Ms Nicola McDonnell
Consultancy & Solutions for
Industry Activity Leader
Tel: +353 1 5241608 (ext 37)
Nicola, aka Nix, joined ICHEC in October 2010. As the Consultancy & Solutions for Industry Activity Leader, she coordinates all the Project Management, Project Proposal and H2020 activities within ICHEC. She personally manages several of the Technology Transfer projects, which often require the full rigor of the PRINCE2 methodology.
Prior to joining ICHEC she studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, specialising in Chemistry. After a brief spell as a Marketing Assistant, Nix returned to college to complete an MSc in Computer Science at Queens University, Belfast.
Since then she has worked primarily in industry in Ireland on a varying array of technologies, from middleware to device drivers. In 2002 she returned to her studies, attaining a Postgraduate diploma in Computer Games Development at Abertay University, Dundee. This led her to a two-year post at the School of Informatics, where she employed her 3D graphics and computational geometry experience to develop a 3D Brain Atlas for Neurologists. Nix joined us from EPCC, in the University of Edinburgh, where she was a Principal Consultant in the Applications Group. During her four years at EPCC she worked on a wide variety of HPC and Grid related projects including TEXT, DEISA, BEinGRID, OGSA-DAI.