Research and Facilities

Research and Facilities

Research and Facilities

The School of Engineering conducts international level research in a number of diverse areas that include:

  • Environmental hydraulics
  • Climate change hydrology
  • River flood warning
  • Coastal engineering
  • Marine energy
  • Wind energy
  • Bioenergy
  • Biofuels
  • Energy policy
  • Energy systems modeling
  • Energy efficiency – buildings
  • Energy efficiency – industry
  • Structural mechanics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Structural reliability
  • Architecture
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Compliant Mechanisms and Robotics
  • Instrumentation and Measurement (Mechatronics)
  • Ultrasonics
  • Control and Intelligent Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Microelectronic Circuits and Systems
  • Electronic Embedded Systems
  • Photodetection and Imaging
  • Photovoltaics and Energy Storage
  • Photonic Signal Processing, Sensors and Systems
  • III-Nitride Materials and Devices
  • Cryptography
  • Digital Communications
  • RF and Microwaves
  • Bioprocessing
  • Packaging & shelf life
  • Particle & powder technology
  • Process optimization
  • Product design engineering

Both on-campus and off-campus research facilities for the School of Engineering are available at:

  • Electrical Engineering Building
  • Civil Engineering Building
  • Process and Chemical Engineering Section, Food Science Building
  • Kane Science Building (Basement Zone)
  • Tyndall National Institute (click http://www.tyndall.ie/ )
  • Environmental Research Institute (click http://www.ucc.ie/en/eri/ )
  • Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) (http://www.ucc.ie/en/hmrc/ )
  • Beaufort Research Lab (http://www.ucc.ie/beaufort/ )
  • Cleaner Production Promotion Unit (CPPU) (www.ucc.ie/cppu)
  • Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE)/Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable and Buildings Operation (ITOBO)
  • SFI Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre

Details on discipline specific research and teaching facilities are available by clicking the School of Engineering discipline specific web sites.

A Sampling of International Journal Papers by School of Engineering @ UCC

Bioelectromagnetics

M. Ryou, P. Cantillon-Murphy et al., “Smart Self-Assembling MagnetS for ENdoscopy (SAMSEN) for transoral endoscopic creation of immediate gastrojejunostomy (with video),” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 73, pp.353-359, February 2011.

P. Cantillon-Murphy, M. Ryou, C.C. Thompson and J. Lang, “A Magnetic Retrieval System for Stents in the Pancreatobiliary Tree,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering , Vol.57, pp.2018-2025, July 2010.

P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald, M. Zahn and E. Adalsteinsson, “Heating in the MRI environment due to superparamagnetic fluid suspensions in a rotating magnetic field,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetics, Vol.322, pp.727-733, March 2010.

P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald and E. Adalsteinsson, “Proposing Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia in Low-Field MRI,” Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, Part A, Vol.36A, pp.36–47, 2010.

P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald, E. Adalsteinsson and M. Zahn, “Measuring SPIO and Gd contrast agent magnetization using 3T MRI,” NMR in Biomedicine, Vol.22, pp.891-897, July 2009.

P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald, M. Zahn and E. Adalsteinsson, “Simulating Magnetic Nanoparticle Behavior in Low-field MRI under Transverse Rotating Fields and Imposed Fluid Flow,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetics, Vol.322, pp.2607-2617, 2010.

Power Electronics

Hannon, J.; Foley, R.; Griffiths, J.; McCarthy, K.G.; Egan, M.G. “Digital PWM with variable frequency for monolithic buck converter”, IET Electronics Letters, Vol. 45, Issue 23, pp. 1189 - 1190, 2009.

O'Sullivan, D.L.; Egan, M.G.; Willers, M.J., “A Family of Single-Stage Resonant AC/DC Converters With PFC”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 398 – 408, 2009.

Cashman, D.P.; Hayes, J.G.; Egan, M.G.; Djurovic, S.; Smith, A.C.; “Comparison of Test Methods for Characterization of Doubly Fed Induction Machines”, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 46, Issue 5, pp. 1936 – 1949, 2010.

