Dr Ann Hopper worked in semiconductor manufacturing for many years prior to joining DIT in 2010. Ann initially worked in a part-time role as lecturer and also undertook a part time consultancy manager role for CREST. She became a full time lecturer in 2014 but still works with CREST as part of the Technology Gateway, collaborating on projects on pulse deposition of nanocrystalline alloys & electropolishing of stainless steels. Ann also currently supervises post graduate research on Developing of Novel Protective Coatings Technology
Other interests include electrochemistry and electrodeposition such as: Alternatives for Cr(VI) replacements in aerospace industries.
Ann is a Fellow of the Institute of Material Finishing and was appointed to Science committee in 2012 and Education and Training Committee in 2013. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.
Dr Hopper currently manages the work-placement programme for the School and arranges for 25(+) students to work in both public and private organisations for 6 months as part of their level 8, year 3 programme.
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