Síle Nic Chormaic

Lecturer
Physics
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-2373 or 490 4864
E: s.nicchormaic@ucc.ie

Originally from Leixlip, Co. Kildare, I completed my BSc in Experimental and Mathematical Physics in St. Patrick's College Maynooth in 1990.  I then studied for an MSc by research on hydrogen-electron collisions and was awarded my MSc in 1992.  In 1994 I completed my Docteur en Physique from the Universite Paris-Nord on atom interferometry using hydrogen.  I then embarked on a postdoctoral tour working in the University of Innsbruck, The University of Melbourne and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Munich before returning to Ireland in 2000.  Since 2006 I am employed as a lecturer in the Physics Department, University College Cork.  In 2012 I relocated to OIST Graduate University, Japan where I head the Light-Matter Interactions Unit.  

The Quantum Optics Group is involved in the study of novel non-linear optical materials for the fabrication of microcavities that can be used for (i) non-linear optics, (ii) quantum optics and (iii) lasing devices. Through this research we have developed ultra-thin optical fibres with transmissions >90% for coupling light into the microcavities and have opened a new avenue of research to consider the interactions between laser-cooled rubidium atoms and the evanescent field of ultra-thin optical fibres. The rubidium atoms fluoresce preferentially into the guided modes of the ultra-thin fibre and the influence of the fibre surface on the resonance fluorescence lineshape can be studied. The interaction between cold atoms + ultra-thin fibres has significance for exploring fundamental quantum phenomena and provides a technique for manipulating and controlling few atoms with future applications in quantum information technologies.

