Trinity Monday 2016 - Announcement of New Fellows and Scholars
12th April 2016
The annual Trinity Week began on Monday, 11th April in Front Square with the announcement of new Fellows and Scholars by the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast.
Congratulations to Professor Luiz Da Silva of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering who was elected to Professorial Fellowship and to Associate Professor Roger West of the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering who was elected to Fellowship. Congratulations also to the two Senior Freshman Engineering students elected to Scholarship: Patrick Sullivan and Cian Weldon.
Luiz DaSilva (Professor)
Professor Luiz A. DaSilva was appointed to the Personal Chair of Telecommunications in 2014.
He is a co-principal investigator of CONNECT, a telecommunications centre funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. Prior to joining TCD, Professor DaSilva was a tenured professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.
His research focuses on distributed and adaptive resource management in wireless networks, and in particular radio resource sharing and the application of game theory to wireless networks. Professor DaSilva is a principal investigator on research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science Foundation Ireland, and the European Commission. Prof DaSilva is an I.E.E.E. Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is also a Fellow of the I.E.E.E., for contributions to cognitive networks and to resource management in wireless networks.
Roger West (Dr)
Dr Roger West is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, which he joined in 1985. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Imperial College London. He is Director of the Structural Laboratories in Trinity, a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.
His research is primarily in construction innovation and sustainability, particularly in concrete technology, specialising in aspects of lean construction and he is Chair of the Irish Concrete Durability Committee. He has delivered more than a dozen keynote papers on concrete innovations on four continents. He is a founder member of the Ireland-Indian Concrete Research Initiative and has on-going research and exchange links with four Indian academic institutions, including the recently announced twinning programme with Thapar University in Punjab.
Dr West was awarded one of Trinity's inaugural Global Engagement Awards in 2015.