Aoife Kavanagh

Trinity College Dublin


Research Project: Investigation of magnetism and optical phenomena in multimodal 2D colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals
Yurii Gun’ko (TCD) and Gemma-Louise Davies (UCL)

Aoife graduated with a BA (mod) Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin in 2020. During her degree Aoife carried out industrial internships at Pannonia Bio in Hungary and Intel Ireland, which led to an interest in materials science and nanomaterials. Her final year project, which was carried out in the Peter Dunne group, focused on the development of highly dispersible hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials, by functionalising inorganic cores with organic surface ligands. Aoife’s PhD project in the Yurii Gun’ko research group at TCD will focus on the development of new surface-functionalised 2D CuInS-based colloidal nanomaterials for biomedical applications.