Dr Tadhg Kennedy is a lecturer and principal investigator in the Department of Chemical Sciences in the University of Limerick. His research laboratory is situated within the Bernal Institute, of which he is a member. He is a graduate of the University of Limerick and was awarded a BSc in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry in 2011 and a PhD in Chemistry in 2016. Dr Kennedy’s research involves the development of nanostructured materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries. Dr Kennedy has been successful in securing >€2.4M from national, international and industry sources as either PI or co-applicant in the last 3 years. He is coordinator of the TRIDENT project, which is a large-scale collaborative research project funded by the Irish Government through the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The goal of the project is to develop a low-cost, high-performance sodium-ion smart battery system for residential energy storage. Dr Kennedy’s other research interests lie in the development of polymer nanocomposites with enhanced electrical properties. He is currently principal investigator on a grant from Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Partnership Programme to develop a class a polyimide nanocomposites for digital isolation applications.
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