History & Alumni

Process & Chemical Engineering in UCC  has its origins in 1927 as the Department of Dairy Engineering which provided service courses for the then B.Sc. (Dairying) degree. The School of Engineering continues to supply service courses to the BSc degree in Food Science & Technology.

As the role of the Department has changed so also has its title.  The original name of “Dairy Engineering” evolved through “Dairy & Food Engineering”  to “Food Engineering”  In 2000 the Department name changed to “Process Engineering” before finally reaching the present title of Process & Chemical Engineering in 2005. 

From 1993 - 2000 the Department offered a BE degree in Food Process Engineering, accredited by Engineers Ireland. The final year of students of this course graduated in 2004.

Since 2000 The Department has taught a BE degree in Process & Chemical Engineering accredited by both Engineers Ireland and the IChemE.  The first class graduated in 2005 and since then there have been over 200 Graduates in Process and Chemical Engineering from UCC.

In May 2009, The Department of Process and Chemical Engineering became a part of the newly formed UCC School of Engineering.

 

Welcome to the Alumni Page for both the BE in Food Process Engineering (1997-2004)

and the BE in Process & Chemical Engineering

These links provide a definitive list of all 105 BE graduates in Food Process Engineering over the 11 year period of the programme from 1993 until 2004 as well as the BE graduates of Process & Chemical Enginering fom 2005 to date. 

Where known, we have also listed their present employment . If you are a graduate of the department and have more up to date information please email us with details on processeng@ucc.ie and we will update your profile.

Food Process Engineering Alumni  1997 - 2004

The then Department of Food Engineering delivered a BE in Food Process Engineering with students graduating  from 1997 to 2004

 The list of Alumni and present position (when known) are provided in the on a seperate page 



 

  

Rita Ahern Parsons Engineering, Cork Airport Business Park; CSL Melbourne, Australia; Biomarin Pharma Inc., Ringaskiddy
Shane Baker The Central Bank of Ireland, Dublin
Jane Beecher WorleyParsons - Infrastructure & Environment, Perth, Australia; John Holland Pty Ltd - Water Division, Australia
Catherine Begley BOC Gases, London, England; BOC Cork, Ireland
Kevin Bolger Elan Corp; GHD, Palmerston, New Zealand; New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
David Brennan Bristol Myers Squibb, Swords, Co. Dublin
Simon Carroll PM Group; Pfizer at DPS, Pfizer Puurs, Belgium; Janssen Biologics BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jason Creagh PharmEng, Little Is., Co. Cork; Boston Scientific, Galway, Tornier, Cork
Orla Cronin (O'Keeffe) Parsons Engineering, Cinncinnati, Ohio, USA, then Cork; Eli Lilly Cork; Abbott; AbbVie, Cork
Barry Curtin Fournier, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork; GSK Dungarvan, Co Waterford
Michael Dermody Parsons Engineering, Cork Airport Business Park
Patrick Dunphy SkidTech, Charleville, Co Cork
Niall Ferguson Bristol Myers Squibb, Swords, Co. Dublin; GSK; Corden Pharma; Medtronic Vascular; Merck, Carlow
Louise Foley (Dunne) Intel Ireland, Leixlip, Co Kildare; Intel Inc., Portland, OR, USA
John Harnett Pfizer, Cork
Mark Hodnett Integrated Process Design Consultants (IPDC), Cork
Brian McMahon Wyeth, Dublin; Pfizer Biopharma
Alana Murphy (Cox) Unilever, Poland; Unilever R&D Liverpool, UK
Bernadette O'Connor ProsCon, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork; Janssen Biologics Cork; PACIV, Cork; Gilead Sciences, Cork
John O'Donnell Intel; Merck Sharp & Dohme, Co. Tipperary; Novartis
Thomas O'Dwyer Schering Plough, Co. Wicklow; BioPharma Engineering Ltd, Cork
Andrew O'Leary GE Healthcare, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork; RPS Group; Jacobs Engineering, Cork
Christine O'Sullivan ProsCon; Rottapharm, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
Brian Russell Elga Process Water; Schering Plough, Brinny, Co. Cork; Merck - MSD Brinny
Kieran Tobin Earth Tech Ireland Ltd / AECOM Ireland, Citywest Business Park, Dublin
Maria Twomey (O'Sullivan) Pfizer; ProsCon, Synertec; CSL, Melbourne, Australia; BioMarin; Janssen Biologics, Cork
Sean Twomey Corix Water Systems, British Columbia, Canada

 

 

 

Owen Bourke Diageo, Singapore; Diageo, Australia
Peter Brophy GSK, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork; Abbott Vascular, Clonmel; Merck, Carlow; PM Group, Cork; Aroa Biosurgery, New Zealand
Cillian Buckley Project Management Group, Cork
Darragh Cunningham FDT Consulting Engineers, Walkinstown, Dublin
Ronan Dineen Pfizer, Ringaskiddy, Cork; Novartis Ringaskiddy, Cork
Catherine Everett Takeda Ireland Ltd., Bray, Co. Wicklow; PM Group; MSc Applied Statistics, University of Oxford; Paddy Power, Dublin 
William Horgan MSc (Operations Research & Management Science), U. Edinburgh; Bedacom S.A. de C.V.
Adam Jones RPS Group; Cordis; Beckman Coulter, Clare
Colin McKeown Skidtek, Charleville, Co. Cork; Rockwell Automation; ONEIRA Corp, Toronto, Canada; PM Group, Cork and Boston, USA
Cian McLeavy Reville Delta Energy & Environment; EDF Energy, Edinburgh, Scotland, now London, UK
Justin Molina GSK; Creganna Medical Devices, Galway; DePuy Orthopaedics
Denis Murphy Fehily, Timoney & Company, Cork; Colaiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, Co Cork
Una Nagle Pfizer, Ringaskiddy, Cork
Paul O'Donovan Student at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet; GSK
John O'Flynn Graduate Entry Medicine, RCSI
Niall O'Gorman Masters Business Development, Waterford IT; OGO Oils; Owner, MEDRAV Ltd.; Audit Senior, Deloitte Ireland
Eoin O'Keeffe Irish Distillers, Midleton, Co. Cork
Padraig O'Maolcatha MEngSc, Cork IT; Associated British Foods, UK
Shane O'Sullivan Project Management Group, Cork
Pierce Power ABB Ltd., Queensland, Australia (QCLNG CSG Project); Schneider Electric, Brisbane, Australia; GE, Brisbane, Australia
Philip Purcell Masters in Sustainability, University of Sydney, Australia; Leopold Kostal; WAYS Fundraising, Sydney, Australia
Christopher Ryan DPS Engineering, Little Island, Co Cork
Colum Twomey Parsons Engineering; BCD Engineering; Pilz; PM Group; Henkel, Merck Millipore
Kathryn Vaughan DPS Engineering, Little Island, Co Cork; Eli Lilly, Cork

 

 

Aidan Culhane BCD Engineering Ltd., Charleville, Co. Cork; AbbVie
Peter Dann Diageo Global Supply
David Foley Lafarge Cement, Edinburgh, UK
Mary Lafferty SkidTek Engineering Ltd.; BCD Engineering, Charleville, Co. Cork
James McMahon  
Eimear McCarthy Project Management Group, Cork
David Morrissy  
Michael Murphy Project Management Group, Cork
Sean Murphy Glaxo Smith Kline, Dartford, Kent, England; New Delhi, India; Philadelphia, USA; GSK Stiefel, Sligo
Conor O'Brien Eli Lilly, Dunderrow, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Eilis O'Callaghan Irish Cement, Limerick; Pfizer, Cork
Aisling O'Connor Chris Mee Safety Engineering, Carrigaline, Cork
Shane Healy  
Mairead O'Leary  
Cian O'Mahony Glaxo Smith Kline, Crawley, Sussex, England
Robin O'Shea Pfizer, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork
James Ryan Medite-Europe

 

 

 

Paul Barrett Syngenta, Grangemouth, Scotland
Jennifer Boland Dairygold, Co. Cork; Boston Scientific, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Karen Brick PepsiCo, Little Island, Co Cork
Niamh Casey Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork; Glaxo SmithKline, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
Aindrias Corcoran Pharma-Bio Serv (agent), based at DePuy Orthopaedics, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
Michelle Cronin Intel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Bryan Crowley Eli Lilly, Dunderrow, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Fintan Goold ConocoPhillips, Whitegate Oil Refinery, Co. Cork; Eli Lilly, Dunderrow, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Kevin Hanley PhD, Process & Chemical Engineering; Post-doc, Imperial College London; Lecturer/Fellow, The University of Edinburgh
Elaine Higgins Irish Cement, Drogheda, Co Louth; DePuy Orthopaedics, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
Stephen Hodnett Centocor Biopharma Ltd, Co Cork
Vincent Irwin Masters in Environmental Engineering; Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
Conor Jones Intel, Leixlip, Co Kildare; Dairygold Food Ingredients; TQS Integration Ltd, Dungarvan, Co Waterford; BMS, Cruiserath, Dublin
Ciara Keohane ConocoPhillips, Whitegate Oil Refinery, Co Cork; DePuy, J&J, Switzerland; LifeScan, Switzerland; DePuy Orthopaedics, Ringaskiddy; Eli Lilly, Dunderrow, Kinsale, Co Cork.
James McSweeney Guinness, St. James Gate, Dublin for DIAGEO; St Francis Abbey, Kilkenny for DIAGEO; Takeda Ireland Ltd
Stephen Nation UCC Plus+ Programme, Apple, Travelling; Zenith Technologies, Cork; Zenith Technologies, Philadelphia, USA
David O'Meara GlaxoWellcome; Tipperary Energy Agency; Pharma-Bio Serv working at DePuy Orthopaedics, Ringaskiddy
Killian O'Meara ESR Technology, Warrington, UK; Det Norske Veritas
Shane O'Neill Innovation Centre, DePuy Johnson & Johnson, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork; Advisory Associate, PwC
Cormac Quaid Rottapharm, Dublin; Ecotherm Insulation (part of the Kingspan Group), London; Oceaneering, Rosyth, Scotland
Andrew Sammon Glanbia, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny; Vistakon, Limerick
Donal Stack CSP - Containment Service Providers, Cork
Donncha Walsh Reflexite Ltd., Waterford
Rebecca Wolfe Graduate Medicine Programme, RCSI, Dublin 2

 

Philip Colgan Boston Scientific Clonmel; Graduate Veterinary Medicine, Szent Istvan University, Budapest
Marian Crowley Kerry Group, Coleraine, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland; DePuy Orthopaedics
Eoin Hayes UCC SU President 2009-2010; MSc Management, London Business School; Management Consultant, The Alexander Group, NY, USA; Palantir Technologies, NY, USA
David Hennessy BCD Group Charleville; PepsiCo, Cork.
Aoibheann Hurley Nestlé Graduate Programme, Tutbury; Nestlé Fawdon, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; Horizon Controls Group, PA, USA
Hugh Kane MEngSc (Food Engineering), UCD; DPS Engineering
Tim Keady Graduate Medicine in UCC
Brian Kelly MSc (Mechanical Engineering), Loughborough University, UK
Gina Lynch Eli Lilly, Dunderrow, Co. Cork
Rachel Morley PG Dip Applied Building Repair Conservation, TCD; HLF Internship with Institute of Conservation, UK; Hirst Conservation, UK
Daniel Mullamphy Northern Foods, Uttoxeter, England; Kraft Foods (Mondelez Intl), Dublin
Colyn Murphy Boston Scientific, Cork
Eamon Murphy Weetabix Ltd, Kettering, England
Richard O'Brien MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems , U. Edinburgh; Atkins Aberdeen; Atkins Texas; Atkins United Arab Emirates
Thomas O'Connell Boston Scientific, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; Bausch & Lomb, Waterford; Abbott Ireland
Wayne O'Grady MSc Corporate Finance UCC; Standard & Poor's
Aisling O'Leary Glaxosmithkline, Worthing, West Sussex, UK; Pilz Ireland
Grace O'Mahony Abbott Ireland, Sligo; AbbVie, Sligo; Elanco, Sligo
James O'Mahony GE Healthcare, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork; PhD Magnetic Particle Synthesis & Bioseparations, UCD; Sphere Medical, Cambridge, UK
Sean Peyton St Francis Abbey Brewery (Kilkenny) for DIAGEO; Guinness, St. James Gate, Dublin for DIAGEO; London (UK) and Nairobi (Kenya) for DIAGEO; MSc Petroleum Engineering, Imperial College London; Chevron, Aberdeen, Scotland
Eamonn Power Masters in Environmental Science & Engineering at KAUST - King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia; Dairygold Food Ingredients; Guinness, St. James Gate, Dublin for DIAGEO
Brian Scanlon Genzyme, Waterford; Pfizer, Dublin; Amgen, Dublin
Michael Spitere BBA Waterford (Waterford Brewery) for DIAGEO; Guinness, St. James Gate, Dublin for DIAGEO

  

Per Julian Becker PhD Lyon; IFP Energies Nouvelles, Lyon; IMPAC Ingenierie, Lyon
Aaron Collins Merck Serono, Vevey, Switzerland; Sanofi Aventis, Paris, France; Jacobs Engineering, Dublin
Lorcan Cosgrave MEngSc Biopharmaceutical Engineering, UCD; PM Group
Donal Costello Masters in Energy Systems Engineering, UCD; Zenith Technologies Ltd., Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
Mark Coughlan Pfizer, Loughbeg, Co. Cork
Orla Cribbin Merck Serono, Vevey, Switzerland; Sanofi-Aventis, Paris; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dublin
Colm Crowley Glanbia, Kilkenny; Glanbia Nutritionals, California
James Feeney Merck Serono, Vevey, Switzerland
Pat Fitzgerald Pfizer; Kenny-Whelan & Associates; Pfizer (CPL)
Joseph Gimblett Amazon, Cork
John Hannon PM Group, Cork
Cian Kearney Pfizer, Loughbeg, Co. Cork; GSK, Cork
Eoin Keegan Management Consultant with Alliance Boots; Accenture; YouView.com
Daragh Mansfield Masters in Management, UCD
Tim McMahon Masters in Management, QUB
Niall McNamara Merck Serono, Vevey, Switzerland; Sanofi Aventis, Paris, France
Ciara Moriarty Teaching English in South Korea; Clough; QGC; Macmahon, Sydney, Australia
 Neil O'Carroll Lisheen Mine, Co. Tipperary
Neil O'Donnell Merck Serono, Vevey, Switzerland; Zenith Technologies, Cork
 Mary O'Mahony Conoco Philips; Phillips 66; BioMarin Ringaskiddy, Cork
 Jonathan O'Sullivan PhD in Engineering, University of Birmingham; Kerry Ingredients, Birmingham, UK; Mondelez Int'l, Univ of Birmingham; UCC; Unilever, UK
 Brian Schafer Conoco Philips; Philips 66

 

 Con Breen  Graduate Medicine, UL
 Dylan Burke  Pfizer, Ringaskiddy, Co Cork
 Daniel Cooke   Saint-Gobain, Caven; Merck, Sharpe & Dohme,  Carlow
 Niall Courtney  
 Michael Cronin  
 Theo Cullinane  Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; DIAGEO
 Janet Deasy  AGAT Laboratories, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 Philip Donnellan  PhD, Process & Chemical Engineering,  UCC; Postdoctoral  Research Engineer, UCD; Lecturer, UCD
 Andrew Doyle  Janssen, Cork; Irish Cement (CRH), Co Louth; Premier Periclase (RHI A.G.), Co Louth
 Kevin Gibson  GE Healthcare, Co Cork; Ipsen Biopharma, UK; PM  Group, Cork
 Mark Hayden  Glanbia, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny; Glanbia, Gooding Idaho, USA
 Fionnuala Hayes  Merck, Sharpe & Dohme
 Robert Kennedy  Phillips 66, Whitegate, Co Cork; Pfizer Ireland  Pharmaceuticals,  Cork
 Eoin Kiely  Zenith Technologies Ltd.
 Caroline Murnane  Phillips 66, Whitegate, Co Cork; Pfizer Ireland  Pharmaceuticals,  Cork
 Robert O'Donoghue  KPC International, Hungary
 Donncha O'Donovan  Glanbia, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny
 Conor O'Sullivan  Kerry Group, Listowel, Co Kerry; Danone Baby Nutrition, Wexford
 Seamus Scanlon  MEngSc Mechanical Engineering, UCC
 Shaun Shanahan  BCD Engineering, Co Cork, Pfizer (CPL), GSK, Cork
 Laura Sheehan  Royal Bank of Scotland, London

 

 BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Graduates 2012

 

Brian Boland Flow Technology Ltd, Cork; Pfizer Ringaskiddy; CeloNova BioSciences Inc., Germany
Hugh Boylan ADTI, Aberdeen, Scotland; Zenith Technologies, Cork
Aisling Burke Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, Midleton, Co Cork
Sean Curtin Philips 66, Whitegate, Co Cork
Eoin Keane Merck, Tipperary; Sulphur Experts, Calgary, Canada
Clodagh Kelleher PhD Research Student at Teagasc Moorepark
Ben Martin Jacobs Engineering
Stephen Murphy Glanbia, Kilkenny
Denis O'Brien Rugby Farm
Ronan O'Brien Zenith Technologies; MEngSc Mechanical Engineering, UCC; Boston Scientific, Cork
Kate O'Sullivan Merck
Thomas O’Sullivan Zenith Technologies, Cork
Jahziel Pasco PM Group
Niamh Tobin FMC BioPolymer, Belgium; Pfizer, Ringaskiddy

