Paddy joined CREST in September 2013, in the post of Coatings Formulator on the Lazarus project, the aim of which is to formulate paints with a relatively low pigment content, which could result in significant savings for paint manufacturers and suppliers. Paddy is also Quality Manager at CREST, which is accredited to the quality management standard ISO 9001:2008.
He graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Applied Chemistry and again with a Graduateship from the Royal Society of Chemistry. He obtained a Ph.D. from Dublin City University in 1998 under the supervision of Prof. Dermot Diamond. He developed a novel method of analysing electrode selectivities and explained the results using computer-generated models of the interaction between the ligands used to construct the electrodes with primary and interfering ions. He has published several peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals.
Paddy has several years experience in the field of training. From 1992 to 1995, he lectured in Quality Assurance at DIT. As a lecturer in Analytical Science / Chemistry and Information Technology (both in DCU and in DIT from 2000 to 2005), he trained students in several analytical techniques, to analyse scientific data and to generate reports and presentations. In 2005–06, Paddy wrote and reviewed e-Learning courses for business applications while working for Source Skills. While working for Burgess Galvin & Co. Ltd., from 2006 to 2013, he trained staff at all levels in a variety of techniques and subjects, from the handling of hazardous materials to good manufacturing practice in the manufacture of cosmetics.
Paddy has developed formulations for many types of products at commercial/manufacturing sites and has many years experience in Quality Management, Environmental Management and Regulatory Affairs.
Specialities: Training; Information Technology; Product Development; Quality Management; Environmental Management; and Regulatory Affairs.