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Professor Suzi JarvisProfessor Suzi Jarvis
Principal Investigator Suzi Jarvis graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Physics and a Kodak sponsored DPhil in Materials. This was followed by postdoctoral fellowships in Japan at the Joint Research Center for Atom Technology, Tsukuba, before moving on to a staff position at the Nanotechnology Research Institute, also in Tsukuba. During her time in Japan, Suzi co-founded the International Nanotribology Forum, who...Read On ›
Associate Professor Brian RodriguezAssociate Professor Brian Rodriguez
Brian graduated from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, USA) with a PhD in Physics in 2003 and subsequently held postdoctoral appointments at North Carolina State University and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Center for Nanophase Materia...Read On ›
Dr. Jason KilpatrickDr. Jason Kilpatrick
Jason graduated from The University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2000, with a BSc. in Chemistry (Honours) and received the Royal Australian Chemical Institute prize for his work on wax-based emulsion explosives. He also undertook a PhD at the same institution, the last two years of which were spent conducting research at The University of Leeds, UK. Jason's research interests are the development and extension of AFM technology, having over 10 years experience in the field. Jason joined the Nano...Read On ›
Chiara RotellaChiara Rotella
Chiara obtained her Bachelor degree in Physics in 2010 at the University of Messina (Italy). Then she moved to the University of Trieste to complete an MSc in Microphysics and Structure of Matter with a specialization in “Condensed Matter Physics”. She graduated in 2013 with a title thesis: “Atomic Force Microscopy based investigation of enzymatic reactions study on DNA nanostructures at different densities”. She then moved to Dublin and joined the Nanoscale Function Group as a Marie Cur...Read On ›
Maha AlruwailiMaha Alruwaili
Maha Alruwaili holds an MSc in Nano Bio Science from UCD Physics. Currently, she is a PhD student in the School of Physics and is supervised by Dr. Brian Rodriguez and Dr. Emmanuel Reynaud (SBBS). Her PhD involves developing polymers for liquid phase 3D Bioprinting. ...Read On ›
Rosa AlshammariRosa Alshammari
Rusul (Rosa) is a PhD student in the School of Physics and Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical research under the supervision of Dr. Brian Rodriguez and Dr. James Rice. She is working with a research focus on exploring the use of charge-patterned surfaces in biomedical applications of nanospectroscopy methods. She obtained a BSc in Physical Chemistry (Baghdad University) for which she won master's funding to design and construct automated Z-Scan system to study nonlinear optical pr...Read On ›
Sawsan AlmohammedSawsan Almohammed
Sawsan Almohammed obtained her MSc degree in Nano-bio Science at University College Dublin in 2014. She joined the Nanoscale Function Group in January 2015 as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Brian Rodriguez and Dr. James rice (Nano Photonics Group, School of Physics). Her project focuses on investigation of the physical and optical properties of aligned peptide nanotubes and Fmoc-FF hydrogels coated with SERS-active metal nanoparticles....Read On ›
Fengyuan ZhangFengyuan Zhang
Fengyuan Zhang is a PhD student in the School of Physics under the supervision of Dr. Brian Rodriguez. She received a Master degree from South China Normal University in 2016 and Bachelor degree from Hefei Normal University in 2013. She is working on the characterization of ferroelectric materials with a focus on ferroelectric domains in thin films and nanostructures. ...Read On ›
Arwa BazaidArwa Bazaid
Arwa Bazaid obtained her MSc degree in Nano-bio Science at University College Dublin in 2013. She joined the Nanoscale Function Group in April 2014 as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Brian Rodriguez. Her project focuses on investigation of the piezoelectric, mechanical and physical properties of collagen using scanning probe microscopy, which will enable broader understanding of bio functionality in connective tissues (e.g. tendon). ...Read On ›
Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy
Kevin is a research engineer working on the development of a commercial prototype for a liquid phase 3D bioprinter. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree (BSc Ing (Hons)) in mechanical engineering in 2013 from Trinity College Dublin, and his Master’s in Engineering, from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. Kevin then went onto work as a Product Development Engineer in Innopharma Technology for almost two years where he worked on electronic, electrical and mechanical design projects....Read On ›
Ross LawlessRoss Lawless
Ross is a research engineer working on the development of a commercial prototype for a liquid phase 3D bioprinter. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree (BEng (Hons)) in electrical and electronic engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology. Following this Ross went on to work as a Product Development Engineer in Bluebridge Technologies, a medical device company. Later he worked as a field service engineer for Trumpf Laser GmbH in the semiconductor industry and more re...Read On ›
Andréa de Almeida SouzaAndréa de Almeida Souza
Andréa obtained her MSc degree in Biochemistry at Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ/ Brazil). She graduated first in Life Sciences with Emphasis in Medical Research at the same university and then in Pharmacy at Gama Filho University (Brazil) with specialization in Clinical Laboratory and Hematology. Currently, she is a research assistant in the Nanoscale Function Group at Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research. She is responsible for tissue culture and imaging for the...Read On ›
David EdwardsDavid Edwards
David obtained an MSci in Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in 2014, and is expected to acquire his PhD from the same institution in 2018 pending completion of his viva. Over the course of his PhD his research focussed on ferroelectric materials, investigating the role of nanoscale stress on their microstructure and switching behaviour. He has gained experience with various AFM modes such as piezoresponse force microscopy, conductive-AFM and force spectroscopy. He joined the Nanoscale Func...Read On ›
Irene VillafañeIrene Villafañe
Irene Villafañe is from Valladolid, Spain, where she completed two undergraduate degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from UVA (University of Valladolid). She went on to complete a MSc in Environmental Technology with the School of Engineering in UCD (University College Dublin) obtaining first class honours. She is currently working as a Research Engineer at UCD. She is also an international collaborator for the charity projects undertaken by the Rapid Foundation in addition to cond...Read On ›