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Advanced Engineering UK 2019
Advanced Engineering 2019

The 11th edition of Advanced Engineering UK(AEUK) took place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from the 30th and 31st of October.

AEUK is the largest event of its kind in the UK and keeps growing (5% rise of visitor attendance in 2019). AEUK is a valuable event for networking, showcase new technology and innovation for manufacturers, suppliers and technology partners. The event covers many UK and Irish Industries in the areas of Aeronautics, Automotive, Composites and Advanced Materials, Connected Manufacturing and for the first time also included Medical Device Engineering.

Like in previous editions of AEUK, the Trade Exhibition is complemented with a number of open forums and presentations providing insights from leading companies (i.e. BAE Systems, IBM, Ford, etc.) and academics. It was a busy couple of days for Trinity College Dublin, this is the third time that Trinity College has a major presence at the event with an increased number of visitors to the stand and TCD principal investigator’s presentations.


Trinity College Dublin at Advanced Engineering UK 2019
Trinity College Dublin with be exhibiting at Advanced Engineering UK 2019 (Stand H20) to meet with existing partners and to seek out new partners for Trinity College Dublin, offering to add value to their existing Research & Development portfolios. Industry engagement can be carried out through different mechanisms such as licensing strategic technologies, and/or accessing research outputs, world-class infrastructure and expertise through collaborative research projects.

In addition, several Trinity College Principal Investigators will be presenting their latest research results and innovations in a number of disciplines of Mechanical Engineering.
The presentations will take place on 30th and 31st of October in different forums at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham.


  • Cold Spray of Advanced Materials: Bulk Additive manufacturing

Prof. Garret O’Donnell presented Trinity Research work on new generation manufacturing processes, engineering of new materials and metallurgical science.

  • Enabling novel noise reduction technologies using additive manufacturing techniques

Prof. John Kennedy showcased ground breaking noise control technologies such as acoustic meta materials. These materials provide an acoustic performance that was complete physical understanding of the materials microstructure.

  • Sensing in your manufacturing process – The Industry 4.0 digital advantage

Prof. Garret O’Donnell showed the impact of introducing sensors in Industrial Manufacturing processes and how to improve the efficiency of Industrial processes. Can you "sense" the performance of a manufacturing tool? This can be done in manufacturing operations at three levels: Machine/Tools, Processes and Systems.

  • New cooling technology for electronics in automobiles

Prof. Anthony J. Robinson discussed how conventional cooling solutions for microelectronics are rapidly becoming outdated. Prof Robinson hinted how to overcome these challenging thermal issues that end up frying up critical components in automotive industry. New cooling systems can be achieved through bespoke designed systems. Prof. Robinson showed examples of his work on the IT sector.

  • Bio-fabrication of next generation implantable devices for tissue regeneration

Prof. Conor Buckley gave an overview on how research conducted in Trinity College Dublin on additive manufacturing and 3D printing is enabling the development of porous implantable materials and bioprinted "living" structures for the use as medical devices and implants. These implants are less prone to a rejection from the patient as they will integrate organically with patients’ tissues and organs.


Hugh O’Neill, Business Development Manager at Trinity Research and Innovation led the Trinity College team attending the event said: Trinity has a strong record of successful collaboration with both global and local industry partners and this event represents a great opportunity to showcase this record. Every year we see an increased interest on Trinity College’s cutting-edge Research and Entrepreneurial culture”.


Trinity College Dublin and E3 (
Trinity College’s new E3 Institute is an ambitious plan to bring together Engineering, Environment and Emerging technologies. The E3 Learning Foundry, which construction started this Autumn, will provide 6,086 m2 of learning space on the main Trinity campus and will host 1,800 new STEM students. The E3 Learning Foundry was partially funded by the Naughton family though the single largest private philanthropic donation in the history of the Irish state (€25 million).

E3 will equip the next generation graduates with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to tackle today’s global societal challenges driven by changing demographics, climate change, urbanisation of global population and depletion of natural resources.

Artist’s impression of E3 Learning Foundry at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: TCDArtist’s impression of E3 Learning Foundry at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: TCD

The Trinity’s School of Engineering is one of the oldest in Britain and Ireland, it was founded in 1841. It offers professional programmes in mechanical engineering, manufacturing biomechanical, electronic, civil environmental and computer engineering. The school supports approximately 100 PhD students and over 150 graduates from its master’s programmes.

Trinity College Dublin support to Engineering Industries
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