Kevin O'Connor is honoured with the NovaUCD Innovation Award

by Frederic Augustin

Kevin O'Connor is honoured with the NovaUCD Innovation Award

Kevin O’Connor, a leading green technologies researcher and innovator at UCD, has been honoured with the NovaUCD 2016 Innovation Award!

The Award was presented to Professor O’Connor, a professor at the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and a principal investigator at the UCD Earth Institute, in recognition of the quality and impact of his peer-reviewed research, his technological developments for the production of bio-based products as well as his industrial collaboration and successes in the commercialisation of the intellectual property arising from his research since joining UCD in 1999.

Professor O’Connor has secured over €16 million in research funding to date and his research output includes the publication of over 85 international peer review articles and 150 international conference papers. His intellectual property portfolio currently consists of 11 invention disclosures; the filing of 9 priority patent applications and 6 licence agreements and the co-founding of Bioplastech, a UCD spin-out company.


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