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Louise McGrath

PhD Researcher

Louise McGrath is a PhD researcher at CONNECT in Tyndall National Institute where she works within within the Electrochemical Materials and Energy group.

She is currently working on nanomaterial-based devices for advanced energy storage and delivery for applications in smart sensors.

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with Forensic Science from UCC in 2014 which included a final year research project investigating electrochemical redox reactions. After completing her degree she was awarded a research internship under the supervision of Dr James Rohan in the Electrochemical Materials and Energy group in Tyndall. Her work focused on the electrodeposition of novel materials for future interconnect applications in integrated circuit devices.

Her research interests include electrochemical materials processing and device fabrication for micro/nanoelectronics and energy storage. She is investigating micro and nanoscale materials for advanced energy storage including novel electrolyte combinations based on ionic liquids.

Her other interests include public engagement and scientific outreach and since starting her PhD she has engaged in numerous outreach activities including iWish, Famelab, MakerDojo, ‘I’m a scientist‘ and the Cork Electronics Industry Association Transition Year Programme Energy workshops hosted at Tyndall.

PhD Researcher Tyndall National Institute