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UCD Images of Research Competition Winner 2014 announced

Monday, 22 September, 2014 


'Daphnia Family'. Image by Mr Karl Gaff (Research Technician), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

'Daphnia Family'. Image by Mr Karl Gaff (Research Technician), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

Mr Karl Gaff (Research Technician), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science (Science) has been announced as the overall winner of the UCD Images of Research Competition 2014 for his image Daphnia Family.

The UCD Images of Research competition invites researchers to submit compelling digital images created in the course of their research. It aims to find the most innovative and imaginative images that convey the depth and range of research taking place at UCD. Since the competition started in 2006, almost 2000 entries have been submitted into the competition. These images now form the University College Dublin Images of Research Collection.

Each year 12 images are shortlisted by a panel of UCD staff and external judges from the arts and science. This year one overall winner and 11 runners-up were selected from a total of 90 entries.

Pictured (l-r) Professor Jeremy Simpson, Head of School, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science; Professor Orla Feely, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact; 2014 competition winner Karl Gaff, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science; Professor Joe Carthy, College Principal, College of Science

RUNNERS UP

Inishmor Store Gate, Dr Elizabeth Shotton (Lecturer), UCD School of Architecture (Engineering and Architecture)

Quantum Leaf, Mr Aaron Byrne (PhD Student), UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (Engineering and Architecture)

Fractals, Mrs Tatiana Stefanov (PhD Student), UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (Engineering and Architecture)

Sticky Cilia Island, Ms Kate Dulohery (PhD Student), UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science (Health Sciences)

Smelling in the Dark, Dr. Sebastien Puechmaille (Assistant Professor) and Prof. Emma Teeling (Associate Professor), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science (Science)

Come on, come on let’s stick together, Ms Kate Flood (Research Masters Student), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science (Science)

Mars Cinema, Kilrush, Dr Harvey O’Brien (Lecturer), UCD School of English, Drama and Film (Arts and Celtic Studies)

Dublin by Laser Light, Dr Jonathan Byrne (Postdoctoral Fellow), UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (Engineering and Architecture)

An Electrical Lung? Another Look at Ireland's National Grid, Dr Paul Cuffe (Senior Researcher), UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (Engineering and Architecture)

Vein architecture and stomata of Vicia faba, Mrs Christina Evans-Fitz.Gerald (PhD Student), UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science (Science)

Professor Orla Feely, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact with the 12 finalists from the Images of Research Competition 2014

2014 JUDGES

  • Deborah Dignam, Research Communications Manager, UCD Research and Innovation
  • Dr Eimear O’ Connor, Arts Council Member and Visual Artist, Arts Council
  • Ruairi O Cuiv, Public Arts Manager, Dublin City Council
  • Patrick Bolger, Photographer
  • Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent, RTE.

The Images of Research Competition Exhibition 2014 will be on display until Friday 26th September in the atrium at the UCD O’ Brien Centre for Science. Admission is free and the exhibition is open daily.



View the online gallery of the winning images on www.ucd.ie/research/images.