Contract Engineer at NUIG, Post-doctoral Engineer at NUI Galway, Lecturer in Dublin Institute of Technology, Post-doctoral Researcher at NUI Galway
Researcher (Joint position between Engineering and School of Medicine)
Valeo Vision Systems, Chemistry NUI Galway, Engineering NUI Galway, School of Computing DIT, School of Medicine NUI Galway
I am a engineer who designs new medical devices
What I'd do with the money
Provide seed-funding for exciting new medical device projects developed by students, as examples to show students what is possible!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Problem-solver, Sports-mad, highly-motivated
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Built medical devices that will genuinely improve the quality of life for patients
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
I had a really great physics teacher in secondary school who encouraged us towards the science/engineering courses in college
What did you want to be after you left school?
Something related to Science/Engineering
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Of course – but nothing too serious!
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Farmer (or craftsman). Anything that involves manual labour with some skill involved.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Rolling Stones/Beatles or (more recent) Bon Iver/Fionn Regan
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Travelling – South America, China, Japan, Thailand, Eastern Europe, etc.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
I’m a pretty contented guy so: Have a job I like, live somewhere nice, have my family around me.
Tell us a joke.
“I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.”