Rian Mc Donnell

Class of 2019-2020

Trinity College Dublin, 2018
Mechanical Engineering

Why I chose ESTEEM:

I chose ESTEEM because I want to give myself the ability to progress my technical ideas into real world successful products that can actually benefit people and society. Gaining business experience in a technical setting is perfect for me, as all my previous education was solely technical, and integrating entrepreneurship skills into this while still improving my technical expertise is ideal.

My capstone project and why I'm excited about it:

My capstone project with Underwriters Laboratories is focused on the commercialization of AI technologies in healthcare applications. This involves developing a general framework of compliance for third party companies that are entering this space, giving them the confidence that their product or service is safe to be distributed to consumers.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM:

Long term after ESTEEM I want to be part of a start up company that has a large positive societal impact. Currently I have a strong interest in climate change and humankind sustainability, which I believe is the pivotal issue this generation faces. I also have a passion for the aerospace industry and making humankind a multi-planetary species, exploring Mars and beyond.

What I like to do when I'm not working:

Travelling or planning travels, playing golf, losing at table tennis, attempting to learn guitar, and being a fiend for a good podcast.

And, finally:

For more information visit rianmcdonnell.com.