2017 Press Releases

From science to showbusiness

8 Sep 2017
Dance your PhD! Photo: Karthik Rajandran

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but changed from one form to another. It’s the same with knowledge. 

The story of renewable gas in Ireland, currently residing in academic journal articles and reports, was brought to life by ERI researchers and friends on a sunny Saturday morning recently. PhD candidate Aoife Long, of the Biofuels and Bioenergy Research Group, produced, directed and starred in a video to Dance her PhD.

The video is an entry for the International Science Magazine Dance your PhD competition. This competition encourages researchers to explain their research through dance, with the aim of delighting and informing the public. The winner will be decided by a judging panel who will consider scientific and artistic merit, and the creative combination of both.

The Biofuels and Bioenergy Research Group, led by Professor Jerry Murphy, has pioneered the research on the potential sources of renewable gas in Ireland. The group is now looking at how this potential can be realised, along with future technologies such as power to gas.




For more on this story contact:

Ruth Mc Donnell, Head of Media and PR, Office of Marketing and Communications, UCC Mob: 086-0468950

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