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Robin Mooney receives prize at 30th International Manufacturing Conference

13th September 2013

Robin Mooney

Mr Robin Mooney receiving his prize from Asst. Prof Kevin Kelly, President of the Irish Manufacturing Council

Mr Robin Mooney, a Trinity PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, was presented with a prize at the 30th International Manufacturing Conference, held on the 3rd and 4th September at University College Dublin. Robin’s presentation, entitled ‘An Investigation into Bridgman Furnace Solidification of Titanium Alloys’, was awarded joint second in the category ‘Best presentation and research at IMC30’.

Robin’s research is part of the European Space Agency project called GRADECET (Gravity Dependence of the Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in peritectic Titanium alloys).  Dr Shaun McFadden, Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, is Robin’s PhD supervisor and co-author of the presentation. Robin’s research is funded by ESA PRODEX, which is managed by the Irish Space Delegation at Enterprise Ireland.

The International Manufacturing Conference is a long-running national and international conference on the research into manufacturing engineering. The conference was opened by Professor Gerry Byrne, principal of the college of engineering and architecture at UCD, and Professor Mark Rogers, Deputy President of UCD. Minister Richard Bruton, Department of Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, was given the opportunity to outline the government’s strategy for manufacturing.

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