Senior Experimental Physics Officer, School of Physics


M.Sc. in Bioengineering, Trinity College Dublin. Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics Trinity College Dublin, under the supervision of Prof. Plamen Stamenov and Prof. M. J. Coey in the Magnetism and Spintronic group.

Brief Bio

Nigel received a M.Sc. in Bioengineering from Trinity College Dublin in 2007. Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics Trinity College Dublin, 2018. 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. The position encompasses Teaching, Management of research laboratories and research.Research work includes, Research work include:

Detection of single and multi-segmented magnetic nanowires using yoke-shaped GMR sensors and TMR magnetic tunnel junction sensors integrated into a microfluidic channels.

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