Patrick Prendergast (academic)
Born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Prendergast first came to Trinity as an undergraduate, taking his degree in engineering in 1987 and PhD in 1991. After post-doctoral positions in Italy and the Netherlands, he returned to a lecturing post at Trinity in 1995, and was elected a Fellow of the College in 1998. He established the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering in 2002, was elected MRIA in 2008 and awarded a Doctor of Science in 2009. He served as Dean of Graduate Studies, 2004–07, and was appointed Vice-Provost in 2008. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
In October 2010, he declared his intention to stand in the forthcoming election for Provost, he was considered an early favourite; a lead he built on to win the election on Trinity Monday of 2011.
|Provost of Trinity College, Dublin