Karsten Fleischer


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Associate Professor

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Dr. Karsten Fleischer is an Associate Professor on Surface and Interface Science and Characterisation of Advanced Materials/Nanomaterials in the School of Physical Sciences in Dublin City University since 2018. He received his PhD at the TU Berlin in 2005. He was an IRCSET Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin till 2007 and continued to work as Postdoctoral Fellow in TCDs Applied Physics Research Group.

Dr. Fleischer's research focuses on thin film oxides and oxide surface modifications for energy and ICT applications. This includes their thorough characterisation in terms of stoichiometry, optical-, electrical-, and crystallographic properties using various deposition and characterisation techniques. His research also includes the investigations of the surface states in such oxides by electrical and surface sensitive optical characterisation methods.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Anesu Nyabadza; Éanna McCarthy; Karsten Fleischer; Sithara Sreenilayam; Ahmed Al-Hamaoy; Mercedes Vazquez; Dermot Brabazon (2023) 'Tailored CuCl2 nanoparticles for glutamine and ammonia biochemical sensing applications'. Solid State Sciences, 139 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2023.107171
2022 McCarthy, É.; Sreenilayam, S.P.; Ronan, O.; Ayub, H.; McCann, R.; McKeon, L.; Fleischer, K.; Nicolosi, V.; Brabazon, D. (2022) 'Silver nanocolloid generation using dynamic Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution system and drop-casting'. Nano-Structures and Nano-Objects, 29 . [Link] [DOI]
2022 Sreenilayam, S.P.; McCarthy, É.; McKeon, L.; Ronan, O.; McCann, R.; Fleischer, K.; Freeland, B.; Nicolosi, V.; Brabazon, D. (2022) 'Additive-free silver nanoparticle ink development using flow-based Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution and Aerosol Jet printing'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 449 . [Link] [DOI]
2022 Ayub, Hasan; Khan, Lehar Asip; McCarthy, Eanna; Ul Ahad, Inam; Fleischer, Karsten; Brabazon, Dermot (2022) 'Investigating the morphology, hardness, and porosity of copper filters produced via Hydraulic Pressing'. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 19 :208-219. [DOI]
2021 Walls, B; Mazilkin, AA; Mukhamedov, BO; Ionov, A; Smirnova, IA; Ponomareva, AV; Fleischer, K; Kozlovskaya, NA; Shulyatev, DA; Abrikosov, IA; Shvets, IV; Bozhko, SI (2021) 'Nanodomain structure of single crystalline nickel oxide'. 11 (1). [Link] [DOI]
2021 Zhussupbekov, Kuanysh and Walshe, Killian and Walls, Brian and Ionov, Andrei and Bozhko, I, Sergei and Ksenz, Andrei and Mozhchil, Rais N. and Zhussupbekova, Ainur and Fleischer, Karsten and Berman, Samuel and Zhilyaev, Ivan and O'Regan, David D. and Shvets, V, Igor (2021) 'Surface Modification and Subsequent Fermi Density Enhancement of Bi(111)'. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125 (10):5549-5558. [DOI]
2020 Caffrey D; Zhussupbekova A; Vijayaraghavan RK; Ainabayev A; Kaisha A; Sugurbekova G; Shvets IV; Fleischer K; (2020) 'Crystallographic Characterisation of Ultra-Thin, or Amorphous Transparent Conducting Oxides-The Case for Raman Spectroscopy'. Materials, 13 (2). [DOI]
2020 Shvets P.; Caffrey D.; Fleischer K.; Shvets I.; O'Neill K.; Duesberg G.; Vinichenko A.; Yu. Maksimova K.; Yu. Goikhman A. (2020) 'Suppression of the metal-insulator transition in magnetron sputtered Ti2O3 films'. Thin Solid Films, 694 . [DOI]
2020 Zhussupbekov K; Walshe K; Bozhko SI; Ionov A; Fleischer K; Norton E; Zhussupbekova A; Semenov V; Shvets IV; Walls B; (2020) 'Oxidation of Nb(110): atomic structure of the NbO layer and its influence on further oxidation'. Scientific Reports, 10 (1). [DOI]
2020 Zhussupbekova A; Caffrey D; Zhussupbekov K; Smith CM; Shvets IV; Fleischer K; (2020) 'Low-Cost, High-Performance Spray Pyrolysis-Grown Amorphous Zinc Tin Oxide: The Challenge of a Complex Growth Process'. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 12 :46892-46899. [DOI]
2019 Zhussupbekova A; Kaisha A; Vijayaraghavan RK; Fleischer K; Shvets IV; Caffrey D; (2019) 'The importance of local bond order to conduction in amorphous, transparent, conducting oxides: The case of amorphous ZnSnOy'. ACS applied materials & interfaces, . [DOI]
2019 Solazzo M; Krukiewicz K; Zhussupbekova A; Fleischer K; Biggs MJ; Monaghan MG; (2019) 'PEDOT:PSS interfaces stabilised using a PEGylated crosslinker yield improved conductivity and biocompatibility'. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 7 (31). [DOI]
2019 Mauit O.; Caffrey D.; Ainabayev A.; Kaisha A.; Toktarbaiuly O.; Sugurbekov Y.; Sugurbekova G.; Shvets I.; Fleischer K. (2019) 'Growth of ZnO:Al by atomic layer deposition: Deconvoluting the contribution of hydrogen interstitials and crystallographic texture on the conductivity'. Thin Solid Films, 690 . [DOI]
2019 Behan J.; Mates-Torres E.; Stamatin S.; Domínguez C.; Iannaci A.; Fleischer K.; Hoque M.; Perova T.; García-Melchor M.; Colavita P. (2019) 'Untangling Cooperative Effects of Pyridinic and Graphitic Nitrogen Sites at Metal-Free N-Doped Carbon Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction'. Small, . [DOI]
2018 Fleischer, K; Thiyagarajah, N; Lau, YC; Betto, D; Borisov, K; Smith, CC; Shvets, IV; Coey, JMD; Rode, K (2018) 'Magneto-optic Kerr effect in a spin-polarized zero-moment ferrimagnet'. Physical Review B, 98 . [DOI]
2018 Caffrey, D; Norton, E; Coileain, CO; Smith, CM; Shvets, IV; Fleischer, K (2018) 'Increasing the refractive index of materials via nanolamination: a-IGZO/TiO(2) nanolaminates'. Physical Review Materials, 2 . [DOI]
2018 Francis Oliver Vinay Gomes and Anuj Pokle and Marko Marinkovic and Torsten Balster and Megan Canavan and Karsten Fleischer and Ralf Anselmann and Valeria Nicolosi and Veit Wagner (2018) 'Influence of temperature on morphological and optical properties of MoS 2 layers as grown based on solution processed precursor'. 645 :38-44. [DOI]
2018 Natalia N. Sergeeva and Alexander N. Chaika and Brian Walls and Barry E. Murphy and Killian Walshe and David P. Martin and Billy D. O. Richards and Gin Jose and Karsten Fleischer and Victor Yu Aristov and Olga V. Molodtsova and Igor V. Shvets and Sergey A. Krasnikov (2018) 'A photochemical approach for a fast and self-limited covalent modification of surface supported graphene with photoactive dyes'. 29 . [DOI]
2018 E. Norton and L. Farrell and A. Zhussupbekova and D. Mullarkey and D. Caffrey and D. T. Papanastasiou and D. Oser and D. Bellet and I. V. Shvets and K. Fleischer (2018) 'Bending stability of Cu0.4CrO2—A transparent p-type conducting oxide for large area flexible electronics'. 8 . [DOI]
2018 (2018) 'Optical Anisotropy of SrTiO3 (110) for Different Surface Terminations'. Physica Status Solidi (B), . [DOI]
2018 (2018) 'Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Fe3O4(110): Anisotropic strain'. Physical Review B, . [DOI]
2018 (2018) 'Nitrogen grain-boundary passivation of In-doped ZnO transparent conducting oxide'. Physical Review Materials, . [DOI]
2017 (2017) 'Quantifying the Performance of P-Type Transparent Conducting Oxides by Experimental Methods'. Materials, . [DOI]
2015 Fleischer, Karsten and Caffrey, David and Farrell, Leo and Norton, Emma and Mullarkey, Daragh and Arca, Elisabetta and Shvets, Igor V (2015) 'Raman spectra of p-type transparent semiconducting Cr$_2$O$_3$:Mg'. .
2014 Fleischer, K. and Mauit, O. and Shvets, I. V. (2014) 'Stability and capping of magnetite ultra-thin films'. 104 . [DOI]
2014 Arca, E. and Fleischer, K. and Shvets, I. (2014) 'Tuning the crystallographic, morphological, optical and electrical properties of ZnO:Al grown by spray pyrolysis'. 555 :9-12. ://WOS:000331546400003" class="publication-url" target="_new">[Link] [DOI]
2014 Fleischer, K. and Verre, R. and Mauit, O. and Sofin, R. G. S. and Farrell, L. and Byrne, C. and Smith, C. M. and McGilp, J. F. and Shvets, I. V. (2014) 'Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of magnetite (110) surfaces'. 89 . [DOI]
2013 Verre, R. and Modreanu, M. and Ualibek, O. and Fox, D. and Fleischer, K. and Smith, C. and Zhang, H. and Pemble, M. and McGilp, J. F. and Shvets, I. V. (2013) 'General approach to the analysis of plasmonic structures using spectroscopic ellipsometry'. 87 . [DOI]
2013 Ualibek, O. and Verre, R. and Bulfin, B. and Usov, V. and Fleischer, K. and McGilp, J. F. and Shvets, I. V. (2013) 'Manipulating and probing the growth of plasmonic nanoparticle arrays using light'. 5 :4923-4930. ://WOS:000319008700046" class="publication-url" target="_new">[Link] [DOI]
2013 Arca, Elisabetta and Fleischer, Karsten and Krasnikov, Sergey A. and Shvets, Igor (2013) 'Effect of Chemical Precursors On the Optical and Electrical Properties of p-Type Transparent Conducting Cr2O3:(Mg,N)'. 117 :21901-21907. [Link] [DOI]
2012 Liao, Zhi-Min and Han, Bing-Hong and Wu, Han-Chun and Yashina, L. V. and Yan, Yuan and Zhou, Yang-Bo and Bie, Ya-Qing and Bozhko, S. I. and Fleischer, K. and Shvets, I. V. and Zhao, Qing and Yu, Da-Peng (2012) 'Surface plasmon on topological insulator/dielectric interface enhanced ZnO ultraviolet photoluminescence'. 2 . ://WOS:000305831300006" class="publication-url" target="_new">[Link] [DOI]
2012 Arca, E. and Fleischer, K. and Shvets, I. V. (2012) 'An alternative fluorine precursor for the synthesis of SnO2:F by spray pyrolysis'. 520 :1856-1861. ://WOS:000300459200033" class="publication-url" target="_new">[Link] [DOI]
2012 Verre, R. and Fleischer, K. and Ualibek, O. and Shvets, I. V. (2012) 'Self-assembled broadband plasmonic nanoparticle arrays for sensing applications'. 100 . [DOI]
2012 Verre, R. and Sofin, R. G. S. and Usov, V. and Fleischer, K. and Fox, D. and Behan, G. and Zhang, H. and Shvets, I. V. (2012) 'Equilibrium faceting formation in vicinal Al2O3 (0001) surface caused by annealing'. 606 . ://WOS:000309318100010" class="publication-url" target="_new">[Link] [DOI]
2012 Verre, R. and Fleischer, K. and McGilp, J. F. and Fox, D. and Behan, G. and Zhang, H. and Shvets, I. V. (2012) 'Controlled in situ growth of tunable plasmonic self-assembled nanoparticle arrays'. 23 . [DOI]
2011 Carroll, L. and Cunniffe, J. P. and Fleischer, K. and Ryan, S. and McGilp, J. F. (2011) 'Temperature-dependent magnetic second-harmonic generation from Fe nanostructures grown on vicinal W(110)'. 83 . [DOI]
2011 Verre, R and Fleischer, K and Sofin, RGS and McAlinden, N and McGilp, JF and Shvets, IV (2011) 'In situ characterization of one-dimensional plasmonic Ag nanocluster arrays'. 83 . [DOI]
2011 Verre, R. and Fleischer, K. and Smith, C. and McAlinden, N. and McGilp, J. F. and Shvets, I. V. (2011) 'Probing the out-of-plane optical response of plasmonic nanostructures using spectroscopic ellipsometry'. 84 . [DOI]
2011 Arca, E. and Fleischer, K. and Shvets, I. V. (2011) 'Magnesium, nitrogen codoped Cr$_2$O$_3$: A p-type transparent conducting oxide'. 99 . [DOI]
2010 McGilp, JF and Carroll, L and Fleischer, K and Cunniffe, JP and Ryan, S (2010) 'Magnetic second-harmonic generation from interfaces and nanostructures'. 322 :1488-1493. [DOI]
2010 Wippermann, S. and Schmidt, W. G. and Bechstedt, F. and Chandola, S. and Hinrichs, K. and Gensch, M. and Esser, N. and Fleischer, K. and McGilp, J. F. (2010) 'Optical anisotropy of Si(111)- (4�1)/(8�2)-In nanowires calculated from first-principles'. 7 :133-136. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Speiser, E and Chandola, S and Hinrichs, K and Gensch, M and Cobet, C and Wippermann, S and Schmidt, WG and Bechstedt, F and Richter, W and Fleischer, K and McGilp, JF and Esser, N (2010) 'Metal-insulator transition in Si(111)-(4 x 1)/(8 x 2)-In studied by optical spectroscopy'. 247 :2033-2039. [DOI]
2009 Losurdo, M and Bergmair, M and Bruno, G and Cattelan, D and Cobet, C and de Martino, A and Fleischer, K and Dohcevic-Mitrovic, Z and Esser, N and Galliet, M and Gajic, R and Hemzal, D and Hingerl, K and Humlicek, J and Ossikovski, R and Popovic, ZV and Saxl, O (2009) 'Spectroscopic ellipsometry and polarimetry for materials and systems analysis at the nanometer scale: state-of-the-art, potential, and perspectives'. 11 :1521-1554. [DOI]
2009 Arca, E and Fleischer, K and Shvets, IV (2009) 'Influence of the Precursors and Chemical Composition of the Solution on the Properties of ZnO Thin Films Grown by Spray Pyrolysis'. 113 . [DOI]
2009 Chandola, S and Hinrichs, K and Gensch, M and Esser, N and Wippermann, S and Schmidt, WG and Bechstedt, F and Fleischer, K and McGilp, JF (2009) 'Structure of Si(111)-In Nanowires Determined from the Midinfrared Optical Response'. 102 . [DOI]
2008 Carroll, L and Fleischer, K and Cunniffe, JP and McGilp, JF (2008) 'Magnetic second-harmonic generation from the terraces and steps of aligned magnetic nanostructures grown on low symmetry interfaces'. 20 . [DOI]
2007 MCGILP, JF and CARROLL, L and FLEISCHER, K (2007) 'Extracting the hysteresis loops of magnetic interfaces from optical second-harmonic intensity measurements'. 19 . [DOI]
2007 Fleischer, K and Carroll, L and Smith, C and al., et (2007) 'Optical reflectance anisotropy of buried Fe nanostructures on vicinal W(110)'. 19 . [DOI]
2007 Fleischer, K and Chandola, S and Esser, N and al., et (2007) 'Surface phonons of the Si(111): In-(4x1) and (8x2) phases'. 76 . [DOI]
2006 Fleischer, K and Chandola, S and Herrmann, T and al., et (2006) 'Free-electron response in reflectance anisotropy spectra'. 74 . [DOI]
2006 Bahrs, S and Bruchhausen, A and Goni, AR and al., et (2006) 'Effect of light on the reflectance anisotropy and chain-oxygen related Raman signal in untwinned, underdoped crystals of YBa2Cu3O7-delta'. 67 :340-343. [DOI]
2006 Chandola, S and Jacob, J and Fleischer, K and al., et (2006) 'Optical and electronic properties of Ag nanodots on Si(111)'. 18 :6979-6986. [DOI]
2005 LOPEZ-LOZANO, X and PULCI, O and NOGUEZ, C and al., et (2005) 'Electronic structure and reflectance anisotropy spectrum of InAs(110)'. 71 . [DOI]
2005 Fleischer, K and Chandola, S and Esser, N and al., et (2005) 'Optical properties of indium nanowires - an adsorption study'. 242 :2655-2663. [DOI]
2004 Bruchhausen, A and Bahrs, S and Fleischer, K and al., et (2004) 'Photoinduced chain-oxygen ordering in detwinned YBa2Cu3O6.7 single crystals studied by reflectance-anisotropy spectroscopy'. 69 . [DOI]
2004 Fleischer, K and CHANDOLA, S and ESSER, N and al., et (2004) 'Atomic indium nanowires on Si(111): the (4x1)-(8x2) phase transition studied with reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy'. 234 :302-306. [DOI]
2003 Fleischer, K and Chandola, S and Esser, N and al., et (2003) 'Phonon and polarized reflectance spectra from Si(111)-(4x1)In: Evidence for a charge-density-wave driven phase transition'. 67 . [DOI]
2002 HAISLER, VA and HOPFER, F and SELLIN, RL and al., et (2002) 'Micro-Raman studies of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with AlxOy/GaAs distributed Bragg reflectors'. 81 :2544-2546. [DOI]
2001 Fleischer, K and CHANDOLA, S and ESSER, N and al., et (2001) 'Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Si(111)-(4 x 1)-In'. 188 :1411-1416.
2001 Esser, N and SCHMIDT, WG and COBET, C and al., et (2001) 'Atomic structure and optical anisotropy of III-V(001) surfaces'. 19 :1756-1761. [DOI]
