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Professor John (Seán) Sheridan, 1964 - 2022
The College of Engineering and Architecture and the Engineering Graduates Association wish to extend our deep condolences to the family of Professor John (Seán) Sheridan, former Head of School for Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
€16m energy system research partnership to decarbonise energy sector
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, has announced a €16 million strategic research partnership to deliver energy system integration to decarbonise the energy sector.
NexSys (Next Generation Energy System) will help Ireland prepare to meet its carbon emission reduction target. Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has awarded €8 million funding to NexSys, matched by philanthropic donation by David O’Reilly, Chair of UCD’s Energy Advisory Board and NexSys industry partners.
New Approaches may Uncover How the Brain Forms Decisions
“Who’s that coming towards me? It looks like Maeve, doesn’t it? I’ll give her a wave. But hold on a second – I could have sworn that was Maeve.” That’s a common situation that most of us experience from time to time, and an example of a core brain function known as perceptual decision making. But what is actually going on in the brain and how can we get a better understanding of that? For two decades Associate Professor Simon Kelly has been preoccupied with these and related questions.
UCD Engineers Among NovaUCD’s 2022 Innovation Awardees
Dublin, Ireland, 30 March 2022, NovaUCD has today announced the recipients of its annual innovation awards which highlight successes made in areas of knowledge transfer, consultancy, entrepreneurship and the promotion of an innovation culture, by members of the UCD research, innovation and start-up community.
A total of 8 Awards were presented by Professor Barbara Dooley, Acting UCD Registrar and Deputy President during an event held in the UCD University Club.
Research that Directly Addresses the Climate Crisis
Climate change is arguably the greatest single existential challenge ever to confront mankind. Largely through the use of technology, man has created the problem in less than two centuries. Now technological advances in the capture, management and distribution of renewable energy are key to the solution. With a long track record in electronic and electrical engineering, UCD is playing a leading role in developing these new approaches.
Pan-European 'supergrid' could cut 32% from energy costs, says new UCD study
A European wide 'supergrid' could cut almost a third from energy costs according to a new study from the UCD Energy Institute.
Evaluating the capabilities of Europe’s energy network, the study, commissioned by SuperNode, found that a pan-European transmission system would reduce energy costs by 32% compared to the current approach.