UCD Professor of Planning, Mark Scott, launches a major new book on rural planningUCD Professor of Planning, Mark Scott, recently launched a major new book on rural planning, co-edited with Prof Nick Gallent (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) and Dr Menelaos Gkartzios (Newcastle University Centre for Rural Economy). The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning provides a critical account and state of the art review of rural planning in the early years of the twenty-first century.
Towards Mass Production for Precision Micro/Nano DevicesMany industries require precision components. Manufacturing these components can involve engineering materials and features at tiny scales, on the order of microns or even nanometers (billionths of metres).
Dr Nan Zhang at UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering aims to help bring innovations in precision manufacturing from the lab-based prototypes to the large volume of manufacturing that industry needs. The research is building capacity in Ireland to enable the mass production of precision micro/nano devices.