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Head of Academic Studies, Nimbus Research Centre

Prof. John Barrett is a founder and Head of Academic Studies of the Nimbus Research Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). His research is focused on packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of cyberphysical systems in materials, objects and structures with particular emphasis on challenging and harsh application environments. He has been a lecturer and researcher in CIT since 1999 and was previously Assistant Director of Tyndall National Institute, where he also managed the Smart Systems research group. He has been active in Irish and European research in the areas of packaging and systems integration for 35 years and has won extensive research funding from national/EU programmes and industry. He has supervised over 35 postgraduate research students and has made over 100 publications and presentations in topics related to his field, including a number of invited national and international presentations. In addition to his research, he is active in communicating emerging technologies to non-expert audiences from primary school level upwards and in training researchers in presentation and public speaking skills. He is also Chair of CIT’s Postgraduate Research Board, responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring postgraduate academic quality standards across the Institute.

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Prof John Barrett
Head of Academic Studies, Nimbus Research Centre
Software Systems, HCI, Security & Integration

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Packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of cyberphysical systems in materials, objects and structures with particular emphasis on challenging and harsh application environments.

Packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of cyberphysical systems in materials, objects and structures with particular emphasis on challenging and harsh application environments. Has been active in nationally-funded and industry-funded research and in EU collaborative programmes since 1983.

  1. Rojas and J. Barrett, "A Novel 3-D Embedded Module for Displacement Measurement in Metal Structures," IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 1765-1773, Nov. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TCPMT.2017.2749278

 

George, J.; Compagno, T.; Rodgers, K.; Waldron, F.; Barrett, J., "Reliability of plastic-encapsulated electronic components in supersaturated steam environments," in Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on , vol.5, no.10, pp.1423-1431, Oct. 2015, doi: 10.1109/TCPMT.2015.2470596

 

William Quinn, Ger Kelly, and John Barrett, “Development of an embedded wireless sensing system for the monitoring of concrete”, Journal of Structural Health Monitoring”, 11(4), July 2012, pp. 381–392, doi:10.1177/1475921711430438.

 

David Rojas and John Barrett, “Experimental Analysis of a Wireless Sensor Network in a Multi-Chamber Metal Environment”, Proceeding of the 22nd European Wireless Conference, Oulu, Finland, 18-20 May 2016, pp. 494-99.

 

  1. George, T. Compagno, F. Waldron and J. Barrett, “Reliability Analysis of Plastic Encapsulated Coin Batteries under Harsh Environmental Conditions”, 4th Electronics Systems Integration Technologies Conference, ESTC2012, Bruges, Belgium, September 2012. DOI: 10.1109/ESTC.2012.6542109.

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