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Office of the Vice-President Academic Affairs
Vice-President, Academic Affairs/Registrar
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Vice-President Academic Affairs / Registrar
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Prof. Looney is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computing in Dublin City University, and a member of the senior management group of the university. Her disciplinary background is mechanical engineering. She undertook her PhD in the Netherlands, and has also worked as a researcher in New Zealand. Her research expertise includes areas of materials processing, particularly biomaterials. She has a strong publication record, and is a very experienced doctoral supervisor and research examiner. Lisa was Dean of Graduate Studies in DCU from 2011-2016, during which time she was active in the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education, and took a leadership role in drafting the Irish National Framework for Doctoral Education

Prof. Looney has specific expertise in collaborative provision of academic programmes, internationalisation of programmes, and has a long track record of activity relating to attracting, retaining, and examining the career experience of women in technology based professions.

Research interests

Lisa's focus is the optimisation of advanced processes to improve functionality of structural and biomaterials. Specific ares include: biomaterials (ceramic /polymer composites), Powder Metallurgy, Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering.