People within NIBEC

The team of 88 researchers (including PhD researchers) have been lead by Professor James McLaughlin since 2001 which has afforded great stability and the ability to plan for long term strategic projects which generate internationally significant research and far reaching real world impact.

The team of 88 researchers (including PhD researchers) have been lead by Professor James McLaughlin since 2001 which has afforded great stability and the ability to plan for long term strategic projects which generate internationally significant research and far reaching real world impact.

These have helped NIBEC to be come an important hub for a range of research topics which utilise its considerable expertise and capabilities.

Academic Staff

Professor James McLaughlin

Head of School of Engineering

School of Engineering

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Areas of expertise Nanotechnology, point of care diagnostics, integrated algorithm based solutions, sensor & IOT technology, Digital Healthcare Technology, Innovation.









Professor Omar Escalona

Professor & Director of the Advanced Cardiovascular Research Centre

School of Engineering











Project Team  Leaders


David Branagh

Centre Director - NI Connected Health Innovation Competence Centre

School of Engineering


Alan Liddle

Project Co-ordinator - GBD

Gbd Project Office


Research Staff





Dr Abhijit Ganguly

Research Associate in Multifunctional Hierarchical Composites

School of Engineering


Dr Atta Haq

Research Associate - Emergent Nanomaterials

School of Engineering






Dr Gennady Lubarsky

CHIC Research Fellow (Electronic & Computing Engineering)

School of Engineering



Dr Harold McQuaid

Research Associate - Plasmas & Microfabrication

School of Engineering



Dr Sara McNamee

Research Associate in Biosensing Technologies

School of Engineering






Preetam Sharma

Research Associate in Vitro Cell Tissue Model

School of Engineering




Administrative / Technical


Damien McDonald

Technical Services Engineer (Electronics & Computing)

School of Engineering


Brian McGrath

Engineering Facilities Co-ordinator

School of Engineering


Andrew Toye

Educational Outreach Officer

Access & Educational Outreach -Schools