Dr. David Mc Closkey

Dr. David Mc Closkey

Associate Professor, Physics

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Biography

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. His current research interests include, waste heat harvesting, time and frequency domain thermal imaging techniques, thermoelectrics, thermal interface materials, heat exchangers, plasmonics, heat transfer in 2D materials, diamond photonics, optical microresonaotors , near field optics, heat transport on nanoscale, and nanofabrication (EBL, UV litho, FIB, Helium ion microscopy and lithography). He is developing a multidisciplinary masters program in the science of energy hosted across the Schools of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Geology. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, and his PhD in Experimental optics from the same institute in 2012, working with Prof. John Donegan. In his thesis work he studied electromagnetic scattering from non-spherical micron scale dielectric particles. He also studied whispering gallery modes and visible light integrated optics in silicon nitride. After completing his PhD, David worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a number of academic and industrial projects related to electromagnetism and thermal transport. In particular he has worked in collaboration with Western Digital Corporation on the optical design of heat assisted magnetic recording heads for the next generation of magnetic hard-drives. Other projects include sub-micron resolution thermal imaging of III-V diode lasers, with Nokia/ Bell Labs. He has worked as a visiting researcher in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, and NUIG in Galway.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Savateeva, D., Melnikau, D., McCarthy, J.E., (...), Rusakov, K.I., Rakovich, Y.P. , Optical properties of hollow polymer microspheres loaded with semiconductor quantum dots, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks , Graz; Austria, 6-10 July, 2014, pp6876653-Conference Paper, 2014, DOI
  • Caridad, J.M., McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Krstić, V., Controllable growth of metallic nano-helices at room temperature conditions, Applied Physics Letters, 105, (23), 2014, p233114-Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • McCloskey, D. Donegan, J.F., The Cartesian oval as a planar elliptical solid immersion lens , International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2014, 6876329-Conference Paper, 2014, DOI
  • Harvey A, Backes C, Gholamvand Z, Hanlon D, Mcateer D, Nerl H.C, Mcguire E, Seral-Ascaso A, Ramasse Q.M, Mcevoy N, Winters S, Berner N.C, Mccloskey D, Donegan J.F, Duesberg G.S, Nicolosi V, Coleman J.N, Preparation of gallium sulfide nanosheets by liquid exfoliation and their application as hydrogen evolution catalysts, Chemistry of Materials, 27, (9), 2015, p3483 - 3493Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Caridad J.M, McCloskey D, Rossella F, Bellani V, Donegan J.F, Krsti- V, Effective Wavelength Scaling of and Damping in Plasmonic Helical Antennae, ACS Photonics, 2, (6), 2015, p675 - 679Journal Article, 2015, DOI , URL
  • David McCloskey, Kyle E. Ballantine, Paul R. Eastham, and John F. Donegan, Photonic nanojets in Fresnel zone scattering from non-spherical dielectric particles, Optics Express, 20, 2015, p26326-Journal Article, 2015, DOI
  • Backes C, Paton K.R, Hanlon D, Yuan S, Katsnelson M.I, Houston J, Smith R.J, McCloskey D, Donegan J.F, Coleman J.N, Spectroscopic metrics allow in situ measurement of mean size and thickness of liquid-exfoliated few-layer graphene nanosheets, Nanoscale, 8, (7), 2016, p4311 - 4323Journal Article, 2016, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Gough J.J, McCloskey D, Caridad J.M, Krstic V, Muller M, Gaponik N, Bradley A.L, Chiral Ag nanostructure arrays as optical antennas, 2015 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, METAMATERIALS 2015, 2015, 2015, pp88 - 90Conference Paper, 2015, DOI , URL
  • Zhong, C., Ballantine, K.E., Kervick, C., Smith, C.M., Mullarkey, D., Shvets, I.V., Donegan, J.F., McCloskey, D., Mapping of surface plasmon dispersion in thin Ag-Au layered composite films, Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics, 33, (4), 2016, p566-573Journal Article, 2016, DOI
  • Jennings B.D, McCloskey D, Gough J.J, Hoang T, Abadia N, Zhong C, Karademir E, Bradley A.L, Donegan J.F, Characterisation of multi-mode propagation in silicon nitride slab waveguides, Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), 19, (1), 2017, p015604-Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Jennings B.D, Abadia N, Zhong C, Karademir E, McCloskey D, Donegan J.F, Fluorescence imaging of waveguide mode beating and propagation in tapered and bend regions, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016, 2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016, URL
  • Zhong C, McCloskey D, Wang J.J, Jennings B.D, Abadia N, Karademir E, Zheng J.-Y, Donegan J.F, Nano-focusing in an air-slot plasmonic waveguide with a tapered grating coupler, 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2016, 2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016, URL
  • Bell AP, Fairfield JA, McCarthy EK, Mills S, Boland JJ, Baffou G, McCloskey D, Quantitative study of the photothermal properties of metallic nanowire networks., 2015Journal Article, 2015
  • Donner JS, Baffou G, McCloskey D, Quidant R, Plasmon-assisted optofluidics., 2011Journal Article, 2011
  • Curtis J O'Kelly, Jessamyn A Fairfield, David McCloskey, Hugh G Manning, John F Donegan, John J Boland, Associative Enhancement of Time Correlated Response to Heterogeneous Stimuli in a Neuromorphic Nanowire Device, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2, (6), 2016Journal Article, 2016
  • Krichevsky, Alexander Wolf, Christopher B Bello, Frank D Ballantine, Kyle E Donegan, John McCloskey, David , 'Method and system for reducing undesirable reflections in a HAMR write apparatus', US patent office, 9,484,051, 2016Patent, 2016, DOI
  • Krichevsky, Alexander McCloskey, David Michael Owen Bello, Frank D Wolf, Christopher B, 'System and method of diffractive focusing of light in a waveguide', US patent office, 9,111,558, 2016Patent, 2016, URL
  • Caridad, J.M. and Winters, S. and McCloskey, D. and Duesberg, G.S. and Donegan, J.F. and KrstiÄ , V., Hot-Volumes as Uniform and Reproducible SERS-Detection Enhancers in Weakly-Coupled Metallic Nanohelices, Scientific Reports, 7, (45548), 2017Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • O'Brien, S.A. and Harvey, A. and Griffin, A. and Donnelly, T. and Mulcahy, D. and Coleman, J.N. and Donegan, J.F. and McCloskey, D., Light scattering and random lasing in aqueous suspensions of hexagonal boron nitride nanoflakes, Nanotechnology, 28, (47), 2017Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Wallace, M.J. and Meehan, R.O. and Enright, R. and Bello, F. and McCloskey, D. and Barabadi, B. and Wang, E.N. and Donegan, J.F., Athermal operation of multi-section slotted tunable lasers, Optics Express, 25, (13), 2017, p14426-14438Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Kelly, A.G. and Murphy, C. and Vega-Mayoral, V. and Harvey, A. and Esmaeily, A.S. and Hallam, T. and McCloskey, D. and Coleman, J.N., Tuneable photoconductivity and mobility enhancement in printed MoS2/graphene composites, 2D Materials, 4, (4), 2017Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Nicolás Abadía, Frank Bello, Chuan Zhong, Patrick Flanigan, David M. McCloskey, Christopher Wolf, Alexander Krichevsky, Daniel Wolf, Fenghua Zong, Alireza Samani, David V. Plant, and John F. Donegan, Optical and thermal analysis of the light-heat conversion process employing an antennabased hybrid plasmonic waveguide for HAMR, Optics Express, 26, (2), 2018, p1752-1765Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Gough, J.J. and McEvoy, N. and O'Brien, M. and Bell, A.P. and McCloskey, D. and Boland, J.B. and Coleman, J.N. and Duesberg, G.S. and Bradley, A.L., Dependence of Photocurrent Enhancements in Quantum Dot (QD)-Sensitized MoS2 Devices on MoS2 Film Properties, Advanced Functional Materials, 28, (13), 2018, p1706149-Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Khadir, S. and Bon, P. and Vignaud, D. and Galopin, E. and McEvoy, N. and McCloskey, D. and Monneret, S. and Baffou, G., Optical Imaging and Characterization of Graphene and Other 2D Materials Using Quantitative Phase Microscopy, ACS Photonics, 4, (12), 2017, p3130-3139Journal Article, 2017, DOI , URL
  • I Mirza, D.McCloskey, W. J. Blau and J. G. Lunney, Mechanism of large optical nonlinearity in gold nanoparticle films, Optics Letters, 43, (7), 2018, p1455 - 1458Journal Article, 2018, DOI
  • Gough, J.J. and McEvoy, N. and O'Brien, M. and Bell, A.P. and McCloskey, D. and Boland, J.B. and Coleman, J.N. and Duesberg, G.S. and Bradley, A.L., Dependence of Photocurrent Enhancements in Quantum Dot (QD)-Sensitized MoS2Devices on MoS2Film Properties, Advanced Functional Materials, 28, (13), 2018, p1706149-Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Hossain, M; Kumar, GS; Prabhava, SNB; McCloskey, D; Acharya, S; Rao, KDM; Boland, JJ., Transparent, Flexible Silicon Nanostructured Wire Networks with Seamless Junctions for High-Performance Photodetector Applications, ACS NANO, 12, (5), 2018, p4727 - 4735Journal Article, 2018, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Flanigan, P.W. and Zhong, C. and Jennings, B.D. and Atcheson, G. and Bello, F. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Efficient waveguide-to-plasmon coupling and adiabatic nanofocusing for HAMR applications, 2017-January, 2017, pp1-2Conference Paper, 2017
