AWARDS AND FUNDING:

 

 

Awards:        Arnold F. Graves scholarship in 2002

                 DIT invention competition winner 2009 - Overall Best Invention - Dr Suzanne Martin, Dr Izabela Naydenova, Prof Vincent Toal and Dennis Bade 

 

Funding history:

 

Total funding as principle investigator: €281 460

Total funding as co-investigator: € 580 000

 

  1. “A new generation of holographic recording materials”, Technological Sector Research: Strand I - Post-Graduate R&D Skills Programme, Principle investigator, €36 400; 2007-2008.

 

  1. “A Humidity-sensitive hologram for domestic and packaging applications”, Technology Development Phase, Commercialisation Fund, Enterprise Ireland, co-investigator, €330 000, 2006-2009.

 

  1. “Zeolite nanocomposites – a new generation of holographic recording materials”, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), co-investigator, €160 000, 2006-2009.

 

  1. “Dye deposition lithography - a new low cost optical manufacturing technology ”, Proof of Concept, Commercialisation Fund, Enterprise Ireland, Principle investigator, €119 326, 2008-2009.

 

  1. “Photopolymerisable nanocomposites – an effective and flexible approach to optical materials design “, DIT, Supporting Academic Research Achievement (SARA), Principle investigator,  €27 000, 2009-2011.

 

  1. “Environmentally sensitive holograms recorded in zeolite based photopolymerisable nanocomposites”, IRCSET, Principle investigator,  €2490, 2010.

 

  1. “Optical Desktop Lithography for Fabrication of Traceable Optical Variable Devices for Pharmaceutical Products”, CF Enterprise Ireland, 2011, Principle investigator, €96244.

 

  1. “Pharmaceutical packaging technologies for product traceability, utility and integrity protection”, co-investigator, Enterprise Ireland, 2012-2013, €90570.