Dr Kieran Deasy
Kieran Deasy is originally from Union Hall, a small fishing village on the south coast of Ireland.
Kieran graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology with a BSc. (Hons) in Applied Physics and Instrumentation, where his final year project was entitled "Calibration and Applications of an Infra-Red Analysis System". This project increased his interest in the interaction between light and matter, and motivated him to join the Quantum Optics Group, based in Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. There he did his PhD entitled "Quantum Engineering of Laser-Cooled Atoms: Experiments and Theory". For which the work was based on probing a cloud of cold 85Rb atoms in a magneto-optical trap configuration (the first such cold atom trap in Ireland), with a tapered optical fibre with a diameter smaller than 1 µm. This allowed characteristics of the cold atom cloud to be determined by monitoring fluorescence photons from the cold atom cloud which coupled to the guided mode of the fibre.
Keen to continue investigating the interaction between light and matter, he has now joined the EPMM under the supervision of Prof. David Lidzey as an Experienced Marie Curie Fellow, working on the Icarus project. This work involves looking at hybrid organic and inorganic micro-/nano- cavities.
In his spare time he enjoys going to the cinema, playing gaelic football and swimming.