The first Tyndall Annual Recognition Awards (TARAs) and a showcase of the many talents of the Tyndall community were held on Thursday November 17.
The day was a terrific opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution, commitment and impact made by staff and postgraduate students over the last 12 months.
A total of 98 staff and postgraduates were nominated for awards across a variety of categories, recognising those in engineering, technical and professional support, postgraduate students, mentors, postdoctoral and research categories.
Winners on the day, announced by CEO William Scanlon, were:
- Early Career Researcher of the Year: Dr Salvatore Tedesco and Dr Xing Ouyang (Joint winners)
- Experienced Researcher of the Year: Dr Daniela Iacopino
- Research Team of the Year: APACHE Team
- Mentor of the Year: Dr John Buckley
- Education & Public Engagement/Outreach Person of the Year: Ehren Dixon
- Postgraduate Student Research Publication of the Year: Dr Cara-Lena Nies
- Early Postgraduate Student Poster of the Year: Dinesh Gawade
- Later Postgraduate Student Poster of the Year: Fernando Diaz
- Support Person of the Year: Eilis Mulcahy
- Support Team of the Year: EU Programs Team
- Outstanding Customer Service Person of the Year: Anne O’Keeffe and Carlo Webster (Joint winners)
In the afternoon, Tyndall’s Got Talent took centre stage! Organised by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team, the event highlighted the hidden talents, cultural diversity and skills that belong to the Tyndall community of more than 600 professionals from over 50 countries.
From arts and craft displays, musical performances, solving of a Rubik’s cube, dessert creations and more, the talent show was a fun and positive way for everyone to come together and celebrate what makes Tyndall National Institute so great.