Kevin Moroney


Contact Details

Lecturer in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Limerick
 
researcher

Biography

I am a lecturer in industrial mathematics with MACSI in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the University of Limerick. My research interests lie in the application of mathematical techniques and logic to challenging every day and industrial problems. I have completed a BSc in Mathematical Sciences in University College Cork (UCC) followed by an MSc in Mathematical Modelling in the University of Limerick (UL). I also completed my PhD in MACSI in UL. My skill as a problem solver is based on a strong academic career giving me a wide knowledge of mathematical techniques. These skills have been honed during a variety of industrial projects and problem-solving workshops, equipping me to translate complex problems into mathematical models for in depth analysis. During my PhD I worked on projects with two industrial collaborators. My work with Philips Research (Eindhoven), involved modelling of flow and extraction of coffee from coffee beds. I also worked with Johnson & Johnson company Vistakon (Limerick), on modelling of the contact lens hydration section of their contact lens production line.

Following my PhD, I worked as a postdoctoral research associate on the Momentum spokes project in the SSPC (Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre), on an interdisciplinary project with Johnson & Johnson company Janssen. The project considered the application of mathematical modelling techniques and targeted experiments to facilitate the emerging trend towards continuous manufacturing of tablets in the pharmaceutical industry. More recently before taking up my current role, I completed a one-year postdoctoral position with MACSI/SSPC on mathematical modelling of drug release from tablets in in-vitro dissolution processes.

Research Interests

Industrial Mathematics
Flow and chemical transport in porous media
Drug release from pharmaceutical devices (e.g. tablets)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'A moving-boundary model of dissolution from binary drug-excipient granules incorporating microstructure'
Moroney KM;Kotamarthy L;Muthancheri I;Ramachandran R;Vynnycky M; (2021) 'A moving-boundary model of dissolution from binary drug-excipient granules incorporating microstructure'. International journal of pharmaceutics, 599 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2021 'Mathematical modelling of drug release from a porous granule'
Moroney, KM;Vynnycky, M (2021) 'Mathematical modelling of drug release from a porous granule'. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 100 :432-452 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'An evaluation of the Johanson model for roller compaction process development for a high dose API'
Moroney K.M.;Cronin P.;Adeleye O.A.;Schaller B.E.;Howard M.A.;Castro-Dominguez B.;Ramachandran R.;Walker G.M. (2020) 'An evaluation of the Johanson model for roller compaction process development for a high dose API'. Powder Technology, 366 :82-95 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Systematic development of a high dosage formulation to enable direct compression of a poorly flowing API: A case study'
Schaller B.;Moroney K.;Castro-Dominguez B.;Cronin P.;Belen-Girona J.;Ruane P.;Croker D.;Walker G. (2019) 'Systematic development of a high dosage formulation to enable direct compression of a poorly flowing API: A case study'. International journal of pharmaceutics, 566 :615-630 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2019 'Analysing extraction uniformity from porous coffee beds using mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics approaches'
Moroney K.;OżConnell K.;Meikle-Janney P.;OżBrien S.;Walker G.;Lee W. (2019) 'Analysing extraction uniformity from porous coffee beds using mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics approaches'. Plos One, 14 (7) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Electrospun API-loaded mixed matrix membranes for controlled release'
Castro-Dominguez, B,Moroney, K,Schaller, B,O'Connor, S,Cloonan, A,Vo, TTN,Walker, G,O'Reilly, EJ (2017) 'Electrospun API-loaded mixed matrix membranes for controlled release'. Rsc Advances, 7 :43300-43309 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE DOMINANT MECHANISMS IN THE COFFEE EXTRACTION PROCESS'
Moroney, KM,Lee, WT,O' Brien, SBG,Suijver, F,Marra, J (2016) 'ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE DOMINANT MECHANISMS IN THE COFFEE EXTRACTION PROCESS'. Siam Journal On Applied Mathematics, 76 :2196-2217 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system'
Moroney, Kevin M. and Lee, William T. and O'Brien, Stephen BG and Suijver, Freek and Marra, Johan (2016) 'Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system'. Journal of Mathematics in Industry, 7 (1):1-19 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system'
Moroney, KM,Lee, WT,O'Brien, SBG,Suijver, F,Marra, J (2016) 'Coffee extraction kinetics in a well mixed system'. Journal Of Mathematics In Industry, 7 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Modelling of coffee extraction during brewing using multiscale methods: An experimentally validated model'
Moroney, KM,Lee, WT,O'Brien, SBG,Suijver, F,Marra, J (2015) 'Modelling of coffee extraction during brewing using multiscale methods: An experimentally validated model'. Chemical Engineering Science, 137 :216-234 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014
(2016) Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014 Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2014 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Travel grant MI-NET Mathematics for Industry Network
2022 Charlemont Grant Royal Irish Academy
2011 College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Graduate of the Year Award Runner Up University College Cork
2010 Four month research scholarship on CISEI program at University of California, Santa Barbara Tyndall National Institute

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Limerick Lecturer in Industrial and Applied Mathematics 02-JAN-21 /
University of Limerick Postdoctoral Research Associate 01-JAN-20 / 01-JAN-21
University of Limerick Postdoctoral Research Associate 01-AUG-16 / 31-DEC-19

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 University of Limerick Doctor of Philosophy Industrial Mathematics
2012 University of Limerick MSc Mathematical Modelling
2011 University College Cork BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2/2122 Computer Mathematics 2 MA4402Computer Mathematics 2
2/2122 Introduction to Numerical Analysis MS4014Introduction to Numerical Analysis
1/2122 Advanced Engineering Mathematics MA5001Advanced Engineering Mathematics
2/2021 Computer Mathematics 2 MA4402Mathematics
2/2021 Introduction to Numerical Analysis MS4014Mathematics
1/1920 Advanced Engineering Mathematics MA5001Applied Mathematics