Dr. Killian WalsheEmail: email@example.com
Killian Walshe is a Post Doctoral Researcher in the APRG. Currently he is working in the field of microfluidics on a joint project with Cellix, however Killian still has a strong interest in fundamental research and continues collaborating with the APRG, specifically with computer simulations and Density Functional Theory (DFT).
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin in the summer of 2015, Killian joined the APRG.
Killian had previously worked with the APRG during the summer of 2014 and in the 2014/2015 academic year.
Killian's PhD thesis is titled "Surface Science of Oxidised Metals: Mo,Nb & Cu". In this work the electronic and structural properties of these thin-film oxide surfaces of these metals are investigated using Scanning Tunnelling Microscope (STM) under Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) conditions. Using STM, it is possible to image the electron density at the surface of a material, interesting features and properties are then identified and analysed before being compared to computer simulated models. Computer simulations are carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics and Density Functional Theory (DFT) simulations are performed using Quantum Espresso (PWscf).