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Dr Ian Clancy profile

Contact Information

Computational Physics
Department of Physics,
University of Limerick,
Phone: +353 61 202290

Email: ian.clancy@ul.ie



1999-2004       Ph.D. in computational and statistical physics, University of Limerick

1995-1999       BSc. in Applied Physics, University of Limerick



2008-Present   Lecturer, Dept of Physics & Energy, University of Limerick

2005-2008       Research Fellow, Stokes Institute, University of Limerick

2005                Assistant Lecturer, School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology

2004-2005       Research Fellow, Science Learning Centre, University of Limerick


Research Interests

  • Complex systems, phase transitions and criticality and nonlinear dynamics
  • Earthquakes
  • Electromigration



PH4171                    Mechanics

PH4042                   Thermal Physics

PH4031                   Physics for General Science 1


Selected Publications: Harvard Referencing System 2012

Amarandei, G. et al., 2012.
Pattern formation induced by an electric field in a polymer–air–polymer thin
film system. Soft Matter, 8(23), p.6333. Available at:


Dalton, E. et al., 2010. On-off
intermittency and criticality in early stage electromigration. Physical
Review Letters
, 104(21), p.214101. Available at: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.214101


Clancy, I. & Corcoran, D., 2009. State-variable friction for the Burridge-Knopoff model. Physical
Review E
, 80(1), p.016113. Available at: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.80.016113.


Clancy, I. & Corcoran, D., 2006. Burridge-Knopoff model: Exploration of dynamic phases. Physical
review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
, 73(4 Pt 2),
p.046115. Available at: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.73.046115.