Prof. Conor McCarthy
Centre Director, Confirm – Smart Manufacturing, A world leading SFI Research Centre
Session 3: Engineering a Region: Innovation
Presentation Title: Ireland & Industry 4.0
Professor Conor McCarthy is the Centre Director for Confirm – Smart Manufacturing, a new national SFI Research Centre with 8 academic and 42 industrial partners. Prof McCarthy is Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick, and his main area of research is in joining lightweight materials, mostly for high performance structural applications, where he has published over 120 papers and four book chapters, with over 2,300 citations to these works. He currently leads a large research group investigating novel joining methods (see www.falcom.ie). Prof McCarthy is a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator and leads major research programmes in Engineering Science, with a total budget of exceeding €53M. His interests include bolted, bonded and thermally joined composites, multi-scale damage mechanics and non-linear finite element analysis.