Prof. John Boland
Prof. John Boland received a BSc degree in chemistry from University College Dublin and a PhD in chemical physics from the California Institute of Technology, where he was an IBM graduate fellow and recipient of the Newby-McKoy graduate research award. He was a researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre and the J.J. Hermans Chair Professor of Chemistry and Applied and Materials Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor Boland was previously Director of the Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and Head of Physical, Computational and Materials Chemistry in the School of Chemistry. His current research interests include electrical and mechanical properties of nanoscale materials and devices, connectivity is nanoscale systems and the development of neuromorphic devices. He is a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator and a recipient of a European Research Council Advanced Award.