Jamie Somers

Jamie Somers
Dublin City University | DCU · School of Physical Sciences

Bachelor of Science
Currently interning at the University of Kansas as part of a Chemistry REU in the area of Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy.

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Additional affiliations
May 2022 - June 2022
University of Kansas
Position
  • Summer Research Intern
Description
  • Chemical reactions are the making, breaking, and rearranging of bonds. In the Elles Group, we use ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study the details of those transformations at the molecular scale. By watching what happens during a reaction, we will ultimately learn how to control chemistry with light. We are especially interested in the dynamics of color-changing molecular switches that reversibly convert between open-ring and closed-ring isomers upon photo-excitation.
May 2021 - July 2021
Dublin City University
Position
  • Summer Research Intern
Description
  • Transparent conducting materials (TCMs) combine good electrical conductivity with high optical transparency and are primarily used in displays but have other applications in solar cells, OLEDs and other optoelectronic devices. It is common to assess a given TCM's properties by a so called figure of merit to allow for a better comparison of films with different composition and stoichiometry.
March 2021 - present
Dublin City University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Applied for and was accepted to a research project which was a collaboration between DCU and ADAPT Research Centre called 'AI in My Life' which engaged 500 Dublin teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds in a 15 week workshop encouraging them to reflect on their experiences with AI, personal data processing, digital transformation and the ethics of internet privacy. It was an amazing opportunity to be part of a cutting edge project run by one of Irelands leading research centers.
Education
September 2019 - September 2023
Dublin City University
Field of study
  • Applied Physics

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Poster
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Photochromic switches are molecules which photoisomierize between two states with distinct photophysical properties. Photoswitches have uses in optical data storage as well as possible uses in molecular electronics. One such compound is diarylethene (DAE), which can be reversibly switched between a closed-ring form that has high electrical conducti...