Dublin Institute of Technology

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Located in the centre of Dublin, Ireland's capital city, Dublin Institute of Technology is one of the largest higher education institutions in Ireland. It has been ranked in top 100 universities globally under 50 years old. Though instated in its present form in 1992, the institution can trace an unbroken history back to the establishment in 1887 of the first technical education institution in Ireland. It is recognised particularly for degree and postgraduate programmes in Architecture, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Hospitality, Music, Optometry, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Digital Media and Journalism. Alumni of the Dublin Institute of Technology include many of Ireland's leading writers, artists and politicians. Wikipedia.

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Patent
Dublin Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-07-03

The present application is related to wireless networks and presents a method by which capacity on a wireless network may be measured. The capacity measurement may be employed to tune the EDCA settings of the wireless network.


Patent
Dublin Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-05-03

A pressure sensitive holographic recording composition is described wherein the composition comprises diacetone acrylamide, glycerol and citric acid. The composition is capable of recording high diffraction efficiency reflection holograms.


Patent
Dublin Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-06-26

A pressure sensitive holographic recording composition is described wherein the composition comprises diacetone acrylamide, glycerol and citric acid. The composition is capable of recording high diffraction efficiency reflection holograms.


Patent
Dublin Institute of Technology | Date: 2017-05-10

The present application is related to wireless networks and presents a method by which capacity on a wireless network may be measured. The capacity measurement may be employed to tune the EDCA settings of the wireless network.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: SEAC-2-2014 | Award Amount: 1.50M | Year: 2015

The Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education (EnRRICH) project will build the capacity of staff in higher education to facilitate their students development of knowledge, skills and attitudes and competencies in responsible research and innovation, and respond to the research needs of society, particularly underserved civil society organisations (CSOs). It will do this by identifying, developing, testing, and disseminating resources, based on existing good practice and trials of new initiatives, to embed the five RRI keys in academic curricula across Europe, with specific reference to science and engineering. It will develop case studies which showcase examples for students, teachers, professional trainers and academic staff of HEIs. Through ongoing dialogue with academics, policymakers, and CSOs, EnRRICH will kick start debates at institutional, national and international levels to create awareness of, and enhance the policy context for, RRI in curricula and thereby produce more responsible and responsive graduates and researchers. These objectives will be achieved building on the Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society (PERARES) and RRI Tools projects. It will involve new partners as well as a core of established partners drawn from HEIs and CSOs, including from RRI tools. It will establish an advisory board drawn from relevant organisations to ensure the widest possible engagement and dissemination. Work packages will deal with project management, state of the art of good practices in introducing RRI into curriculum development, exchange and trialling of good practices at national, international and transdisciplinary levels, policy development, evaluation, dissemination and a conference. Deliverables will include case studies and policy papers, and materials and resources for academic staff to involve students in experiential learning about RRI, including projects in partnership with CSOs


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: EE-04-2014 | Award Amount: 1.48M | Year: 2015

MENS is a project conceived in order to provide an enhance the NZEB skills of building managers such as engineers and architect through a series of accredited training activities developed by 9 universities and 3 market players. MENS aims: - To increase the knowledre and skills of at least 1800 building managers (engineers, architects) in NZEB design and construction, out of which 50% would be women or unemployed. - To create and implement a new education and training program for such professionals in 10 countries, under the European Qualifications Framework provisions and based on desired and common learning outcomes of Level 7. - To create and implement an innovative, interdisciplinary education and training program with an integrated approach, focusing on real case studies - To accredit courses using the formal procedure in each country and assign ECTS credits. - To enhance and support the development of a professional network in Europe specifically focused on retrofitting of housing stocks towards NZEB. A connection with over 250,000 stakeholders and market players. - To provide working opportunities to unemployed professionals, by bringing them closer to possible employers and improving their qualifications, at a percentage of 30% of those attending. - To continue the education and training courses for at least 5 years after the end of the project based on concrete sustainability plans agreed by University partners. - To result in energy savings and/or increased use of renewables of at least 28,96 GWh/year. MENS is developed through 3 sets of training activities: national accreditation professional courses; e- learning and webinars: and case studies experiences around Europe and it involves involves major universities and stakeholders either directly or as Associated Partners engaged with LOS. MENS finally benefits from a strong media promotional activity through a wide network of local TVs and RTBF.