 

BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Graduates 2013 

 

Eamonn Butler PM Group
Karen Cotter Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
Alan Crowley Pfizer
Sean Daly Pfizer
Emma Deignan Hovione Ringaskiddy; Hovione Canada
Brian Dineen Novartis Ringaskiddy; PM Group
Darren Griffin ME Energy Systems Engineering, UCD; ESB International
Eoghan Harnedy Irish Cement
Michael Long  
Michael Lucey Jacobs Engineering; MSD Ballydine
Ciaran McBride Eli Lilly
Conor McCarthy Glanbia Kilkenny
Sinead McCarthy BioMarin Pharmaceuticals; Zenith Technologies
Rory Furney McSweeney Masters-Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School UCD; DPS Engineering
Mark Menton Jacob's Engineering
Conail Murphy Zenith Technologies; PSE Kinsale Energy; BioMarin
Sarah Murphy Bristol-Myers Squibb
Stephen O'Brien UCB; Zenith Technologies; Eli Lilly; BioMarin
Kevin O'Keeffe

Burt Process Equipment Inc.; CT, USA; Engineering, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Masters (ESTEEM), University of Notre Dame, In, USA; Maxx Start

Aisling O'Riordan Glanbia Kilkenny; MSD Ballydine
Ciaran O'Shea Zenith Technologies
Mairead Rice Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD) Brinny; MSD Dublin
Ross Slevin DPS Engineering
Laura Tobin Sanofi Genzyme, Waterford
Emily Woods PepsiCo; MRes Biomedical Engineering; The App Business

 

 

 

 

Katherine Condon Irish Distillers  Ltd.
Ailbhe Connolly Zenith Technologies, Cork; Zenith Philadelphia, PA; Zenith San Diego, CA U.S.A.
Stephen Fahy Zenith Technologies, Cork
John Leonard Pfizer, Ringaskiddy
Geoffrey Lodge Bristol Myers Squibb, Dublin
Peadar Mac Fheorais (Peter Bermingham) PM Group
Shane McCarthy DPS Engineering
Fiona O'Brien PM Group
Craig O'Connor Zenith Technologies
Aindrias O'Muimhneachain Pfizer, Ringaskiddy
Ciarán O'Sullivan RDS (div of KCA DEUTAG Drilling Ltd., London); Kinsale Energy; PM Group
Dónal Scanlan Hops Connect - Hop Trading Company, Canada
John Sullivan Masters (ME) Energy Systems Engineering, UCD

 

BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Class of 2015

Conor Barry PM Group 
Thomas Collins Jacobs Engineering 
James Connolly Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
Anna Cremin Eli Lilly
Tim Cummins PM Group 
Rachel Jennings MSD Ballydine
Daniel Keating  
Michelle Leahy Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard 
Valerie McCarthy Regeneron
Ross McNulty Regeneron
Jeremy Moloney PM Group
Paul Murphy PM Group 
Darren Mythen MSD Ballydine
Aibhin O'Brien Eli Lilly
Christopher O'Brien PM Group
Eamonn O'Regan GSK
Denis O'Riordan PM Group 
Brian Twomey Eli Lilly

 

 

 

Henry Donnelly           Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard (Jameson)
Gearoid Finn Eli Lilly
Sam Harrington Pfizer
Daniel Healy PM Group
Eoghan Kelleher PM Group
Eoin Keller PM Group
Grace Kevany PM Group
Fergal Lalor BioMarin
Sean Looney Pfizer
Adam Mc Gee MSD Ballydine, Co Tipperary
Brian Mullally Glanbia Ingredients, Co Kilkenny
Jack Murphy  Eli Lilly
Niamh Murray Pfizer
Emma O'Brien PM Group

Killian O'Brien

BioMarin
Calvin O'Callaghan Zenith Technologies
Robert O'Connell MSD Ballydine, Co Tipperary
James O'Connor PM Group
Conor O'Donovan PM Group
Andrew O'Regan  PM Group
David O'Sullivan MSD Brinny, Co Cork
Cian Spriggs Pfizer
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