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MSSI Academic receives Engineering Excellence Award

09.11.2013
Peter Tiernan
Pictured Here: Keelin Shanley, RTE, Dr. Peter Tiernan and John O’Dea, President of Engineers Ireland at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards

Chartered mechanical engineer and a researcher at the Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI), Peter Tiernan has been awarded the prestigious Engineers Ireland Excellence Award for his leadership and promotion of the profession in the Thomond region.  The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards recognise excellence and achievement in the engineering profession.  Peter is a senior lecturer in the Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology at the University of Limerick.

Peter chaired the Thomond region of Engineers Ireland during the 2012/13 year.  Under his leadership, the region hosted a highly successful and innovative programme of events covering a diverse range of engineering topics presented by leaders in their field.  Peter, himself is highly sought after in a consultancy capacity, by both private and public bodies in an advisory capacity on engineering projects.  He continually promotes the engineering profession though engagement with schools, businesses and at Government level. 

Speaking after the event, Peter said that he “was honoured to accept such an award in recognition of his contribution to the engineering profession”.  He added, “engineer’s have a huge role to play in steering Ireland out of recession and ensuring that Ireland’s engineering industry is competitive in the global marketplace”.

Commenting on the awards, Engineers Ireland Director General and Chartered Engineer, John Power, said, “I would like to congratulate Peter on winning the award. Our organisation very much depends on the volunteers who freely give their support, time and skills to raise the profile of engineering and Irish engineers and it is important that we acknowledge the exceptional contribution they make to the organisation and the engineering profession.”