  • Chuan Zhong, Patrick Flanigan, Nicolás Abadía, Brian Jennings, Frank Bello, Gwenael Atcheson, Jing Li, Jian-Yao Zheng, Richard Hobbs, David McCloskey and John F. Donegan, High Coupling Efficiency Adiabatic Near-field Transducer for (HAMR), 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018, CLEO: Applications and Technology, 2018, OSA, 2018, pp1-Conference Paper, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Brian D. Jennings, David McCloskey, Alexander Krichevsky, Christopher Wolf, Frank Bello, Ertuğrul Karademir, and John F. Donegan, Planar Focusing Element Based on Scattering Structures in a Dielectric Waveguide, 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018, CLEO: Applications and Technology, 2018, OSA, 2018, pp1-Conference Paper, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Chuan Zhong, Patrick Flanigan, Nicolás Abadía, Frank Bello, Brian D. Jennings, Gwenael Atcheson, Jing Li, Jian-Yao Zheng, Jing Jing Wang, Richard Hobbs, David McCloskey and John F. Donegan, Effective heat dissipation in an adiabatic near-field transducer for HAMR, Optics Express, 26, (15), 2018, p18842--18854Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Brian D. Jennings, Frank Bello, Alexander Krichevsky, Christopher Wolf, Ertuğrul Karademir, Robert Whelan, John F. Donegan and David McCloskey, Focusing element formed by scattering structures in a planar dielectric waveguide, Optics Letters, 43, (15), 2018, p3477--3480Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Balla, N.K. and O'Brien, M. and McEvoy, N. and Duesberg, G.S. and Rigneault, H. and Brasselet, S. and McCloskey, D., Effects of Excitonic Resonance on Second and Third Order Nonlinear Scattering from Few-Layer MoS2, ACS Photonics, 5, (4), 2018, p1235-1240Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Caridad, J.M. and Winters, S. and McCloskey, D. and Duesberg, G.S. and Donegan, J.F. and KrstiÄ , V., Control of the plasmonic near-field in metallic nanohelices, Nanotechnology, 29, (32), 2018Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Abbott, W.M. and Corbett, S. and Cunningham, G. and Petford-Long, A. and Zhang, S. and Donegan, J.F. and McCloskey, D., Solid state dewetting of thin plasmonic films under focused cw-laser irradiation, Acta Materialia, 145, 2018, p210-219Journal Article, 2018, DOI , URL
  • McCloskey, D. and O'Reilly Meehan, R. and Wallace, M.J. and Enright, R. and Donegan, J.F., CCD-based thermoreflectance measurements of a multi-section slotted laser, 2017-January, 2017, pp1-2Conference Paper, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Bell, A.P. and Farifield, J.A. and McCarthy, E.K. and Mills, S. and Boland, J.J. and Baffou, G. and McCloskey, D., Optically induced heating in metallic nanowire systems, 2014Conference Paper, 2014, URL
  • Finn, D.J. and Lotya, M. and Cunningham, G. and Smith, R.J. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F. and Coleman, J.N., Inkjet deposition of liquid-exfoliated graphene and MoS2 nanosheets for printed device applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2, (5), 2014, p925-932Journal Article, 2014, DOI , URL
  • McCloskey, D. and Wang, J.J. and Donegan, J.F., Low divergence photonic nanojets from Si3N4 microdisks, Optics Express, 20, (1), 2012, p128-140Journal Article, 2012, DOI , URL
  • Gough, J.J. and McEvoy, N. and O'Brien, M. and Bell, A.P. and McManus, J. and McCloskey, D. and Boland, J.B. and Coleman, J.N. and Duesberg, G.S. and Louise Bradley, A., Nonradiative Energy Transfer and Photocurrent Enhancements in Hybrid Quantum Dot-MoS2 Devices, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2018-July, 2018, pp8473673-Conference Paper, 2018, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • John J. Gough , Niall McEvoy, Maria O'Brien, John McManus, Jorge Garcia-Coindreau, Alan P. Bell, David McCloskey, Calin Hrelescu, Georg S. Duesberg, and A. Louise Bradley, Dependence of Photocurrent Enhancements in Hybrid Quantum Dot-MoS2 Devices on Quantum Dot Emission Wavelength, ACS Photonics, 2019, p976-984Journal Article, 2019, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C. and McGuinness, C. and Rezvani, E. and Downing, C. and Daly, D. and Petford-Long, A.K. and Bello, F. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Less is more: Improved thermal stability and plasmonic response in Au films via the use of SubNanometer Ti Adhesion Layers, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, (7), 2019, p7607-7614Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Bello, F. and Orbrien, S. and McCloskey, D.M. and Donegan, J.F., Designing thin-film metamaterials by tuning effective ENZ behavior, 2018-November, (8570267), 2018, pp43-44Conference Paper, 2018, DOI , URL
  • Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Lochlainn, S.N. and Bello, F. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C. and Petford-Long, A.K. and Donegan, J.F. and McCloskey, D., A Comparison of Metal Adhesion Layers for Au Films in Thermo-Plasmonic Applications, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, California United States, May, 2019, pp8749722-Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C.M. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Improved Performance Thermal Stability in Plasmonic Films with Thinner Adhesion Capping Layers, (8426364), 2018Conference Paper, 2018, URL
  • Alexander Krichevsky, Frank Bello, Christopher Wolf, Fenghua Zong, Daniel Wolf, David McCloskey, Kyle Ballantine, John Donegan, ' Metal-insulator-metal near-field transducer for heat-assisted magnetic recording ', US Patent Office, 10360939 , 2017, Western Digital Technologies, Inc., The Provost, Fellows, Scholars and other Members of Board of Trinity College DublinPatent, 2017, URL
  • Alexander Krichevsky, Frank Bello, Christopher Wolf, Fenghua Zong, Daniel Wolf, David McCloskey, Kyle Ballantine, John Donegan , 'Architecture for metal-insulator-metal near-field transducer for heat-assisted magnetic recording', US Patent Office, 10249336 , 2017, Western Digital Technologies, Inc., The Provost, Fellows, Scholars and other Members of Board of Trinity College DublinPatent, 2017, URL
  • David McCloskey, 'A heatsink and uses thereof', European Patent office, EP20168051.9 , 2020, Trinity College DublinPatent, 2020, URL
  • William M. Abbott, Christopher P. Murray, Sorcha Ní Lochlainn, Frank Bello, Chuan Zhong, Christopher Smith, Eoin K. McCarthy, Clive Downing, Dermot Daly, Amanda K. Petford-Long, Cormac McGuinness, Igor Igorovich Chunin, John F. Donegan, and David McCloskey, Comparison of Metal Adhesion Layers for Au Films in Thermoplasmonic Applications, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12, (11), 2020, p13503 - 13509Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Cullen, C.P. and Ã" Coileáin, C. and McManus, J.B. and Hartwig, O. and McCloskey, D. and Duesberg, G.S. and McEvoy, N., Synthesis and characterisation of thin-film platinum disulfide and platinum sulfide, Nanoscale, 13, (15), 2021, p7403-7411Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • MCKENNA, R. and MICKUS, D. and NAIMI, S. and MURPHY, C. and MCDERMOTT, M. and CORBETT, S. and MCCLOSKEY, D. and DONEGAN, J.F., Spatially resolved self-heating and thermal impedance of laser diodes using CCD-TR imaging, OSA Continuum, 4, (4), 2021, p1271-1281Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Mckenna, R. and Corbett, S. and Naimi, S.T. and Mickus, D. and Mccloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Thermoreflectance Imaging of Semiconductor lasers with a Numerical Thermal Model, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL , TARA - Full Text
  • Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Bello, F. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C. and McGuinness, C. and Mamyraimov, D. and Petford-Long, A.K. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Combining Sub-nanometer Adhesion and Capping Layers for Thermally Stable Nanometer-Thick Au Films, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3, (11), 2020, p10628-10633Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Fazeli Jadidi, M. and Ã-zer, H.Ã-. and Goel, S. and Kilpatrick, J.I. and McEvoy, N. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F. and Cross, G.L.W., Distribution of shallow NV centers in diamond revealed by photoluminescence spectroscopy and nanomachining, Carbon, 167, 2020, p114-121Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • McKenna, R. and Naimi, S.T. and Corbett, S. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., CCD-Thermoreflectance Imaging of Self-Heating in 1.5 Î"m Semiconductor Laser Diodes, 2020-May, (9192124), 2020Conference Paper, 2020, URL
  • Wallace, M.J. and McKenna, R. and Jain, G. and Bello, F. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Athermal operation of high-order slotted lasers for communications applications, 2019-July, (8840551), 2019Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Corbett, S. and Gautam, D. and Lal, S. and Yu, K. and Balla, N. and Cunningham, G. and Razeeb, K.M. and Enright, R. and McCloskey, D., Electrodeposited Thin-Film Micro-Thermoelectric Coolers with Extreme Heat Flux Handling and Microsecond Time Response, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13, (1), 2021, p1773-1782Journal Article, 2021, DOI , URL
