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Extensive industrial experience as a design engineer for Hewlett Packard and Motorola. Design and implementation of biomedical devices for both medical and nanotechnology applications. M.Sc. in Bioengineering from Trinity College Dublin currently studying for a Ph.D. in Biophysics with the Magnetism and Spintronic Group.


Experimental Physics Officer, School of Physics


M.Sc. in Bioengineering, Trinity College Dublin, 2007. Currently studying for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics (part-time), working under the supervision of Dr. Plamem Stamenov and Prof. M. J. Coey in the Magnetism & Spintronics Group.

Brief Bio

Nigel received a M.Sc. in Bioengineering from Trinity College Dublin in 2007. Currently studying for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics (part-time). Following a number of years working for the Hewlett Packard Corporation as a Product Engineer, currently working as an experimental officer in the School of Physics providing research and design support to the Magnetism and Plasma/Pulsed Laser Deposition groups. Research work include investigating:

  1. Detection of single and multi-segmented magnetic nanowires using yoke-shaped GMR sensors and TMR magnetic tunnel junction sensors integrated into a microfluidic channels.
  2. Detection of neuron network response when subjected to pulse magnetic fields.


1. J. Y. Chen, N. Carroll, J. F. Feng and J. M. D. Coey, "Yoke-shaped MgO-barrier magnetic tunnel junction sensors", Appl. Phys. Lett. MS# L12-12154.


European Patent filed through Trinity College Dublin for project developed during M.Sc. Bioengineering. Title: A bioreactor for delivering force to a sample