Biography of Professor Orla Feely, President of Engineers Ireland
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Orla Feely is Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact and a Professor of Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD). She holds a BE degree from UCD and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, (UC) Berkeley, where her PhD thesis won the David J Sakrison Memorial Prize for outstanding and innovative research. While at UC Berkeley, she also won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Her research is in the area of nonlinear circuits and systems, and she has been awarded research grants and prizes from a number of national, international and industry sources.
Orla is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. She has served as Chair of the Irish Research Council, the EU Advisory Group on Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, and the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems, and as a member of a number of Editorial Boards. She is a Director of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and Deputy Chair of the Higher Education Authority. Orla became a Fellow of Engineers Ireland by Presidential Invitation in 2012. She was inaugurated as Vice-President of Engineers Ireland in May 2019.