Roles

College

Official Fellow

Director of Studies in Engineering (Part IIA and METI)   

Tutor                                   

University

Reader

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

BA, PhD (Trinity College Dublin), CPhys, FInstP

Colm Durkan

Engineering

Research and Teaching Interests

Research

I work on the foundations of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and have developed a range of experimental tools that we can use to probe the properties of matter at the nanoscale.  This work spans the range from being highly theoretical to highly applied, and I have been engaging with and funded by big industry (Samsung, Nokia, Canon & BP) for a number of years.  I have a keen interest in Applied Quantum mechanics and have written a book about it, the second edition of which I am currently working on.  I am passionate about getting the message of the power of Nanoscience across and speak regularly on the subject.

Teaching

At the Engineering Department, I lecture the first year students on Electrical Engineering, and the final year students on Nanoscience and Quantum Mechanics.  I also supervise at College, and see first and second year students every week to help them with Electrical Engineering

Other

As well as University and College work, I have set up two businesses that supply equipment and consultancy to the Nanotech community