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Ultan is currently a lecturer in the Department of Land Management at South East Technological University (SETU). He holds a Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from UCD which investigated the feasibility of Ultra High Frequency RFID as an Automatic ID Data Carrier for Food Supply Chain Traceability. Following this, his MBA focused on electronic traceability as a Competitive Tool toward an organisational Sustainable Competitive Advantage. Before joining WIT. He spent a number of years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, USA and as a research centre manager at IMaR Technology Gateway.

His current areas of Interest focus on Supply chain and cold chain management related to food security. His research to date has involved the development of improving supply chain management applications using a variety of technologies (Radio Frequency Identification, Wireless sensor networks) in combination with analytical tool s and techniques to improve processes and reduce waste.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 01 Apr 2022


Award Date: 01 Sep 2010

External positions

IEEE Technical Council on RFID

01 Jan 202331 Dec 2025


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