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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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Ref Project Title Principal Supervisor
1 Bio-inspired supramolecular polymers for multifunctional coatings Ioannis Manolakis
2 An Investigation into the dietary intake and associated determinants in third level students in Ireland Laura Keaver
3 2D nanomaterials for efficient asymmetric supercapacitors Suresh Pillai
4 The use of surface coatings in phase-change enhancement Gerard McGranahan
5 A comparison of music therapy and dance with traditional exercise rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Disease Joanne Regan
6 The use of protein hydrolysates to generate high protein foods acceptable to older adults Maria Dermiki
7 Homeostatis preservation in human cell lines with microalgae Eva Campion
 8 Identification and quantification of unregulated masked mycotoxins in grains Thomas Smyth
9 Physical and numerical modelling of integral bridges supported on reinforced soil abutments Patrick Naughton
10 Synthesis and characterisation of compounds of forensic interest using novel methodologies/technologies Geraldine Dowling
 11 Using food product waste streams as a sustainable source of natural components capable of enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics against resistant bacteria  Owen Kenny
12 Evaluation of decision making factors to facilitate effective safety behaviour of Irish farmers Rachel Nugent
13 Online prediction of final product properties in production of a drug eluting implant Marion McAfee


IT Sligo/Connaught Ulster Alliance Bursaries

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


Projects funded by other funding agencies

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

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