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Congratulations to MME PhD student Rudi O'Reilly Meehan for winning the best paper award in the

17th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium and Postgraduate Research Workshop


organised by the College of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway 28-29 April 2014.

17th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium - 1st Place

The Sir Bernard Crossland Bursary is awarded annually to a postgraduate student who is in the second year of their PhD research in Mechanical Engineering or closely related disciplines at Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland. This is the 17th event, organised jointly by Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering. Funding for the prizes is provided by a bequest from Sir Bernard Crossland.

This year's symposium was hosted by Mechanical Engineering, NUI Galway on 28th and 29th April, 2014. The winner is selected on the basis of scientific and technical content, innovative approach, industrial relevance and presentation. A technical paper is prepared and presented by each candidate participating.

An annual postgraduate research workshop is held concurrently with the Sir Bernard Crossland symposium. The candidates participating in the workshop present their work in poster form showcasing leading research carried out within the mechanical (or closely related) engineering in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Prizes for the postgraduate research workshop are sponsored by the Irish Research Council and Engineers Ireland.

Candidates from the various Universities and Institutes are nominated by their respective Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering member.

Congratulations to the winners:

  • 1st place: Rudi O'Reilly Meehan, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2nd place: Thomas Leonard, Queen's University Belfast
  • 3rd place: Marie Keays, University of Limerick