Dr Denis Ring

Dr Denis Ring

Dr Denis Ring CEng FIChemE MIEI

Position:  College Lecturer
T: 353 (0)21 490 2549
F: 353 (0)21 427 0249
E: d.ring@ucc.ie




PhD in Process & Chemical Engineering, 2012, University College Cork
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning, 2008, University College Cork
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning, 2007, University College Cork
BEng. Chemical Engineering, 2003, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Diploma in Chemical Technology, 1985 (NCEA), Cork Institute of Technology
Certificate in Applied Chemistry, 1984 (NCEA), Cork Institute of Technology


Professional Affiliations:

Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers : FIChemE
Member of Engineers Ireland : MIEI
Member of The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers : MISPE

Actively participated in the following roles with the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

2014- present: Vice chair of the All Ireland Members Group (AIMG)
2010- 2012: Chair of the All Ireland Members Group (AIMG)
2004- present: Member of the Professional Formation Forum
2001-2004: Member of the Assembly Steering Group.
2000-2001: Member of the Engineers Governing Council.


Career History:

Lecturer/ Senior Technical Officer
Department of Process & Chemical Engineering, University College Cork
2003- 2016

Senior Technical Officer
Department of Process & Chemical Engineering,
University College Cork
2000- 2003

Technical Officer
Department of Process & Chemical Engineering,
University College Cork.
1986- 2000

Laboratory Technician
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering,
Cork Institute of Technology.
1985- 1986



Lecturer on the Process & Chemical Engineering degree program for:-

PE1003 Introduction to Process & Chemical Engineering,
PE2011Plant Design & Project Management 
PE3009 Pharmaceutical Engineering
PE4001 Process Design & Feasibility Analysis

 Academic Supervisor for 2nd year Heat Exchanger Design PE2003 Project

Provide Process Simulation & Design support for PE4006,4th year Design Project {AspenPlus, SuperPro Designer, HTFS }

Lecture on the Adult & Continuing Education Certificate/Diploma in Process & Chemical Engineering:

PE1811B Introduction to Process & Chemical Engineering
PE1816(a) Process Control
PE2805 Plant Design& Project Management
PE2804(a) Reactors Engineering
PE2810 Chemical Engineering Project

Lecturer:- Food Graduate Development Programme/ Diploma in Food Science

Actively involved in the management and development of teaching and research laboratory resources in support of both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
Department Liaison Officer for the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a role which actively promotes the Chemical Engineering Profession and encourages all students in beginning the journey towards becoming a Chartered Chemical Engineer.

Active in promoting engineering and science, with Engineers Ireland across a range of activities, the KNEX Challenge, Engineered a Week of Wonder, facilitated the Extreme Engineering Show being hosted in UCC on a regular basis.  Worked with the UCC Plus Office to promote third level education to a wider diversity of students. Was  active in the Women into Science & Engineering Program (WISE) while it was in operation.


Research Experience:

Principle research interests are in the area of process optimisation with particular reference to secondary pharmaceutical manufacture. Current research assesses the influence of process parameters on a critical quality parameter (dissolution) for a modified released (MR) drug and covers number of areas: Industrial Data Analysis (Data Mining), Influence of Granulation Parameters, Effect of granule storage and finally investigates the role of the control release agent (HPMC). Some of my other research experience is in the areas of Two-Phase Relief Sizing, Thermal Conductivity of Foods, Evaporation, and Fermentation. 


Process and Chemical Engineering

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Room 312, 3rd floor, Food Science Building, University College Cork