NEWS & EVENTS
Kevin Doherty has seen off competitors from the UK, US, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and Hong Kong to win the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining World Lecture Competition.
Third year students - Aaron Collier, Michael Purcell, Robert Fenlon, Daniel Cullen – from the Mechanical and Electrical/Engineering schools won the ESB Engineering Challenge event for the second year running.
UCD is leading the XRMON experiment in the MASER sounding rocket program which aims to explore the effect – by eliminating it – of gravity on metal solidification (casting).
Technical Communications lecturer Barry Brophy guested on Newstalk’s Down to Business to discuss the good and bad of pitch presentations with Bobby Kerr. The importance of designing an audience-centred, rather than a presenter-centred, communication was among the topics discussed.
A research group led by Dr David Browne will be the coordinator on a European Space Agency (ESA) project. Solidification experiments will be conducted on an unmanned rocket launching from Sweden this October.
Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill and Prof. Eoin Casey will form part of a consortium aimed at developing new treatments for diabetes. The DRIVE (Diabetes Reversing Implants with enhanced Viability and long-term Efficacy) consortium involves 14 partners from seven European countries and will create 13 jobs in Ireland.