Next Steps: UCD Physics Careers Talks 2015 (02/03/2015)
UCD School of Physics in association with the IOP is delighted to continue the “Next Step” Series with another past graduate. This time it is Theoretical Physics Graduate Daniel O’Neill who is now a Research & Development Electrical Engineer with OpenHydro. OpenHydro is a technology business that designs and manufactures marine turbines to generate renewable energy from tidal streams. The company's vision is to deploy farms of tidal turbines under the world's oceans - silently and invisibly generating electricity at no cost to the environment. OpenHydro's technology enables the ocean's immense energy to be harnessed for the benefit of all. The electricity produced is completely renewable since it relies on tides that are created by the gravitational effect of the sun and moon. Through this innovative technology, OpenHydro aims to extract energy from the oceans in an economically viable and environmentally sensitive manner the open-centre turbine. Daniel O’Neill will discuss his role in OpenHydro, his physics background and career development.Date: Thursday, 12th March, 2015. Time: 3pm. Location: R1.28 Physics, Science North.
UCD School of Physics graduate staff member Densie Valente has just won inaugural RBI Science Week Prize. RBI encourages science, technology and research partnerships between Brazil and Ireland. At the first event of its kind held by the research bridging consortium – hosted in Dublin Castle on Tuesday 24 February 2015. Denise was presented with the award for her work on crystal fibres as a retinal simulator.
UCD School of Physics Spin-out Parameter Space Ltd secured €800,000 from European Space Agency to Address Big Data Challenges in Space. Parameter Space Ltd, is a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, which has secured a €800,000 contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to fund a 3-year project.The objective of the project is to develop new software capable of exploiting the unprecedented volume of data returning to Earth from ESA's Gaia satellite which was launched in late 2013.