St. John Bosco's, Belvedere College, UCD
Bachelor of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, PhD in Chemical Engineering
Process Engineering Internship Eli Lilly, PhD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, UCD (IRC Scholarship), Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UCD, I-Form.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, I-Form
Favourite thing to do in science: Design systems and experiment with different ideas
About Me: I am a fun person with an unending curiosity for how things work and how we can improve them to make our lives better.
My Work: In my PhD I worked on an energy storage project for surplus wind energy. Now I'm helping people use 3D printing better which can lower our environmental impact for making things.
My Typical Day: My usual day usually starts with responding to other researchers and discussing ideas. I read other research from other engineers and scientists working on 3D printing to stay up to date and think of ideas for improving 3D printing designs. Some days I do experiments building parts on a plastic 3D printer which is a lot of fun.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, curious and optimistic
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
I can't choose between pizza, curry or mexican.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Hiking with friends, visiting new places
What did you want to be after you left school?
An engineer or scientist
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Sometimes, for talking to my friends in class.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
I invented a catalyst for an energy storage system.
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
My school teachers and lecturers
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
I'd like to be a medical doctor
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Health, happiness and friendship
Tell us a joke.
I only tell bad chemistry jokes because all of the good ones Argon.