James Grogan - The Frederick Barnes Waldron Prize and MCS International Prize 2009
James Grogan from Renmore, Galway was recently conferred at NUI Galway with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. He also received the MCS International Prize for the best final year project in Mechanical Engineering and the Frederick Barnes Waldron Prize, as the top overall graduate in the class. Pictured at the presentation of prizes are (l-r): Professor Peter McHugh, head of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway; Frank Grealish, General Manager of MCS International Galway; President of NUI Galway, Dr James J. Browne; and Professor Padraic O’Donoghue, Dean of Engineering and Informatics, NUI Galway.
Evelyn Birmingham - The Medtronic Prize, 2009
Medtronic’s Marianne Shine is pictured presenting the Medtronic Prize to Evelyn Birmingham from Dunmore, Co. Galway, the top NUI Galway Biomedical Engineering graduate in 2009. Also pictured are (left) Professor Peter McHugh, head of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, (second right) President of NUI Galway, Dr James J. Browne, and (right) Professor Padraic O’Donoghue, Dean of Engineering and Informatics.
Dr. Conchur Ó Brádaigh - Crossland Medal for Engineering Innovation
Dr. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh, a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at NUI Galway, has been awarded the Crossland Medal for Engineering Innovation in its inaugural year. The award has been made by Engineers Ireland to recognise an engineer whose creative innovation has made a major contribution to an engineering product or manufacturing process. This prestigious prize will be awarded by Sir Bernard Crossland every two years to celebrate and promote excellence in engineering. The award was presented at the 12th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium, where Dr. Ó Brádaigh delivered the keynote lecture entitled “Development of Thermoplastic Composite Manufacturing Processes for Aircraft and Large Wind Turbine Blades.”
Sir Bernard Crossland presents the Crossland Medal for Engineering Innovation to its first ever winner, Dr Conchúr Ó
Brádaigh, joint Managing Director of ÉireComposites Teo, at the Crossland Medal lecture.
Emer Feerick, Ph.D. student
PhD Student Emer Feerick won first prize for best poster at the 12th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium and Postgraduate Workshop held at Queen’s University Belfast, 22 and 23 April, 2009. Emer’s poster was entitled “Analysis of Calcium Tri-Phosphate Reinforced Repair of Proximal Humeral Fractures compared with Current Unreinforced Fixation”, and her research is supervised by Dr. Pat McGarry. The prize is sponsored by IRCSET.
Emer, who is an IRCSET scholar, also won first Prize in the New Researcher category at Bioengineering in Ireland 15, the conference of the Section of Bioengineering, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, held in Limerick in January 2009. The award was presented for a paper entitled "Finite element investigation of the use of calcium triphosphate cements in proximal humeral fractures", co-authored by Dr. Patrick McGarry, Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. David FitzPatrick of UCD.
Emer Feerick being presented with the best poster prize by Prof. Peter McHugh in his role as a member of the IRCSET Council.