Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering

Listed by academic programme, here are the academic excellence award winners in the Department of Mechanical, Biomedical & Manufacturing Engineering.

Academic Excellence: Degree Awards

Shane Allen

Shane Allen

BEng in Mechanical Engineering (CR071)

I am currently a trainee Armourer in the Irish Naval service. As an Armourer, my main responsibilities will be inspecting and servicing the small arms used by the Naval Service, as well as designing and fabricating various mounts and other equipment for use in the maintenance of weapon systems.

Sponsor: Stryker
Justine Bongcaras

Justine Bongcaras

BEng in Biomedical Engineering (CR075)

I was born in the Philippines and lived nearly all my life in Cashel, County Tipperary. I’ve always loved facing new challenges and a heart for making people’s live better. Biomedical engineering gives me the opportunity to do just this, which I am more than grateful for. I am currently studying for the Honours Degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Sponsor: DePuy Synthes

Academic Excellence: Honours Degree Awards

Mícheál Cantillon Murphy

Mícheál Cantillon Murphy

BEng Honours in Mechanical Engineering (CR108)

I work as a Mechanical Project Engineer with Jones Engineering Group. It is a multifaceted role that is focused on the delivery of mechanical project scopes in Process and HVAC applications. Being part of the hugely experienced and supportive team at Jones Engineering makes me look forward to the challenges that each day brings.

Sponsor: Stryker
Evan Stone

Evan Stone

BEng Honours in Biomedical Engineering

I am currently working with Abbott Vascular Clonmel on the research and development team developing Perclose ProStyle, a suture mediated vessel closure device. I am really enjoying the opportunity and it has been a great learning experience for me.

Sponsor: DePuy Synthes
Darragh Mulcahy

Darragh Mulcahy

BEng Honours in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

The AMT course in CIT was very enjoyable well-structured and challenging. The course habituated a firm understanding of engineering principals which I can now transfer into my current modules as I complete a Mechanical Engineering Masters programme in UCC.

Sponsor: Janssen Sciences Ireland UC

Academic Excellence: Apprenticeship Award

Aidan O’Connor

Aidan O’Connor

BEng in Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship Mode)

I have been employed by Stryker since 2015 and I enrolled as part of the Stryker Engineering Apprenticeship programme in 2017. I am now working as part of the Engineering support team at the Stryker Neurovascular facility.

Sponsor: DePuy Synthes

Academic Excellence: Continuing Education Awards

Aidan Walsh

Aidan Walsh

BEng in Mechancal Engineering

I work as a Senior Project Engineer at Containment Service Providers. I completed evening courses in Mechanical Engineering at CIT whilst simultaneously gaining professional experience in the field. I am now managing projects to design, install and commission containment units for the handling of potent compounds in the pharmaceutical sector both in Ireland and worldwide.

Sponsor: Croom Precision Medical
Paul Stapleton

Paul Stapleton

BEng Honours in Process Plant Technology

I am employed by ThermoFisher Scientific who acquired the GSK site in Currabinny in 2019. I joined the site in 2003 as an Instrumentation Craft and I am currently a member of the Engineering Operations Team. Having obtained an Advanced Electrical Craft Certificate in 2015 and a Diploma in Chemical and Processing Engineering in 2017 (UCC) , ThermoFisher has been a great support through their Education Assistance Program in pursuing my Degree at CIT.

Sponsor: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers