4th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium

The DIT Graduate Research School Office hosted the Fourth Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium which was held in the Focas Research Institute, with presentations by young researchers from Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

DIT’s four research thematic areas, i.e “Society, Culture and Enterprise”, “Environment, Energy & Health”, “Information, Communications and Media Technologies” and “New Materials and Devices” were the themes for 12 oral presentations, and 17 poster exhibitions delivered by current research students. The lively audience comprising senior and younger researchers from the three institutions participated in the discussion throughout the day. The inter-disciplinarity that distinguished most of the projects encouraged dialogue between researchers of different backgrounds and highlighted the cohesion emerging among our increasingly growing research community.

Awards for the Best Oral Presentation and the Best Poster were announced by the President of DIT, Professor Brian Norton who also attended the event. The Best Oral Presentation Award was shared by Kate Sheehy, PhD Student, in the School of Physics (DIT) for her presentation on “Investigating and evaluating the negative impacts of metallic nanoparticles from food products on GI-tract cell lines and microflora” and by Michael Brogan, PhD Student at ITB for his presentation on “Semantic model generation for photo-realistic driving simulators”. The Best Poster Award was given to Ronan Oliver, PhD student in the School of Civil and Building Services Engineering for his poster on “Analysis of small and medium enterprises' heat consumption in Ireland - implications for a competitive, low-carbon economy”.


Best Oral Presentation Winners

Kate Sheehy and Michael Brogan
with Professor Brian Norton

Best Poster Winner

Ronan Oliver with Professor Brian Norton