The University of Ulster today awarded a Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship to bioengineering scientist Professor James McLaughlin.
Professor McLaughlin’s track record in relation to publications and research funding is outstanding – he is cited in over 250 publications in mainstream international journals and conferences and has attracted over £23 million of external research funding, including substantial funding from the UK Research Councils.
His research standing has been recognised by invitations to deliver keynote addresses at prestigious conferences; collaboration with many research-led universities across the world; and the award of an OBE for services to research and economic development in Northern Ireland.
As Director of Ulster’s Engineering Research Institute, Professor McLaughlin has strongly influenced the growth of engineering research in the University and the development of a culture of research excellence amongst staff and research students.
He is widely engaged in mentoring colleagues and supervising research students, and is founder and director of spin-out companies such as Intelesens responsive healthcare and SiSaF which deals with innovations in topical drug delivery systems.
Professor McLaughlin is currently a member of the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel (NI Matrix) and has been a panel member of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) on several occasions.