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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Initial optimisation of IPR fullerenes from C60 to C­100

The interest in fullerenes lies in their unique energy levels and high electron affinity which makes these molecules promising candidates for biological applications such as carriers for drug and gene therapy, or pharmaceutical applications such as being used as carriers for drug delivery and increasing the acceptance of artificial implants, writes Carl Pichon.

Innovative design thinking for a fast-changing world

Senior lecturer on design thinking and innovation Blade Kotelly brings expertise to the world's top brands to better innovate in complex product and service environments.

New AI tool calculates materials’ stress and strain based on photos

The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.

Mesoscale modelling of micellisation of dendritic block copolymers

Since many drugs cannot be delivered efficiently due to various obstacles such as low aqueous solubility and short half-life, designing a delivery system that makes the therapeutic agents show their highest possible healing process capacity is imperative, writes Ciara O'Sullivan.

Electrifying cement with nanocarbon black

A collaboration between MIT and the French National Centre for Scientific Research has yielded a cement that conducts electricity and generates heat.

A streamlined approach to determining thermal properties of crystalline solids and alloys

An MIT research team finds machine learning techniques offer big advantages over standard experimental and theoretical approaches.

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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.

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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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