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Prof. Peter McLoughlin is currently Head of the School (Dean) of Science and Computing at South East Technological University, Principal Investigator in the Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) and research PI in the Eco-Innovation Research Centre (EIRC).

Prof. McLoughlin's main pharmaceutical research interests include the development of minimally invassive drug delivery technologies including microneedles and contact lenses. Peter's research in natural products includes the extraction and formulation of novel bioacive compounds from seaweed.

All of Prof McLoughlin's work involves collaboration with international and national partners as well as a number of multinational and indigenous pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

To-date Peter has supervised 25 Ph.D. students and one Masters student to completion and coordinated research applications resulting in over €28 million in funding to SETU. Prof McLoughlin is an expert reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals and has been an external examiner for a number of PhD students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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