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  • FIRST Lego League - Munster Finals 2022

    12 May 2022
    FIRST Lego League - Munster Finals 2022

    Students from secondary schools around Munster (Christ King Cork, Christian Brothers School Charleville, Colaiste Daibhead, SMGS Blarney, St Colman’s College Fermoy, Christian Brothers School Cork) presented their projects at the grand final of the FIRST Lego League on May 8th.

    This event is all about providing hands-on STEM experience to these students through  three FIRST® LEGO® League programmes, delivered throughout Ireland by the IET and Learnit.

    Our own event was overseen by staff from the School of Engineering and Architecture, UCC and students from the Engineers without Borders Society took place in the Student Hub recently. The competition was opened by Professor Sarah Culloty, Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, followed by introductions from Dr Emanuel Popovici of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at UCC and Ethan Hussey from the Engineers without Borders society (EWB).

    Rose Delaney from the EWB Society commented:

    "We were delighted to be part of the FIRST Lego League. Inspiring future engineers and scientists is at the heart of EWBs mission as we strive to build a more sustainable future for all. Events such as this one allow young students to experience what it is like to be an engineer in a very enjoyable way."
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  • SOEA Research Image Competition

    05 May 2022
    SOEA Research Image Competition

    Help us to showcase the quality and diversity of our research in the UCC School of Engineering and Architecture and win up to €500 by entering your photos in the SOEA Research Image Competition. The competition is open to all SOEA staff and students involved in research, including those in the School's associated research centres and units. 

    • 1st prize - €500
    • 2nd prize - €200
    • 3rd prize - €100 

    To be in with a chance of winning, send us the most interesting and eye-catching images of your research to schoolofengineering@ucc.ie by 31st May 2022.  The image could be a photo from an experiment or field trial, or an interesting graphic or visualisation produced from your research – be creative! These images will feature on the School websites, newsletters, electronic screens, social media and more. 

     

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  • Professor Nabeel Riza is Elected Fellow of the AAIA: Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Academy

    04 May 2022
    Professor Nabeel Riza is Elected Fellow of the AAIA: Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Academy

    Nabeel Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, elected 2022 Fellow of the AAIA: Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Academy.

    The Fellowship of the AAIA is by invitation only and acknowledges Professor Riza’s high level of achievement as an internationally and publicly recognised researcher in optical wireless communications and sensing technologies, including pioneering use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in optical sensors.

    https://aaia-ai.org/fellows?words=Nabeel%20A.%20Riza

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  • Young Scientist and Qualcomm Director Address Engineering Students

    04 May 2022
    Young Scientist and Qualcomm Director Address Engineering Students

    Two distinguished speakers recently presented to first-year Engineering students at UCC as part of the award-winning EE1007 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering module.The speakers were Young Scientist winner Robert Troy, a student from CBS Charleville, and John Holland, Director of Engineering at Qualcomm.

    Robert Troy discussed his winning project at BT Young Scientist 2022  'Smart Yard'. The project is highly relevant in the context of sustainability, green agriculture and energy.

    Robert designed an Internet of Things(IoT) system and associated decision support which allows farmers to better plan slurry use, reduce cost of required fertilizers, or biogas generation. There were many questions from the audience and attendees were impressed with his depth of knowledge. Robert won two major awards at the competition this year - the Fr. Tom Burke Award and an award from Communications Regulator. This achievement complements the other two awards Robert won in the same competition three years ago with a project called “Smart Sliotar”.

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  • Professor Dimitra Psychogiou recognised as Outstanding Young Professional - Robert Sorrentino Prize

    26 Apr 2022
    Professor Dimitra Psychogiou recognised as Outstanding Young Professional - Robert Sorrentino Prize

    Congratulations to Professor Dimitra Psychogiou who has recently been presented the very first annual Roberto Sorrentino Prize for brilliant young engineers. 

    This prize, named in remembrance of Roberto Sorrentino, recognizes an outstanding young professional who has distinguished technical achievements within the microwave field.

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  • UCC Honours its First Female Engineering Graduate

    25 Feb 2022
    UCC Honours its First Female Engineering Graduate

    On the eve of International Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, University College Cork (UCC) announced that its current Civil Engineering Building is to be named the Iris Ashley Cummins building, in honour of UCC’s first female engineering graduate.

    Iris Ashley Cummins, born in Glanmire Co. Cork in 1894, graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from UCC in 1915 and would become the first female land surveyor for the Irish Land Commission and the first female Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland. Iris was also a talented hockey player, representing both UCC and Ireland at senior level.

     

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  • Engineering students donate laptops to students in Direct Provision

    04 Feb 2022
    Engineering students donate laptops to students in Direct Provision

    A group of enterprising engineering students from UCC’s Enactus Society have spearheaded an innovative campaign with Cork-based multinational Qualcomm Technologies to donate 13 laptops to students and parents in direct provision. The donation forms part of the Enactus Society’s ‘Ceangal’ project, which aims to improve the lives of residents in direct provision in Ireland. 

    Enactus is a worldwide organisation for student entrepreneurs dedicated to making the world a better place. UCC’s Enactus team founded Ceangal in 2019 to create opportunities for entrepreneurship for asylum seekers in direct provision centres in Ireland.

    Ceangal is a local candle project with all products handmade by asylum seekers, with profits helping communities within direct provision. Ceangal plans to improve its social impact by upskilling participants and engaging in outreach activities and diversifying into other products. 

