Presentations which range in focus from photovoltaic solar cell technology, to the use of elastomer components in the biotech industry and the development of the Dublin Galway Cycleway have been shortlisted for Engineers Ireland’s Best Presentation Award.

Co-sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour, the Best Presentation Award recognises members of Engineers Ireland who have contributed to the engineering profession by delivering outstanding technical presentations to member-engineers during the 2022 - 2023 lecture season.

The three projects shortlist for this year’s award are:

  • ‘Dublin Galway Cycleway – New Shannon Crossing: Athlone’, delivered by Mark Kilcullen, Project Director at Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers. Nominated by the Midland region.
  • ‘EU Wide PFTE Ban Overview’, delivered by Dr Darren McDonnell of SCRI-IS Technologies. Nominated by the MEETA Asset Management society.
  • ‘Overview of recent developments in photovoltaic solar cell technology: from manufacturing to energy harvesting’ delivered by Prof Stephen Goodnick from Arizona State University; Edward Duffy from Nines-PV; and Prof Dermot Brabazon from Dublin City University. Nominated by the Mechanical and Manufacturing division.

Congratulating this year’s shortlist, Damien Owens, Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers Ireland’s sectors – our Regional branches, Engineering divisions and societies – play a pivotal role in our engineering community by facilitating knowledge sharing among our 25,000+ members in ways that are relevant, flexible and local. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to our members who have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Presentation Award and I would like to thank Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour for their continued support and sponsorship of this award.”

Tara Cosgrove, Partner, Beale & Co LLP added: “At Beale & Co LLP, as specialist legal advisors we are passionate about Continuing Professional Development. We are pleased to sponsor the Best Presentation Award which recognises Engineers Ireland’s dedicated engineering community and members’ dedication to professional development of their peers.  

"I would like to congratulate each of the presenters shortlisted for this award category and I look forward to announcing the winner of this award alongside Griffiths & Armour later this month at Engineers Ireland’s National Conference on 25 October.”

Graeme Tinney, CEO of Griffiths & Armour Europe DAC, said: “On behalf of Griffiths & Armour, I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to each of the presenters shortlisted for the Best Presentation Award.

"As advocates for continuous improvement and professional development, we are proud to support an award which recognises excellence and the valuable contribution of individuals who promote and raise standards across the profession. Alongside my colleagues in Griffiths & Armour, I look forward to engaging with Engineers Ireland’s engineering community on 25 October and announcing the winner of this year’s award.”

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