Physical Sciences

Listed by academic programme, here are the academic excellence award winners in the Department of Physical Sciences.

Academic Excellence: Degree Awards

Carolina Hugo

Carolina Hugo

BSc in Analytical
& Pharmaceutical Chemistry (CR007)

I came from Buenos Aires many years ago. My favourite things at CIT have been the comradery of my classmates, the approachability of truly invested teachers, the joy of spending time in the lab, and the thrill of discovery you experience when solving a difficult problem or learning something new.

Sponsor: BASF
Alan O’Sullivan

Alan O’Sullivan

BSc in Applied Physics
& Instrumentation
(CR001)

I am currently working as a Lead Instrument Engineer for PM Group on the design of large-scale projects in both Ireland and abroad. I completed my degree part-time and found the course content and delivery to be extremely interesting and relatable to current industry practices.

Sponsor: Vernier

Academic Excellence: Honours Degree Awards

Denis Murphy

Denis Murphy

BSc Honours in Applied Physics
& Instrumentation

I work as an Instrument Engineer at Paciv Ireland, a global instrumentation, control systems integration and regulatory compliance engineering firm. I am responsible for verification of compliance of process plant instruments (level, temperature, pressure and flow) to the design specification for the materials of construction including steel, polymer, elastomer and electrical requirements in line with ASTM E2500-07 and FDA 21CFR177 guidelines.

Sponsor: International Society of Automation
Samuel Spinn

Samuel Spinn

BSc Honours in Instrument Engineering (CR360)

Employed full time at Net Feasa, an IoT company innovating in the area of communications for global infrastructure and freight industries. Responsibilities include maintaining edge and core IT infrastructure, testing new technologies and developing proofs of concept, securing data transmission and storage, and becoming familiar with a customer's problem domain.

Sponsor: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
Katarzyna Nowak

Katarzyna Nowak

BSc Honours in Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance
(CR340)

Pfizer Gold Medal - This course at CIT is extensive enough to allow you to branch out into many directions, but also specific enough to make you an expert in chemical analysis. It definitely broadened my horizons. I am currently doing a master in applied environmental science in Sweden.

Sponsor: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
Richard Ellard

Richard Ellard

BSc Honours in Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology (CR365)

Employed with Water Technology Ltd in Cork as a Service Engineer. Presently working on projects consisting of flow and load surveys, calibration and installation of various types of water quality monitoring equipment such as nutrient analyzers using spectrophotometric and fluorometric methods, flow meters and auto-samplers.

Sponsor: Acorn Water

Academic Excellence: Higher Certificate Award

Krzysztof Kurek

Krzysztof Kurek

Higher Certificate in Industrial Measurement & Control

This accolade is incredibly special to me as I only knew two English words (Hi and Bye) when I started my career in Ireland. I now work as a Production Operator with AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company in Carrigtwohill and I am in the final year of a Bachelor Degree in Applied Physics and Instrumentation.

Sponsor: Hanley Calibration

Academic Excellence: Dr Aidan O’Connor Memorial Award

David Crotty

David Crotty

Presented to the student who achieves the highest grade
in first-year Physics.

I chose the Instrument Engineering course in CIT as my favourite subjects in secondary school were Maths and Physics and they are both subjects that feature strongly in this course. There are a lot of practical workshops and this hands on experience will be really beneficial when I move into the workplace.

Sponsor: Blackrock Castle Observatory