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Dr. Tadhg Kennedy


Tadhg studied Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry at undergraduate level before obtaining his PhD in Chemistry in the University of Limerick. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Sciences where his teaching interests lie in physical, analytical and inorganic chemistry.

Tadhg's research involves the development of high-capacity electrode materials for energy storage devices. His primary focus is on the application of nanostructured semiconductor anodes for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. He has considerable experience in the development of low-cost synthetic methods for lithium-alloying electrodes based on Si and Ge and the enhancement of their cycling performance through morphology control and electrolyte optimisation. Tadhg is currently involved in a large scale collaborative project with the FP7 involving 17 EU partners known as the Greenlion project with the main objective being the manufacture of greener and cheaper lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications.

Professional Activities


  • 2015 - MSSI Best Postgraduate Web of Science Journal Publication in 2014
  • 2014 - Irish Research Council Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations' Award
  • 2010 - Bristol Myers Squibb Gold Medal
  • 2010 - Advanced Scholar Award


Book Chapter


GREENLION Project: Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Low Cost Greener Li-Ion Batteries. In Electric Vehicle Batteries: Moving from Research towards Innovation
de Meatza, I.; Miguel, O.; Cendoya, I.; Kim, G.-T.; Löffler, N.; Laszczynski, N.; Passerini, S.; Schweizer, P. M.; Castiglione, F.; Mele, A.; Battista Appetecchi, G.; Moreno, M.; Brandon, M.; Kennedy, T.; Mullane, E.; Ryan, K. M.; Cantero, I.; Olive, M
Electric Vehicle Batteries: Moving from Research towards Innovation

Conference Publication


Meeting Abstracts
Kennedy, Tadhg and Mullane, Emma and Geaney, Hugh and Osiak, Michal and O'Dwyer, Colm and Ryan, Kevin M


ECS Transactions
Osiak M.;Khunsin W.;Armstrong E.;Kennedy T.;Sotomayor Torres C.;Ryan K.;O'Dwyer C.
Ecs Transactions DOI: 10.1149/05306.0053ecst


ECS Transactions
Osiak M.;Armstrong E.;Kennedy T.;Torres C.;Ryan K.;O'Dwyer C.
Ecs Transactions DOI: 10.1149/05310.0001ecst

Peer Reviewed Journal


Comparing nanoparticles for drug delivery: The effect of physiological dispersion media on nanoparticle properties
Ross A.M.;Kennedy T.;McNulty D.;Leahy C.I.;Walsh D.R.;Murray P.;Grabrucker A.M.;Mulvihill J.J.E.
Materials Science & Engineering C-Materials For Biological Applications DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2020.110985


Enhancing the performance of germanium nanowire anodes for Li-ion batteries by direct growth on textured copper
Geaney H.;Bree G.;Stokes K.;Collins G.;Aminu I.;Kennedy T.;Ryan K.
Chemical Communications DOI: 10.1039/c9cc03579f