UCD
Biofilm Engineering Laboratory

Rory Heffernan

Position

PhD student

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Contact

rory.heffernan@ucdconnect.ie

Phone

​+353 (0)17161974

Address

School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering
College of Engineering and Architecture
University College Dublin Belfield,
Dublin 4, Ireland

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Biography

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Research

Rory is a PhD research student in his fourth and final year. Having obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Chemical Engineering deparment here in UCD, Rory’s research has focused on the design and implimentation of lab-scale filtration units for fundamental biofilm research. His work has been particularly focused on the effects of hydrodynamic conditions and the presence of Natural Organic Matter on bacterial adhesion and biofilm development on NF90 nanofiltration membranes.