Rylko, M.S.; Lyons, B.J.; Hayes, J.G.; Egan, M.G., “Revised Magnetics Performance Factors and Experimental Comparison of High-Flux Materials for High-Current DC–DC Inductors”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 2112 – 2126, 2011.

Mechanical Manipulators and Robotics

Guangbo Hao, Xianwen Kong, Robert L. Reuben (2011) 'A Nonlinear Analysis of Spatial Compliant Parallel Modules: Multi-Beam Modules'. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 46 (5):680-706.

Guangbo Hao, Liyang Xie, Xiuyun He (2009) 'The Reliability Mathematical Model of Load-Sharing Parallel Systems Based on Fatigue Cumulative Damage'. International Journal of Performability Engineering, 5(4):397-399.

Machines and Power Electronics

J.G. Hayes, D, Cashman, M.G. Egan, N. Wang, T. O’Donnell, “Comparison of test methods for characterization of high-leakage two-winding transformers,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, September - October 2009, pp. 1729-1741.

Microelectronics Circuits and Systems

Z. Ye and M.P. Kennedy. Hardware Reduction in Digital Delta-Sigma Modulators via Error Masking?Part II: SQ-DDSM. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part II, 56(2):112-116, Feb. 2009.

Z. Ye and M.P. Kennedy. Hardware Reduction in Digital Delta-Sigma Modulators via Error Masking ? Part I: MASH DDSM. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part I, 56(4):714-726, Apr. 2009.

S. Daneshgar, O. De Feo and M.P. Kennedy. Observations Concerning the Locking Range in the Complementary Differential LC Injection-Locked Frequency Divider?Part I: Qualitative Analysis. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part I, 57(1):179-188, Jan. 2010 (MIDAS Ireland Outstanding PhD Research Publication 2009).

K. Hosseini, M.P. Kennedy, S.H. Lewis and B.C. Levy. Prediction of the Spectrum of a Digital Delta-Sigma Modulator Followed by a Polynomial Nonlinearity. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part I, 57(8):1905-1913, Aug. 2010.

P. Maffezzoni, D. D’Amore, S. Daneshgar and M.P. Kennedy. Analysis and Design of Injection-Locked Frequency Dividers by Means of a Phase-Domain Macromodel. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part I, 57(11):2956-2966, Nov. 2010.

B. Fitzgibbon and M.P. Kennedy. Calculation of Cycle Lengths in Higher-Order Error Feedback Modulators with Constant Inputs. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part II, 58(1):6-10, Jan. 2011.

S. Daneshgar, O. De Feo and M.P. Kennedy. Observations Concerning the Locking Range in the Complementary Differential LC Injection-Locked Frequency Divider?Part II: Design Methodology. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part II, 58(4):765-776, Apr. 2011.

A. Buonomo, M.P. Kennedy and A. Lo Schiavo. On the Synchronization for Superharmonic Coupled QVCOs. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part I, 58(7):1637-1646, Jul. 2011.

B. Fitzgibbon, M.P. Kennedy and F. Maloberti. Hardware Reduction in Digital Delta-Sigma Modulators via Bus-Splitting and Error Masking?Part I: Constant Input. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part I, 58(9):2137-2148, Sept. 2011 (MIDAS Ireland Outstanding PhD Research Publication 2011).

B. Fitzgibbon, S. Pamarti and M.P. Kennedy. A Spur-Free MASH DDSM with High-Order Filtered Dither. IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems-Part II, 58(9):585-588, Sept. 2011.

Control & Intelligent Systems

McNamara, P., Negenborn, R.R., De Schutter, B. and Lightbody, G. “Optimal Coordination of a Multiple link HVDC System using Centralised and Distributed Control”. In Press, IEEE Trans. Control Systems Technology, Dec. 2011. (IF 1.86)

Temko, A. Thomas, E., Marnane, W., Boylan, G.B, and Lightbody, G., “Instantaneous Unsupervised Measure of EEG Channel Importance for Improved Patient-Adaptive Neonatal Seizure Detection”.Preprint available online, IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., Dec. 2011.

