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18th Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium and Postgraduate Research Workshop Winners


Best PaperPhD students, Jerry O’Brien and Padraic Slattery, from MSSI and the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering, were poster prize winners in the 2015 Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium and Postgraduate Research Workshop.

The Sir Bernard Crossland Bursary is awarded annually to a postgraduate student who is in the second year of their research in Mechanical Engineering or closely related disciplines at Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland. The 18th event was organised jointly by Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering. Funding for the prizes was provided by a bequest from Sir Bernard Crossland.

This year's symposium was hosted by the University of Limerick on 29th and 30th April, 2015. The winner was selected on the basis of scientific and technical content, innovative approach, industrial relevance and presentation. A technical paper was prepared and presented by each candidate participating.

An annual postgraduate research workshop was held concurrently with the Sir Bernard Crossland  symposium. The candidates that participated in the workshop presented their work in poster form showcasing leading research carried out within the mechanical (or closely related) engineering on the island. For 2015 the Postgraduate Workshop was sponsored by the J & J Manufacturing Automation Centre of Excellence, at the International Business Centre, University of Limerick.

The 18th Sir Bernard Crossland Winners are as follows:

Best paper; 1st Prize      Kun Zhao, Trinity College Dublin

2nd Prize                        Sinead O’Halloran, The National University of Ireland, Galway

3rd Prize                        Charles Stuart, Queen's University Belfast

Best Poster; 1st Prize     Megan Rutherford, Queen's University Belfast

2nd Prize                       Jerry O’Brien, University of Limerick

3rd Prize                        Padraic Slattery, University of Limerick