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Niamh Kavanagh
Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork



Dr. Niamh Kavanagh recently finished her PhD at Tyndall National Institute, Ireland where her research was dedicated to designing, building and optimising an optical communications system to provide alternatives for future internet growth. Dr. Kavanagh is an award-winning researcher, science communicator and equality advocate, named one of “6 Rising Stars of Irish Research”, “20 incredible women leading the way to scientific advancement” and “The Community Builders: 13 women helping women in STEM” by Silicon Republic (Ireland’s leading technology news service). Dr Kavanagh is co-chair of House of STEM (Ireland’s first network for LGBTQ+ people working in STEM), she has driven several gender equality initiatives and is an award-winning mentor for her work with disadvantaged youth.



Document Created: 1 Jul 2020
Last Updated: 19 Jul 2020