Ray is an experienced businessman with a background in International Business having led Siemens Nixdorf in Ireland over a period of 11 years. Ray also co founded a University Seed Fund where he invested in and helped develop many IP based high technology businesses. He continues this work as a private investor and advisor to a number of early stage Irish technology companies.
Don is an eminent academic having served as a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla for 10 years and subsequently appointed Chair and Head of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in 2003. He retired as Emeritus Chair of Chemical Engineering in 2016.
His primary research interests include carbon emissions control, reduction and capture and his research has been recognised and supported by Irish and EU research organisations.