Process and Chemical Engineering BE/ME Industry Advisory Board Meeting 2023.Read more
27 Nov 2023
04 May 2023
IChemE President David Bogle paid a visit to UCC on 4 May 2023, meeting with both students and staff.Read more
24 Nov 2022
The UCC Process and Chemical Engineering team of Eli Lilly academics visited Eli Lilly, Dunderrow on 24 November 2022.Read more
01 Aug 2022
Dr Archishman Bose was appointed Eli Lilly lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering from 1 August 2022.Read more
31 Mar 2022
The winning UCC student Macnab-Lacey design project team received their award at the UCC Process and Chemical Engineering Annual Awards evening in the Aula Max on 29th March 2022 from IChemE All Ireland Chair Philip Healy of PM Group. The prize is awarded annually by the IChemE's Sustainability Subject Interest Group to the undergraduate student design project team whose design project submission best shows how chemical engineering practice can contribute to a more sustainable world.
The UCC team were joint winners for 2021 with the University of Manchester.Read more
UCC student team win IChemE Macnab-Lacey Prize
Congratulations goes to the UCC design project student team of Ross Dunphy, Sarah Kelleher, Daniel Maguire, Anshul Nama, Sarah O Leary, Malik Zaidan, who have been announced as winners of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Macnab-Lacey Prize for their project Food Waste to Bio-Products: Food Waste to Biogas. They are joint winners with a team from the University of Manchester, and are the first winners from the island of Ireland.
The prize is awarded to the undergraduate student design project team whose design project submission best shows how chemical engineering practice can contribute to a more sustainable world.
Congratulations go to their supervisor and module coordinator, Dr Elena Tsalaporta, and Dr John Fitzpatrick and Prof. Edmond Byrne, who together support the sustainability section of the design project, and indeed to all who have supported the students on their programme.
26 Oct 2021
It’s not all theory in the ME programme. In October, Mark Ivors, process safety director for Merck worldwide, led a half-day workshop as part of the Advanced Process Safety module. Under Mark’s guidance, the ME students worked through actual cases, identifying the hazards in a process and designing safeguards to address them. How many safeguards do you need and how confident are you that they’ll all act correctly if called on in anger? Such practical contributions from industry really enlivens the material for students and is much appreciated.
Photo shows Dermot O'Sullivan and Mark Ivors (Merk Worldwide) with MEng studentsRead more
01 Apr 2021
Process and Chemical Engineering staff have been recognised with two professorial promotions; that of Professor Jorge Oliveira and Professor Maria de Sousa Gallagher.
This brings to three the number of professors in the discipline for the first time since it was founded in 1927 (it has only had four to date). Professor Oliveria also leads UCC School of Engineering and Architecture as Head of School, and the first Chemical Engineer to do so.
Warmly welcoming the news, Professor Ed Byrne reflected that it is testament to the hard work and commitment of the successful colleagues, while noting that it is serves to underline the strong growth of Process & Chemical Engineering in both student and staff numbers over the past number of years.Read more
Eli Lilly lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering
Dr Xizhong Chen has just taken up the Eli Lilly lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering, starting October 2020. Dr Chen has come to UCC from the University of Cambridge, having also previously worked at the University of Edinburgh as a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher.
He holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Xiamen University and a PhD from the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
His research expertise and interests span areas of formulation engineering & particle technology, multiphase modelling with pharmaceutical applications, multiscale simulation & data analytics, and smart manufacturing & artificial intelligence.
Professor Edmond Byrne, Chair of Process & Chemical Engineering has welcomed the appointment of Dr Chen to the Eli Lilly lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering:
"We are delighted to warmly welcome Xizhong to UCC Process & Chemical Engineering at this time. The generous support of Eli Lilly in facilitating this appointment means that we now have a core team of Lilly supported academics who will appreciably and significantly contribute to our goals of maintaining the delivery of appropriately accredited programmes, as we welcome our first batch of 5 year ME graduates in 2021, and further developing research capacity in the strategically important area of bio/pharmaceutical engineering in line with School, College and UCC imperatives."
