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Two PhD Naughton Fellowships awarded for collaborative aerospace research between TCD, the University of Notre Dame and NASA Glenn

A Naughton family gift through the Naughton Graduate Fellowships programme has awarded $240k to fund “Dark-MetaLiner,” which proposes a disruptive sub-wavelength, sound-absorbing material to reduce the environmental impact of aircraft on communities located in the vicinity of airports.

The PhD students will be registered in Trinity and the University of Notre Dame and each will spend about half of their time in both institutions strengthening existing research links. PIs are Associate Professor Gar J. Bennett, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, TCD and Professor Scott Morris, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame.

The research aligns well with plans announced by Trinity on Friday, 25th May for a new €60 million E3 Institute that has been made possible with a major private philanthropic donation by the Naughton family through the Naughton Foundation, established by the founder of the Glen Dimplex Group, Dr Martin Naughton, and his wife, Carmel.
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Naughton PhD 2018