NEWS & EVENTS
Head protection materials have remained largely unchanged since the 1970’s, with expanded polystyrene still forming the predominant impact energy absorbing component in the majority of helmets. Dr Peter Theobald will present research on novel material structures for enhanced head protection in sports.
This seminar will focus on the recent work in this field by the Biomedical Design Research Group at University College Cork. A novel electromagnetic tracking tool with improved accuracy and interference immunity will be presented, which may aid in novel therapies for lung cancer.
Bo Zhang, working with Professor Lizbeth Goodman, SMARTlab, was featured on RTE last week as one of the players for the UCD International Women's Team who won the Silver Medal at the 2015 Fexco Asian Gaelic Games in Shanghai.
MME 2001 graduate, Dr John D. Finan, Northshore University, Chicago, gives a talk entitled "Mechanisms and Treatment of Traumatic Axonal Injury". This highlights groundbreaking research in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is the the leading cause of death among young people in the developed world.
The joint UCD-Bekaert Centre will engage in cutting edge research into wire products for applications as diverse as reinforced concrete and book binding.
Barry Brophy, lecturer in Technical Communications in the school, has written a series of articles on technical presentations to be featured over the next five fortnightly editions of The Engineers Journal.