3rd Years Visit Hovione
Third year Process & Chemical Engineering students from UCC studying PE3009 Pharmaceutical Engineering visiting Hovione with their lecturer Dr Denis Ring. The students were given a fantastic overview of a dynamic pharmaceutical production facility, visiting Production buildings 01 and 10. The site boasts an impressive array of state of the art equipment including, Cryogenic (Volume 8000L to 10,000L, Temperature Range -150 to 120ºC), Hydrogenation (Volume 2500L to 6000L, Pressure Rating 6 to 12 bar), Large scale spray drying (PSD5) and Pyrophoric compound handling (2 stations)
Conducting the tour and technical presentations were:-
- Curtis Elcoate - API Technical Lead
- Bryan Nolan B10 - Production Manager
- Lorraine Gustafsson - Commercial Products Manager
- Bryan Mulcahy – QA Validation Lead
- Michael Lynch - Ops Trainer
- Donnacha Ryan Site - Training Coordinator
Eli Lilly lecturship in Biochemical / Biopharmaceutical Engineering
UCC Process & Chemical Engineering are delighted to welcome Dr Fatemeh Kavousi as the newest addition to our academic staff. Dr Kavousi joins UCC as Eli Lilly lecturer in Biochemical/Biopharmaceutical Engineering in October 2019, having previously worked at UCD’s School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering as Assistant Professor.
Fatemeh obtained her BE and ME in Chemical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Having worked in the polymer industry and at various research institutes, she then undertook her PhD at UCD from 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Eoin Casey. Her role at UCC will involve helping develop and support biopharmaceutical engineering teaching and research in collaboration with others, following the generous support of Eli Lilly. She will do this by building on her principal research areas to date on fluid dynamics and membrane separation processes with a particular focus on biochemical and biopharmaceutical processes.
Prof. Edmond Byrne, Chair of Process & Chemical Engineering welcomed Fatemeh into UCC Process & Chemical Engineering and to the Eli Lilly Biochemical/Biopharmaceutical Engineering lectureship post stating: “We are delighted to welcome Fatemeh into this vitally important role as we seek to further develop and strengthen the quality of our programmes and graduate pipeline and our research competences, in particular in the biopharmaceutical engineering space, and sincerely thank Eli Lilly for their generous support in facilitating the establishment of this post. Eli Lilly’s visionary support for this post and others in the area represents a real and practical manifestation of a strong, developing and multifaceted symbiotic partnership between Eli Lilly and UCC
New Lecturer, Dermot O’Sullivan appointed in Process & Chemical Engineering
Dermot O’Sullivan has taken up a positon as Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering from April 2019, in a post which includes responsibility for developing, coordinating and teaching across process safety and control.
Dermot is a chemical engineer with extensive technical knowledge and industrial experience and in the energy industry, from his work at the Whitegate Refinery.
There he led a team of over two hundred as plant Operations Manager, while also acting as Director, and was part of the sales team which sold the plant to Irving Oil in 2016.
His appointment will help bolster the industrial and safety base and expertise across UCC Process & Chemical Engineering, and will materially assist in maintaining relevant accreditation statuses, as well as develop a new five year integrated ME programme.
4th All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day
On Friday 2nd November UCC's Process & Chemical Engineering Department hosted the fourth ever All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day in the Mardyke Arena. It was a great day with over 250 students taking part form University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, University of Limerick and University College Dublin.
It was a highly successful event with the students enjoying participating in various sporting events, while also making new friendships! It is also with great delight that we can say that UCC managed to retain the cup once again.
Big thanks to MSD, AbbVie and IChemE for sponsoring the event and providing the students with plenty of goodies on the day!