Andriy. Temko, Climent Nadeu, William Marnane, Geraldine Boylan, and Gordon Lightbody. “EEG Signal Description with Spectral-Envelope Based Speech Recognition Features for Detection of Neonatal Seizures”. IEEE Trans. on Information Technology in Biomedicine,Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 839-847, November, 2011. (IF 1.69)

Gregoricic, G. and Lightbody, G. “Gaussian Process Internal Model Control”, International Journal of Systems Science, a Taylor and Francis journal. Preprint available on-line, April. 2011. (IF 0.918)

Temko, A. Thomas, E., Marnane, W., Lightbody, G. and Boylan, G.B. “EEG-based neonatal seizure detection with Support Vector Machines”. Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier, Volume 122, Issue 3, Pages 464-473, March 2011. (IF 3.122)

Temko, A. Thomas, E., Marnane, W., Lightbody, G. and Boylan, G.B. “Performance assessment for EEG-based neonatal seizure detectors”. Clinical Neurophysiology, Elsevier, Volume 122, Issue 3, Pages 474-482, March 2011, (IF 3.122).

Gregoricic, G. and Lightbody, G. “Nonlinear Model-based Control of Highly Nonlinear Processes”, Comp. and Chemical Eng., an Elsevier Journal, Vol. 34, No. 8, pp. 1268-1281, August 2010, (IF 1.808)

Electronic Devices and RF Electronics

Wenbin Chen, Kevin G. McCarthy, Mehmet Copuroglu, H. Doyle, Barbara Malic, B. Kuznik, M. Kosec, Alan Mathewson, Shane O'Brien and Richard Winfield, “Effect of Nanoparticles on Ferroelectric and Electrical Properties of Novel PMNT Thin-films”, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 519, Issue 17, pp5800-5803, June 2011.

Wenbin Chen, Kevin G. McCarthy, Alan Mathewson, Mehmet Çopuro?lu, Shane O'Brien and Richard Winfield, “High-Performance MIM Capacitors Using Novel PMNT Thin Films”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp996-998, Sept. 2010.

Wenbin Chen, Kevin G. McCarthy, Mehmet M Çopuro?lu, Shane O'Brien, Richard Winfield and Alan Mathewson, “Modeling and Characterization of high-k dielectric thin-films using microwave techniques”, Institute of Physics Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 012020, pp1-4, 2010.

Biomedical Signal Processing

Hanley, N., Tunstall, M., and Marnane W.P., “Using Templates to Distinguish Multiplications from Squaring Operations,” International Journal of Information Security, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 255-266, August 2011.

English, T., Popovici, E., Keller, M. and Marnane, W.P., “Network-on-Chip Interconnect for Pairing-based Cryptographic IP Cores”, Journal of Systems Architecture, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 95-108, January 2011.

Doyle, O.M., Temko, A., Marnane, W.P., Lightbody, G. and Boylan, G., “Heart Rate Based Automatic Seizure Detection in the Newborn”, Medical Engineering & Physics, Vol. 32, No. 8, pp. 829-839, October 2010.

Thomas, E.M., Temko, A., Lightbody, G., Marnane W.P. and Boylan G.B., “Gaussian mixture models for classification of neonatal seizures using EEG”, Physiological Measurement, Vol. 31, No. 7, pp. 1047-1064, July 2010.

Spagnol, C., Popovici E. and Marnane W.P., “Hardware implementation of GF(2m) LDPC decoders”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Vol. 56, No. 12, pp 2609-2620, December 2009.

Spagnol, C. and Marnane W.P., “A class of quasi-cyclic LDPC codes over GF(2m)”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 57, No. 9, pp.2524-2527, September 2009.

Doyle, O.M., Korotchikova, I., Lightbody, G., Marnane. W.P., Kerins, D. and Boylan, G.B., “Heart rate variability during sleep in healthy term newborns in the early postnatal period”, Physiological Measurement, Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 847-860, August 2009.

Keller, M., and Marnane, W.P., “Low Energy ASIC Elliptic Curve Processor”, Journal of Low Power Electronics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 85-95, April 2009.

Keller, M., Byrne, A. and Marnane, W.P., “Elliptic Curve Cryptography on FPGA for Low Power Applications”, ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, Article 2, March 2009.

Photo-Detection

J. M. Hayes, F. Gity, B. Corbett and A. P. Morrison. “Modeling the Effects of Interface Traps on Passive Quenching of a Ge/Si Geiger Mode Avalanche Photodiode”, Springer Optical and Quantum Electronics, DOI: 10.1007/s11082-011-9533-0, Jan 2012.

S. Deng and A. P. Morrison. “Integrable bias solution for avalanche photodiodes”, IET Electronics Letters, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 240 – 241, 2011.

F. Gity, J. M. Hayes, B. Corbett and A. P. Morrison. ”Modelling the effects of interface traps on the static and dynamic characteristics of Ge/Si avalanche photodiodes”, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 849 – 857, 2011.

Digital Communications

O'Driscoll, C., Murphy, C., "A Simplified Expression for the Probability of Error for Binary Multichannel Communications", Communications, IEEE Transactions on , Vol.57, no.1, pp.32-35, January 2009

Curran, J.T., Borio, D., Lachapelle, G., Murphy, C.C., "Reducing Front-End Bandwidth May Improve Digital GNSS Receiver Performance", Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on, Vol.58, no.4, pp.2399-2404, April 2010

O’Mahony, N., G. Lachapelle and C. Murphy, “Simplifying the Performance Analysis of the SPRT for GPS Acquisition”, International Journal of Navigation and Observation, Article ID 946319, doi:10.1155/2011/946319, 15 pages.

O’Mahony, N. C. Murphy and G. Lachapelle (2010), “A Dual-Threshold Up-Down Counter for GPS Acquisition Signal Processing”, Elsevier Signal Processing, Vol. 91, no. 5, pp. 1093-1102, May 2011.

McEvoy, R. P., Murphy, C. C., Marnane, W. P., and Tunstall, M. 2009, “Isolated WDDL: A hiding countermeasure for differential power analysis on FPGAs”, ACM Trans. Reconfig. Techn. Syst., Vol.2, no. 1, Article 3, 23 pages, March 2009.

Curran, J., G. Lachapelle and C. Murphy (2010) “Digital GNSS PLL Design Conditioned on Thermal and Oscillator Phase Noise”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, in press.

Curran, J.T., G. Lachapelle and C.C. Murphy (2012) “An SNR Dependent Model for the CDMA FLL”, Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on, in press.

Curran, J., G. Lachapelle, and C. Murphy (2011) “Improving the Design of Frequency Lock Loops for GNSS Receivers”, Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on, in press.

O'Mahony, N., Murphy, C., "Constrained Optimization of Coincidence Detector Parameters for GPS Acquisition," Communications, IEEE Transactions on, in press.

Murphy, D., Murphy, C., "A Gram-Charlier Series Method for Calculating General Signal Constellation Error Probabilities," Communications, IEEE Transactions on, in press.

Optoelectronic Devices

Parbrook, PJ and Wang, T, “Light Emitting and Laser Diodes in the Ultraviolet,” IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 17 1402-11 (2011).

Gradkowski, K; Sadler, TC; Mereni, LO; Dimastrodonato, V; Parbrook, PJ; Huyet, G and Pelucchi, E, “Crystal defect topography of Stranski-Krastanow quantum dots by atomic force microscopy,” APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 97 191106 (2010)

Lee, KB; Parbrook, PJ; Wang, T; Bai, J; Ranalli, F; Airey, RJ and Hill, G “The origin of the high ideality factor in AlGaN-based quantum well ultraviolet light emitting diodes,” PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS 247 1761-3 (2010)

