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EESD2021 Programme Handbook


EESD2021 Open Access repository at CORA (Cork Open Research Archive)

Monday June 14

(Note: All times are local: Irish Standard Time (UTC+1))


June 14



Prof. John O’Halloran, President, UCC

Welcome & Introduction


Prof. Edmond Byrne, Chair Professor of Process and Chemical Engineering, UCC

EESD2021 Chair’s Welcome

9:10 10.00

Keynote: Dr Therese Hume and Prof. John Barry

‘Education in turbulent times: Navigating the transition from un-sustainability’

10:00 – 11.50

Keynote: Sorcha Ní Mhuimhneacháin

‘Activism in Engineering: The importance of elevating the ideas of young idealistic engineers as well as the value of modern activist culture’

10:50 – 11.10



Mon. June 14

Parallel Session 1

11:10 – 12:30

Session 1A: Pedagogical Approaches I

Chair: John Fitzpatrick (University College Cork)

Session 1B: Teaching Circular Economy & Greener Technology I

Chair: Javier Orozco-Messana (Universitat Politècnica de València)

11:10 – 11:30

Sustainability Shares in the Classroom [33]

David Shallcross, U. Melbourne, Australia

Teaching circular economy: Discussing limitations and opportunities of teaching about sustainable production [84]

Helen Kopnina, The Hague U. Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

11:30  – 11:50

Challenge Driven Education for sustainability in engineering. A White Paper [94]

Gemma Tejedor [1], Anna-Karin Högfeldt [2], Jordi Segalas [1], Lena Gumaelius [2]. [1] UPC-Barcelona, Spain, [2] KTH, Sweden

Circular Design project. Educating the Design Community in Sustainable Design [85]

Jordi Segalas [1], Adam de Eyto [2], Moireann McMahon [2], Yekta Bakirkioglu [2], Gemma Tejedor [1], Boris Lazzarini [1], Sine Celik [3], Alex Jimenez [4], Jonas Martins [5]

[1] UPC-Barcelona, Spain, [2] U. Limerick, Ireland, [3] Stichting NHL, Netherlands, [4] Nut Creatives, Spain, [5] Ceci N’est Pas Une Holding B.V., Netherlands

11:50 – 12:10

Using field trips in engineering education to facilitate the understanding of energy systems, technologies and transitions: an overview [81]

Lukas T. Gast, U. Cambridge, UK

Connecting the Dots: Understanding Professional Development Needs of Istanbul’s Makers for Circular Economy [72]

Yekta Bakırlıoğlu [1,2], Maria-Laura Ester Ramirez Galleguillos [1], Ivon Bensason [1], Asım Evren Yantaç [1], Aykut Coşkun [1], Koç U., Turkey, Middle East Technical U., Turkey

12:10 – 12:30

Walking the walk; meaningfully engaging people with engineering challenges [24]

Connor McGookin, Brian Ó Gallachóir, Edmond Byrne, UCC, Ireland

Embedding Sustainability in Engineering Education through Interactive Industrial Design Case Studies [38]

Kevin Gibson, Jorge Oliveira, Denis Ring, UCC, Ireland

12:30 – 13:20



Mon. June 14

Parallel Session 2

13:20 – 15:00

Session 2A: Architecture and Sustainability

Chair: Adam de Eyto (Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT)

Session 2B: Global & Sustainability Competences

Chair: Karel Mulder (TU Delft)

13:20 – 13:40

Re-Structuring Practice for Sustainability: Learning from Case Studies [91]

Stefani Danes, Carnegie Mellon U., Craig Stevenson, Auros, USA

How Do Graduate Civil Engineers Working in London Learn Global
Responsibility and Support UN Sustainable Development Goals? [28]

Shannon Chance [1,2], Inês Direito [1], John Mitchell [1]. [1] UCL, UK, [2] TU Dublin, Ireland

13:40 – 14:00

Application of CDIO Standard for teaching the Architectural Composition Subject with a practice competition about green architecture at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam [37]

Hai-Yen Hoang, Ho Chi Minh City U. of Technology, Vietnam

Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development: lessons learned from a new and interdisciplinary MSc programme [36]

Xiaojun Yin, Krijn Peters, Patricia Xavier, James Holness, Swansea U., UK

14:00 – 14:20

Combining Sustainable Design Education with Research on Pathway to Zero Energy Historic Buildings [104]

Kevin McCartney [1,2], UCC, Ireland, Kevin Busby [1,3].

[1] Centre for Architectural Education, [2] UCC, [3] Munster Technological University, Ireland

The Contemporary Engineer: Developing Sustainability Attributes and Transferable Skills through Open-ended Activities [4]

John Fitzpatrick, Edmond Byrne, UCC, Ireland, Francisco Javier Gutiérrez Ortiz, U. Seville, Spain

14:20 – 14:40

Urban agriculture in office buildings, applications for the teaching office buildings design projects for Architectural students in Vietnam [21]

Hai-Yen Hoang, Ho Chi Minh City U. of Technology, Vietnam

A New Course on Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship [22]

Pritpal Singh, Villanova U., PA, USA

14:40 – 15:00

Birr Community School – A Case Study in Retrofitting and Conserving Modern Architecture [105]

John McLaughlin, UCC, Ireland 

Education for Sustainability: Rethinking Digital Teaching and Learning Strategy [102]

Morag Munro, Maynooth U., Ireland

15:00 – 15:20



Mon. June 14

Parallel Session 3

15:20 – 16:40

Session 3A: Pedagogical Approaches II

Chair: Susan Nesbit (University of British Columbia)

Session 3B: Pedagogical Approaches III

Chair: Brian Ó Gallachóir (University College Cork)

15:20 – 15:40

Social and Ecological Responsibility within Engineering Education. A Modular Student-Driven Course Design that is Implemented at Seven German Universities [41]

André Baier, TU Berlin, Germany

Perspectives on Challenge Driven Education for future Engineering education [107]

J. Hedvall, H. Lindberg, A. Rosén, Lena Gumaelius, KTH, Sweden

15:40 – 16:00

Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Curriculum for Environmental Engineering Courses [47]

Kauser Jahan, Sarah Bauer, Jagadish Torlapati, Tiago Forin, Rowan U., NJ, USA

Using an open course pack to support interdisciplinary learning in Sustainable Energy Engineering [100]

Kamaria Kuling, Taco Niet, Sheena Miao Ying Tan, Simon Fraser U., Canada

16:00  – 16:20

Innovation Clubs: Mobilizing Local Creativity for Sustainable Development and Pedagogy [7]

Christianos Burlotos, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Lamarre Presuma, Alexandros Taflanidis,  William Cunningham. U. Notre Dame, IN, USA

‘Storying Architecture’ Pilot Study; Trial and Tribulation. Detailing the Methodology, Implementation, and Initial Findings of a Postponed Research Project in Bali, Indonesia [80]

Alastair Brook, UCC, Ireland

16:20 – 16:40

What works? Sustainability Grand Challenges in Engineering Curricula via Experiential Learning [23]

Amy Landis [1], Claire Dancz [2], Kristen Parrish [3], Melissa Bilec [4]. [1] Colorado School of Mines,  CO [2] Clemson University, SC, [3] Arizona St. U., AZ, [4] U. Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Educating Engineers for the post-COVID 21st Century [106]

Paul Leahy [1], Dylan Furszyfer [2,3], Benjamin Sovacool [3], Aoife M. Foley [2]. [1] UCC, R. Ireland, [2] QUB, N. Ireland, [3] SPRU, U. Sussex, UK


16:50 – 16:55

The Leo Jansen Award Recipients Keynote Address

Session Chair: Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, Professor of Energy Engineering, UCC and Director of MaREI, ERI Vice-Director 

Welcome and Introduction: Prof. Sarah Culloty, Head, College of Science Engineering and Food Science, UCC; and Director, Environmental Research Institute, UCC


16.55 – 17:45

Dr Michelle Marincel Payne & Dr Wayne Padgett

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana, USA

‘Enabling students and communities to flourish: the importance of entrepreneurship, empathy and diversity in humanitarian engineering’


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June 15

June 16

Tuesday, June 15

(Note: All times are local: Irish Standard Time (UTC+1))



9:00 – 9:50

UCC School of Engineering & Architecture Welcome & Keynote Introduction: Prof. Jorge Oliveira, Head of School

Keynote: Brendan Touhy

‘An Bradán Feasa (The Salmon of Knowledge) and its relevance to Engineering Education’


