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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Ocean energy: an Irish opportunity for economic and societal benefits

The ocean is Ireland’s greatest energy resource. Our location at the westernmost edge of Europe places us at the receiving end of a vast transmission line of energy, with waves generated across the expanses of the Atlantic Ocean converging on our shores. The energy available to be captured from this resource well exceeds our current electricity requirements - 29 TWh in 2015. In comparison, our tidal energy resource is more modest, while still offering the potential for up to 3GW of ...

Exploring the ability of mesenchymal stem cells to sense mechanics of 3D environments

Tissue engineering is an exciting area of research that aims to use cells, biomaterials and biochemical factors to replace or repair damaged tissue. Advances in tissue engineering may provide a means of treating damaged tissues such as cartilage for which currently the only viable treatment is replacement with artificial prosthesis. Additionally, continued progression of tissue-engineering technologies may eventually overcome the shortage of donor tissue available for organ transplants. A ...

CÚRAM – helping Ireland to lead the way in medical-device research

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices, based at NUI Galway, is working on ways to make life easier for patients suffering from chronic illness by enhancing and developing medical devices that can last longer in the body and be more in tune to the needs of the individual patient, so as to alleviate human suffering. One of 12 national Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, CÚRAM was established in 2015 and is funded both through SFI and ...

Galway Wind Park - greening our national energy and decarbonising power generation

[caption id="attachment_30849" align="alignright" width="300"] Fig 1 (l-r): David O'Malley, SSE; James O'Hara, SSE; Marion Jammet, IGBC - Award Sponsor; Una Power, Coillte; Liam Power, Roadbridge[/caption] The Galway Wind Park (GWP) Delivery Team is delighted to have been announced as the winners of the ‘Excellence in Sustainability’ category at the recent Irish Construction Industry Awards. The GWP Delivery Team consists of SSE and Coillte as the client and Roadbridge acting as the ...

Green farming: making the pig industry a nexus of waste management and renewable energy

Concerns regarding the environmental sustainability of Irish agriculture have been voiced over the past three-to-four years, prompted by Ireland’s failure to meet EU emission targets and the Harvest 2020 strategy, which prompts expansion across all agricultural sectors. While critics cite the very high contribution agriculture makes to national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (33.3% in 2014), the industry can point to the pasture nature of the majority of agricultural practise in Ireland ...

On your marks: NUI Galway spin-out Qpercom electronically marks practical exams in medicine

Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) are used for high-stake clinical skills exams in medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary and other health-science professional examinations, but also used in law schools and professional bodies. The costs of these serial exams and technical logistics are high and challenging, a reason for Dr Thomas Kropmans, senior lecturer Medical Informatics & Medical Education at the NUI Galway to automate these exams. “Apart from the costs and ...

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