Dou­ble de­light for O’Kane fam­ily

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

WED­NES­DAY was a spe­cial day for the O’Kane fam­ily in Balt­in­glass as not one, but two mem­bers of the fam­ily en­joyed their con­fer­ring day at Maynooth Univer­sity.

Thomas and Seán O’Kane were among the 613 stu­dents to grad­u­ate last week and were awarded PhD and MSc De­grees re­spec­tively.

Thomas, who works with

Suzuki Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion, was awarded a Doc­tor­ate in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing for his re­search on ‘High Fi­delity Mod­el­ling in Mo­tor­cy­cle Dy­nam­ics’ un­der Pro­fes­sor of Elec­tronic En­gi­neer­ing John Ring­wood.

‘I was mo­ti­vated by work­ing in this area, and I felt a PhD would help me in my work and make a con­tri­bu­tion to the field,’ he said.

His son, Seán, who grad­u­ated with an MSc, is now em­bark­ing on a PhD in the field of en­vi­ron­men­tal mon­i­tor­ing and re­mote sens­ing un­der Dr Tim Mc­Carthy, in the Na­tional Cen­tre of Geo­com­pu­ta­tion at Maynooth.

The univer­sity, Ire­land’s fastest grow­ing univer­sity, held an ex­tra day of con­fer­ring this year with 13 cer­e­monies tak­ing place al­to­gether.

Fa­ther and son Thomas and Sean O’Kane from Balt­in­glass at their

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