Minister Patrick O'Donovan and Senator Maria Byrne visit SSPC

Dr Denise Croker, SSPC GM, Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State at Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform with SSPC Co-Directors Prof. Michael Zaworotko and Prof. Gavin Walker.


SSPC has been busy demonstrating first hand how the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre is delivering value for the Pharma sector locally and internationally to our visitors Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State at Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform and Senator Maria Byrne. SSPC, is a global hub of process innovation and advanced manufacturing that supports the pharma sector, a sector that is critical to Ireland’s economy.

SSPC actively engages with and supports its 24 industrial partners locally and internationally through excellent scientific research, targeted industrial research projects, bespoke industry training opportunities and the development of a highly skilled pool of PhD graduates. SSPC is inclusive and collaborative; we have 40 academic investigators spread across 9 research-performing organisations across Ireland. The Centre has developed an award-winning suite of education and outreach programmes to inform the general public on science and engineering topics.

Under the directorship of Prof. Michael Zaworotko and Prof. Gavin Walker, they bring complementary expertise in manufacturing and chemistry, respectively, and jointly provide intellectual leadership to the Centre.

Senator Maria Byrne with SSPC Co-Directors Prof. Michael Zaworotko and Prof. Gavin Walker.

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