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Assoc. Prof Paul Young

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Name: Assoc. Prof Paul Young
Department: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Role: Associate Professor
Phone Number: 01 700 8216
Email Address: paul.young@dcu.ie
Room: S374
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Dr Paul Young completed his bachelor degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (BA.BAI.) in Dublin University graduating with a 1st class honours in 1986. He was awarded his PhD for his thesis on the High Frequency Monitoring of Cutting Vibrations under the supervision of Prof Henry Rice and Prof John Fitzpatrick in 1991 by Dublin University.  This research was partially funded through EOLAS (now Enterprise Ireland).
From 1991 to 1995 he worked as a project engineer for ESTECH Corp., a Computer Aided Engineering consultancy which was a joint venture between NISSAN and SDRC.  For the most part projects dealt with the testing, analysis and modelling of vehicles for the purposes of reducing noise and vibration, but also took in parts reliability and development of software systems to automate modelling.
Returning to Ireland in 1995, he joined the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in University College Dublin under Prof. Gerry Byrne.  Working on EU projects (NEMPRO and COMPRO) looking at the simulation and monitoring of cutting processes he also managed a number of locally funded development projects with Irish industry.
After being appointed as a lecturer in DCU in 1998, the research focus changed to that of modelling and analysing manufacturing systems and processes.  This led to collaboration over a number of years with INTEL Ireland, the ICMR (now Irish Manufacturing Research) and European projects as Principal Investigator.
Recently he has been involved in the development of the design of electric vehicles, the modelling of environmentally friendly refrigeration for goods vehicles, the automation of modelling for the analysis of manufacturing systems and is a member of the National council on Collaborative Robotics in Manufacturing.
He has supervised 12 PhD's to completion.

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