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iCRAG at 35th IGC

An iCRAG contingent of Dr Steve Hollis, Dr Roisin Kyne, Dr Thomas Rielger, Dr Lingli Zhou and Oakley Turner attended and presented within the shadow of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, at the 35th International Geological Congress earlier this mongh. Derived from the individual iCRAG projects, both oral presentations and posters demonstrated the […]

The Evolution of Natural Resources

iCRAG postdoctoral researcher, Dr Thomas Rigeler (iCRAG at TCD) has written an excellent blog post for On The Rocks on the evolution of natural resources and how exploring fro minerals is the oldest job on earth! You can read Thomas’ blog post here: http://ontherocks.ie/2016/08/21/evolution-resources/

iCRAG Centre Manager, Dr Jennifer Craig, features on Silicon Republic

iCRAG Centre Manager Dr Jennifer Craig recently gave an interview to Silicon Republic as part of their series featuring real life scientists.

In her interview, Jennifer covers her experiences in the research sector and her subsequent move into the role of iCRAG Centre Manager. You can read Jennifer’s full interview here: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/advice/research-geoscience-icrag-science-foundation-ireland-ghostbusters

€500,000 awarded to iCRAG researcher to investigate calcite dating technique

Dr David Chew from iCRAG, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded research centre in applied geosciences, has been announced as a recipient of the SFI Investigators Programme award, worth €500,000 over 5 years. The award will be used to develop a new image-based approach to dating calcite by the uranium-lead method.

SFI Investigators Programme awards support […]

Dr Roisin Kyne on geoscience careers and diversity in STEM

iCRAG postdoctoral researcher Dr Roisin Kyne gave an excellent interview to Silicon Republic today as part of a series on the Real Faces of STEM.

In her intreview, Roisin covers diversity in the STEM sector, geoscience as a career and the challenges of academia! You can read Roisin’s full interview here: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/people/stem-research-ghostbusters-scientists-geology-geoscience

Underground at Arigna Mining Experience

This year, iCRAG, in partnership with UCD Science, is taking part in the Scientist’s Apprentice magazine series.
This series of magazines, which will be distributed with the Irish Independent in October and November will introduce primary school children to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) topics. iCRAG is collaborating on the Energy and Resources issue and […]

iCRAG Summit Recap

The inaugural iCRAG Summit took  place on June 8-9th 2016 at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Day 1 began with opening addresses by Prof John Walsh and Dr Jennifer Craig, which were followed by all project leads delivering updates on their research through presentations and dedicated spoke and platform discussion sessions. After these sessions, a highly enjoyable team building activity was undertaken […]

iCRAG Newsletter May 2016

The May 2016 edition of the iCRAG Newsletter is now available for download here.


iCRAG Goes Deep

iCRAG Co-Principal Investigator Prof. Andy Wheeler is currently aboard the RV Celtic Explorer in the North Atlantic as part of the QuERCI II survey. As part of the survey, Prof. Wheeler and his team are examining the corals as archives of environmental change by biogeochemically analysing their growth rings. Understanding changes in the seabed environment […]

Prof. Balz Kamber featured on Newstalk Futureproof

Listen back to iCRAG Deputy Director Prof. Balz Kamber’s talk with Jonathan McCrea of Newstalk on the Origin of Life on earth (May 14th): http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Futureproof/Futureproof_with_Jonathan_McCrea/139613/Embryo_Research_Limits_The_Origins_of_Life__Newsround

This interview stemmed from Prof. Kamber’s recently published article “Chemostratigraphy of the Sudbury impact basin fill: Volatile metal loss and post-impact evolution of a submarine impact basin” published in Geochimica and Cosmochimica […]