Emer joined ASL in January 2021. In her role as Science Lead she is responsible for leading the science team, coordinating the company’s research activities, updating and developing the certification standards and overseeing ASL’s scientific testing and consultancy work.
Emer has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Tasmania, Australia. She also holds a BSc (Hons) in analytical science from Dublin City University, and a BS in chemistry from the University of Kansas, USA.
Prior to joining ASL, Emer worked at Dublin City University where she led a successful Horizon 2020 research project that developed sensors for measurement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor air. She also developed non-invasive approaches to study VOCs in human skin and was a frequent invited speaker on the topic at educational workshops and conferences, including the Gordon Research Conference on Skin Barrier Function.
Emer has won several prestigious awards and fellowships during her career, including a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and the Irish Research Council Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Award. She currently serves on the management committee of the COST Action Indoor Air Pollution Network.