Carol Armstrong

phone: +353 1 402 4932
email: carol.armstrong@dit.ie

Current Position

Technical Officer, School of Physics & Clinical & Optometric Sciences.
Responsible for Optometry preclinical laboratories.

Qualifications

Graduated from the DIT with a Diploma in Applied Science (Physics) in 1999 and with a first class honours BSc in Physics and Physics Technology in 2001. Received MPhil, from the DIT, in 2003 with a research thesis entitled “High-Speed Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry”.  This project focussed on the development of high-speed ESPI for vibration analysis, with the development of phase-shifting algorithms and the correlation of mechanical and optical results.

Academic Achievements

Awarded the Loctite Medal and the Cardiac Services Perpetual Award for the best overall academic achievement in Physics/Chemistry and in Physics respectively.

Career Experience

Whilst undertakiing the MPhil research project, had responsibility for teaching undergraduate students within the School of Physics. This involved practical supervision and demonstration to both first and third year degree students, including the designing and administration of end-of-year laboratory examinations.

Postgraduate representative on the Postgraduate Studies and Research Committee (2001-2003).

Upon graduating with the MPhil, took up the position of an R&D engineer for XSil Ltd.  This involved working as part of the machining team, which is responsible for the laser ablation of vias on silicon wafers to external customer specification for 3D packaging interconnection.  This involved: system maintenance, including the installation of new laser heads and alignment of system optics to maintain optimum power output and beam quality; carrying out of laser acceptance tests; instrument calibrations.

Current School Memberships

  • Committee member of School Budget Committee
  • Member of School Grangegorman Migration Group
  • Member of School Marketing, Recruitment and Outreach Group
  • Committee member of School Health and Safety Committee

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