  • Norooziarab, M. and McCloskey, D. and Kozlov, D.S. and Kirillov, V.V. and Bulja, S. and Pivit, F. and Rulikowski, P., Millimeter-wave 3D Printed Luneburg Lens Antenna, (8968885), 2019Conference Paper, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Kenny Yu, Ryan Enright, D. McCloskey, Quantifying thermal properties at solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces using frequency domain thermorelfectance, Photonics Ireland 2021, 2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Kenny Yu, Ryan Enright, David McCloskey, Monte Carlo Analysis of frequency domain thermoreflectance data for quantitative measuremnt of interfacial thermal conductance at solid-liquid interfaces modified with self-assembled monolayers, 8th European Thermal sciences conference, Virtual, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Kenny Yu, Ryan Enright, David McCloskey, Quantified interfacial thermal conductance at solid-liquid interfaces using frequency domain thermoreflectance and analytical methods , IEEE ITherm , San Diego, 2022Conference Paper, 2022
  • Erik Soderholm, David McCloskey, Thermal management of Photovoltaic systems, Photonics Ireland 2021, virtual, 14/06/2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Erik Soderholm, David McCloskey, Thermal management of Photovoltaic systems, SFI creating our future, 4/11/21, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Erik Soderholm, Eoin Cotter, David McCloskey, Thermal managment of Photovoltaic systems , IEEE ITherm conference , San Diego, TBC, 2022Conference Paper, 2022
  • Evan Roy, David McCloskey, Investigation of Strong Optical Absorption in Thin Film Transition Metal Dichalcogenides , Photonics Ireland 2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Evan Roy, David McCloskey, Investigation of Reflection and Strong Optical Absorption in Thin Film Transition Metal Dichalcogenides , SFI Summit 2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Nishtha Shelly, David McCloskey, Investigating effect of heat and light interaction on electrical properties of thin film MoS2, Photonics Ireland, 14/06/2021, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Nishtha Shelly, David McCloskey, Investigating effect of heat and light interaction on electrical properties of thin film MoS2,, 4/11/21, 2021Conference Paper, 2021
  • Rakovich, Y.P., McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Photonic nanojets in coupled microcavities , European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009), Munich, 14-19 June, IEEE, 2009, pp5191625Conference Paper, 2009, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • McCloskey, D, Wang, JJ, Donegan, JF, Low divergence photonic nanojets from Si3N4 microdisks, Optics Express, 20, (1), 2012, p128-140Journal Article, 2012, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Light scattering from silicon nitride microdisks, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Coventry, 2-5 July, IEEE, 2012, 6253732Conference Paper, 2012, DOI
  • Wang, J.J., McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Optimization of parameters of photonic nanojet generated by dielectric microsphere for laser nanojet SNOM, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7th International Symposium on Precision Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation, Lijiang, 7-11 August, 8321 , 2011, pp83213ZConference Paper, 2011, DOI
  • McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Silicon nitride microdisks in the visible range, Proceedings of the 3th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Stockholm, 28-30 June, 2011, pp5971052Conference Paper, 2011, DOI
  • McCloskey, D., Rakovich, Y.P., Donegan, J.F., Controlling the properties of Photonic Jets, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON , 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON , Munich, 27 June- 1 July, 2010, pp5548948Conference Paper, 2010, DOI
  • R. T. Darcy, D. McCloskey, K. E. Ballantine, B. D. Jennings, J. G. Lunney, P. R. Eastham and J. F. Donegan, White light conical diffraction, Optics Express, 21, 2013, p20394-Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Cunningham, G., Khan, U., Backes, C., Hanlon, D., McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Coleman, J.N., Photoconductivity of solution-processed MoS2 films, .Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 1, (41), 2013, p6899-6904Journal Article, 2013, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Planar elliptical solid immersion lens based on a Cartesian oval, Applied Physics Letters, 103, (9), 2013, p091101Journal Article, 2013, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Finn, D.J., Lotya, M., Cunningham, G., Smith, R.J., McCloskey, D., Donegan, J.F., Coleman, J.N., Inkjet deposition of liquid-exfoliated graphene and MoS2 nanosheets for printed device applications, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2, (5), 2014, p925-932Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • R. T. Darcy, D. McCloskey, K. E. Ballantine, J. G. Lunney, P. R. Eastham and J. F. Donegan, Conical diffraction intensity profiles generated using a top-hat input beam, Optics Express, 22, (9), 2014, p11290-Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • D. McCloskey, D. Fox, N. O'Hara, V. Usov, D. Scanlan, N. McEvoy, G. S. Duesberg, G. L. W. Cross, H. Z. Zhang and J. F. Donegan, Helium ion microscope generated nitrogen-vacancy centres in type Ib diamond, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 2014, p031109-Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • McCloskey, D, Fox, D, O'Hara, N, Usov, V, Scanlan, D, McEvoy, N, Duesberg, GS, Cross, GLW, Zhang, HZ, Donegan, JF, Helium ion microscope generated nitrogen-vacancy centres in type Ib diamond, Applied Physics Letters, 104, (3), 2014, p031109-Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Lee, T.-K., Kim, H.-S., Oh, G.-Y., (...), Donegan, J.F., Choi, Y.-W. , Systematic analysis of whispering-gallery modes in planar silicon nitride microdisks, Optics Communications, 322, 2014, p188-197Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • Hanley, C.A., McCarthy, J.E., Purcell-Milton, F., (...), Rakovich, Y.P., Gun'Ko, Y.K., Preperation and investigation of quantum-dot-loaded hollow polymer microspheres, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, (46), 2013, p24527-24536Journal Article, 2013, DOI
  • Backes, C, Smith, RJ, McEvoy, N, Berner, NC, McCloskey, D, Nerl, HC, O'Neill, A, King, PJ, Higgins, T, Hanlon, D, Scheuschner, N, Maultzsch, J, Houben, L, Duesberg, GS, Donegan, JF, Nicolosi, V, Coleman, JN, Edge and confinement effects allow in situ measurement of size and thickness of liquid-exfoliated nanosheets, Nature Communications, 5, 2014, p4576-Journal Article, 2014, DOI , TARA - Full Text
  • Kenny Yu, Ryan Enright, David McCloskey, Quantifying thermal properties at solid-solid and solid-liquid interfaces using frequency domain thermorelfectance, Photonics Ireland 2021, Virtual, 14/06/2021, 2021Conference Paper
  • Kenny Yu, Ryan Enright, David McCloskey, Monte Carlo Analysis of frequency domain thermoreflectance data for quantitative measuremnt of interfacial thermal conductance at solid-liquid interfaces modified with self-assembled monolayers, 8th European Thermal sciences conference, virtual, 21/09/21, 2021Conference Paper

Research Expertise

The over-arching goal of my research to aid in building the foundations for a sustainable society focusing on the areas of sustainable energy and communications. My expertise lies in the study of light and heat which are the key physical processes which underpin communication and energy generation respectively. My research program consists of a mix of both fundamental and applied research projects aimed at reducing the cost and barriers to access to clean renewable energy and lowering the energy use required for secure communications and data. Addressing real world technological and societal issues can stimulate research in directions that would not be obvious otherwise. At the same time improving fundamental understanding of Physics in nanoscale systems can lead to applications which may not yet exist. As such I think it is important to be active in both areas. Trinity is n ideal setting for this research as it is well aligned the TCD research themes of smart sustainable planet, International development, telecommunications and nanoscience. Currently we have 6 actively funded projects, a sample of two are below: SolarCool: (2019-2022 €759,301 from SFI and DCCAE) A multidisciplinary team from academia, industry and NGO backgrounds come together to address technological and societal issues deploying solar PV in arid environments with a specific focus on developing countries in Africa. 2D-Phase: (2020-2024 €534,005 from SFI) Investigating field effect optical amplitude and phase switching in thin films and 2D materials. This technology has the potential to greatly reduce energy required in communications and display technologies. Pipeline projects: We have a number of proposals in the final stage of review under schemes such as ERC Starter, SFI Frontiers, and SEAI. These address thin film thermoelectric integrated electronic coolers, deeply subwavelength coatings for active modulation of light, and technologies for controlling thermal radiation from surfaces respectively. An up-to-date list of projects is maintained on our group website. www.nanothermal.ie

