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  • BE in Process & Chemical Engineering regains IChemE MEng status

    28 Mar
    BE in Process & Chemical Engineering regains IChemE MEng status

    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.

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  • 7 1st year students awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships - 4 from Process & Chem!

    28 Nov
    7 1st year students awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships - 4 from Process & Chem!

    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.

     

     

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  • Process & Chemical Engineering Awards 2017 - another great night!

    27 Nov
    Process & Chemical Engineering Awards 2017 - another great night!

    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.

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  • Process II are 1st runners up in the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge - WOW!

    02 Nov
    Process II are 1st runners up in the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge - WOW!

    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 Finance

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  • UCC wins the All-Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day for the 3rd year!

    03 Nov
    UCC wins the All-Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day for the 3rd year!

    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!

     

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  • Process II triumph again! This time at Climathon

    27 Oct
    Process II triumph again! This time at Climathon

    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.  

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  • Process II Students are Winners!

    06 Oct
    Process II Students are Winners!

    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.  

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  • Dr Elena Tsalaporta appointed new lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering

    11 Sep
    Dr Elena Tsalaporta appointed new lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering

    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.

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  • IChemE President visits UCC

    09 May
    IChemE President visits UCC

    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. 

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  • 8 1st year students awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships - 5 from Process & Chem!

    19 Dec
    8 1st year students awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships - 5 from Process & Chem!

    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.
    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.

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  • Applications sought for Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering

    16 Dec
    Applications sought for Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering

    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.

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  • Process & Chemical Engineering Awards Night 2016 - what a night!

    25 Nov
    Process & Chemical Engineering Awards Night 2016 - what a night!

    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.

     

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  • Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC students win the second IChemE All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day!

    10 Oct
    Process & Chemical Engineering, UCC students win the second IChemE All Ireland Chemical Engineering Sports Day!

    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). 

    The victorious UCC team in QUB

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  • PM Group launches Graduate Recruitment programme 2017

    29 Sep
    PM Group launches Graduate Recruitment programme 2017

    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!

     

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  • What a Day! 4th School of Engineering Industry & Open Day 2016

    16 Mar
    What a Day! 4th School of Engineering Industry & Open Day 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.

    Judy Rea, Leonard Hobbs, Majella Henchion, Prof Nabeel Riza (Head of School), Liz Dooley, Carl Devlin, Dr John Hayes, Prof Peter Parbrook, Prof Ger Kiely, Dr Maria Gallagher

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  • The Janssen UCC Engineering Scholarship

    04 Dec
    The Janssen UCC Engineering Scholarship

    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. 

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  • Cait Burns and Vera O'Riordan of the School of Engineering awarded Intel Women in Technology Scholarships

    25 Nov
    Cait Burns and Vera O'Riordan of the School of Engineering awarded Intel Women in Technology Scholarships

    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.

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  • The AbbVie Award for Excellence in Engineering 2015

    21 Oct
    The AbbVie Award for Excellence in Engineering 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.

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  • Great Graduates! Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

    21 Oct
    Great Graduates! Congratulations to the Class of 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. 

    Some of the Class of 2015

    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 :-)

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  • ESB International talk to Final Year Process & Chemical students

    30 Sep
    ESB International talk to Final Year Process & Chemical students

    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.

     

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  • 3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day

    04 Mar
    3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day

    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.

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  • Where Have All the Engineers Gone?

    13 Feb
    Where Have All the Engineers Gone?

    "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."

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  • 4th Year Process Engineering PMG Design Workshop

    30 Jan
    4th Year Process Engineering PMG Design Workshop

    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. 

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  • Eli Lilly to sponsor Irish chemical engineering students

    27 Nov
    Eli Lilly to sponsor Irish chemical engineering students

    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.

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  • Great Graduates!

    30 Oct
    Great Graduates!

    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!

     

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  • Katherine Condon is awarded the Joe Gantly Prize for Engineering at the UCC Annual Prize Giving 2014

    21 May
    Katherine Condon is awarded the Joe Gantly Prize for Engineering at the UCC Annual Prize Giving 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.

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  • Engineering IS the Future!

    15 Apr
    Engineering IS the Future!

    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!

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  • 1st Year Engineering Students visit Eli Lilly

    05 Mar
    1st Year Engineering Students visit Eli Lilly

    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.

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  • Brian Nation kicks off the 2013/2014 Process & Chemical Engineering Lecture Series

    10 Dec
    Brian Nation kicks off the 2013/2014 Process & Chemical Engineering Lecture Series

    On Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 5pm, in Room 247 of the Food Science Building, Brian Nation, Master Distiller of Jameson at Irish Distillers Ltd, who is based at the expanding Midleton Distillery was the first invited speaker of the 2013/2014 Process & Chemical Engineering Lecture Series.

    Brian spoke to students and staff about exciting times for Irish Distillers, current growth and future plans, and the importance of distillation.

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  • Another Class Graduates!

    02 Dec
    Another Class Graduates!

    On Wednesday, 30th October 2013, another great class of BE (Hons) Process & Chemical Engineering Graduates were awarded their degrees at the UCC Conferrings. Congratulations!

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  • Katherine Condon wins Joe Gantly Prize 2013

    22 Nov
    Katherine Condon wins Joe Gantly Prize 2013

    THE JOE GANTLY PRIZE IN ENGINEERING 2013

    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.

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  • UCC - Process & Chemical Engineering Student Wins Novartis BioCamp 2013

    04 Sep
    UCC - Process & Chemical Engineering Student Wins Novartis BioCamp 2013

    Novartis Ringaskiddy represented with distinction among gathering of global talents

    Novartis Ringaskiddy is delighted to reveal that Stephen Fahy, a Process and Chemical Engineering student in UCC, one of two representatives selected to represent Novartis Ringaskiddy was a member of the winning team for BioCamp 2013.

    Stephen along fellow UCC representative William Byrne, a PhD Scholar with Cork Cancer Research Centre were identified by Novartis following a selection process earlier this year. Stephen has also recently completed a university placement within Novartis Ringaskiddy. 

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