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Professor John Cassidy elected as new President of Ireland's Institute of Chemistry

Posted: 2 May, 2017

Congratulations to Professor John Cassidy of DIT, who was elected President of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI).

John Cassidy ICI President

Professor Cassidy was elected President of ICI at their annual General Meeting at the Royal College of Surgeons on Thursday 27 April. 

Cassidy has been Assistant Head of the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at DIT since 2001. His research interests include Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation in the area of spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography.

In his inaugural speech, Professor Cassidy stated: 'There is a need, more than ever, for the evidence based science which can be communicated to the public. The Institute has played a role in this area through the Robert Boyle Summer School in Co Waterford and the street theatre Festival to bring science to the streets. The future of the Institute relies on the continued close relationship with its members. The Institute needs to maintain its relevance to the community of chemists.  In this regard, the Institute will continue the use of communication through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. I hope to continue to lead the ICI in its mission: to promote Chemistry and represent the profession of Chemistry in Ireland.'

The ICI is the professional body representing chemists in Ireland. The Institute promotes the study of chemistry, sets professional standards and organises lectures, meetings and social events for its members. It also offers advice and comment to Government in areas relevant to the profession.