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Nanostructured optical nanofibre for atom trapping'
M Daly, VG Truong, CF Phelan, K Deasy and S Nic Chormaic (2014) 'Nanostructured optical nanofibre for atom trapping'. New Journal of Physics, 16 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)'Two-qubit gate operation on selected nearest-neighbor neutral atom qubits'
E Hosseini Lapasar, K. Kasamatsu, S Nic Chormaic, T Takui, Y Kondo, M Nakahara and T Ohmi (2014) 'Two-qubit gate operation on selected nearest-neighbor neutral atom qubits'. Journal Of The Physical Society Of Japan, 83 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)'Investigation of a 85Rb dark MOT using an optical nanofibre'
L Russell, R Kumar, VB Tiwari and S Nic Chormaic (2014) 'Investigation of a 85Rb dark MOT using an optical nanofibre'. Measurement Science &Technology, 25 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)'Quasi-droplet microbubble for high resolution sensing applications'
Y Yang, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic (2014) 'Quasi-droplet microbubble for high resolution sensing applications'. Optics Express, 22 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)'Selective particle trapping and optical binding in the evanescent field of an optical nanofiber'
MC Frawley, I Gusachenko, VG Truong, M Sergides and S Nic Chormaic (2014) 'Selective particle trapping and optical binding in the evanescent field of an optical nanofiber'. Optics Express, 22 (13):16322-16334 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Highly sensitive temperature measurements with liquid-core microbubble resonators'
Y Yang, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic (2013) 'Highly sensitive temperature measurements with liquid-core microbubble resonators'. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 25 (23):2350-2353 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Measurements on release-recapture of cold Rb-85 atoms using an optical nanofibre'
L Russell, R Kumar, VB Tiwari and S Nic Chormaic (2013) 'Measurements on release-recapture of cold Rb-85 atoms using an optical nanofibre'. Optics Communications, 309 Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Spectroscopy, manipulation and trapping of neutral atoms, molecules, and other particles using optical nanofibers: A review'
M Morrissey, K Deasy, M Frawley, R Kumar, E Prel, L Russell,VG Truong and S Nic Chormaic (2013) 'Spectroscopy, manipulation and trapping of neutral atoms, molecules, and other particles using optical nanofibers: A review'. Sensors, 13 :10449-10481 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'TeraHz tuning of whispering gallery modes in a PDMS, stand-alone, stretchable microsphere'
R Madugani, Y Yang, J Ward, J Riordan, S Coppola, V Vespini, S Grilli, A Finizio, P Ferraro and S Nic Chormaic (2012) 'TeraHz tuning of whispering gallery modes in a PDMS, stand-alone, stretchable microsphere'. Optics Letters, 37 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Sub-Doppler temperature measurements of laser-cooled atoms using optical nanofibres'
L Russell, K Deasy, M Daly, M Morrissey and S Nic Chormaic (2012) 'Sub-Doppler temperature measurements of laser-cooled atoms using optical nanofibres'. Measurement Science &Technology, 23 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in Er:Yb doped glass microspheres to arbitrary probe wavelengths'
A Watkins, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic (2012) 'Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in Er:Yb doped glass microspheres to arbitrary probe wavelengths'. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 51 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Higher order mode propagation in an optical nanofiber'
M Frawley, A Petcu-Colan, V G Truong and S Nic Chormaic (2012) 'Higher order mode propagation in an optical nanofiber'. Optics Communications, 285 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'The Van der Waals interaction of an atom with the convex surface of a nanocylinder'
M Frawley, S Nic Chormaic and VG Minogin (2012) 'The Van der Waals interaction of an atom with the convex surface of a nanocylinder'. Physica Scripta, 85 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Observation of thermal feedback on the optical coupling noise of a microsphere attached to a low-spring-constant cantilever'
Y Wu, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic (2012) 'Observation of thermal feedback on the optical coupling noise of a microsphere attached to a low-spring-constant cantilever'. Physics Review A, 85 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Tapered few-mode fibers: mode evolution during fabrication and adiabaticity'
A. Petcu-Colan, M. Frawley and S. Nic Chormaic; (2011) 'Tapered few-mode fibers: mode evolution during fabrication and adiabaticity'. Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics &Amp; Materials, [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Single input spherical microbubble resonator'
A. Watkins, J. Ward, Y. Wu and S. Nic Chormaic; (2011) 'Single input spherical microbubble resonator'. Optics Letters, 36 [Details]
(2011)'The Van der Waals interaction of an atom with the convex surface of a nanocylinder'
M. Frawley, V. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic; (2011) 'The Van der Waals interaction of an atom with the convex surface of a nanocylinder'. Physica Scripta, [Details]
(2011)'Van der Waals interaction of a neutral atom with the surface of a metal or dielectric nanosphere'
R. Schmidt, S. Nic Chormaic and V. G. Minogin; (2011) 'Van der Waals interaction of a neutral atom with the surface of a metal or dielectric nanosphere'. Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, 44 [Details]
(2010)'Ultralow threshold green lasing and optical bistability in ZBNA (ZrF4-BaF2-NaF-AlF3) microspheres'
Wu, YQ; Ward, JM; Chormaic, SN; (2010) 'Ultralow threshold green lasing and optical bistability in ZBNA (ZrF4-BaF2-NaF-AlF3) microspheres'. Journal of Applied Physics, 107 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Van der Waals interaction of a neutral atom with the surface of a metal or dielectric nanosphere'
Schmidt, R; Nic Chormaic, S; Minogin, VG; (2010) 'Van der Waals interaction of a neutral atom with the surface of a metal or dielectric nanosphere'. Journal of Physics B, [Details]
(2010)'Manifestation of the van der Waals Surface Interaction in the Spontaneous Emission of Atoms into an Optical Nanofiber'
Minogin, VG; Nic Chormaic, Sile; (2010) 'Manifestation of the van der Waals Surface Interaction in the Spontaneous Emission of Atoms into an Optical Nanofiber'. Laser Physics, 20 (1):32-37 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Thermo-optical tuning of whispering-gallery modes in Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres'
Ward, JM; Nic Chormaic, S; (2010) 'Thermo-optical tuning of whispering-gallery modes in Er:Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres'. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 100 :847-850 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Short vertical tube furnance for the fabrication of doped glass microsphere lasers'
