Dr Paul Cahill Memorial Prize

At a glance

  • Value: €500 per annum and Scroll
  • You must be a BE/ME Student of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC to be eligible for this prize
  • Awarded for outstanding research accomplishment in final year.
  • Questions about this prize can be directed to civileng@ucc.ie


This Prize is in memory of Dr Paul Cahill who died in August 2022 and is donated by Paul’s family.

A graduate of UCC, Paul completed his BE (Hons) in Civil Engineering in 2011 and subsequently undertook a PhD investigating vibration-based health monitoring of civil infrastructure using energy harvesting techniques; from which he graduated in 2016.

The Dr Paul Cahill Memorial Prize honors Paul’s commitment to research and learning by recognizing the outstanding dissertation in the BE/ME in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. As a prominent researcher in his field of structural health monitoring, Paul believed in the power to improve the lives of those who relied on critical infrastructure by ensuring its continued performance.

This prize is duly awarded based on outstanding research accomplishment by a BE/ME student of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in their final year.

Eligibility is from two modules:

  • 4th year Final Year Project (CE4002) for BE (Hons) graduates, and
  • 5th year Dissertation (CE6009) for ME graduates;

This is an automatically awarded prize, no application is required.

Final selection will be based on the recommendation of an internal selection committee from the School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. The committee will review the top projects from both modules and determine the winner of the prize.

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