1999 Fleischer, K and Toth, M and Phillips, MR (1999) 'Depth profiling of GaN by cathodoluminescence microanalysis'. 74 . [DOI]
1999 Toth, M and Fleischer, K and Phillips, MR (1999) 'Direct experimental evidence for the role of oxygen in the luminescent properties of GaN'. 59 :1575-1578. [DOI]
1999 TOTH, M and FLEISCHER, K and PHILLIPS, MR (1999) 'Electron beam induced impurity electro-migration in unintentionally doped GaN'. 4 . [DOI]
2017 (2017) 'Ultrathin magnetite in Fe3 O4/MgO superlattices: Investigating the enhanced thin film magnetic moment'. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'Oxygen vacancy induced surface stabilization: (110) terminated magnetite'. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'Growth and characterization of epitaxial magnesium ferrite thin films'. Thin Solid Films, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'Formation of plasmonic nanoparticle arrays -rules and recipes for an ordered growth'. Physica Status Solidi (B): Basic Research, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'X-ray spectroscopic studies of the electronic structure of chromium-based p -type transparent conducting oxides'. Physical Review B, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'Polarization conversion-based molecular sensing using anisotropic plasmonic metasurfaces'. Nanoscale, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'Synthesis of nanocrystalline Cu deficient CuCrO2-a high figure of merit p-type transparent semiconductor'. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'Decoupling the refractive index from the electrical properties of transparent conducting oxides via periodic superlattices'. Scientific Reports, . [DOI]
2016 (2016) 'A Rare Case of Mesomorphic Behavior-Molecular Reorientation of Itraconazole Liquid Crystal Induced by a Hygrothermal Treatment'. Crystal Growth and Design, . [DOI]
2015 (2015) 'Raman spectra of p-type transparent semiconducting Cr2O3:Mg'. Thin Solid Films, . [DOI]
2015 (2015) 'Spray pyrolysis growth of a high figure of merit, nano-crystalline, p-type transparent conducting material at low temperature'. Applied Physics Letters, . [DOI]
2015 (2015) 'Conducting mechanism in the epitaxial p-type transparent conducting oxide Cr2O3:Mg'. Physical Review B, . [DOI]
2015 (2015) 'Optical characterisation of plasmonic nanostructures on planar substrates using second-harmonic generation'. OPTICS EXPRESS, . [DOI]
2012 (2012) 'Aluminium doped Zn1-xMgxO-A transparent conducting oxide with tunable optical and electrical properties'. . [DOI]
2012 (2012) 'Improving solar cell efficiency with optically optimised TCO layers'. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, . [DOI]
2008 (2008) 'Using reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy to characterize capped silver nanostructures grown on silicon'. Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, . [DOI]
2008 (2008) 'Reflectance anisotropy studies of 5x2-Au structures grown on Si(111) surfaces with different step formations'. Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, . [DOI]
2008 (2008) 'Determining magnetization curves using optical second-harmonic generation'. Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, . [DOI]
2008 (2008) 'Optical second-harmonic generation studies of Si(111)- √3×√3-Ag and Si(111)-3x1-Ag grown on vicinal Si(111)'. Physica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics, . [DOI]
2008 (2008) 'Optimizing the magnetic contrast in the optical second-harmonic response of capped magnetic nanostructures grown on vicinal surfaces'. Physica Status Solidi C - Current Topics In Solid State Physics, Vol 5, No 8, . [DOI]
2005 (2005) 'Optical response of Ag-induced reconstructions on vicinal Si(111)'. Physica Status Solidi (B): Basic Research, . [DOI]
