Tyndall celebrated the winner and finalists of the 2021 Postgraduate Publication of the Year competition, sponsored by Meta, on Friday. Despite the continuous pandemic challenges, our students once again showed outstanding discoveries and results as part of their PhD projects, some even opening major new possibilities in their field.
Congratulations to our 2021 winner; Cara-Lena Nies. Cara-Lena’s paper was entitled “Control of the Cu morphology on Ru-passivated and Ru-doped TaN surfaces – promoting growth of 2D conducting copper for CMOS interconnect”.
She said that her winning paper is “the biggest piece of work I have done as part of my PhD project” and is the third in a series of publications she wrote on the development of a combined diffusion barrier/liner material.
The competition enables students to showcase their outstanding contributions to Tyndall’s Research Excellence in their chosen fields.
Dr Fatima Gunning, Head of Graduate Studies at Tyndall, praised the entries, saying:
"Year on year our students really showcase their outstanding contributions to Tyndall’s Research Excellence through the Postgraduate Research Publication of Year competition. This time, we noticed new entries from students who started their research during pandemic and lockdowns, which were quite disruptive, but their perseverance, endurance and team support paid off with excellent results! Once again we saw early stage PhD students submitting their exceptional publications, so special awards as Rising Stars for 2nd and 3rd years were also included! Congratulations to all!"
Well done to everyone involved and congratulations to all of our winners and finalists on their achievements this year.
Click here to find out more about each finalist and their research.
Cara-Lena Nies; Suresh Kondati Natarajanb and Michael Nolan, “Control of the Cu morphology on Ru-passivated and Ru-doped TaN surfaces – promoting growth of 2D conducting copper for CMOS interconnect”, Chem. Sci., 2022,13, 713-725.
Luiza Wasiewska; Ian Seymour, Bernardo Patella, Rosalinda Inguanta, Catherine M. Burgess, Geraldine Duffy, Alan O'Riordan, “Reagent free electrochemical-based detection of silver ions at interdigitated microelectrodes using in-situ pH control”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (Elsevier), Volume 333, 2021, 129531, ISSN 0925-4005.
Simone Iadanza; Marco Clementi, Sebastian A. Schulz, Giulia Urbinati, Dario Gerace, Liam O’Faloain & Matteo Galli, “Thermo-optically induced transparency on a photonic chip”, Nature's Light: Science & Applications, volume 10, Article number: 240 (2021).
Marcelo Saito Nogueira; Michael Raju, Katarzyna Komolibus, Konstantin Grygoryev and Stefan Andersson-Engels, “Assessment of tissue biochemical and optical scattering changes due to hypothermic organ preservation: a preliminary study in mouse organs”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Volume 54, Number 37, 2021 (Special Issue on Translational Biophotonics).
Rising Talent (Year 3)
Eoghan Vaughan; Pei Shee Tan, Jahidul Islam, Niall Burke, Daniela Iacopino and Joanna B. Tierney, “Laser Scribing Fabrication of Graphitic Carbon Biosensors for Label-Free Detection of Interleukin-6”, Nanomaterials (MDPI) 2021, 11 (8), 2110.
Meena Baskaran; Brendan Roycroft, Meena Baskaran, David McMahon, and Brian Corbett, “Laser to Laser power conversion with remote signaling”, Optics Express (Optica) 29, 16611-16618 (2021).
Rising Talent (Year 2)
Nadeem Rather; Buckley, John; O'Flynn, Brendan; Pigeon, Melusine, “A Novel RCS based CRFID Tag Design”, 16th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2022)/ Madrid, Spain.
Zhongzheng Wang; Aidan Murphy, Alan O’Riordan, and Ivan O’Connell, “Equivalent Impedance Models for Electrochemical Nanosensor-Based Integrated System Design”, MDPI – Sensors 21(9), 3259 (2021).
Andrea Pacheco; Konstantin Grygoryev, Walter Messina, Stefan Andersson-Engels, “Lung tissue phantom mimicking pulmonary optical properties, relative humidity, and temperature: a tool to analyze the changes in oxygen gas absorption for different inflated volumes”, Journal of Biomedical Optics 27(7), 074707 (2021).
Arbresha Muriqi; Maarit Karppinen, and Michael Nolan, “Role of terminal groups in aromatic molecules on the growth of Al2O3-based hybrid materials”, Dalton Transactions, 2021,50, 17583-17593.
Eoin Russell; Brian Corbett, Fatima Gunning, “Gain switched dual frequency comb at 2 μm”, Optics Express (Optica), Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 5213-5221 (2022).
Hasan Ahmadian Baghbaderani; Ansar Masood, Kenny L. Alvarez, Cian Ó’Mathúna, Paul McCloskey, Plamen Stameno, “CALPHAD-assisted development of in-situ nanocrystallised melt-spun Co-Fe-B alloy with high Bs (1.57 T) Journal of Alloys and Compounds”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 877, 5 October 2021, 160194.
Iman Ranjbar Jahromi; Gediminas Juska, Simone Varo, Francesco Basso Basset, Francesco Salusti, Rinaldo Trotta, Agnieszka Gocalinska, Francesco Mattana, and Emanuele Pelucchi, “Optical properties and symmetry optimization of spectrally (excitonically) uniform site-controlled GaAs pyramidal quantum dots”, Applied Physics Letters 118, 073103 (2021).
Md Jahidul Islam; Pei Shee Tan, Eoghan Vaughan, Niall Burke, Daniela Iacopino, and Joanna B. Tierney, “Laser Scribing Fabrication of Graphitic Carbon Biosensors for Label-Free Detection of Interleukin-6”, Nanomaterials (MDPI) 2021, 11 (8), 2110.