Class of 2009 Graduate, Sean Peyton talks to Final Years
On the 12th of October, Process & Chemical Engineering (2009) Graduate Sean Peyton provided a lecture to students studying PE4001 Advanced Process Design with Dr. Denis Ring on the range and scope of process and design applications in the upstream oil and gas exploration and processing.
Process & Chemical Engineering 2nd Years through to All-Ireland Case Study Challenge 2018!
Two second year Process & Chemical Engineers made the team to represent UCC in the All-Ireland Case Studies Challenge in Dublin in November.
On Friday October 12th, second-year Process Engineers took part with Electrical, Civil and Energy Engineers plus Finance students in the EBS-sponsored Case Studies challenge, run by Blackstone Launchpad in the Creative Zone of the Boole Library. Divided into mixed teams of engineering and finance students, each team had eight hours to develop their proposals to transform ESB from an exclusively energy supplier to a multi-service supply company and pitch their ideas Dragon's Den-style to a team of ESB and industry judges. Two of the class, Julian Power and Eoin Ryan were selected for the team to represent UCC in an All-Ireland inter-colleges event in November, with the winners from that going through to an international event in Canada in February next year.
The team is:
Gráinne Donegan (Civil Engineering), Eoin Ryan (Process & Chemical Engineering), Pádraig Murphy (Finance), Julian Power (Process & Chemical Engineering)
Also in the photo are Sinéad O’Donnell, ESB, and Peter Finnegan, Blackstone Launchpad.
Congratulations and the very best of luck to the team! We are all behind you :-).
Gina Lynch, Class of 2009 and Eli Lilly talks to Final Year Class
On the 8th of October Process & Chemical Engineering, Class of 2009 Graduate, Gina Lynch provided a lecture to students studying PE4001 Advanced Process Design with Dr. Denis Ring on the range and scope of process and design developments in Continuous Manufacturing (CM). Gina is a Chartered Chemical Engineer working with Eli Lilly with extensive engineering expertise in the field of CM in the pharmaceutical industry.
PM Group Engineers come and speak with Process Final Years
On Monday 24th of September, PM Group gave a technical developments lecture to 4th year Process & Chemical Engineering Students studying PE4001 Advanced Process Design on the latest advances in buffer preparation systems, an area where PM Group are a leading partner in process design changes.
Buffer preparation is an area of focus in the industry at the moment. PM Group are currently working with BPOG (BioPhorum Operations Group) to design a new type of preparation skid to overcome some of the challenges with buffer prep faced by manufacturers today. BPOG is a collaboration of manufacturers, suppliers and Engineering Firms (PM Group being one of them) from the Biopharmaceutical industry. The intent is to focus on key challenges in the biopharmaceutical industry to resolve common issues and accelerate change in the industry.
Presenting from PM-Group were:-
- Kevin Gibson Process Engineer, UCC Process & Chemical Engineering Class of 2011
- Tara Murphy Senior Process Engineer
- Grace Kevany Graduate Engineer, UCC Process & Chemical Engineering Class of 2016
28 Mar 2018
The UCC BE in Process & Chemical Engineering is delighted to be recognised as a fully accredited MEng (‘F−Standard’) programme by the Institution of Chemical Engineering, following a recent accreditation visit.
This follows an unsuccessful application in 2015, where programme deficiencies were highlighted, primarily around human resources.Read more
28 Nov 2017
A huge WELL DONE to the following 1st year Engineering students, who have been awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships at a ceremony which took place on 28th November 2017.
Grainne Donegan, Colaiste Na Sceilge, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry; Engineering.
Daragh Crowley, Beara Community School, Castletownbere, Co Cork; Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Brian O'Callaghan, St Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown, Cork; Process & Chemical Engineering.
Andrew Cooke, Ballincollig Community School, Ballincollig, Co Cork; Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Daniel Maguire, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire, An Mhainistir Thuaidh, Corcaigh; Process & Chemical Engineering.
Niamh Kelly, Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork; Process & Chemical Engineering.
Adina-Elena Zagoneanu, Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork; Process & Chemical Engineering.
