Name: Declan Colbert
Role: Project Engineer
Qualifications: PhD in Polymer Engineering, BSc (Hon) in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Area’s of Interest: Biopolymers, Veterinary supplementation, long-term delivery, Polymer processing
Dr Declan Colbert is a project engineer within the PRISM Research Institute. During Dr Colberts PhD research he developed a long-term delivery system for ruminants, “PolyBo”, which was successfully awarded an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Grant worth €200,000. As a postdoctoral researcher, Dr Colbert has continued perform R&D for industry partners, recently developing a new algae-based biopolymer, “PhycoMer”, in collaboration with BeoBio Teoranta. This has led to the founding of a new company Algamy Ltd. Showing the potential Dr Colberts research has for the Irish economy in terms of job creation. This body of research has, additionally, been the subject of an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership application to the amount of ~€250,000. Additional industry focused research led by Dr Colbert has generated in excess of €40,000 for TUS. With extensive experience of research in the field of polymer engineering with emphasis on hot melt extrusion (HME), Dr Colberts research interests include biopolymers, veterinary supplementation, drug delivery and the sustainability of polymers. Further information relating to Dr Colberts publications may be found on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=g7wS2_UAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao) or on the ORCID website (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7643-5583).
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