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Eimear Madden wins 2nd place in Undergraduate Environmental Researcher of the Year competition
Eimear Madden wins 2nd place in Undergraduate Environmental Researcher of the Year competition

Congratulations to Stage 4 student Eimear Madden who was awarded 2nd place in the Earth Institute Undergraduate Environmental Researcher of the Year competition which took place in April 2019.

Mark Reihill wins 2019 JG Buchanan Prize
Mark Reihill wins 2019 JG Buchanan Prize

Congratulations to PhD Student Mark Reihill (Oscarson Group) on winning the 2019 JG Buchanan Prize for Best Early Stage Researcher Talk on evaluating Helicobacter Pylori Adhesion Binding at the Royal Society of Chemistry Carbohydrate Group Conference held at the University of Reading in April.

UCD Women in Science 2019
UCD Women in Science 2019

The College of Science EDI Committee marked International Day of Women & Girls in Science on 11 February 2019 with an exhibition entitled "UCD Women in Science". The exhibition celebrated the diverse range of talents, knowledge and hard work as well as the contribution to teaching & mentoring of Asst. Prof. Marina Rubini, Technical Officer Sara Collins, Administrator Deirdre Murphy, PhD student Lorna Conway and Stage 4 student Dáiríne Morgan. Congrats to all who took part.

Ass. Prof. Susan Kelleher on Newstalk\'s Futureproof
Ass. Prof. Susan Kelleher on Newstalk's Futureproof

Ass. Prof. Susan Kelleher was a guest on Newstalk's weekly show, Futureproof, 9 Feb 2019, discussing the discovery of a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, even during awake brain surgery!

Chemistry Undergrad Cillian O\'Brien wins MIRAI scholarship
Chemistry Undergrad Cillian O'Brien wins MIRAI scholarship

Congratulations to third year chemistry student Cillian O'Brien, who has won the competition to represent Ireland on this year's MIRAI Scholarship Program (Science & Technology) organised by the Japanese Government. Cillian will travel to Japan to experience various aspects of Japanese science, technology and society including traditional Japanese culture.

Brightspace VLE replaces Blackboard & Moodle
Brightspace VLE replaces Blackboard & Moodle

Brightspace VLE replaces Blackboard & Moodle from January 2019. Students will be able to access their Cohort 1 modules from 7th January and training for both staff and students is available. Go to https://www.ucd.ie/futurevle/#brightspace_student_orientation.

Prof. Pat Guiry receives IRC awards
Prof. Pat Guiry receives IRC awards

Congratulations to Prof. Patrick Guiry who received two Irish Research Council awards a for project entitled "Study on Biological Effects of Imidazole Substitution Pattern and BCP-containing LXA4 Analogues" with PhD student Benjamin Owen and for "Novel Axially Chiral P,N Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis" with PhD student Cian Reid (BSc Chemistry UCD).

Prof. Declan Gilheany receives Horizon2020 award
Prof. Declan Gilheany receives Horizon2020 award

Congratulations to Prof. Declan Gilheany who recently received a major Horizon2020 award for his project entitled "Animal and Human Nutrition Benefits of Nature Identical Vitamin E AnNuVitE".

Eduardo de Morais wins prize at Boston conference
Eduardo de Morais wins prize at Boston conference

Congratulations to PhD student Eduardo de Morais from the Sullivan Group who was awarded a prize for his rapid fire presentation at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. The presentation was part of a symposium on Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing for Sustainability.

Dermot Keenan Retires after 45 years
Dermot Keenan Retires after 45 years

Dermot joined the Electronics section of the Department of Chemistry in 1973, set up by Victor Moran some years previously. Dermot was involved in designing, building and modifying new and existing in-house systems for both teaching and research purposes and was promoted to Senior Technical Officer in 1980. Throughout his career he contributed invaluably and tirelessly to both teaching and research in the School of Chemistry and Physics. Enjoy your retirement Dermot!

Postgraduate Conferrals December 2018
Postgraduate Conferrals December 2018

Congratulations and best wishes to all our MSc and PhD graduates who were conferred this week:

Owen Hickey, Clara Zehe, Huan Zhang and Zhengpengzi Chen were awarded MSc degrees and Cai Qi, Kevin Gahan, Brian Gaynor, Jinju James, Darren Lawlor and Alberto Romano Corrochano were awarded PhD degrees.

APC Tour by Chemsoc
APC Tour by Chemsoc

On the 26th of March, David Mulrooney (President of ChemSoc 2017/18) and forty undergraduate and postgraduate students visited the new APC facility in Cherrywood for talks and insights into the work undertaken at APC.

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