     

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  • Dr Hannah Daly receives President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2020/21

    09 Dec 2021
    Dr Hannah Daly receives President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2020/21

    Congratulations to Energy Engineering's Dr Hannah Daly who was recently awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Dr Daly is a lecturer in Sustainable Engineering in the School of Engineering and was nominated by her students for the award. This award recognises the high quality of the learning and teaching experience received by the students. 

    Well done!!

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  • Dr Alan Morrison receives Long Service Award

    02 Dec 2021
    Dr Alan Morrison receives Long Service Award

    The School of Engineering would like to say a very special thank you to Dr Alan Morrison for his  dedicated service to the School, the Discipline of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and its staff and students. 

    Dr Morrison recently appointed Vice Dean for Undergraduate Affairs for the College of Science, Engeineering and Food Science was distinguished by UCC in acknowledgement and appreciation of his contribution and commitment to the continued success of The School of Engineering and the University. 

    Congratulations!!

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  • StatKraft announces Energy Engineering Scholarships at University College Cork

    23 Nov 2021
    StatKraft announces Energy Engineering Scholarships at University College Cork

    Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy producer, has announced it will fund three scholarships for students of the Honours Bachelor of Energy Engineering degree at UCC.

    The company, which has its Irish base in Cork, will donate €18,000 to support the university’s top Energy Engineering undergraduate students for a period of three years, commencing this academic year. Each successful student will receive a bursary of €2,000.

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  • School of Engineering Fellow Dr. Paul Deane explains why electricity prices are increasing so much this year

    22 Oct 2021
    School of Engineering Fellow Dr. Paul Deane explains why electricity prices are increasing so much this year

    Many households across the country have recently received notification from their electricity supplier advising that their bill will be increasing. This reflects a broader trend seen across Europe where the cost of generating electricity this month has surged to record highs.

    The root cause is not one single issue but rather a series of events that have tended to reinforce and amplify a problem of demand outrunning supply, and at its core is the story of natural gas and the role it plays in our modern economy.

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  • Professor Nabeel Riza elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering's Fellowship

    21 Oct 2021
    Professor Nabeel Riza elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering's Fellowship

    School of Engineering's Professor Nabeel Agha Riza has been inducted as an International Fellow Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In joining the Fellowship, one of four international inductees, Professor Riza  will add his capabilities to the Academy’s mission to create a sustainable society and an inclusive economy for all.

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  • Dr Emanuel Popovici Awarded Prestigious Mallik Medal

    18 Oct 2021
    Dr Emanuel Popovici Awarded Prestigious Mallik Medal

    Dr. Emanuel Popovici, Director of Embedded.Systems@UCC in the School of Engineering's Discipline of Electrical and Electronic Engineering wins the highly prestigious Reed and Mallik Medal for Urban Planning and Design from the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. The award is given to authors from both industry and academia who have produced work judged by their peers to be of exceptional quality and benefit to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community. 

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  • Professor Nabeel A. Riza Awarded 2021 Fellowship of the Institute of Physics

    30 Sep 2021
    Professor Nabeel A. Riza Awarded 2021 Fellowship of the Institute of Physics

    Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Nabeel A. Riza of University College Cork (UCC), Ireland has been named as a 2021 Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP). The IOP was originally two bodies, the Physical Society of London (founded 1874) and the Institute of Physics.  The merger of these two bodies in 1920 formed the current IOP. 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the IOP. The IOP is a world leading Professional Society for Physicists. The Fellowship of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) is an award granted by the IOP which indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and an outstanding contribution to the profession. Prof. Riza’s world leading research contributions in physics includes the study of high temperature Silicon Carbide materials for optical sensing to the design of precision high stability optical interferometry techniques.

     

    August 23, 2021. Cork, Ireland

     

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  • SOE student makes finals of 2021 ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition

    16 Jul 2021
    SOE student makes finals of 2021 ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition

    SoE first-year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, Jiaxiang Zhu, has been selected into the finalist of 2021 ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC) for his work entitled: “A High Precision Mirror Symmetric XY Positioner”. This work is supervised by Dr. Guangbo Hao with the fabrication beautifully done by Tim Power and Mike O’Shea. Jiaxiang is one of four selected in the Graduate Category. Further details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/2021smrdc/smrdc-2021-finalist

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  • PROCESS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AWARD EVENING:

    21 Apr 2021
    PROCESS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AWARD EVENING:

    On March 29th Process & Chemical Engineering held their annual awards. The online event was hosted by Dr Denis Ring with Professor Stephen Richardson, President of the IChemE (2019-21) as honoured guest speaker and Professor Stephen Byrne UCC (Interim Registrar) providing the closing remarks for the event. 

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  • Three New Professors at the School of Engineering and Architecutre

    08 Apr 2021
    Three New Professors at the School of Engineering and Architecutre

    We would like to congratulate Jorge Oliveira, Maria de Sousa Gallagher and Padraig Cantillon Murphy on their recent professorial promotions. 

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  • John Joseph McCarthy Prize awarded to Civil Engineering Final Year Student, Billy Hennessy

    25 Feb 2021
    John Joseph McCarthy Prize awarded to Civil Engineering Final Year Student, Billy Hennessy

    Congratulations to Billy Hennessy on winning the School of Engineering's John Joseph McCarthy Prize. This prize of €750 is offered to the final year students of Civil and Environmental Engineering who have contributed significantly to sport at UCC.

