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Digital Animation for Educators

As part of the Learning Enhancement Projects Funding Scheme, the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering is offering an intensive 3 day course on 3D animation for educators.

George Vathakkattil Joseph, a Ph.D. student in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering has come runner-up in the ThesisIn3 competition at UCD for his talk titled: "In-Sync: Learning to compute from fireflies".

ThesisIn3 is an annual competition for research students to showcase their work to a non-specialist audience using an entertaining yet informative 3-minute talk. George spoke about his work on synchronization and neuromorphic computing painting a lucid picture of fireflies flashing in synchrony.

Intel’s Colm Farrell named as Adjunct Professor at UCD

Colm Farrell, Engineering Manager at Intel, has recently been appointed as Adjunct Professor to UCD’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
As Adjunct Professor, Mr. Farrell brings to the role a 29-year career at Intel and is an expert in semiconductor manufacturing. He currently manages a team of 450 people and is a senior leader in Intel.

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

PlasmaBound Seals €1.1 million Investment Round

PlasmaBound, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out, which has developed a novel surface treatment technology to enable global manufacturing industries to reduce product weight and meet fuel efficiency and carbon emissions requirements, has today announced the closing of a €1.1 million investment round.
The investment round was led by the Atlantic Bridge University Fund, with Enterprise Ireland, and a number of private investors. Legal counsel was provided by Flynn O’Driscoll.
PlasmaBound’s patented technology, called controlled polymer ablation (CPA), uses a repeatable and high-speed one-step process, involving the structural adhesive joining of lightweight materials, namely carbon and glass fibre reinforced composites.

UCD Formula Student Wins the 2020 NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition

Dublin, Ireland, 23 June 2020, NovaUCD today announced that UCD Formula Student (UCDFS) has been declared overall winner of the 2020 NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition and has won a €5,000 cash prize.
UCDFS is a team of over 50 University College Dublin (UCD) engineering and business students who are working together to build an electric Formula-1 style car to compete in the Formula Student competition, held annually at the iconic Silverstone Circuit in the UK.
Formula Student, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018, is organised and run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and is Europe’s most established educational engineering competition. Each year over 100 university teams from around the world travel to Silverstone to take part..