Group Leader

Dr. Lewys Jones FRMS MInstP

Ussher Assistant Professor in Ultramicroscopy Royal Society & Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) University Research Fellow

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Principal Investigator

Research Fellows


Dr Jon Peters

Research Fellow

We are Hiring

Research Fellow

Commercialisation Team

Fletcher Thompson

Commercialisation Manager

Germano Motta

Engineering Specialist

PhD Researchers (alphabetical)

Edward Gannon

PhD Researcher

Patrick McBean

PhD Researcher

Tiarnan Mullarkey

PhD Researcher

Cameron O’Byrne

PhD Researcher

Frances Quigley

PhD Researcher

2021 Group

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2019 Group

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2018 Group

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Masters Students


Nahush Kumbhar - Energy Science

Laidlaw scholars

Triyaa Gulati - 2022

Triyaa is a recipient of the Laidlaw Scholarship to research the presence and identification of micrometeorites in Dublin, inspired by Jon Larsen.

Michael Mitchell - 2020, 2021

Michael is a recipient of the Naughton Scholarship, the Hamilton Trust, the Laidlaw Scholarship, and is currently researching the use of machine learning in the denoising of electron microscopy images as part of the Laidlaw programme during the summer of 2020. He is founder and elected auditor of the Theoretical Physics Student Association.

Jean O’Brien - 2019, 2020

In 2018 Jean completed a summer research project entitled "Sample Preparation for Transmission Electron Microscopy" as part of the Ultramicroscopy group. She is a recipient of the Naughton Scholarship and the Laidlaw Scholarship and is currently researching microplastics in the environment in Ireland as part of the Laidlaw programme. Her project involves five weeks of research in the summer of 2019 and a further five weeks of research in the summer of 2020, after which she will produce a final report and poster.

Summer students


  • Oisin Fitzgerald
  • Matthew Mosse


  • Donnacha Henchy
  • Emma Hughes
  • David McSharry


  • Peter O'Donovan


  • Michael Mitchell
  • Jean O’Brien
  • Claire Rieger

Final-year Project Students


  • Adam Browne
  • Oisin Fitzgerald
  • Sean Fulham


  • Maya Clinton
  • Matthew Geever
  • Jordan Kenny


  • Elizabeth Nelson


  • Grainne Allen
  • Éanna Doyle
  • Cameron O'Byrne


  • Connal McNamara
  • Tiarnan Mullarkey
  • Catriona Murphy
  • Mark Murra