PhD students win prizes at Biomedical Engineering conferences

24 October 2022

Mechanical Engineering students Celia Hughes and Yasmine Guendouz standing beside each other outside Parsons Building, Trinity, holding their certificates

25th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium  

Established in 1997, the Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium is an annual conference that pays tribute to Sir Bernard through recognition of the critical importance of design and manufacturing within the Mechanical Engineering discipline. The symposium seeks to encourage collaboration with industry through high quality research activity; this is demonstrated through technical paper submissions and poster presentations.  Delegates include academics, industrialists, and PhD students.  

Each participating university sends one early-stage researcher (defined as a first- or second-year PhD student) to submit a technical paper and deliver a presentation to the conference. Additionally, a postgraduate research workshop is held where up to four delegates from each university at any stage of their PhD may present a poster of their work.  

Prizes are awarded to the best papers/presentations based on technical merit, industrial application, and presentation skills. Prizes are also awarded to the best posters, judged by the participants in the workshop.  

This year, the symposium was held at the University of Galway on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of September. Yasmine Guendouz from the Lally Lab was awarded first prize for her technical paper submission and presentation, and Celia Hughes, also from the Lally Lab, received the second-place prize for her poster.  

International Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS) Symposium 2022

Dr Niall Linnane has won the Dr. Charles s. Kleinman Scholarship Award at the International Pediatric and Congenital Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS) Symposium 2022.

The award was presented to Dr. Niall Linnane at the 2022 PICS conference in Chicago. Niall is an MD researcher in the Lally lab in the Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering also working with Prof. Damien Kenny in Children’s Health Ireland Crumlin. 

Niall Linnane


Dr .Brooke Tornifoglio won the best presentation award at 2022 BIC-ISMRM meeting in Cardiff. 

Brooke Tornifoglio