I am a Strategic Teaching Fellow in the Department of Physics, with interest in pedagogy and instructional design, especially using the instructional tools and technological solutions to implement active learning in Physics classes.
Before joining Imperial College in 2019, I was a lecturer in the Department of Physics at University College Cork, Ireland. I graduated from the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning in HE courses in UCC in 2017, 2018 and 2020, respectively. During the MA thesis, I researched the instructional tools for active learning in teaching Physics in a large classroom.
My research background is in Optics and Photonics. I was in Tyndall National Institute and UCC since 2008 when I started my PhD on dilute nitride semiconductors. My first postdoc was in the area of Nonlinear Dynamics of Coupled Semiconductor Lasers. Then I was working on the European Project PiezoMAT for two years, where I published the result of this work in Nano Energy journal. In 2016 I joined Integrated Photonics Group in Tyndall National Institute, where I worked on an SFI funded project focusing on the interaction between the coupled lasers in a Photonic Integrated Circuit.