Dr Barry Murphy

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Current work

I'm a postdoctoral research fellow in Trinity College Dublin. For the past 4 years or so I've been working on a commercialisation project funded by Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. The project focuses on monitoring and analytics of power distribution grid assets, and we hope to launch commercially in the next few months. Check out our website here.

My current fundamental research is focussed on the growth of graphene on low-cost substrates.


I earned a B.A. Moderatorship in Physics & Computer Simulation from Trinity College Dublin in 2009, and joined the TCD Applied Physics Research Group as a PhD student later that year. In 2013 I defended my PhD thesis, titled The Physico-Chemical Properties of Fullerenes and Porphyrin Derivatives Deposited on Conducting Surfaces, which can be downloaded here: 

My main expertise is in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Ultra-high Vacuum (UHV), as well as the simulation of physical systems by Density Functional Theory (DFT), Finite Element Methods (FEM), and SPICE electronics modelling. I am also heavily involved in fundraising for the group.

Check out my research page for my latest publications.