Tadhg O’Donovan graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in 2001. He continued in Trinity College and worked on research projects funded by Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland before completing his Ph.D. (Thesis title: "Fluid flow and heat transfer of an impinging air jet") in early 2005. He was appointed as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in Trinity College in 2005 and secured an Enterprise Ireland Proof of Concept research grant entitled "Synthetic Miniature Jet Electronics Cooler". This was followed by collaborating on a successful SFI Research Frontiers Programme grant proposal entitled, "Synthetic air jets: An investigation of convective cooling in thermal management applications". Tadhg joined Heriot-Watt University in 2007 as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. Tadhg’s research interests include thermal management of electronics, natural convection in heated tube arrays, heat transfer enhancement in bubbly flows and jet impingement heat transfer.
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