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Ground-breaking SEMPRE Project kicks off

The consortium heading up the Subsea Micropiles Project (SEMPRE) is pleased to announce formal commencement of the collaboration. SEMPRE has a €5-million budget and will receive grant funding of €2.82 million over three years, from the Irish Government’s Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF).

Irish Researchers Win Prestigious ICE Publishing Award

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 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.

Eco-friendly biological energy harvesting solutions from University College Dublin addresses real-time damage in water pipelines

Dr. Favour Okosun, Prof. Mert Celikin and Prof. Vikram Pakrashi, University College Dublin have developed a novel Structural Health Monitoring technology for detecting damage and leaks in water pipes using the vibrations generated by the flow of water moving through the pipes.
The technology uses a novel, low-cost eco-friendly biological sensor developed by Dr. Sarah Guerin from University of Limerick.

Technical Communication lecturer Barry Brophy was featured in the Sunday Independent last weekend with an article on sports communication based on interviews with three of Ireland’s well-known sports pundits: Eamon Dunphy, Brian Kerr and Dermot Gilleece.

I hate to hear someone described as ‘boring’. It’s such a damning and unsympathetic judgement, and surely it’s relative? Do different people not find different people boring? Or ‘interesting’? What makes somebody interesting? Relative again? In regard to the sports analysts you find interesting; what makes them interesting? It’s not an easy question to answer...

Three Case Studies from Engineering and Architecture runners-up in 2020 UCD Impact Competition

Assistant Professor Jennifer Keenahan from UCD School of Civil Engineering, Dr Kevin Nolan from UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Associate Professor Francesco Pilla from UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy have been named runners-up in the 2020 UCD Research Impact Case Study Competition.

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.
SIRMA (Strengthening Infrastructure Risk Management in the Atlantic Area) aims to significantly improve the resilience of such infrastructures, particularly in the face of climate change impacts.

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