Speaker Bios

Who is speaking at the IUSA Conference 2020

Prof. Brian MacCraith

Prof. Brian MacCraith was President of Dublin City University (DCU) from July 2010 to July 2020, during which time DCU underwent major transformation and grew significantly in terms of scale, footprint, and reputation.

Prof. MacCraith is an internationally renowned for his research achievements in the areas of photonics, advanced materials and sensor technology. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics, an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Ireland, and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineers.

In September 2020, Brian was appointed as chair of the Board of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA). In November 2020, he was appointed by the Government to chair the High-Level Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccination. He was also chair of the Government-appointed Future of Media Commission.
Brian is a member of the Board of Barretstown Children’s Charity

Further Information can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_MacCraith

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