Dr. Bryan Kelleher
I am originally from Cork and attended UCC as an undergraduate student, graduating with a Joint Honours Degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1998. I subsequently completed a Masters in Physics under the supervision of Niall Ó Murchadha in 1999. Following this I move to Cambridge University, taking Part III (of the Mathematical Tripos), graduating in 2000. I then returned to Cork and completed my PhD in Physics in 2003 - again under the supervision of Niall Ó Murchadha – in which I considered the implementation of conformal invariance in general relativity and the implications for the initial value problem. I then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of British Columbia in Vancouver working under the supervision of Bill Unruh. I returned to Cork in 2006 and worked in Tyndall National Institute and Cork Institute of Technology until moving to my current position in the Department of Physics. I also remain an Academic Member of Tyndall National Institute. My research focusses on non-linear dynamics, and primarily the non-linear dynamics of semiconductor lasers. Recently, motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic, I have also started to work on the modelling of epidemic spreading.