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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National conference Part II: Sustainable solutions in practice

'Sustainable solutions in practice' was the theme of the second session at Engineers Ireland's recent national conference, and where members listened to presentations from ESB's Paddy Hayes; Transport Infrastructure Ireland's Peter Walsh; Arup's Mathew Vola; Atkins' Nicole La and Intel's Cathy Cronin.

Q&A: Options for the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

Researchers argue the plant could provide multiple benefits for California, including desalinated water and clean hydrogen fuel. 

Will Ireland really squander the Science Gallery?

Innovative centre captures public imagination globally and Trinity College Dublin provost Linda Doyle must save it, writes former Engineers Ireland president Dr Chris Horn.

National recovery: Making digitalisation and sustainability work for jobs, income and growth

'Supporting the national recovery' was the theme of the opening session at Engineers Ireland's recent national conference, and where members heard Enterprise Ireland's Leo Clancy say that firms that don't embrace digitalisation will be left behind; while Naomi Long highlighted how unexpected events can drive processes of rapid change within society; and TCD's Linda Doyle said a multifaceted approach would be needed to solve societal challenges.

A dispatch and routing platform to improve deliveries

Wise Systems has grown from a class project to a company helping multinationals improve last-mile logistics.

Weighing cancer cells to personalise drug choices

A new study shows a link between patient survival and changes in tumour cell mass after glioblastoma treatment.


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Joining the Academic society means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends, as well as accessing the best events in your area, all part of your CPD. You can meet with colleagues and industry experts, all the while getting timely updates on events taking place in the Academic society.

Become a member of Engineers Ireland

Being a member of the Engineers Ireland community shows your commitment to delivering excellence in engineering. As our member, we support your professional development and help you to expand your career at home and abroad.

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

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