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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 ›
Dr. Sabine NeumayerDr. Sabine Neumayer
Sabine is a postdoctoral research fellow working on an international collaborative project in materials science within which she is responsible for scanning probe microscopy studies to elucidate the relationship between structure and functional behavior of ferroelectric thin films. She graduated with a PhD in Physics from University College Dublin in 2016 after having obtained BSc and MSc degrees in Technical Physics from Graz University of Technology. Her research focuses on nanoscale studies o...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 ›
Patrick McEnroePatrick McEnroe
Patrick is an Electrical Engineering student working on aspects related to a 3D bioprinting project. ...Read On ›
Abi ThampiAbi Thampi
Abi joined UCD in 2016 for his Masters in Physics after graduating with a Bsc (Honours) Physics degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India. He has been awarded with the V.V. Giri Global Excellence Scholarship (2016-17) by UCD for his academic excellence. During his Bachelor’s degree, he had worked on “Magnetic nanoparticles for the application in hyperthermia” at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India. Currently, he working in the Nanoscale Function Group for his m...Read On ›
Kevin KeoghKevin Keogh
Kevin graduated from UCD in 2016 with a BSc (Honours) degree in Physics with Astronomy and Space Science.  He is currently studying for a Masters in Nanotechnology and working in the Nanoscale Function Group for his Masters Project on the topic of “Energy Harvesting using peptide nanotubes” under the supervision of Dr. Brian Rodriguez. Upon starting the Masters in UCD, Kevin was awarded a scholarship as part of the inaugural Intel-UCD Masters programme. Kevin wishes to continue hi...Read On ›
Salvador MorenoSalvador Moreno
Salvador Moreno, a Texas native, hails from the University of Texas at Dallas (BS, 2014) (MS, 2015) in the US. He is currently a PhD student and a member of the Nanobio Lab at UT Dallas under the supervision of Dr. Majid Minary. He received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to conduct a study on the biomedical application of flexible electronics with collagen as a substrate. Project areas include semiconductor manufacturing, device design, electronic characterization, co...Read On ›