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PhD Chemistry, University of Limerick (2016)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Material Design – Nanomaterial synthesis via bottom-up and top-down approaches with special interest in functional 2-dimensional nanocrystals and nanocomposites.
  • Surface Chemistry Study – Using NMR (Solution and Solid State), Electron Microscopy and XPS as tool-box to study surface dynamics of nanomaterials.
  • Energy Conversion and storage –Application of nanomaterials in catalysis and battery applications

Shalini Singh

Shalini is a tenure-track Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, since Jan 2020. After MSc (Chemistry) from DDU University India, she received a research fellowship by Depart. of Sci. and Tech., India to carry research on polymeric membranes and electro-membrane processes in CSIR, India. Following this, she moved to Limerick, Ireland to pursue PhD under the supervision of Prof. Kevin M. Ryan at University of Limerick with INSPIRE structured PhD Programme. In 2016, she received PhD degree for her work on designing multicomponent metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals using methods of colloidal chemistry. She subsequently started postdoc at Ghent University, Belgium to explore the surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals systems using solution NMR technique as a toolbox. She was awarded the prestigious FWO (Research Foundation, Flanders Belgium) postdoctoral grant in 2017 to work on designing novel semiconductors nanomaterials for photonic applications. Dr Singh’s research focuses on development of semiconductor and metallic two-dimensional atomic layer crystals with controlled dimension, phase and opto-electronic properties along with study of colloidal organic-inorganic crystal interface using NMR as a tool-box. The nanomaterials are targeted for application in energy conversion, storage and photonic applications.

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