We are delighted to welcome you all to our 5th Annual Postgraduate Research Day web site, which is the archive of the event that was held on April 21st 2015 in the National University of Ireland Galway, as part of the strategic alliance with the University of Limerick.

In total, we received over 175 abstracts, and these were reviewed by a panel of academics from across Science, Engineering and Informatics. All papers presented at our interactive poster session, and we also had further presentations in three parallel sessions: Science, Engineering and Interdisciplinary.

Our conference theme was to explore career opportunities for Ph.D. graduates, and our we keynote presenters were: Dr. Claire Sheridan (Industry),  Dr. Shane Deegan (Startups), and Dr. Martin O’Halloran (Academia). In the afternoon parallel sessions, our keynote speakers were: Dr. Emmet O’Reilly (Science), Dr. Peter Corcoran (Engineering), and Dr. Cathal Seoighe (Interdisciplinary).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our speakers for giving up time from their busy schedules to enrich our conference, and all our postgraduate students for submitting and presenting their work across a wide range of disciplines in Science and Engineering.

We acknowledge the generous sponsorship of this event by the NUI Galway/UL Alliance, the College of Science (NUIG), the College of Engineering and Informatics (NUIG), and the Faculty of Science and Engineering (UL).

Best wishes,

Jim Duggan and Adrienne Gorman (Co-Chairs)

Conor McCarthy, Eileen Madden, Dane Flannery and Claire Mitchell

April 22nd, 2015.