Dr Liam Lewis – Centre Manager: Centre for advanced Photonics and Process Analysis, CIT

  • Liam Lewis received his PhD from (UCC) Tyndall Institute in 2007. After working as a post-Doctoral researcher for 12 months he moved to a position of research engineer at the newly formed Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis in 2008. During his time there he worked on several Industry led research projects and successfully raised over €400K worth of project funding for the centre. In 2012 he was promoted to senior researcher, with responsibility for further project management and raising new capital investment. In 2014 he took up the position of Centre Manager. The centre currently has €2.5M worth of ongoing research projects and he is continually looking to develop new relationships with academic and industry led researchers.

    CAPPA Centre Bio:

    The Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) is an Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway aimed at delivering experienced R&D solutions for industry. The Centre’s core skills revolve around using Photonics (light and light based) and Optics platforms to add value to areas such as process analysis and control, product design and development and sensing and measurement. Photonics technologies are applicable across a wide range of industries and the centre has projects in diverse areas such as

    • Medical and Biomedical
    • Food and Beverage
    • Dairy and Agriculture

    The centre also assists industry in accessing national and EU funding from a variety of sources.


    Title: Making the most of Collaborative Research: A simple guide

    Synopsis: In this talk we will explore how collaborative research can advance your company’s product offering, understanding of your processes and access new funding streams. We’ll discuss examples, outline the do’s and don’ts of accessing funding and give you a better understanding of the expertise available through collaborative research

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