The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD and ENBIO make impact at Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards on Thursday the 26th of April
University College Dublin was awarded the “Collaborative Research” award for the work between the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Stanton) and ENBIO that helped the company to develop a thermo-optical coating to reflect radiation and protect spacecrafts – SolarWhite. This collaborative research project was undertaken with the European Space Agency, supported by Enterprise Ireland, as well as the Irish Research Council (IRC), who co-funded an Enterprise Partnership PhD (Dr. Kevin Doherty) with ENBIO. The collaboration has led to the successful coating of flight hardware on the upcoming Solar Orbiter mission with SolarWhite; the award of the Engineers Ireland ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ 2017 (sponsored by NSAI); and a patent filing. “This is a great reward for ENBIO’s collaborative research approach and is a benchmark for ongoing activities with Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology” – Dr. Barry Twomey (CTO).