Dr. Shalini Singh
Lecturer (Chemistry) Department of Chemical Sciences and The Bernal Insitute, University of Limerick
Shalini received her PhD degree at University of Limerick within INSPIRE structured PhD Programme in 2016. Her work was focused on designing multicomponent metal chalcogenide semiconductor nanocrystals using methods of colloidal chemistry. She subsequently joined Ghent University, Belgium to explore the surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals systems. She was awarded FWO postdoctoral grant in 2017 to work on designing novel semiconductors for photonic applications. In early 2020, she returned back to University of Limerick as a Lecturer.
Hannah has just received her BSc. in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry at the University of Limerick with a first-class honour. Having worked with Dr. Shalini Singh on her final year project she will now continue this work on the synthesis of colloidal ternary metal chalcogenide nanocrystals for uses in energy and environmental applications.
“I loved every minute of my undergrad degree and am very excited to take the next step in my career as a PhD researcher in the field of nanomaterials at UL!”
Nilotpal Kapuria (co-supervised PhD student with Prof. Kevin Ryan)
Nilotpal received his BS-MS dual degree (2018) in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, India. His research interest encompasses the synthesis and mechanistic understanding of growth processes for colloidal nanocrystals for energy harvesting and conversion applications. Currently, he is a doctoral researcher at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick where he is exploring the seed-based colloidal synthesis approaches for multinary metal chalcogenide nanocrystals.
Maria Zubair (co-supervised PhD student with Prof. Kevin Ryan)
Maria received her master’s degree from Quaid-i-Azam University Pakistan in 2017. Following this, she worked as a research assistant on higher education commission of Pakistan (HEC) funded project entitled “Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Organic Photonic and electrochromic Materials” from 2017 to 2018. She joined the nanotechnology group at the Bernal Institute of University of Limerick as a PhD student in 2019 under SFI funded project. Currently, her research focus is on the colloidal synthesis of nanomaterials and polymer composite material for energy storage application.
Manh Pham (co-supervised PhD student with Prof. Kevin Ryan)
Manh received BSc. in Chemical Engineering (Inorganic compound technology) from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam (2014). Completed MSc.D in Material Sciences and Engineering from Chonnam National University, Korea (2019). Currently working as a PhD researcher in the Nanoresearch group at University of Limerick. PhD work is related to Multimodal Assembly of Colloidal Nanocrystals in periodic and Addressable Superstructures (IRC Laureate MACNAS project) funded by IRC.
Mohini Mishra (co-supervised PhD student with Prof. Kevin Ryan)
Mohini received MTech in Chemical Engineering from the IIT BHU and was awarded a scholarship from MHRD India. Following this, she worked sd a Researcher for a Project of collaboration between the DAE-BRNS and IIT Kanpur, India. Since February 2019, she is working as a PhD student at the University of Limerick in SFI investigator project. Her research focuses on colloidal nanocrystals synthesis, characterization and assembly for energy and environmental application.