Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematical Sciences
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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Senior Lecturer
School of Mathematical Sciences
WGB 1-64
Department of Applied Mathematics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Western Gateway Building
UCC

T: +353 21 420 5822
E: k.mulchrone )at( ucc.ie
W: http://euclid.ucc.ie/pages/staff/mulchrone/mulchrone.htm

Fluid Mechanics (low Reynolds number flow) in Geological problems, Statistical analysis of finite strain in rock mechanics, software development and object orientated technologies.

Research Interests

Mathematical Modelling of Patterns in Geology and the Natural World

A fundamental hypothesis of my research is that attaining a greater understanding of the physical behaviour of rocks during deformation will lead to methods which allow estimation of the amount and type of deformation from the finite, observable pattern of inclusions exhibited in natural examples. Thus, the basic research question I address is how do rocks deform when subjected to stress?

Structural geology is a dynamic science, which requires an understanding of how to quantify and visualize the change of two and three-dimensional forms through time. The study of translation, rotation and distortion (i.e. deformation) in rock masses is an important aspect of both structural geology and tectonics. Deformation is a consequence of large-scale tectonic forces, thus measurement of deformation can provide important information on fundamental geodynamic processes operating on the surface and in the interior of the Earth.

Rocks are typically heterogeneous materials composed of fragments of older rocks and/or minerals (inclusions) usually immersed in a matrix of finer grained material. Usually inclusions are of varying sizes, shapes and orientations and may be loosely or densely packed together. Thus rocks form extremely complex physical systems.

At present, rocks are commonly modelled using equations that describe the behaviour of isolated inclusions (rigid or deformable) immersed in a linear viscous fluid. The most widely adopted methods for strain analysis are based on the assumption that both inclusions and matrix respond identically to stress, a mechanism commonly referred to as passive behaviour. Many of my publications have dealt with new methods for strain analysis in the context of passive behaviour (Mulchrone, 2002, Meere and Mulchrone, 2003, Mulchrone, 2003b, Mulchrone et al., 2003, Mulchrone and Roy Choudhury, 2004, Mulchrone, 2005a, Mulchrone et al., 2005b) and the development of associated software (Mulchrone and Meere, 2001, Mulchrone, 2003a, Mulchrone, 2005b).


Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'Boudinaged mafic layer set in quartzofeldspathic paragneiss subsequently folded. From Mullet Penninsula, Co. Mayo, Ireland'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A. (2015) 'Boudinaged mafic layer set in quartzofeldspathic paragneiss subsequently folded. From Mullet Penninsula, Co. Mayo, Ireland' In: Mukherjee, S (eds). Atlas of Structural Geology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Details]
(2015)'Feldspathic layer in mafic mineral-rich gneiss. Are we looking at a section through a sheath fold?'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A. (2015) 'Feldspathic layer in mafic mineral-rich gneiss. Are we looking at a section through a sheath fold?' In: Mukherjee, S (eds). Atlas of Structural Geology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Details]
(2015)'Gray conglomerate overlying red mud horizon at Wine Strand, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry, Ireland'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A. (2015) 'Gray conglomerate overlying red mud horizon at Wine Strand, Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry, Ireland' In: Mukherjee, S (eds). Atlas of Structural Geology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Details]
(2015)'An originally rectangular intraformational mudstone rip-up clast set in a coarse red sandstone which has been deformed into a “butterfly shape.”'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A. (2015) 'An originally rectangular intraformational mudstone rip-up clast set in a coarse red sandstone which has been deformed into a “butterfly shape.”' In: Mukherjee, S (eds). Atlas of Structural Geology. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Details]
(2015)'2D model for development of steady-state and oblique foliations in simple shear and more general deformations'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., McCarthy, D.J. (2015) '2D model for development of steady-state and oblique foliations in simple shear and more general deformations' In: Ductile Shear Zones: From Micro- to Macro-scales. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
(2007)'Deformation of grains in sandstone rock'
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K.F. and Choudhury, KR ; (2007) 'Deformation of grains in sandstone rock' In: Visual Practices Across the University. Paderhorn, Germany: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)
Mukherjee S., Mulchrone K.F (Ed.). (2015) Ductile Shear Zones: From Micro- to Macro-scales. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Shear senses and viscous dissipation of layered ductile simple shear zones'
Mulchrone, K.F., Muhkerjee, S. (2015) 'Shear senses and viscous dissipation of layered ductile simple shear zones'. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172 :2635-2642 [Details]
(2015)'Kinematics and shear heat pattern of ductile simple shear zones with 'slip boundary condition''
Mulchrone, K.F., Muhkerjee, S. (2015) 'Kinematics and shear heat pattern of ductile simple shear zones with 'slip boundary condition''. International Journal of Earth Sciences, [Details]
(2015)'Shape fabric development in rigid clast populations under pure shear: The influence of no-slip versus slip boundary conditions'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A. (2015) 'Shape fabric development in rigid clast populations under pure shear: The influence of no-slip versus slip boundary conditions'. Tectonophysics, 689 :63-69 [Details]
(2014)'Constraining the strain ellipsoid and deformation parameters using deformed single layers: A computational approach assuming pure shear and isotropic volume change'
Mulchrone, K.F., Talbot, C.J. (2014) 'Constraining the strain ellipsoid and deformation parameters using deformed single layers: A computational approach assuming pure shear and isotropic volume change'. Journal of Structural Geology, 62 :194-206 [Details]
(2013)'Shear folding in low-grade metasedimentary rocks: Reverse shear along cleavage at a high angle to the maximum compressive stress'
Meere, Patrick A.,Mulchrone, Kieran F.,Timmerman, Martin (2013) 'Shear folding in low-grade metasedimentary rocks: Reverse shear along cleavage at a high angle to the maximum compressive stress'. Geology, 41 (88):879-882879 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Viscous dissipation pattern in incompressible Newtonian simple shear zones: an analytical model'
Mukherjee, Soumyajit,Mulchrone, Kieran F. (2013) 'Viscous dissipation pattern in incompressible Newtonian simple shear zones: an analytical model'. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 102 (44):1165-11701165 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Qualitative and quantitative analysis of vorticity, strain and area change in general non-isochoric 2D deformation'
Mulchrone, Kieran F. (2013) 'Qualitative and quantitative analysis of vorticity, strain and area change in general non-isochoric 2D deformation'. Journal of Structural Geology, 55 (00):114-126114 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Mathematica code for image analysis, semi-automatic parameter extraction and strain analysis'
Mulchrone, Kieran F.,McCarthy, Dave J.,Meere, Patrick A. (2013) 'Mathematica code for image analysis, semi-automatic parameter extraction and strain analysis'. Computers & Geosciences, 61 (00):64-7064 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Fitting the void: Data boundaries, point distributions and strain analysis'
Mulchrone, Kieran F. (2013) 'Fitting the void: Data boundaries, point distributions and strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 46 :22-3322 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Mathematica code for least-squares cone fitting and equal-area stereonet representation'
Mulchrone, Kieran F.,Pastor-Galan, Daniel,Gutierrez-Alonso, Gabriel (2013) 'Mathematica code for least-squares cone fitting and equal-area stereonet representation'. Computers & Geosciences, 54 :203-210203 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Conical folding in the core of an orocline. A geometric analysis from the Cantabrian Arc (Variscan Belt of NW Iberia)'
