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Prof. Micheál D. Scanlon

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Principal Investigator at the Bernal Institute,
Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Sciences,
University of Limerick.

Prof. Scanlon is an electrochemist and a leader in the field of  electrochemistry at immiscible liquid-liquid or “soft” interfaces. In 2016, he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, allowing him to develop a world-class laboratory to study electrified soft interfaces for energy conversion and storage applications.




2022-present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland.

2020-2022: Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland.

2017-2020: Lecturer (tenured), Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland.

2014-2016: SFI Starting Investigator. Department of Chemistry, University College Cork, Ireland.

2011–2014: Postdoctoral Researcher. Laboratoire d'Electrochimie et Physique Analytique (LEPA), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Mentor: Prof. Hubert H. Girault.

2009–2011: Postdoctoral Researcher. Bioelectrochemistry and Biocatalysis Research Group, Materials and Surface Institute (MSSi), University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland. Mentor: Prof. Edmond Magner.


2005–2009: PhD in Electrochemistry at Electrified Soft Interfaces. Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland. Supervisor: Prof. Damien W.M. Arrigan.

2001-2005: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSc. Chem.), 1st Class Honours. University College Cork, Ireland.


"Champion of EU Research" by Enterprise Ireland (2017).

Ronald Belcher Award (2009) from the RSC Analytical Division Awards Committee.

The Reilly Prize (2005) awarded to the top undergraduate student in Chemistry by University College Cork.

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