November SFI Award for Supporting Green Transition 2023 given to Una FitzGerald
Una FitzGerald, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Galway and an Investigator in CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices, was recently awarded the inaurgrual SFI Award for Supporting Green Transition 2023. The winners of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Awards for 2023 were announced on November 20th at the Research Summit, a joint Summit hosted by SFI and the Irish Research Council (IRC).
Una is a leading voice in the national movement of ‘greening’ research laboratories, and her laboratory was the first in Europe to be Green Lab-certified. She also led the Galway Green Labs initiative and is the chairperson for Irish Green Labs, a network of Irish labs that share case studies and best practice in lab sustainability.
Commending the award winners, Prof. Philip Nolan, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland, said: “Through their innovation, creativity and tireless work, these researchers have striven to improve the world around them. SFI is delighted to recognise their efforts and achievements with these prestigious accolades. I want to offer my sincere congratulations to all the award recipients.”
This year’s SFI Awards feature ten categories, including an inaugural award for Supporting Green Transition.