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Dr. David Mc Closkey

Ussher Assistant Professor (Physics)
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David McCloskey is currently the Ussher Assistant Professor of the Science of Energy and Energy systems at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He leads the Nanothermal research group, in the school of Physics at Trinity College Dublin. His current research interests include, waste heat harvesting, time and frequency domain thermal imaging techniques, thermoelectrics, thermal interface materials, heat exchangers, plasmonics, heat transfer in 2D materials, diamond photonics, optical microresonaotors , near field optics, heat transport on nanoscale, and nanofabrication (EBL, UV litho, FIB, Helium ion microscopy and lithography). He is developing a multidisciplinary masters program in the science of energy hosted across the Schools of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Geology. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, and his PhD in Experimental optics from the same institute in 2012, working with Prof. John Donegan. In his thesis work he studied electromagnetic scattering from non-spherical micron scale dielectric particles. He also studied whispering gallery modes and visible light integrated optics in silicon nitride. After completing his PhD, David worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a number of academic and industrial projects related to electromagnetism and thermal transport. In particular he has worked in collaboration with Western Digital Corporation on the optical design of heat assisted magnetic recording heads for the next generation of magnetic hard-drives. Other projects include sub-micron resolution thermal imaging of III-V diode lasers, with Nokia/ Bell Labs. He has worked as a visiting researcher in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Institut Fresnel, Marseille, and NUIG in Galway.
  Solar, Thermoelectric Conversion   THERMAL DIFFUSIVITY   THERMAL ENERGY   THERMAL MANAGEMENT   Thermal radiation   THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY   Thermoelectric Generators   Thermoelectricity   THERMOELECTRIC-POWER   Thermoreflectance   ULTRAFAST PROCESSES
 Thermal Properties of Metallic Nanowires: Determining the Ultimate Limit in Miniaturisation of Metallic Electrical Interconnects
 Heating in GaN Electronics
 Visible Light Scattering from micron scale silicon nitride structures
 Quantitative Temperature mapping in metallic nanowires

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Member of the optical society of America (OSA), and the Institute of Physics(IOP).
Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Lochlainn, S.N. and Bello, F. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C. and Petford-Long, A.K. and Donegan, J.F. and McCloskey, D., A Comparison of Metal Adhesion Layers for Au Films in Thermo-Plasmonic Applications, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, California United States, May, 2019, pp8749722-, Notes: [paper JW2A.66], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
John J. Gough , Niall McEvoy, Maria O'Brien, John McManus, Jorge Garcia-Coindreau, Alan P. Bell, David McCloskey, Calin Hrelescu, Georg S. Duesberg, and A. Louise Bradley, Dependence of Photocurrent Enhancements in Hybrid Quantum Dot-MoS2 Devices on Quantum Dot Emission Wavelength, ACS Photonics, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C. and McGuinness, C. and Rezvani, E. and Downing, C. and Daly, D. and Petford-Long, A.K. and Bello, F. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Less is more: Improved thermal stability and plasmonic response in Au films via the use of SubNanometer Ti Adhesion Layers, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, (7), 2019, p7607-7614 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Chuan Zhong, Patrick Flanigan, Nicolás Abadía, Brian Jennings, Frank Bello, Gwenael Atcheson, Jing Li, Jian-Yao Zheng, Richard Hobbs, David McCloskey and John F. Donegan, High Coupling Efficiency Adiabatic Near-field Transducer for (HAMR), 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018, CLEO: Applications and Technology, 2018, OSA, 2018, pp1- , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brian D. Jennings, David McCloskey, Alexander Krichevsky, Christopher Wolf, Frank Bello, Ertuğrul Karademir, and John F. Donegan, Planar Focusing Element Based on Scattering Structures in a Dielectric Waveguide, 2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018, CLEO: Applications and Technology, 2018, OSA, 2018, pp1- , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bello, F. and Orbrien, S. and McCloskey, D.M. and Donegan, J.F., Designing thin-film metamaterials by tuning effective ENZ behavior, 2018-November, (8570267), 2018, pp43-44 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gough, J.J. and McEvoy, N. and O'Brien, M. and Bell, A.P. and McManus, J. and McCloskey, D. and Boland, J.B. and Coleman, J.N. and Duesberg, G.S. and Louise Bradley, A., Nonradiative Energy Transfer and Photocurrent Enhancements in Hybrid Quantum Dot-MoS2 Devices, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2018-July, 2018, pp8473673-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Abbott, W.M. and Murray, C.P. and Zhong, C. and Smith, C.M. and McCloskey, D. and Donegan, J.F., Improved Performance Thermal Stability in Plasmonic Films with Thinner Adhesion Capping Layers, (8426364), 2018, Notes: [cited By 2], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gough, J.J. and McEvoy, N. and O'Brien, M. and Bell, A.P. and McCloskey, D. and Boland, J.B. and Coleman, J.N. and Duesberg, G.S. and Bradley, A.L., Dependence of Photocurrent Enhancements in Quantum Dot (QD)-Sensitized MoS2 Devices on MoS2 Film Properties, Advanced Functional Materials, 28, (13), 2018, p1706149-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nicolás Abadía, Frank Bello, Chuan Zhong, Patrick Flanigan, David M. McCloskey, Christopher Wolf, Alexander Krichevsky, Daniel Wolf, Fenghua Zong, Alireza Samani, David V. Plant, and John F. Donegan, Optical and thermal analysis of the light-heat conversion process employing an antennabased hybrid plasmonic waveguide for HAMR, Optics Express, 26, (2), 2018, p1752-1765 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
  

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Waste heat harvesting, time and frequency domain thermal imaging techniques, thermoelectrics, thermal interface materials, heat exchangers, plasmonics, heat transfer in 2D materials, diamond photonics, optical microresonaotors , near field optics, heat transport on nanoscale, and nanofabrication (EBL, UV litho, FIB, Helium ion microscopy and lithography). He is developing a multidisciplinary masters program in the science of energy hosted across the Schools of Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Geology.