Irish Manufacturing Council

Supporting and Promoting Irish Manufacturing Engineering Researchers and Educators

Welcome to the homepage of the irish manufacturing council

The Irish Manufacturing Council (IMC) has been in existence since 1984 and is a grouping of academics engaged in manufacturing research and education at third level educational institutions across Ireland. Since our first conference at Trinity College Dublin in 1984, IMC has been a primary dissemination outlet for ground breaking manufacturing research and innovative education methods .

The Council has organised the International Manufacturing Conference on an annual basis for thirty seven years and it changes location every year. The Conference has been and continues to be hosted by our member institutions across Ireland - North, South, East and West. Our technical programmes have always featured the latest developments across a broad range of manufacturing disciplines - uniquely showcasing the latest innovations and research undertaken in both academia and industry. Our keynote speakers have included industry leaders, governmental policy makers, representatives from regional development agencies and academics who are recognised as leaders in their field. Our technical sessions have included contributions from PhD students, post doctoral researchers, industrial research engineers, Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) associates and Innovation Boost (formerly FUSION) engineers . Our conferences have also included poster exhibitions featuring manufacturing related project work by undergraduate engineers making IMC uniquely placed as a focal point for research outputs spanning all points in the developmental pipeline for talented individuals in manufacturing engineering and its associated disciplines. Whether through a direct technical contribution or by simply registering to attend our conference, IMC represents a fantastic mechanism for companies and academic institutions alike, to get up to speed on the latest manufacturing research, to showcase their own work and network with potential future employees or researchers.

Dr Joe Butterfield

President, Irish Manufacturing Council

IMC Mission Statement

The Irish Manufacturing Council aims to provide a platform for researchers in Ireland to disseminate their work and act as the primary network for researchers and educators working on manufacturing technology and its associated science and engineering disciplines.

The 38th International Manufacturing Conference will take place in September 2022

& will be co-hosted by University College Dublin and I-Form.

The call for papers for IMC38 will be issued in January 2022.

Papers from previous conferences can be accessed via our IMC Conference Archive.

Affiliated Higher Educational Institutions & Academic Members

AIT Members

TCD Members

Kevin Kelly

Garret O'Donnell

Rocco Lupoi

DCU Members

Paul Young

John Geraghty

UCD Members

Eamonn Ahearne

Nan Zhang

Denis Dowling

TUD Members

Robert Simpson

Graham Gavin

Liam Costelloe

UCC Members

Bill Wright

Guangbo Hao

UU Members

GMIT Member

Patrick Delassus

WIT Members

Liam O'Shea

NUIG Members

Sinead Mitchell

ITS Members

Xavier Velay

David Mulligan

Una Parsons