Meet The Team

Our exceptional team brings together expertise in assay development, sample-to-answer devices, microfluidics, (nano)(bio)materials and measurement.


Dr. Elaine Spain

Co-Founder & Co-Inventor

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Elaine, a research fellow,  has served as PI, Co-investigator, and Key Personnel to lead the development of highly sensitive assays for molecular disease biomarkers using cost effective, highly portable, electrochemical detection which she is author on a multitude of high impact publications. Once incorporated, Elaine will transition into the company full-time. Elaine holds a BSc in Analytical Sciences and PhD in Physical Inorganic Chemistry from Dublin City University (DCU).

Dr. Kellie Adamson

Co-Founder & Co-Inventor

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Kellie, a research fellow, has profound expertise in the area of biomaterials and cell sensing via selective and sensitive cell capture through clever innovations in the structure of the capture surface of which she is author on multiple high impact publications. Once incorporated, Kellie will transition into the company full-time. Kellie holds a BSc in Analytical Chemistry from Dublin City University and PhD in Diagnostics & Therapeutics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Prof. Robert Forster

Co-Founder & Co-Inventor

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Robert, Professor, Chair of Physical Chemistry within the School of Chemical Sciences and current Director of the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) at Dublin City University leads the lab that invented the SepTec technology. Robert has raised more than €12m in funding. His innovative research is presented in more than 250 high impact publications. He is a Board Member of leading journals and an expert assessor for international funding agencies including the EU, EPSRC, ARC and NSF. 

Eadaoin Carthy

Research Engineer

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Eadaoin is an innovative engineer in the area of design and fabrication of microfluidic diagnostic devices- always with an eye on manufacturability! Eadaoin holds a BSc in Physics with Biomedical Sciences and is currently carrying out her PhD in microfluidic platform based sensor fabrication.

Taufeeq Elahi Diju

Industrial Designer

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Taufeeq is an industrial designer & electronic engineer working in the areas of digital electronics, automation, robotics systems, embedded systems coding and human machine interfaces. He has multiple engineering patents including two successful commercial products of which he owns the intellectual rights. Taufeeq holds a BSc in Industrial Design from Limkokwing University and MSc in Medical Device Design from the National College of Art & Design (NCAD).

SepTec is supported by an exceptional, multidisciplinary team of electrochemists, biologists, engineers and clinical key opinion leaders. Consequently, the groups research has had significant impact across an extensive range of scientific fields. For more information on the team’s research activities & achievements click the research button below!

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