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Prof Noel Buckley Profile

Contact Information:

Professor Emeritus

Department of Physics & Energy
University of Limerick, Ireland
Tel. +353-61-202902
Fax: +353-61-202423


Career Details:

Prof. D. N. Buckley is Chair of Physics at the University of Limerick, Ireland.  He is a Vice-President and Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and was formerly Chair of the Electronics Division of the Society.  He has served as an editor of both The Journal of the Electrochemical Society (1994 – 2004) and Electrochemical and Solid State Letters (1998 – 2004).  He is an internationally recognized leader in the application of physical science to state-of-the-art microelectronics and photonics technology with over 30 years of research experience including 17 years at Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill, NJ, USA). He has also held positions as Adjunct Professor at Cooper Union (New York) and College of St. Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ).  His principal research interests and activities are in the areas of metal and semiconductor thin films and nanostructures for electronic and photonic applications; III-V semiconductors; electrochemistry and electrodeposition.  He has organized over 20 international conferences, principally on compound semiconductors, and has over 70 research publications.


Research Interests:

Physics, chemistry and technology of metal and semiconductor thin films and nanostructures for electronic and photonic applications; compound semiconductors; electrochemistry and electrodeposition; structural, electrical and optical characteristics of films and interfaces.  Recent and current work is principally on gallium nitride and indium phosphide based semiconductors and electrodeposited copper metallization for damascene processes.


PH4217:  Integrated Optics
PH4218:  Optical Fibre Communications
PH4403:  Quantum Mechanics
PH4805:  Industrial Physics
PH5062:  Photonics Technology
PH5081:  Optical Fibre Systems



‘Effect of Electrolyte Concentration on Anodic Nanoporous Layer Growth forn-InP in Aqueous KOH’, R. Lynch, C. O’Dwyer and D. N. Buckley, ECS Trans., 2, (2006).

‘Real Time Observation by Atomic Force Microscopy of Spontaneous Recrystallization at Room Temperature in Electrodeposited Copper Metallization’, D. N. Buckley and S. Ahmed,  Electrochem. Solid State Lett,  6, C33 (2003).

‘In Situ Measurements of GaN Photoluminescence at Metal and Electrolyte Contacts’, E. Harvey, C. Heffernan, D.N. Buckley and C. O’Raifeartaigh, Appl. Phys. Lett., 81, 3191 (2002).