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.
- 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
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
Kennedy, Tadhg and Mullane, Emma and Geaney, Hugh and Osiak, Michal and O'Dwyer, Colm and Ryan, Kevin M
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
Tunable Core-Shell Nanowire Active Material for High Capacity Li-Ion Battery Anodes Comprised of PECVD Deposited aSi on Directly Grown Ge Nanowires
Stokes K.;Boonen W.;Geaney H.;Kennedy T.;Borsa D.;Ryan K.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b03931
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
Advances in the Application of Silicon and Germanium Nanowires for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries
Tadhg Kennedy, Michael Brandon, Kevin M. Ryan