- 16 Nov 2017
Congratulations to Nessa Murphy; Fiona O’ Keefe, Jean O’ Driscoll, Eimear Twomey and Brigid Walsh, Process & Chemical Engineering at Autumn Graduation 2017, pictured with Dr Maria Sousa Gallagher centre.
Pictured is a snapshot of the Science Week stand and poster "Walk like a dinosaur" where Electrical and Electronic Engineering partnered with the School of BEES presented a great show last Sunday.
Huge congratulations to the team who represented UCC at the ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge in the IMI, Sandyford recently which included three Process & Chemical Engineers, and came first Runners-Up to a strong TCD outfit.
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.
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.
We would like to congratulate Fiona Edwards on her recent achievement ath the Bank or Ireland IGNITE Buisness of the year Awards.
Congratulations to School of Engineering's Dr. Guanbo Hao who was recently presented with the Compliant Mechanism Award in Applications (with a 500 US dollar cash prize) at the 2017 IDETC Conference at Cleveland, USA
Congratulations to Abhilash NAYAK (PhD student in Ecole Centrale de Nantes), and Haiyang LI (PhD student in UCC), under the supervision of Dr. HAO (UCC) and Dr. Stéphane CARO (CNRS in France) who were finalists in the 2017 ASME Student Mechanism & Robotics Design Competition for their work: A NOVEL RECONFIGURABLE COMPLIANT GRIPPER. Click here for a video on the working principle.
The UCC BE degree in Process & Chemical Engineering was awarded the 2016 IChemie Sustainability Teaching Award by incoming IChemE President John McGagh at the IChemE AGM and Awards at the ICC Birmingham on 10th May 2017.
Irish engineering students have devised expandable pod-like shelters with roll-out roofs, some of which can be erected in just 40 minutes, which could help refugees fleeing conflict or famine around the world. Civil engineering students at UCC designed and built the refugee shelters as part of a course project designed to test their ability to respond to real-life issues.
We would like to congratulate Vera O'Riordan, 2nd year Energy Engineering Student who is this year's recipient of the Elmer Morrissey Memorial Scholarship award of 1,500 Euro and David Barry, 4th year Civil Engineering, who won the Gantly Award and received a cheque of 750 Euro. Both were presented at a recent ceremony.
Engineering graduate, Michelle Donovan (25) and her father Tony are the main drivers behind a plan to allow people to interact with any show, event, service or product using just one mobile app.
On April 6, 2017, in a ceremony held at the J. F. Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston, USA, UCC Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was inducted into the USA National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Well what a day! We are delighted to report that the 5th School of Engineering Industry and Careers Day, held on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Devere Hall, UCC was another huge success. The speakers were superb, and held us all captivated with their stories of engineering careers and applications. We were delighted to welcome over 350 students from secondary schools across Munster, and are looking forward to next year already! Mind you, how will we top this year…?
Congratulations to Michael Peter Kennedy, Professor of Microelectronics, School of Engineering who has been elected the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy.
The Royal Irish Academy, established in 1785, is Ireland's leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities.
The School of Engineering, UCC cordially invites transition, fifth and sixth year students to our Electrical and Electronic Engineering Final Year Project Open Day, to be held in the Electrical Engineering Building on the UCC Main Campus on Friday, March 24th 2017. There are two sessions, one in the morning between 10.15am -12.45pm and the second in the afternoon 2pm - 4pm.
Researchers at University College Cork in Ireland have conducted a series of experiments to understand what happens to cheese when it is 3D printed. They found that the 3D printed cheese turned out softer, darker, and less sticky than untreated cheese.
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.
Congratulations to our 13 MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture Engineering and Construction students who graduated today.
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.
We would like to offer our congratulations to Professor Tony Lewis who was awarded the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques for distinguished academics from the French Ambassador on February 2nd at a ceremony in Dublin.
MaRINET2, the Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network, is a network of 39 partners, involving research centres and organisations who work together to progress offshore renewable energy technologies such as wave, tidal and offshore-wind.