Daniel Pastor-Galán, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Alonso, Kieran F. Mulchrone, Pedro Huerta (2012) 'Conical folding in the core of an orocline. A geometric analysis from the Cantabrian Arc (Variscan Belt of NW Iberia)'. Journal of Structural Geology, Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Estimating the viscosity and Prandtl number of the Tso Morari crystalline gneiss dome, Indian western Himalaya'
Mukherjee, Soumyajit,Mulchrone, Kieran F. (2012) 'Estimating the viscosity and Prandtl number of the Tso Morari crystalline gneiss dome, Indian western Himalaya'. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 101 (77):1929-19471929 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'The evolution of macrosonic standing waves in an acoustical resonator'
Mortell, M.P, Mulchrone, K. F., Seymour, B.R.; (2010) 'The evolution of macrosonic standing waves in an acoustical resonator'. European Journal of Engineering Science, [Details]
(2009)'The evolution of macrosonic standing waves in a resonator'
Mortell, M. P.,Mulchrone, K. F.,Seymour, B. R. (2009) 'The evolution of macrosonic standing waves in a resonator'. International Journal of Engineering Science, 47 (11-1211-12):1305-13141305 Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Factors affecting finite strain estimation in low-grade, low-strain clastic rocks'
Daniel Pastor-Galán, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Alonso, Patrick A. Meere, Kieran F. Mulchrone; (2009) 'Factors affecting finite strain estimation in low-grade, low-strain clastic rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 31 (12):1586--596 [Details]
(2009)'WinDICOM: A program for determining inclusion shape and orientation'
O'Connor, A.,Mulchrone, K. F.,Meere, P. A. (2009) 'WinDICOM: A program for determining inclusion shape and orientation'. Computers & Geosciences, 35 (66):1358-13691358 Globe icon [Details]
(2008)'The effect of non-passive clast behaviour in the estimation of finite strain in sedimentary rocks'
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone K. F., Sears J. W., & Bradway, M. D. ; (2008) 'The effect of non-passive clast behaviour in the estimation of finite strain in sedimentary rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 30 :1264-1271 [Details]
(2007)'Modelling flanking structures using deformable high axial ratio ellipses: Insights into finite geometries'
Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2007) 'Modelling flanking structures using deformable high axial ratio ellipses: Insights into finite geometries'. Journal of Structural Geology, 7 :1216-1228 [Details]
(2007)'Shape fabrics in populations of rigid objects in 2D: Estimating finite strain and vorticity'
Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2007) 'Shape fabrics in populations of rigid objects in 2D: Estimating finite strain and vorticity'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 (9):1558-1570 [Details]
(2007)'An analytical solution in 2D for the motion of rigid elliptical particles with a slipping interface under a general deformation'
Mulchrone, K. F. (2007) 'An analytical solution in 2D for the motion of rigid elliptical particles with a slipping interface under a general deformation'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 (66):950-960950 Globe icon [Details]
(2007)'Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: A mechanical approach'
Mulchrone, K. F. Meere, P. A. ; (2007) 'Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: A mechanical approach'. Journal of Structural Geology, 29 (3):453-466 [Details]
(2006)'A comparative error analysis of manual versus automated methods of data acquisition for algebraic strain estimation'
Roy Choudhury, K. & Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2006) 'A comparative error analysis of manual versus automated methods of data acquisition for algebraic strain estimation'. Tectonophysics, 421 (3-4):209-230 [Details]
(2006)'The motion of a non-rigid ellipse in a general 2D deformation'
Mulchrone, K. F. & Walsh, K. ; (2006) 'The motion of a non-rigid ellipse in a general 2D deformation'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 (3):392-407 [Details]
(2006)'Automated grain boundary detection by CASRG'
Roy Choudhury, K., Meere, P. A. & Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2006) 'Automated grain boundary detection by CASRG'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 (3):363-375 [Details]
(2006)'CASRG: a semi-automatic algorithm for strain analysis'
Roy Choudhury, K., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) 'CASRG: a semi-automatic algorithm for strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 28 (*):363-375 [Details]
(2006)'The nature and timing of deformation within Old Red Sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, south west Ireland'
Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) 'The nature and timing of deformation within Old Red Sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, south west Ireland'. Journal of The Geological Society (London), 163 (*):461-469 [Details]
(2006)'Avoiding Singularities in the Numerical Solution of the Motion of a Deformable Ellipse Immersed in a Viscous Fluid'
Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2006) 'Avoiding Singularities in the Numerical Solution of the Motion of a Deformable Ellipse Immersed in a Viscous Fluid'. Mathematical Geology, 39 (7):647-655 [Details]
(2005)'DTNNM: a windows program for strain analysis using the Delaunay triangulation nearest neighbour method'
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2005) 'DTNNM: a windows program for strain analysis using the Delaunay triangulation nearest neighbour method'. Computers and Geosciences, 31 (*):978-988 [Details]
(2005)'The relationship between magmatic tiling, fluid flow and crystal fraction'
Mulchrone, K.F., Grogan, S., De, P.; (2005) 'The relationship between magmatic tiling, fluid flow and crystal fraction'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (*):179-197 [Details]
(2005)'Structural Analysis Of High-Pressure Shear Zones (Bacariza Formation, Cabo Ortegal, Nw Spain)'
Puelles, P., Mulchrone, K.F., Abalos, B., Gil Ibarguchi, J.I.; (2005) 'Structural Analysis Of High-Pressure Shear Zones (Bacariza Formation, Cabo Ortegal, Nw Spain)'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (*):1046-1060 [Details]
(2005)'SAPE: a program for semi-automatic parameter extraction for strain analysis'
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., Roy Choudhury, K.; (2005) 'SAPE: a program for semi-automatic parameter extraction for strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (*):2084-2098 [Details]