Ward, JM; Wu, Y; Khalfi, K; Nic Chormaic, S; (2010) 'Short vertical tube furnance for the fabrication of doped glass microsphere lasers'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Trapping of a microsphere pendulum through cavity-enhanced optical forces'
Y. Wu, J. M. Ward, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic; (2010) 'Trapping of a microsphere pendulum through cavity-enhanced optical forces'. Physica Scripta, [Details]
(2009)'Spectral distribution of atomic fluorescence coupled into an optical nanofibre'
Russell, L,Gleeson, DA,Minogin, VG,Chormaic, SN; (2009) 'Spectral distribution of atomic fluorescence coupled into an optical nanofibre'. Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, 42 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Trapping of a microsphere pendulum resonator in an optical potential'
Ward, JM,Wu, Y,Minogin, VG,Chormaic, SN; (2009) 'Trapping of a microsphere pendulum resonator in an optical potential'. Physical Review A, 79 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Tapered optical fibers as tools for probing magneto-optical trap characteristics'
Morrissey MJ, Deasy K, Wu Y, Chakrabarti S, Nic Chormaic S; (2009) 'Tapered optical fibers as tools for probing magneto-optical trap characteristics'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Tapered optical fibers as tools for probing magneto-optical trap characteristics'
Morrissey, MJ,Deasy, K,Wu, YQ,Chakrabarti, S,Chormaic, SN; (2009) 'Tapered optical fibers as tools for probing magneto-optical trap characteristics'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'A taper-fused microspherical laser source'
J. M. Ward, P. Féron, and S. Nic Chormaic; (2008) 'A taper-fused microspherical laser source'. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 20 :392-394 [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Atom microtraps based on near-field Fresnel diffraction'
T. N. Bandi, V. G. Minogin and S. Nic Chormaic; (2008) 'Atom microtraps based on near-field Fresnel diffraction'. Physical Review A, 78 [Full Text] [Details]
(2007)'Optical bistability in Er-Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres at room temperature'
J. M. Ward, D. G. O'Shea, B. J. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic; (2007) 'Optical bistability in Er-Yb co-doped phosphate glass microspheres at room temperature'. Journal of Applied Physics, 102 [Full Text] [Details]
(2007)'Quantum state preparation using multi-level atom optics'
Th. Busch, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic; (2007) 'Quantum state preparation using multi-level atom optics'. J. of Phys.: Conference Series, 84 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'An all fiber coupled multicolor microspherical light source'
D. O'Shea, J. Ward, B. Shortt and S. Nic Chormaic; (2007) 'An all fiber coupled multicolor microspherical light source'. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 19 :1720-172 [Details]
(2007)'Upconversion channels in Er3+:ZBLALiP fluoride glass microspheres'
D. G. O'Shea, J. M. Ward, B. J. Shortt, M. Mortier, P. Féron and S. Nic Chormaic; (2007) 'Upconversion channels in Er3+:ZBLALiP fluoride glass microspheres'. European Physical Journal Applied Physics, 40 :181-188 [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication'
J. Ward, D. O'Shea, B. Shortt, M. Morrissey, K. Deasy and S. Nic Chormaic; (2006) 'A heat-and-pull rig for fiber taper fabrication'. Review of Scientific Instruments, 77 [Full Text] [Details]
(2002)'Magnetic guiding of cold, neutral atoms'
J. A. Richmond, B. P. Cantwell, S. Nic Chormaic, D. C. Lau, A. M. Akulshin and G. I. Opat; (2002) 'Magnetic guiding of cold, neutral atoms'. Physics Review A, 65 :033422-1-033422-11 [Details]
(1999)'Optical elements for slowly moving neutral atoms based on magnetic fields'
G. I. Opat, S. Nic Chormaic, B. P. Cantwell B. P. and J. A. Richmond J. A.; (1999) 'Optical elements for slowly moving neutral atoms based on magnetic fields'. Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics, 1 :415-419 [Details]
(1998)'A magnetic guide for cold atoms'
Richmond J. A., Nic Chormaic S., Cantwell B. P. and Opat G. I.; (1998) 'A magnetic guide for cold atoms'. ACTA PHYSICA SLOVACA, 48 :481-488 [Details]
(1996)'Concepts of Temporal Mach-Zehnder Interferometry with Atoms'
Nic Chormaic S., Franke S., Schmiedmayer J., and Zeilinger A.; (1996) 'Concepts of Temporal Mach-Zehnder Interferometry with Atoms'. ACTA PHYSICA SLOVACA, 46 :463-467 [Details]
(1995)'Time Selection in Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferometry'
Lawson-Daku B. J., Asimov R., Nic Chormaic S., Gorceix O., Miniatura Ch., Robert J. and Baudon J., ; (1995) 'Time Selection in Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferometry'. Physics Review A, 52 :2457-2459 [Details]
(1994)'Dispersive and Non-Dispersive Phase Shifts in Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferometry'
Gorceix O., Robert J., Nic Chormaic S., Miniatura Ch. and Baudon J; (1994) 'Dispersive and Non-Dispersive Phase Shifts in Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferometry'. Physics Review A, 50 :5007-5013 [Details]
(1994)'Doppler-tuned multiphoton resonances in an atom reflection by a standing evanescent wave'
Feron S., Reinhardt J., Ducloy M., Gorceix O., Nic Chormaic S., Miniatura Ch., Robert J., Baudon J. and Lorent V., ; (1994) 'Doppler-tuned multiphoton resonances in an atom reflection by a standing evanescent wave'. Physics Review A, 49 :4733-4741 [Details]
(1994)'Circular polarisation measurements of Lyman-alpha radiation from the decay of the 22Pj states of hydrogen excited by 54.4eV electrons'
Nic Chormaic S., Chwirot S. and Slevin J.; (1994) 'Circular polarisation measurements of Lyman-alpha radiation from the decay of the 22Pj states of hydrogen excited by 54.4eV electrons'. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 27 :2103-2103 [Details]
(1994)'Angular Correlation Measurements in a Thermal Beam of H*(2S) Atoms using a Stern-Gerlach Atomic Axicon'
Robert J., Miniatura Ch., Nic Chormaic S., Lawson-Daku J., Gorceix O., Perales F. and Baudon J., ; (1994) 'Angular Correlation Measurements in a Thermal Beam of H*(2S) Atoms using a Stern-Gerlach Atomic Axicon'. Journal de Physique II, 4 :2061-2071 [Details]
(1994)'Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferences with Time-Dependent Magnetic Fields'
Nic Chormaic S., Miniatura Ch., Gorceix O., Viaris de Lesegno B., Robert J., Feron S., Lorent V., Reinhardt J., Baudon J. and Rubin K; (1994) 'Atomic Stern-Gerlach Interferences with Time-Dependent Magnetic Fields'. Physics Review Letters, 72 :1-4 [Details]
(1993)'Longitudinal Stern-Gerlach atomic interferometry using velocity selected atomic beams'
Nic Chormaic S., Wiedemann V., Miniatura Ch., Robert J., Le Boiteux S., Lorent V., Gorceix O., Feron S., Reinhardt J. and Baudon J., ; (1993) 'Longitudinal Stern-Gerlach atomic interferometry using velocity selected atomic beams'. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 26 :1271-1279 [Details]
(1993)'Circular polarisation measurements of Lyman-radiation from the decay of the 22Pj states of hydrogen excited by 54.4eV electrons'
Nic Chormaic S., Chwirot S. and Slevin J.; (1993) 'Circular polarisation measurements of Lyman-radiation from the decay of the 22Pj states of hydrogen excited by 54.4eV electrons'. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 26 :139-148 [Details]
(1993)'Efficient Polarisation Analyser for Lyman-alpha radiation'
Chwirot S., Nic Chormaic S., Dziczek D. and Slevin J.; (1993) 'Efficient Polarisation Analyser for Lyman-alpha radiation'. Applied Optics, 32 :1583-1589 [Details]
(1993)'Reflection of metastable neon atoms by a surface plasmon wave'
Feron S., Reinhardt J., Le Boiteux S., Gorceix O., Baudon J., Ducloy M., Robert J., Miniatura Ch., Nic Chormaic S., Haberland H. and Lorent V; (1993) 'Reflection of metastable neon atoms by a surface plasmon wave'. Optics Communications, 102 :83-88 [Details]
(1993)'Positron impact ionization of atomic hydrogen'
Jones G. O., Charlton M., Slevin J., Laricchia G., Kövér À., Poulsen M. R. and Nic Chormaic S., ; (1993) 'Positron impact ionization of atomic hydrogen'. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 26 :483-188 [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Two-qubit gate operation on selected nearest neighboring qubits in a neutral atom quantum computer'
E Hosseini Lapasar, K Kasamatsu, S Nic Chormaic, T Takui, Y Kondo, M Nakahara and T Ohmi (2014) 'Two-qubit gate operation on selected nearest neighboring qubits in a neutral atom quantum computer' In: S Tanaka, M Bando and U Tüngördü (eds). Kinki University Series on Quantum Computing Vol. 9: Physics, Mathematics and All that Quantum Jazz. Tokyo: World Scientific. [Details]
(2010)'Few atom detection and manipulation using optical nanofibres, in QuantumComm2009, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Quantum Communicating and Networking'
Deasy, K; Watkins, A; Morrissey, M; Schmidt, R; Nic Chormaic, S; (2010) 'Few atom detection and manipulation using optical nanofibres, in QuantumComm2009, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Quantum Communicating and Networking' In: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Quantum Communicating and Networking. Berlin: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2001)'Multiple-beam atom interferometry'
M. Mei, S. Nic Chormaic, S. Frey and M. Weitz; (2001) 'Multiple-beam atom interferometry' In: Laser Physics at the Limit v. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. [Details]
(1995)'Stern-Gerlach atomic interferometry with space-dependent and time-dependent magnetic fields'
Robert J., Gorceix O., Lawson-Daku J., Nic Chormaic S., Miniatura Ch., Baudon J., Perales F., Eminyan M. and Rubin K. ; (1995) 'Stern-Gerlach atomic interferometry with space-dependent and time-dependent magnetic fields' In: Fundamental Problems in Quantum Theory:Ann. NY Acad. Sci. New York: New York Academy of Sciences. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(1993)'Atom Optics Extra'
Nic Chormaic S., Miniatura Ch., Robert J. and Baudon J; (1993) 'Atom Optics Extra' Physics World, . [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2014)Photonics West: Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI
Y Yang, J Ward and S Nic Chormaic (2014) Optimization of whispering gallery modes in microbubble resonators for sensing applications . In: Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio eds. Photonics West: Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI San Jose, USA, Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Photonics West: Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI
J Ward, Y Yang and S Nic Chormaic (2014) Liquid core microbubble resonators for highly sensitive temperature sensing . In: Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio eds. Photonics West: Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XVI San Jose, USA, Globe icon [Details]
(2013)International Conference on Women in Physics
S Nic Chormaic, S Fee, L Tobin and T Hennessy (2013) Female role models in physics education in Ireland International Conference on Women in Physics Stellenbosch, South Africa, Globe icon [Details]
(2013)8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications
A Watkins, VB Tiwari, J Ward, K Deasy and S Nic Chormaic (2013) Observation of Zeeman shift in the rubidium D2 line using an optical nanofiber in vapor . In: Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa eds. 8th Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 11th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Applications Porto, Portugal, Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Photonics Europe 2010
Wu, Y; Ward, JM; Nic Chormaic, S; (2010) Green upconversion lasing and thermo-optical bistability in ZBNA microspheres Photonics Europe 2010 Belgium, [Details]
(2010)Photonics Europe 2010
Ward, JM; Wu, Y; Nic Chormaic, S; (2010) Thermo-optical tuning of whispering gallery modes in erbium doped microspheres Photonics Europe 2010 Belgium, [Details]
(2005)Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering
B. Shortt, R. Carey and S. Nic Chormaic; (2005) Characterisation of Er:ZBNA microsphere lasers . In: Proc. SPIE Vol. 5827 eds. Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering RDS, Ireland, , 04-APR-05 - 06-APR-05 , pp.47-57 [Details]
(2005)Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy
S. Nic Chormaic, A. Yarovitskiy, B. Shortt, K. Deasy and M. Morrissey; (2005) Precision control of magneto-optically cooled rubidium atoms . In: Proc. SPIE Vol. 5826 eds. Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy RDS, Ireland, , 04-APR-05 - 06-APR-05 , pp.83-83 [Details]
(2005)SPIE Conference, 2006
B. J. Shortt, J. Ward, D. O¿Shea and S. Nic Chormaic; (2005) Spectral characterisation of erbium doped microspherical lasers SPIE Conference, 2006 SPIE Conference, , 22-FEB-06 - 24-FEB-06 [Details]
(2005)Women in Physics: Second IUPAP Women in Physics Conference 2005
S. Nic Chormaic, E. McLoughlin and F. Gunning; (2005) The Current Situation of Women in Physics in Ireland . In: AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 725 eds. Women in Physics: Second IUPAP Women in Physics Conference 2005 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, , 23-MAY-05 - 25-MAY-05 , pp.133-134 [Details]
(2002)Opto-Ireland 2002:Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
E. Norris and S. Nic Chormaic; (2002) Development of a portable carbon monoxide optical sensor based on an ECDL at 1564 nm . In: Proc. of SPIE Vol. #4876 eds. Opto-Ireland 2002:Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications Galway, Ireland, , 24-SEP-02 - 26-SEP-02 , pp.923-929 [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(1993)ATOM OPTICS EXTRA.
Nic CHORMAIC, S and MINIATURA, C and ROBERT, J and BAUDON, J; (1993) ATOM OPTICS EXTRA. Other [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1990President's Award for Best Undergraduate Student in Science St. Patrick¿s College, Maynooth
1992Science Bursary (EU) for PhD Studies Université Paris-Nord, France
1996Lise Meitner Research Fellow, Austrian Science Foundation Universität Innsbruck, Austria
2008President's Award for Research on Innovative Forms of Teaching and Learning University College Cork
2008Recipient of SFI Conference Funding for hosting Public Lecture Prof. Anton Zeilinger for Science Week 2008

