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Current
CEO of Impedans. Manufacturer of diagnostic equipment for semiconductor, solar, flat panel processes and research. Selling into USA, EU and Asia.
Director at Qualflow Ltd.

Past
Theme Leader at Dublin City University, foresight and strategy. Key themes – Sustainable Energy and Intelligent/Precision Manufacture. Reporting directly to the President of DCU.
Principle investigator (PI) on the Science Foundations Ireland (SFI) funded research cluster at DCU, Precision.
Founding director of the plasma research group at DCU, now the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology. Founding chairman of the Chemical and Physical Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy.
Meteorologist for Met Éireann,
Research and teaching at the University of Ulster and DCU. Founder and chairman of Plasma Ireland in 1993, the technology was sold to Dow Corning in 1999.
Founder and CEO of Scientific Systems Ltd in 1998. This company won the Irish Innovation Award in 2000 and was sold to Lam Research (LRCX) in 2008.
Research Fellow at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and UCLA, Berkley.

Future
Mike looks to support innovation, he campaigns for change in ireland to promote innovation. He advices start-ups and has invested. His heros are practical inventors like Langmuir, Bell, Beckman.

Specialties: 12 Patents, over 40 publications with close to 1000 international citations. Founder of Impedans Ltd, Qualflow Systems Ltd. Scientific Systems Ltd, (Straatum), Plasma Ireland Ltd., Experienced CEO, Research Director, Scientist, Strategic Thinker, Teacher, Visionary

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