Dr. Shelly Conroy is a Royal Society University Research Fellow Principal Investigator, specializing in in-situ TEM, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and thin-film growth of dielectric materials. She worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a permanent staff scientist before joining the University of Limerick as a Science Foundation Ireland Analog Devices Research Fellow (PI). Dr. Conroy holds a Ph.D. Eng in AlN thin film growth and in-situ TEM from Tyndall National Institute and University College Cork Ireland.
Dr. Conroy’s Royal Society grant ‘Improper Ferroelectric Domain Wall Engineering for Dynamic Electronics’ is focused on thin-film growth of the ferroelectric/ferroelastic boracites and in-situ 4DSTEM strain analysis. The project is in collaboration with the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and SuperSTEM the EPSRC National Research Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy.