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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New lightweight material is stronger than steel

The new substance is the result of a feat thought to be impossible: polymerising a material in two dimensions.

Tackling hard computational problems

Software engineer David Gamarnik has developed a tool – the overlap gap property – for understanding computational problems that appear intractable. 

Fast-tracking the search for energy-efficient materials

Doctoral candidate Nina Andrejević combines spectroscopy and machine learning techniques to identify novel and valuable properties in matter. 

To GAA heaven or to Connacht: How the world's largest sports air dome was built

Tobin Consulting Engineers has recently delivered the world’s largest sports air dome for Connacht GAA in Bekan, Co Mayo, and Chartered Engineer Brendan Heaney tells the story of how the smart air dome was built. 

When should someone trust an AI assistant’s predictions?

Researchers have created a method to help workers collaborate with artificial intelligence systems. 

Microelectronics: How the US can reassert its leadership

Researchers lay out a strategy for how universities can help the US regain its place as a semiconductor superpower.


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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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