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Dr. Martin Hayes

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

Engineering - Engineering Technology

Telephone:

+353 0 51302632

Room Name/ Num:

Room 320 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Martin Hayes is currently a lecturer in Electronic Engineering in the department of Engineering Technology (School of Engineering) and has been lecturing at WIT since 1996.

He graduated with a Ph.D from University of Limerick in 1996. He had previously graduated from UL with a M Eng (by research) in 1992 and with a 1st Class Honours in electronics in 1990.

He is currently the Programme Leader for the Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering 

His current lecturing topics are Analog Electronics, Semiconductor Fundamentals, Test and Fault Techniques and Applied Electronic Projects.

His research interests include Telecommunications and IOT. 

He co-led  the development of a new Level 8 Common Entry Engineering course option in Automation that will help serve regional industry graduate and upskilling needs. This was developed after consultation with regional companies including Bausch & Lomb, Sanofi, Integer and TQS. 

He is widely involved in the WIT community through various activities including student engagement, recruitment and retention work. He is a member of WIT's Academic Council. 

He has consistently strove to improve the academic experience of students and to help ensure that the course remains relevant to industry needs. Integrated project work has been become a major part of HC Electronics.

HC Electronics now has significant project work in specialist modules in 1st and 2nd year that encompasses material taught in several parallel modules. Students also experience mini-projects in these parallel modules that connect into the main project, be it a software or hardware connection.

This approach to project work draws consistent positive comments from external examiners and other stakeholders

Research

I have been actively involved in the execution of two Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers in WIT.

 

List of Publications

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"A Practical Alternative to SAW Based Correlators for Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Communication Systems" IEEE Conference on Personal, Indoor, Mobile and Radio Communications (PIMRC), October 1992.

"An Introduction to Spread Spectrum Modulation," Presented at the First Annual Conference  on Mobile Communications, University of Limerick, December 1992.

"Analysis of  a  Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum System using a DSP Based Simulation      Toolset," Irish Colloquium on DSP and Control, June 1993.

"Spread Spectrum for Mobile Communications," Presented at the Second Annual Conference on Mobile Communications, University of Limerick, December 1993.

"A Spread Spectrum LAN based on Interference Cancellation Techniques" IEEE Conference on Vehicular Technology, June 1994.

Teaching

(1)

Waterford Institute of Technology,                      From:   January 1996

Cork Road,                                                      To:       Present Day

Waterford City.

Position: Lecturer

  • Lectured at all years of all electronic undergraduate courses
  • Course Leader of Higher Certificate in Electronics since 2004
  • Involved with new and existing course development and advancement
  • Providing mentoring, advice and support to students
  • Developed integrated project work approach to aid student engagement/understanding

(2)

National Distance Education Council,                From:  April 1991

Dublin City University,                                      To:      May 2002

Glasnevin,

Dublin.

Position: Class Tutor

  • Class tutor on National Distance Education program for Information Technology
  • Dealing with unique learning needs of mature students using blended learning
  • Managing students by providing guidance and feedback to help them strengthen their skills and knowledge base.
  • Organising and delivering laboratory sessions for these students within WIT

 (3)

University of Limerick                                         From : Sept 1990

Castletroy                                                          To:       June 1995

Limerick

Position: Part Time Lecturer/Researcher

  • Lecturing at 1st, 2nd and 3rd year level on various modules
  • Involved with various circuit design tasks for product development

(4)

Limerick Institute of Technology                        From Jan 1991

Moylish,                                                          To:    June 1993

Limerick

Position: Part Time Lecturer

Professional

  1. AT&T Ireland, Bray, Co Dublin - worked as a student electronic engineer and as a electronic engineer for AT&T at various intervals between 1988 and 1994

WIT Community

  • Member of School of Engineering School Board
  • Member of WIT's Second Level Engagement Committee
  • Member of WIT's Academic Council
  • TUI Department Rep, TUI Health and Safety Rep and TUI LWR
  • Extensively involved with student recruitment through Open Days, Open Evenings etc
  • Helped organise and run Transition Year Modules, College of Education Progression Workshops, Secondary School based Electronics Workshops and Engineering Technology Taster Days
  • Involved with delivering WIT workshops for EI Engineer Your Future 
  • Organised student educational trips to companies/facilities including EMC, Eircom, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport.
  • Deeply involved with the development of flagship student electronic projects.
  • Involved with new course development such as B Eng Electrical Engineering and B Eng (Hons) Common Entry
  • Very actively involved with electronic engineering students in developing and running a series of Quiz nights in aid of Waterford's Solas Centre 

External Contacts

  • Acted as External Examiner for three Masters of Engineering students in University of Limerick.
  • Acted as External Examiner for a Masters of Engineering student in Tallaght IT.
  • Actedas External Examiner on the B Eng In Electronic Engineering in Tallaght IT from 2016 to 2018.
  • Co-led the development of a newAutomation option in Common Entry Engineering that will help serve regional industry graduate and upskilling needs. This option was developed after consultation with regional companies including Bausch & Lomb, Sanofi, Integer and TQS.