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Dr. Tadhg Kennedy

BSC PhD

Biography

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

Award

  • 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

Publications

Book Chapter

2015

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 Contribution

2015

Microscopy Society of Ireland Conference 2015
Tadhg Kennedy, Michael Brandon, Emma Mullane, Kevin M Ryan

2014

2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
Tadhg Kennedy, Kevin M Ryan

2014
2013

EuroNanoForum 2013
Tadhg Kennedy, Kevin M Ryan

2013

2013 E-MRS Spring Meeting
Tadhg Kennedy, Kevin M Ryan

2013

Intel Ireland Research Conference 2013
Tadhg Kennedy, Kevin M Ryan

2012

Intel Ireland Research Conference
Tadhg Kennedy, Kevin M Ryan

2012

Electrochem 2012: Electrochemical Horizons
Tadhg Kennedy, Kevin M Ryan

2011

Intel European Research and Innovation Conference
Tadhg Kennedy, Emma Mullane, Hugh Geaneay, Kevin M Ryan

Conference Publication

2014

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

2013

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

2013

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

2020

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

2019

Highlighting the importance of full-cell testing for high performance anode materials comprising Li alloying nanowires
Geaney H.;Bree G.;Stokes K.;McCarthy K.;Kennedy T.;Ryan K.
Journal Of The Electrochemical Society DOI: 10.1149/2.0291913jes

2019

Enhancing the performance of germanium nanowire anodes for Li-ion batteries by direct growth on textured copper
Geaney, Hugh and Bree, Gerard and Stokes, Killian and Collins, Gearoid A and Aminu, Ibrahim Saana and Kennedy, Tadhg and Ryan, Kevin M
Chemical Communications

2019

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

2019

Tunable Core--Shell Nanowire Active Material for High Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anodes Comprised of PECVD Deposited aSi on Directly Grown Ge Nanowires
Stokes, Killian and Boonen, Wil and Geaney, Hugh and Kennedy, Tadhg and Borsa, Dana and Ryan, Kevin M
ACS applied materials & interfaces

2017

Behavior of germanium and silicon nanowire anodes with ionic liquid electrolytes
Kim, Guk-Tae and Kennedy, Tadhg and Brandon, Michael and Geaney, Hugh and Ryan, Kevin M and Passerini, Stefano and Appetecchi, Giovanni B
ACS nano

2017
2017

Behavior of Germanium and Silicon Nanowire Anodes with Ionic Liquid Electrolytes
Kim, GT,Kennedy, T,Brandon, M,Geaney, H,Ryan, KM,Passerini, S,Appetecchi, GB
Acs Nano DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b01705

2017

Direct Synthesis of Alloyed Si1--x Ge x Nanowires for Performance-Tunable Lithium Ion Battery Anodes
Stokes, Killian and Geaney, Hugh and Flynn, Grace and Sheehan, Martin and Kennedy, Tadhg and Ryan, Kevin M
ACS nano

2016
2015

High density and patternable growth of silicon, germanium and alloyed SiGe nanowires by a rapid anneal protocol
Bezuidenhout, M,Kennedy, T,Belochapkine, S,Guo, Y,Mullane, E,Kiely, PA,Ryan, KM
Journal Of Materials Chemistry C DOI: 10.1039/c5tc01389e

2014

A rapid, solvent-free protocol for the synthesis of germanium nanowire lithium-ion anodes with a long cycle life and high rate capability
Mullane, Emma and Kennedy, Tadhg and Geaney, Hugh and Ryan, Kevin M
ACS applied materials & interfaces

2014

High-performance germanium nanowire-based lithium-ion battery anodes extending over 1000 cycles through in situ formation of a continuous porous network
Kennedy, Tadhg and Mullane, Emma and Geaney, Hugh and Osiak, Michal and O’Dwyer, Colm and Ryan, Kevin M
Nano letters

2013

Synthesis of tin catalyzed silicon and germanium nanowires in a solvent--vapor system and optimization of the seed/nanowire interface for dual lithium cycling
Mullane, Emma and Kennedy, Tadhg and Geaney, Hugh and Dickinson, Calum and Ryan, Kevin M
Chemistry of Materials

2012

High Density Growth of Indium seeded Silicon Nanowires in the Vapor phase of a High Boiling Point Solvent
Geaney, Hugh and Kennedy, Tadhg and Dickinson, Calum and Mullane, Emma and Singh, Ajay and Laffir, Fathima and Ryan, Kevin M
Chemistry of Materials

2012

High Density Growth of Indium seeded Silicon Nanowires in the Vapor phase of a High Boiling Point Solvent
Geaney, H,Kennedy, T,Dickinson, C,Mullane, E,Singh, A,Laffir, F,Ryan, KM
Chemistry Of Materials DOI: 10.1021/cm301023j