Best Presentation Award

Engineers Ireland’s Best Presentation Award recognises members who have contributed to the engineering profession by delivering outstanding technical presentations to our members. This community award, co-sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour, shines a light on their efforts and the dedication of our sectors.

2023 Winner 

Congratulations to Professor Stephen Goodnick from Arizona State University; Edward Duffy from Nines-PV; and Professor Dermot Brabazon from Dublin City University who were awarded the 2023 Best Presentation Award for their presentation, entitled "Overview of recent developments in photovoltaic solar cell technology: from manufacturing to energy harvesting".


Find out more about 2023's shortlisted presentations below.

Dublin Galway Cycleway – New Shannon Crossing: Athlone

'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 PTFE Ban Overview - Impact on the Irish Biotech Manufacturing Sector

‘EU Wide PTFE Ban Overview - Impact on the Irish Biotech Manufacturing Sector’, 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

‘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.

Previous winners

2022 Winners

Thames Tideway - Project Progress

Colin Murphy Chartered Engineer – Engineering Manager for Tideway was awarded the 2022 Best Presentation Award for a presentation on the Thames Tideway - Project Progress. This presentation was hosted and nominated by the GB region

2021 Winners

Energy Use and Efficiency in Irish Industry

Denis Dineen, Alan Heneghan and Wayne Donnellan for their March 2021 presentation on Energy Use and Efficiency in Irish Industry, hosted by the West region

2020 Winners

Geotechnical Impacts for Offshore Wind Energy

Presented by: Paul Doherty, Chartered Engineer and Managing Director and Founder of Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd.

Hosted by the Cork region.


2019 Winners

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Lean Management Systems applied to Hyper-scale Data Center Construction

Presented by Fiachra Ó Muíneacháin, Associate Director and Construction Lead for Mace on the Clonee Data Center project, Kevin McHugh, Associate Director at Mace, Stephen Walls, Associate Director at Mace and Pat Egan, Associate Director at Mace.

Nominated by: The Project Management society.


2018 Winners

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Presented by Liam Coleman, Chartered Engineer, Principal Bridge Engineer, OPUS International Consultancy.

Nominated by: The Structures and Construction division.

Eddie Phelan, representing the Structures and Construction division, collected this award on behalf of Liam Coleman.


2017 Winners

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Challenges and Trends in Magnetics for Power Electronics

Presented by Prof William Gerard Hurley, Chartered Engineer, Professor of Electrical Engineering at NUI Galway and Director of the Power Electronics Research

Nominated by: The Cork region


2016 Winners

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Design and Construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge

Presented by Tony Dempsey, Chartered Engineer - Director, Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers; Philip Brown - Chief Engineer, GRAHAM and Joe Kelly, Chartered Engineer - Technical Director, Roughan & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers.

Nominated by: Civil Division



The Best Presentation Award is co-sponsored by Beale & Co and Griffiths & Armour. We would like to thank our sponsors for their support and commitment to recognising and celebrating the work of our Sectors.