Research Profile

Denis Ring


Research Interests

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.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Module Coordinator and Lecturer on the Process & Chemical Engineering degree program for PE3004 Plant Design & Project Management and PE4001 Process Design & Feasibility Analysis.

Responsible for 2nd year Heat Exchanger Design PE2003 and 3rd year Reactors Design Projects PE3006.

Provide Process Simulation & Design support for PE4006, 4th year Design Project {AspenPlus, SuperPro Designer, HTFS & BatchPlus}
Lecture on the Adult & Continuing Education Certificate/Diploma in Process & Chemical Engineering:

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.
Responsibility in promoting department safety, being the inaugural Chair of the Department Safety Committee from 2000-2003 and currently still a member of the committee.
Chairperson of Department Publicity Committee since 2000 during which time the entire department has worked very successfully in promoting our research and teaching activities.
Promoted 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.

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K