New Tyndall Chair appointed

3 May 2022
Professor William Scanlon, Tyndall CEO with Dr Denis Doyle, new Tyndall Chair.

Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) today announced the appointment of Dr Denis Doyle as the new Chair of the Board. An incisive and strategically focused leader, Dr Doyle will lead the Board’s oversight of the future development and expansion of Ireland’s flagship research institute in integrated ICT hardware and systems at University College Cork (UCC). Tyndall has made substantial progress with its plan for significant expansion by 2025, to become a research player of international scale with a consequent direct benefit to the Irish economy. The announcement comes as Tyndall celebrates 40 years of ground-breaking research.

Dr Doyle is an innovative industry leader and expert with a unique background in technology, manufacturing, mergers & acquisitions, and talent development. He has extensive experience of leading major organisational and cultural change and redefining strategic vision to achieve sustainable growth in competitive and evolving technical environments.

The Cork native has 30 years’ experience in senior positions in the high-tech semiconductor industry. In 2021 he founded Resonance Consulting, which provides executive coaching, leadership, change management and technology expertise and related services. He spent almost three decades working with Analog Devices International (ADI) in various roles including Vice President and General Manager of the US and Irish manufacturing operations. He was responsible for critical semiconductor manufacturing activities with complex supply chains, acquisitions integration and considerable investment in and management of ADI’s R&D activities internationally. He is an engineering graduate of University College Cork, and undertook his Masters and PhD at NMRC/Tyndall.

Dr Denis Doyle, Chair of Tyndall, said,

“I am delighted to take on this new role. As a graduate of both UCC and Tyndall, it feels like I’m coming home. It’s an exciting time to take up this position as the pandemic highlighted our reliance on technology and an appreciation for the hardware technology industry. There are huge opportunities in a range of areas such as supply chain management of technologies, research, automation, power electronics in the energy sector, electrical vehicles, and healthcare. Tyndall is already leading the way in research in these areas and will play a vital role in the development of new innovative science and technologies in these rapidly growing sectors.”

Professor William Scanlon, CEO of Tyndall National Institute, said,

“We are honoured to welcome Dr Doyle as Chair of the Board. His experience in redefining strategic vision to achieve sustainable growth will help Tyndall to realise our ambition to be a European innovation leader through the development of more public sector investment in R&D and private sector co-funding for research. He is ideally positioned to help us deliver Tyndall’s 2025 strategic plan which aims to double the size and impact of our national ICT research institute and develop Ireland as a global leader in deep-tech research.”

UCC President Prof John O’Halloran also welcomed Dr Doyle,

We are proud to welcome Dr Doyle back to UCC at what is an exciting time for the Institute. New and innovative partnerships are being developed between Tyndall’s talented research teams and leading partners in industry at a time when we have ambitious plans to double the size of Tyndall over the coming years.  We would like to thank outgoing Chair Dr Eoin O'Driscoll for his stellar leadership of the Tyndall Board over the last 8 years, during a very challenging economic period. He oversaw substantial growth in new and exciting areas which ensured that the Institute is regarded as a European leader in cutting edge R&D.”

Dr Doyle took up his position on 30 April 2022.

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