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
SFI ICT Scientific Adivory Committee Member/
SFI RFP Advisory Committee Member/
EU FP6 and FP7 Expert Reviewer/
Enterprise Ireland, SFI, IRCSET Evaluation panel member/
QQQ Group, Institute of Physics Committee member/
Institute of Physics in Ireland Branch Committee member/
QuAMP 09 conference (Leeds University) Scientific committee member/
Optics Communications, New Journal of Physics and E. Journal Physics D. Referee/
IUPAP¿s General Assembly, Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 2008). Ireland¿s delegate/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)UPAP Third International Conference on Women in Physics,
Nic Chormaic, S.; (2008) Irish Team Leader. [Other], UPAP Third International Conference on Women in Physics, Seoul, Korea , 01-OCT-08 - 02-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Photonics Ireland 2008,
Nic Chormaic, S.; (2008) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Photonics Ireland 2008, Ireland , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007)Photonics Ireland 2007,
Nic Chormaic, S.; (2007) Co-organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Photonics Ireland 2007, Ireland , 01-JAN-07 - 01-JAN-07. [Details]
(2005)Large number of conference presentations at international meetings each year,
Nic Chormaic, S.; (2005) ¿ Large number of conference presentations at international meetings each year including a postdeadline oral paper at CLEO/IQEC 2008. [Oral Presentation], Large number of conference presentations at international meetings each year, Varies , 01-JAN-05 - 01-JAN-05. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC/Tyndall Lecturer01-SEP-06 / 02-JUN-10
Cork Institute of Technology Lecturer Career Grade01-SEP-01 / 01-SEP-06
Cork Institute of Technology Assistant Lecturer01-SEP-00 / 01-SEP-01
Max Plank Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany. Visiting Researcher01-MAY-99 / 01-SEP-00

