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BOC Gases Graduate Research Annual Awards

For almost 40 years (opens in a new window)BOC Gases Ireland Ltd has generously sponsored the annual award for best research project amongst 3rd and 4th year PhD students in UCD School of Chemistry.

The competition is announced each year and applications are submitted by interested and eligible PhD students before a deadline. Applications are comprised of a research project summary including research objectives, results achieved and list of publications. Copies of publications are also a key part of applications. 

Each year a judging panel comprised of UCD School of Chemistry academics is convened. They work together to identify the best project or projects reading the submissions and meeting to discuss their decision on the winner(s).  The prize can be awarded to one student or jointly between a number of students. 

All the previous winners (from 1987) are listed here

In 2023/2024 the BOC Gases Award was made jointly to Arlene Bonner, Emer Farrell, Adam O'Connell and M. Rosa Fernandez Pison (pictured below). 

L to R: M. Rosa Fernandez Pison, Emer Farrell, Arlene Bonner, Adam O'Connell, Mr Dermot Browne from BOC Gases Ireland Ltd.,                                      and Associate Professor Tony Keene.

On the 25th of April 2024 the winners gave a seminar to the School about their research to celebrate their achievements. We were delighted that Mr Dermot Browne, Sales Director of BOC Gases Ireland, could join Associate Professor Tony Keene, the School Head of Graduate Studies, for the presentation of the awards.

You can read more about Arlene ((opens in a new window)Baumann Research Group), Emer (opens in a new window)(Johnson Research Group), Adam ((opens in a new window)O'Reilly Research Group) and Rosa ((opens in a new window)Phillips Research Group) and their winning research projects at BOC Awards Joint Winners 2023/2024 .

BOC Awards Joint Winners 2023/2024
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Kindly sponsored by BOC Gases Ireland Ltd.

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