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 a Doctor of Science in 2009. He served as Dean of Graduate Studies, 2004–07, and was appointed Vice-Provost in 2008.[2] He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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