Colm O'Dwyer was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1977. He received his B.S. degree in applied physics and Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Limerick in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research in nanotechnology and nanolithography using magneto-optically trapped, ultracold Cs atoms beams at the University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France followed by research on inorganic nanostructures for nanoelectronics and nanophotonics at Tyndall National Institute in Cork. From 2008 to 2012, he was a Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Lecturer on nanomaterials at the University of Limerick. He is Professor in Chemical Energy at the School of Chemistry, University College Cork and Principal Investigator at Tyndall National Institute and the Environmental Research Institute, leading the Applied Nanoscience Group. He serves as Chair of the Electronics & Photonics Division of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), and on the Board of Directors of ECS, and has organized >25 symposia in nanoscience, solid state science and semiconductor electrochemistry. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.