Darren O'Hara Duggan

Class of 2022-2023

Trinity College Dublin, 2022
Nanoscience Major

Why did you choose ESTEEM? 

I choose ESTEEM to fully immerse myself in a Capstone project, level up my technical skills with an elective, and work on multiple side projects throughout the course of the year.

What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it?

The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research is the home of research at Northwell Health. Their work focuses on pushing medical innovation through bioelectronic medicine, in the hopes of transforming the treatment of conditions like arthritis, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. My capstone project aims to assess the market opportunity for proprietary technology the Feinstein Institute have developed.

My work will involve a comprehensive technology review, market analysis, development of a go-to-market strategy. This project involves building a business case for the potential new treatment. Through conducting comprehensive stakeholder interviews, and assessing the market need for such a device, my work for the Feinstein Institute will be of high value for the company.

What do you hope to do after ESTEEM? 

I hope to work as a CTO of a high-growth technology startup one day. In particular, I hope to tackle difficult problems related to energy, space, and material science.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to keep active, hang-out with friends, read, and DJ.