Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Sponsor: Enterprise Ireland
Institution: University of Limerick
Michael is a Ph.D. candidate based at the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. He received his BSc. in Product Design & Technology from UL in 2016 and began his Ph.D. after graduating. He spent the first three years as a researcher on the EU Horizon 2020 Project IBUS and is now part of the Confirm Smart Manufacturing research team. His doctoral research has focused on a subset of Industry 4.0 called ‘mass customisation’, where he has developed a methodology to help companies in assessing their products’ suitability to this new paradigm. As a Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Student to Georgia Institute of Technology, Michael will explore how his methodology could be used to inform new design and manufacturing methods and he also hopes to test this with students and companies in Atlanta.