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Leonard Hobbs

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Research and New Business Development, Director, Intel Ireland


Leonard Hobbs graduated from University College Cork Ireland in 1986 with a 1st class honours degree in Electrical Engineering and was also awarded the title of ‘graduate of the year’ by the college. He completed a Masters degree at the NMRC( now called Tyndall ), at UCC in 1988. From 1988 to 1991 he worked as a research scientist at IMEC, Belgium.


In 1991 he joined Intel and since then has been involved in every technology transfer from 0.5um to 65nm, completing a number of associated assignments to Intel’s technology sites in the US.


He is currently the manager of Intel Ireland's nanotechnology research and most recently also took on ownership of Intel Ireland’s new business development program. He leads a team of researchers who work with Irish universities and European consortia .


He led the establishment of the Competence Centre for Applied Nanotechnology in 2009 and in 2010 he was appointed to the National Nanotechnology Coordination Body. He is also a senior judge at the Young Scientist competition in which he chairs the Technology category.


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