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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Computational fluid dynamics for Para-cycling aerodynamics

Authors: Paul Mannion1,2,4, Eoghan Clifford1,4, Bert Blocken2,3, Yasin Toparlar2, Magdalena Hajdukiewicz1,4 Affiliations: 1.) Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland 2.) Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands 3.) Department of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 40 - bus 2447, 3001 Leuven, Belgium 4.) Informatics Research ...

New tiny heart device could stop heart disease in its tracks

An international team of researchers – including from TCD, NUIG, RCSI and AMBER – have created Therepi, a small device that attaches directly to damaged heart tissue in order to stop heart disease, writes Shelby Rogers. More than 1.5 million heart attacks occur every year in the United States alone, and more than 800,000 people die yearly due to heart disease. However, a new device could be key in preventing the steps that lead to heart disease after a heart attack. 'Therepi' is a ...

Constructed wetlands of Ireland and the birth of the online database

Constructed wetlands are human-made wastewater treatment systems which are gaining in popularity due to their acceptance as being economical, green, and efficient and which require relatively little maintenance and monitoring compared with the more conventional alternative. They have several advantages in comparison with the latter. Requiring lower operation and maintenance costs They are a sustainable, green system requiring lower operation and maintenance costs. In addition, the ...

From engineering to the end line, it's all in a week's work for Mayo's Tom Parsons

From a young age, Tom Parsons had an interest in all things STEM: whether it was science, technology, engineering or maths. “I studied engineering at Sligo IT [BSc in civil engineering] and, when I graduated from there in 2010, I went on to DIT to do a master's degree [in Energy Management (MSc)]," he says. "I was always interested in construction, construction management and engineering. Any part-time job I had as a kid was in construction." Following graduation in 2012, Parsons had to ...

The complexity of engineering for life in space

NUI Galway PHD student Ilaria Cinelli explains the unique challenges of engineering solutions for space missions. Cinelli was selected as commander of Crew 172 in 2016 and Crew 185 in 2017 of the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) and also won the Emerging Space Leader Scholarship by MDRS. During a four-week mission in Utah she collected data-based research on the crew’s behavioural patterns throughout the mission and tested emerging technology. During the mission there were numerous ...

ENERGISE project in top gear as it hooks into 1,000 best practice energy models across Europe

The ENERGISE project, funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme for three years (2016-2019) and led by Dr Frances Fahy from National University of Ireland, Galway, is a pan-European initiative that aims to reduce energy usage in households and communities across Europe and contribute to European policy-making on energy. ENERGISE develops, tests and assesses options for a bottom-up transformation of energy use in households and communities across Europe. It stands for the European Network ...

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