Head of Focas Research Institute, DIT
Bachelor of Arts (moderatorship) degree in Experimental Physics, from Trinity College Dublin in 1985.
PhD in Experimental Physics, from Trinity College Dublin, 1989
Postdoctoral research fellowship in Physics Department, Trinity College Dublin from October 1989- April 1991. Research Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, from April 1991-July 1995, funded in part by a Marie-Curie Fellowship.
Visiting Research Scientist at the National Institute of Materials and Chemistry Research, Tsukuba, Japan, October 1995- January 1996.
Appointed to staff of DIT in January 1996, as lecturer in the School of Physics. Seconded as manager of FOCAS at DIT in 2000. Awarded Honorary Professorship of DIT (internationally reviewed), December 2008.