Dr Peter Dunne completed an honours degree in chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2005. He remained in NUIG to carry out his PhD research, exploring a patented process for the generation of highly soluble metal oxide nanoparticles under the supervision of Prof. Des Cunningham. From 2010 to 2012 he worked in the group of Prof. Richard Walton at the University of Warwick, synthesising supported metal oxide-mesoporous silica nanocomposites for the catalytic abatement of pollutants. Subsequently he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham as a postdoctoral fellow on the EU FP7 funded SHYMAN project under Prof. Ed Lester. Here he developed continuous-flow hydrothermal and solvothermal routes to a wide variety of inorganic nanomaterials. In 2016 Peter took up his post as Assistant Professor in Inorganic Energy Materials at Trinity College Dublin.