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Prof Patrick McNally

Electronic Engineering

Name: Prof Patrick McNally
Department: Electronic Engineering
Phone Number: Ext. 5119
Email Address: patrick.mcnally@dcu.ie
Room: S347
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Website: http://elm.eeng.dcu.ie/~nano/

 

Biographical Details

Prof. Patrick McNally served as Head of the School of Electronic Engineering in DCU (2012-2015) and is currently Co-Director of the Nanomaterials Processing Laboratory (NPL) in DCU and Co-Director of DCU's Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APT) and a Principal Investigator in Ireland's National Centre for Plasmsa Science and Technology (NCPST). He is Editor of Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. He is also a member of the Scientific Programme Committee for the annual Materials for Advanced Metallization (MAM) conference series and a member of the International Advisory Committee for the series of International Conferences on Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA)

He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the ANKA-ISS Synchrotron, Karlsruhe and was a member of the X-Ray Topography Workgroup for construction of the ANKA Synchrotron Beamline, Karlsruhe, Germany. Prof. McNally has authored and co-authored more than 300 scientific peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is and was Principal Researcher for numerous Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, EU FP6 and FP7 research programmes (e.g. ENGAGE, SmartPM, SIDAM). 
He is a world leader in the field of copper halide materials and device development, advanced x-ray diffraction imaging technology, and nondestructive nanomaterials characterisation (including micro-Raman and photoacoustic spectroscopy techniques). Prof. McNally holds significant IP in the area of photoacoustics metrology and this technology was spun out of DCU leading to the establishment (2010) of a new SME, Sonex Metrology Ltd. (of which he was a founding Director, and formerly its CTO). 

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