Dr Christopher Broderick awarded Charlemont Grant
Dr Christopher Broderick, a National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow in the Photonics Theory Group at the Tyndall National Institute, UCC, has been awarded a Charlemont Grant by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).
The RIA Charlemont Grant is an international research travel scheme awarded to outstanding early career researchers in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
This highly successful scheme is based on one of the RIA's fundamental missions, which is to identify and encourage excellence in research and scholarship and support the development of international links and collaborations by early career researchers
Under the supervision of Professor Eoin O'Reilly, Dr Broderick's current research focuses on developing the theory of novel group-IV semiconductor alloys to allow their properties to be tailored for applications in next-generation electronic, photonic and photovoltaic devices and is contributing to the understanding of the properties of emerging group-IV semiconductor alloys on a fundamental level. Dr Broderick will travel to the Quantum Photovoltaics Group at Imperial College London with his RIA Charlemont Grant, where he will collaborate with experimental researchers and software developers who are working on new material concepts to underpin improved solar cell technologies.