Irish Naval Service Mechatronics Secondment
Phone: +353 (0)21 4335717
Dave O’Leary joined Halpin on a two year secondment from the Naval Service in June 2017. Dave is responsible for briefing Naval Headquarters on relevant developments within the Halpin centre in relation to joint research projects as well as working on research projects with specific military applications.
Dave has over 20 years military experience, specialising in Marine Communication & Navigation systems for the past 16 years having studied Electronic Engineering in CIT qualifying in 2001 & Marine Communications Systems in LIT in 2002. Dave completed a BA in Leadership,Management & Naval Studies with CIT in 2016.
Dave has a huge interest in subsea technology qualifying as a naval diver several years ago. A qualified ROV Pilot & Maintenance Technician he created a Naval specific ROV course for Naval personnel and ran a number of successful courses. He has subsequently qualified as a UAV pilot and is also part of the Naval Services UAV working group.
Dave is due to complete his studies in UCD this May qualifying with a MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigations.