2016 Press Releases
UCC professors elected to Royal Irish Academy
UCC Professors Justin D. Holmes and Geoffrey Roberts have been elected as new members of the Royal Irish Academy.
Justin D Holmes is Professor of Nanochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at UCC and Group Leader and Principal Investigator at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork. Geoffrey Roberts is a historian, biographer, and political commentator who has written extensively on Soviet History and Foreign Relations. He is a former Professor and Head of the School of History, UCC.
Election to membership of the Royal Irish Academy — which has occurred annually since 1785— is the highest academic honour in Ireland.
Those elected are entitled to use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name. There are now 497 members of the Academy, in disciplines from the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
The newly elected members of the Royal Irish Academy are:
Humanities and Social Sciences:
Tom Arnold (IIEA); Catherine Day (UCC governing body); Paul. Devereaux (UCD); Michael Marsh (TCD); William J. Mc Cormack; Diane Negra (UCD); Máirín Nic Eoin (St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra/DCU); Geoffrey Roberts (UCC); Stefano Sanvito (TCD).
Frédéric Dias (UCD); Justin D. Holmes (UCC); Walter Kolch (UCD); Andrew Mills (QUB); Brian Norton (DIT); Emma Teeling (UCD).