James N. O'Shea
James N. O’Shea was born in Wales, UK, in 1974. He received his B.S. degree with honors in applied chemistry, in 1995, and his Ph.D. degree in surface science in 1998, both from the University of Wales, Cardiff, the UK. He then moved to a research position in Fysik 5 at the Uppsala University, Sweden, where he studied small organic molecules on oxide surfaces and the production of mass-selected metal clusters. In 2001, he moved to the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, where he took up a lectureship position in 2002 following a period of research into the interaction of fullerenes with semiconductor surfaces. He has been serving as an Associate Professor since 2011. His research currently focuses on the study of large, fragile, and nonvolatile molecules on surfaces under UHV conditions, investigating the charge transfer and chemical interactions in the context of dye-sensitized solar cells and water splitting surfaces. He can often be found at the MAX-lab synchrotron radiation facility in Sweden performing X-ray absorption and photoemission experiments on one of the soft X-ray beamlines. He acts currently as the Chair of the Institute of Physics Thin Films and Surfaces Group and Secretary of the IOP Applied Physics and Technology Division.
Biography Updated on 21 January 2013