rd Level Setting. Research Masters N/A
Department of Online Development
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Department of ODL
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Faculty of Science
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Adam McDonnell Chemical Profiling of Commercially Relevant Irish Seaweed - EPICENTRE Research Masters N/ACERIS
Aislinn White Development of a novel multi-analyte lateral flow immunoassay for kidney markers PhD N/A
Anita Aranyos Characterisation and metabolite enrichment of microalgal micro- and nanovesicles Research Masters N/ACERIS
Ashling Granahan (Graduated 2020) Investigating the role of serine proteases in basidiomycete fruiting body development and nutrient acquisition from humic-rich environments. PhD N/ACERIS CERIS
Bridget Brennan "An Analysis of the medieval cemetery at Kilteasheen, County Roscommon AD600 to AD1400" Research Masters N/ACERIS CERIS CERIS
Caroline Bradshaw An investigation into the breastfeeding practices in the North West of Ireland: the perceived facilitators and barriers Research Masters N/A
Carolyn Scott Evaluation of decision-making factors to facilitate effective safety behaviour fo Irish Farmers Research Masters N/A
Christopher Golden Investigation of the therapeutic potential of secondary metabolites produced by Rasamsonia emersonii Research Masters N/ACERIS
Claire Smyth To investigate the potential effectiveness of mirror-aided cross-education using the innovative "Mirror Strengthing Device" compared to mirror therapy alone in poststroke upper limb recovery PhD N/ACERIS CHANCE
Connell Boal The Development of novel technology to combat antibiotic resistance in medical application and in the environment PhD N/A
Darren Garland Lough Arrow - Conservation Status Assessment and Collaborative Actions for the Natura Network PhD N/ACERIS
David Fierli Purification of microalgal micro- and nanovesicles by tangential flow filtration Research Masters N/ACERIS CERIS
Eimear Cronin The effects of pilates training on gait and functional outcomes in chronic stroke patients Research Masters N/ACERIS CERIS CHANCE
Eithne Davis (Graduated 2021) The Prevention, Control and Eradication of Invasive Species PhD N/ACERIS CERIS CHANCE CERIS
Elaine Meade Animal to human disease: a public health safety issue, an investigation into the zoonotic transmission of infectious pathogenic microbial species. PhD N/A
Elana Maria Barone Bioactivity of microalgal micro- and nanovesicles purified by tangential flow filtration Research Masters N/ACERIS
Eoghan Feane The Development of a Method for the Detection of Anthelmintics in Tissue by UPLC-MSMS Research Masters N/A
Fiona Doherty Research Masters N/A
Helen Herbert Homeostasis Preservation in Human Cell Lines with Microalgae PhD N/ACERIS
Helen Moran Assessment of Status of an Invasive Aquatic Weed, Lagarosiphon major, in Lough Corrib Using New Technologies PhD N/ACERIS CERIS
Henry Koehler Molecular ecology of sand-dwelling dinoflagellates in northwest Ireland PhD N/A
Hilary McDonagh Modifying subconscious tongue Movements to improve fluency in Adults with Developmental Stutter: A pilot randomised feasibility study. PhD N/ACHANCE
Irthasa Aazem Development of Supercapacitor-Triboelectric Nanogenerators (SC-TENGs) for Wearable Electronics PhD N/A
Ismaila Abimbola The use of low-cost sensors for monitoring and modelling dynamical temporal microplastic pollution in freshwater PhD N/A
Ita Kenny Invasive plant species and the farming sector in Ireland PhD N/ACERIS
James Blee Using food product waste streams as a sustainable source of natural components capable of enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics against resistant bacteria PhD N/A
Jamie Grant Development of Nano-fibrous Chitosan and Graphene Composites for Bio-Medical Applications PhD N/ANano-Bio
Janis-Marie Kelly Developing mitochondrial biomarkers for natural sunlight damage to human skin PhD N/A
Julia Montelin Powers Developing a Mitochondrial DNA Platform for Prognostic Skin Cancer Biomarkers PhD N/A
Keerthi Nair Development of Novel Materials for electrocatalysis in wastewater treatment and its commercialization PhD N/A
Keith Dunne (Graduated 2021) A Genomic Approcah to understanding & improving Mushroom Compost Utilisation PhD N/ACERIS
Khurram Riaz Increase Climate Resilience in Coastal Cities using Ecosystem-Based Approach and GIS Digital Twin Solutions PhD N/ACERIS CERIS
Kris O'Dowd The optimisation of the photo-Fenton Process for the removal of antimicrobial organisms from drinking water at neutral pH PhD N/ACERIS CERIS Nano-Bio
Kristian Mallon The individual and societal impact of a diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Ireland. PhD N/A
Leocardia Ranga Exploring ways to incorporate insects into the food supply chain: a study from farm-to-fork PhD N/ACERIS
Lokesh Yadav Tuning of 2D material for wearable devices and biomedical applications PhD N/A
