Dr. Aidan McDonald
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Aidan hails from Dublin, Ireland. He obtained a first class honours degree from Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, in 2002. From 2003 until early 2008 he performed Ph.D. research in the group of Prof. Dr. Gerard van Koten at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. From 2008 until 2012 he was a Postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. Lawrence Que, Jr., at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
In 2012 Aidan was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, and was recently (2017) promoted to Associate Professor. Aidan was the holder of a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellowship (2009-11) and was previously a Marie Curie Career Integration fellow (2013-17). In late 2015 Aidan was awarded an ERC starting grant, and in late 2016 an SFI/Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Aidan was recently (2017) elected as a member of the Young Academy of Europe. Aidan was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship for 2017.

Aidan’s research group’s interests revolve around exploring the reactivity of high-valent late transition metal oxidants and in AMBER the functionalisation and application of 2-dimensional nanomaterials.

Staff

  • Keith Alden
  • Dr Lorraine Byrne
  • Deirdre Caden
  • Brian Callagy
  • Mary Colclough
  • James Doyle
  • Dr Colm Faulkner
  • Emma Leahy
  • Colm McAtamney
  • Cathal McAuley
  • Brendan Ring
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Keith Alden
Business Development Manager
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Dr Lorraine Byrne
Executive Director
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Deirdre Caden
AMBER Funding Manager
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Brian Callagy
IP Contracts & Commercialisation Manager
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Mary Colclough
Comms, Outreach & Public Affairs Manager
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James Doyle
Project Manager
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Dr Colm Faulkner
Business Development Executive
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Emma Leahy
EU Grants Manager
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Colm McAtamney
AMBER General Manager
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Cathal McAuley
AML Operations Manager
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Brendan Ring
Head of Business Development
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Vacancies

  • Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications
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Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications

EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers of any nationality and residing worldwide, seeking a prestigious career development fellowship based in one of ten of Ireland’s third-level institutes. EDGE aims to form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT and develop their skill set to actively interact, collaborate and engage with industry. EDGE fellows will be researchers who are technically strong in their own discipline and capable of performing high-value, interdisciplinary research. The fellowships will provide researchers with the opportunity to work closely with their choice of academic and industry partners relevant to their research, training and professional career development objectives.

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