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Donal Gildea



Name: Donal Gildea

Position:  Masters Research (M.Eng.Sc)

Tel: +49 (0) 731 505 2989  

Fax: +49 (0) 731 505 4212


Qualifications: B.E. (Hons)

Professional Affiliations: AMIMechE


Short Biography:
Donal Gildea graduated from the U.C.D. School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering in June 2006 with a B.E. (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering. In October 2006 he commenced a Masters research program under the guidance of Prof. Byrne, the focus of which concerns the development of a methodology for the identification of optimal joining technologies for use in automotive body-in-white structures. This research project is funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and is being conducted in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler AG Research Technology, Ulm Germany.


Research Interests:

  •   Laser Processing Applications
  •   Systematic & Manufacturing Driven Design (MDD) design methodologies
  •   Development of Novel Joining Technologies for automotive applications