Lorraine Archer (Graduated 2020) An Investigation Into The Antioxidant Activity And Fatty Acids Of Microalgae From The North West of Ireland PhD N/A
Louise Duignan Sustainable management of priority farmland habitats on the Aran Islands. PhD N/A
Luke Slaughter Culture Process and Harvesting Optimisation of M. hyopneumoniae. PhD N/A
Machailla McCabe Exploring definitions of Mental Health & Establishing Validated Assessment Tools amongst Student Populations within the 3rd Level Setting. Research Masters N/A
Mahrokh Jamshidvand Use of Protein Hydrolysates to Generate High Protein Foods Acceptable by Older Adults PhD N/A
Marcus Colon Developing mitonchondrial markers for athletic performance over-training and recovery regimes PhD N/A
Micheal O'Cearbhallain Multi-elemental analysis of soil samples from a Medieval site in Co. Roscommon Research Masters N/A
Naoise Rasmussen The effects of weight loss interventions on dementia trajectory in obese individuals PhD N/AHEAL
Naveen Kumar Fungal biodegradation of plastics and biodegradable plastics PhD N/AHEAL CERIS
Niamh O'Callaghan The Nutrition Related Life of Adult Cancer Survivors Living on the Island of Ireland Research Masters N/AHEAL CERIS HEAL
Nishanth Thomas Development of Functional Materials for Photo-Fenton and Electrocatalysis PhD N/AHEAL CERIS HEAL PEM
Pamela Banaszczyk Serum Formulation Optimisation for the culturing of M. hyo PhD N/A
Parnia Forouzandeh 2D nanomaterials for efficient asymmetric supercapacitors PhD N/APEM
Patricia Regan (Graduated ) Towards diagnostic and theranostic glycosylation biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease Research Masters N/A
Paul Higgins Reinstating the importance of medical foods: a viable pathway to discovering novel drug therapies against the progression of Alzheimer’s disease PhD N/A
Peter Lynch Tongue Stimulation for Motor Recovery in Upper/Lower limbs in chronic stroke PhD N/ACHANCE
Peter O'Hara Investigating the efficacy of native Irish seaweed species as a sustainable source of novel anti-methanogenic compounds Research Masters N/A
Philip Lindey Fine art Material Research and Oil Paint Technology. A working model of a painting Practice Strategies for Using oil paint without Volatile solvents in Studio Practice PhD N/A
Poppy Overy Investigating ecosystem services and relationship with results-based agri-environment approaches in freshwater pearl mussel catchments Research Masters N/ACERIS
Rachel Parkes Biorefining of high value compounds from Irish native microalgae PhD N/ACERIS CERIS
Ruth Kavanagh (Graduated 2020) To evaluate the impact of a 6-week community-based ‘Fit Farmers’ lifestyle education and physical activity programme on dietary intake and the physical, cardiovascular and metabolic health of farmers living in Ireland Research Masters N/A
Ryan McGowan Investigating a novel role for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in Pancreatic Cancer pathogenesis. PhD N/A
Ryan Walden Development of Supercapacitor-Triboelectric Nanogenerators (SC-TENGs) for Wearable Technology. PhD N/ANano-Bio
SREEDHANYA PALLILAVALAPPIL Nano2H2: Nano-electrocatalysts for sustainable hydrogen production from bio-resources PhD N/A
Saoirse Dervin Graphene based van der Waals heterostructures for environmental applications. PhD N/A
Sara Finnerty Bioprospecting of novel marine terpenoids using mass spectrometry and lipidomics approaches. PhD N/ACERIS
Sara Ruas (Graduated 2021) Enhancing biodiversity and the provisioning of ecosystem services through connectivity at the landscape scale. PhD N/A
Sarah Fitzpatrick (Graduated ) Methodologies to determine the germicidal efficacy of teat disinfectant products, as influenced by their active ingredients and application procedure Research Masters N/A
Sean Doyle Magnetic Nanoparticle Photo/Sano Sensitizer Conjugates for the Disinfection and Pharmaceutical Contaminant Degradation of Drinking Water Research Masters N/A
Sean O’Connor Anaerobic digestion of a variety of farm wastes as a small scale off-grid renewable energy& resource recovery programme PhD N/A
Shane Gallagher An investigation of compression sleeve and kinesiology taping on upper limb lymphoedema post breast cancer. A pilot randomised controlled trial PhD N/ACHANCE
Shelley Fox Circular eating: Revalorisation of food waste for the production of healthy, nutritionally-dense and sensory-acceptable food products PhD N/ACHANCE CERIS
Simeon Akindele Abolade Photovoltaic and Photocatalytic performance study on Bismuth-chalcogenides using first-principles PhD N/ACHANCE CERIS MISHE
Snehamol Mathew Developing bandgap tunable photocatalysts for Energy Applications PhD N/ACHANCE CERIS MISHE PEM
Stefanie White-Stott Protecting and promoting archaeological sites: Best practice for sustainable tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way Research Masters N/ACHANCE CERIS MISHE PEM CERIS
Stephen Doak An Investigation into the dietary intake and associated determinants in third level students in Ireland Research Masters N/A