Tue. June 15

Parallel Sessions 4

10:00 – 11:00

Session 4A: Complexity & Uncertainty

Chair: Magdalena Svanström (Chalmers University of Technology)

Session 4B: Embedding Sustainability in the Curriculum I

Chair: Marguerite Nyhan (University College Cork)

10:00 – 10:20

Case studies in professional-oriented education: engaging with sustainability and complexity [48]

Kristen MacAskill, U. Cambridge, Catherine Tilley, King’s College London, UK

Challenging Practice Traditions to Embed Education for Sustainable Development within the Engineering Curriculum [59]

Sloan Trad, Rosalie Goldsmith, Roger Hadgraft, Anne Gardner, U. of Technology Sydney, Australia

10:20 – 10:40

Challenging energy engineering undergraduates with diverse perspectives on nuclear power [42]

Fionn Rogan, Hannah Daly, Paul Deane, James Glynn, Paul Leahy, Edmond Byrne, UCC, Ireland

Non-Discipline Specific Sustainability Knowledge & Competences in the Chemical Engineering Programme at UCC [2]

John Fitzpatrick, Edmond Byrne, UCC, Ireland

10:40 – 11:00

Data Mining for Sustainability Analytics: An Education Approach [70]

Mustafa Al Tekreeti, Salwa Beheiry, Ayman Alzaatreh, American U. Sharjah, UAE

E-Mining@School; A Cross-Curricular Initiative To Embed Sustainability In The Junior Cycle Curriculum [31]

Lisa Kiely [1], Jude Sherry [2], Colin Fitzpatrick [2]. [1] Castletroy College, [2] U. Limerick, Ireland

11:00 – 11:30





11:30 – 12:30

WORKSHOP 1: Professor Richard A Fenner and Dr. Dai Morgan,  University of Cambridge

Revisiting The Barcelona Declaration an update for the 20s?

Barcelona Declaration Workshop discussion paper

WORKSHOP 2: Kauser Jahan, Stephanie Farrell , Mariano Savelski, Tiago Forin and Harriet Hartman, Rowan University

Revolutionizing Engineering Curriculum and Culture: Tips for Addressing Inclusivity, Diversity and Sustainability

12.30 – 13.30



Tue. June 15

Parallel Sessions 5

13:30 – 14:50

Session 5A: Ethics & Social

Chair: Julie Clarke (University College Cork)

  Session 5B: Sustainability & Design

  Chair: Denis Ring (University College Cork)

13:30 – 13:50

Engineers as advocates for Sustainable Development: countering misinformation and the need for Aristotelian Rhetoric [9]

Richard Fenner, U. Cambridge, UK

Towards a Sustainability-Centred Design Curriculum in Civil Engineering [20]

Thomas Froese [1], David Bristow [1], Keagan Rankin [2]. [1] U. Victoria, BC, [2] U. New Brunswick, Canada

13:50 – 14:10

Integrating ethics across the curriculum through sustainability topics [17]

Diana Adela Martin [1,2], Eddie Conlon [1], Brian Bowe [1]. [1] TU Dublin, Ireland, [2] TU Eindhoven.

Identifying Students’ Sustainability Preferences to Improve Design Team Performance [27]

Elise Barrella [1], Justyn Girdner [2], Robin Anderson [2], Mary Katherine Watson [3]. [1] Wake Forest U., NC, USA, [2] James Madison U., VA, USA, [3] The Citadel, SC, USA

14:10 – 14:30

A Novel Pedagogical Approach to Teaching Climate Change and Ethics [77]

Alandra Kahl, Penn State Greater Allegheny, PA, USA

Emotional Intelligence for sustainable engineering education: incorporating soft skills in the capstone chemical engineering design project [43]

Elena Tsalaporta, UCC, Ireland

14:30 – 14:50

One Assignment, Two Courses, Multiple Skills: A Major Engineering Assignment with Social, Political and Ethical Dimensions [52]

Vivian Neal, Taco Niet, Daina Baker, Simon Fraser U., Canada

Approximating Professional Practice in a First-Year Engineering Curriculum: The Wind Turbine Maker Project [99]

Paul Leahy, Connor McGookin, Hannah Daly, UCC, Ireland

14:50 – 15:20



Tue. June 15

Parallel Sessions 6

15:20 – 17:00

Session 6A: Teaching Circular Economy & Greener Technology II

Chair: Mariano Savelski (Rowan University)

