Dr. Cormac McDonnell
Cormac joined the NEO Lab in April 2019 as a Postdoctoral Researcher working on THz and SHG generation from metasurfaces. He received his B.Sc. degree in Experimental Physics from The University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) in 2012. He completed a PhD in 2016 at the National Centre for Laser Applications at NUIG investigating laser ablation mechanisms of transparent conductive thin films using ultrashort laser pulses. In 2016 he joined M-Squared Lasers in Scotland as an applications engineer, participating in a number of EU project collaborations including HYPERIAS and LUSTRE. As part of this he undertook a number of guest research secondments to the University of Siegen Germany and St Andrews University Scotland. In 2018 he joined the Lasercenter at Munich University of Applied Sciences as a Postdoctoral Researcher working on pump-probe techniques for investigating the mechanisms of ultrashort laser-metal interactions.