  • Title
    Thermal Properties of Metallic Nanowires: Determining the Ultimate Limit in Miniaturisation of Metallic Electrical Interconnects
    Summary
    Electrical interconnects are essential elements of all integrated circuits (ICs), and constitute the wiring system that provides power and distributes clock signals to various functional blocks in a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) IC. The international technology roadmap for semiconductors (ITRS) has identified metallic interconnect scaling as a key challenge limiting overall chip performance. Limited bandwidth of interconnects in processors has resulted in only 10% of transistors being active at any time, and has led to a stagnation in the rate of increase of computing power. As feature sizes continue to shrink in ICs, interconnect dimensions are becoming comparable to the electron mean free path. Electron scattering from grain boundaries, surfaces and defects now dominates the electrical transport resulting in greatly increased resistivity. Since electrons are the main carriers of heat in metallic systems the thermal conductivity is also greatly diminished. This means that heat cannot be easily removed from sources and the local temperature can spike leading to failure in devices. This problem is compounded by a reduction in material melting point at the nanoscale known as melting point depression. This project is designed to investigate electrical and thermal transport in chemically synthesised metallic nanowires in order to determine the ultimate scaling limit of metallic interconnects. A key differentiator in this project is that the local temperature will be determined using an optical technique, decoupling thermal and electrical measurements. Optical techniques allow non-invasive measurement of local temperature distributions with ~250 nm resolution, removing the need to rely on assumptions about the current induced heating in the nanowire. Understanding and controlling the thermal properties of nanomaterials will lead to disruptive breakthroughs in micro and nano-electronic devices with global technological and economic impact.
    Funding Agency
    Irish Research Council
    Date From
    01/09/2015
    Date To
    01/09/2016
  • Title
    Heating in GaN Electronics
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    SFI, Dublin, Ireland
    Date From
    01/08/2015
    Date To
    01/12/2015
  • Title
    Quantitative Temperature mapping in metallic nanowires
    Summary
    Funding Agency
    Irish Research Council
    Date From
    01/06/2014
    Date To
    01/08/2015
  • Title
    Visible Light Scattering from micron scale silicon nitride structures
    Summary
    Spatial confinement and angular divergence of electromagnetic radiation are intimately related through diffraction, which imposes the so called diffraction limit on light confinement and imaging resolution using far-field optics. This limit can be surpassed close to particles or interfaces by incorporating evanescent fields. Recent studies show that light scattering from micron scale dielectric particles can produce optical near-fields extending relatively far from the particle, with features which break the free space diffraction limit. Specifically light can be focused to beams with a sub-wavelength waist and still retain a low divergence angle. In this thesis we explore fully light scattering in this size regime using an experimental model system of planar scatterers fabricated in silicon nitride using electron beam lithography. This system gives precise control over the shape, size and position of the scatterers. We show that these low divergence features are a general property observed in the near-field of arbitrarily shaped scatterers in this size regime. Controlling the direction and polarization of the incident light and the morphology of the particle allows direct control over the intensity distribution in the near-field.
    Funding Agency
    Irish Research Council
    Date From
    01/09/2008
    Date To
    01/09/2012

Energy Efficiency, Nano-technology, Communication engineering and systems; telecommunications, Photonics, sensing and imaging, Electrical Grid, Physics,

Recognition

  • One to Watch, Trinity Innovation Awards 2019
  • CRANN and AMBER Innovation Award. 2015
  • SFI Future Innovator Prize Winner 2021
  • Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
  • optical society of America (OSA)
  • Energy Institute (EI)
  • Institute of Physics Ireland (IOPI)
  • Reviewer for journal including Applied Physics Letters, ACS photonics, ACS Nano, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Superlattices and Microstructures. 2012