The Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium is an annual conference, first established in 1997, under the auspices of Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities, with delegates comprising academics, industrialists and PhD students. The Symposium programme includes oral paper presentations from PhD students with prizes funded by a bequest from Sir Bernard and administered by Engineers Ireland, which are awarded for the best presentations, based on technical merit and presentation skills.
The Symposium pays tribute to Sir Bernard’s great interest in education and research in Mechanical Engineering and, in particular, recognition of the critical importance of design and manufacture in engineering practice. The Symposium also seeks to encourage collaboration with industry through high-quality research activity which will be demonstrated in the papers and posters.
An annual postgraduate research workshop will be held concurrently with the Symposium. Prizes will also be awarded for the best student posters at the research workshop; sponsorship for the poster prize awards is gratefully acknowledged from ESB.
We are pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Symposium is being held in UCD, Dublin, and is being hosted by the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD, in association with Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities. The event will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April 2018; the venue will be the Red Room at the UCD Student Centre on the Belfield campus (please see the "Contact and Location" page for directions).