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Dr. Godfrey Gaston

Dr Godfrey Gaston graduated with a MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Queen’s University Belfast, UK followed by a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in the field of Microelectronics and Semiconductors.

He then spent a number of years working for GEC Plessey Semiconductors. Following this role he was recruited as Engineering Manager for a technology start-up, BCO Technologies in Belfast, where he led the development of a new Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) processing technology, which resulted in the acquisition of BCO by Analog Devices for $153M in 2000. For the next three years Godfrey led the Analog Devices Belfast engineering team.

Godfrey is currently Director of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), based at Queen’s University Belfast. He has expertise in commercialisation and knowledge transfer within an open innovation research environment. CSIT, which currently employs about 90 staff, has world leading capability and research excellence in cyber security in application areas such as Secure Internet of Things, Cloud Security, Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems.

Godfrey has also completed an MBA from Henley Management College, London and is co-founder of startup company, Titan IC Systems. Titan IC Systems is a spinout from Queen’s University Belfast.