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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Chemical engineering meets cancer immunotherapy

Sachin Bhagchandani is completing his PhD in chemical engineering and is looking to transition into a mentored, cancer-focused postdoctoral research position – one that draws on his wide-ranging interests and newfound experiences in synthetic chemistry and immunology.

360-degree transparency for construction sites made simple

OpenSpace, a company founded by three Media Lab graduates using computer vision to benefit the construction industry, has invented automated 360-degree video jobsite capture and mapping. 'It’s not exactly an amazing observation,' says CEO Jeevan Kalanithi, 'but a picture really is worth a thousand words.'

New sensor detects valuable rare earth element terbium from non-traditional sources

Low concentrations could be identified from acid mine drainage and other waste sources.

Countering climate change with cool pavements

Researchers find that paving material selection could mitigate extreme heat and greenhouse gas emissions.

A big idea for tackling climate change: Store up the sun

'This is the key, the linchpin that will set a lot of things in the right direction,' says mechanical engineering professor Asegun Henry of MIT. 

Q&A: Chemistry careers and the importance of STEM education with Anne-Marie Kelleher

Sharing fond memories as a student of STEM, Anne-Marie Kelleher highlights the importance of education in sparking her own curiosity for chemistry which led her towards a fascinating career. As the head of process and product development at Tyndall National Institute, she highlights how education helped shape her passion for material science and real-life, practical applications of chemistry.


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Joining the Academic society means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends.

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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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As an assigned committee member, your login will allow you access to committee documentation such as agendas, minutes and draft papers.