SSPC Technical Meetings

Update on our most recent Technical Meeting held on Thursday, December 6 at Trinity College Dublin

SSPC held their last Technical Meeting of 2018 on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The day started with a warm welcome from SSPC Co-Principal Investigator Prof. Annemarie Healy at Trinity College Dublin. SSPC Co-Principal Investigator Prof. Anita Maguire, University College Cork delivered a fascinating Eva Philbin Lecture, titled, “Using Hazardous Reagents Safely – Go with the flow”.


Prof. Gavin Walker, SSPC Co-Director, Prof. Anita Maguire, SSPC Co-Principal Investigator, Eva Philbin recipient and Dr. Denise Croker, SSPC General Manager.

SSPC researchers Rosella O'Mahony, UCC, David Walsh, TCD, Ana Luiza Pinto Queiroz, UCC, Oisín Kavanagh, UL and Barbara Schaller, UL particpated in Flash Talks - "My Project In Five", giving our students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, learning and show the breadth of research within the Centre. Well done to the winner Rosella O'Mahony.

Dr Damien Thompson, UL, chaired a session called, Modelling 101 – an introduction  to what modelling can do for  you’”. Followed by talks from Dr Rory Tyrrell, UL, “A new breakage for particulate processing using Population Balance Modelling", Dr Anthony Reilly, DCU, “Nanoscale predictive modelling of organic crystals” and Prof. Stephen O’Brien, MACSI, UL with an “Introduction to Mathematical Modelling”.

Our guest speaker John Mack, Engineering Director Perceptive Eng Ltd. gave a very interesting talk on “Statistical and hybrid modelling for process control” and announced research activity in Continuous Crystallisation in a collaborative project between SSPC, Perceptive and Merck & Co., industry through a funded PhD conducted at the University of Limerick.

We welcomed our second guest speaker Dr Alexander Krok, CIT who spoke on “Finite Element Modelling on Pharmaceutical Powder Compaction" and closing comments on 2019 and a look ahead with Dr Denise Croker, SSPC General Manager.

See presentations here

Previous Meetings:

SSPC Technical Meeting Agenda, Wednesday, October 10 and 11, 2018 and GM opening address

SSPC Technical Meeting Agenda, Thursday, May 31, 2018 and full slide deck here

SSPC Technical Meeting Agenda, Friday, September 2, 2017

SSPC Techncial Meeting Agenda, Wednesday, December 14, 2017