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IMechE Presidential Address

  • Date(s)
    Friday, 24 January 2020
  • Time(s)
    From 6:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4

About the event

The Mechanical and Manufacturing division in association with The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Republic of Ireland branch are honoured to host IMechE President Professor Joe McGeough on his visit to Ireland to deliver his Presidential Address.

In this address, "How 'Theo' Williamson FRS changed the sound of music" Joe takes inspiration from Theo Williamson as a role model for Engineers.  He explores his life and career and describes his legacy as a shining example to all engineers, but especially young engineers, of those qualities which best capture the essence of what it is to be an engineer - creativity, problem solving and the need for perseverance.

About the speaker

Professor Joe McGeough CEng FIMechE - President of IMechE
Joe is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.  He is a graduate of Glasgow University and also holds a DSc from Aberdeen.

His main field of research is manufacturing and especially unconventional (electrochemical) machining. He has been awarded prizes for his research by both IMechE and the Society for Underwater Technology, as well being a recipient of a Royal Society industrial Fellowship.

He has worked to extend electrochemical machining (ECM) methods to surgery, helping establish an orthopaedic engineering centre in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. His collaboration with surgeons has looked at the engineering analysis of back pain and the effects of age on the mechanical properties of bone.

Joe is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the International Society for Nanomanufacturing as well as being Emeritus Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering.

He has held visiting University appointments at Naples, Glasgow Caledonian, Monash, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Dublin City. Currently he is an Honorary Professor at Nanjing Aeronautical and Astronautical University, and is Visiting Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester.


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