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.

4 Mar 2014
Come to the Second Engineering & Industry Open Day @ UCC

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

Second School of Engineering and Industry Open Day @ UCC
1 pm Thursday, March 13, 2014
Hosted by the School of Engineering


1215 – 1300:          Registration with tea and coffee

1300 – 1310:          Introduction

                                    Professor N. Riza (Head of School)

1310 – 1450:          Invited Speakers on Engineering Challenges

           Chair: Judy Rea, Beaufort Research

- J. Milton-Benoit, GM, United Technologies Research Centre Ireland

Aerospace and Building Systems: Creating what’s next

- Denis O’Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESB

            Creating the Better Energy Future

- Denis Doyle, VP of Manufacturing Operations, Analog Devices Ireland

            The Next Generation of Silicon Technology

- Eamon Judge, Director Eli Lilly,

            Making Medicine – Technologies for the future

- Declan Corrigan, Associate Director PM Group,

            Global Project Delivery

- Panel Discussion

1500 – 1700:    Final Year Project Open Day featuring the Electrical and Electronic, Energy and Process and Chemical  undergraduate students

Location: L1, Elect’l Engineering Bldg, School of Engineering, College Road, UCC


John Milton-Benoit is the founding General Manager for the United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI).  Since opening the office in September 2010, UTRCI has grown to 36 staff with skills in the areas of formal methods, embedded systems, software development, wireless sensor networks, controls, optimization, diagnostics, power electronics and vision systems, with plans for continued growth in 2014 and beyond in support of the aerospace business units of United Technologies Corporation (UTC).  In his diverse 13-year career with UTRC, John has developed and executed R&D strategy for UTRC program offices including Otis Elevators, UTC Fire and Security, UTC Energy Systems and UTC Climate, Controls, and Security. Previously, John was president and owner of IntelliTech Engineering, a consulting company specializing in analysis of complex mechanical systems, including finite element analysis for material non-linear problems. John has authored several published articles and holds 12 patents and has a degree mechanical engineering.


Denis O Leary graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from UCC in 1980, and joined the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Denis was appointed Networks Operations Manager for ESB Networks in 1997 and as Head of Asset Management and Regulation in 2002. He has recently taken up the position as Head of Smart Energy Systems, ESB Group.  Denis is responsible for ESB’s Innovation activities across the Group, including EV’s, Ocean, Solar Technologies, Telecoms, Smart Grid and R&D. Denis is also ESB's representative on the Eurelectric Smart Grids Committee, and is a member of EPRI's Distribution Executive Committee on IntelliGrids in the US .


Denis Doyle graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from University College Cork in 1985.  He received his Masters in Engineering Science in Microelectronics and PhD from the National Microelectronics Research Centre, University College Cork in 1987 and 1992 respectively. Denis joined the Analog Devices’ process development group in 1991 and was appointed a Division Fellow of Analog Devices in 2001. In April, 2013, Denis was appointed as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations for Analog Devices in Ireland.


Eamon Judge is Business Leader responsible for Engineering, HSE, IT and Site Services at Eli Lilly’s Bulk Biopharmaceutical manufacturing site located just outside Kinsale.  Eamon joined Eli Lilly in 1980 with a chemical engineering degree just as the site was commencing operations. He subsequently held leadership roles in production, engineering, environmental management, IT, and supply chain operations.  He also had lead responsibilities in global strategic facilities planning and corporate engineering at Lilly’s corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, US.   Lilly’s Kinsale site  is currently expanding as it is completing a decade long €1000m investment program driven by its evolution from being a site primarily manufacturing medicines derived by chemical synthesis to one responsible for the commercialization and supply of most of  Lilly’s pipeline derived from its chemistry and biotechnology platforms.


Declan Corrigan is an Associate Director of PM Group and joined the company in 1992, having worked abroad for 12 years. Declan is a senior project and construction manager with 35 years of experience across a wide range of industry sectors including mining & mineral processing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare and food/beverage. He has been involved in projects in Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. His experience covers all facets of project work including feasibility studies, master-planning, concept/BOD and detailed design, contracts, project and construction management. He is currently involved in construction planning for a large pharmaceutical project in the UK. Declan has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from University College Dublin, and a MASc (Mineral Process Engineering), from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.


Judy Rea is the Electrical Research Lead at Beaufort Research and a former acting Director of IMERC. She graduated from University College Cork with a B.E. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has 10 years of industry experience as an analog design engineer in the microelectronics industry. In 2009 she completed a MEng in Sustainable Energy on the topic of “Dynamic Modelling Techniques for Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Devices”. Since then, she has worked Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre in UCC.

Her area of research includes methods of electrical power take off from Ocean Energy Convertors focusing on device modelling and control law optimization. Other areas of interests include micro-grid and distributed generation studies and wind farm consultancy work. She is currently lecturing on Electrical Power Systems in UCC. In addition, she engages in out-reach to second level students on behalf of the Engineering School.

Process and Chemical Engineering

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