We are delighted to announce that Dr. Vishal Jagtap has been appointed Head of Research Group RF, Analog-Mixed Signal ICs at MCCI in Tyndall, Cork, Ireland. He joins the centre from the Institute for High-Frequency and Communication Technology, University of Wuppertal, Germany. His research interests include silicon-integrated THz optoelectronic transceivers for sensing, imaging, spectroscopy, and communications applications.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Vishal to our MCCI research team as Head of Group. He brings with him a wealth of valuable research experience and a proven track record, which will contribute highly to MCCI’s further success,” John Morrissey, Executive Director of MCCI said.“His expertise will provide extra insight to our vision and mission and a fresh perspective for all our research staff. Vishal will lead MCCI’s silicon-integrated THz transceivers research for imaging applications.”


Dr. Vishal Jagtap received a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. He holds an M.Sc. degree in photonics and optoelectronic devices jointly from the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. For his Ph.D., he worked on the development of instrumentation for thermal imaging arrays based on superconducting and semiconducting YBaCuO compound bolometers at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris, France, in 2009

From 2006 to 2009, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Paris Electrical Engineering Laboratory (LGEP-Supélec), Gif-sur-Yvette, France. In 2009 to 2012, he was with the Laboratory of Photonics and Nanostructures (LPN-CNRS), Marcoussis, France. In 2012, he joined the Laboratory of Quantum materials and Phenomena (LMPQ), Paris, France. From 2016 to 2017, he was with the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany. From 2018 to 2023, he was with the Institute for High-Frequency and Communication Technology, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany.