GRACE O’MALLEY (M: 2012) is Vice President of Global Operations for the International Electronic Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMl). Based in Limerick, Ireland, she supports the global iNEMl team and activities including managing collaborative projects, the iNEMl Roadmap process and interactions with the larger technical community in Europe. Grace's background is in electronics materials and manufacturing research. Prior to iNEMI, she worked for Motorola in the US on the development and deployment of direct chip attach/ flip chip capabilities and low-cost assembly processes in to production. She also spent approximately two years establishing and leading a multidisciplinary research team at Motorola's site in Jaguariuna, Brazil, supporting the volume manufacturing of cell phones, radios and cellular infrastructure for the Latin America markets. Grace started her career as a research engineer, focused on electronics packaging and board assembly, at the Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland.
Grace has an honours bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, Ireland (1988), and a master of science in materials and manufacturing engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, U.S.A. (1998). She has authored papers and presentations for a number of journals and conferences including IEEE-TCPMT and ECTC. She holds eight U.S. patents, and has been a member of IEEE for 25 years. A long-time supporter of EPS events, Grace recently worked on the organizing committee of the CPMT R2i-2017 Innovation Workshop in Dublin, Ireland; a one day event to connect researchers and their product ideas with industry and potential funding.