“Using carbon fibre composites we can achieve rotor diameter sizes of up to 220 metres generating much greater amounts of electricity in the process,” said  Professor Paul Weaver as Bernal Chair of Composite Materials, UL.

Next week sees the launch of the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick (UL). The new Institute combines the Bernal Project, the Materials a(...)

Bernal building at University of Limerick

Launched in late 2013 the Bernal Project is an initiative of the University of Limerick which aims to make a significant contribution to Ireland’s nat(...)

Dr Mary Shire, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Prof Don Barry and Prof Kieran Hodnett at the official launch of the Bernal Project at UL last week.photograph: alan place

Ireland could become recognised as a global leader for research in a range of scientific disciplines as a result of a new initiative just announced by(...)