All posts by Daniel Riordan

PhD. Opportunities in IMaR

The IMaR Research Centre at IT Tralee are recruiting for 3 PhD. positions with full scholarship (full fees and an attractive stipend of €18,000 per annum) in the following areas; 3 X Mechanical / Electronic / Software Engineering, specifically autonomous industrial systems. 1 X Clinical Engineering / BioEngineering, specifically analysis and optimisation of the Total Hip Arthoplasty process. This research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through Lero: The Irish Software Research Centre, in collaboration with the Bon Secours Hospital Group and Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. The closing date for applications for these positions is Friday June 1st 2018.

Autonomous Systems, Data Analytics and Machine Learning

PhD Position [4 Years]: 3 X Mechanical / Electronic Engineering The ideal candidate with have a Level 8 (Degree (Hons)) in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering or Software Development or Computer Science or Applied Physics (or a similar disciple). This project will investigate the development of autonomous systems that can monitor the surroundings of a machine to provide the reactive / preventative control actions, normally provided by the driver and will review the internal and external data available to an autonomous mobile robotic system, and undertake data analytics and apply machine learning techniques to check for correlations. The project will also involve the development of systems to support remote driving, such as vehicle tracking systems and video distribution systems for detection. Please submit CV or any questions to Joseph.Walsh@staff.ittralee.ie

Investigation of Bone Resonance as an Indicator of correct Seating during Hip Replacement Surgery

PhD Position [4 Years]: 1 X Clinical Engineering / Bioengineering The ideal candidate with have a Level 8 (Degree (Hons)) in a Clinical, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering or Physics (or a similar disciple), with an understanding of Biomechanical (or similar) systems and/or signal processing techniques. This project intends to investigate and develop a suitable method to objectively detect the correct reaming and seating of a hip joint in-vivo to ensure optimum results for a Total Hip Arthoplasty and minimise the patient’s hospital stay and avoid re-admittance due to problems arising from joint seating. Going forward, advancements in robotic technology will allow many surgical procedures to be undertaken by autonomous systems. A vital component of such a system for THA will be the correct detection of the correct interference fit between the reaming chisel / artificial joint and the out bone. This research project will seek to 1) establish whether audio (vibrational) resonances can be used as a guide to improve outcomes in hip replacement surgery, and 2) to develop the optimum means of analyzing such resonances to determine the moment of optimum seating of the new hip joint. Please submit CV or any questions to Daniel.Riordan@staff.ittralee.ie

May ’17 Innovation Voucher Call

Enterprise Ireland will opened the May call for Innovation Voucher applications on April 26thwith the call to close on Wednesday 10th May at 3pm. The innovation voucher programme was developed to assist Irish companies with their Research, Development and Innovation needs. Innovation vouchers are worth E5,000 each, are available to assist any registered limited company and can be redeemed at any state research provider. Innovation Vouchers can be used for any kind of innovation or knowledge transfer projects such as:
  • new product/process development;
  • new business model development;
  • new service delivery and customer interface;
  • new service development;
  • tailored training in innovation management;
  • innovation/technology audit.
For more information see the Innovation Voucher website. or contact us

Spring ’17 Innovation Voucher Call Opens

Enterprise Ireland has opened the first call for Innovation Voucher applications of 2017 yesterday and the call closes on Wednesday 1st February at 3pm. The innovation voucher programme was developed to assist Irish companies with their Research, Development and Innovation needs. Innovation vouchers are worth E5,000 each, are available to assist any registered limited company and can be redeemed at any state research provider. Innovation Vouchers can be used for any kind of innovation or knowledge transfer projects such as:
  • new product/process development;
  • new business model development;
  • new service delivery and customer interface;
  • new service development;
  • tailored training in innovation management;
  • innovation/technology audit.
For more information see the Innovation Voucher website. or contact us

Business Development Co-ordinator – Applied Internet of Things (A-IoT) Technology Gateway Group

The IMaR Technology Gateway at Institute of Technology Tralee is part of the Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway Network. To promote the Network’s capabilities in the broad technology area of the Internet of Things and to apply these capabilities to Irish industry, an Applied IoT group of 5 Gateways has been established. This consortium consists of IMaR (ITT),WiSAR (LyIT), TEC (CIT), MSTG (WIT) & COMAND (AIT). This initiative will provide focused access to nearly 300 research professionals in software, hardware, communications/networks, data analytics, control, UI/UX and trialling in the 5 Gateways across the Nationwide Network via this dedicated portal. The primary aim of the A – IoT group is to promote its capabilities to companies based within the Dublin region. The Business Development coordinator will be responsible for the promotion of the A-IoT group’s collective technical skillset and the generation of IoT project leads with industrial partners. The ensuing industrial projects will be delivered by the 5 Gateways in the A-IoT group. This position will be based in the A-IoT Technology Gateway Group offices in Dublin city centre. This position is based in Dublin. Full details can be found on the A-IoT_Business_Development_Co-ordinator for this position. All applications to be made online. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12.00noon on Wednesday 14th September 2016.