Dr David Kinahan

School of Chemical Sciences


David Kinahan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  He completed a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering (2003) at University of Limerick. He joined Stokes Institute, UL and completed a PhD in 2008 focusing on high-throughput droplet microfluidics for DNA analysis.  In late 2007 David joined Stokes Bio Ltd, a spin-out from Stokes Institute, as a Senior Engineer, and was later promoted to Engineering Manager leading a team of 10 engineers. Stokes Bio Ltd was acquired by Life Technologies for US$44m in April 2010. In January 2012 David joined DCU and has applied microfluidics to a wide range of application areas including human health (HIV diagnostics, CTC detection, CVD diagnostics, liver disease, early detection of bacterial meningitis) and point-of-use (plant pathogen detection, environmental monitoring etc). He was most recently a Group Leader within Fraunhofer Project Center at Dublin City University (FPC@DCU).

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