You are very welcome to the TCD School of Engineering, an institution rich in tradition and progressive in outlook.
The School was founded in 1841 and is one of the oldest Engineering Schools in the English speaking world. The Baccalaureus in Arte Ingeniaria (BAI) degree was established in 1872 and early graduates played a major role in the development of local government services and infrastructure in 19th century Ireland, whilst others contributed as far afield as India, Australia, Africa and Japan. In addition to many famous engineers, the list of graduates includes landscape artist, Nathaniel Hone, and songwriter, Percy French. Well-known graduates of more recent vintage include Chris Horn of Iona Technologies and John McGuire of Trintech.
The annual Trinity Week began on Monday, 8th April in Front Square with the announcement of new Fellows and Scholars by the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast. Congratulations to Dr Laurence Gill and Dr Sara Pavia, both in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering who were elected to Fellowship. Congratulations also to the three Senior Freshman Engineering students elected to Scholarship: Michael Broderick, Miriam Eve O'Connor and Conor Sexton.
9 April 2013
Energy Researchers at the School of Engineering engineer a Generator that provides Electricity from Cooking to Homes in Rural Malawi
Energy researchers at the School of Engineering, led by Dr Tony Robinson, have just completed an Irish Aid, Intel and IRCSET funded research project that generates electricity from cooking stoves, providing lighting and phone charging in Malawi, one of the world’s least developed countries. Promoted by Irish Aid and in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation, Concern Universal, the generator is specifically designed to be used with low cost stoves now being produced by women’s groups in rural areas. The results have recently been published in the journal Applied Energy.
25 February 2013
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, have announced funding, totalling €60million, dedicated to 85 pioneering research initiatives. Administered via Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Investigator Programme, the 85 research projects will directly support 250 researchers through to 2018. Assoc. Prof. Daniel Kelly was awarded €1.7m for his project entitled 'A tissue engineered biological joint replacement prosthesis for the treatment of degenerative joint disease'.
8 February 2013
For the past 40 years, taught master’s courses in hydrogeology have played a vital role in the education of UK hydrogeologists, providing much of the groundwater expertise for the Environment Agency, water companies, consultants, contractors, universities and research institutes. The taught master’s programmes have also educated many hydrogeologists from outside the UK (including myself) and are held in high regard internationally – with all of the associated benefits to ‘UK plc’. Yet the future of the taught master’s courses is uncertain.
6 February 2013
Trinity Centre for Bioengineering Researchers Receive Awards at this year’s Bioengineering in Ireland Conference
The 19th Annual Conference of the Bioengineering Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) took place recently. The aim of the conference is to promote bioengineering in its many facets by bringing together the clinical, engineering and scientific communities thus providing a platform for new and advanced researchers alike. The programme for this year’s gathering featured over 100 presentations with papers delivered on a broad spectrum of research currently conducted in the Irish Higher Education sector including Biomaterials, Cardiovascular Biomechanics and Devices, Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Devices, Tissue Engineering and Neural Engineering.
4 February 2013
CTVR – the national telecommunications research centre at Trinity College Dublin to lead €8.1m broadband project that will drive economic growth
A major telecommunications project that will revolutionise broadband provision in Ireland and Europe has been awarded €8.1million in EU funding. It was announced by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, on the occasion of a presentation on the priorities of the Irish Presidency of the EU.
31 January 2013