Prof John Kelly awarded ESB Outstanding Contribution to Engineering award at the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

Engineers Ireland President, Dr Kieran Feighan, ESB Outstanding Contribution to Engineering award recipient, Prof. John Kelly of UCD, ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty and Engineers Ireland Director-General Caroline Spillane.

Prof. John Kelly, former UCD Registrar, former Dean of the UCD Faculty of Engineering, and emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering was presented with the ESB Outstanding Contribution to Engineering Award at the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.

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Acts of Allegiance

Acts of Allegiance

Acts of Allegiance is a wonderful brew of a book about politics, family, violence, love, betrayal – life, in other words. Peter Cunningham has written a winner.”
– John Banville

Paris: May, 1969. Scents of spring blossom, coffee and high-octane petrol. Irish diplomat Marty Ransom has been summoned to meet Charles J. Haughey, the Irish Minister for Finance – what’s decided between them will change the course of Irish history. The Minister wants a go-between with the new IRA faction in the North: he knows a key player is Marty’s cousin Ignatius. He has no idea Marty is reporting to MI5 in Dublin. As the deadly endgame draws near, Marty must choose between the past and all he holds dear.

Peter Cunningham graduated from UCD with a B.A. in 1967.

UCD APEP End of Year Show

‘Show up’ the UCD APEP Summer Show, took place on the 1st of June, with the third cycle of ‘Rising Home’ launched by Fr. Peter McVerry. A fond farewell was also given to  Gerry Cahill, who has been teaching in the school for many years and really has made an outstanding contribution to the life and learning in Richview.



Alumni Spotlight

Ciaran Cuffe

BArch 1989

MRUP 1996











Alumni Spotlight

Ciaran Cuffe


It seemed like a natural progression

You could say that I come from a family of Architects. I am one of eight-children and three of us went on to study Architecture in UCD.

It doesn’t stop there! My own father Luan was also a UCD Architectural graduate. He graduated from UCD in 1942 and went on to study in Harvard, undertaking a Masters with Walter Gropius.

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‘Talking Engineers’ win for 2017 Graduate

KHADIJA MU’AZZAM, a final year UCD Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering student, was, last night (March 23 2017), announced as the winner of the inaugural Engineers Ireland Talking Engineers Competition, at Engineers Ireland headquarters in Clyde Road.

The competition was open to final year Engineering students, from all third-level institutions in Ireland, with each institution invited to nominate a single representative. Candidates were required to make a 12-minute presentation on The Role of the Engineer in Ireland Today.

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UCD graduate company awarded €650,000 contract with European Space Agency 

ENBIO has announced a European Space Agency (ESA) contract worth €650,000 to develop advanced surface coatings for Neosat, Europe’s next generation of telecommunications satellites. ENBIO, a graduate of NovaUCD, is working with ESA as part of its Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems programme (ARTES).

The aim of the Neosat platform is to create the next generation satellite platforms and allow European manufacturers to capture over half the world’s satcom market between now and 2030, potentially worth €25 billion.

The announcement was made during an Enterprise Ireland trade mission visit to the European Space Agency Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, led by John Halligan TD, Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation.