We are a research group led by Dr Shelly Conroy, investigating thin film growth of the ferroelectric/ferroelastic boracites and in-situ 4DSTEM strain analysis.
Dr Shelly Conroy is a Royal Society University Research Fellow PI. She worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a permanent staff scientist before joining the University of Limerick as a Science Foundation Ireland Analog Devices Research Fellow (PI). Dr Conroy holds a PhD in AlN thin film growth for optoelectronic device applications and in-situ TEM from Tyndall National Institute and University College Cork Ireland.
Dr Conroy’s URF grant ‘Improper Ferroelectric Domain Wall Engineering for Dynamic Electronics’ is focused on thin film growth of the ferroelectric/ferroelastic boracites and in-situ 4DSTEM strain analysis. The project is in collaboration with the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SuperSTEM the EPSRC National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy.