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Total number of publication: 19 Total number of citations: 369 h-index: 7


  • 19.Associative Enhancement of Time Correlated Response to Heterogeneous Stimuli in a Neuromorphic Nanowire Device Curtis J. O'Kelly,Jessamyn A. Fairfield, David McCloskey,Hugh G. Manning,John F. Donegan and John J. Boland Nanoscale 8(6), pp. 4311-4323 (2016)
  • 18.Mapping Surface Plasmon Dispersion in Thin Ag-Au Layered Composite Films C. Zhong, K.E. Ballantine, C. Kerveck, C.M. Smith, D. Mullarkey, I.V. Shvets, J.F. Donegan and D. McCloskey JOSA B 33(4) 566-573 (2016)
  • 17.Spectroscopic metrics allow in situ measurement of mean size and thickness of liquid-exfoliated few-layer graphene nanosheets Claudia Backes, Keith R. Paton, Damien Hanlon, Shengjun Yuan, Mikhail I. Katsnelson, James Houston, Ronan J. Smith, David McCloskey, John F. Donegan and Jonathan N. Coleman Nanoscale 8(6), pp. 4311-4323 (2016)


  • 16.Photonic nanojets in Fresnel zone scattering from non-spherical dielectric particles David McCloskey, Kyle E. Ballantine, Paul R. Eastham, and John F. Donegan Opt. Express 23(20), pp. 26326-26335 (2015)
  • 15.Effective Wavelength Scaling of and Damping in Plasmonic Helical Antennae José M. Caridad, David McCloskey, Francesco Rossella, Vittorio Bellani, John F. Donegan, and Vojislav Krstić ACS Photonics 2 (6), pp 675–679(2015)
  • 14.Preparation of Gallium Sulfide Nanosheets by Liquid Exfoliation and Their Application As Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts Andrew Harvey, Claudia Backes, Zahra Gholamvand, Damien Hanlon, David McAteer, Hannah C. Nerl, Eva McGuire, Andrés Seral-Ascaso, Quentin M. Ramasse, Niall McEvoy, Sinéad Winters, Nina C. Berner, David McCloskey, John F. Donegan, Georg S. Duesberg, Valeria Nicolosi, and Jonathan N. Coleman Chem. Mater. 27 (9), pp 3483–3493 (2015)
  • 13.Quantitative Study of the Photothermal Properties of Metallic Nanowire Networks Alan P. Bell, Jessamyn A. Fairfield, Eoin K. McCarthy, Shaun Mills, John J. Boland, Guillaume Baffou, and David McCloskey ACS Nano 9 (5), pp 5551–5558 (2015)


  • 12.Controllable growth of metallic nano-helices at room temperature conditions José M. Caridad, David McCloskey, John F. Donegan and Vojislav Krstic Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 233114 (2014)
  • 11.Using Edge Confinement Effects for in-situ Determination of Size and Thickness of Liquid-Exfoliated Nanosheets Claudia Backes, Ronan J. Smith, Niall McEvoy, Nina C. Berner, David McCloskey, Hannah C. Nerl, Arlene O’Neill, Paul King, Tom Higgins, Damien Hanlon, John F Donegan, Nils Scheuschner, Janina Maultzsch, Georg S. Duesberg, Valeria Nicolosi, and Jonathan N. Coleman, Nature Communications , 5, 4576 (2014)
  • 10. Conical diffraction intensity profiles generated using a top-hat input beam RT Darcy, D McCloskey, KE Ballantine, JG Lunney, PR Eastham, J.F. Donegan Optics Express 22 (9), 11290-11300 (2014)
  • 09.Systematic analysis of whispering-gallery modes in planar silicon nitride microdisks TK Lee, HS Kim, GY Oh, BH Lee, DG Kim, TK Chung, D McCloskey, Optics Communications 322, 188-197 (2014)
  • 08.Optical properties of ensembles of NV centres in Diamond generated with Helium ion microscope D.McCloskey, D.Fox, N. O’Hara, D.Scanlon, V.Usov, N. McEvoy, G. Duesberg, H.Zhang, G.Cross and J.F.Donegan, Applied Physics Letters , 104 (3), 031109 (2014)
  • 07.Inkjet deposition of liquid-exfoliated graphene and MoS2 nanosheets for printed device applications DJ Finn, M Lotya, G Cunningham, RJ Smith, D McCloskey, JF Donegan and JN Coleman Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 (5), 925-932 (2014)


  • 06.Photoconductivity of Solution-Processed MoS2 Films G. Cunningham, U. Khan, C. Backes, D. Hanlon, D. McCloskey, J. F. Donegan and J. N. Coleman Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 1 (41), 6899-6904, (2013)
  • 05.Preparation and Investigation of Quantum-Dot-Loaded Hollow Polymer Microspheres CA Hanley, JE McCarthy, F Purcell-Milton, V Gerard, D McCloskey, ... The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117 (46), 24527-24536 (2013)
  • 04.White light conical diffraction R. Darcy, D. McCloskey, K. Ballantine, B. Jennings, J. Lunney, P. Eastham, and J. Donegan Opt. Express 21, 20394-20403 (2013).
  • 03.Planar Elliptical Solid Immersion Lens Based on a Cartesian Oval D. McCloskey and J. F. Donegan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 091101 (2013)


  • 02.Low divergence photonic nanojets from Si3N4 microdisks D. McCloskey, J. Wang, and J. Donegan, Opt. Express, 20, 128-140 (2012).


  • 01. Plasmon-Assisted Optofluidics Jon S. Donner, Guillaume Baffou, David McCloskey, and Romain Quidant

Talk and Posters


  • Photonics Ireland
    Sept 2nd-Sept 4th, Cork, Ireland
    "Planar dielectric focusing elements in Si3N4."
    "CW laser induced delamination in thin metallic films.", William M. Abbott, David McCloskey and John F. Donegan
    "Surface plasmon polariton modes in thin Ag-Au layered composite films,"
    Chuan Zhong, Kyle E. Ballantine, Christopher Kervick, Christopher M. Smith , John F. Donegan and David McCloskey
  • Poster:Frontiers in NanoPhotonics
    August 30th-Sept 4th, Monte Verita, Switzerland
    "Optically induced heating in metallic nanowire systems."
  • Talk:Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2015).
    June 21st-June 25th, Munich, Germany,
    "Optically induced heating in metallic nanowire systems".


    Fréjus (Var, France),
    November 30th-December 5th, 2014
  • Talk:The 10th International Conference Series on Laser-light and Interactions with Particles
    August 25-29th, 2014, Marseille, France.
  • Talk: SPIE Photonics west
    The Moscone Center
    San Francisco, California, United States
    1 - 6 February 2014


  • Poster:Photonics Ireland(Belfast)
  • Talk:Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO: 2013)
    June 9 - 14 at the San Jose Convention Center,
    San Jose, Calif.


  • Talk:The 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON),
    "Light scattering from silicon nitride microdisks",
    D. McCloskey, and J. F. Donegan
  • Poster: The 12th international conference on near-field optics, nanophotonics and related techniques (NFO)
    (San Sebastian, Spain 2012),
    "Light scattering from silicon nitride microdisks",
    D. McCloskey, and J. F. Donegan


  • Talk: The 13th International Conference onTransparent Optical Networks (ICTON),
    "Silicon nitride microdisks in the visible range,"
    D. McCloskey, and J. F. Donegan


  • Talk: The 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), (Munich, 2010 ),
    "Controlling the properties of photonic jets,"
    D. McCloskey, Y. P. Rakovich, and J. F. Donegan


  • Poster:Photonics Ireland(Cork),
    "Properties of photonic jets",
    D.McCloskey, Y.Rakovich, and J. F. Donegan
  • Talk:CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2009,
    "Photonic Nanojets in Coupled Microcavities",
    Y. P. Rakovich, D. McCloskey, J. F. Donegan


  • Poster: Photonics Ireland(Galway)

Summer students/ Project students

  • Neals Bernard: Optimisation of control software for TDTR
  • Jean Baptiste Dubreil: Thermoelectric properties of Nanocomposites
  • Erwan Crestal
  • Thomas Huang
  • Robert Wheelan
  • John Gough
  • Brian Jennings


  • Dr. Guillaume Baffou , Fresnel Institute, Marseille, France.
  • Dr. Jose Caridad , DTU NANOTECH, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, Building 345B, room 243800 Kgs. Lyngby