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Scholarships in honour of UL alumnus Peter Real

Wednesday 17 June 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa McCarthy
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University of Limerick and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) have announced two scholarship programmes in honor of Peter Real, ADI’s late chief technology officer (CTO) and UL alumnus.

The scholarships will be awarded to students in the United States who are pursuing a PhD and undergraduate degrees at University of Limerick.

The scholarship program’s namesake, Peter Real, received a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Systems from the University of Limerick (formerly the National Institute for Higher Education) in 1981. Mr Real enjoyed a successful engineering career including serving as CTO of ADI where he led and defined the company’s technological vision. He held strong ties to both the United States and Ireland, having worked at ADI in both countries. In 2019, Mr Real was posthumously recognized at the University of Limerick’s Annual Alumni awards for his outstanding contributions to science and technology.

Martin Cotter, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Digital Marketing at Analog Devices and a close colleague of Mr. Real’s for many years commented, “Peter was an engineering industry giant, holding nine patents and having deep experience across different engineering roles, mentoring many future engineering and business leaders. Throughout his career, Peter nurtured technology development at UL as well as in the United States and advised many research bodies across the globe. When we thought about how to recognize Peter’s contribution to our company and to the industry, it was a natural decision to fund scholarships that represented his personal and professional relationships with the United States, Ireland and the University of Limerick.”

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