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€1.4 million in SFI funding awarded to UCD academics

Three academics from University College Dublin have been awarded more than €1.4 million in research funding through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Career Development Award Programme.

Dr. Paul Cuffe of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering receiving first prize in the UCD Engineering Mobility Design competition for his submission.

Dr. Paul Cuffe’s design, ‘Alley Cat’, seeks to develop a transformative technology for people with impaired gait velocity while being safe and cost competitive.

Collaboration between Prof Federico Milano and artist Julie Merriman

UCD will host the 20th Power system Computation Conference (PSCC) from 11th to 15th of June, 2018, in the Science Building. PSCC is one of the oldest and most prestigious conferences in electrical engineering and has a tradition of accepting only very high-quality papers.

Professor Mark O'Malley elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Mark J O'Malley of the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering who was elected as a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the integration of wind generation resources into the electric grid.

Dr Ra'ed Malallah receives a medal and certificate from the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research

The award was given in recognition of the impact of his published work in the areas of photopolymers, holography and self-written waveguides. Dr Malallah is a member of academic staff at Basra University.

PolliNation Takes Top Spot at Sustainability LaunchPad Awards 2017

PolliNation, an early-stage start-up, has secured first place, winning the Sustainability LaunchPad Award 2017. David Gormley pitched the early-stage venture which looks to rent beehives to farmers, to increase farm yields and encourage the growth of the bee population. With the honey produced, they propose to produce an artisanal mead.