The Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium is an annual conference, first established in 1997, under the auspices of Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities, with delegates comprising academics, industrialists and PhD students.  The Symposium programme includes oral paper presentations from PhD students with prizes funded by a bequest from Sir Bernard and administered by Engineers Ireland, which are awarded for the best presentations, based on technical merit and presentation skills. 

The Symposium pays tribute to Sir Bernard’s great interest in education and research in Mechanical Engineering and, in particular, recognition of the critical importance of design and manufacture in engineering practice.  The Symposium also seeks to encourage collaboration with industry through high quality research activity which will be demonstrated in the papers and posters.

An annual postgraduate research workshop will be held concurrently with the Symposium. Prizes will also be awarded for the best student posters at the research workshop.​

We are pleased to announce that the 21st Annual Symposium is being held in UCD, Dublin, and is being hosted by the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD in association with Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities.  The exact venue for the event, which will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April, 2018, will be announced shortly.