Designed to manipulate organs that obscure and limit the ability to perform keyhole surgery, SecuRetract is UCC’s latest foray into medtech. Through a new licensing agreement, it’s now on the market.
School of Engineering PhD student, Fiona Edwards Murphy is awarded Regional Winner, of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2016 for the Best Idea with ApisProtect.
Fiona is currently pursuing her PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Emanuel Popovici (Embedded.Systems@UCC Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UCC) and Dr. Padraig Whelan (UCC School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences(BEES) and Environmental Research Institute (ERI)).
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).
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.
Nabeel A. Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland to be inducted into the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his high impact inventions.
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.
Professor Nabeel Riza of the School of Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland has been appointed to the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Engineering & Computer Science Committee.
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.
Huge congratulations to the winners of the Architecture Ireland Student Writing prize. This writing competition was open to all students of architecture and architectural technology on the island of Ireland. The objective of the prize is to nurture and recognise the importance of writing in architecture. With the generous sponsorship of Forbo Ireland the overall prize fund was €2500.
Cork company, Skellig Surgical, was today named the Best Early Stage company and Waterford company, Kollect, named the Best New Start company at the Munster final of the 2016 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition. Skellig Surgical, which is based in the UCC Business Incubation Centre and Kollect, which is based in Waterford Enterprise Centre overcame tough competition from other finalists to win €20,000 each to help finance the early stages of their ventures.
Congratulations to Professor Liam Marnane who has been appointed the new Head of School of Engineering.
Liam Marnane received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork in 1984 and the D.Phil degree from University of Oxford in 1989 studying test vector generation and design for test of VLSI designs. He was a lecturer in VLSI design at the School of Electronic Engineering Science, University of Wales, Bangor from 1989 to 1993. In 1992 he was a Visiting Researcher and Marie Cure Fellow at the Institute de Recherche en Informatique et Systemes Aleatoires, at the University of Rennes, France. In 1993 he was appointed as lecturer in Digital Signal Processing in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at University College Cork, as senior lecturer in 1999 and as Professor in 2014.
Saturday’s Open Day was a great success. It is estimated that more than 6,000 visitors attended. The School of Engineering Office would like to thank all who participated on the day to make this event so successful. Well done everyone!
The School of Engineering now has a facebook page. If you would like to share any relevant news please email email@example.com or add to the visitors posts and we will share. Thank you!!
Hi-tech light may be part of space mission
A hi-tech light being developed at Tyndall could help unlock the secrets of the universe as part of an ambitious European Space Agency (ESA) mission scheduled for launch in 2029.
Peter Parbrook, professor of nitride materials at UCC and a researcher at Tyndall, is working on a complex long-term project to develop a highly specialised ultra- violet light emitting diode (LED) which is being considered for use as part of an ESA project to detect space gravitational waves — one of the most elusive phenomena in the galaxy.
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.
UCC engineers have invented a new camera technology that can work in unison with today’s CCD/CMOS sensors to pull out image features previously unseen.
Nabeel Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of School of Engineering at UCC has invented the new technology called CAOS or Coded Access Optical Sensor.
Although optical cameras have been around for centuries, the CCD sensor camera arrived in the 1960s (awarded Nobel Prize in 2009) while the CMOS sensor camera was invented in the 1990s. Both camera technologies dominate the imaging world across various applications from medicine to industrial testing and machine vision to astronomy.
UCC EEE undergraduates Tim Farrell and Sean Finn under the supervision of Dr. Guangbo Hao for their final year project are selected as finalists in the 2016 ASME (America Society of Mechanical Engineers) Student Mechanism & Robotics Design Competition in USA in August.
There are in total 6 undergraduate teams being selected for the final round competition from all over the world. Full travel grant is provided for the two students to attend this completion on the behalf of UCC.
