Scott McKechnie

During his time in our group, Scott worked on the prediction and discovery of optimal dye molecules for next generation dye-sensitized solar cells. The main approach of the work is to develop a comprehensive chemical database to be used as the information source for the application of systematic data-mining techniques. Initial work will focus on carrying out ab initio quantum mechanics calculations to determine relevant molecular properties.

Scott graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first class honours degree in Physics and Computer Simulation. Previous research projects include the 'In Silico design of a II-VI chiral quantum dot' at Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland, 'Complex Network Analysis of Tipping Elements of the Climate System' at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany, and 'Bubble nucleation in stout beers' at the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) in Limerick, Ireland.

Scott left our group in 2015 to take upon a Research Associate position at King's College London.