Thursday 13 December 2018

New CEO for Tyndall Institute

Professor William Scanlon was with Queen’s University. Photo: Provision
Professor William Scanlon was with Queen’s University. Photo: Provision

Research centre the Tyndall National Institute, which works with industry and academia in the area of information and communications technology, has appointed Professor William Scanlon to the role of CEO.

Prof Scanlon joins Tyndall from Queen's University Belfast, where he was most recently head of school of electronics, electrical engineering and computer science, and chair of wireless communications for over a decade. He has also held a number of commercial roles, including co-founder and managing director of ActivWireless, a spin-out company that focused on real-time location systems, as well as engineering roles with Siemens, Nortel Networks and Osram. "Professor Scanlon's academic research record and strong commercialisation background create an ideal combination of skills to progress Tyndall's mission to deliver economic impact through research excellence," said chairman Eoin O'Driscoll.

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