Justin D. Holmes is Professor of Nanochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at University College Cork (UCC). He leads the Materials Chemistry & Analysis Group (MCAG) conducting research on the development of chemical methods for synthesising and assembling nanostructured materials for electronic, sensing, energy and catalytic applications. Prof. Holmes is also Group Leader and Principal Investigator at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, where his research focuses on investigating nanoscale materials for electronic applications, particularly their in-depth characterisation by advanced electron microscopy techniques. He is a Principal Investigator within the Centre for Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN), and the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research Centre (AMBER) based at Trinity College Dublin. Within these Centres Prof. Holmes is working on a platform project to develop electronic devices from nanowire networks.
Prof. Holmes has also been successful at commercialising research from his laboratory. He is co-founder and currently chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the UCC spin-out company Glantreo Ltd. Through the establishment of Glantreo, and his continued interaction with the company, a number of personal commercialisation awards and company successes have been achieved. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Royal Society of Chemistry publication Journal of Materials Chemistry C. Prof. Holmes was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2016, which is considered to be one of Ireland’s highest academic honours.