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My Engineering life Q&A: Dermot BrabazonJanuary 27, 2020

Dublin City University's Professor Dermot Brabazon lists his ideal project as one 'which address a societal need and is given the resources to make a significant and meaningful impact' – and among his engineering heroes are Renishaw's Sir David McMurtry and Glen Dimplex's Dr Marton Naughten
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Understanding the impact of deep-sea miningDecember 16, 2019

Mining materials from the sea floor could help secure a low-carbon future, but researchers are racing to understand the environmental effects, writes Mary Beth Gallagher, MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Problem Based Learning: Case study of teaching mechanical engineering designDecember 2, 2019

This article presents a case study of how TU Dublin has addressed the question of how to teach students real world engineering skills relating to design and manufacturing, the objective being to help engineering graduates to be more effectively prepared for the challenges of professional engineering practice once they enter the workforce
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My engineering life Q&A: Mary Doyle-KentNovember 18, 2019

She was questioning from an early age and loved being taught about design and manufacturing in her father's workshop – now Mary Doyle-Kent is the mentor. She loves working in engineering and education, while the best advice she would give to her students is to work abroad in the early part of your career and always seize the moment
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Irish Ferries’ WB Yeats: Poetry in motionSeptember 23, 2019

A modern cruise ferry is a complex package of engineering, comprising of safety systems, structural design, installed power, command and control systems, each of which are significant engineering projects in their own right, writes Derek Byrne
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Smart sink could help save waterAugust 26, 2019

An experiment with a water-saving 'smart' faucet shows potential for reducing water use. The catch? Unbeknown to study participants, the faucet's smarts came from its human controller