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Dr Nessan Kerrigan

Chemical Sciences

Name: Dr Nessan Kerrigan
Department: Chemical Sciences
Role: Academic staff - Organic Chemistry
Secondary Work Area: School of Chemical Sciences
Phone Number: Ext. 01 700 5308
Ext. 5308
Email Address: kerrigan.nessan@dcu.ie
Room: X127
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Personal Contact Information

Website: https://kerriganchemistry.com


Biographical Details

Nessan Kerrigan obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from University College Dublin (1992-1996).  He then completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University College Dublin (1996-2000) under the direction of Professor Declan G. Gilheany.  He spent a year in industry working as a process development chemist for Merck before carrying out postdoctoral research at the University of Glasgow (2002-2004) with Professor David J. Procter.  He carried out further postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh (2004-2006) with Prof. Scott G. Nelson.  Dr. Kerrigan began his independent research career at Oakland University in 2006.  The Kerrigan group carries out research in the area of synthetic organic chemistry.  Most of their work is of the basic/fundamental chemistry research kind and is focused on the development of new efficient methods for the construction of biologically interesting organic molecules.  In August 2017, Dr. Kerrigan returned to Ireland to take up a position as Lecturer in the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University.

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