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Dr Catherine Lenihan Profile

Education:

2012      PhD from University of Limerick under the supervision of Dr David Corcoran and Dr Ian Clancy. The title of my PhD Thesis is A Molecular Dynamics Exploration of the Properties of Bulk and Nanosized Single-Crystal Copper.

2005      BSc (Applied Physics) from University of Limerick.

2003      National Diploma in Photonics from IT Tralee.

 

Postdoctoral positions:

Feb 2014-present             Energy Storage and Semiconductor Technology Group under the supervision of Prof Noel Buckley and Dr Robert Lynch

Jan 2012- Jan 2014          Charles Parsons Initiative under the supervision of Prof Noel Buckley

 

Research Experience:

Molecular dynamics modelling.

Electrochemical and spectroscopic methods to analyse electrolytes for vanadium flow batteries.

Membrane transport in flow batteries.

Modelling of hybrid energy systems.

 

Publications:

Journals              

D. Noel Buckley, D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin, S. Albu, and R. P. Lynch, Measurement and Computer Simulation Stability in Vanadium Flow Batteries, Journal of  Power Sources, to be submitted, (2017)

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley, Effects of Temperature and Composition on Catholyte Stability in Vanadium Flow Batteries: Measurement and Modelling, Journal of The Electrochemical Society,  164(9), A2101-A2109 (2017).

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley, Measurements of V Precipitation Times and Simulation of the Stability of Catholytes in Vanadium Flow Batteries, MRS  Advances, pp.1-6, (2017)

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley,  Communication—Observation of Arrhenius Behavior of Catholyte Stability in Vanadium Flow Batteries,  Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 163 (14) A2919 (2016).(Letter)

Cattleya Petchsingh, Nathan Quill, Jennifer T. Joyce, Deirdre Ní Eidhin, Daniela Oboroceanu, Catherine Lenihan, Xin Gao, Robert P. Lynch, D. Noel Buckley. Spectroscopic Measurement of State of Charge in Vanadium Flow Batteries with an Analytical Model of VIV-VV Absorbance. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016 volume 163, issue 1, A5068-A5083.

 

Eric Chason, Alison Engwall, Fei Pei, Manon Lafouresse , Ugo Bertocci , Gery Stafford, Joseph A. Murphy, Catherine Lenihan and D. Noel Buckley, Understanding Residual Stress in Electrodeposited Cu Thin Films    J. Electrochem. Soc. 2013 volume 160, issue 12, D3285-D3289

 

Conference Transactions

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley Effect of Additives on the Kinetics of Precipitation of VV from Catholytes in Vanadium Flow Batteries, ECS Transactions, 77 (11) 107-115 (2017).

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley Arrhenius Variation of Precipitation Time for VV in Vanadium Flow Batteries, ECS Transactions, 75 (18) 49-63 (2017).

Nathan Quill, Cattleya Petchsingh, Robert P. Lynch, Xin GaoDaniela Oboroceanu, Deirdre Ní Eidhin, Marcus O'Mahony, Catherine Lenihan,D. Noel Buckley. Factors Affecting Spectroscopic State-of-Charge Measurements of Positive and Negative Electrolytes in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. ECS Trans. 2015 volume 64, issue 18, 23-39

Michael O'Grady, Catherine Lenihan, Denis Noel Buckley. Stress and Microstructure in Electrodeposited Copper Nanofilms and the Effect of Chloride and Polyethylene Glycol (PEG).   ECS Trans. 2013 volume 45, issue 22, 1-13

 

D. Noel Buckley, Michael O'Grady, Catherine Lenihan.  (Keynote) In Situ AFM Imaging and Stress Measurements during Interruption of Electrochemical Deposition of Copper Nanofilms  ECS Trans. 2013 volume 52, issue 1, 613-618

 

Michael O'Grady, Catherine Lenihan, Denis Noel Buckley. Surface Morphology and Stress in Electrodeposited Copper Nanofilms. ECS Trans. 2013 volume 50, issue 52, 43-53.

 

Lenihan C, Corcoran D, Nakahara, Molecular Dynamics Simulation of a Metal Crystal under Stress.    S. AIP Conf Proceedings 945 (11) 2007.

Oral and Poster Presentations

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley, Quantitative Study of the Effect of Additives on Precipitation of VV from VFB Catholytes, Manchester, 2017. Poster.

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, Deirdre Ní Eidhin,S. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. Noel Buckley, Effect of Additives on the Kinetics of Precipitation of VV from Catholytes in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries, 231st ECS Meeting, New Orleans, USA, (2017). Oral presentation.

D. Oboroceanu, N. Quill, C. Lenihan, D. Ní Eidhin, S. P. Albu, R. P. Lynch, and D. N. Buckley, Materials Research Society  Symposium ES2: Materials Challenges for Flow-Based Energy Conversion and Storage(MRS), Boston, Massachusetts, 2016. Oral presentation.