Honours & Awards 2011

President’s Address

I would like to welcome you all here this evening, to our 30th Annual Honours and Awards Ceremony. We hold this annual ceremony to acknowledge and encourage excellence for those training for careers in Instrumentation, Systems and Automation.

This year we have six awards, four of which have been submitted by Third Level institutions, one from the membership of our section and one Society award. I would like to welcome the recipients and their families.

We are delighted each sponsor is represented here this evening, this clearly shows the industry’s awareness and support for promoting and awarding excellence.

I would like to thank University College Cork for allowing use this very elegant and historic Common Room. I hope you all have a very relaxed and enjoyable evening as we celebrate excellence in our industry.

I would like to wish you and your families a joyful Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Honour’s Degree Award

Recipient: Ms. Jennifer Gaughran, School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University

Nominated by: Dr. Enda McGlynn & Prof. Jens Ducrae, School of Physical Sciences & Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI), Dublin City University (DCU)

Degree Award

Recipient: Mr. Mark Casey, Waterford

Nominated by: Dr. Liam McDonnell, Department of Applied Physics Instrumentation, Cork Institute of Technology

Post Graduate Award

Recipient: Mr. Pietro Zucca, Dublin

Nominated by: Prof. Peter T. Gallagher, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin

Technology Achievement Award

Recipients: Ms. Romania Dirimanova

Nominated by: Mr. Declan Lordan, Douglas Automation, Mr. Peadar Walsh, Jones Group

Pioneer Award

Recipient: Mr Pat J Boner, P J Boner & Company

Nominated by: Mr. Patrick M Boner, P J Boner & Company, Mr. Eoin O’Riain, Readout

Society Award – Emerging Leader Award

Recipient: Mr Andre Michel Skilpad, Quebec, Canada

Nominated by: Mr. Dave Adler, ISA Indianapolis Section