Jamie Somers

Trinity College Dublin


Research Project: Next Generation 3D Printed Photonic Structures
Supervisors: Prof. Louise Bradley (TCD) and Dr. Ali K. Yetisen (ICL)

Jamie graduated from Dublin City University (DCU) with a B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Physics in 2023. In his third year, Jamie won a chemistry scholarship allowing him to gain international research experience at the University of Kansas an R1 University in the United States. For his final year research project, Jamie studied ‘Simulating Laser-Induced Dynamics in Next Generation Photo-Acid Materials for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography’ using High Performance Computing and Density Functional Theory calculations. He is now working with both the Bradley Photonics Group at TCD and the Centre for Biochemical Sensors at ICL, under the supervision of Prof. Louise Bradley and Dr. Ali K. Yetisen. The research involves using a non-linear optical process known as Two-Photon Polymerization to print photonic structures using responsive materials.

Jennifer Hack

The CDT gave me the opportunity to meet people working in different fields and gain experience in a wide range of characterisation techniques that I could apply to my research.