Stephen McGirr (Graduated 2021) The Biological Oceanography of Azadinium PhD N/A
Stuart Rathbone (Graduated 2021) Signal Defensible Guard Houses in Connacht PhD N/A
Syam Kumar (Graduated 2020) Search for novel photovoltaics; Theroitical investigation of the structural, electronic & dielectric properties of alkali-metal based bismuth ternary chalcogenides PhD N/A
Tanya Mehra Individual biomarkers of iodine status- from population studies to personalised assessment PhD N/A
Tasneem Ahmed Enhancing climate resilience in European coastal cities-A multi method approach. PhD N/ACERIS
Tommy Conlon Refining of high-value biocommodities from marine microalgae Research Masters N/ACERIS CERIS
Usaid Azhar Bio-inspired supramolecular polymers for multifunctional coatings PhD N/ACERIS CERIS PEM
Verena Berard Does transitioning from prescription-based to results-based agri-environmental schemes motivate and influence hill farmers’ perspectives of ecosystem services and biodiversity-conservation: A case study of the European Innovation Partnership projects for endangered species in the Connemara uplands and Slieve Aughty Mountains SPA PhD N/ACERIS CERIS PEM CERIS
Yunjian Chen Electrochemical Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage PhD N/A
Faculty of Engineering and Design
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Albert Weinert Sensorization of Injection Mould Tools created by Additive Manufacturing PhD N/APEM
Amit Goswami Use of surface coatings in phase-change enhancement PhD N/APEM PEM
Arghadyuti Banerjee Tracking dynamic time-dependent groundwater vulnerability using satellite scatterometer observations, lowcost sensing technologies and land-use stochastic models PhD N/APEM PEM CERIS PEM
Babak Ziaie Design and development of advanced porous implants through topology optimization and additive manufacturing PhD N/A
Babatunde Akinpelu Material design with machine leaning and soft computing PhD N/A
Bahia El Refai The design of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS) PhD N/A
Barron Cawley An investigatin into Remote Proctoring (Invigilation) to Evaluate Emerging Technologies and Develop Best Practices for Facilitating Online Exams Research Masters N/A
Bonnie Chan Development of an automated ergonomics detection and alert system Research Masters N/APEM
Faisal Khan Pathan Assisted Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Research Masters N/A
Faizan Munawar A Machine Learning Approach to Complications Identification and Risk Stratification System for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Patients Research Masters N/A
Fergal Gallagher An atlas of finite group algebras with applications for coding theory PhD N/A
Ferghus Downes Mathematical Modelling of the Bovine Reproductive Cycle PhD N/APEM
Foram Dave Investigate Optimal Laser Parameters for the Laser Transmission Welding of Semi-crystalline Polymers & their Composites PhD N/APEM PEM
GAYE CHUKWUYEM EDOBOR Community based decentralised renewable energy systems and supporting structures for improving electricity access in low-income countries (CEANGAL). PhD N/A
Glenn Gordan Development of Sustainable Optimisation Indicators for Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plants PhD N/A
Hamail Ayaz Deep Learning for early diagnosis and classification of Tumors from radiographic images PhD N/APEM
Ken Russell Optimisation of anchoring system design for floating wind technologies for the metocean and geotechnical conditions at the AMETS Testing Site Research Masters N/A
Kevin Payton Can chatbots be effective in improving communication between students and staff in tertiary education Research Masters N/A
Kieran Hughes (Graduated 2020) Algebraic Coding Theory and Medical Imaging PhD N/A
Mahmoud Tahmasebi Modelling and Control of a Light Electric Vehicle for Zero Emission Mobility as a Service PhD N/A
Mandana Kariminejad Wireless sensing for prediction and control of part quality in the injection molding PhD N/APEM
Mohamed Awad Minimizing energy utiliation for batch production through multivariante scheduling optimisation PhD N/APEM PEM
Mohammadreza Kadivar Additive Manufacture of Enhanced Heat Transfer Surfaces (ADMEHTS) PhD N/APEM PEM PEM
Nanshin Emmanuel Nansak Cellular Automata modelling of bioresorbable polymer/magnesium tissue scaffolds. PhD N/A
Nicola Brusa Design and analyses of Geosynthetic Reinforced soil – Integral Bridge Systems (GRS-IBS) structures within a Eurocode and reliability-based design framework Research Masters N/A
Nimra Munir In-line monitoring of Hot Melt Extrusion (HME) process to predict the final properties of polymer-drug marix PhD N/APEM
Padraig Varley Vibration analysis of bone using Experimental Modal Analysis and Finite Element Analysis PhD N/A
Patricia Canton Lobera Modelling innovation in the health technology assessment of medical devices PhD N/AHEAL
