Esmeralda Herrero BSc. PhD


Esmeralda Herrero graduated from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc in Pharmacology and completed a PhD in Microbiology in University College Dublin. Her research investigated bacterial proteases and their role in prion decontamination and was filed into a UK patent in 2015. Following her PhD, Esmeralda worked for a year as research and development scientist for a novel biotech company before her role as scientific officer in virology in airmid healthgroup.

Esmeralda has over 5 years research experience in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology, bacterial culturing, infectious assays, protein purification, protein biochemistry and laboratory management


Tristan Russell BSc. PhD


Tristan graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Microbiology. During his degree, Tristan completed a one-year internship at a pharmaceutical company where he gained experience of working in an industrial laboratory. Tristan moved to Ireland in 2014 after choosing to study for a PhD at University College Dublin. The PhD research used molecular biology techniques to study infectious disease, specifically host-virus interactions. Tristan recently graduated from his PhD and joined the virology team at airmid healthgroup in the spring of 2019.  


Kevin Ellison


Kevin is in his third year at DCU where he has been studying Genetics and Cell biology. He is working in the Environmental Chambers under the supervision of Jake Behan.


Customised Projects

customised projects for air conditioners

Acting as a health related extension to your R&D department, airmid healthgroup can identify problems and provide solutions. Throughout the process, we can provide you with highly valuable scientific data using real time microbiology which can support the development, validation or certification of an HVAC/Furnace Filter . Any of the test methodologies we offer can be modified to the client's requirements.

Our studies are conducted in our world class chambers, where we can replicate indoor building environments, or through accredited partner laboratories where we generate repeatable data regarding the impact a filter has on exposure to indoor air pollutants and building occupant health. Furthermore, we are capable of supporting laboratory and chamber based research with field studies in the real world environment where the product is designed for use. In homes, offices and industry, we have the ability to reproduce the quality of testing that is carried out in our laboratories and chambers.

This breadth of testing expertise is unmatched in our field and is highly valued by our clients, particularly at the product development stage or in validating new technologies. Partnering with airmid healthgroup not only offers clients access to an open source for innovation, but also to a unique, scaleable range of the testing facilities that can be customised to their precise needs. This results in reduced R&D costs, faster time to market, and compelling scientific health based data which will set your product or service apart from your competitors.