Dr Denis Doyle appointed chair of UCC’s Tyndall InstituteVish Gainon May 3, 2022 at 12:05 Silicon RepublicSilicon Republic

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Tyndall National Institute, a research institute based in University College Cork (UCC), has announced the appointment of Dr Denis Doyle as its latest chair.

Doyle, who is an entrepreneur with a background in microelectronics, replaces Dr Eoin O’Driscoll, who had been chair of Tyndall’s board for the last eight years. Doyle took over his new position on 30 April.

The Cork native has more than three decades of experience leading business in the semiconductor industry. Doyle has, at various times, been the vice-president and general manager of Analog Devices International, in charge of the company’s US and Irish operations.

Last year, he founded Resonance Consulting to provide coaching services to business executives and ‘high-potential individuals’. At Resonance, he brings together his experience in technology, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, as well as talent development.

“I am delighted to take on this new role. As a graduate of both UCC and Tyndall, it feels like I’m coming home,” said Doyle, who did his bachelors, master and PhD at UCC’s Tyndall Institute, specialising in microelectronics.

Doyle said he takes up the position at an “exciting time” when the pandemic has highlighted Ireland’s reliance on hardware technologies. “There are huge opportunities in a range of areas such as supply chain management of technologies, research, automation, power electronics in the energy sector, electrical vehicles, and healthcare.”

Tyndall CEO Prof William Scanlon welcomed Doyle as chair of the board and said that his leadership will help Tyndall grow into a “European innovation leader” with more public and private investment for R&D.

“He is ideally positioned to help us deliver Tyndall’s 2025 strategic plan which aims to double the size and impact of our national ICT research institute and develop Ireland as a global leader in deep-tech research,” added Scanlon.

UCC President Prof John O’Halloran added that Doyle comes aboard at a time when Tyndall, which is celebrating 40 years of being around this year, has ambitions to double its size over the coming years.

“We would like to thank outgoing Chair Dr Eoin O’Driscoll for his stellar leadership of the Tyndall Board over the last 8 years, during a very challenging economic period,” O’Halloran added.

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