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  • Qualcomm supports Learning Activities in the School of Engineering

    27 Jan 2021
    Qualcomm supports Learning Activities in the School of Engineering

    Many thanks to Qualcomm, who recently donated 20 laptops to support teaching and learning activities in the School of Engineering and Architecture at UCC. Students who may find themselves in a challenging situation aggravated by COVID-19 will benefit from this generous help just in time through their winter exams and Semester 2.

     

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  • Engineering Students selected for Johnston and Johnson's WiSTEM2D Programme

    18 Jan 2021
    Engineering Students selected for Johnston and Johnson's WiSTEM2D Programme

    Johnson & Johnson’s WiSTEM2D programme champions and promotes women in STEM careers.  For the 2020-21 UCC programme, 11 undergraduate students have been selected from 98 applications to receive a bursary of €3000, as well as early career development opportunities including a comprehensive mentoring programme and networking with J&J.  We would like to say a very well done to Rose Delaney, a 2nd year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering who is one of the bursary recipients. 

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  • Virtual Viva Voce Success

    18 Jan 2021
    Virtual Viva Voce Success
    Congratulations to Igor Kerin who successfully defended his PhD thesis on “The Development of a Bridge Management System Involving Standardised Scour Inspection Procedures and Flood Forecasting” on Thursday 14th January.
    Pictured after the virtual Viva Voce examination are : Back : Dr Paul Leahy, Supervisor, Dr. Denis Kelliher, internal PhD examiner; Dr. Eamon McKeogh, supervisor front: Dr. Simon Harrison, UCC, Examination Chair; Prof. Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga, La Rochelle Université, external examiner; Igor Kerin, PhD candidate;. Inset: Dr. Damir Bakic, University of Zagreb, external supervisor )
     
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  • Dr Padraig Cantillon Murphy and Team Receive Prestigious European Backing

    10 Dec 2020
    Dr Padraig Cantillon Murphy and Team Receive Prestigious European Backing

    World-leading academics in science and engineering at University College Cork (UCC) have received prestigious European funding worth a combined total of €6.4m to support research into diverse topics such as animal evolution, how viruses impact gut bacteria, and ways to revolutionise surgery. 

    One such academic is Dr Padraig Cantillon Murphy, lecturer in Electronic Engineering and researcher based in Tyndall who together with his research team was awarded 2M Euro. 

    Dr Cantillon-Murphy will lead a project to progress his research into revolutionizing the future of surgery. His project, DEEP FIELD, aims to lay the foundations for the world's fastest, most accurate and robust, radiation-free navigation platform for image-guided surgery using magnetic tracking.
     
    Dr. Cantillon-Murphy is investigating how surgeons can navigate instruments beyond the camera's field of view without using harmful x-rays.
     
     
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  • RIBA President's Silver Medal "Serjeant Prize" success for Áine Walker

    10 Dec 2020
    RIBA President's Silver Medal

    We are delighted to announce that Áine Walker of the Centre for Architectural Education  - MArch student 2019-2020: Lisbon - has been awarded the distinguished "Serjeant Prize" in the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] President's Silver Medal Awards 2020. 

    Developed under the year thematic "City as Odyssey" which sought to encourage critical new architectural proposals for Lisbon - by understandings the tension between the experience of space (the real) and the conception of space (the ideal) and between the fictional and the logical - her proposal "Anamnesis: Connective (Re)Collections" investigates the connective agent of storytelling in architectural drawing and social practices. It proposed a new Bazaar-like urban space for the city that formally shifts between urban artefact (Baixa Pombalina) and material object (restored dolls, curious cabinet displays) - producing a social interface and heterogeneous space where hierarchies are displaced in a welter of gestures, (written) words, and sounds. 

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  • Eli Lilly lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering

    11 Nov 2020
    Eli Lilly lectureship in Process & Chemical Engineering

    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."

     

     

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  • School of Engineering's Prof Brian O'Gallachoir wins SFI Best International Engagement Award 2020

    06 Nov 2020
    School of Engineering's Prof Brian O'Gallachoir wins SFI Best International Engagement Award 2020

    We would like to congratulation Brian Ó Gallachóir,  Professor of Energy Engineering (UCC) and Director of MaREI, the SFI centre for energy, climate and marine on receipt of this very prestigious award.

    This award recognises the accomplishments of a researcher/group specifically in the context of their international activities.

     

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  • Professor Nabeel Riza Inducted to the Royal Irish Academy

    10 Jun 2020
    Professor Nabeel Riza Inducted to the Royal Irish Academy

    Nabeel Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland has been inducted to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA). Membership to the RIA (www.ria.ie) is the most prestigious honour awarded to scholars in Ireland across all disciplines. The RIA was founded in 1785 and past renowned RIA members include Mary Robinson, former President of the Republic of Ireland, Nobel Prize winner in Literature, William B. Yeats and Nobel Prize winning physicists Erwin Schrödinger and Ernst T. S. Walton. At the RIA Induction Ceremony on May 22, 2020, RIA President Dr Mary Canning added: “Ireland should be immensely proud of these women and men who have brought international acclaim to our country. As members of the Royal Irish Academy, they will strengthen our capacity to provide the expert advice Ireland needs at this time.”

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  • Introducing STEPS 'Engineering Your Future' @ Home

    06 May 2020
    Introducing STEPS 'Engineering Your Future' @ Home

    Due to Covid 19 our School of Engineering STEPS Transition Year Programme due to take place this month was cancelled.  But we are delighted to direct you to the Engineers Ireland STEPS webpage.