27 Nov 2017
The Process & Chemical Engineering Awards Night 2017 was held on Monday, 27th November 2017 from 6.30 pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC. PM Group, Eli Lilly, Abbvie and Janssen all presented awards on the night to some of our undergraduate students and graduates from the Class of 2017. Huge thanks go to all of the representatives from our industry award sponsors. We thank you all for taking the time from your busy schedules, to come and celebrate and reward excellence in engineering with us. We had a lovely mix of staff, students, parents, graduates and industry representatives. It was a truly enjoyable evening.Read more
Dr. Jonathan O’Sullivan PCE graduate and Process Development Engineer with Unilever speaking to Final Years14 Nov 2017
Dr. Jonathan O’Sullivan, PCE graduate from the Class of 2010 and now a Process Development Engineer with Unilever, delivered a lecturer on Process Scale Up to the PE4001 Advanced Process Design class in UCC today.
02 Nov 2017
UCC/PCE students First Runners-Up in ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge
The team representing UCC at the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge in the IMI, Sandyford recently included three Process & Chemical Engineers, and came first Runners-Up to a strong TCD outfit.
The team was made up of the following members:
Hannah Bredin, 2nd Process & Chemical Engineering (Captain)
David Fogarty, 2nd Process & Chemical Engineering
Fionn Roche, 2nd Process & Chemical Engineering
Colin Maher, 2nd FinanceRead more
03 Nov 2017
The All-Ireland IChemE Chemical Engineering Sports Day 2017 was hosted by University of Limerick on Friday, 3rd November 2017. It was a hugely successful event with 4 out of the 5 Irish Chemical Engineering Departments, and almost 200 students in attendance. University of Limerick, University College Dublin, CIT and UCC all competed for the trophy (Queens didn't attend this year). And UCC won it again!
27 Oct 2017
The team from second year Process & Chemical Engineering with their Business colleague that earlier in the month won the ESB Case Studies Competition have repeated their success with Climathon, a competition hosted by the Environmental Research Institute on October 27th and co-sponsored by ERI, UCC Blackstone and UCC Green Campus.Read more
09 Oct 2017
Mr Matt Garvey of Simulation Solutions (USA) was guest lecturer with 4th years Process & Chemical Engineering studying PE4001 Advanced Process Design on Monday 9th of October 2017.Read more
06 Oct 2017
On Friday October 6th, twelve second-year Process & Chemical Engineering students took part, with Finance students, in the ESB-sponsored Case Studies Challenge, run by Blackstone Launchpad in the Creative Zone of the Boole Library.Read more
18 Sep 2017
Kevin Gibson from the BE(Hons) Process & Chemical class of 2011, now working with PM Group, came to UCC on Monday, 18th September 2017 with Peter O'Sullivan of PM Group to speak to our Final year class about Design Considerations for Buffer Solutions in Biopharmaceutical Design.
11 Sep 2017
Dr Elena Tsalaporta has been appointed as a Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering starting September 2017. Dr Tsalaporta completed degrees in Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at University College Dublin, where she completed her PhD. She also has industrial process engineering experience and joins UCC from Trinity College Dublin where her work involved Carbon Capture and Sequestration.Read more
18 Aug 2017
A new Professor of Biopharmaceutical Engineering, funded through the generous support of Eli Lilly, has just been opened/advertised by UCC.Read more
Closing date for applications is 12th October 2017.
10 Jul 2017
BCD Engineering Links up with UCC to encourage hands-on learning
Building on a tradition of developing innovative award-winning teaching, Process & Chemical Engineering (PCE), School of Engineering has collaborated with BCD Engineering to develop a specialised hands-on learning toolkit.Read more
16 Jun 2017
2017 Eli Lilly PhD Research Scholarships: Process & Chemical Engineering OpportunitiesRead more
18 May 2017
09 May 2017
On Monday, 8th May 2017, the department of Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC were honoured by a visit from the current IChemE President, Professor Jonathan Seville.
