Impact Case Studies

Research and innovation in UCD College of Engineering and Architecture delivers important impact – advancing knowledge, supporting enterprise, informing policy, and underpinning the nature and quality of the education we deliver to our students. We recognise that this impact can take many different forms, over different time scales.  The following case studies capture and convey samples of the national and global impacts of the research, scholarship and innovation undertaken in the College.

Getting up close with chemistry - new perspectives on life's interactions PDF|490kb Smart Science to power the Internet of Things PDF|771kb Maintaining the balance of power - through engineering PDF|525kb A fresh look at freezing foods: new technology to preserve nutrients PDF|1117kb 3D printing to revolutionise medical devices PDF|893kb Energy-saving UCD technology breathes life into wastewater treatment PDF|698kb How much traffic can this bridge safely take? A breakthrough in quantifying traffic loading on big bridges PDF|710kb Technology for all: Towards truly inclusive design PDF|616kb Engineering a smarter treatment for Parkinson's disease PDF|776kb Eco-Plan: Upping the game for green spaces in urban planning PDF|974kb The Inchicore Model School: a 21st century design on education PDF|1157kb Constructed wetlands: from waste to oasis PDF|1886