TCD student wins 2007 Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal

Posted on: 25 May 2007

TCD postgraduate student Niamh Nowlan has been awarded The 2007 Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Medal.  This award is made annually by Engineers Ireland to a final year PhD student who has been judged by a select committee to be making a significant contribution to the field of biomedical engineering research.

Four finalists were selected on the basis of a research paper which was submitted to the Division of Biomedical Engineering of Engineer’s Ireland in March, and Niamh was selected as the winner following oral presentations of the work at an event in the Royal College of Surgeons on Tuesday last, May 22nd.

Niamh’s presentation; “Mechanics in embryonic bone development” described her interdisciplinary research integrating engineering and developmental biology which is co-supervised by Professor Patrick Prendergast, Director of the TCD Centre for Bioengineering, and Dr Paula Murphy, Zoology and funded by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) under the NDP.

Professor Don P. Giddens, Dean of the College of Engineering in Georgia Institute of Technology presented this year’s Medal and Honorarium to Niamh.

Prof patrick prendergast, niamh nowlan, phd student, winner of the engineers ireland biomedical research medal and paula murphy

Niamh Nowlan, centre, is congratulated by Prof Patrick Prendergast and Dr Paula Murphy