WI Celebrates Engineering Talent

As it is #engineersweek in the USA this week and we are thrilled to give an overview of our Engineering Laboratory and celebrate the amazing skill set we have within the Institute.

The Water Institute Engineering Laboratory at DCU is a living laboratory for research and teaching which is also used as an exciting innovative test bed facility for the most up to date, cutting edge research and development for technologies in the areas of water treatment, water quality and testing, water processing and IoT. Originally set up in 2013 in recognition of the key emerging need for a water focused research institute to address the national and global water challenges, the DCU Water Institute has subsequently grown to be a technology-focused institute that generates and transforms knowledge to inform decision-making for sustainable water use. It is now at the forefront of research, development and deployment of technological solutions, and its efforts focus on the grand challenges of water scarcity, pollution, disaster risk reduction and flooding. Its aim is to further deliver solutions that address these grand challenges in an environment that nurtures talent, discovery and that enables transformation, underpinned by global developments in scientific and engineering domains. opment and innovation.

The engineering laboratories are based on the Glasnevin Campus in DCU and comprise dedicated facilities for bioprocess engineering, fluid flow and characterization, photocatalytics, materials engineering, sensor development and manufacture, microfluidics, membrane fabrication and testing, drinking and wastewater treatment (bench and pilot facilities), and extensive analytical and material characterization suites. The engineering laboratories are staffed with 6 key lead engineers (PIs), technical support staff, 9 postdoctoral researchers and 16 PhD students; who work closely with other research groups on multidisciplinary projects. For more information on what we do please contact us waterinstitute@dcu.ie


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