Personal profile


Robert joined SETU in 2023 as a Business Development Engineer. working for SEAM (South Eastern Applied Materials). He holds a B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering from South East Technological University.

Robert joined SEAM with 12 years’ experience from working in industry. Prior to joining SEAM, Robert worked in multinational manufacturers in Ireland. Most recently, as a Senior Process Engineer in West Pharmaceutical Services, managing the installation, commissioning and validation of high speed inspection systems for pharmaceutical packaging. Prior to that, as a Senior Technical Engineer on process development and automation of combined CNC micro-machining and metrology systems for Alcon in Cork. In Bausch and Lomb, he worked as a Process Development Engineer on novel thermal curing of polymers for the contact lens industry. In this time he managed capital projects up to €2.5m. He worked closely with Enterprise Irelands Innovative Partnership funding, to complete demanding novel projects in industry, by utilising the skillsets and knowledge of research institutes like SEAM.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelors Degree, B(Eng) Hons Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, South East Technological University

01 Sep 200801 Jun 2012

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • TS Manufactures