SMAE Sir Bernard Crossland Competition Winners Announced


PhD students across all of the research themes within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queens, have been showcasing their research over the week leading up to the 14th of December.  Their efforts were focused on the annual Sir Bernard Crossland poster and presentation competition and once again the judging panels were very impressed by the quality and diversity of this year's entrants.

The winners are pictured above with the SMAE Postgraduate Coordinator Dr Gary Menary.  Theo Baumard won the presentation competition and Claire Donaghy won the poster competition.  They will now go forward to represent Queens University at the 20th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium where they will be competing against other PhD students from across Ireland.  Santosh Salunkhe and Jordan Graham were second and third in the presentation competition.  Lee Galloway and Ross Blair were joint second in the poster competition and Xudan Yao and Imelda Friel were placed joint third.

The Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium is an annual conference, first established in 1997, under the auspices of Engineers Ireland and the Council of Professors of Mechanical Engineering in Irish Universities, with delegates comprising academics, industrialists and PhD students.  The Symposium programme includes oral paper presentations from PhD students with prizes funded by a bequest from Sir Bernard and administered by Engineers Ireland, which are awarded for the best presentations, based on technical merit and presentation skills. 

The Symposium pays tribute to Sir Bernard’s great interest in education and research in Mechanical Engineering and, in particular, recognition of the critical importance of design and manufacture in engineering practice.  The Symposium also seeks to encourage collaboration with industry through high quality research activity which will be demonstrated in the papers and posters.

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