Dr. Maloney is a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). He obtained his PhD from TCD studying solar physics in 2012. He worked as a lead software engineer at an SME from 2012 until 2016. Shane moved back into academia in late 2016, rejoining the solar and space weather group, working on STIX a next generation X-ray instrument on Solar Orbiter which is due for launch in Feb 2020.


  • Solar Flares
    • Particle Acceleration Mechanisms
    • Statistics
  • Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)
    • Energetic and Kinematics
    • Propagation Models
  • Space Weather
    • Effect on flare and CMEs on modern technology
  • Image Processing & Machine Learning
    • Automated feature detection and tracking