Ciarán graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2016, having previously worked as a chemist across various fields at the Guinness Brewery, Marine Institute, Cranfield Defence and Security and the Ministry of Defence. Since coming to Bath, Ciarán has worked with the BIOBEADS project. This has included working towards new methods of producing cellulose microbeads and exploring their utilization in the field of agronomics. Ciarán took his placement with Scottish space-tech firm Skyrora as part of the UK Space Agency SPIN internship programme in 2021 and will be returning full time as an Operations Engineer in 2022.
- Atomization of polymeric solutions. Co-axial flow nozzle atomization for droplet dispensation of sustainable materials with Professor Davide Mattia and Professor Karen Edler; Industrial Partner: Naturbeads; International Partner: Universidade de Sao Paulo – PhD Project
- Development of bio-sourced, sustainable materials: development of engineering processes with Professor Davide Mattia and Professor Janet Scott – 1st MRes project
- Development of bio-sourced, sustainable materials: development of chemistry with Professor Davide Mattia and Professor Karen Edler – 2nd MRes project