We are extremely proud to share the news that UCC Engineering Graduate, Lizze Lee is to compete for Ireland in the marathon in the Rio Olympics. -
At some stage next Monday morning Lizzie Lee will get a phone call from Athletics Ireland telling her she’s going to the Rio Olympics. She’ll thank them kindly, quietly hang up the phone, then get back to work at her job with Apple in Cork.
Inside, however, she’s been trying to contain her wild excitement for the last eight months – or 239 days, to be exact. “Oh, I’ve been counting down the sleeps for weeks now,” she tells me, knowing, inside, that for those last eight months her marathon time has remained the fastest Irish women’s qualifier for Rio, and that her selection is now a formality.
“So yeah I’d certainly hope at this point that’s all enough, I’ve have ticked all the boxes, and it’s there, yeah, potentially, to be an Olympian. And that’s amazing.”
Congratulations to the Embedded.Systems@UCC Group who are the the proud recipient of the Engineering Laboratory of the Year award. This is the 26th award to the group! On Wednesday, May 25th at the Ballsbridge Hotel, hundreds of leading lab industry professionals recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements of the lab sector, with 20 prestigious trophies presented to the very worthy winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2016. (See photo above of all winners).
Ireland’s huge livestock population means about a third of its greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. The challenge is how to reduce the carbon dioxide and methane releases without having to put limits on meat production. The solution might come down to nothing more complicated than growing more grass.
Congratulations to Dr. Padraig Cantillon-Murphy. Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering who has recently been selected as
(joint) Runner-Up for the 2016 College of SEFS Student Nominated Staff Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Zili Li has joined the School of Engineering as a lecturer in Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Tongji University in China. He was a Research Associate at the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) in the University of Cambridge. He also has research experience from the Centre for Underground Construction and Tunneling, Colorado School of Mines (CSM). In his new role he will be teaching modules CE3004, CE3005 (Mechanics of Soil) and CE4007 (Geotechnical engineering) and conducting research in geotechnical engineering. He is located in the Civil Engineering Building Room G5.
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.
James Foody, a UCC graduate of the School of Engineering, was named Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur after winning the ‘Best Start-Up Business’. The awards were announced by Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, TD, at the national final held at Google’s European headquarters in Dublin.
Engineers Without Borders Society UCC named the winner of the Build a Wind Turbine School Competition 2015 at the final on Thursday, December 3rd. A team of four students from St.Aiden's Community College were awarded first prize, fending off many excellent entries from Coláiste Chríost an Rí, Coláiste an Phiarsaig, Mount Mercy College, and Presentation Brothers College.
The 'Best Interactive Poster Award' at the MR-6 Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms of ASME 2015 IDETC/CIE, Boston, MA, USA, was awarded to Haiyang Li and Guangbo Hao. This was for the paper entitled "Compliant Mechanism Reconfiguration Based on Position Space Concept for reducing Parasitic Motion" Haiyang Li is a IRC fully-funded PhD student in School of Engineering at UCC under the supervision of Dr. Guangbo Hao.
Congratulations to Professor Jerry D Murphy, Director of Bioenergy and Biofuels Research, who was recently awarded the Excellence in Engineering award for the best paper/presentation in 2015.
The paper was presented to the Agriculture and Food Engineering Division in Roscommon on the 17th February 2015 under the title “Green Gas.” It was later published in the Engineers Journal on the 7th April under the title: A bioenergy model for Ireland: greening the gas grid.
Congratulations to Dr Vikram Pakrashi of Civil and Environmental Engineering who received the UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year Award for 2015. This programme aims to recognise those researchers who have made exceptional and very influential research contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge and raising the national and international profile of University College Cork. A biography of Dr Pakrashi's career highlights was read out on 8th October in a ceremony organised by UCC.
Dr Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy was honoured with an Impact Award recently at UCC on the basis of his outstanding achievements across all of the criteria for this award category including creativity and innovation, building collaborations, identifying and developing strategic opportunities and self-starter capability.
Photo: L-R Dr Edmond Byrne (Process & Chemical Engineering) receives the Richard Trevithick Memorial Award from Professor David Balmforth (Imperial College London), ICE President at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London
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.
