School of Chemistry Research Day 2018
Our Research event began with an advisory session on Research Project Module CHEM4003 for 2018/19 with Assoc. Prof. Dermot Brogham. Following a refreshments break, Ass. Prof. Marina Rubini held an advisory session on Postgrad & Scholarship Opportunities. This was followed by the BOC Gases Bursary Awards for Best Postgrad Research Projects 2018, where the three awardees Ms. Clara Deeney, Ms. Jinju Rose James and Mr. Darren Lawlor showcased their winning projects before being presented with their well earned awards by Dr. Kieran Hennessey from BOC Gases Irl. Ltd.
Following a break for lunch, Ass. Prof. Susan Kelleher conducted an informative advisory session on Career Opportunities in Chemistry along with guests John Clancy (Henkel), Charlie Doran (APC), John O'Sullivan (Intel) & Ciara Heverin (Pfizer Biotech).
The afternoon Research Poster Session saw an impressive display of posters by School of Chemistry Stage 4, MSc, PhD Students and Postdoc Fellows. Everyone had an opportunity to review the many posters and talk to the participants, whilst the judges from APC Ltd. carefully assessed the entries before the APC Awards for Best Research Posters 2018 were presented by Dr. Mark Barrett, CEO, APC Ltd.
Head of School Professor Gareth Redmond introduced the prestigious 2016-2017 Achievers Awards with a brief but fascinating history of the eminent UCD Chemists who inspired each undergraduate category. The well deserved awards were then presented to each of the Undergraduate Medallists, Ms. Annette Benson, Mr. Krystian Kolodziejczak, Ms. Rachel Egan, Ms. Róisín Colreavy Donnelly, Mr. Cian Reid and Mr. Charles Marchant.
The 2017-2018 UCD Chemical Society Year in Review rounded off the day with a humorous look the events of the past year, followed by their 73rd Inaugural Lecture presented by Professor Christopher M. Dobson from The University of Cambridge, entitled Alzheimer's Disease: Addressing a 21stCentury Plague. The evening finished with a well-earned reception.
Research Poster Session in full swing
Professor Christopher Dobson with UCD Chemical Society Vice President Abdullah Hassan & President David Mulrooney
Head of School, Professor Gareth Redmond presenting the UCD School of Chemistry 2016-2017 Achievers awards