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Dr. Ronán McCann completed his honours degree in Applied Physics in 2012 and graduated with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 for his thesis examining laser fabrication of functional microfluidic platforms. He has experience in a wide range of fields including plasma science, vacuum technology, laser systems and material science and metrology.

In 2022, he was appointed as Assistant Lecturer of Physics in the Department of Science. His research areas inclued laser-material interaction and nanoparticle production via Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution (LASiS), and metal additive manufacturing including process monitoring tools and closed-loop system control.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Dublin City University

Award Date: 01 Nov 2018


  • QC Physics
  • laser
  • nanomaterial
  • TS Manufactures
  • Additive manufacturing
  • 3d printing


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