Prof. Gavin Walker
Professor Walker was appointed as the Bernal Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering at the University of Limerick in 2012. He is also a Visiting Research Professor of Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (UK).
Professor Walker has been awarded >€37m in research funding from SFI, EI, EPSRC (UK), TSB (UK), EU FP7, H2020 and industry sources. His research interests include data analytics, modelling and pharmaceuticals and currently has 35 researchers within his research group and he has published over 200 international journal papers (>12,000 citations, h-index 52) on various aspects of chemical and process engineering and is associate editor of Chemical Engineering Journal and Chemical Engineering Research and Design.
Professor Walker has been awarded two Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) fellowships and his research group was awarded the National Pharmaceutical Lab of the Year, Chemical Lab of the Year and Overall Academic – Research Lab of the Year in the 2017 Irish Lab Awards and Engineering Lab of the Year, Irish Lab Awards 2019.