TU Dublin Students Win Inaugural BOC Gases Ireland Bursary

Published: 27 Nov, 2020

Keith Flood and Zexuan Chen have been awarded the Inaugural BOC Gases Ireland Bursary for 2020.

Keith and Zexuan received the awards from BOC Gases based on their academic performances on the Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering, which is delivered by the University in Bolton Street. Zexuan is a full-time student while Keith is studying the part-time option with both receiving an award of €1,000.

Kieran Hennessy, Business & Relations Manager of BOC Gases Ireland, presented the awards to the students virtually and said. "As a graduate of Bolton Street, I am very proud to be in a position to present this bursary to TU Dublin students." Professor David Kennedy, Head of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Barry Duignan, Programme Chair for the ME  programme, in collaboration with BOC Gases Ireland, helped organise the virtual event and expressed their gratitude to BOC Gases Ireland and their Country Manager, Andreas Bieringer.

About the winners

Keith Flood enrolled on the part-time option of Masters in Mechanical Engineering delivered in Bolton Street in 2018 and is due to graduate in June 2021. He works full-time as a Project Mechanical Engineer with IN2 Engineering with responsibilities including Mechanical Design, Project briefs, Standards, Budgeting, overseeing services works and installations for engineering projects.

Zexuan Chen graduated with a First Honours in the Masters of Mechanical Engineering in June 2020. Before that, he majored in Engineering at the Inner Mongolia University of Technology and worked at the Thermal Power Plant in Heilongjiang, where he was a Thermodynamic Engineer with the Beijing Xiangxinli Software Company and then with the Beijing Bailitop Company in China.