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Presidential Address - "Fusing Transport, Energy and Technology – Engineering an Irish Revolution"

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 21 September 2017
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

Date for your diary

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this keynote event in the Engineers Ireland calendar when President Kieran Feighan gives his Presidential Address.

Attendees are asked to arrive from 6:00 PM with the Address commencing at 6.30 and will be followed by light snacks and refreshments in Café Clyde.

About the Address

In his Presidential Address, Kieran will describe how a new form of energy, coupled with innovative transport technology, was the foundation upon which many historical empires were successively constructed. Similarly, the United States’ rise to become the dominating world economy was founded on blending new energy sources with innovative technology in the transport sector.

The world has again reached a point where the global economy will be changed utterly as a new source of energy (renewables) is coupled with transforming technology (the internet of things, big data, sensor technology) and transport solutions (autonomous vehicles, electricity storage, hydrogen fuel cells, mobility as a service) to produce winners and losers at enterprise and national scales.

Ireland has many renewable energy sources, high skills involvement in ITS, strong research capability through universities and IoTs, and engineering-led transport and energy semi-state companies. Advocacy for a clear and unrelenting focus on Ireland as a massive testing ground for these new technologies is proposed.

About the President

Dr Kieran Feighan is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland and a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He holds a BE in Civil Engineering from UCG, a Masters in Civil Engineering (1985) and a PhD in Transportation Engineering (1988) from Purdue University, Indiana. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration from TCD.  He worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory and with a specialised pavement engineering firm in Champaign, Illinois before returning to Ireland where he founded PMS Pavement Management Services Ltd., an Irish-owned Consulting Engineering company with offices in Dublin and Galway.  Kieran is Managing Director of the company.  See here for full biography of the President.


Admission is free and all are welcome.  You are however asked to register your intention to attend using the link provided.

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