Research Day

Research Day took place on April 21st 2015. To view the program (including presentation slides) for the day, click on these links:


Plenary Session

Science Parallel Session

Engineering Parallel Session

Interdisciplinary Parallel Session

To view all the abstracts by discipline, click on the following link:

List of Abstracts

RD Brochure


Invited Parallel Presentations

We are delighted to announce our three invited speakers who will open the parallel sessions for Science, Engineering, and Interdisciplinary. They are:

Dr. Emmet O’Reilly – Science Parallel Session


Talk AbstractDr. O’Reilly’s Biography

Dr. Peter Corcoran – Engineering Parallel Session


Talk AbstractDr. Corcoran’s Biography – Slides

Prof. Cathal Seoighe – Interdisciplinary Parallel Session


Talk AbstractProf. Seoighe’s Biography – Slides

List of Abstracts Available

The titles and authors of the abstracts can now be viewed (we will add all correctly formatted pdf files the week before the conference).




Abstracts submitted!

We had a fantastic response to our call for abstracts with over 170 received. Check out the word cloud below for the breadth of topics across Science and Engineering. The titles and authors of the abstracts can now be viewed (we will add all correctly formatted pdf files the week before the conference).



Announcing Plenary Speakers

We’re delighted to announce our invited plenary speakers for the 2015 Research Day, who will talk on career opportunities for PhD graduates in three areas: startups, industry and academia. Our speakers are:


Ph.D. Careers in Startups Speaker: Dr. Shane Deegan



Ph.D. Careers in Industry Speaker: Dr. Claire Sheridan



Ph.D. Careers in Academia Speaker: Dr. Martin O’Halloran




The annual NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Research Day will take place on April 21st 2015. The key objective of the Research Day is to allow students to:

1. Explore exciting career opportunities with invited talks by graduates now working across Industry, Startups and Academia.

2. Present post‐graduate research in a conference‐style talks session and interactive poster session.

All postgraduate researchers (Masters & Ph.D.) in all disciplines of Engineering, Informatics and Science in NUI Galway and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Limerick, are now invited to submit a 1‐page extended abstract summarising their current research, or a summary of recently published work.

Based on a peer-review of abstracts, a number of students will be invited to give a 15 minute presentation.

All other students will be asked to prepare a poster presentation for the Research Day, and these will be evaluated by the attendees (everyone will vote!), with prizes also being awarded for the best posters.

There will be free coffee and lunch provided during the day, which will end with a BBQ and drinks for all participants. Extended abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts and available to attendees on the day.

Important Dates: 

  • Deadline for Submission of extended abstracts: Friday March 20th 2015. Our submission system can be accessed by clicking on the EasyChair Logo at the top of this page.
  • Research Day: Tuesday April 21st 2015