IT Tralee Officially Join Confirm

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Yesterday (26/08/19) we were delighted to formally welcome our newest Academic Partner, IT Tralee to the Confirm group. IT Tralee is the 9th addition to the consortium along with existing member: Athlone Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork and Tyndall National Institute.

Pictured, from left; Professor Joseph Walsh (IT Tralee), Professor Conor McCarthy (Director – Confirm Centre), Dr Brendan O’ Donnell (Acting President, IT Tralee)

Professor Joseph Walsh (ITT) has become a Funded Investigator with Confirm and will act as the point of contact between IT Tralee and the Centre. Professor Walsh is Head of the School of STEM and Head of Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID (IMaR) Research Centre at the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT), Co Kerry. He has a PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick and an M.Sc (Eng) in Bio‐engineering jointly from Trinity Collage Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of Limerick (UL). Professor Walsh’s research experience encompasses the field of intelligent mechatronics and sensors, dairy technology, robotics and automation, autonomous systems, bio‐instrumentation and STEM education and is well published in these areas. He has over 20 years research and development experience in both industry and academia and has (co-)authored over 100 scientific articles and has received circa. 10 million in research funding over the past 5 years.

Professor Walsh is a very welcome addition to the Confirm team and we look forward to working with him and the Institute of Technology Tralee going forward.

 

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