Dr Karen Steenson


Extensive experience of putting together large, collaborat projects and project managing and coordinating ICT and NMP projects in Frameworks 5, 6, 7 and Horizon 2020, totalling >€33M EC contribution:

  • FP5, 36-Month, 6-partner, IST STREP: Teravision: Terahertz Frequency Imaging Systems for Biomedical and Other Applications, and extension, EU FP5, 24-Month, 3-partner, EXTENSION – Teravision-EAST: Electronic Approaches to Sub-Terahertz Imaging Systems, €2.65M;
  • FP6, 54-Month, 21-partner, ICT Integrated project – TeraNova: Novel Terahertz Sensing & Imaging Systems for Bio-technology, Healthcare, Security & Process Monitoring, September 2004 to February 2009, €5M;
  • FP7, 36-Month, 7-partner, NMP Small Collaborative Project – ENNSATOX: Engineered Nanoparticle Impact on Aquatic Environments: Structure, Activity and Toxicology, 1st July 2009 to 30th June 2012, €2.81M;
  • FP7, 36-Month, 7-partner, ICT STREP – ImREAL: Immersive Reflective Experience-based Adaptive Learning, 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2013, €3.2M;
  • FP7, 60-Month, 15-partner, NMP Integrated Project – LifeLongJoints: Silicon Nitride Coating for Improved Implant Function, 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2018, €13.3M; and,
  • Horizon 2020 NMP, 36-month, 11-partner collaborative project – HISENTS: High level Integrated SEnsor for NanoToxicity Screening, €6.3M, where she is Deputy Coordinator.


  • Research & Innovation Development Manager