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Robert Forster holds the Chair of Physical Chemistry within the Schoolof Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University and is the Director of thestrategically important National Centre for Sensor research. He is the author/co-author of more than 230manuscripts and reviews, supervised more than 35 PhD and M.Sc. students tocompletion, mentored more than 40 Post-Doctoral Fellows and has been a VisitingScientist to the California Institute of Technology and the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley. He has served asDCU Dean of Research and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Healthwith responsibility for research. He hasreceived the President’s Research Award and was the first Irish basedelectrochemist to present an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference onElectrochemistry. He has contributedinvited articles to more than eight FestschriftIssues celebrating the accomplishments of distinguished internationalscientists. He is a member of theEditorial Board of Electrochemical Communications (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/electrochemistry-communications ). He has been deeply involved in major nationalresearch programmes including the establishment of the National Centre forSensor Research, the Biomedical Diagnostics Centre and the NanoBioAnalyticalResearch Facility at DCU.