iCRAG is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. David Chew as Deputy Director.
Prof. Chew is an iCRAG Principal Investigator and Professor in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Natural Sciences. His research areas involve applying geochronology and thermochronology to a variety of problems in the geosciences including mineral exploration, sedimentary provenance, and regional tectonics.
Prof Chew takes over the position of Deputy Director from Dr Shane Tyrrell of iCRAG at University of Galway who has held the position since 2020.
iCRAG Director, Prof. Murray Hitzman said of the new appointment, "iCRAG is delighted to welcome Prof. Chew as Deputy Director. David’s expertise across many of the fields of iCRAG research will be essential in positioning the Centre at the cutting edge of scientific research, and in being competitive in securing both national and international funding.
“I would also like to thank Dr Shane Tyrrell for his tireless efforts as Deputy Director of iCRAG over the past number of years, and his stewardship of the iCRAG Strategic Research Management Committee”
Speaking on the new appointment, Prof. Chew remarked, “I am pleased to take on the role of Deputy Director in iCRAG and continuing to contribute to the environmental, societal and economic impact that iCRAG brings as an SFI Research Centre. The recent COP in Egypt has highlighted the key sustainability challenges that the planet faces, and iCRAG’s team of multidisciplinary researchers are ideally placed to address many of these issues.”
Prof. Chew will join Dr Jean O’Dwyer as Deputy Directors of iCRAG.