Prof Kevin O’Connor
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Prof O’Connor is Professor at the School Of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science in UCD. He is the founder and CEO of BIOPLASTECH, a UCD spin out company converting waste to biodegradable polymer. He has developed and patented technology for producing biodegradable polymer. He has collaborated with Dr Ramesh Babu (AMBER PI) to develop applications for biodegradable polymers. He leads a research group investigating biocatalysis and metabolic engineering. They focus on two major areas 1) biodegradable polymer synthesis by bacteria and 2) Enzymes as biocatalysts in the

transformation of aromatic and aliphatic substrates. He has filed 8 patents and licensed 3 patents relating to biopolymers.

He is a member of the European Commission biobased products expert group. He served for 4 years as a member of the European Commission committee entitled the “lead market initiative for Bio-based products.

Staff

  • Dr Lorraine Byrne
  • Deirdre Caden
  • Mary Colclough
  • Emma Leahy
  • Colm McAtamney
  • Cathal McAuley
  • Brendan Ring
  • Richard Twohig
  • Dr Colm Faulkner
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Dr Lorraine Byrne
Executive Director
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Deirdre Caden
AMBER Funding Manager
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Mary Colclough
Comms, Outreach & Public Affairs Manager
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Emma Leahy
EU Grants Manager
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Colm McAtamney
AMBER General Manager
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Cathal McAuley
AML Operations Manager
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Brendan Ring
Head of Business Development
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Richard Twohig
Project Manager
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Dr Colm Faulkner
Business Development Executive
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Vacancies

  • Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications
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Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications

EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers of any nationality and residing worldwide, seeking a prestigious career development fellowship based in one of ten of Ireland’s third-level institutes. EDGE aims to form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT and develop their skill set to actively interact, collaborate and engage with industry. EDGE fellows will be researchers who are technically strong in their own discipline and capable of performing high-value, interdisciplinary research. The fellowships will provide researchers with the opportunity to work closely with their choice of academic and industry partners relevant to their research, training and professional career development objectives.

Find further information on your eligibility and the application process here.


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