UCD researchers awarded for commercialisation of research

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“Dr David Browne, Jim Lawler, Enterprise Ireland’s Director of Industrial Technologies Research Commercialisation and Dr Jimmy Devins TD, Minister for Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation”

Two UCD researchers from the UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Dr David Browne and Dr Denis Dowling, have been presented with Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Awards in recognition of the successful licensing of technology developed by them to industry.

 

 

Dr Browne is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM) and Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at UCD. His research group investigates phase transformations and transport phenomena in metals and alloys. Dr Browne and his group at UCD developed and patented a new casting process for manufacture of functionally gradient alloys and components, and the license signed was with a major US supplier of cast parts to the auto industry.

 

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“Dr Denis Dowling, Jim Lawler, Enterprise Ireland’s Director of Industrial Technologies Research Commercialisation and Dr Jimmy Devins TD, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation”

Dr Dowling, also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering at UCD. He directs the Surface Engineering Research Group, which involves a team of 17 people involved in the deposition of functional coatings. The Commercialisation Award is in conjunction with Wendt who licensed a processing technology for use in surface finishing.

The awards were presented to both researchers by the Minister for Science and Technology, Jimmy Devins, at a ceremony hosted by Enterprise Ireland on 27th November 2008.