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Queen's MAE Graduate and SWAN Role Model, Sinead O’ Sullivan, is named as one of the Top Women in Technology in Ireland for 2014 

 

Sinead O'Sullivan

Georgia Tech

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Sinead O'Sullivan is an Aerospace Engineer at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory of Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is also a project manager at NASA's Marshall Spaceflight Center. She also serves as co-lead on Space Technologies for Disaster Management for the Space Generation Advisory Council, and has worked at Danske Bank in Ireland and at Morgan Stanley in New York. Sinead studied internet access provision and environmental monitoring via microsatellites at the International Space University, and graduated in Aerospace Engineering from Queen's University Belfast.

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SERC and NIT Toyoma visit QUB

Building on the Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC) relationship with South Eastern Regional College (SERC) being developed through the DEL Funded ConnectEd Programme, the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) was pleased to host a guest lecture given by Professor Sotomi Ishihara, President of the National Institute of Technology, Toyama, Visiting Principal Lecturer in SERC and Professor Emeritus of Toyama University, on 9th September 2014.


The lecture was introduced by Dr Nicholas Dunne, Director of the Advanced Materials & Processing Research Cluster and Director of PPRC for which staff and researchers from QUB & SERC were joined by students of SERC on Mechanical Engineering HND and Foundation Degree to hear Professor Ishihara speak on the topic of "A Study on Fatigue Lifetime of the Forging Die".


Also in attendance were students from National Institutes of Technology, Toyama and Maizuru and Toyota Colleges in Japan on a study programme in learning and using English in a technical context with SERC.


The lecture concluded with a Questions and Answers session and vote of thanks given by Professor Mark Price, Head of School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, on behalf of QUB.


Later that same week, the Japanese students returned to QUB Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering for a tour of PPRC and demonstrations of the Centre’s extrusion and moulding equipment and material characterisation facilities led by Alan Clarke, Paul Hanna and Bronagh Millar respectively.

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TCD's AMBER and PPRC at Queen's to work together

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, and Queen's University Belfast today signed an agreement for research co-operation.    The agreement recognises that AMBER and the Polymer Processing Research Centre (PPRC) at Queen's have complementary expertise and capabilities in areas of research.

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Memorandum of Understanding link between Trinity and PPRC at Queen's

Amber, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, and The Queen's University of Belfast have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines key terms for research co-operation. The MoU recognises that Amber and the Polymer Processing Research Centre at Queen's have complementary expertise and capabilities in areas of research related to advanced materials.

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