Patrick Prendergast (academic)

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Patrick Prendergast MA, BAI, PhD, ScD (Dubl.), C.Eng, FIEI, MRIA, FREng is the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.[1]

Born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Prendergast first came to Trinity as an undergraduate, taking his degree in engineering in 1987 and PhD in 1991. After post-doctoral positions in Italy and the Netherlands, he returned to a lecturing post at Trinity in 1995, and was elected a Fellow of the College in 1998. He established the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering in 2002, was elected MRIA in 2008 and awarded an Doctor of Science in 2009. He served as Dean of Graduate Studies, 2004-07, and was appointed Vice-Provost in 2008.[2]

In October 2010, he declared his intention to stand in the forthcoming election for Provost, he was considered an early favourite;[3] a lead he built on to win the election on Trinity Monday of 2011.[4]


  1. ^ TCD website; accessed 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ Prendergast biodata,; accessed 24 August 2014.
  3. ^ Trinity News Campaign Interview,; accessed 24 August 2014.
  4. ^ News of Election Result,; accessed 24 August 2014.
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Preceded by
John Hegarty
Provost of Trinity College, Dublin