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Head of Department of Engineering Technology, Member of Lecturing Staff & Principal Investigator within the School of Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology; with over 23 years experience in academia, commercial management and senior technical roles. Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Thammasat University, Thailand. Founder and former Managing Director of WCMS Technologies Ltd (a WIT spin-out company). Founder and former Managing Director of CCT Plastics Engineering & Solutions Ltd. Approved Clinical Investigator at Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland. Founder and Director of M.Sc. in Innovative Technology Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology [Awarded postgraduate course of the year in engineering for the Island of Ireland 2011, runner-up 2013] and PG Cert in Biomedical Engineering. Supervised in excess of 20 PhD / Masters students. Industrial experience includes new technology management, project management, new product and process development, manufacturing engineering, and providing consultation to pharmaceutical, medical device, civil and construction engineering sectors. Background in polymer materials and processes, engineering design, materials development, new product development, material analysis and advanced composite engineering for infrastructural and biomedical applications. Educated to Ph.D. and MBA level. Global Consultant to multiple related industries (active). Received and contributed to ca. €5.5M to date in research funding. Past President of Divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers. President and Founder of European Medical Polymers Association. Board member of Composites, European and US Medical Plastics divisions of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Former visiting Professor to Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences [Future Technologies]. Keynote speaker and Seminar Leader for international conferences in UK, France, US, China and Thailand. Founder and Principal Investigator within the Convergent Technologies Research Group; an interdisciplinary applied research group in Infrastructural, Energy, Materials, Biomedical and New Technologies. Organised multiple international conferences and corporate CPD training. Member of working groups for Life Long Learning and Postgraduate Studies for SETU.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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