Analog Devices Building,
University of Limerick.
+ 353 61 23 7733
B.Sc.(Hons) in Chemistry, Ph.D. in Crystallography of nanocrystals (University of Glasgow)
Research and Teaching Interests
- Solving crystal structures and developing methods to enable more routine structure solution from nanocrystals.
- Collaborations include groups from around the globe, Switzerland, Greece, USA, Germany, Japan, and Ireland, new collaborators always welcome.
- Types of crystals handled range from Geological, Minerals phases, to Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF’s) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COF’s) to Proteins.
2017 – present, Lecturer in Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland.
2014 – 2016, Research fellow at the University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, “Electron diffraction and structure solution of nanocrystals.”
2009-2013, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany “Development of Automated Diffraction Tomography for crystallography structure solution.”
2008-2009, Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Oxford, Oxford, UK “Development of exitwave reconstruction techniques for electron microscopy”
2005-2008, Postdoctoral Researcher Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA “Application of X-ray diffraction microscopy to frozen hydrated yeast cells”
2002-2005, Postdoctoral Researcher Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA “Three beam interference techniques applied to X-ray crystallography”
Structural and electronic properties of β – FeSi 2 nanoparticles: The role of stacking fault domains