TRUSS fellows attended and presented posters from their projects in the exhibition organised by the UCD Earth Institute on the Wednesday 30th September 2015, to showcase the quality and breadth of research being undertaken within the Institute. Research posters and exhibits took place in the atrium of the 4th floor in the O’Brien Center for Science (Dublin, Ireland). In the photos, Sofia Antonopoulou (ESR1) and Siyuan Chen (ESR14) stand besides their posters to address queries by the attendants.
Quoting from the website of the UCD Earth Institute, “The Institute provides research-driven solutions to the most pressing global environmental challenges – current and future – facing society. The Institute currently comprises over 80 principal investigators and their teams with multidisciplinary expertise, collaborating to identify solutions to challenges such as Climate Change & Natural Hazards, Finite Natural Resources and Sustainable Built Environment”. As part of the agenda of the Strategic Advisory Board meeting of the Institute held on the day, Dr. Kenneth Gavin, director of the Center for Critical Infrastructure Research within the School of Civil Engineering, presented achievements in the Sustainable Built Environment cluster, including TRUSS ITN as an example of excellence in academic education combined with research and placements in Industry.
The long plate corridor poster display offered TRUSS researchers an opportunity to highlight the objectives of their work and to interact with the local research community at UCD Earth Institute in key disciplines that include Energy & Resources, Built Environment and Natural Hazards & Risk.