PhD & Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Killian Stokes
Postdoctoral Researcher (H2020)

Research Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis and characterisation, Li-ion battery testing

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Dr. Sheida Ishkli
Marie Curie Career Fit Fellow

Research interests: Electrochemical energy storage, lithium ion batteries, polymer electrolytes

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Dr. Vivek Verma
Postdoctoral Researcher (SFI/EI) Joint with Dr L Padrela

Research Interests: Continuous manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, their isolation and formulation

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Dr. Ibrahim Aminu
Marie Curie Fellow

Research Interests: Novel Nanomaterial Synthesis, Li-ion Batteries, and Al-ion Batteries

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Dr Uma Ghorpade
Postdoctoral Researcher (SFI)

Research Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis, thin film solar cell, LED

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Dr. Laurent Perge
Postdoctoral Researcher (EI) Joint with Dr. L Padrela

Research Interests: Pharmaceutical Nanocrystals, Supercritical Fluids 

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Dr Parimaladevi Palanisamy
Reseach Assistant (EI) joint with Dr L Padrela

Research Interests: Continuous manufacturing of drug nanoparticles, screening of co-crystallization conditions of BCS II drugs


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Huan Ren
PhD Student (SFI) Joint with Prof C. McCarthy

Date of PhD start: 1st Jun, 2015
Research Interests: Morphology control and polytypic studies in colloidal nanocrystals

Fiona McGrath
Phd Student (IRC/Intel)

PhD Start date Jan 2016

Research interests: Nanoparticle Synthesis, Materials for Sustainable Energy, Perovskites

Barry Long
PhD Student (SFI/SSPC) joint with Dr L Padrela

PhD Student since 2016
Current Role: PhD Researcher
Research Interests: Supercritical Fluid Technology, Polymorphic Control, Nanocrystal Synthesis

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Seamus Kilian
PhD Student (SFI/M-ERA)

PhD Start Date Oct 2017

Research Interests: Nanomaterials for Li-ion Batteries, Si Nanowire Synthesis, Battery Testing, Nanomaterial Characterization.


Kieran McCarthy
PhD Student (IRC/Analog) joint with Dr T Kennedy

PhD Student since Jan 2018
Research Interests: Nanomaterial synthesis & SMART estimation of Li-ion battery state parameters

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Gearoid Collins
PhD Student (IRC/Intel)

PhD Start Jan 2018

Research Interests: Renewable energy, energy storage, lithium-ion batteries, bottom-up synthesis, synthesis and applications of silicon and germanium nanostructures for use in LiB and FETs

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Dylan Storan
PhD Student (SFI)

Date of PhD start: 1st June 2018

Research Interests: Semiconductor nanowire synthesis, doping and device fabrication

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Sumair Imtiaz
PhD Student (SFI MaREI)

Date of PhD start: December, 2018
Research Interests: Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterisation for Li-ion and Beyond Li-ion Batteries

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Nilotpal Kapuria
PhD Student (IRC Laureate)

Date of PhD start: 23rd Oct’ 18
Research Interests: Synthesis of anisotropic colloidal nanocrystals, characterization, and assembly

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Nandita Biswas
Research Assistant (Joint with Dr Ning Liu)

Date of start: 17th September, 2018
Research Interests: Synthesizing and Aligning nanorods for LED application

Saikat Bhowmick
MSc Student (Joint with Dr Ning Liu)

Research Interest: Ordered assembly of nanocrystals and nanorods into multilayered structures by Electrophoretic Deposition

Esther Adegoke
PhD Student (SFI Joint with Prof U Bangert)

Date of PhD start: Jan, 2019
Research Interests: High resolution and in-situ electron microscopy techniques

Maria Zubair
PhD Student (SFI)

Research interest: Material Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Colloidal Synthesis

Abinaya Sankaran
PhD Student (Si-Drive H2020) Joint with Dr H Geaney

PhD Student March 2019 Start 

Research Interests: Nanomaterials, Electrochemical Energy devices-Fuel cell and Batteries.

Mohini Mishra
Phd Student

PhD Student Feb 2019 Start 

Research Interests: Synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals, characterization, and assembly.

Adrian Hannon
MSc Student

Research Interests: Nanodevice Fabrication, Nanowire Synthesis, Charge Carrier Mechanisms & Behaviour, Materials Characterisation, Nano Deposition Techniques

Michela Ottaviani
Visiting PhD student from University of Rome

PhD start: 1st November, 2017- Visiting UL May-Aug 2019

Research Interests:  Silicon nanowires as anodes for Lithium-ion batteries






Keywords: Lithium ion Batteries, Silicon Anodes, Colloidal Nanocrystals, Nanorods, Nanowires, Silicon, Germanium, Cadmium Sulphide, Cadmium Selenide, Copper Indium Gallium Sulphide/selenide (CIGS), Dicopper-zinc-tin-tetrasulphide (CZTS), Nanorod Assembly, Electrophoretic Assembly, Charge based Assembly, Thin-films, Photoabsorbers, Pharmaceutical Nanocrystals.

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