Morris, RJH; Dowsett, MG; Beanland, R; Parbrook, PJ and McConville, CF “Accurate ultra-low-energy secondary ion mass spectrometry analysis of wide bandgap GaN/In(x)Ga(1-x)N structures using optical conductivity enhancement,” RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY 24 2122-6 (2010)

Green, RT; Luxmoore, J; Lee, KB; Houston, PA; Ranalli, F; Wang, T; Parbrook, PJ; Uren, MJ; Wallis, DJ and Martin, T, “Characterization of gate recessed GaN/AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors fabricated using a SiCl(4)/SF(6) dry etch recipe,” JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 108 013711 (2010)

Davies, SC; Mowbray, DJ; Ranalli, F; Parbrook, PJ; Wang, Q; Wang, T; Yea, BS; Sherliker, BJ; Halsall, MP; Kashtiban, RJ and Bangert, U, “Optical and microstructural studies of InGaN/GaN quantum dot ensembles,” APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 95 111903 (2009)

Dylewicz, R; Patela, S; Hogg, RA; Fry, PW; Parbrook, PJ; Airey, R and Tahraoui, A, “In-Plane Optical Anisotropy of GaN Refractive Index in Visible Light Region, ” IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS 21 966-8 (2009)

Green, RT; Luxmoore, IJ; Houston, PA; Ranalli, F; Wang, T; Parbrook, PJ; Uren, MJ; Wallis, D and Martin, T, “Comparison of damage introduced into GaN/AlGaN/GaN heterostructures using selective dry etch recipes, ” SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 24 075020 (2009)

Dylewicz, R; Patela, S; Hogg, RA; Fry, PW; Parbrook, PJ; Airey, R and Tahraoui, A, “Low-Dimensional Waveguide Grating Fabrication in GaN with Use of SiCl(4)/Cl(2)/Ar-Based Inductively Coupled Plasma Dry Etching,” JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS 38 635-9 (2009)

Lee, KB; Parbrook, PJ; Wang, T; Bai, J; Ranalli, F; Airey, RJ and Hill, G “Effect of the AlGaN electron blocking layer thickness on the performance of AlGaN-based ultraviolet light-emitting diodes,” JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH 311 2857-9 (2009)

Bai, J; Wang, Q; Wang, T; Cullis, AG and Parbrook, PJ, “Optical and microstructural study of a single layer of InGaN quantum dots, ” JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 105 053505 (2009)

RF Wireless and Embedded Systems

Marinkovic, S.J.; Popovici, E.M.; , "Nano-Power Wireless Wake-Up Receiver With Serial Peripheral Interface," Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on , vol.29, no.8, pp.1641-1647, September 2011

Tom English, Emanuel Popovici, Maurice Keller, W.P. Marnane, Network-on-Chip interconnect for pairing-based cryptographic IP cores, Journal of Systems Architecture, Volume 57, Issue 1, Pages 95-108, January 2011.

Mehrotra, Rashmi; English, Tom; Schellekens, Michel; Hollands, Steve; Popovici, Emanuel, “Timing-Driven Power Optimisation and Power-Driven Timing Optimisation of Combinational Circuits,” Journal of Low Power Electronics, Volume 7, Number 3, pp. 364-380(17), August 2011.

C. Spagnol, W. Marnane, E. Popovici, “Hardware implementation of GF(2^m) LDPC decoders,” IEEE Circuits and Systems-I, pp 2609-2620, 2009.

R. Agarwal, E. Popovici, M. Sala and B. O'Flynn, “Error Resilient Data Transport in Sensor Network Applications: A Generic Perspective,” International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 2009, Volume 37 Issue 2, pp. 377-396, March 2009.

S. Marinkovic, E. Popovici, C. Spagnol, S. Faul, W. Marnane, “Energy-Efficient Low Duty Cycle MAC Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, Volume 13 Issue 6, pp 915-925, BEST PhD STUDENT PAPER awarded by MIDAS Ireland, November 2009.

C. Shen, S. Harte, E. Popovici, B. O'Flynn, R. Atkinson, A. Ruzzelli, “Automated Protocol Selection for Energy Efficient WSN Applications,” IET Electronics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 1098-1099, Oct. 2009.

R. McSweeney, C. Spagnol, E. Popovici, L. Giancardi, “The Impact of Source and Channel Coding in the Communication Efficiency of Wireless Body Area Networks,” International Journal On Advances in Software vol.4.4, pp 337-348, 2009.

Photonics – Sensors and Information Systems

S. A. Reza and N. A. Riza, “A Liquid Lens-Based Broadband Variable Fiber Optical Attenuator,” Optics Communications, Vol. 282, No.7, pp.1298-1303, April 2009.

N. A. Riza and S. A. Reza, “Non-Contact Distance Sensor using Spatial Signal Processing," Optics Letters, Vol.34, No.4, pp.434-436, Feb.15, 2009.

M. Sheikh and N. A. Riza, “Demonstration of Pinhole Laser Beam Profiling using a Digital Micromirror Device,” IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett, Vol.21, May 15, 2009.

N. A. Riza, “Switchless Hybrid Analog-Digital Variable Optical Delay Line for RF Signal Processing,” SPIE Optical Engineering Journal, OE Letters, March 2009.

S. A. Reza and N. A. Riza, “High Dynamic Range Variable Fiber Optical Attenuator using Digital Micromirrors and Opto-fluidics,” IEEE Photon. Tech. Letters, Vol.21, July 2009.

M. Sheikh and N. A. Riza, “Direct Measurement High Resolution Wide Range Extreme Temperature Optical Sensor using an all-Silicon Carbide Probe,” Optics Letters, May 1, 2009.

N. A. Riza, M. Sheikh, and F. Perez, “Hybrid Wireless-Wired Optical Sensor for Extreme Temperature Measurement in Next Generation Energy Efficient Gas Turbines,” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol. 132, May 2010.

S. Fathpour and N. A. Riza, “Silicon Photonics-Based Wideband Radar Beamforming – A Basic Design,” SPIE Optical Engineering Journal, Vol.49 (1), Jan. 2010.

N. A. Riza and M. Sheikh, “ All-Silicon Carbide Hybrid Wireless-Wired Optics Temperature Sensor Network Basic Design Engineering for Power Plant Gas Turbines,” International Journal of Optomechatronics, Vol.4, No.1, Jan-March, Taylor & Francis, pp. 83-91, 2010.

M. Sheikh and N. A. Riza, “Motion-Free Hybrid Design Laser Beam Propagation Analyzer using a Digital Micro-mirror Device and a Variable Focus Liquid Lens, OSA Applied Optics Journal, June 2010.

N. A. Riza and P. J. Marraccini, “Broadband 2x2 Free-Space Optical Switch Using Electrically Controlled Liquid Lenses,” Optics Communications, Vol.283, pp.1711-1714, 2010.

N. A. Riza and M. Sheikh, “Silicon Carbide-based High Resolution Extreme Environment Hybrid Design Temperature Sensor using Optical Pyrometry and Laser Interferometry,” IEEE Sensors Journal, , Vol.10, No.2, Feb. 2010.

N. A. Riza and S. A. Reza, “Smart Agile Lens Remote Optical Sensor for Three Dimensional Object Shape Measurements,” OSA Applied Optics Journal, Vol. 49, No. 8, March 10, 2010.

S. A. Reza and N. A. Riza, “Agile Lensing-based Non-Contact Liquid Level Optical Sensor for Extreme Environments,” Optics Communications, Vol.283, pp.3391-3397, 2010.

N. A. Riza, S. A. Reza and P. J. Marraccini, “ Electronically Controlled Agile Lens-Based Broadband Variable Photonic Delay Line For Photonic and RF Signal Processing.” OSA Applied Optics J. , Vol.45, No.35, pp.6718-6725, Dec.10, 2010.

N. A. Riza, S. A. Reza and P. J. Marraccini, “ Digital Micro-Mirror Device-based Broadband Optical Image Sensor For Robust Imaging Applications.” Optics Communications, Vol.284, pp.103-111, 2011.

