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John Gough



John graduated as a qualified electrician in 2008 after completing an electrical apprenticeship between 2002 and 2007. He returned to third level education in 2009 to pursue a degree in physics and chemistry. He graduated from DIT in 2013 with a B.Sc. in Science with Nanotechnology having received numerous awards for my efforts in both physics and chemistry. During his undergraduate studies he completed a 6 month internship in the Photonics Group, TCD and also carried out his final year research project with the Photonics Group.

Research Interests

John's research interest is focused the transfer of energy from quantum dots to quantum wells in hybrid systems and the enhancement of this energy transfer using various geometries of plasmonic nanoparticles. This work is aimed towards an efficient light harvesting system by taking advantage of the optical properties of the quantum dots in tandem with the electrical properties of the quantum wells.

Publications and Conferences

“Circularly Polarised Quantum Dot Emission via Coupling with Chiral Ag Nanostructures”, J. J. Gough, D. McCloskey, J. M. Caridad, V. Krstic, M. Müller, N. Gaponik and A. L. Bradley. NanoMeta 2015, 5th-8th January 2015, Seefeld, Austria. (Poster Presentation).

“Metal Nanoparticle Arrays for Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions”, L. Higgins, J. Gough, G. Murphy, V. Karanikolas, V. A. Gerard, C. Hanley, Y. K. Gun'ko and A. L. Bradley, NanoNET, Trinity College Dublin, September 17-19th 2012. (Poster Presentation)