    STEPS EYF programme at home have developed three engineering themed videos and challenges aimed at TY students who are interested in finding out more about engineering as a career. The video content is developed and delivered by Mark Langtry Head of Science and Sport at Explorium. 

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  • PHD Student awarded the Most Outstanding WTS 2020 Paper Submitted and Presented

    29 Apr 2020
    PHD Student awarded the Most Outstanding WTS 2020 Paper Submitted and Presented

    Congratulations to George O'Mahony who virtually presented his paper recently IEE 2020 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS) 2020 and was awarded the Most Outstanding WTS 2020 Paper Submitted and Presented.

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  • Neurobell wins Entreneurship Award

    11 Mar 2020
    Neurobell wins Entreneurship Award

    Mark O’Sullivan currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering on the Neurobell project in the Infant Research Centre, was announced the winner of the 2020 UCC Entrepreneurship Awards which took place at the UCC Boole Library.

    Mark was awarded the prize for his work on the Neurobell project, which aims to develop a portable brain monitor for diagnosing brain injury in newborns.  Early identification of brain injury in newborns is vital as the therapeutic window, in which treatment is most effective, is less than six hours after the injury.

    Please visit here for more information.

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  • School of Engineering PhD Student wins Sprint 2020 Award

    12 Feb 2020
    School of Engineering PhD Student wins Sprint  2020 Award

    Prof. Pat O'Shea, UCC president, with Mark O'Sullivan, PhD student with the Embedded Systems Research Group and INFANT Research Centre, who won the "Clinical Impact Award" in the Annual Gateway UCC Business Incubation & Innovation Centre Awards. Well done Mark!!

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  • Professor Gerard T. Wrixon Presented with MIDAS Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award

    02 Dec 2019
    Professor Gerard T. Wrixon Presented with MIDAS Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award

    UCC engineering alumnus and former president, Professor Gerard T. Wrixon, was recently awarded the MIDAS Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the development of the microelectronics industry in Ireland.

    The award ceremony was held during the MIDAS Ireland Annual Gala dinner which took place at the Strand Hotel in Limerick on 21/11/2019.

    The award citation was read out by Dr. Sean Foley, VP Design, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and presented by Leonard Hobbs, General Manager, MIDAS Ireland.

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  • Process & Chemical Engineering Awards 2019

    28 Nov 2019
    Process & Chemical Engineering Awards 2019

    The Annual Process & Chemical Awards night took place on Monday 25th November. A very enjoyable night all round, we would like to say a very big thank you to all of the representatives from our industry award sponsors, Janssen, Eli Lilly, MSD Ballydine, Abbvie and PM Group for taking time out of their busy schedule to attend. Professor Ed Byrne Head of Discipline, Process & Chemical and Professor Liam Marnane Head of School opened the event.  

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  • School of Engineering attends STEM South West

    21 Nov 2019
    School of Engineering attends STEM South West

    STUDENTS, parents and teachers travelled from all over to attend the inaugural STEM South West student showcase at Rochestown Park Hotel yesterday.

    SOE was representated at this annual event which provides a unique opportunity for attendees to directly connect and engage with people who work in STEM on a daily basis and to learn about the wide variety of exciting STEM careers available in the South West region.

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  • Professor Jarka Glassey Appointment as Adjunct Professor

    19 Nov 2019
    Professor Jarka Glassey Appointment as Adjunct Professor

    UCC School of Engineering are delighted to welcome Professor Jarka Glassey as Eli Lilly Adjunct Professor in Biopharmaceutical Engineering. Professor Glassey has been appointed to the role for a three year period from 1 September 2019 until 2022 and works at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.

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  • Intel Women in Technology Awards 2019

    19 Nov 2019
    Intel Women in Technology Awards 2019

    Congratulations to our two School of Engineering Intel scholarship recipients, Esha Hourihane Clancy (3rd year Elec) and Ruth Wheelan (1st year General Engineering)The Intel Women in Technology Scholarship includes a financial bursary of up to €3000 per annum, a summer placement at an Intel campus and an Intel mentor.

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  • School of Engineering Launch 3 Eli LIlly Appointments

    18 Nov 2019
    School of Engineering Launch 3 Eli LIlly Appointments

    On November 11th Deputy President, Professor John O'Halloran, along with Head of College of SEFS, Professor Sarah Culloty and Head of School, Professor Liam Marnane, hosted the Launch of 3 new Eli Lilly appointments. 

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  • Quercus Scholarship Awarded to School of Engineering Student

    15 Nov 2019
    Quercus Scholarship Awarded to School of Engineering Student

    Third year Process & Chemical Engineering student Daniel Maguire has been awarded the Quercus University Scholar for the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science for 2019/20.

     

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  • Living in Direct Provision and studying for a degree at the School of Engineering, UCC.

    11 Sep 2019
    Living in Direct Provision and studying for a degree at the School of Engineering, UCC.

    SOUTH AFRICAN asylum seeker Wongwa Giqwa said she has a new lease on life since starting her Sanctuary Scholarship at UCC last year.

     

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  • School of Engineering Postgraduate Publication of the Year Award

    11 Apr 2019
    School of Engineering Postgraduate Publication of the Year Award

    The winner of the School of Engineering postgraduate publication of the year award for the best peer-reviewed academic paper published in 2018 is Colm Gallagher. 

