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Constructed wetlands: from waste to oasis

Wastewater treatment systems are not always pleasant to look at. But what if they could be aesthetically pleasing and offer the public a space for recreation and enjoyment as they carry out the necessary work of removing impurities from the water supply?

How much traffic can this bridge safely take? A breakthrough in quantifying traffic loading on big bridges

Bridges are often key factors in transport, allowing us to get across landscapes efficiently. If a bridge fails, the results can be catastrophic for human life, for economies and societies and for the environment.

Alexandra Tiplic marries Alexandru Micu

Alexandra Tiplic, PhD student in UCD Civil Engineering, got married last week to former UCD research assistant, Alexandru Micu. She is pictured here at her wedding in Iasi, Romania.

UCD Civil Engineering school hosts outreach activity for US students

UCD Researchers from the TRUSS ITN group participated in an outreach activity hosted by UCD Civil Engineering School for high school students from the US this past summer.
The activity is part of a series of interactive workshops within the UCD High School Summer Program.

Congratulations to our recent graduates

On Monday 4 September the School of Civil Engineering celebrated the conferring of our most recent graduates including a number of PhD graduates ...

Looking forward to welcoming the classes of 57 and 67 to UCD (Golden and Diamond Jubilee Reunion Celebration on the 15th September 2017)

The Golden and Diamond Jubilee Reunion Celebration for the graduating classes of 1957 and 1967 will take place in O’Reilly Hall, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. A wonderful day is planned to commemorate the jubilee reunion; refreshments, lunch a commemorative presentation by the President of UCD, Prof. Andrew J Deeks. Academic robes will be provided for the ceremony...

Natural Computing Research and Applications Group researchers win the 2017 Bronze Award for Human-competitive Artificial Intelligence

Natural Computing Research and Applications Group researchers win the Bronze Award for Human-competitive Artificial Intelligence for their work on "Automatic Innovative Truss Design with Grammatical Evolution" at the HUMIES Awards held at ACM GECCO in Berlin this week. The work formed the basis for civil engineering postgrad Dr Michael Fenton's PhD and was undertaken in collaboration with ....

Tiernan Byrne Medal at UCD Awards Ceremony on 3-Mar-2017

The School of Civil Engineering are delighted that the inaugural award of the Tiernan Byrne Medal was made at the recent UCD Awards Day Ceremony in the O’Reilly Hall. The award was made to John Fleming, in recognition of his outstanding performance in geotechnical engineering.