Academic society logoThe Academic society is a special interest group for engineers who lecture or conduct research in third-level institutions or graduate students who aspire to careers in academia.


Its mission is to promote the advancement of academic standards in engineering and facilitate and organise activities for key academic groups. It aims to develop and disseminate a body of knowledge for engineers working within the academic community which will also serve those engineering professionals with an interest in academic topics. Members can benefit from: Networking with colleagues Networking with industry experts Keeping up to date with the latest events, technical presentations and access to research and support material. Attending events, courses, site visits and customised seminars to advance their continuous professional development.

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The energy startup that's helping to bring sustainable and affordable electricity to all

MIT Energy Initiative spinoff Waya Energy helps countries work towards universal access to electricity.

Combatting climate change with aid of device that offers long-distance, low-power underwater communication

The system could be used for battery-free underwater communication across kilometre-scale distances, to aid monitoring of climate and coastal change.

Boost for steel and cement industries as study suggests energy-efficient route to capturing and converting CO2

The findings, based on a single electrochemical process, could help cut emissions from the hardest-to-decarbonise industries, such as steel and cement.

New technique simplifies the construction process for complex materials

With a new, user-friendly interface, researchers can quickly design many cellular metamaterial structures that have unique mechanical properties.

Engineers develop an energy-storing supercapacitor from ancient materials

Made of cement, carbon black, and water, the device could provide cheap and scalable energy storage for renewable energy sources.

Three questions: Boosting concrete’s ability to serve as a natural 'carbon sink'

Damian Stefaniuk unpacks new research to bolster concrete’s natural carbon sequestration potential by adding sodium bicarbonate in mixes.


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