Ultrasonics

S. G. McSweeney and W. M. D. Wright, "A Parallel-Architecture Parametric Equalizer for Air-Coupled Capacitive Ultrasonic Transducers", IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelec. Freq. Contr., Vol. 59, No. 1, pp.90-97 (2012)

P. Jesudoss, A. Mathewson, W. M. D. Wright and F. Stam, "Development of a Packaging Method for a Fluidic Direct Access Sensor using Anisotropic Conductive Adhesive and Electrical Characterization", Soldering and Surface Mount Technology, accepted for publication (2011)

RF Integrated Circuits

D. Zito, D. Pepe, M. Mincica, D. Zito, A. Tognetti, A. Lanata, D. De Rossi, “SoC CMOS UWB Pulse Radar Sensor for Contactless Respiratory Rate Monitoring”, IEEE Trans. On Biomedical Circuits, Special Issue on ISSCC 2011, in press.

M. Mincica, D. Pepe, and D. Zito, “UWB CMOS Multiplier”, IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems II-Express Briefs, Vol. 58, Is. 9, pp. 570 – 574, Sep 2011.

F. Zito, D. Pepe, D. Zito, “UWB CMOS Monocycle Pulse Generator”, IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems I-Regular Papers, Vol. 57, Is. 11, pp. 2654 – 2664, Oct 2010.

D. Zito, A. Fonte, “Dual-input Pseudo-switch RF Low Noise Amplifier”, IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems II-Express Briefs, Vol. 57, Is. 9, pp. 661 – 665, Sep 2010.

D. Zito, D. Pepe, “LC-active VCO for Modern Wireless Transceivers”, Int. J. of Circuit Theory and Applications, Wiley, Vol. 38, pp.69-84, Feb 2010.

F. Alimenti, S. Leone, G. Tasselli, V. Palazzari, L. Roselli, and D. Zito, “IF Amplifier Section in 90nm CMOS Technology for SoC Microwave Radiometers”, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol.19, Is.11, pp. 770-773, Nov 2009.

D. Pepe, and D. Zito, “22.7dB gain -19.7dBm ICP1dB UWB CMOS LNA”, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II, Vol. 56, Is. 9, pp. 689-693, Sep 2009.

D. Zito, A. Fonte, and D. Pepe, “Microwave Active Inductors”, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol.19, Is.7, pp. 461-463, Jul 2009.

D. Zito, “A Novel Low-power Radio Receiver Topology for RF and Microwave Applications”, Int. J. of Circuit Theory and Applications, Wiley, Vol.39, pp.1008-1018, Apr 2009.

Wind Energy

Leahy, P. and McKeogh, E. (2012) 'Persistence of low wind speed conditions and implications for wind power variability'. Wind Energy. 

Aoife M. Foley and Paul G. Leahy and Antonino Marvuglia and Eamon J. McKeogh; (2012) 'Current methods and advances in forecasting of wind power generation'. Renewable Energy, 37 (1):1-8. 

McGarrigle, EV; Deane, JP; Leahy, PG (2013) 'How much wind energy will be curtailed on the 2020 Irish power system?'. Renewable Energy, 55 :544-553.

P.G. Leahy and A.M. Foley; (2011) 'Wind generation output during cold weather-driven electricity demand peaks in Ireland'. Energy, 39 (1):48-53.

 Fitzgerald, N. and Lacal Arantegui and McKeogh, E. and Leahy, P. (2012) 'A GIS-based model to calculate the potential for transforming conventional hydropower schemes and non-hydro reservoirs to pumped hydropower schemes'. Energy, 41 :483-490.

 P.G. Leahy and A.M. Foley; (2011) 'Wind generation output during cold weather-driven electricity demand peaks in Ireland'. Energy, 39 (1):48-53. 

Open positions expected within the School of Engineering are listed next. Go to UCC Human Resources site for open job positions, final updated details and application process.

  • Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (expected start 2014)
  • Professor of Energy Engineering (expected start 2014)
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