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Research and Teaching Interests

Development of rapid synthetic methods for substrate grown nanowires
Identification of Li active catalyst materials for nanowire growth
Electrochemical characterisation of Si and Ge nanowire electrodes
Analysis of the effect of cycling on nanowire integrity and morphology
Electrolyte development and characterisation

Tadhg Kennedy

Dr Tadhg Kennedy is a Lecturer and Principal Investigator in the Department of Chemical Sciences in the University of Limerick.  He is an expert in the development of nanostructured materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries.

Tadhg’s specific research interests lie in the development of nanostructured alloying anode materials. He has been successful in securing >€2.4M from national, international and industry sources as either PI or co-applicant in the last 3 years. He is coordinator of the TRIDENT project, which has received €3.65 million in funding from the Irish Government through the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The goal of the project is to develop a low-cost, high-performance sodium-ion smart battery system for residential energy storage.

He is also PI on a number of other battery related projects including a grant from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland for low-cost battery development for grid-scale storage of intermittent renewable energy. His other research interests lie in the development of polymer nanocomposites with enhanced electrical properties.


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High-performance germanium nanowire-based lithium-ion battery anodes extending over 1000 cycles through in situ formation of a continuous porous network
T Kennedy, E Mullane, H Geaney, M Osiak, C O’Dwyer, KM Ryan Nano letters 14 (2), 716-723
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