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  • Professor Nabeel Riza awarded the 2018 International IET Achievement Medal

    04 Dec 2018
    Professor Nabeel Riza awarded the 2018 International IET Achievement Medal

    The IET (Institution for Engineering & Technology) at the IET awards ceremony November 14, 2018 in London has awarded Professor Nabeel A. Riza, the IET Achievement Medal. The IET Achievement Medals are globally competitive and awarded to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions with sustained excellence in the various sectors of science, engineering and technology. 

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  • B.E. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Final Year Open Day - March 2019

    11 Apr 2019
    B.E. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Final Year Open Day - March 2019

    Several prizes were presented at an award ceremony today for the B.E. (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering final-year class at UCC. These are as follows:

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  • 7th School of Engineering Industry & Careers Day

    22 Jan 2019
    7th School of Engineering Industry & Careers Day

    Aimed at secondary 5th and 6th year students, we are delighted to confirm our 7th Industry & Careers Day is now scheduled for Tuesday, 5th March.  Schools will be notified in due course but if you would like to register please email r.oflaherty@ucc.ie

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  • EngSummit 2019

    20 Mar 2019
    EngSummit 2019

    This year's EngSummit run by UCC’s Engineering Society and proudly sponsored by Tandem Project Management was a great success. Ciara Leonard, (UCC Engineering Society) introduced the first of the speakers, Patrick O’ Shea (President of UCC) who informed the crowd of his own involvement in engineering in the past and how it’s played a big role in his own life. 

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  • Gantly Award Winners 2019

    11 Apr 2019
    Gantly Award Winners 2019

    Congratulations to our Gantly award winner Sara Abu Selmia, Process and Chemical Engineering for the best Work placement 2019. Pictured here with Dr Maria de Sousa Gallagher, Process and Chemical Engineering and Head of School, Professor Liam Marnane.  

     

     

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  • Yooni Win IGNITE Start-Up 'Best Business Idea' Award

    04 Jun 2019
    Yooni Win IGNITE Start-Up 'Best Business Idea' Award

    School of Engineering graduates, Darragh Lucey and Nathan Mayes, have won an AWARD for Best Business Idea at the Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur Cork Finals. Their company Yooni, aims to help students make better choices of 3rd level courses. 

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  • Presentation of Accreditation Certificates and EURACE label Certificates to the School of Engineering

    17 Apr 2019
    Presentation of Accreditation Certificates and EURACE label Certificates to the School of Engineering

    Yesterday the School of Engineering was  formally presented with Engineers Ireland and European Certificates following on our successful programme accreditation visit from Engineers Ireland last year.  The presentations were made by Engineers Ireland President, Mr Peter Quinn at a reception held in UCC's Aula Maxima.

     

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  • Engineers Ireland. Skills Shortage!

    26 Nov 2018
    Engineers Ireland. Skills Shortage!

    More than 6,000 new jobs are being planned by Engineers Ireland members next year, however the vast majority of firms are also seeing an ongoing skills shortage.A new survey has found that almost 60% of organisations were planning to hire civil and building engineers next year, while close to 40% would be looking for mechanical and manufacturing talent. However at this stage it is hard to know how many of those will find suitable candidates.

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  • Inaugural Liebherr Lecture - Spatial Perception for Mobile Robots

    29 Mar 2019
    Inaugural Liebherr Lecture - Spatial Perception for Mobile Robots

    The first ever Liebherr Lecture, hosted by the School of Engineering and Engineers Ireland, Cork Region, was held on 14 March at UCC.

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  • School of Engineering Welcomes Dr Barry Hayes

    20 Jul 2018
    School of Engineering Welcomes Dr Barry Hayes

    The School of Engineering, welcomed Dr Barry Hayes, who took up appointment as a lecturer in Electrical Engineering this week.  Dr Hayes comes to UCC, having previously lectured at National University of Ireland Galway.  He has substantial International and industrial experience, including a three year Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellowship at the IMDEA research institute in Madrid, Spain; four years as an engineer working for Intel and his PhD studies were undertaken at the University of Edinburgh.  He as also had visiting research periods with the National Grid UK, and at the University of Tennessee in the USA.

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  • Dr Guangbo Hao, Second Time Recipient of ASME Award

    29 Aug 2018
    Dr Guangbo Hao, Second Time Recipient of ASME Award

    Congratulations to Dr. Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering who is the recipient of the ASME Compliant Mechanisms Award again this year. The Award was presented in Quebec City at the flagship conference ASME IDETC2018.

     

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  • New Civil Engineering Lecturer in School of Engineering

    12 Sep 2018
    New Civil Engineering Lecturer in School of Engineering

    We would like to welcome Dr David Wall who has taken up his post in the School of Engineering as a lecturer in Transportation. He was a previous Teagasc Walsh Fellow and completed his PhD in Energy Engineering on the concept of biomethane production from grass silage in 2015.

     

     

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  • School of Engineering Welcomes Professor Gregorio Iglesias

    12 Sep 2018
    School of Engineering Welcomes Professor Gregorio Iglesias

    Professor Gregorio Iglesias has joined UCC as Professor of Marine Renewable Energy and will be lecturing to Energy students this semester. His previous position was Professor of Coastal Engineering and Head of the COAST Engineering Research Group at the University of Plymouth (UK).

     

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  • Electrical Engineering Graduate Lizzie Lee wins the Irish National Title at Dublin Marathon.

