John Hegarty (academic)

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John Hegarty, accompanied by the Board of Trinity College, Dublin, announcing new scholars and fellows.

John Hegarty was elected 43rd Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2001 for a ten-year term.[1]

Life[edit]

He was born in Claremorris, County Mayo, and was educated locally at St Colman's College. He holds a BSc in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Philosophy from St Patrick's College, Maynooth, a HDipEd also from Maynooth and a PhD from National University of Ireland, Galway.[1]

Later academic career[edit]

Following a postdoctoral stay at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he was a research scientist at Bell Labs, New Jersey for six years. He returned to Ireland in 1986 as Professor of Laser Physics in Trinity College. Producing over 140 publications, and developing a number of patents, he was a co-founder of Optronics Ireland and of campus company Eblana Photonics. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.[1]

Prior to becoming Provost, Hegarty was Dean of Research and Head of the Physics Department.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Hegarty is married to Neasa Ní Chinnéide, President of the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages,[2] and they have two children, Cillian and Ciarán.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Current Provost's Biography. Retrieved on 4 November 2009. Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ About Us Archived 2009-12-01 at the Wayback Machine.. European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages. Retrieved on 4 November 2009.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Mitchell
Provost of Trinity College, Dublin
2001–2011
Succeeded by
Patrick Prendergast