Prof Seville delivered a lecture to Chemical Engineering faculty and students entitled “Why Chemical Engineers (Like You!) Need an Institution”. He was accompanied by Neil Atkinson, Director of Qualifications & International Development at IChemE and Neil Young, UK Membership and Marketing Development Manager.
To mark the historic occasion of the first time that an IChemE President had visited UCC, he and his colleagues were each presented a copy of the definitive history of UCC as a memento.Read more
06 Feb 2017
Following from the success of previous events, which attracted hundreds of pupils from over 40 secondary schools across Munster, we are delighted to invite you to our Fifth School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney (Industry) at email@example.com or Ralph O'Flaherty (Schools) at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.Read more
International recognition for UCC’s Process & Chemical Engineering programme: Winner of the IChemE Sustainability Teaching Award 201618 Jan 2017
UCC’s Process & Chemical Engineering degree have just been announced as winners of the 2016 Institution of Chemical Engineering Sustainability Teaching Award.
This award, which was first awarded to University College London in 2015, is designed ‘to encourage the teaching of sustainability to undergraduate chemical engineers’.
UCC’s programme came out on top in 2016 following stiff international competition from what the adjudication panel described as ‘other excellent entries from Manchester University and Melbourne University’ (Manchester's entry was highly commended).
In the case of UCC’s Process & Chemical Engineering degree, the IChemE judges declared themselves ‘particularly impressed by your integration of sustainability teaching across the curriculum, with good examples of interdisciplinary projects and varied assessment with student comments indicating their appreciation of the approach.’
19 Dec 2016
A huge WELL DONE to the following 1st year Engineering students, who have been awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships at a ceremony which took place on 7th December 2016.
David Moloney, John The Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co Limerick; Engineering.Read more
Conor Healy, Colaiste An Chraoibhin, Fermoy, Co Cork; Electrical & Electronic.
Conor Steele, Colaiste An Chraoibhin, Fermoy, Co Cork; Process & Chemical.
David Murphy, St Fachtna's De La Salle, Skibbereen, Co Cork; Process & Chemical.
Alannah Hill, Kinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co Cork; Process & Chemical.
William Hennessy, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork; Engineering.
Timothy O'Sullivan, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork; Process & Chemical.
Colm Power, Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Cork; Process & Chemical.
16 Dec 2016
UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering. Reporting to the Head of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in fundamental or applied chemical engineering with particular applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or bioprocessing sectors, or relating to research in sustainability, the environment or energy.Read more
'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' presented to President Michael D. Higgins15 Dec 2016
Professor Edmond Byrne and fellow book Editors Dr Ger Mullally and Dr Colin Sage were invited to Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday 14th December to present a copy of 'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' to President Michael D. Higgins.Read more
25 Nov 2016
The inaugural Process & Chemical Engineering Awards Night was held on Wednesday, 23rd November from 6.30 pm in the Aula Maxima, UCC. PM Group, Eli Lilly, Abbvie and Janssen all presented awards on the night to some of our undergraduate students and graduates from the Class of 2016. Huge thanks go to Professor Liam Marnane, Head of the School of Engineering, Neil Young, UK Membership & Market Development Manager for the IChemE and all of the representatives from our industry award sponsors. We thank you all for taking the time from your busy schedules, to come and celebrate and reward excellence in engineering with us. We had a lovely mix of staff, students, parents, graduates and industry representatives. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Process & Chemical Engineering First Year Student, Ciara Leonard awarded Intel Women in Technology Scholarship 201609 Nov 2016
Congratulations to BEP1 student, Ciara Leonard who was awarded a coveted Intel Women in Technology Scholarship 2016 at a special ceremony held on Friday, November 4th 2016 in Dublin.Read more
Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC students win the second IChemE All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day!10 Oct 2016
The second IChemE All-Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day was hosted by Queens University Belfast on Friday, 7th October 2016. Similar to the Frank Morton Sports Day organised by chemical engineering students in IChemE-accredited UK and Irish Universities, it was a hugely successful event held in Queens University Sports Center with 4 out of the 5 Irish Chemical Engineering Departments, and almost 200 students, in attendance; University of Limerick, University College Dublin, Queens and UCC (our neighbors CIT didn't attend).