2004 (2004) 'Structural analysis by reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy: As and Sb on GaAs(110)'. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, . [DOI]
2004 (2004) 'Optical anisotropy of Cs nanostructures on III-V(110) surfaces'. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, . [DOI]
2003 (2003) 'Phonon and polarized reflectance spectra from Si(111)-(4×1)In: Evidence for a charge-density-wave driven phase transition'. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, .
2003 (2003) 'In-situ Raman spectroscopy on III-V semiconductors at high temperature in MOVPE'. Physica Status Solidi C: Current Topics In Solid State Physics, Vol 0, No 8, . [DOI]
2003 (2003) 'Hydrogen Local Vibrational Modes in Zinc Oxide'. Physical Review Letters, . [DOI]
2002 (2002) 'Superconductivity in Sn films on InSb(1 1 0) taking account of the film morphology and structure'. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, . [DOI]
2001 (2001) 'Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Si(111)-(4 × 1)-In'. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research, .
2001 (2001) 'GaAs(001): Surface structure and optical properties'. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research, .
2001 (2001) 'Influence of Sn on the optical anisotropy of single-domain Si(001)'. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, .
2000 (2000) 'The electrical and structural properties of granular superconducting Sn on InSb(110)'. Physica B: Condensed Matter, .

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2020 (2020) 'Photonic crystals-based light-trapping approach in solar cells' In: Nano-Optics. [Link] [DOI]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Sithara Sreenilayam Pavithran, Ronan McCann, Éanna McCarthy, Brian Freeland, Karsten Fleischer, Stephen Goodnick, Stuart Bowden, Christiana Honsberg and Dermot Brabazon (2021) ESAFORM 2021 24th International Conference on Material Forming Silver and Copper nano-colloid generation via Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid: Recirculation nanoparticle production mode [Link]
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Committee Function From / To
Quality Promotion Committee https://www.dcu.ie/qpo/quality-promotion-committee-information 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022
School of Physical Science Research committee 01/01/2019 - 01/03/2021


Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin Postdoctoral Research Fellow 01/07/2005 - 31/07/2018
Dublin City University Associate Professor 07/08/2018 -

Research Interests

My research focus are investigations on oxide materials for sensor and energy applications, in particular transparent conducting oxides (TCOs). My main interest is to link and control various thin film properties (transparency, conductivity, band gap, work function) to growth parameters, in particular for novel ternary oxides. Research aspect are reducing growth temperature and functional tuning of industrially relevant oxide materials (electron conducting (n-type) TCOs such as ZnO, ZTO, FTO ), screening for novel hole conducting (p-type) TCOs. The growth methods of choice are spray pyrolysis and atomic layer deposition (ALD)
I also investigate the influence of surface terminations on conductive properties (gas sensors) and the growth mode of the oxide in the first place. For this I'm employing extensive surface science tools such as X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and optical surface science methods such as reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy (RAS).

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
International Collaboration on Advanced Photovoltaics: Electrode Manufacturing and Indoor Power Applications Contributing Scientist 01/01/2020 31/01/2023

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Nanotechnology and Surface Analysis PS413
2022 Physics Laboratory V PS351
2021 Nanotechnology and Surface Analysis 2 PS525