Cian McElhinney awarded the Professor John Fitzpatrick Memorial Medal 2016
1 September 2017
Pictured is Professor Mike Brady, Computer Science and Statistics, Cian McElhinney and Professor Henry Rice, Head of the School of Engineering, on the Dining Hall steps on 31st August 2017
Cian McElhinney was presented with the 2016 Professor John Fitzpatrick Medal by Professor Henry Rice, Head of the School of Engineering, yesterday at a celebratory lunch in the 1592 restaurant. Cian McElhinney, a Computer Engineering graduate, received the award as the top performing student in the 2015/2016 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