(2005)'The relationship between magmatic tiling, fluid flow and crystal fraction'
Mulchrone, K. F.,Grogan, S.,De, P. (2005) 'The relationship between magmatic tiling, fluid flow and crystal fraction'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (22):179-197179 Globe icon [Details]
(2005)'An analytical error for the mean radial length method of strain analysis'
Mulchrone, K. F. (2005) 'An analytical error for the mean radial length method of strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 27 (99):1658-16651658 Globe icon [Details]
(2004)'. Discussion on Flattening in shear zones under constant volume: a theoretical evaluation by N. Mandal, C. Chakraborty and S. Samanta'
Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2004) '. Discussion on Flattening in shear zones under constant volume: a theoretical evaluation by N. Mandal, C. Chakraborty and S. Samanta'. Journal of Structural Geology, 26 (1):197-200 [Details]
(2004)'Fitting an ellipse to an arbitrary shape: implications for strain analysis'
Mulchrone, K.F., Roy Choudhury, K.; (2004) 'Fitting an ellipse to an arbitrary shape: implications for strain analysis'. Journal of Structural Geology, 26 (1):143-153 [Details]
(2003)'Finite strain estimation using the mean radial length of elliptical objects with bootstrap confidence intervals'
Mulchrone, K. F., O'Sullivan, F. & Meere, P. A. ; (2003) 'Finite strain estimation using the mean radial length of elliptical objects with bootstrap confidence intervals'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (4):529-538 [Details]
(2003)'Application of Delaunay triangulation to the nearest neighbour method of strain analysis '
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2003) 'Application of Delaunay triangulation to the nearest neighbour method of strain analysis '. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (5):689-702 [Details]
(2003)'LinStat, a program for calculating finite strain from populations of lines, running simulations and an investigation of error behaviour'
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2003) 'LinStat, a program for calculating finite strain from populations of lines, running simulations and an investigation of error behaviour'. Computers and Geosciences, 29 (5):639-646 [Details]
(2003)'The effect of sample size on geological strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks'
Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F.; (2003) 'The effect of sample size on geological strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks'. Journal of Structural Geology, 25 (10):1587-1595 [Details]
(2002)'A statistic for estimating strain with confidence intervals from deformed line distributions with an application to schists and gneisses of the Western Gneiss Region, west central Norway'
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2002) 'A statistic for estimating strain with confidence intervals from deformed line distributions with an application to schists and gneisses of the Western Gneiss Region, west central Norway'. Journal of Structural Geology, 24 (3):545-556 [Details]
(2001)'Quantitative estimation of exponents of power-law flow with confidence intervals in ductile shear zones'
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2001) 'Quantitative estimation of exponents of power-law flow with confidence intervals in ductile shear zones'. Journal of Structural Geology, 23 (5):803-806 [Details]
(2001)'A windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'
Mulchrone, K. F.,Meere, P. A. (2001) 'A windows program for the analysis of tectonic strain using deformed elliptical markers'. Computers & Geosciences, 27 (1010):1251-12551251 Globe icon [Details]
(1991)'The Interpretation of Fold Axial Data from Regions of Polyphase Folding'
Mulchrone, K. F. (1991) 'The Interpretation of Fold Axial Data from Regions of Polyphase Folding'. Journal of Structural Geology, 13 (33):275-280275 Globe icon [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2007)'Deformation of Grains in Sandstone Rock. In: Visual Practices across the University (edited by Elkins, J.). Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich'
Meere, P. A. & Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2007) 'Deformation of Grains in Sandstone Rock. In: Visual Practices across the University (edited by Elkins, J.). Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich' Visual Practices across the University, :224-229. [Details]
(2005)'Exploring fractal landscapes with GDI+. .NET'
Mulchrone, K. F.; (2005) 'Exploring fractal landscapes with GDI+. .NET' Developers Journal, 3 :10-14. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2006)Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K.F., Sears, J. W. and Bradway, M. D. ; (2006) Estimation Of Finite Strain In Clastic Sedimentary Rocks Assuming Strain Partitioning Between Clasts And Matrix Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group
Meere, P.A. and Mulchrone, K.F. ; (2006) Timing of deformation within Old Red Sandstone lithologies from the Dingle Peninsula, southwest Ireland Tectonic Studies Group Manchester, UK, [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group
Mulchrone, K.F. and Meere, P.A. ; (2006) Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: a dynamic approach Tectonic Studies Group Manchester, UK, [Details]
(2005)47th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Meere, P. A. and Mulchrone, K. F.; (2005) The Nature and Timing of Crustal Scale Deformation on the Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland 47th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College Dublin, [Details]
(2002)44th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history 44th Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting University College Dublin, [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland
O' Sullivan, F., De, P., Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K. F., Roy Choudhury, K. ; (2001) Statistical analysis of microphotographic image data in geology Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Ireland [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009Top Reviewer 2008 Journal of Structural Geology
2008Top Reviewer 2007 Journal of Structural Geology
2004Presidents award for Research on Innovative Teaching and Learning 2003-2004. UCC

