School of Chemical Sciences
News and Events

News and Events

News and Events

 Sept 2018

Phd student Saorla Kavanagh's (c/o Dr. Blanaid White Research group)  research into Irish honey was featured in RTE news recently. For link, please see here

 July 2018
Congratulations to Prof. Dermot Diamond on his honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for his services to science, and his influence in traditional music. See here
May 2018

The research of Dr. Nessan Kerrigan was featured in the DCU Campus News. See here for the article.

Dr. Emer Duffy has been selected to attend the prestigious 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting which takes place 24th-29th June 2018.  Read about her selection here.

April 2018

26.4.2018 saw the second year of the RSC Schools’ Analyst Heat Competition at DCU. Our winning team came from Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney. For more information, please click here

March 2018

Congratulations to Prof Han Vos who has been awarded the Hans Kupczyk Guest Professorship for 2018.

September 2017

Dr. Blanaid White's research in using analytical chemistry for environmental/food quality monitoring, is currently featured in an article of  Silicon Republic as part of their "Women Invent" series.  To read more, see here

August 2017

The protection of waters in Europe is regulated by the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Compliance with the WFD is carried out primarily using spot sampling, but continuous monitoring of our waters using passive sampling devices (PSDs) can potentially improve detection capabilities by orders of magnitude. Significant progress has been made in the use of PSDs for routine monitoring, but some barriers remain that prevent their regulatory acceptance for checking compliance under the WFD. Dr. Blánaid White in the SCS is leading an Interreg funded project, Monitool, which aims to adapt Environmental Quality Standards (EQSs) suitable for PSDs, which will allow their use to evaluate the chemical status of waters under the WFD. For more information about Monitool see here.

June 2017

49th Chemistry Olympiads

Three members of Team Ireland have been awarded Bronze medals at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand. Nearly three hundred students from seventy six countries took part in the Olympiad. The competition involved both practical and theoretical tasks in Chemistry, spanning all aspects of Organic, Physical, Analytical and Inorganic chemistry. The Irish students performed well in the laboratory work and were able to tackle complex theoretical problems. For more news on this prestigious event click here.

69th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium

The School of Chemical Sciences hosted the 69th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium on the 21st and 22nd June this year. This annual conference is run under the auspices of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, ICI, and brings together postgraduate researchers in chemistry from across the island of Ireland. The format of the meeting was changed from previous years in order to try to foster a stronger community spirit amongst our national chemistry postgraduate students. For more information see here.

April 2017

Schools Analyst Competition 2017
The inaugural heat for the Republic of Ireland for the Schools Analyst Competition was run on the 25th of April 2017 at the School of Chemical Sciences D.C.U. A total of seven schools participated on the day in a practical competition that concerned the analysis of a fizzy drink by various techniques.
For information click here.

February 2016

Secondary Schools – Environmental Science field trip
To see a video clip of the annual DCU Environmental Science and Health Field Trip with Students from Trinity Comprehensive Secondary school.
For information click here.