DR. MARTIN O’HALLORAN
Dr Martin O’Halloran is a European Research Council (ERC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Investigator at the National University of Ireland Galway. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he holds a joint affiliation with the College of Engineering and Informatics; and the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, and leads the Translational Medical Device Laboratory in the Lambe Institute.
Dr O’Halloran has received over 30 national and international research awards and was recently awarded SFI’s Early-Stage Researcher of the Year, Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer of the Year, and the European Research Council’s Starting Investigator Grant. He was a co-proposer of a European COST Action (entitled “MiMED”) and is now leading a network of over 180 medical device researchers from 24 countries, focused on the clinical evaluation and commercialisation of novel medical devices in Europe.
Over the last 6 years, Dr O’Halloran has personally secured €5.6 million in direct research funding and has published more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and a similar number of international conference papers. Dr O’Halloran has been an invited chair and invited speaker at several major electromagnetics and translational medicine conferences/seminars. He is currently non-executive director of the BioInnovate programme and co-lead of the Health Innovation Hub Ireland at NUI Galway.