Energy Science Management Team
The Teaching Staff
Prof Stephen DooleyAssociate Professor, Physics
Stephen Dooley is an interdisciplinary engineering scientist of a chemical bias dedicated toward industrial informed fundamental and applied research in clean energy technologies. His principle contributions have been in interpreting and exploiting the mechanisms of chemical and physical reactions occurring in fuel conversion devices such as gas turbines, reciprocating engines and gasifiers.
Prof David Mc Closkey Ussher Assistant Professor, Physics
David McCloskey is currently the Ussher Assistant Professor of the Science of Energy and Energy systems at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He leads the Nanothermal research group, in the school of Physics at Trinity College Dublin.
Prof Dámaris FernándezAssistant Professor in Experimental Physics
Dámaris has a PhD in Experimental Physics from Trinity College Dublin and is an Extractive Metallurgist from Universidad Atacama, Chile. Based in the School of Chemistry, her research is focussed on the more sustainable use of mineral resources.
Prof Michael Lyons Professor in Physical Chemistry and Head of the School of Chemistry
His research interests include physical electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, electrochemical generation of clean fuels, and raw materials for sustainable energy applications.
Prof Igor ShvetsChair of Applied Physics
Igor Shvets is a leading European specialist in the electronic and structural properties of surfaces and interfaces of conducting oxides.
Prof Plamen StamenovUssher Assistant Professor in Nanomagnetism
Plamens resech interests include magnetism - magnetic materials, magnetic nanostructures and magnetic devices - magnetotransport, and applied superconductivity.
Prof. Yurii K. GunkoProfessor of Inorganic Chemistry
His main research interest and activities involve development and studies of new solar cells, quantum dot based materials and multimodal nanostructures.
Prof Bob BakerProfessor of Chemistry
His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of actinide complexes relevant to the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuels.
Prof Peter Dunne Assistant Professor of Inorganic Energy Materials
Peter’s research interests lie in the green synthesis of functional inorganic nanomaterials with applications in energy and the environment.
Dr Nigel Carroll
Nigel has an M.Sc. in Bioengineering and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics Trinity College Dublin. His areas of research include Magnetoresistive sensors for field and biological applications, electronic design and signal noise suppression, lithography processes for device fabrication, material characterisation and metal & insulator deposition methods.
Prof Breiffni FitzgeraldUssher Assistant Professor in Energy
Breiffni Fitzgerald is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Energy in the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin. His expertise lies in the field of structural dynamics and wind energy. His work focusses on the application of fundamental theories in structural dynamics/control to wind energy technologies.
Prof. Sean Harrison McClenaghanAssistant Professor Economic Geology
Sean studies the distribution of earth resources and mechanisms for the concentration trace-elements including critical raw materials at the scale of zoned ore bodies and microscopic mineral interfaces. Current research is helping exploration and mining in the discovery and recovery of raw materials for a carbon neutral Europe.