University of Limerick.
BSc. in Industrial Chemistry
PhD in Chemistry
Research and Teaching Interests
His teaching interests are in general chemistry, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry.
To date, he has published over 70 co-authored papers, with >2000 citations and a h-index of 26.
Hugh received a 1st class honours degree in Industrial Chemistry in 2008 and a PhD in Chemistry in 2012 (both from UL). He subsequently moved to UCC as a postdoctoral researcher on the EU FP7 project STABLE, working on Li-O2 batteries. Following that, he was a senior postdoctoral researcher in UCC, investigating porous materials for Li-ion battery applications. In 2016 he returned to UL as a postdoctoral researcher on an Enterprise Ireland commercialization project. In 2019, he received a SIRG (starting investigator research grant) and became an independent, principal investigator. Since 2020, he has been a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences.
His research is in the area of energy storage (particularly Li-ion, Li-S, Li-O2, Al-ion and Na-ion batteries).He is specifically interested in materials synthesis and optimisation for batteries. Additionally he is investigating method development for battery testing, full-cell testing of battery materials and ex-situ analysis of materials.