Ciaran graduated with an MChem Hons from Cardiff University in Chemistry. His final year project working under supervision of Dr Ben Ward was looking at the Silica Coating of 3D Lead Halide Perovskites for applications within photoluminescence. He is currently a member of the AAPS CDT with the view to be researching new materials for automotive tribo-chemistry. He is hopeful of combining his chemistry knowledge with that of engineering to steer towards a cleaner future through the synthesis and analysis of novel materials to increase fuel efficiency. Outside of university he is an avid football and cricket fan.
Ciarans synthetic tribo-chemistry based PhD will focus on the design, synthesis, characterisation and tribo-testing of new inorganic molecules designed to form wear resistant and low-friction films at points within the engine where friction and wear are present.