Priyanka Ganguly (Graduated 2021) Ternary chalcogenides and its composites with titanium dioxide for photocatalytic applications. PhD N/AHEAL PEM
Qusai Ibrahim Multi-scale Simulation for Contaminant Mobilization in Organic Enriched Water Infiltration Process PhD N/AHEAL PEM CERIS
Saritha Unnikrishnan (Graduated 2020) Predictive Modelling of Droplet Characteristics using Machine Learning for Emulsion Process Optimisation PhD N/AHEAL PEM CERIS PEM
Sean McGowan (Graduated ) Power quality improvement system of renewable energy generation and consumptio Research Masters N/A
Seyed Mahdi Akbarimoosavi Structures for Optimal Cooling in Additive Manufactured Injection Moulds (SOCAMIM) PhD N/A
Sinead O'Donnell Carey Examining Social Historiography and the Treatment of Noncompliant Individuals Latent in Irish Mental Healthcare Spaces and Places Through Digital Performative Interventions PhD N/A
Steve Bradley Transitioning to a Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Transport Model & Plan for the Northern & Western Region of Ireland. PhD N/A
Surinder Pal Numerical and experimental analysis of machined biomedical implants for enhanced tribological performance PhD N/A
Yazan Odeh 3D printing of Drug Delivery Devices for Personalised Medicine PhD N/APEM
Zainab Saleem Obstacle Detection and Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Cobot Operation in Dynamic Environments PhD N/A
Department of IT Services
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Faculty of Business & Social Sciences
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Aaron Dolan The Determination of how to build a Collaborative Regional Destination Brand in the Northwest of Ireland Research Masters N/A
Andrew Higgins Development of a collaboration framework as a tool for destination marketing PhD N/A
Anita Conefrey Assess the carbon footprint of Irish Tourism and developing a stakeholder based decarbonising toolkit Research Masters N/A
Aoife Gallagher Supporting Bereaved Children in Primary School and Early Years Services: policy, practice and lived experiences PhD N/A
Bridget Reape Profiling Inbound Tourists to Ireland using Smart Technology PhD N/A
Chloe Cox Higher Education for All - Provision of full-time online education to maximise access, participation and success for students who cannot attend on campus PhD N/A
Claire Matthews Intergenerational drama group: An evaluation of the impact this programme has on the occupational participation of residents in a nursing home. Research Masters N/A
Colette Saunders (Graduated 2020) Trade Unionisation of Irelands Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce PhD N/ACRISP
Colm Barcoe Sustainable Island Tourism Destination Management: Utilising the European tourism indicator system  Research Masters N/A
David Friel A Qualitative Inquiry into the Impact of Covid-19 on the Travelling Community in the North West of Ireland: For Travellers by Travellers PhD N/A
Debbie Woodward Can Social Robots help Primary School teachers in Ireland? Research Masters N/A
Domhnall Melly (Graduated 2021) Tourists as vectors of potential Biosecurity threats in Ireland. PhD N/A
Fiona McKenna Sustainable Tourism Destination Management along the Wild Atlantic Way: Utilising the European tourism indicator system Research Masters N/A
Helen Wehrheim Exploring attitudes and approaches to sustainable coastal adventure tourism Research Masters N/A
Jacqueline Connolly To Explore the esistential Threat from Artificial Intellignece and determine whether it will be facilitated by Humanity itself Research Masters N/A
James McCauley Irish Country Pubs as perceived and experienced through the lens of Irish Publicans (1945-2015). An Oral History PhD N/A
Kelley Hester An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Online Support regarding Student’s Mental Health and Well-being. Research Masters N/A
Lillian Ann Byrne (Graduated 2021) Social Care placements and the Formation of Professional Social Care Practioners. PhD N/A
Louise Kearins Can HEI's sustain MOOC development fourteen* years after they were launched? An exploration of HEI MOOC development in Ireland and the UK. PhD N/A
Marianne O’Kane Boal The significance of school food practices in the conduct and experience of peer relationships of children aged 4-12 in contemporary Irish society PhD N/A
Neeta Israni An analysis of the Irish hotel sectors sustainable operations for the growth in robots, artificial intelligence, and service automation (RAISA) PhD N/A
Olivia Byrne Is a Grassroot Environmental Governance Approach a Feasible Alternative to Current Government Environmental Policy in a Pending Anthropocene Epoch Research Masters N/A
Sarah Murphy Optimising integrated care for older people Research Masters N/A
Zoë Dunne User Created Destination Content; A Typology of Tourism Content Creators PhD N/A
Department of Research, Innovation & Engagement
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