Academic

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 DISARM project: How Defence Forces Ordnance Corps R&D is contributing to global peace and security

The Defence Forces' Chief Officer Instructor of the Ordnance School, who holds a master's in ordnance mechanical engineering, writes about the DISARM (Disablement In Situ Alternative Remote Mechanisms) project, which offers a suite of applied engineering solutions designed to combat an array of strategically complex explosive engineering problems.

The future of the IoT (batteries not required)

Everactive uses wireless sensing to provide continuous remote monitoring for the industrial internet of things.

Phonon catalysis could lead to a new field

By selectively heating specific phonons without heating the entire material, researchers have enhanced ion diffusion in a way that could have broad applications.

Accelerating AI at the speed of light

Improved computing power and an exponential increase in data have helped fuel the rapid rise of artificial intelligence. But as AI systems become more sophisticated, they’ll need even more computational power to address their needs, which traditional computing hardware most likely won’t be able to keep up with. To solve the problem, MIT spinout Lightelligence is developing the next generation of computing hardware.

Engineers create a programmable fibre

In a first, the digital fibre contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity.

Achieving Ireland's climate action ambitions: Part III – energy efficiency and buildings

In Part III of the report on the seminal national conference on what is Ireland’s greatest challenge as we move towards reopening and into the post-pandemic world, former president of Engineers Ireland PJ Rudden examines the area of energy efficiency and buildings. 

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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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