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Trinity Monday 2013 - Fellows and Scholars

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.


Laurence Gill (Dr)

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Laurence Gill is a Lecturer in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering (School of Engineering), Trinity College. Laurence studied Civil Engineering at Lancaster University, obtaining his B.Eng. in 1990, and obtained an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1993.

Prior to moving to Trinity in 1999 to take up a lectureship, Dr Gill spent six years working in the UK water industry on the design of large-scale water and wastewater treatment plants, as well as in the research and development of new treatment processes. He gained his Ph.D. from Trinity in 2010.

Dr Gill's research interests involve studying the fate and transport of both air and water-borne pollutants in the natural and built environment, as well as the development of passive treatment processes. Much of this work involves extensive field studies to gather data, which is then used to develop mathematical models in order to gain further insight into the processes.

Sara Pavia (Dr)

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Sara Pavia is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Trinity College. Her research areas are masonry mortars, pozzolans, sustainable composites, energy efficient construction and lime-mortar masonry. She has published seven books and approximately a hundred papers on her specialist subjects and has worked in industry for building/architectural companies and Government bodies.

Dr Pavia designed and is the Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Repair and Conservation. The course has received excellent reviews and is officially acknowledged by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and Engineers Ireland. She is involved with teaching and co-ordination of seven other courses in College and has acted as an external examiner for 20 international institutions.

Dr Pavia joined Trinity in 1994 as Post-doctoral researcher. She has also taught at University College Dublin (School of Architecture) (1996-2002); Universidad Politecnica de Madrid since 2010; University of Zaragoza 2000-2005; the Construction Industry Federation 1999-2010; the Dublin Civic Trust 1998-2004 and Chicago College of Art, 1998-2001.



Michael Broderick
Miriam Eve O'Connor
Conor Sexton


9 April 2013

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