Dr Kate Ronayne
Until her appointment as Executive Director, Kate was Director of Business Development, Space, Technology and Facilities at STFC.
She joined STFC in 2004 as a Laser Instrument Scientist in the Central Laser Facility after completing her PhD in physical chemistry at Queen’s University Belfast. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Laboratory, she worked closely with the multi-disciplinary user community over a four-year period before moving to the technology transfer team within STFC.
As an Innovation Manager and then later as Head of Innovation, she was responsible for the exploitation of the Intellectual Property portfolio from across STFC’s National Laboratories through the creation of new ventures and licensing of technology, particularly in detectors and instrumentation. She is a Director of Keit Ltd., The Electrospinning Company Ltd. and Scitech Precision.
Last updated: 17 September 2018