Brian MacCraith

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Professor Brian MacCraith
Born 1957
Dundalk, Ireland
Residence Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Nationality Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Alma mater NUI Galway
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Dublin City University

Professor Brian MacCraith is the current, and third, president of Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland. He joined DCU in 1986 and became President in July 2010.


MacCraith was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, as was DCU's founding president. He has a BSc in Physics and completed a PhD on "Optical Spectroscopy of chromium-doped crystal", both from NUI Galway.

Research interests[edit]

MacCraith led research into optical sensors in the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) at Dublin City University from 1999. He was also director of DCU's Biomedical Diagnostics Institute.[1][2][3]