Pictured Dr Paul Liston, Lecturer in Business engrossed in the Postgraduate Research Impact display, hosted on the TUS Athlone Campus, Main Building. Photo Credit Nathan Cafolla.

TUS highlights impact of its research projects

This week, Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) is spotlighting the significant impact of its research and innovation projects, both regionally and beyond.

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, TUS reaffirms its commitment to driving positive change.

Now in its second year, the ethos of TUS Research Week is to highlight the A-Z of research activities taking place across its campuses in Athlone, Moylish, Clare St, Clonmel, Thurles and Ennis.

Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation Dr Liam Brown said: "Research Week serves as a cornerstone of the academic calendar at TUS. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for staff, students and the public to delve into the impact of TUS research. The events serve as a gateway to engage with the ground-breaking contributions shaping our collective future. If you are interested in the digital or green transitions, social inclusion or a myriad of other important societal topics with free and open access for all, we invite everyone to take part in this dynamic exploration of knowledge and innovation.”

With an unwavering focus on excellence, TUS staff and students have continually pioneered ground-breaking solutions that address pressing challenges through sustainable projects such as 'DigiWind', which aims to revolutionise renewable energy education, in addition to student-led research focusing on the sustainability and durability of materials produced in the harsh conditions of space, which recently saw success during the Irish Research Council awards.

Last year, TUS received over €20 million in research funding.

Recently, Professor Neil Rowan, who specialises in MedTech, food and the environment, was recognised in the prestigious '2023 Stanford University list of World Top 2% of Scientists', highlighting his major research activities and contributions.

Throughout the week, events will focus on green and digital transitions, how to begin your research journey and much more.

Through collaborative partnerships and a relentless pursuit of excellence, TUS is poised to lead the way in addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century.

For those interested in undertaking research or learning more about the range of projects, they can visit TUS.ie.