29 Sep 2016
PM Group was established in 1973 and has grown to become one of the most respected engineering design, architecture, project and construction management firms in the world.
As can be seen from our Alumni page, they employ a large amount of graduates from the BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering. They employed 8 of the 22 graduates from the Class of 2016 alone!
Congratulations to Professor Edmond Byrne, Dr Gerard Mullally and Dr Colin Sage on the launch of their book Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability29 Sep 2016
A new book on ‘Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability’ was launched on Monday evening 19 Sept. in the Aula Max.
This Routledge publication involves four authors from the School of Engineering (Prof. Edmond Byrne (editor), Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, Dr Paul Deane and Dr Alessandro Chiodi) as well as authors from across the Colleges of SEFS, CACSS and B&L at UCC.Read more
16 Mar 2016
Well what a day! We are delighted to report that the 4th School of Engineering Industry and Open Day, held on Friday 11th March 2016 in Devere Hall, UCC was another huge success. With over 320 captivated students from secondary schools across Munster, a brilliant display of Final Year Research Project posters, and a stellar lineup of speakers, we are looking forward to next year already.
09 Mar 2016
Following from the success of last year's event, which attracted 420 pupils from over 40 secondary schools in Munster, we are delighted to invite you to our Fourth School of Engineering Industry and Open Day on 11th March 2016 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney (Industry) at email@example.com or Ralph O'Flaherty (Schools) at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.Read more
18 Feb 2016
12 Feb 2016
On Tuesday 9th of February, Mr Jerry Larkin Plant Reliability Engineer and Mr Edward Kelly Project Manager from GE Healthcare gave a guest lecture entitled “Engineering at Work” to the 77 students studying PE1003 Introduction to Process & Chemical Engineering with lecturer Dr. Denis Ring.Read more
04 Dec 2015
Janssen is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical organisations, and is part of the Johnson & Johnson Group of companies, the largest diversified healthcare group in the world. Janssen Pharmaceutical has been manufacturing bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients in Cork since 1981. Janssen Biologics established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100 acre site producing biomedicines for the treatment of immune related diseases and also new and innovative cancer treatments.Read more
Cait Burns and Vera O'Riordan of the School of Engineering awarded Intel Women in Technology Scholarships25 Nov 2015
Cait Burns (BEP1) and Vera O'Riordan (BEG1) are among the 17 female students awarded the INTEL Women in Technology Scholarships for 2015. The scholars were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, 18th November 2015 in Dublin.
Well done to you both, we are very proud of you.
Each recipient will receive €2,000 per year for their studies, work placements on campus in Intel’s Leixlip plant and a mentor throughout their academic career.
The 17 ladies join a programme that has seen €160,000 invested in the past three years and which aims to encourage women to start careers in science and technology.Read more
Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC students win the first IChemE All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day!09 Nov 2015
The Inaugural IChemE All-Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day was hosted by University of Limerick on Friday, 6th November 2015. Similar to the Frank Morton Sports Day organised by chemical engineering students in IChemE-accredited UK and Irish Universities, it was well supported by students in Ireland, who would find it difficult to raise the necessary funds to travel to the UK.Read more
06 Nov 2015
Congratulations to all of the UCC Quercus Scholars 2015, and especially to our own Final year student Calvin O'Callaghan - back row and third from left hand side :-)Read more
21 Oct 2015
On Monday, 19th October 2015, the AbbVie Award for Excellence in Engineering was presented for the first time. The award is based on the combined total of marks in the following modules:
PE3009 Pharmaceutical Engineering
PE3013 Process Validation and Quality
PE4002 Optimisation and Continuous Process Improvement
PE4006 Design Project
The graduating student with the highest marks in these four modules was Aibhín O'Brien. She was presented with a commemorative medal to the value of €150 and a cheque to the value of €300 by Dr Philip O'Connell of AbbVie in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, himself a UCC graduate.Read more
21 Oct 2015
On Monday, 19th October 2015 at 10.00, another class of the brightest and the best were conferred with their BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering degrees.
