Dublin City University (DCU)

The DCU-based National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) was established in 1999 to create a focus for research into novel and innovative sensor platforms. The NCSR comprises several highly successful research Clusters with ca. 250 researchers, and has participated in many EC Framework projects. DCU will lead on management, exploitation and dissemination activities and will provide novel adaptive materials for fluid control and engineering of prototype devices to the project.

Leader of Work Packages 1, 7 & 9

NAPES Work Package Structure

Key Personnel

Dermot Diamond

Prof. Dermot Diamond – Project Coordinator

        • 30 years of experience in chemical sensors, intelligent sensing and wireless sensor networks
        • 270+ peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 13 patents


Simon ColemanDr. Simon Coleman – Lead Researcher and Project Manager

        • Postdoctoral researcher with 8 years experience in sensor development employing novel polymeric materials
        • Expertise in stimuli responsive materials, polymer chemistry, colorimetric chemistry, optical detection platforms, materials/physical chemistry, device prototyping


     Aymen-1 Dr. Aymen Ben Azouz – Postdoctoral Research Engineer

        • Postdoctoral Researcher overseeing all engineering aspects of the project
        • Multi disciplinary background engineer
 with over 8 years of experience in research and industry
        • Expertise in design and prototyping of electro-mechanic assemblies, development of control and sensing systems and in microfluidic fabrication techniques
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 604241