Session 6B: Social, Economic & Political Dimensions

Chair: Elena Tsalaporta (University College Cork)

15:20 – 15:40

Closing the Circularity Gap Via Engineering Education for Circularity with a Whole Systems and Biomimetic Perspective [34]

Ross Lee, Karl Schmidt, Villanova U., PA, USA

Engineering Education for a Zero Growth Economy [5]

Gearold Johnson, Thomas Siller, Colorado St. U., CO, USA

15:40 – 16:00

Nature knows better? Nature as exemplar and/or inspiration? [65]

Laura Stevens [1], Karel Mulder [1,2], Helen Kopnina [2],  Marc De Vries [1]. [1] Delft UT, [2] The Hague U. Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Eco-design, circular economy & social responsibility [89]

Valerie Massardier, Corinne Subai, INSA Lyon, France


16:00 – 16:20

Industry 4.0 as an Enabler for Sustainable Manufacturing: – An Educational Perspective [15]

Caoimhe Coleman, Sara Abu Selmia, Ingrid Carla Reinhardt, Jorge Oliveira, Denis Ring, UCC, Ireland

A tool for introducing Social Life Cycle Assessment of products and feedback from its users [11]

Tatiana Vadimovna Vakhitova, Mike Ashby, ANSYS Granta, U. Cambridge., UK

16:20 – 16:40

Sustainable Approaches to the Management of Innovation and Technology in Engineering (SAMITE II) [61]

Iain Stalker [1], Rinkal Desai [2],  Rachel Studd [3]. [1] U. Bolton, [2] U. Warwick, [3] The U. Manchester, UK

Sustainability, pandemia and women in academia: breaking the “good girl” culture to enhance sustainability in engineering education [101]

Elena Tsalaporta, Elizabeth Kyte, Maria Sousa Gallagher, UCC, Ireland

16:40 – 17:00

Designing Laboratory Experiments for Electricity Grid Integration of Renewable Energy using Microgrid, Test-Rig Emulators and Real Time Simulation Tools [44]

Donal Murray, Nuh Erdogan, Alparslan Zehir, Barry Hayes, UCC, Ireland


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June 15

June 16

Wednesday June 16

(Note: All times are local: Irish Standard Time (UTC+1))



9:00 – 9:50

Welcome & Keynote Introduction: Prof. Jerry Murphy, Professor of Civil Engineering, UCC and Director of MaREI

Keynote: Prof. Michael Narodoslawsky

‘Sustainable solutions – From technology centred to community centred’

10:00 – 11:00

Industry Forum: Industry Perspectives on Educating Contemporary Engineering Graduates for Sustainability

Chair: Dr John Hayes, University College Cork

11:00 – 11:30



Wed. June 16

Parallel Sessions 7

11:30 – 12:50

Session 7A: Pedagogical Approaches IV

Chair: Jordi Segalas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

Session 7B: Teaching Circular Economy & Greener Technology III

Chair: Hannah Daly (University College Cork)

11:30 – 11:50

Mind-mapping for Interdisciplinary Sustainable Architecture [3]

Javier Orozco-Messana, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Global Perspectives on Electric Vehicle Education: Part I [68]

John Hayes [1], Yue Cao [2], Xinmei Yang [3], Jessica Suda [4], Xiaofeng Yang [5], Jens Friebe [6], Osmar Ogashawara [7], John Renie [8], G.A. Goodarzi [9].

[1] UCC, Ireland, [2] Oregon St. U, OR, USA [3] Jilin U, China, [4] Southern Illinois U, IL, USA, [5] Beijing Jiaotong U, China, [6] Leibniz U., Germany, [7] U. Fed. de Sao Carlos, Brazil, [8] Indiana IT, IN, USA [9] US Hybrid Corp., CA, USA

11:50 – 12:10

Crossing technical and non-technical skills: French case study of ecodesign in engineering education [39]

Catherine Perpignan [1], Yacine Baouch [1], Vincent Robin [2], Benoit Eynard [1]. [1] U. Compiègne, [2] U. Bordeaux, France

Global Perspectives on Electric Vehicle Education: Part II [69]

John Hayes [1], Yue Cao [2], Xinmei Yang [3], Jessica Suda [4], Xiaofeng Yang [5], Jens Friebe [6], Osmar Ogashawara [7], John Renie [8], G.A. Goodarzi [9].

