Explore UCD

UCD Home >

Irish Researchers Win Prestigious ICE Publishing Award

Monday, 23 October, 2023

A group of Irish researchers from TCD, UCC and UCD has won the prestigious Reed and Mallik Medal in the field of Urban Design and Planning in the (opens in a new window)ICE Publishing Awards 2021. Each year, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) recognise the works published in ICE Publishing journals over the previous year, which have been nominated by each editorial advisory panel or board. Winning papers, from industry and academia, of exceptional quality and benefit to the civil engineering, construction and materials science community, are acknowledged through the ICE Publishing Awards.

Figure 1. Instrumented bike as a probe for assessing environmental exposure of cyclists in an urban environment.

Figure 1. Instrumented bike as a probe for assessing environmental exposure of cyclists in an urban environment.

This year, the research paper entitled, “(opens in a new window)Estimating environmental exposure of cyclists in Cork using limited sensing capabilities” published in the ICE journal of Urban Design and Planning, authored by (opens in a new window)Myles Galvin, (opens in a new window)Benjamin Lenihan & Dr. (opens in a new window)Emanuel Popovici from UCC,  Prof. (opens in a new window)Vikram Pakrashi from  UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (Director of UCD Centre for Mechanics and Dynamical Systems and Risk Laboratory) and Dr. (opens in a new window)Ronan Doorley & Prof. Bidisha Ghosh from TCD (Director of QUANT Group) School of Engineering, was honoured by the ICE Publishing Awards.

Prof. Ghosh said, “the study provides a quantitative basis for linking variations in cycling infrastructure to the variations in cyclist exposure to air and noise pollution as well as whole-body vibrations.” Dr. Doorley explained that “low-cost, off-the-shelf, sensors such as the ones used in this study can be effectively used to monitor the infrastructure conditions when properly calibrated and validated.” Prof Pakrashi adds a word of caution, “Low-fidelity sensing can provide rapid insights to sustainable cities. However, we do need to know where the buck stops and not over-interpret”.

For further details in application of mobile sensing for cycling please refer to the original article. The study can now be accessed using the link:


Contact: TCD: Prof. Bidisha Ghosh, (opens in a new window)bghosh@tcd.ie



(opens in a new window)https://www.tcd.ie/research/profiles/?profile=bghosh

(opens in a new window)https://www.linkedin.com/in/bidisha-ghosh-843a795/

UCD: Prof. Vikram Pakrashi (opens in a new window)Vikram.Pakrashi@ucd.ie

(opens in a new window)https://people.ucd.ie/vikram.pakrashi

(opens in a new window)https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikram-pakrashi-2039632/,


UCD College of Engineering and Architecture

Room 122 & Room 126, UCD Engineering and Materials Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
T: +353 1 716 1868 | E: eng.arch@ucd.ie