Fergus Poynton successfully defends his PhD Thesis

Fergus Poynton, who joined the group in 2011 following his very successful spell as a Trinity College Scholar during his Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, defended his PhD Thesis (‘Spectroscopic Investigations into the Excited-state Processes and Reactivity of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complexes’) today.

Celebratory Viva Party for Fergus. (Right to left: Thorri, Fergus, John and Fanny)

Celebratory Viva Party for Fergus. (Right to left: Thorri, Fergus, John and Fanny)

The four year research project was conducted in collaboration with Trinity’s Prof John Kelly and Dr. Susan Quinn of UCD from which came many high impact publications including one which made the cover of Nature Chemistry. Examiners, including Trinity’s Prof. Rachel Evans and Prof. Andrée Kirsch – De Mesmaeker (Fanny) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles,  joined the research group for a reception in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute afterwards to celebrate.

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