Dr. Hugo Nolan
Dr. Hugo Nolan received his BA (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2010 in the Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials. As part of his studies, he completed a research project in the Centre for Research for Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) which involved the use of graphene and carbon nanotube modified electrodes for electrochemical sensing applications. He returned to CRANN for his PhD studies, which were completed in 2014 and which involved the use of nanostructured graphitic and inorganic layered materials for electrochemical sensing and energy applications. This work chiefly involved the deposition, modification and characterisation of materials such as graphene, pyrolytic carbon and molybdenum disulfide.
After completing his PhD, Dr. Nolan spent a year working in Dublin City University at the National Centre for Sensor Research. This work involved the modification of electrodes with polyoxometalate-dye complexes for photoelectrochemical treatment of wastewater to removed persistent organic pollutants. This was followed by another stint in CRANN, working on the use of transition metal dichalcogenides for electrochemical water splitting.
Dr. Nolan joined the ACRG in January 2017 and brings his materials synthesis and characterisation experience to a project involving the synthesis of nanoparticle/hydrogel composites using atmospheric microplasma for biomedical applications.