We have enjoyed getting to know you all, and we hope that you will always keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on and where your careers take you.
Congratulations! Be brilliant and have fun :-)Read more
20 Oct 2015
4th Year Process & Chemical Engineering Students who attended a “Continuous Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry” workshop/seminar at Eli Lilly.Read more
19 Oct 2015
School of Engineering academic Dr Edmond Byrne has just been awarded the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Pictured above is the award being presented at the Institution of Civil Engineers headquarters at One Great George Street, London by the President of the Institution, Professor David Balmforth.
19 Oct 2015
PM Group, Engineers Ireland Young Engineers Society (Cork Region) and the All Ireland Member Group of the IChemE will host an information evening of interest to engineers of all disciplines.Read more
30 Sep 2015
On the 28th of September Mr Adrian Dennehy presented a lecture on “Due Diligence In Engineering” to Process & Chemical Engineering students at University College Cork as part of their Final Year Degree, Advanced Process Design Module.
The lecture highlighted the engineering considerations for a biomass project which is complicated by a number of technical factors associated with the biomass fuel sources, fuel availability and fuel quality and their impacts on plant design e.g. boiler design and abatement systems. Non-technical issues include complex contractual arrangements to ensure a reliable, homogenous fuel supply, interface agreements between respective contracting parties, and conditions relating to environmental requirements.
14 Sep 2015
On Monday,14th of September Mr Peter O'Sullivan, Process Group Manager with Project Management Group (PMG) along with colleagues Mr Sean Tully (Dublin Office) and Mr Conor Barry, a recent UCC Process & Chemical Engineering Graduate, gave a presentation to final year degree students on their experience and expertise in the field of Scheduling Optimisation.Read more
26 May 2015
A paper entitled ‘Educating engineers to embrace complexity and context’ by Dr Edmond Byrne, co-authored with Dr Gerard Mullally, has been chosen as winner of the Richard Trevithick Memorial Prize (2015) for best paper in the ‘Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability’ journal (167(6), 241-248).Read more
04 Mar 2015
We are delighted to announce our Third School of Engineering Industry and Open Day on 20th March 2015 in Devere Hall, UCC. If you are interested in attending, please contact Anne-Marie McSweeney in the SOE at A.McSweeney@ucc.ie to register. As noted below we will have speakers with expertise across the engineering spectrum from buildings to energy to IT to medical technology and pharmaceuticals to global project delivery. We look forward to interesting and informative presentations and some lively debate to follow.Read more
13 Feb 2015
"It is well documented that we simply are not producing the numbers of engineers the market requires. This has been exacerbated by a bias in the early part of the century towards other industries. There is now a real shortage of qualified engineers with 5-10 years experience in manufacturing operations."Read more
04 Feb 2015
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in London has shared a list of celebrities with MailOnline to highlight the breadth of appeal of engineering.Read more
30 Jan 2015
Active Engagement with Industry and Tomorrow’s Process Engineers
PM Group believe that engaging the engineers of tomorrow is vital to their future and the Cork Office has been reaching out to local engineering courses, showing students the impact and challenges that their careers can bring.Read more
27 Nov 2014
On Monday the 24th of November, representatives from Eli Lilly and each of the Chemical Engineering degrees across the island of Ireland (UCC , QUB, CIT, UL, UCD) gathered in University College Cork along with 1st year students from CIT and UCC to launch the 5 years IChemE student membership sponsorship.Read more
30 Oct 2014
Our BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering Class of 2014 were conferred with their degree parchments on Tuesday, 28th October 2014. The Irish Examiner printed this great photo of a few of the class on Wednesday, 29th October. What a fantastic looking group of Engineers they all are!
