Our Team - Aquamonitrix® - Nitrate and Nitrite Analyser
OUR TEAM

Dr Eoin Murray, Head of R&D

Head of R&D and member of Aquamonitrix Leadership Team. With a background in analytical chemistry, Eoin’s work has focused on developing advanced in-situ water monitoring technologies using rapid chromatography and LED-based optical detection. 

Eoin has a record of leading multidisciplinary teams and international research projects, strategically aligned with company goals. He has expertise in building and managing IP and manages the company IP portfolio. Eoin has a passion for market-driven R&D, aiming to deliver new technologies and solutions that are both impactful and customer-centric. Eoin holds a BSc in Environmental Science, an MSc and PhD in Analytical chemistry and is currently completing an Executive MBA at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

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Colm Lynch, CEO

With over 25 years experience in various leadership roles in the Science and Chemical sectors, Colm stepped up from his position as COO at Aquamonitrix to CEO in January 2024.   

Colm has a proven track record of delivering performance improvement in manufacturing environments by streamlining workflows, optimising resources, and driving continuous improvement.

With a focus on identifying opportunities for growth, product development and developing global partnerships, Colm leads the Aquamonitrix team with values underpinned by a culture of collaboration and innovation.
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Alan Staunton, NPD Manager

Alan leads the Product Development / Engineering team within Aquamonitrix and is a member of the Aquamonitrix Leadership Team, having joined the company in 2019.

With a BEng in Mechatronic Engineering and a Project Management qualification, Alan has over 23 years of industry experience ranging from engineering and project management of large-scale capital projects in pharmaceutical, medical device and electronic/semiconductor industries to product engineering and leadership roles across a wide range of industries such as water, security, med device and automotive.

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Breda Moore, Founder

Breda leads the technical operations at T.E. Laboratories, responsible for scientific matters across the various divisions: environmental analysis, oil (lubrication and transformer) analysis, chemical manufacturing, R&D and training. Her role within Aquamonitrix is to support the team in developing the new product iterations.

Breda leads the technical operations at T.E. Laboratories, responsible for scientific matters across the various divisions: environmental analysis, oil (lubrication and transformer) analysis, chemical manufacturing, R&D and training. Her role within Aquamonitrix is to support the team in developing the new product iterations.

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Mark Bowkett, Founder

Mark is the Managing Director at both T.E.Laboratoires and Aquamonitrix. He is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of T.E. Labororaties and the strategic development of Aquamonitrix in terms of new product development and supporting global sales and marketing efforts.

Mark is the Managing Director at both T.E.Laboratoires and Aquamonitrix. He is heavily involved in the day-to-day operations of T.E. Labororaties and the strategic development of Aquamonitrix in terms of new product development and supporting global sales and marketing efforts.

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John Mc Grath, Founder

John McGrath is the Sales Director with both Aquamonitrix and T.E. Laboratories and is involved in the marketing and sales management of both companies. For Aquamonitrix this entails distributor management and support, stragetic development of value proposition and user cases for the Aquamonitrix product lines.

John joined TelLab in 1994 and was involved in growing the company to the position of leading environmental / tribology /chemical manufacturing laboratory in Ireland. John was involved with fellow directors Mark Bowkett and Breda Moore in a successful MBO of TelLab in 2005. Connect with John on LinkedIn using the link below.

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Michaela Hogan, Research & Development Chemist

Michaela graduated from University College Cork with the title of College Scholar, an academic distinction awarded to her by the university for her exceptional performance over the course of her studies. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, as well as a Certified Qualification in Validation Engineering, and has experience with method validation within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.
This background serves her greatly in her position as Research & Development Chemist. In this role, Michaela works to develop novel analytical chemistry techniques for target analyte detection, and to produce new generation technologies for in-situ, real-time monitoring of industrial and environmental waters.

Michaela is motivated by a desire to consistently deliver high quality outputs. She is committed to generating data of lab-quality accuracy and specificity in the field, while simultaneously considering future product development and potential process control applications.

