Product Quality & Failure Analyst (SFI RD&I Fellow with Analog Devices)
Research Interests: Novel Nanomaterial Synthesis, Li-ion Batteries, and Al-ion Batteries, Nano-Micro Fabrication, Failure Analysis
Dr. Michela Ottaviani
Lecturer below the bar (Department of Physics)
Postdoctoral researcher from January 2021 – October 2022 (Si-DRIVE project)
PhD Sapienza University of Rome (November 2017 October 2020) joint project Sapienza University of Rome and ENEA Research Center Visiting researcher in the UL May 2019- September 2020
Research Expertise in the synthesis of silicon-based nanomaterials for energy storage applications.
Dr Muhammad Rashad
Metal Matrix Composites, Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials, Mg/Li-Ion Batteries
Dr Kwadwo Asare
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interests: Developing new nanomaterials and chemistries for energy conversion and storage devices
Dr Marina MoraesLeite
Na-ion batteries, material synthesis and characterization.
Dr S. ChandraSekhar
Na-ion batteries, Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and water splitting
Research Interests: Renewable Energy Generation, Large Scale Energy Storage, Smart Grid technology, Electric Vehicles.
Brief Bio (CV): Received BE in Electronic & Computer Engineering specializing in Electrical Engineering from University of Limerick (2017).
Completed PhD titled: Analysis and Accommodation of Effects of Wind Gusts for Offshore Directly Interconnected Wind Generation Systems supervised by Prof Daniel Toal in the University of Limerick (2022). During his PhD Cathal investigated a novel power interconnection technique for offshore wind generation in order to minimise requirements for high rate of failure components to be located offshore, instead relocating and sharing this infrastructure to centralised platforms or entirely onshore. Cathal ’s current project funded through SEAI focuses on second life use of EV battery packs for smart grid applications.
Characterization and optimization of the curing of Benzocyclobutene for semiconductor application
PhD Student (IRC Laureate) Supervisors K Ryan, S Singh
Date of PhD start: 23rd Oct’ 18 Research Interests: Synthesis of anisotropic colloidal nanocrystals, characterization, and assembly
PhD Student (SFI MaREI) Supervisors K Ryan, T Kennedy
Date of PhD start: December, 2018 Research Interests: Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterisation for Li-ion and Beyond Li-ion Batteries
PhD Student (SFI Joint with Prof U Bangert)
Date of PhD start: Jan, 2019 Research Interests: High resolution and in-situ electron microscopy techniques
PhD Student (SFI) Supervisors K Ryan, S Singh
Research interest: Material Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Colloidal Synthesis
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.
Phd Student (Supervisors K Ryan, S Singh)
PhD Student Feb 2019 Start
Research Interests: Synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals, characterization, and assembly.
Synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals for energy & environmental applications.
Na-ion battery , CNFs synthesis and characterization
Aaron is a CONFIRM PhD student working under Prof Kevin M. Ryan. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics from the University of Limerick, and is currently working on developing new bespoke battery technologies for autonomous mobile robots using silicon materials.
PhD Researcher (Supervised by Dr. David McNulty)
Li-S batteries, CNS synthesis and characterisation for energy storage applications.
Muhammad ZainBin Amjad
Starting date of PhD: November 2022
~Silicon Nanowire / Graphite Composite Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries