iCRAG is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Jean O'Dwyer as Deputy Director.
Dr O'Dwyer, iCRAG Funded Investigator and Lecturer in UCC's School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, oversees the iCRAG-GSI Environmental Geosciences PhD Programme. The programme, comprising eight PhD projects in areas including groundwater quality, climate change and carbon capture and storage, provides insights into earth system change. Dr O'Dwyer's research focus is on modelling the fate of water contaminants.
iCRAG Director, Prof. Murray Hitzman said of the new appointment, "iCRAG is delighted to welcome Dr O’Dwyer as Deputy Director. Jean’s expertise across many of our key areas in earth system change and environmental geoscience will be key to driving our research in sustainable geoscience including groundwater quality and contaminant mapping.”
Speaking of her new appointment, Dr O’Dwyer remarked, “I am delighted to take on the role of Deputy Director in iCRAG and continuing to contribute to its impact as an SFI Research Centre. With sustainability to the forefront of national and international conversation currently, as evidenced by COP this week in Glasgow, the role that applied geoscience can plan in a sustainable society has never been so important”
Dr O’Dwyer will join Dr Shane Tyrrell of iCRAG at NUI Galway as Deputy Directors of iCRAG.