09 Sep 2014
Kevin Gibson Nominated for IChemE Young Engineer of the Year Award YET AGAIN!
Kevin Gibson (Class of 2011) has been shortlisted for the IChemE Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!!!Read more
Katherine Condon is awarded the Joe Gantly Prize for Engineering at the UCC Annual Prize Giving 201421 May 2014
The late Joe Gantly, who was a Civil Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, made a significant contribution to industry and education in the Cork area. He served as Director of European Operations at Apple Computers, President of Cork Chamber, Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority and as a Governor of UCC.
In order to commemorate his contribution to Cork’s business community (and to UCC), Cork Chamber has kindly donated a sum of €1,500 per annum to establish the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering. The prize will be awarded each year to the Best Student(s) on the Work Placement module in the BE (Hons) programmes at UCC.Read more
13 May 2014
PhD Position Available - Innovative process technologies for the fresh produce industry "innoFresh"Read more
13 May 2014
MEng Position Available - Development of risk assessment tools of package/product systems for a safe and sustainable food chain "RISKTOOLS"Read more
Don't miss out!! Applications are now being taken for the PG Diploma / MEngSc Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering29 Apr 2014
Applications are now being taken for the part-time PG Diploma / MEngSc in Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering via www.ucc.ie/apply. The course is designed as a formal educational qualification in areas of particular concern to the bio/pharmaceutical industry, such as product containment, powder/particle technology, design of API and secondary production facilities, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), design of classified facilities, aseptic processing facility design and validation.Read more
15 Apr 2014
Listen to what Engineers say about careers in Engineering! Great job prospects, fantastic salaries, interesting and varied careers, and a chance to make the world a better place ... what are you waiting for? Choose CK601 for Process & Chemical; CK602 for Civil & Environmental; CK603 for Energy and CK605 for Electrical & Electronic and start your future TODAY!Read more
02 Apr 2014
There will be an expected 2.74 million job openings in engineering companies in the years up to 2020, with 1.86 million of those needing people with engineering skills...Read more
05 Mar 2014
Some of the School of Engineering students from Process & Chemical, Civil, Energy, and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, who are taking PE1003 Introduction to Process & Chemical Engineering, visited Eli Lilly's plant in Dunderrow, Kinsale, Co Cork with their lecturer Dr Denis Ring, on Tuesday 4th March 2014.Read more
The 2nd Annual Engineering & Industry Open Day will take place in the School of Engineering - L1, Electrical Engineering Building - at 1pm on Thursday, 13th March 2014.04 Mar 2014
With a distinguished speaker line-up and poster presentations from our final year students in Electrical & Electronic, Energy and Process & Chemical Engineering, the Second Engineering and Industry Open Day will be well worth a visit. To register, please email Anne-Marie McSweeney on email@example.comRead more
26 Feb 2014
James McBrien of Shell will speak to staff and students of the School of Engineering, UCC on Friday, 7th March at 12:00 in Boole 3. He will talk about the Oil & Gas/Petrochemical industry and conduct a workshop on Natural Gas Field Development Considerations.Read more
24 Feb 2014
Recruitment consultants Morgan McKinley have just published an Engineering salary survey for 2014. Read on for more ...Read more
28 Jan 2014
The UCC Postgraduate Open Day 2014 will take place in Devere Hall, Student Centre on Tuesday, 4th February from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm.Read more
06 Jan 2014
UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy (Photo: Right) has appointed Nabeel Riza, UCC Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) & former EEE Dept Head 2011-2013, as the new Head of the School of Engineering (SoE) effective June 2013.Read more
UCC President Marks the Occasion of the Publication of a New Text Book from the School of Engineering06 Jan 2014
UCC President Michael Murphy with Prof Nabeel Riza marking the occassion of the Publication of Prof Riza's new text book.Read more