Dr. Richard Hobbs is a Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow at the School of Chemistry and Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research Centre (AMBER) at Trinity College Dublin. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland in 2007. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCC in 2012 where he studied under the supervision of Prof. Justin Holmes. His thesis work focused on both bottom-up and top-down routes to semiconductor nanowire fabrication.
In 2012 Richard joined the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication group at MIT as a postdoctoral associate where he worked with Prof. Karl Berggren on research related to fundamental interactions of charged-particle beams with matter, development of ultrafast photocathodes and electron optics design and simulation. Richard moved to Trinity College Dublin in October 2016 where his current research interests include the combination of nanofabrication and electron microscopy for the study of energy transfer processes relevant to nanoscale chemistry or nanochemistry.
Julian Carolan is a PhD student based in the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin. His PhD project investigates the anti-icing properties of arctic animal hairs and the fabrication of anti-icing surfaces. His project is a part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials. He received his BA in Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials from Trinity College Dublin in 2021 and joined the group that same year.
Dr. Bhera Ram Tak is a postdoc in the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. Ram moved from the University of Warwick to Trinity College Dublin in August 2022 to work on the development of near-field atom-beam lithography with a focus on the nanofabrication of optics for beams of metastable helium atoms in collaboration with Prof. Bodil Holst at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Dr. Nebras Alattar is a postdoc in the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. Nebras joined the group in March 2023 to work on research related to plasmon-driven growth of semiconductor nanostructures and single particle spectroscopy of such structures.
Robert O'Meara is currently a PhD student in the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin. His PhD project focuses on the fabrication and analysis of plasmonic structures for strong coupling. Robert received his bachelor’s degree in Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (NPCAM) from Trinity College Dublin in 2019. Robert joined the research group of Professor Richard Hobbs in 2019.
Dr. Veerendra Dhyani (Current Position: Research Scientist, A*STAR, Singapore)
Dr. Xia Zhang
Dr. Kenan Elibol (Current Position: Post-Doc, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart)
Dr. Kamonpan Chumpol (Current Position: Oculus/Meta)
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Breno Moura Motta
Undergraduate Research Interns