Best Interactive Poster Award in MR-6 Compliant Mechanisms and Micro/Nano Mechanisms of ASME 2015 IDETC/CIE, Boston, MA, USA, for the paper entitled "Compliant Mechanism Reconfiguration Based on Position Space Concept for reducing Parasitic Motion" by Haiyang Li and Guangbo Hao.
Zhejiang University China Delegation visits UCC School of Engineering
Welcome MIT engineering students to UCC School of Engineering
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between UCC and ÉcoleNormaleSuperieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes).
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.
Three students in the School of Engineering are members of the UCC Boxing Club.
Kevin Leahy, a postgraduate student in the School of Engineering was awarded the Elmer Morrissey Memorial Scholarship at a ceremony in the School of Engineering on Monday, 30th March 2015.
On Friday, 20th March 2015, the 3rd School of Engineering Industry & Open Day, took place in Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC.
Final Year students from Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Electronic, Energy, and Process & Chemical Engineering displayed scientific posters based on their Research Projects and were available to discuss these with the attendees.
In attendance were 410 students from 46 schools across Munster, as well as representatives from industry, so for some, it was standing room only in the balcony of Devere Hall. The talks were excellent and there were so many questions from the floor, that they couldn't all be taken within the time allowed. Our thanks to the speakers and to all of the schools who came to listen and learn more about the UCC School of Engineering. We hope to see you all here studying Engineering in the near future.
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.
On 9th February 2015, George Boole 200 Inaugural Lecture speaker Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (UC Berkeley) visited the UCC School of Engineering.
We are delighted to inform you that Dr Guangbo Hao, from University College Cork, is among the scholars being awarded for his research project entitled ‘Finding the optimum structure of the three-axis force sensor for ultra-precision machining using screw theory’.
Photo. Dr. Kelleher with members of the School of Engineering Professors Advisory Council (PAC) and Strategic Planning Committee.
Standing Left to Right are: Professor Jorge Oliveira, Professor Peter Parbrook, Professor Peter Kennedy, Dr Ann Kelleher, Professor Karsten Menzel and Professor Nabeel Riza
Photo. Caption: Dr. Kelleher with Head of School of Engineering Prof. Nabeel Riza
We are also delighted to announce that our newly appointed Adjunct Professor
won this year’s Engineers Ireland
President’s award for excellence – see http://www.engineersireland.ie/awards/excellence-awards/presidents-award.aspx
Dr. Ann Kelleher, Vice President of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group addressing Students of the School of Engineering, UCC during a recent visit.
The team involved in the project:L-R Lily Pinson, Fiona Edwards Murphy, Katie Hetherington,Dr Pádraig Whelan,Dr Emanuel Popovici,Mick O'Shea, Liam O’Leary, Professor John O'Halloran and Killian Troy Image: Provision
The UCC students created an energy-neutral smart beehive for the IEEE /IBM Smarter Planet Challenge 2014. The competition organisers asked students worldwide to come up with an innovative solution to a grand challenge facing their community.
UCC’s research project focused on a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system which typically accounts for 40% of an industrial site’s total energy consumption. The team developed a web-based, expert system of Automated Fault Detection and Diagnosis which will result in significant energy savings. UCC has successfully trialled this system live across 26 pilot Air Handling Units on 6 industrial and commercial sites to demonstrate up to 30% energy savings. - See more at: http://www.seai.ie/Your_Business/Sustainable_Energy_Awards/Winners_2014/Research/Research-Winner.html#sthash.J1udaLl8.dpuf
It has 15 member countries (Austria, Australia, Brasil, Denmark, the EU, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom). These countries dominate the production of renewable gas and the membership contains the absolute cutting edge knowledge in renewable gas.
Engineers Without Borders UCC are running a Fr. Ted Table Quiz on Wednesday the 17th September in the Old Bar @ 2000. For more information please refer to the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/309632412558437/309680499220295/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
UPDATE - We are proud to report that the MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction is now “Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014” in Science and Engineering . We would like to offer our congratulations to Professor Karsten Menzel, Programme Director and his team.
