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Biographical: Dr David Kennedy

David Kennedy
Dr. David Kennedy

Dip(Eng), BSc, MAI, PhD, C.Eng, Eur-Ing, MIEE, FIEI

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Currently Head of Mechanical Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology. The Department offers and manages a suite of taught programmes in Mechanical Engineering from Level 7 to Level 9  and has built a strong research base of postgraduate research students. Main objectives are to successfully manage the academic and research developments of engineering students. This is achieved by providing academic leadership, management and research management.
December 2000 – December 2003            
SLIII Senior Lecturer for Research Strategy (Head of Research, Faculty of Engineering, DIT)  
Responsible for developing research structures in Faculty of Engineering, developing growth of research students and staff, research funding, scholarly activity and Industrial, Faculty and Institute wide collaboration.

June 2000 – September 2004:            
Assistant Head of Department, Faculty of Engineering, DIT

Main Lecturing Experience:
1989- date
Lecturer in Engineering (Dublin Institute of Technology) and Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering (Institute of Technology Carlow)

Industrial Experience
1984 – 1989                        
Project/Manufacturing Engineer, Midland International Ltd. Responsible for all Production, Innovation, Manufacturing and technical solutions. Work Study and Quality Management
Development of Enterprise Development Programmes and Computing Programmes at FAS                                         
Contributions to National and International Offices
Chairman of NSAI  TC8 (National Standards Authority of Ireland) committee on GTSC (Gas Technical Standards Committee) 2002 to date: Standards Development
Chairman of Institution of Electrical Engineers, Irish Branch (2004-2005)
Current member of IEE/IET Irish Branch committee and past member of IEI/IMechE committee. 1993 to date
Member of Membership Qualifications Board (MQB) for Engineers Ireland 2006 to date.
Member of IEI group on NQAI Level 9 qualifications for Chartered Engineer
Irish representative of COST 532 European group on Tribotechnology, “Zero Friction Engine”, 2003 to 2008
European Fuel Cell cogeneration project, LLP ZuHause II, Leonardo project, 2008 to date
Organiser and leader of Dublin Energy Lab (DEL) group from School of Mechanical & Transport Engineering
Chairman and Co-Organiser of numerous International Conferences to date in Ireland and abroad.

External reviewer for International Journal papers
Research and grant funding to date at €1.4M

120+ publications and articles to date: International Journals,  International conferences and proceedings. Main areas include Surface Engineering, Manufacturing and Design, and energy systems.

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