    30 Oct 2018
    Electrical Engineering Graduate Lizzie Lee wins the Irish National Title at Dublin Marathon.

    Lizzy (Elizabeth) Lee an Electrical Engineering graduate of 2002, came 3rd in the Dublin  Marathon and won the Irish national title. What an achievement!! Everyone in the School is very proud. 

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  • Cork’s Infant Research Centre scoops AI award for algorithm

    25 Nov 2018
    Cork’s Infant Research Centre scoops AI award for algorithm

    The Cork-based Infant Research Centre has scooped an award for its algorithm that helps detect seizures in newborn babies.

    The perinatal research centre won the Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body category in the inaugural AI Awards, beating competition from Trinity College’s Adapt Centre, Prolego Scientific in UCD, and University of Limerick.

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  • Global expansion for high-tech honey bee hives

    26 Nov 2018
    Global expansion for high-tech honey bee hives

    In two years, School of Engineering graduate Fiona Edwards Murphy has gone from winning UCC’s Ignite Business of the Year award to closing a €1.5m financing round with international venture capital investors. Pollination is a burgeoning billion dollar industry — and Cork native Fiona Edwards Murphy is at the forefront of revolutionary technology aimed at safeguarding a third of the food we eat daily.

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  • Project Mariana, Revolutinising Lung Cancer Treatment

    23 Jan 2018
    Project Mariana, Revolutinising Lung Cancer Treatment

    School of Engineering's Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, is a member of the team leading the exciting project Mariana:  A group of leading European universities, research organization, and industrial SME entities met this week in Amsterdam to kick-off a Euro 2,1m research project named Mariana to develop tracking, navigation, and catheter technology for accurate, more effective and less expensive management of early stage lung cancer. 

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  • Global research team explores sustainable reuse of wind turbine blades

    09 Feb 2018
    Global research team explores sustainable reuse of wind turbine blades

    Researchers in UCC Energy Engineering are collaborating with others in the United States and Northern Ireland on a reuse project for wind turbine blades. They’re working on a sustainable approach that benefits local communities and sets a new course for the wind power industry. The project is funded under the US-Ireland Tripartite Research Program and is named RE-WIND.

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  • CEIA Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate of the Year 2017

    09 Feb 2018
    CEIA Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate of the Year 2017

    Congratulations to David O'Callaghan who recently received the CEIA Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate of the year for 2017. 

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  • Qualcomm Sponsors Upgrading of the CAD Lab in the School of Engineering

    26 Feb 2018
    Qualcomm Sponsors Upgrading of the CAD Lab in the School of Engineering

    Qualcomm recently sponsored the upgrading of the CAD lab in the Electrical and Electronical Engineering Building where students across the School of Engineering can now benefit this state of the art computing. 

     

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  • Congratulations Eamonn Mulholland.

    23 Mar 2018
    Congratulations Eamonn Mulholland.

    Recently graduated with a PhD in Energy Engineering and on the same week published a journal paper on decarbonising road freight in collaboration with MoMo team at the International Energy Agency. Well done!!

     

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  • Engineering salaries in Ireland for 2018

    26 Mar 2018
    Engineering salaries in Ireland for 2018

    The engineering industry in Ireland continues to see significant growth, with over 79% of organisations stating that their business will grow in 2018 and the same number planning on hiring engineering professionals in the year ahead. 

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  • Embedded.Systems@UCC and the SFI Infant Centre win Collaboration Achievement award

    23 Apr 2018
    Embedded.Systems@UCC and the SFI Infant Centre win Collaboration Achievement award

    A Brain Stethoscope Design scoops first prize in the Collaboration Achievement at the 2018 Irish Laboratory Awards. This work is focussed on the development of a ‘brain stethoscope’ -  a portable device that will allow a medical professional to listen to an infant’s brainwaves and quickly assess their brain health status. 

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  • UCC marks 90 years of ESB with reflections on how electricity transformed Ireland

    12 Oct 2017
    UCC marks 90 years of ESB with reflections on how electricity transformed Ireland

    University College Cork, in conjunction with ESB, hosted a series of enlightening lectures on Thursday, 12th October, examining electricity’s role in Ireland’s past and future development.

    President of UCC, Professor Patrick O’Shea delivered an address reflecting on Prof Kane’s extraordinary study, which was ultimately realised in the 1920s through the construction of the Shannon Scheme at Ardnacrusha.

     

     

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  • WHAT IF WE COULD GROW ALL OF THE WORLDS CROPS INDOORS?

    08 Nov 2017
    WHAT IF WE COULD GROW ALL OF THE WORLDS CROPS INDOORS?

    This is one of the exciting SFI projects being exhibited at Science Week next week as part of the What If? Campaign. Professor Marcel Jansen, Biological Earth & Environmental Sciences, UCC and Dr Alan Morrison, School of Engineering, UCC are tackling this problem by exploring ways to make the current food production processes more sustainable as well as increasing the nutritional value of the crops.

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  • Iris Ashley Cummins (1894–1968) - BE (1915), BSc Honoris Causa (War degree, 1918)

    27 Feb 2017
    Iris Ashley Cummins (1894–1968) - BE (1915), BSc Honoris Causa (War degree, 1918)

    You might like to know a little about a remarkable graduate of UCC, being highlighted this week in the conferring booklet.

    A pioneering civil engineer and inspirational International hockey player, Iris entered UCC in 1912, a time when there were comparatively few female students.  She studied engineering and became active in college life.  During her time in UCC she edited the Journal of the Engineering Society, put herself forward in student elections, played sportand contributed to debate & discussion, reading a paper on ‘Women in the Learned Professions’. She graduated BE in 1915, the first female engineer from UCC and only the second in Ireland.

