He will take over the position from Patrick Honohan.
Launched today in Trinity, their campus tour will visit six universities in total.
Past recipients include Anne Enright and Frank McGuinness.
Trinity academics find majority have found insights from industry engagement although many felt universities have gone too far to meet industry needs.
The positions, which were originally announced in March, are to be filled through an international recruitment process, and the assistant professors will be appointed as part of a tenure-track system.
Central Societies Committee reprimanded several societies for improper maintenance of society accounts.
Boosted by €1.1 million in philanthropic investment, Science Gallery prepares to spread to seven new locations around the globe.
For the second year, a number of courses failed to fulfil their student quotas because of ineligible applications.
A New Dean of Undergraduate Science Education has been established.
Students originating from outside the European Economic Area are no longer able to register at the Public Office on Burgh Quay, and will be informed of a dedicated alternative registration process.