Introducing Me

I’m an eighteen-year-old scientist and entrepreneur from Kinsale in Ireland. Over the past three years I have won the BT Young Scientist, the EU Young Scientist and the Google Science Fair with my teammates Emer and Sophie for our research on the work of rhizobium with cereal crops. In September of 2014 Time Magazine named me as being one of the 25 most influential teens worldwide. I was also listed by on their 20 under 20 to watch for 2015, and Huffington Post as one of the Most Fearless Teens of 2014. I am now codirector of my first company, Germinaid Innovations, with my best friend Emer. I also recently founded a company called PurchaseMate with a team I met in MIT when I studied there this summer. One of my most recent and exciting projects that I’m working on is Project Zilkr, an online platform for young people just like me who want to become entrepreneurs. My attitude is: ’If I can do it, anyone can!’

The Google Science Fair

I guess I am most known for winning the Google Science Fair in 2014. Myself and my teammates used a natural soil living bacteria to increase crop productivity by up to 74%, which could help solve the global food crisis.

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Collaboration + Innovation + Determination = Impact

My Current Projects

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A smartphone application which allows you to discover critical information about the brands you buy from by scanning a barcode.


Global network that gives young people with big ideas the resources and guidance they need to turn them into reality.


An agricultural research company specialising in natural methods of increasing food productivity to aid the global food crisis.