086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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Engineering skills and making political targets a reality

Have you wondered what the future is going to look like by say, 2040, ask Sriram Kishore and Thomas Adams, NUI Galway.

Aeration energy: The wastewater treatment plant’s ‘elephant in the room’

Sean Mulligan, Peter Leonard, Alan Carty and Eoghan Clifford explain the costs of aeration in wastewater treatment and how energy efficiency technologies and measures can enhance sustainability to boost the bottom line.

My engineering life Q&A: Joe Walsh

He could easily have been a farm manager but his first love is construction and airports; his mentors include Michael Corless and Sir John Egan, while he admires The Shawshank Redemption's Andy Dufresne; he's excited about digital engineering and the progress to 7D; and his two Irish Water Spaniels and Aussie Rules keeps him grounded.

Ocean renewables and blade design: An analysis

As EU countries increase the supply of renewables to meet the Paris climate agreement’s ambitious targets, it is of little surprise that significant investment (both public and private) has been made in ocean renewables, writes Edward Fagan.

Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices

Researchers (including from AMBER and NUI Galway) have made a discovery could enable longer-lasting and better-functioning devices — including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices

Revealed: New insights that can change Paralympic and world championship podiums

The importance and prestige of Paracycling is on the rise, but insight in Paracycling aerodynamics is very limited. Therefore, researchers from NUI Galway (Ireland), Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) and KU Leuven (Belgium) have used advanced technologies such as engineering simulation (Computational Fluid Dynamics - CFD) developed by ANSYS and wind tunnel facilities typically dedicated to aerospace, nuclear or automotive research to better understand and improve the ...

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Joining the West region 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 West region.

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