2013 Press Releases
Major award for UCC Chemical Engineer
Dr Edmond Byrne has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineer’s (IChemE) Morton Medal for excellence in chemical engineering education in London.
The award was presented by incoming IChemE president Judith Hackett CBE, who is also chair of the Health and Safety Executive in the UK.
Dr Byrne, based in the School of Engineering in UCC, is the first academic from Ireland to be bestowed this biennial award, which has a global and distinguished reach. The medal was established in honour of Professor Frank Morton, the first professor of chemical engineering at what is now the University of Manchester, and who was instrumental in the establishment of what at the time became known as UMIST.
Dr Byrne has an extensive research and publication record in the field of chemical engineering education and engineering education for sustainable development (EESD) and chaired the 3rd International Symposium for Engineering Education (ISEE) at UCC in 2010. He has an MA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UCC and is a recipient of the UCC President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is chair of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science Teaching Learning and Student Experience Committee.