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Geological Society of America Member/
International Association of Mathematical Geologists Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)AAPG Lisbon 2105,
Byrne, K., Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F. (2015) Revised Structural Evolution of the North Celtic Sea Basin, Offshore Ireland, Based on Modern 2D and 3D Seismic Data. [Oral Presentation], AAPG Lisbon 2105, Lisbon, Portugal , 18-MAY-15 - 19-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015)Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A. (2015) Interpreting the Alignment of Pebbles in Ancient Sedimentary Rocks due to Deformation: Passive, Rigid or Slip?. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Applied Statistics in Ireland, Cork, Ireland , 11-MAY-15 - 13-MAY-15. [Details]
(2009)Austrian Geological Society,
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2009) Anistropic inclusions with applications to mica fish. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Austrian Geological Society, Vienna , 01-JAN-09 - 31-DEC-09. [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A.; (2006) Strain refraction, viscosity ratio and multi-layer deformation: a dynamic approach. [Poster Presentation], Tectonic Studies Group, Manchester , 01-JAN-06 - 05-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)EGU General Assembly,
O' Connor, A, Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) Chaotic rotation of a rigid ellipsoid immersed in a viscous flow. [Poster Presentation], EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Tectonic Studies Group,
O' Connor, A, Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) The motion of an ellipsoid during a general 3D deformation. [Oral Presentation], Tectonic Studies Group, Manchester , 01-JAN-06 - 05-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)EGU General Assembly,
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) An analytical solution in 2D for the motion of non-rigid elliptical particles with a slipping interface under a general deformation. [Oral Presentation], EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria , 01-APR-06 - 01-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Philadelphia Meeting. Geological Society of America,
Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K. F., Sears, J. W. & Bradway, M.D. ; (2006) Estimation of finite strain in clastic sedimentary rocks assuming strain partitioning between clasts and matrix. [Oral Presentation], Philadelphia Meeting. Geological Society of America, Philadelphia Meeting , 01-JAN-06 - 31-DEC-06. [Details]
(2006)Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, University of Limerick,
Mulchrone, K. F.; (2006) Mechanisms and measurement of deformation in heterogeneous rocks. [Oral Presentation], Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, University of Limerick, University of Limerick , 01-JAN-06 - 31-DEC-06. [Details]
(2006)Progress Report. ISUME,,
Caroll, T., Mulchrone, K.F. ; (2006) Mathematics e-learning initiative at UCCProgress Report. ISUME,. [Oral Presentation], Progress Report. ISUME,, NUIG , 01-JAN-06 - 31-DEC-06. [Details]
(2005)Irish Geological Research Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin,
Mulchrone. K. F. ; (2005) Flanking structures around ductile discontinuities: are they reliable kinematic indicators?. [Oral Presentation], Irish Geological Research Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin, UCD , 01-JAN-05 - 31-DEC-05. [Details]
(2004)Irish Mathematical Student Association Conference, UCC,
Mulchrone, K F. ; (2004) Estimating flow type in magma using patterns of crystal interaction. [Oral Presentation], Irish Mathematical Student Association Conference, UCC, UCC , 01-JAN-04 - 31-DEC-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, Dublin City University, Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, University of Limerick. Department of Physics, Seminar Series, UCC. Department of Statistics, Seminar Series, UCC,
Mulchrone. K. F. ; (2004) Determining the deformation history of geological materials. [Oral Presentation], Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, Dublin City University, Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, University of Limerick. Department of Physics, Seminar Series, UCC. Department of Statistics, Seminar Series, UCC, Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, Dublin City University, Department of Mathematics, Seminar Series, University of Limerick. Department of Physics, Seminar Series, UCC. Department of Statistics, Seminar Series, UCC , 01-JAN-04 - 31-DEC-04. [Details]
