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Principal Investigator

Prof. James Lunney

Professor in Physics
School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin
Phone: +353 1 896 1259
E-mail: jlunney@tcd.ie

About

Prof. Lunney leads a research group with interests in:

  • pulsed laser ablation of solid materials,
  • pulsed laser deposition of solid and nanoparticle thin films of functional materials,
  • development of pulsed laser deposition at atmospheric pressure
  • magnetic and electrical methods for controlling the conditions in laser produced plasma
  • conical refraction of light in biaxial crystals.

James G Lunney received a BSc and PhD degrees in physics from Queen’s University Belfast in 1974 and 1980. He was appointed Lecturer in Physics in Trinity College Dublin 1980. Currently he is Professor in Physics and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He has served on the Board of Trinity College Dublin and CRANN and was the Head of School of Physics between 2005-8 and 2011-14.

Professional Career

  • 2005-8 and 2011-14 Head of School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
  • 2005-8 and 2011-14 Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices Board Member
  • 2002-2005 Trinity College Board Member
  • 1998-Present Professor in Physics, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
  • 1994-1998 Senior Lecturer, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
  • 1993 Visiting Professor, Universite de Grenoble, France
  • 1980-1994 Lecturer, Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin

Research Interests

  • Laser-matter interactions with emphasis on pulsed laser ablation of solid materials.
  • Pulsed laser deposition of functional thin films.
  • Magnetic and electrical methods for controlling the conditions in laser produced plasmas.
  • Atmospheric pulsed laser deposition.
  • Conical refraction and its applications.

Awards & Honours

  • Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
  • Fellow of Institute of Physics, London, UK
  • Member of Royal Irish Academy