"Ciaran is a rare chemist – elegant in his approach to problem solving while being equally pragmatic. "
He is a consummate professional and very able to view problems from the chemical as well as commercial angle. He is a trusted business partner and a delight to work with.
"Ciaran is easily one of the most creative minds I’ve had the pleasure to work with."
His deep technical and chemical knowledge is paired with the profound experience of bringing novel products into the market.
"From working with Ciaran in the past and more recently, it is clear he continues to have an ability to link modern chemistry topics to long-standing problems and arrive at very surprising results!"
"Our experience working with Ciaran on scaling his transformative approaches to chemical processes has been enjoyable and rewarding."
He is a ‘change agent’ with vision and really prepared to embrace modern process technology and apply it to great effect.
"Ciaran is one of the best experts in cyanoacrylates and, in general, in polymer science."
His ability to propose synthetic methodologies in the creation of new polymers, combining previous knowledge or those described in the literature, is one of his specialties.
"I have known and, from time-to-time, worked with Ciaran as his patent attorney and friend for more than 30 years."
Ciaran is a conscientious, consummate scientist: intrigued with technical challenges and ever insightful and creative in addressing them.
"For several years I have been lucky to work with Ciaran, a very hard-working, fast, positive and very friendly person."
He has a high level of technical knowledge as a result of the years of work and passion for research that characterises him. This has always allowed our collaboration as patent agents to be excellent.
"As European Patent Attorney I have worked with Ciaran drafting patent applications in the field of cyanoacrylates."
Ciaran is a very creative chemist with deep technical knowledge in this field. Further, the technical arguments he provided to overcome any objections raised by examiners in the process of defending patentability were always highly relevant and effective.
"In my opinion, the company Ciaran co-founded, Afinitica, was one of the world’s best companies producing cyanoacrylate monomers and various adhesives."
The many years of scientific and practical experience that Ciaran possesses will allow him to further develop new ideas and provide great assistance in the development of adhesives.
"Ciaran’s innovative spirit, disruptive thinking and ability to solve problems combined with technical know-how and infectious enthusiasm for creating new technologies are in my eyes what makes him so successful."
His ability to lead brainstorming sessions and approaching scientific problems in an ‘art-like way’ of thinking are truly unique, and a strong asset to any client or cooperation partner.
"I had the pleasure of working with Ciaran in 2020 on a start-up venture that was focused on the development of a new product for treatment of osteoarthritis."
Ciaran has profound experience in advanced material sciences. He brings a wealth of know-how, not only in process chemistry, but also in adjacent dimensions of product development, such as regulatory demands and requirements needed to position products/processes in complex commercial settings. For this reason, Ciaran is on the very top, no. 1, on my list of ‘go-to-consultants’ in this domain.