Prof. Kevin M Ryan

Funded Investigator Materials
University of Limerick


Professor  Kevin M. Ryan obtained his PhD in Chemistry from University College Cork in 2002 . Following his PhD, he worked as an Enterprise Ireland postdoctoral fellow at UCC before taking up a 2 year Marie Curie Industrial host fellowship at Merck Chemicals Ltd. Southampton in their Nanotechnologies New Business division in 2003. He subsequently carried out a Marie Curie Outgoing fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley in 2005/2006 working on semiconductor nanorod synthesis and superlattice assembly. Currently his lab and group are based at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Research Expertise

Nanocrystals and Nanowires with emphasis on Synthesis

Assembly and Device Applications in ICT

Energy Storage (Batteries) and Energy Conversion Applications

Nucleation and growth in both hard (metal, semiconductor) and soft (pharmaceutical) nanocrystal materials with emphasis on size, shape and crystal phase control


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