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Trinity Engineering PhD student awarded the SME prize for the best presentation at International Manufacturing Conference

13 September 2012

PhD student Rory Stoney picked up his second award in the 6 months as he was awarded the SME prize for the best presentation by a research student at the recent 29th International Manufacturing Conference in Belfast on the 29th and 30th August, following on from winning the Professor Sir Bernard Crossland award in March.

Rory is a student in the department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, where he graduated, as a foundation scholar, with first class honours from the Engineering with Management degree programme before being awarded an IRCSET Embark scholarship under the supervision of Professor Garret O'Donnell. Rory's paper on "High Dynamic Wireless Passive Strain Measurement Using Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Strain Sensors" was one of 11 papers at the conference from the Manufacturing Research Group. Commenting on Rory's award, Professor Kevin Kelly said "The award was hard-earned and well deserved, with some outstanding research being communicated in a clear and inspiring manner. Professor O'Donnell and myself are very conscious of the legacy we have inherited from Professor John Monaghan and Garry Lyons who organised the first IMC almost 30 years ago, and we are delighted with the effort of our researchers in producing and disseminating high quality research in manufacturing, that continues to mark us out as the leading manufacturing research group in Ireland. With two new colleagues, Professors Rocco Lupoi and Sean McFadden, joining the group, we look forward to further enhancing our output."

imc winner

(Left to right as you look) are Prof. Robin Clarke (conference co-chair), Prof. Kevin Kelly (President of the Irish Manufacturing Council), Mr. Rory Stoney, Mr. Matt Cotterell (representing the Society of Manufacturing Engineering, SME), and Dr. Margaret Morgan (conference co-chair)

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