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  • MaREI Director ranked amongst most cited researchers worldwide

    13 Jan 2017
    MaREI Director ranked amongst most cited researchers worldwide

    MaREI director Professor Jerry Murphy based in the Environmental Research Institute in UCC  was ranked amongst the most cited researchers worldwide according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 by Elsevier. 

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  • School of Engineering representation at the BT Young Scientist 2017

    13 Jan 2017
    School of Engineering representation at the BT Young Scientist 2017

    Simon Coulter, School of Engineering PhD student and Jonatan Poveda a visiting student from Barcelona proudly represent the School of Engineering at this year's  BT Young Scientist competition at the RDS in Dublin (11-14 January 2017). 

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  • CAOS Camera Selected by the International Optical Society (OSA) as a 2016 Breakthrough

    01 Dec 2016
    CAOS Camera Selected by the International Optical Society (OSA) as a 2016 Breakthrough

    The CAOS Camera invention has been selected by The International Optical Society (OSA) as a 2016 breakthrough in the field of imaging. Each year OSA highlights these world-wide breakthrough innovations in optics and photonics in its year end December issue of its OPN Magazine. OPN’s Optics in 2016 Special Issue carries an article by Professor Nabeel Riza (UCC School of Engineering) describing his CAOS camera invention. 

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  • Transdisciplinary book presentation to President Higgins

    20 Dec 2016
    Transdisciplinary book presentation to President Higgins

    Professor Edmond Byrne and fellow book Editors Dr Ger Mullally and Dr Colin Sage were invited to Áras an Úachtaráin on Wednesday 14th December to present a copy of 'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' to President Michael D. Higgins. 

     

     

     

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  • Invitation: Book launch event 'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' with Prof. J. Naughton

    14 Sep 2016
    Invitation: Book launch event 'Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability' with Prof. J. Naughton

    A new book on ‘Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Transitions to Sustainability’ will be launched on Monday evening 19 Sept. (5.15pm) 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.

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  • Dr. Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering, succeeds in the Irish Research Council Ulysses Scheme 2015

    12 Jan 2016
    Dr. Guangbo Hao, School of Engineering,  succeeds in the Irish Research Council Ulysses Scheme 2015

    The programme "Ulysses" is designed to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers. It is named Ulysses after James Joyce’s famous novel to celebrate the Joycean links between Ireland and France. The programme facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish and French researchers and the development of mutual research projects involving young Irish researchers visiting France and reciprocal visits involving young French researchers to Ireland.

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  • 3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day

    04 Mar 2015
    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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  • Great success for Engineers Without Borders Society at UCC Society Awards 2015

    18 Mar 2015
    Great success for Engineers Without Borders Society at UCC Society Awards 2015

    Engineers without Borders have enjoyed great success at this years UCC Society Awards

     

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  • Dr Alan Morrison, Electrical and Electronic Engineering is the Invited Guest Editor for the upcoming Special Issue of Electronics

    03 Apr 2020
     Dr Alan Morrison, Electrical and Electronic Engineering is the Invited Guest Editor for the upcoming Special Issue of Electronics

    Dr Alan Morrison is the Invited Guest Editor for the upcoming Special Issue of Electronics, focusing on the topics of Photovoltaic Energy Systems and Storage. The Special Issue is now inviting contributions for this special issue. Details of the scope and topics of interest for this special issue, as well as submission details can be found on the Journal’s website (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/electronics/special_issues/PESS). Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Morrison directly (a.morrison@ucc.ie).

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  • Annual engineering scholarship in the memory of Dr Elmer Morrissey, who died tragically in 2012

    11 Dec 2014
    Annual engineering scholarship in the memory of Dr Elmer Morrissey, who died tragically in 2012

    The Friends of Elmer Morrissey have established a fund to provide engineering students at UCC with the opportunity to apply for an annual scholarship worth €1,500. The scholarship will help with their course fees and living expenses, enabling them to have the kind of fulfilling college experience that Elmer enjoyed.

    The first scholarship was awarded in February 2015.

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  • The Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering 2015

    04 Mar 2015
    The Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering 2015

    Congratulations to Tadgh Buckley, a 4th year Civil & Environmental Engineering student who was awarded the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering 2015. 

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  • Research student of Embedded Systems Group at EEE wins the gold medal(individual session) in the Irish Intervarsities Maths contest.

    28 Apr 2014
    Research student of Embedded Systems Group at EEE wins the gold medal(individual session) in the Irish Intervarsities Maths contest.

    David McCarthy, a postgraduate research student of Embedded Systems Group at EEE won the gold medal(individual session) in the Irish Intervarsities Maths contest. His UCC team won the second prize in the same contest.

    The 2014 Irish Intervarsity Mathematics Competition was hosted by the UCD Maths Society and was held on the 13th April in UCD.

    ‌‌Each year maths societies from around Ireland participate in the Irish Intervarsity Mathematics Competition. This is a 3-hour exam consisting of 10 difficult questions that push the mathematical skills of the students to their limits. 

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  • EirGrid Awards Prize to Peter Hourihane for UCC’s Top Masters Graduate in Sustainable Energy

    23 May 2014
    EirGrid Awards Prize to Peter Hourihane for UCC’s Top Masters Graduate in Sustainable Energy

    Thursday, 22nd May 2014 – EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid, today awarded its annual prize for UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy. Peter Hourihane is this year’s winner and was presented with the prize by EirGrid’s Chief Executive, Fintan Slye, at its National Control Centre in Dublin.

