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2020 MacElroy Energy Research Bursary

The MacElroy Energy-Research bursary for 2020 has been awarded to Matteo Giberti (electricity demand-supply matching for wastewater treatment) and Devasanthini Devaraj (natural-gas-production economics). Both projects, and associated essays, have displayed the requisite high level of technical maturity and advanced, creative thinking in the general energy research space at the core of SCBE's energy-research activity.
SCBE thanks once again the far-sighted generosity of Prof. MacElroy in setting up the postgraduate energy-research bursary. The third call for the annual bursary has been made in November 2020, with closing in February 2021, and the announcement of the winners in Spring 2021.

Two University College Dublin Spin-out Companies Shortlisted for the 2020 IChemE Global Awards

Dublin, Ireland, 2 October 2020, Two University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out companies, AquaB (AquaB Nanobubble Innovations Ltd) and BioSimulytics are among the more than 120 entries, from around the world, which have been shortlisted for the 2020 IChemE Global Awards.

University College Dublin Spin-out Develops New Method to Generate Ozone Nanobubbles

AquaB (AquaB Nanobubble Innovations Ltd), a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, today announced that it has developed a novel method of generating ozone nanobubbles in water with commercial disinfectant applications.

UCD Engineers Receive 2019 NovaUCD Innovation Awards

NovaUCD today announced the winners of its annual innovation awards. A total of 7 Awards, including the 2019 NovaUCD Innovation Award, were revealed during a virtual event, to highlight successes made in areas of commercialisation, consultancy, entrepreneurship and the promotion of an innovation culture, by members of the UCD community

UCD Researchers Discover New Method to Generate Substantial Volumes of Nanobubbles in Water

Researchers at University College Dublin (UCD) have discovered a new energy-efficient method to generate and release substantial volumes of metastable, nano-scale gas bubbles in water, in excess of natural solubility levels.

The discovery has the potential to disrupt a number of industries including; wastewater treatment, gas storage, food, bio-pharma and brewing.

Intel and UCD Renew Collaboration on Talent, Research and Education

Intel and University College Dublin (UCD) have announced the next phase of a strategic partnership between the two organisations. Their renewed commitment will see Intel and UCD work closely together over the next 5 years across three key areas: talent, research, and national policy associated with research and education.

Chemical giant DuPont acquires UCD spin-out OxyMem

US chemical giant DuPont has acquired full ownership over OxyMem, a University College Dublin spin-out company.

Takeda Dunboyne Biologics Scholarship paves career path for UCD Biopharma Engineering Students

Takeda Dunboyne Biologics (“Takeda”), part of the global biopharmaceutical leader in rare diseases, today launches the second year of its partnership with
the Masters (MEngSC) in Biopharmaceutical Engineering in University College Dublin, strengthening links between third level universities and the biopharmaceutical industry for those seeking a career in Life Sciences & STEM.

BioSimulytics Wins University College Dublin’s 2019 Start-Up of the Year Award

Dublin, Ireland, 28 November 2019, BioSimulytics, ( which is developing a software platform to bring greater speed, certainty and product data quality to a critical part of the drug development process, has won the 2019 UCD Start-Up of the Year Award. BioSimulytics won the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared overall winner of the 2019 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.

UCD honours Noelle Walsh (BE, Chemical Engineering, 1985) at 2019 UCD Alumni Awards

University College Dublin’s high achievers across a range of disciplines have been recognised at the 2019 UCD Alumni Awards. This year’s winner for Engineer was Noelle Walsh (BE, Chemical Engineering, 1985). The awards were presented by UCD President Professor Andrew J Deeks at a special ceremony in UCD O’Reilly Hall.