27 PhD positions at Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland

PhD Funding in Ireland – Institute of Technology, Sligo

Institute of Technology Sligo or ITSligo is a state-funded third-level educational institution situated in the town of SligoIreland. The Institute has three faculties and nine departments.

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RefProject TitlePrincipal Supervisor
1Bio-inspired supramolecular polymers for multifunctional coatingsIoannis Manolakis
2An Investigation into the dietary intake and associated determinants in third level students in IrelandLaura Keaver
32D nanomaterials for efficient asymmetric supercapacitorsSuresh Pillai
4The use of surface coatings in phase-change enhancementGerard McGranahan
5A comparison of music therapy and dance with traditional exercise rehabilitation in Parkinson’s DiseaseJoanne Regan
6The use of protein hydrolysates to generate high protein foods acceptable to older adultsMaria Dermiki
7Homeostatis preservation in human cell lines with microalgaeEva Campion
 8Identification and quantification of unregulated masked mycotoxins in grainsThomas Smyth
9Physical and numerical modelling of integral bridges supported on reinforced soil abutmentsPatrick Naughton
10Synthesis and characterisation of compounds of forensic interest using novel methodologies/technologiesGeraldine Dowling
 11Using food product waste streams as a sustainable source of natural components capable of enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics against resistant bacteria Owen Kenny
12Evaluation of decision making factors to facilitate effective safety behaviour of Irish farmersRachel Nugent
13Online prediction of final product properties in production of a drug eluting implantMarion McAfee


IT Sligo/Connaught Ulster Alliance Bursaries

RefProject TitlePrincipal Supervisor
14Wireless sensing for prediction and control of part quality in injection mouldingMarion McAfee (ITS), Jim Morrison (LYIT)
15Protecting and promoting archaeolgical sites: best practice for sustainable tourism along the Wild Atlantic WayFiona Beglane (ITS), Conor McTiernan (LYIT)
16Mathematical modelling of the bovine reproductive cycleLeo Creedon (ITS), Edna Curley (GMIT)
17Investigating a novel role for G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in Pancreatic Cancer pathogenesisTony McCabe (ITS), Karen Finn (GMIT)
18Case management in integrated care: a service user, professional, managerial and policy perspective (co-funded by HSE)Martha Doyle (ITS), Mark Garavan (GMIT)
19Assessing the carbon footprint of Irish tourism and developing a stakeholder based decarbonising toolkitJames Hanrahan (ITS), John Carty (GMIT)
20Investigation of the therapeutic potential of secondary metabolites produced by Rasamsonia emersoniiMary Heneghan (ITS), Anthonia O’Donovan (GMIT)
 21Exploring County Sligo’s War of Independence: a contemporary archaeology approachMarion Dowd (ITS), Mark McCarthy (GMIT)
22Investigating ecosystem services delivery and correlation with results- based scoring assessments in Freshwater Pearl Mussel catchmentsDolores Byrne (ITS), James Moran (GMIT)
23Building a collaborative regional destination brand in the Northwest of IrelandSuzanne Ryan (ITS), Nicola Dunnion (LYIT)


Projects funded by other funding agencies

RefProject TitlePrincipal Supervisor
24Additive Manufacturing of next Generation Injection Mould Tooling (SFI funded)David Tormey
25Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) for the removal of Antimicrobial resistant organisms from water (EU H2020 Funded)Suresh Pillai
26HigherEd4All (HEA funded)Allison Gillen
27Fulltime Online Education for under-represented groups such as  carers and people with disabilities (Centre for Online Learning funded)Brian Mulligan
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