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Engineering PhD student awarded runner-up prize in DRHEA Future Voices Competition

9 September 2011

Aidan Quilligan, a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Alan O’Connor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin was awarded the runner-up prize in the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance Future Voices Competition which was held in Dublin Castle on Wednesday, 7th September. This year’s competition, entitled “Future Voices: How Ireland's PhD's Will Enable National Recovery” was opened by Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Ruairí Quinn, and the assessment panel included Baroness Nuala O'Loan (NUIM Governing Authority), Mr. Tom Boland (Higher Education Authority), Mr. Aebhric McGibney (Dublin Chamber of Commerce) and Mr. Peter Finnegan (Dublin City Council). The ten finalists were shortlisted from a list of 67 candidates.  Mr. Quilligan’s research investigates the possibility of constructing wind turbine towers from prestressed concrete instead of the predominant steel solution. 

This story is also covered here on the main TCD website.

 

A.Quilligan & A.O'Connor

Pictured above is Engineering PhD student Aidan Quilligan with his supervisor, Dr. Alan O'Connor

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