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Prof Eoin Casey wins SFI Entrepreneurship Award

The winners of the prestigious 2018 Science Foundation Ireland Awards were revealed at the annual SFI Science Summit on November 12th. Joined by over 350 leading members of the Irish research community, Science Foundation Ireland is celebrating their researchers’ contributions to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. (more…)
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Electrical Engineering graduate helping to shape the future of oil giant BP

BERNARD Looney grew up on a farm in Ashgrove, near Kenmare in Co Kerry. Today, the 48-year-old UCD engineering graduate is based in London and spends about half his time travelling the globe for the world's sixth-largest energy company, BP. As CEO of its Upstream division, which finds and produces oil and gas, he's in charge of 18,000 people - just under a fifth of the entire workforce. Operating in 29 countries, his division spends €7bn to €8bn a year to run it, investing €11bn to €12bn on top of that. (more…)
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€413,661 for Assistant Professor Tran, UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering under SFI Funding

Three academics from University College Dublin were awarded more than €1.4 million in research funding through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Career Development Award Programme. Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, who announced the overall funding of €13.7 million, described the awardees as “the future leaders of research and innovation in Ireland.” (more…)
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Professor Da-Wen Sun Elected Academician of International Academy of Refrigeration

Professor Da-Wen Sun, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, has been elected Full Member - Academician of International Academy of Refrigeration at its recent General Assembly held on 26 April 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is the sixth academician title that Professor Sun has been awarded since his first election to Royal Irish Academy in 2010, and subsequently to Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), Polish Academy of Sciences, International Academy of Food Science and Technology, and International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. (more…)
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A UK charity has created a way to play Minecraft using just your eyes

Dr Mick Donegan of SMARTlab and the Inclusive Design Research Centre (Dublin and Toronto) and Director of charity SpecialEffect (Oxford) which creates multimodal interfaces and creative educational design solutions for kids with complex needs, has just released a new eye-controlled interface to Minecraft which has the gaming and education communities buzzing worldwide! (more…)
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Adjunct Associate Professor Shane O’Toole named as RIBA International Fellow 2018

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on 28 September announced a 2018 RIBA International Fellowship for Shane O’Toole. The RIBA has throughout its history honoured men and women who have made a major contribution to the world of design and in particular architecture. The lifetime honour, conferred annually, allows recipients to use the suffix Int FRIBA. (more…)