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Gerard Dooly - Research Fellow

BEng Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, University of Limerick, 1999-2003 (FYP was relating to an optical fibre based underwater obstacle avoidance sensor).

PhD Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre, University of Limerick, 2003 – 2008. “An Optical Fibre Sensor for the Measurement of Hazardous Emissions from Land Transport Vehicles”.

Reviewer for MDPI Sensors Journal, Elsevier Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, Springer Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics and IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement.

Dr. Gerard Dooly has worked extensively in the optical fibre sensors and marine robotics research centres at UL since the completion of his PhD in 2008. His research interests include optical fibre sensors, differential optical absorption spectroscopy, advanced control systems, underwater robotic engineering and advanced sonar operations and processing. He is focused on the design and development of underwater robotics and has engaged in numerous offshore maritime operations and survey missions both here in Ireland and on the continent. Some of his recent research topics include environmental monitoring, subsea event triggered sensing platforms, miniature daughter-ROV’s, anti-mine countermeasure ops and remote vehicles for incident response.  He also has a keen interest in underwater shipwreck discovery, survey and identification and has participated in many deep water diving expeditions worldwide. He is a qualified closed circuit trimix rebreather diver and has successfully dived and identified newly discovered shipwrecks to depths of up to 135 metres.

Contact Ger here.

Last update: Apr 2017