The School of Engineering at UCC is delighted to announce that one of their master programmes, the MEngSc ITinAEC (PAC Ref CKR29) has been shortlisted for the award “Postgraduate Course of the Year 2014” in the Science and Engineering category.
The awards will be presented on 30 April at the Mansion House, Dublin by postgrad Ireland.
We are especially delighted because the evaluation criteria for shortlisting include Employability, Reputation, Innovation, the Research Record of academic staff and the national and international Recognition of the programme. With the shortlisting the School of Engineering at UCC demonstrates that they offer best in class, high impact programmes at post graduate level. Furthermore, the specialisation in information technology, facilities and energy management offers new qualification profiles and a broad spectrum of career paths in innovative fields to future graduates.
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.
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.
Two School of Engineering PhD students, namely, Junaid Amin and Sunil Nagaraj Featured in the winning Team.
Congratulations! School of Engineering Ph.D. Student Junaid Amin Wins Player of the Championships in the
Irish Inter-Universities Cricket Indoor Competition 2014
Congratulations to our master's student of marine renewable energy in the School of Engineering, Darren Hayes, who has won the UCC Entrepreneur of the Year award for his 'Mari-Turb' invention.
Darren was featured in the Irish Independent today: http://www.independent.ie/business/marine-wind-generator-sails-away-with-ucc-entrepreneur-award-30133835.html
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
SEVEN OF IRELAND’S universities have been named among the global top 200 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects.
While TCD came in top place for some subjects, University College Dublin (UCD) was ranked the top Irish institution for Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering as well as Agriculture and Forestry
University College Cork (UCC) has jumped in two subject areas in particular – environmental sciences and education. Ten UCC subject areas overall make the top 200.
UCC’s environmental sciences subject is now ranked 101-150, an improvement on 2013’s ranking, which came in at 151-200. The university has also seen an improvement in the education category, now falling into the top 151-200.
Other subjects remain in the top categories with UCC’s Modern Languages and Law both ranking within 51-100, While Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences make the top 150.
Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and Pharmacology and Geography land within the top 200.
Come to the SecondEngineering and Industry Open Day @ UCC1 pm Thursday, March 13, 2014 Hosted by the School of Engineering
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.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering(EEE) Students win second prize in the highly prestigious IEEE/IBM Smarter Planet Challenge. In recognition of the demonstrable professional skills and commitment to “Changing the World”, the UCC interdisciplinary team(EEE/School of Engineering , Early Childhood Studies/School of Applied Psychology, Occupational Therapy/School of Medicine) called “U-Play: Unified Networks for Playing with Toys” received a cheque of 4000USD and accolades from IEEE and IBM for their work that betters the humanity.
Dr Jerry Murphy, a lecturer in transportation engineering in UCC,
has highlighted the potential for biomethane produced from the anaerobic
digestion of slurry and grass to meet a new directive from the European Commission.
Irish Independent, 26 November 2013
Picture - UCC President Dr. Michael Murphy Honours School of Engineering, Professor Gerard Kiely with the NUI Doctor of Science (DSc)
Congratulations to Katherine Condon, a 4th year Process & Chemical Eng Student who received the Joe Gantly Award. .
Nabeel A. Riza, UCC Chair Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering & Head of the School of Engineering Publishes Undergraduate Textbook for Students in Engineering and Science.
Congratulations to School of Engineering (SOE) Professor Gerard Kiely, One of 21 new members admitted by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA)
Life Sciences Category Runner Up 2012 UCC Invention of the Year Competition
Congratulations to School of Engineering (SOE) Lecturer, Dr. Edmond Byrne, who was awarded The Institution of Chemical Engineer’s (IChemE) Morton Medal for excellence in chemical engineering education in London
Congratulations to School of Engineering (SOE) Lecturer, Dr. Vikram Pakrashi