Fiona Regan is Professor in Chemistry at Dublin City University and Director of the DCU Water Institute. Here, she explains how the water we use in our homes generate greenhouse gas. Watch the video above.

Fiona studied Environmental Science and Technology and later completed a PhD in analytical chemisty in 1994.

Following postdoctoral research in optical sensing in DCU, in 1996 she took up a lecturing position at Limerick Institute of Technology. In 2002 Fiona joined the School of Chemical Sciences as a lecturer in analytical chemistry, in 2008 she became senior lecturer and in 2009 became the Beaufort Principal Investigator in Marine and Environmental Sensing.

Fiona Regan

Fiona's research focuses on environmental monitoring and she has special interest in priority and emerging contaminants as well as the establishment of decision support tools for environmental monitoring using novel technologies and data management tools.

Her work includes the areas of separations and sensors (including microfluidics), materials for sensing and antifouling applications on aquatic deployed systems.

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