Contact Us

The Photonics Ireland Conference 2018 is jointly organised by the Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) at Cork Institute of Technology and the Biomedical Engineering Group at Maynooth University.

For general enquiries, please email:
or contact Martina Connolly at (021) 234 6854.

Organising Committee


  • Dr. Bryan Hennelly
    Biomedical Engineering Group, Maynooth University
  • Dr. William Whelan-Curtin (Liam O’Faolain)
    CAPPA, Cork Institute of Technology

Technical Chair

  • Dr. David Williams
    CAPPA, Cork Institute of Technology

Admin Lead

  • Ms. Martina Connolly

Technical Committees

  • Photonic Materials
    Chair: Prof. David McCloskey (TCD)
  • Photonic Devices
    Chair: Dr. Bryan Kelleher (UCC)
  • Photonic Integration & Packaging
    Chair: Dr. Lee Carroll (Tyndall)
  • Nanophotonics & Plasmonics
    Chair: Prof. Louise Bradley (TCD)
  • Laser-Material & Laser-Plasma Interactions
    Chair: Dr. Gerard O’Connor (NUIG)
  • Imaging
    Chair: Dr. John Healy (UCD)
  • Biophotonics & Optical Sensing
    Chair: Prof. Hugh Byrne (DIT)
  • Optical Communications & Networks
    Chair: Dr. Fatima Gunning (Tyndall)
  • Quantum Optics & Quantum Technologies
    Chair: Prof. Mauro Paternostro (QUB)
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship
    Chair: Dr. Liam Lewis (CIT)