Patent
Dublin Institute of Technology and Keele University | Date: 2016-03-16

A hybrid compound is provided that is formed by reaction between (a) an imidazolium-based ionic liquid functionalised with an alkyne group and (b) a polymer backbone comprising a plurality of azide functional groups, via an azide-alkyne cycloaddition reaction. The hybrid compound comprises a synthetic polymer backbone comprising at least one functional group X of general formula (I):R_(1) to R_(4) are each, independently, any chemical group, selected from H, halogen, a substituted or unsubstituted, branched or unbranched alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, acyl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, aryloxy, alkyloxy, arylalkyloxy, aromatic polycycles, non-aromatic polycycles, mixed aryl and non-aryl polycycles, polyheteroaryl, non-aromatic polyheterocycles, mixed aryl and non-aryl polyheterocycles, and a pyridine group; L is a linker; and B^() is an anion. An ion selective electrode (ISE) sensor of the type comprising an ion selective electrode and a reference electrode is also provided, wherein the ion selective electrode comprises a coating comprising a hybrid compound of the invention.


Kearney J.,Dublin Institute of Technology
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences | Year: 2010

A picture of food consumption (availability) trends and projections to 2050, both globally and for different regions of the world, along with the drivers largely responsible for these observed consumption trends are the subject of this review. Throughout the world, major shifts in dietary patterns are occurring, even in the consumption of basic staples towards more diversified diets. Accompanying these changes in food consumption at a global and regional level have been considerable health consequences. Populations in those countries undergoing rapid transition are experiencing nutritional transition. The diverse nature of this transition may be the result of differences in socio-demographic factors and other consumer characteristics. Among other factors including urbanization and food industry marketing, the policies of trade liberalization over the past two decades have implications for health by virtue of being a factor in facilitating the 'nutrition transition' that is associated with rising rates of obesity and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Future food policies must consider both agricultural and health sectors, thereby enabling the development of coherent and sustainable policies that will ultimately benefit agriculture, human health and the environment. © 2010 The Royal Society.


Patent
Dublin Institute of Technology | Date: 2016-04-20

The present application provides a system for analyzing a PAP smear sample or a biopsy sample on a slide. The system suitably comprises a controller, a stage for receiving the slide, a microscope for viewing the slide and a Raman spectroscopy device. The Raman spectroscopy device shares the central optical axis of the microscope. The controller is adapted to cause the stage to move an identified area of interest on the slide to be in line with the central optical axis and to cause a spectrum to be obtained by the Raman spectroscopy device for the area of interest. An analysis module is then used to determine whether the spectrum falls within one or more predefined classes of cell. The application also describes a method which consolidates the sample in a centrifuge to pellet form. The pellet is then analysed using Raman spectroscopy, without the requirement for microscopic analysis and extendable to a fibre optic probe modality.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-IF-EF-ST | Phase: MSCA-IF-2014-EF | Award Amount: 175.87K | Year: 2016

The Experienced Researcher (ER), Dr Shiyamala Duraipandian, who is at the centre of this application, will, through this MSCA Fellowship, enhance her research and innovation potential through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. The ER will develop methods for detecting high risk HPV infection and dysplasia using Raman spectroscopy in cervical cells collected during routine Pap smear screening. Her skills in instrument and software development and patient testing will complement the expertise of the host laboratory. During the project measurable knowledge transfer towards the ER will be facilitated through DITs Postdoctoral Training Programme, RESC induction and specialist skills transfer, strengthened academic and industry network contacts, via existing networks and industry events, and preparation of a dedicated career development plan.

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