Prof. Joseph Walsh

Head of School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at IT Tralee

Professor Joseph Walsh is the Head of School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Head of Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID (IMaR) Research Centre and Director of the Global AgriTech Centre of Excellence (ACE) based at the Institute Of Technology, Tralee (ITT). He has a Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick and an M.Sc (Eng) in Bio‐engineering jointly from Trinity Collage Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD) and the University of Limerick (UL).

Dr. Walsh has worked on national and international projects with both industry and research institutes and has received circa. 10 million in research funding over the past 5 years.

His research experience encompasses the field of intelligent mechatronics and sensors, dairy technology, intelligent senor systems, robotics, automation, autonomous systems, bioinstrumentation and microelectronic circuit test technology and is well published in these areas.

Professor Walsh was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FinstP) and is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (MIEI). He was been awarded the titles of Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist.

He currently leads a number of targeted Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Lero projects with Dairymaster, Bons Secours Hospital Group, Liebherr and Kostal.

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