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Brendan O’Flynn

Funded Investigator


Brendan O’Flynn received his BEng from UCC and carried out his postgraduate research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (now the Tyndall National Institute) in Cork.

He spun out the startup company Inpact Microelectronics in the late nineties before returning to Tyndall National Institute to continue his research career in 2004.

Brendan is now driving a research team in Tyndall focusing on basic and applied research activities in the development of smart sensing systems (Wireless Sensor Networks). He is a funded investigator at CONNECT investigating the Internet-of-Things.

Brendan has been defining and leading research activities of the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Group at Tyndall and is WSN Head of Group. His research focus is the development of next generation embedded smart systems in industry-funded, nationally-funded and European projects.

Brendan has supervised to completion numerous postgraduates, Masters and PhD students and has published extensively (over 200 publications with more than 1,000 citations). Topics of interest include:

• System integration/miniaturized sensing systems
• Hardware/software co-design of embedded systems
• Deployment of reliable and robust complex systems

Brendan’s activities have achieved a balance between academic research excellence (journals and conferences) and the delivery of high impact commercial outputs in the form of technology and people-transfer to Irish industry, enabling sustainability and growth in Irish start-ups, SMEs and multinationals. Since 2009, Brendan’s team has consistently licensed IP to industry in Ireland, USA and China.


Funded Investigator Tyndall National Institute Converged Low Energy Moving