[1] UCC, Ireland, [2] Oregon St. U, OR, USA [3] Jilin U, China, [4] Southern Illinois U, IL, USA, [5] Beijing Jiaotong U, China, [6] Leibniz U., Germany, [7] U. Fed. de Sao Carlos, Brazil, [8] Indiana IT, IN, USA [9] US Hybrid Corp., CA, USA

12:10 – 12:30

Engineering Accreditation Objectives and their Relationship to the Quality Assurance Standards for Engineering Education Programmes in Ireland [90]

Maria Kyne, Limerick I.T., Ireland

Engineering Mechanics and Sustainable Engineering [75]

Nand Jha, Manhattan College, NY, USA

12:30 – 12:50

Art into Engineering: Demonstrating how Origami creativity can inform  Robotics education [12]

Guangbo Hao [1], Alex Pentek [2]. [1] UCC, Ireland, [2] National Sculpture Factory, Ireland

Higher Education Approaches to Engender Students’ Environmental Consciousness in Electronic Device Design [32]

Sivakumar Ramachandran, IADT, Ireland

12:50 – 14:00



Wed. June 16

Parallel Sessions 8

14:00 – 15:40

Session 8A: Embedding Sustainability in the Curriculum II

Chair: Pritpal Singh (Villanova University)

Session 8B: Transdisciplinary Education & Diversity

Chair: Gerard Mullally (University College Cork)

14:00 – 14:20

A Sustainable Technologies Certificate Designed for Engineering and Engineering Technology Students [8]

Patricia Fox, Charles McIntyre, Indiana U.-Purdue U., IN, USA

Exploring Transdisciplinary Education [30]

Susan Nesbit [1], Naoko Ellis [1], Stefani Danes [2], Tanya Tan [1], Edmond Byrne [3], David Morgan [4], Javier Orozco-Messana [5].

[1] UBC, Canada, [2] Carnegie Mellon U, PA, USA, [3] UCC, Ireland, [4] U. Cambridge, UK, [5] UP de Valencia, Spain

14:20 – 14:40

Strategic implementation of education for sustainable development within the industrial engineer curriculum [57]

Nuria Llaverias, Guillermo Reyes, U. Ramon Llull, Spain

Guidelines to improve Engineering Education for Sustainability through transdisciplinarity learning processes [93]

Gemma Tejedor, Jordi Segalas, UPC-Barcelona, Spain

14:40 – 15:00

Embedding Sustainability across the Built Environment Curriculum and Beyond [88]

Mark Kelly, GMIT, Ireland

Excellence in education requires excellence in collaboration: learning modules in circular economy as platforms for transdisciplinary learning    [53]

Niclas Sandström [1], Anne Nevgi [1],  Thomas Betten [2]. [1] U. Helsinki, Finland, [2] Fraunhofer Inst. for Building Physics (IBP), Germany

15:00 – 15:20

Teaching Sustainable Design through Simultaneous Evaluation of Economics and Environmental Impacts [49]

Kirti Yenkie, John Chea, Emmanuel Aboagye, Mariano Savelski and Stewart Slater, Rowan U., NJ, USA

Transdisciplinarity in a bio-engineering course [103]

Valerie Massardier, Sébastien Livi, INSA Lyon, France

15.20 – 15.40

How Cognitive Development Affects Student Perception by Threading Sustainability through Civil and Environmental Engineering Curriculum [62]

Jennifer Mueller, Rose-Hulman IT, IN, USA

National Forum for Teaching & Learning Research Spotlight: 

A Connected Curriculum: Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within and across the Curriculum

John Barimo, Catherine O’Mahony, Gerard Mullally, Edmond Byrne, John O’Halloran, Darren Reidy and Maria Kirrane, UCC, Ireland

15:40 – 16:00



16:00 – 16:20

Closing Ceremony

Leo Jansen Best Paper Award Presentation

Leo Jansen (1934 – 2012) was a chemical engineer, corporate researcher and planner, politician and professor.

After being trained at Delft UT, Leo joined AKZO-NOBEL as a chemical researcher and corporate planner. In the 1970s he served as a member of parliament. Afterwards he was involved in public participation in technological decision making, Sustainable Technology Development, and Sustainable Development education for engineers. He actively participated in the first five EESD conference, until he passed away in 2012.

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