Nessan Kerrigan obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from University College Dublin (1992-1996). He then completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at University College Dublin (1996-2000) under the direction of Professor Declan G. Gilheany. He spent a year in industry working as a process development chemist for Merck before carrying out postdoctoral research at the University of Glasgow (2002-2004) with Professor David J. Procter. He carried out further postdoctoral research at the University of Pittsburgh (2004-2006) with Prof. Scott G. Nelson. Dr. Kerrigan began his independent research career at Oakland University in 2006. The Kerrigan group carries out research in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. Most of their work is of the basic/fundamental chemistry research kind and is focused on the development of new efficient methods for the construction of biologically interesting organic molecules. The group’s work in the US was generously supported by the National Science Foundation (current basic grant award: 2015-2018) and more recently by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS, 2014-2017). In August 2017, Dr. Kerrigan returned to Ireland to take up a position as Lecturer in the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University.