I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 13 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the New Materials Zone.
The New Materials Zone is supported by Science Foundation Ireland.
Meet the scientists:
Tríona Kennedy | Industry and private sector, Stryker Ireland
I use 3D metal printers to make parts for the spine, hips, knees and other parts of the body.
Simone Iadanza | PhD Student, Cork Institute of Technology
I build very small structures on pieces of thin flattened material that are then used to better trap light and release it as a laser beam.
Kieran Joyce | PhD Student, CURAM, NUI Galway
I design medical devices to replace the discs in the spine when they wear down as we get older.
Julia Savioli | PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin
I use supercomputers to simulate and investigate the behaviour of new materials that can convert oxygen (from the air we breathe!) into electricity.
Hugh Manning | Postdoctoral, AMBER, Trinity College Dublin
I use lots of tiny silver wires that all connect together like spaghetti to make things like touch screens, solar cells, transparent heaters…
Emily Growney Kalaf | Postdoctoral, National University of Ireland Galway
How to train your robot – I am looking at how to make brain implants that can think and remember just like the brain does!
- The Kings Hospital, Dublin
- St Caimin’s Community School, Clare
- Scoil Mhuire, Galway
- S N An Phairtin Mixed, Clare
- Our Lady Queen Of Apostles, Dublin
- Moyle Park College, Dublin
- Mount Anville Secondary School, Dublin
- Coola Post Primary School, Sligo
- Coláiste Naomh Feichín, Galway
- Coláiste Éanna, Dublin
- Coláiste Chilliain, Dublin
- Coláiste Bríde, Dublin
- Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Galway