Dr Maikki Cullen

Academic Director of Undergraduate Research


Areas of expertise

Nanomaterials, multi-functional sol-gel coatings, synthesis and characterisation of sol-gels, material characterisation techniques.


  • Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Advance HE, 2022
  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Technological University Dublin, 2019
  • BSc Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2014

Research Highlights

  • Published papers in internationally recognised journals
  • Published a book chapter
  • Presented work at national and international conferences

Current areas of activity

  • Lecturer and Module Coordinator in the Medical Commencement Programme
  • Promoting and supporting undergraduate research initiatives
  • Developing undergraduate research opportunities for students
  • Research collaborations with RCSI Dublin
  • Actively researching multifunctional coatings via sol-gel nanomaterials