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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First manufacturing cyber seed to be created by researchers

The first manufacturing ‘cyber seed’ which grows just like a plant and produces innovative designs for products ranging from aircraft parts to medical devices has been conceptualised by researchers, including from Queen's – and now it is being brought to life.

My Engineering Life Q&A: Lorraine Corcoran

Like one of her heroes, Chris Hadfield, mechanical engineer Lorraine Corcoran's love for the profession started in space; as a child, she adored Star Wars and ET. A big fan of co-educational learning, she also recommends that anybody who is thinking of studying engineering at third level 'secures a course that includes a work placement, as the experience that I gained during my seven years with Hewlett-Packard has stood to me and allowed me to move into different industries which eventually led to me becoming the technical director and co-owner of LYNOSLIFE'.

New drug-formulation method may lead to smaller pills

Chemical engineers have found a way to load more drug into a tablet, which could then be made smaller and easier to swallow.

Visualising cement hydration on a molecular level

Imaging technique could enable new pathways for reducing concrete’s hefty carbon footprint, as well as for 3D printing of concrete.

ENERGE: Cutting carbon emissions in the education sector

Climate change is an increasingly complex issue in modern society. To tackle this problem, European Union building energy directives and climate actions have established the need for long-term solutions regarding resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction. However, there is still a long way to go, write Raquel de Castro Rodrigues Lima, Edelle Doherty, Dmitry Brychkov, Gary Goggins, Louise Hannon, Marcus Keane, and Eoghan Clifford.

Achieving Ireland’s climate action ambitions: Part II – planning electricity and heat

In Part II 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 planning electricity and heat. 


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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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