Prof. Colm O’Donnell



Research Focus Area 1 Project Lead


Prof. Colm O’Donnell is Professor of Biosystems & Food Engineering and Head of the University College Dublin School of Biosystems & Food Engineering. He also leads the Food Quality and Processing Pillar in UCD’s Institute of Food & Health. Previously he was UCD College of Engineering & Architecture Vice-Principal (Teaching & Learning). His research group works on a range of Process Analytical Technology (Spectroscopy and Spectral Imaging) and Bioprocessing projects funded by EU H2020, Irish Research Council, Food Institutional Research Measure, Enterprise Ireland and industry. He has a strong track record of mentoring members of his research team for prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie and European Research Council awards.


Areas of Expertise:

Process Analytical Technology (PAT) for Food and Bioproducts Processing - spectral and spatial PAT tools, Bioprocessing, Dairy Processing - dairy ingredients and cheese manufacture