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Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advance Data Storage

Research Profile: James McCloskey

James McCloskey 

I joined PIADS this September as an IPIC student in Tyndall National Institute.  I have just this year completed my degree in Physics and Mathematical Sciences in University College Cork, in which I received a first class honours. 

CDT PhD/EngD Project Title: Non-Classical Light Emission from Nitride Based Quantum Dots 

Supervisors: Dr Stefan Schulz, Dr Emanuele Pelucchi, Tyndall National Institute 

General Research/Science Interests: 
I’m interested in anything physics related!  I chose to work in photonics because of how broad it is as a field, and because of the interesting quantum mechanics involved.  The project I am doing involves many-body quantum mechanics calculations, which is what I’m primarily interested in.  I generally enjoy any maths-heavy physics and computational physics. 

Successful Funding: 
I am currently being funded by SFI for my PhD.  Previous scholarships that I have been awarded include the University College Cork Employability Scholarship and a funded studentship in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.  

CDT Involvement: 
I’m currently in my first year with the CDT, however I look forward to getting involved as a student buddy to help introduce next year’s IPIC students.  I am also looking forward to getting involved in more science communication. 

Contact me: 
LinkedIn: https://ie.linkedin.com/in/james-mccloskey-57714b196 

Any other info? 
I enjoy doing bits of physics in my spare time too!  A lot of my friends study different fields of physics which I enjoy talking about.  Generally, I still enjoy learning new things outside of my PhD.  That could be anything from science to history to economics.   

Testimonial: 
My favourite part of PIADS is the fact that everyone is so approachable.  People have all been very welcoming, from all three of the involved institutions.