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Conor Behan

Conor is a an NUI Galway graduate. In 2014 he completed his primary degree (BSc in Zoology). He has been working in aquaculture since 2014, mainly with Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in traditional flow through systems and Perch (Perca fluviatilis) in recirculating aquaculture systems. He is currently hatchery manager with Keywater Fisheries Ltd. (Perch farm) […]

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Sarah Naughton

Sarah has graduated with the BSc in Biomedical Science (The Institute of Technology, Sligo), and with a First Class Honours in both the BSc in Forensic Toxicology and the BSc (Hons) in Human and Animal Toxicology, from Athlone Institute of Technology. She has always had a keen interest in food safety and health, and the […]

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Dr. Siobhán Kavanagh

Dr Siobhán Kavanagh is a molecular biologist with a BSc (Hons) in Marine science and Ph.D in microbiology from NUI, Galway. She is an assistant lecturer with the Faculty of Science and Health, Athlone Institute of Technology, in the areas of gene technology and environmental microbiology. She has worked as a Postdoctoral researcher on the […]

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Dr. Andy Fogarty

Dr. Andy Fogarty lectures Ecotoxicology and Microbiology in the Department of Life and Physical Science, Athlone Institute of Technology. He is a current and a founder council member of the Environmental Science Association of Ireland and was co-convener of Environ in 2017. He is a senior researcher in the Biosciences Research Institute, AIT. He is […]

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Dr. Alexandre Tahar

Dr. Tahar has researched in the field of water engineering and environment since 2007 and has developed expertise in water treatment processes (e.g. membrane bioreactor, nitrifying/denitrifying activated sludge, surface-flow constructed wetlands, subsurface-flow constructed wetlands, Ultra Violet light processes). He graduated with a Ph.D in the field of micropollutant treatment by various wastewater treatment processes. This […]

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Prof. Neil Rowan

 Professor Neil Rowan is Director of Bioscience Research Institute and also holds Adjunct Professorship to School of Medicine at NUI Galway in disinfection, sterilization and biosecurity. He is lead PI from AIT on the EcoAqua project. He has expertise in microbiology, parasitology and toxicology that is framed upon developing innovations in diagnostics and disease mitigation. […]

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Ronan Cooney

Ronan is a graduate of the BSc in Marine Science (Hons) from NUI Galway. Following the completion of his degree he has worked on projects with Inland Fisheries Ireland. Namely the Environmental River Enhancement Programme, focusing on the enhancement of drained salmonid rivers, the National River Sampling Programme, monitoring of Waterframework Directive sites, and the […]

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Alan Kennedy

Alan brings over 25 years New Product/Technology development experience to the programme, having held wide ranging R&D management roles with MNC’s in medical devices and electronic component sectors. Over the past 5 years Alan has focused extensively on the development and application of innovative gas/liquid transfer technologies for water and wastewater treatment. ​Over this period […]

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Dr. Richard FitzGerald

Dr. FitzGerald obtained a PhD on ecological interactions of fish-parasite communities (UCC) and holds qualifications in Business (MBA) and in Finance. He has been involved in R&D in aquaculture for almost 30 years in a variety of roles and posts including working as Technical Director with a salmon farm company and managed/led research efforts at […]

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Dr. Eoghan Clifford

Eoghan Clifford (Chartered Engineer) is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, at the College of Engineering & Informatics NUI Galway and the Programme Director of the BSc Project & Construction Management (PCM) at NUI Galway and lectures in various transport, water and wastewater engineering modules. He is also a visiting Research Fellow at the Athlone […]

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