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Dr Meritxell Grau Butinyac, Postdoctoral Researcher & Project Officer

Upon completing her PhD in the area of agricultural soils, molecular ecology and greenhouse gases, Meritxell joined the team in 2022. With a strong academic background and research experience, she applies her administrative and project management skills in managing the companies’ involvement in multiple EU funded projects.
She is heavily involved in the deployment and continuous monitoring of the Aquamonitrix analysers in aquaponic and aquacultural applications, as well as travelling regularly to represent the company at conferences and consortium meetings.

Meritxell’s academic achievements include being awarded the Walsh Scholarships Programme Gold Medal, the Gold Merit, and the title of Walsh Scholar of the Year, reflecting her commitment to excellence in research and academia, and her passion to find solutions to environmental challenges.

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Dr Michael Strahand, CSO Aquamonitrix

Our CSO Michael has over 30 years of experience in the water industry. He is a well-regarded and respected member of the industry expert who fuses academic excellence with business acumen. He works alongside the board of directors at Aquamonitrix to develop strategy and then translate that strategy into action plans and activities needed to reach the company goals.

Our CSO Michael has over 30 years of experience in the water industry. He is a well-regarded and respected member of the industry expert who fuses academic excellence with business acumen. He works alongside the board of directors at Aquamonitrix to develop strategy and then translate that strategy into action plans and activities needed to reach the company goals.

He is a key member of the senior sales team and his hands-on approach to business sees him equally at home on a wastewater treatment facility or contributing to conferences.

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PJ Sunjka, NPD Engineer

Peter John has been with Aquamonitrix since 2020 as a New Product Development electronics hardware and software design and test engineer who graduated in Electronic Engineering from Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Peter John has been with Aquamonitrix since 2020 as a New Product Development electronics hardware and software design and test engineer who graduated in Electronic Engineering from Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa and brings 10 years industry experience in product development of digital crane and motor control systems and 16 years’ experience in development and field testing of air bourn TELEMETRY systems and HF radios.

Luis Esparza, Engineer

Luis graduated from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, A.C. (ITESO) in Mexico with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining experience in manufacturing and mechanical design in the plastics industry in Mexico, Luis started a new challenge in 2018 moving to Ireland and being part of the Aquamonitrix team.

Luis has gained experience since he has done installations in different parts of the world during the prototype stage of the nitrite and nitrate analyzer, he has been part of the new product development team and is currently the lead of the technical service team.

Luis’ motivation is to ensure an overall client satisfaction.

Mario Carrara, Production Manager

Mario is an experienced Production Manager with a proven track record of implementing change in a variety of manufacturing environments and implementing continuous improvement in traditional arenas across global territories including China, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Spain and UK

Mario utilises Lean Techniques to realise significant financial improvements. A resilient and tenacious leader, effective communicator and innovator who brings real change and development of people and processes.

Mario Joined Aquamonitrix in 2021 and led the team in developing the production lay-out.

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Roman Frantsuzov, R&D Engineer

Roman Frantsuzov is a dynamic member of the Aquamonitrix® team, bringing a blend of technical expertise and academic rigor to his role as a Graduate Mechatronic Engineer. With a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering from ITMO University, and a Master of Engineering in Biomedical/Medical Engineering from Dublin City University, Roman possesses a strong foundation in interdisciplinary engineering principles.

Throughout his academic journey, Roman has demonstrated a passion for innovation and problem-solving. His coursework included advanced topics such as Mechanical Design, CAD, Biomechanics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), equipping him with the skills necessary to tackle complex challenges in the field of water analysis.

Drawing from his educational background, Roman collaborates with the Aquamonitrix® team to develop cutting-edge solutions for real-time water analysis and monitoring. His commitment to excellence and drive for innovation align seamlessly with Aquamonitrix®’s mission of providing reliable, state-of-the-art technology to clients worldwide.

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