Dr. Deirdre Kilbane

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Dr. Deirdre Kilbane

Senior Research Fellow
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Personal Summary

Deirdre Kilbane received a Bsc majoring in Experimental Physics along with a PGD in Education from University College Dublin (UCD). She gained a PhD in Mathematical Physics entitled ‘Searches for Signatures of Quantum Chaos’, from the National University of Ireland Maynooth. As part of her research in Atomic Spectroscopy, Deirdre was a guest scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA. She also spent two years as a Group Leader researching Ultrafast Nanoplasmonics in the Aeschlimann Laboratories in the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Recently Deirdre was appointed Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the School of Physics, UCD. She joined the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning research unit in TSSG in 2018, working as a SFI Industry Fellow on applying AI to industry.


1. ‘Ground-state configurations and theoretical soft-x-ray emission of highly charged actinide ions’ J. Sheil, D. Kilbane, G. O’Sullivan, L. Liu, C. Suzuki, Physical Reviw A 96 062501 (2017)
2. ‘Configuration interaction effects in unresolved 5p65dN+1 – 5p55dN+2 + 5p65dN5f1 transition arrays in ions Z=79 – 92’ L. Liu, D. Kilbane, P. Dunne, X. Wang, G. O’Sullivan, Atoms 5 20 (2017)
3. ‘Spectroscopy of highly charged ions for extreme ultraviolet lithography’ G. O’Sullivan, P. Dunne, T. Higashiguchi, d. Kos, O. Maguire, T. Miyazaki, F. O’Reilly, J. Sheil, E. Sokell, D. Kilbane, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 408 3 (2017)
4. ‘Revealing the subfemtosecond dynamics of orbital angular momentum in nanoplasmonic vortices’ G. Spektor, D. Kilbane, A. K. Mahro, B. Frank, S. Ristock, L. Gahl, D. Podbiel, S. Mathias, H. Giessen, F.-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf, M. Orenstein, M. Aeschlimann, Science 355 1187 (2017)
5. ‘Analysis of soft x-ray emission spectra of laser-produced dysprosium, erbium and thulium plasmas’ J. Sheil, P. Dunne, T. Higashiguchi, D. Kos, E. Long, T. Miyazaki, F. O’Reilly, G. O’Sullivan, P. Sheridan, C. Suzuki, E. Sokell, E. White, D. Kilbane, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 50 065006 (2017)
6. ‘Source development for extreme ultraviolet lithography and water window imaging’ G. O’Sullivan, P. Dunne, D. Kilbane, L. Liu, R. Lokasani, E. Long, B. W. Li, T. McCormack, F. O’Reilly, J. Sheil, E. Sokell, C. Suzuki, T. Wu, T. Higashiguchi, AIP Conference Proceedings 1811 170001 (2017)
7. ‘Direct observation of surface plasmon polariton propagation and interference by time-resolved imaging in normal-incidence two photon photoemission microscopy’ P. Kahl, D. Podbiel, C. Schneider, A. Makris, S. Sindermann, C. Witt, D. Kilbane, M. Horn-von Hoegen, M. Aeschlimann, F. Meyer zu Heringdorf, Plasmonics 13 239 (2017)
8. ‘Normal-incidence PEEM imaging of propagating modes in a plasmonic nanocircuit’ G. Razinskas, D. Kilbane, P. Melchior, P. Geisler, E. Krauss, S. Mathias, B. Hecht, M. Aeschlimann, Nano Letters 16 6832 (2016)
9. ‘Direct Glimpse into the spatiotemporal dynamics of plasmonic vortices’ G. Spektor, D. Kilbane, A. K. Mahro, B. Frank, L. Gal, P. Kahl, D. Podbiel, H. Giessen, F.-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf, M. Aeschlimann, M. Orenstein, Photonics conference (IPC), IEEE 202 (2016)
10. ‘Determination of local optical response functions of nanostructures with increasing complexity by using single and coupled Lorentzian oscillator models’ M. Aeschlimann, T. Brixner, A. Fischer, M. Hensen, B. Huber, D. Kilbane, C. Kramer, W. Pfeiffer, M. Piecuch, P. Thielen, Applied Physics B 122 1 (2016)
11. ‘Optical angular momentum dynamics – in the eyes of the beholder’ G. Spektor, D. Kilbane, A. K. Mahro, B. Frank, L. Gal, P. Kahl, D. Podbiel, H. Giessen, F.-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf, M. Aeschlimann, M. Orenstein, Optical Society of America CLEO:QELS_ Fundamental Science Fth4B. 7 (2016)