Research Updates February 2023

Mar 01 2023 Posted: 14:31 GMT


  • Quan Zhang's application (host supervisor: Stephan) for a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship has been approved for funding at a value of €199,694.40 costs over a period of 24 months. This was Quan's second attempt, showing that applications can be recycled and given a second chance!
  • Ted is to be one of the keynote speakers at GCGN2023, Graph Spectra, Combinatorial Graph Theory, Group Theory and Nano-Molecular-Electronic-Devices; Malta 27-30 March 2023.
    Title: ``Building matrices and unique reconstruction''. The talk will be available online.
  • Stephan and Michel applied to the Hardiman Scholarship Scheme. It seems there will be 18 grants in total this year. 
  • Angela applied to the Millenium Fund scheme.
  • Götz and Michel applied to the UoG-China Scholarship Council Scholarship scheme for PhDs.
  • Götz is delivering an advanced mini-course on "Computational aspects of complex reflection groups" at the Spring School on "Real, Complex, and Symplectic Reflection Groups", 6 - 10 March 2023, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
  • Wanis Nafo is joining us as a Marie-Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow (host supervisor: Michel) for a period of 24 months. His project is entitled "LCT-Localised Cancer Therapy".
  • Sairam and Michel wrote an RTE Brainstorm article on "Metamaterials". Sairam is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellow co-supervised by Valentina and Michel.
  • Cathal was awarded €69,000 from the CRT data generation fund as part of a collaborative project with Niamh Hynes on the genomics of aortic pathologies. 
  • Cathal was appointed to the steering board of Genomics Data Infrastructure Ireland
  • Cathal was appointed to the board of a national research ethics committee for the  National Covid Biobank



  • Ted Hurley, Barry Hurley ``Non-separable matrix builders for signal processing, quantum information and MIMO applications'', 2023, ArXiv
  • Charamba, B., Liew, A., Nadeem, A., Newell, J., O’Keeffe, D.T., O’Brien, T., Wijns, W., Shahzad, A. and Simpkin, A.J., 2023. Statistical techniques used in analysing simultaneous continuous glucose monitoring and ambulatory electrocardiography in patients with diabetes: A systematic review. Plos one, 18(2), p.e0269968.


  • The college has issued the call from the Research Seed / Project Fund, which aims to support staff to pursue research and innovation activities that have the potential to lead to applications for external funding for large-scale PI or consortia grants. It is open to all permanent members of academic staff at all career stages, and to contract researchers, including post-doctoral researchers, who have a contract with the University for the period of the proposed activity. Funding of up to €15,000 for up to 12 months duration. The deadline is Friday March 31st 2023 at 12 noon.



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