OxyMem was co-founded by Professor Eoin Casey and Dr Eoin Syron (both members of the ESIPP team), along with their colleague Wayne Byrne, in 2013 as a spin-out from UCD’s School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. OxyMem has commercialised a technology that dramatically reduces the operating costs for wastewater aeration and results in a four-fold saving on energy costs when compared to forced aeration, the current industry standard.
UCD and Oxymem were jointly the runner up and Highly Commended awardees at the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) 2016 Global Awards in the “innovative product of the year” category for their entry on bubble-less aeration. The award was presented to Prof Eoin Casey at the gala award event in Manchester, UK, on Thursday 3 November 2016.
The first in a series of ESIPP workshops on Energy Systems Integration, ESI101, took place in UCD on Friday, 28th October 2016. Both Mark O'Malley and Geertje Schuitema presented at this introductory workshop which was attended by several ESIPP Postdoc and PhD Students.
The presentations are available below:
Geertje Schuitema, "Energy System Integration A psychological perspective"
O’Malley, M.J., “The value of Energy Storage the good, the bad, and the ugly", Swiss Competence Centre for Energy Research, Lucerne, Oct 25th 2016
O’Malley, M.J., “Energy Systems Integration a megatrend or just business as usual?”, Energy Transitions 2016 NTNU & Statoil, Norway, October 20th & 21th 2016
Damian Flynn is an advisor on the Scientist’s Apprentice, a series of five fun books that encourage children and adults of all ages to explore the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of the world around us. The Journals were distributed nationally through the Irish Independent newspaper and Tesco’s supermarket chain. The series featured topics such as energy and environment; space and physics; food, health and agriculture; and computer science.