Global Pioneer in Agricultural Technology Appointed to Food Engineering Role at University College Dublin

Dr Edmond Harty, the CEO of Dairymaster, a global leader in dairy equipment manufacturing, has been appointed Adjunct Full Professor in UCD’s School of Biosystems and Food Engineering.

Dr Harty has a strong background in engineering and science, and is regarded as one of the world’s pioneers in agricultural technology.

He has an impressive track record of combining leading research with successful commercialisation of the resulting intellectual property. He has filed over 90 patent applications and developed a multi-disciplinary innovation focused company of more than 350 people.

He has received many international awards for his research and won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012.

Edmond Harty Dairymaster
Dr Edmond Harty, CEO, Dairymaster

The UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering seeks opportunities for students to interact with and learn from leading professionals in their field. Dr Harty’s appointment will provide students with an unrivalled opportunity to learn from a global innovator in an exciting engineering area.

Professor Colm O’Donnell, Head of UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering said, “UCD has prioritised research on manufacturing and agri-food research. The appointment of Dr Harty who has an excellent international track record in engineering and innovation will further strengthen UCD’s expertise in engineering design, innovation and entrepreneurship.”

He added, “Dr Harty will make a valuable contribution to our School’s research and teaching programmes including UCD’s new undergraduate programme in Agricultural Systems Technology.”

Dr Edmond Harty, CEO, Dairymaster said, “It is an honour for me to join the UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering as Adjunct Full Professor. As a UCD postgraduate engineering student some 15 years ago, I was inspired by the culture of research and innovation on campus. It is a real privilege for me to join the engineering research staff to make my contribution to the education of the next generation of world innovators in the area of dairy technology and beyond.”

He added, “My work as CEO at Dairymaster has given me a global perspective on technologies, markets and the future of the dairy sector that I hope to share with students over the coming years.”

22 May 2017

For further information contact Micéal Whelan, University College Dublin, Communications Manager (Innovation), t: + 353 1 716 3712, e: