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European researchers collaborate to prevent risks to transport infrastructure

UCD researchers are helping to develop a new platform to anticipate, manage and mitigate natural risks to Europe's road and rail infrastructure networks along the Atlantic coast.

Assoc. Prof. Vikram Pakrashi and Dr. Basuraj Bhowmik recently won the SFI MaREI Award 2020 on Research Excellence.

Assoc. Prof. Vikram Pakrashi and Dr. Basuraj Bhowmik recently won the Science Foundation Ireland MaREI (Energy, Climate, and Marine Research & Innovation) Award 2020 on Research Excellence. This award highlighted the contribution of the group in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) for built infrastructure systems. "Real-time implementation of SHM has been an important aspect for a long time and now we have been able to develop a robust framework around it", said Dr. Bhowmik

Major development for Irish space sector as UCD launches Space Centre
Ireland’s first satellite EIRSAT-1 ready for launch next year

University College Dublin: Today UCD launched C-Space, the UCD Centre for Space Research, a first-of-its-kind dedicated hub of excellence for interdisciplinary collaborative space-related research, innovation and education in Ireland. By building on nationally leading projects such as EIRSAT-1, Ireland’s first satellite, C-Space will be a key national resource for space expertise and training. The centre will focus on current key space research themes, in which UCD has established leadership, including: Astrophysics; Earth Observation; Gamma-ray Detectors; Nanosatellites and Payloads; Space Materials and Space Structure Dynamics and Control.

Introducing the winner of the Irish Research Council Impact Award

The Irish Research Council Impact Award is presented to a current or former Irish Research Council awardee who is making a highly significant impact outside of academia.
Dr Colin Keogh, Associate Researcher with UCD SmartLab and PhD researcher of UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was awarded this year’s Impact Award. Dr. Keogh is an engineer, working in the innovation space. His research and work focuses on applying technology and innovation to solve global problems. He has used his training and research to directly deploy new innovative ideas and processes with companies, communities and volunteers to help tackle problems in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, climate and business.

University College Dublin Spin-Out Shortlisted for Irish Times Innovation Awards 2020

NovoGrid, a software company that optimises energy delivery, is among the 15 technology companies announced today as shortlisted finalists for the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2020.
The University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company is one of three companies shortlisted in the IT and Fintech Award category. There are a total of 5 (five) Irish Times Innovation Award categories with three companies shortlisted for each Award.

UCD team wins prestigious ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge 2020

University College Dublin students Aoife Cunningham (from Kildare), Scott Mulligan (Dublin), Allannah Duffy (Mayo) and Benjamin Fitzpatrick (Dublin) will represent Ireland at the international engineering and commerce competition, ENGCOMM 2021 after their team won this year’s ESB Inter-Colleges Challenge.