Director DCU Water Institute, Dublin City University, Ireland (www.dcu.ie/water).
Fiona Regan, is Professor in Chemical Sciences at DCU and is Director of the DCU Water Institute. She completed her PhD in analytical chemistry in 1994, and postdoctoral research in optical sensing in 1996 at DCU. Fiona took up a position at Limerick Institute of Technology as lecturer in Environmental and Analytical Science in 1996. In 2002 Fiona returned to the School of Chemical Sciences, DCU, as a lecturer in analytical chemistry, in 2008 she became senior lecturer and in 2009 became the Beaufort Principle Investigator in Marine and Environmental Sensing. She established the Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH), DCU in 2010. As Director of MESTECH she also coordinates the Marine ICT SmartBay research activities under PRTLI V, leading the National Infrastructure Access Programme (NIAP). Fiona has mentored >20 PhD and MSc students and has published > 100 papers, book chapters, proceedings etc. She currently manages a group of 8 researchers in areas of sensing and materials for environmental monitoring.