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1990St. Patrick's College, Maynooth B.Sc.Joint Honours in Experimental and Mathematical Physics
1992St. Patrick¿s College, Maynooth MScPhysics
1994Université Paris XIII, France PhDDocteur en Physique (PhD equivalent)

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
UCC
Consultancy is defined as the provision of professional advice for a fee and should only be conducted within the guidelines laid down by UCC for the performing of consultancy.

Other Activities

 Description

Research Grant Awarded by Enterprise Ireland. 'Nanotechnology and atom chip'. £3,310, 02/01-11/01.

Research Grant Awarded by Strand I Postgraduate Training. 'Monitoring of exhaust fumes using laser absorption spectroscopy'. £22,250, 09/01-06/03.

Research Grant Awarded by Enterprise Ireland, 'Carbon monoxide detection using fibre optic light transmission'. €8,888, 2002.

Research Grant Awarded by Ulysses Funding. 'Investigation of microsphere arrays for telecommunications applications', €2,500, 2003.

Research Grant Awarded by Enterprise Ireland International Collaboration. 'Monitoring of exhaust fumes using optical methods', 2,700, 03/03-03/04.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI Investigator Programme Award. 'Investigation of active and passive spherical dielectric microresonators for advancements in telecommunications and quantum information technology', €711,049, 09/03-03/08.

Research Grant Awarded by Strand 1 Postgraduate Training. 'Novel laser sources', €32,850, 09/05-09/07.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI, 'STAR supplement', €14,800, Summer 04.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI, 'UREKA supplement'.  €6,400, Summer ‘05.

Research Award Granted by SFI, 'STAR supplement'.  €14,348, Summer ‘05.

Research Grant Awarded by RIA/SFI. 'Coherent Control and its application in quantum information'  €24,500 + 70,000RMB (Chinese currency), 2005-2007.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'UREKA Supplement',  €4,800, Summer ‘06.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'STAR Supplement',  €14,000, Summer ‘06.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'Cold Atom Manipulation'.  €159,000, 07/07-07/10.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'UREKA Supplement'.  €4,000, Summer ‘07.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'Equipment Supplement'.  €66,799, 2008.

Host of an SFI Walton Fellow for the year 2007-2008

4 postgraduates have IRCSET awards currently

• Profiled in the IoP Ireland "A Day in the Life of..." series

• Profiled on TG4's An Tuath Nua in Feb. 2008

Research Grant Awarded by SFI,'UREKA supplement' €4,800 Summer 04

Research Grant Awarded by RIA. 'Travel Grant'.  €1,800, 2008.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'UREKA Supplement'.  €4,000, Summer ‘08.

Research Grant Awarded by SFI. 'SFI Industry Supplement'.  €35,000 2008-2009