He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of SPIE (the international Photonics Organisation), and a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineers. Currently, he is Chair of the Government’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education Review Group (established by the Minister for Science & Innovation). He is on the Boards of IBEC, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, and the National Chamber Choir. He also chairs the Boards of SciFest and the Board of Trustees of Genio. In July 2010, he was inaugurated as President of Dublin City University, a position that he will hold for 10 years. Under his leadership, DCU has established a strong commitment to innovation and is recognised as Ireland’s University of Enterprise.