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Name:  Professor John Byrne

Organisation: Ulster University

Email:  j.byrne@ulster.ac.uk

John Anthony (Tony) Byrne is a Professor of Photocatalysis in the School of Engineering.  He leads the Clean Technology research theme within the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC).  His personal research is focused on low cost and novel technologies for the treatment and disinfection of water, particularly the use of solar water treatment using photocatalysis. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and serves on the committee of the RSC Northern Ireland Section Committee and the RSC Chemical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology interest group.  He is the Chair of the Professional Bodies Forum in support of the All Party Group on STEM (Northern Ireland Assembly) and a Board Member of the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

Tony’s role in the SAFEWATER project is Principal Investigator and Chair of the Executive Group.  He will also contribute to the scientific research relating to the development of low cost water disinfection technologies.

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Name:  Dr Michael Brennan

Organisation: Ulster University

Email:  M.Brennan@ulster.ac.uk

Michael (Mike) Brennan is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management in the School of Management, Leadership & Marketing. He is an experienced international business consultant and lectures in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship on executive education programmes. An award winning author, his personal research is focused on business model innovation and disruptive innovation. He is a member of the Higher Education Academy.

Mike’s role in the SAFEWATER project is as a Co-Investigator and member of the Executive Group. He leads the transdisciplinary research Work Package relating to user engagement and adoption.