Dr Harty will teach at the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering as part of its efforts to let students learn from professionals in their field.

“The appointment of Dr Harty, who has an excellent international track record in engineering and innovation, will further strengthen UCD’s expertise in these areas, particularly in the areas of engineering design, innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Professor Colm O’Donnell, head of the school.

90 patent applications

The university is hoping that students will benefit from Harty’s track record in filing 90 patent applications for Dairymaster.

“My work as CEO at Dairymaster has given me a global perspective on technologies, markets and the future of the dairy sector that I hope to share with students over the coming years,” said Harty, recalling his engineering postgraduate studies at UCD 15 years ago.

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