PhD DSc FInstP FRSC Professor of Medical Physics, Physiology and Medical Physics Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland )
is rewarded for his cutting-edge research on the development and implementation of solar water disinfection technology (SODIS) to combat waterborne diseases among people without access to safe drinking water in Africa and Asia. His approach to this research is unique and pioneering, not only in the laboratory, but especially in the field, among the communities most exposed to waterborne diseases in developing countries.
He is recipient of the 2019 UNESCO Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. The Award ceremony took place on the 10 February 2020 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the African Union Heads of State Summit.