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Fiona Barry

PhD Researcher


Fiona Barry is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Tyndall National Institute in Cork.

She graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with Forensic Science in 2014, during which she had the opportunity to complete her final year project at Tyndall National Institute as part of the Life Science Interface group, working on an EU funded project for the development of a dissolved oxygen sensor for water quality monitoring in rural India.

In 2016, she received her Master’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry from UCC, with a thesis on ‘Miniaturized AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures in CO2 Sensing Applications’, based on research undertaken at the Imec-nl in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

After completing her degree she commenced an internship in Tyndall National Institute initially as part of the Electrochemical Materials and Energy group working on the use of nanoporous gold modified micro-disc arrays for drug analysis before moving to the Speciality Products and Services group to work on process optimisation of electrodeposition and etching for magnetics on silicon devices.

Currently, she is a PhD researcher in the Electrochemical Materials and Energy group in Tyndall National Institute under the supervision of Dr James Rohan. In collaboration with Analog Devices, the primary focus of her research is the design and fabrication of electrochemical sensors.


PhD Researcher Tyndall National Institute