John Hickey and David Murphy jointly awarded the Professor John Fitzpatrick Memorial Medal 2015
4th November, 2015
Pictured is David Murphy, Mrs Hilary Fitzpatrick (wife of the late Professor Fitzpatrick) and John Hickey at the presentation of the medals in Trinity College Dublin on Monday, 2nd November, 2015
The 2015 Professor John Fitzpatrick Medal has been awarded jointly to John Hickey and David Murphy at an award ceremony held on Monday, 2nd November in the Parsons Building. John Hickey, a Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering graduate and David Murphy, an Electronic and Computer Engineering graduate received the award as the top performing students in the 2014/2015 MAI programme. This prize was established in 2013 by a bequest from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in memory of the late Professor John Fitzpatrick, former Head of the School of Engineering and Chair of Mechanical Engineering.
Professor John Fitzpatrick, FTCD, MRIA was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Trinity from 1994-2012. He was originally appointed as lecturer in 1980 in a newly formed department. In this time he established a world class reputation for teaching and research in engineering in Trinity. John’s research was focussed on flow induced vibrations and attendant noise. This work dated back to his PhD studies in Queen’s University Belfast where he examined flow dynamics in heat exchanger arrays. His interest in the acoustics of these structures led to inquiring, life-long studies of the fundamental mechanisms of noise generation from turbulence and its application to jet engines