Paul is Senior Innovation Portfolio Manager in DIT Hothouse, responsible for ICT and Engineering. Paul is co-founder and former CEO of Arann Healthcare, a Dublin-based company who have developed innovative disinfection technologies for the healthcare market. Paul has a BEng and PhD, both from Dublin City University, and a Masters in Technology Management from the UCD Smurfit Business School. Paul began his career as a post-doctoral researcher in DCU, managing a number of national and internationally-funded research projects in the area of next-generation optical communications.
In 2008, Paul left academia and joined Lexas Research as an R&D Technologist, later becoming Product Manager. As Product Manager, Paul led the sales and marketing engagement with a number of blue-chip companies, including Intel, Samsung and Bosch, driving the development of several technology products for the plasma processing market. He then became acting CEO and was involved in the successful licensing of Lexas technology to a leading US-based diagnostic company, before co-founding Arann Healthcare in early 2010.