Research Profile

Donagh O'Mahony

Biography

  • Staff Researcher, Tyndall National Institute UCC (2005-Present)
  • Wilhem Simon Fellow: Paul Scherrer Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2005)
  • Post Doctoral Researcher: Physics Department, Trinity College Dublin (2004-2005)
  • PhD Student: Physics Department, Trinity College Dublin (1999-2004)
  • BSc (Physics): Physics Department, U.C.C. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
EI IR-2011-0001Enterprise Irl01-JUN-1130-JAN-15€328,349.00
Shunt Diode for High Temperature OperationEuropean Space Agency01-JAN-1018-DEC-12
Energy for a Green Society - from Sustainable Harvesting to Smart Distribution. Equipments, Materials, Design solutions and their Applications.European Union01-JUN-1130-JAN-15€65,929.00
Advanced substrate engineering for high efficiency III-V solar cells.Science Foundation of Ireland01-JAN-1430-MAY-15€123,575.00
SFI DPP/13/71 ; Citizen Solar Scientist.Science Foundation of Ireland01-APR-1431-MAY-15€27,475.00
Commercial Case Feasiility Support Grant.Enterprise Irl15-AUG-1215-NOV-12€17,992.00
ESA 22531 WO02 COO29 InAIN StudyForeign Industry01-FEB-1425-SEP-14€19,733.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'Group III Nitrides'
Donagh O'Mahony & James Lunney (2006) 'Group III Nitrides' In: Rob Eason (eds). Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films: Applications-Led Growth of Functional Materials. London: Wiley.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2007)'Low-resistance Ni-based Schottky diodes on freestanding n-GaN'
Lewis, L and Corbett, B and O Mahony, D and Maaskant, PP (2007) 'Low-resistance Ni-based Schottky diodes on freestanding n-GaN'. Applied Physics Letters, 91 (16):162103-162103 [Details]
(2013)'InAlAs solar cell on a GaAs substrate employing a graded InxGa1-xAs-InP metamorphic buffer layer'
Mathews, I,O'Mahony, D,Gocalinska, A,Manganaro, M,Pelucchi, E,Schmidt, M,Morrison, AP,Corbett, B (2013) 'InAlAs solar cell on a GaAs substrate employing a graded InxGa1-xAs-InP metamorphic buffer layer'. Applied Physics Letters, 102 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Thermal stability of SiC Schottky diode anode and cathode metalisations after 1000 h at 350 degrees C'
O'Mahony, D,Duane, R,Campagno, T,Lewis, L,Cordero, N,Maaskant, P,Waldron, F,Corbett, B (2011) 'Thermal stability of SiC Schottky diode anode and cathode metalisations after 1000 h at 350 degrees C'. Microelectronics Reliability, 51 :904-908 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Patterning Submicrometer Thick Inorganic Nanoparticle Films by Solution Process and Application for Light Trapping in Solar Cells'
Li, SP,Xu, J,Wang, WS,Mathews, I,O'Mahony, D,Xu, YB,Roy, S (2014) 'Patterning Submicrometer Thick Inorganic Nanoparticle Films by Solution Process and Application for Light Trapping in Solar Cells'. IEEE Transactions On Nanotechnology, 13 :537-540 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Theoretical performance of multi-junction solar cells combining III-V and Si materials'
Mathews, I,O'Mahony, D,Corbett, B,Morrison, AP (2012) 'Theoretical performance of multi-junction solar cells combining III-V and Si materials'. Optics Express, 20 :754-764 [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2005Wilhem Simon Fellowship Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (CEAC), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)European Space Power Conference,
*Donagh O’Mahony(1), Ian Mathews(1, 2, 3), Agnieszka Gocalinska(1), Emanuele Pelucchi(1), Kevin Thomas(1), Alan P. Morrison(1, 2) and Brian Corbett(1) (2014) ESPC. [Poster Presentation], European Space Power Conference, Amsterdam , 14-APR-14 - 17-APR-14. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Staff Researcher/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1998university college cork BSCPhysics
2004Trinity College Dublin PhDPhysics

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Outreach Activities

 Description

Guest Speaker, Science Week, 2009

Co-ordinator, SFI Discover Project "CSI". www.solarscience.ie

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Microelectronics Reliability Referee01-JAN-08 - 17-NOV-14
Semiconductor Science And Technology Referee01-JAN-07 - 17-NOV-14

Other Activities

 Description

Organiser. Workshop on Solar Energy, Cork, 2013 (https://www.tyndall.ie/news/irish-solar-energy-workshop-held-tyndall-1) Conference Secretary, UK NItrides Consortium Winter Meeting, Cork, 2009

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Experimental Physics

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Ian Mathews PHD

Research Information

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Dr Mazhar Bari SolarPrintIRELAND

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