Professor Dermot Brabazon (BEng, CEng) graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University College Dublin in 1995 and continued on at UCD to complete his doctorate in the area of semi-solid metal processing. From 1995 to 2000 he worked with Materials Ireland, a state funded research centre at UCD. Professor Brabazon is a full time lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University since February 2000. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2006, Deputy Head of School in 2007, and Associate Dean for Research in 2009. Prof Brabazon was also conferred with the President’s Award for Research in January 2009 and was appointed as Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering in 2015.