De La Salle College Churchtown (2005-2011). Trinity College Dublin (2011-2015)
BA Nanoscience: Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials
CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) Trinity College Dublin for a summer
PhD Researcher in two-dimensional materials
I’m in the 2nd year of my PhD in Trinity and I’m really interested in all things science and technology. And I firmly believe that Game of Thrones, Mad Max:Fury Road, and Dark Souls are the best Tv show, movie and game of the last 5 years.
My Typical Day
So typically I’d use a furnace at around 1000C to make a 2D-material, then I’d drop some chemicals on it to try do something interesting and then I’d look at it under a big X-ray machine to try and figure out whats going on.
What I'd do with the prize money
If I won the money I would try and partner with the Science Gallery here in Trinity as they work with many artists to better convey science and make it more exciting and accessible for people; hopefully together we could find a way expand the reach of the gallery to some local, and not so local schools.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Caffeinated, talkative and bad at counting
What did you want to be after you left school?
Unsurprisingly a scientist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What are you a cop? Not really.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
It changes but I’d have to say the Libertines or Bastille
What's your favourite food?
Every type of pizza
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Hiking through the ancient Jordanian desert City of Petra
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
More wishes, Coffee whenever I want, and the ability to fly.
Tell us a joke.
The optimist sees a glass half full, A pessimist sees it half empty but the chemist sees the glass completely full, half with water and half with air.