Dr Godfrey Gaston
Dr Godfrey Gaston is the Executive Director of ECIT
Godfrey is responsible for operational management, commercialisation and knowledge transfer within an open innovation research environment.
Godfrey graduated with a MEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a PhD at the University of Edinburgh in the field of Microelectronics and Semiconductors. In 2007 he was awarded an MBA from Henley Management College.
With his PhD in Semiconductor technology, Dr Gaston worked for 6 years as a Principal Engineer for GEC Plessey Semiconductors before joining the senior management team of BCO, a successful silicon wafer bonding start-up. He led the development of a new Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) processing technology and was heavily involved in BCO's $153M acquisition by Analog Devices in 2000. For the next three years Godfrey led the Analog Devices Belfast engineering team.
He is co-founder of Titan IC, a spinout from Queen’s University Belfast which was acquired by Mellanox in 2020. He is also user lead for the Global Innovation Institute as part of City Deal.