Giorgos Fagas, PhD MBA, is Head of EU Programmes at Tyndall and Programme Lead of CMOS++. He is also member of Tyndall’s Institutional Leadership Team, currently leading the implementation of the International Reach Goal within the Tyndall 2025 strategy.
Giorgos has over 20 years of experience in research and innovation. He received a PhD in Physics from Lancaster University (UK) in 2000 and an executive MBA from University College Cork in 2012. Giorgos has been Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut-PKS and Humboldt Fellow at the University of Regensburg (Germany). He joined Tyndall National Institute in 2004 where he led activities in nanoelectronics and energy-efficient electronics as a Senior Researcher. He is the recipient of two consecutive Principal Investigator Awards from Science Foundation Ireland as co-PI. His research has been published in more than 70 peer-reviewed articles; he is also editor of one reference book on molecular electronics and two books on ICT-energy concepts.
Since late 2013, Giorgos has been leading Tyndall’s EU Programmes to engage with research organisations, technologists and policy stakeholders to establish strategic partnerships for collaborative research in Europe and internationally, and create technology roadmaps. Giorgos has been an active promoter of European research with his contributions to strategic research agendas and projects. He holds prominent positions in various policy and industry groups such as ESFRI, AENEAS, EPoSS and MIDAS and has personally acquired funding in excess of €10m through national and European funded programmes. Giorgos has developed and implemented a strategy to deliver projects worth of €60m for Tyndall and €51.3m for Irish partners, incl. €19.5m to Irish-based industry, in 2014-2020.
Giorgos has led the strategic orientation of CMOS++ to address nanoelectronics issues in the next decade and drive research in quantum and neuromorphic deep-tech at Tyndall.