    Peter, (30)from Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, received the highest results in UCC’s MEngSc (Masters of Engineering Science) in Sustainable Energy 2012 - 2013. His thesis was in the area of tidal energy and focused specifically on the hydrodynamic design of a tidal energy converter. Having completed the programme, he is currently working in the MaREI (Marine Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre in UCC. 

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  • Two EEE students win runner-up prize in the MIDAS Ireland 3rd Level Project Competition 2014

    11 Jun 2014
    Two EEE students win runner-up prize in the MIDAS Ireland 3rd Level Project Competition 2014

    Two EEE students(Tadhg Lambe and Alex Jaeger) supervised by Dr. Emanuel Popovici of the Embedded Systems Group received the runner-up prize in the MIDAS Ireland 3rd Level Project Competition 2014 at a ceremony in NUI Galway on the 28th of May. Their final year project entitled Smart Toy Interfaces: Towards Collaborative Signal Processing and Smart Interaction received the recognition of the esteemed MIDAS jury and a prize of 250 euro. This great achievement comes after another international recognition in the IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge(second prize).

     

    http://www.midasireland.ie/news/2014/06/05/MIDAS-announces-3rd-Level-Project-Competition-Winners

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  • Alison O’Shea final year Electrical Engineering student wins a 2014 The Naughton Fellowship awards

    24 Jun 2014
    Alison O’Shea final year Electrical Engineering student wins a 2014 The Naughton Fellowship awards

    Alison O’Shea final year Electrical Engineering student has won one a 2014 The Naughton Fellowship awards which allows Irish students the opportunity to study in the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.  The opportunity is open to students in UCD DCU Trinity and UCC and four fully funded scholarships are given out by the Naughton Family each year which cover tuition and living expenses. 

    Alison will be completing the “ESTEEM” (Engineering, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master's) program which takes in students who have excelled at a STEM undergraduate degree and wish to explore the area of entrepreneurship and business development. 

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  • Ms. Megan Flanders and Dr. Richard Kavanagh receive the Editor’s award for the best paper published in the Engineering Design Graphics Journal

    24 Jun 2014
    Ms. Megan Flanders and Dr. Richard Kavanagh receive the Editor’s award for the best paper published in the Engineering Design Graphics Journal

    Ms. Megan Flanders and Dr. Richard Kavanagh have received the Editor’s award for the best paper published in the Engineering Design Graphics Journal in 2013 (Volume 77), for the paper  “Visualizing Compound Rotations with Virtual Reality”. The awardees were presented with framed citations. The Journal is published by the American Society for Engineering Education.  

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  • Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy selected as Runner-Up of the 2014 College of SEFS Student Nominated Lecturer Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    09 Jul 2014
    Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy selected as Runner-Up of the 2014 College of SEFS Student Nominated Lecturer Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    Award recipients were blindly selected by the College of SEFS Teaching Learning & Student Experience (TLSE) Committee following a two stage process organised through the College of SEFS Office, whereby students across the College were initially invited to nominate lecturers they deemed worthy of the award from which an initial shortlist was drawn, followed by a second stage whereby (other) students taking modules of lecturers on the shortlist were randomly selected and invited to provide additional feedback.

    Overall, the TLSE Committee was highly impressed by the incredibly high esteem that shortlisted candidates were held by their students. The award attracted wide engagement from across the student body; over 90 nominations were received for the lecturer award.

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  • Wind Energy features on Newstalk in the Science is Everywhere documentary.

    28 Mar 2014
    Wind Energy features on Newstalk in the Science is Everywhere documentary.

    Our wind energy work was featured in the Science is Everywhere documentary aired on Newstalk at the weekend. Jimmy Murphy of HMRC was also featured talking about their wave tank facilities. A podcast is available at http://www.newstalk.ie/player/podcasts/Documentary_on_Newstalk/Newstalk_Documentaries/48761/0/science_is_everywhere_part_4__weather

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  • Official Opening UCC Beaufort Building

    11 Jul 2015
    Official Opening UCC Beaufort Building
  • Professor Psychogiou to further strengthen links between the School and Tyndall National Institute

    24 May 2022
    Professor Psychogiou to further strengthen links between the School and Tyndall National Institute

    Congratulations to Prof Dimitra Psychogiou on her appointment as a member of Tyndall’s Institute Leadership Team!  We look forward to her inputs and influence further strengthening the links between Tyndall and the School of Engineering

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  • School of Engineering announces a new engineering textbook published by John Wiley & Sons.

    05 Dec 2017
    School of Engineering announces a new engineering textbook published by John Wiley & Sons.

    It is with pleasure that the School of Engineering announces a new engineering textbook published by John Wiley & Sons.

    Electric Powertrain, Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicl

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  • An EEE Team coached by Dr. Emanuel Popovici wins 2nd prize in the ACM Irish Collegiate Programming Competition 2014

    14 Apr 2014
    An EEE Team coached by Dr. Emanuel Popovici wins 2nd prize in the ACM Irish Collegiate Programming Competition 2014

    University College Cork’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter hosted the fifth annual Irish Collegiate Programming Competition (IrlCPC) on the 29th of March 2014.

    The competition included 20 teams(undergraduate and postgraduate students) from Irish third level institutions. The first prize was won by a CS team from Trinity College and the third prize was won by a CS team from NUI Maynooth.

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