(2004)Department of Applied Mathematics, UCC, Seminar Series,
Mulchrone, K. F.; (2004) Dynamics of folded and stretched layers: insights from simple models. [Oral Presentation], Department of Applied Mathematics, UCC, Seminar Series, UCC , 01-JAN-04 - 31-DEC-04. [Details]
(2003)Department of Statistics, UCC, Seminar Series,
Mulchrone, K. F. ; (2003) Characterising ancient magma flow using crystal tiling: theory, simulation and statistics. [Oral Presentation], Department of Statistics, UCC, Seminar Series, UCC , 01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-03. [Details]
(2003)EUG,,
Puelles, P., Mulchrone, K. F., Ablos, B., Gil Ibarguchi, J.I. ; (2003) Shear zones in HP granulites of the Bacariza Formation, Cabo Ortegal (NW Spain). [Oral Presentation], EUG,, Nice, France , 01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-03. [Details]
(2002)Department of Applied Mathematics, UCC,
Mulchrone, K.F.; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history ¿ statistical strain analysis in the construction and validation of large-scale tectonic models. International Workshop on Relaxation Oscillations and Hysteresis. [Oral Presentation], Department of Applied Mathematics, UCC, UCC , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)IGRM UCD,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., Powell, R. ; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history. [Oral Presentation], IGRM UCD, UCD , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)IGRM UCD,
Meere, P.A., Mulchrone, K.F. ; (2002) The effect of sample size on strain estimation from passively deformed clastic sedimentary rocks. [Oral Presentation], IGRM UCD, UCD , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)Department of Statistics Seminar Series, UCC,
Mulchrone, K.F. ; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history ¿ statistical strain analysis in the construction and validation of large-scale tectonic models. [Oral Presentation], Department of Statistics Seminar Series, UCC, UCC , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2002)Department of Statistics, UCC, Seminar Series,
Mulchrone, K.F., Meere, P.A., ; (2002) From shape fabric to deformation history. [Oral Presentation], Department of Statistics, UCC, Seminar Series, UCC , 01-JAN-02 - 31-DEC-02. [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Irelan,
O' Sullivan, F., De, P., Meere, P. A., Mulchrone, K. F., Roy Choudhury, K.; (2001) Statistical analysis of microphotographic image data in geology. [Oral Presentation], Proceedings of Conference of Applied Statistics in Irelan, Ireland , 01-JAN-01 - 31-DEC-01. [Details]
(1999)Department of Statistics Seminar Series, UCC,
Mulchrone, K.F.; (1999) Application of statistical curve fitting and Delaunay triangulation to flow modelling and strain measurement in rocks: mathematical solutions to geological problems. [Oral Presentation], Department of Statistics Seminar Series, UCC, UCC , 01-DEC-99 - 20-DEC-99. [Details]
(1998)Interpretation of Fold Axial Data from Regions of Polyphase Folding,
Mulchrone, K.F. ; (1998) Tectonic Studies Group,. [Oral Presentation], Interpretation of Fold Axial Data from Regions of Polyphase Folding, Cambridge University , 01-JAN-98 - 31-DEC-98. [Details]
(1990)Irish Geological Association Conference,
Mulchrone, K.F. ; (1990) The geology and structure of the Western Gneiss Region, Joa, west central Norway. [Oral Presentation], Irish Geological Association Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 01-JAN-90 - 31-DEC-90. [Details]
(1990)Nordiske Geologvintermøte, Stavanger, Geonytt 67,
Mulchrone, K.F., Allen, A.R. ; (1990) The geology and structure of the Western Gneiss Region, Joa, west central Norway. [Oral Presentation], Nordiske Geologvintermøte, Stavanger, Geonytt 67, Norway , 01-JAN-90 - 31-DEC-90. [Details]
(1989)Irish Geological Association Conference, Queens,
Mulchrone, K.F. ; (1989) The evolution of shear zones. [Oral Presentation], Irish Geological Association Conference, Queens, Queens University, Belfast , 01-JAN-89 - 31-DEC-89. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Senior Leturer01-SEP-99 /
Naitonal Cancer Registry, Boreenmanna Road, Cork Full-time Senior Analyst/Programmer01-FEB-98 / 01-SEP-99
Universal Dehydrates, Midelton, Co. Cork Full-time IT Manager01-APR-96 / 30-APR-98
Dornan R & D, Cork Senior Software Engineer/Project Leader01-FEB-95 / 30-MAR-96
Metron Technology Ltd, Taunton, Somerset, UK Software Engineer01-JUN-93 / 01-JAN-95

