Dr. Kevin Murphy      
 Postdoctoral Researcher    kevin.murphy@dit.ie

   (01) 402 4702 

Dr Kevin Murphy  graduated from NUI Galway in 2006 with a B.Sc in Applied Physics. In 2011 he achieved a Ph.D in Applied Optics also from NUI Galway, focussing on wavefront sensing of optical vortices in turbulent fields with a view to correcting phase defects using adaptive optics technology.

From 2011- 2103 he gained industrial experience as an Optical Engineer at IRIS R+D. This involved designing and building prototypes and complete optical systems for both publicly and privately funded projects. These projects include various types of spectroscopy solutions in the visible/IR regions for agro-food and plastics industries and machine vision and imaging solution systems for industrial settings. Kevin returned to academia as a post-doctoral researcher in DCU in May 2013, initially in MESTECH with a role in developing a low-cost optical sensor for deployments in aquatic environments and data analysis and management. Subsequently he moved to the Adaptive Sensors Group in DCU working on an FP7 project Aquawarn to develop a novel, optical nutrient monitoring device.

Kevin joined IEO in November 2015 as a post-doctoral researcher, with almost 10 years of experience in optical research, working with Dr. Suzanne Martin on an Enterprise Ireland funded project to develop novel holographic polymers for lighting applications.


An up-to-date list of publications can be found on Researchgate