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2005University of Ulster Postgraduate CertificateGIS
2004Open University Postgraduate CertificateOpen and Distance Learning
1993UCC DiplomaModelling and Numerical Computing
1999UCC PHDStructural Geology
1988UCC BSC (HONS)Geology, Mathematics

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC

I worked with Dr. Colin Thunhurst, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC on modeling work for the Irish Blood Transfusion Board (IRTB). The basic problem was that it was taking too long at blood donor clinics for donors to arrived and give blood. I wrote software to model the process, which together with data collected by Dr. Thunhurst, was able to simulate the cause of the hold up. The software was then used to evaluate “what if” scenarios in order to guide the IRTB on how to better deploy resources at clinics to speed the process up.

Department of General Practice, UCC

I am involved in ongoing work with Dr. Joe Moran and Dr. Martina Kelly, Department of General Practice, UCC as part of the Diabetes Interest Group (DIG). This project is funded by the Health Research Board and involves the collection and analysis of data on diabetes patients in the Cork area with the aim of improving patient care and outcome. I developed a database and analysis routines for the project.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Structural Geology Editor01-JAN-06 -
Journal Of Structural Geology Referee01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-08
Tectonophysics Referee01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-08
Computers And Geosciences Referee01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-08
Mathematical Geology Referee01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-08
Journal Of The Geological Society Referee01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-08
The Journal Of Geology Referee01-JAN-03 - 31-DEC-08

Teaching Interests

I am programme coordinator of the MSc in Applied Science (Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing) see here for details. The primary aim is to educate participants to M.Sc. level in the theoretical and practical aspects of mathematical problem solving, mathematical model development, creating software solutions and communication of results. Most of my teaching is associated with this programme (AM6007, AM6008 and AM6009). Each year I typically supervise 3 to 4 minor dissertations (AM6012).

I also contribute to teaching on the undergraduate programme and currently teach AM2021 (Engineering Mechanics with Transform Methods). In the past I have delivered AM1021 and AM2060.