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Prof. Dermot Diamond

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Room: L239B

Phone: 01 700 5404

Email: dermot.diamond@dcu.ie

Career Highlights

• Expert reviewer for major research programmes managed by NIH, NSF, New Zealand RF, Australian RC, Wellcome Foundation, EPSRC, Austrian Nanotech Initiative.

• Appointed member of Irish Government Strategic Advisory Group for Long-Term Sustainability of Large-Scale Research Centres (FORFAS).

• Appointed visiting Professor, University of Wollongong, Australia, 2008-onwards.

• Awarded DCU President’s Research Award, 2008

• Director, National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), Dublin City University (www.ncsr.ie) 2007-present

• Chairman, Marine Institute Technology Foresight Exercise, 2005

• Member OECD review panel reviewing strategy for research in Bulgaria 2004-2005. Co-author of report on education and research strategy for Bulgaria in the series ‘Reviews of National Policies for Education’, entitled ‘Bulgaria – Science, Research and Technology’, OECD Publishing, ISBN 9264007008, December 2004, available from OECD at www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd

• Awarded Personal Chair at DCU 2004

• Vice President for Research, Dublin City University 2002-2004.

• Editorial Board Member Analytical Chemistry (ACS) 2000-2003, The Analyst (RSC), Talanta (Elsevier)

• Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2002)

• Awarded inaugural silver medal for Sensor Research by the Royal Society of Chemistry, June 2002

• Awarded D.Sc. July 2002 by Queen’s University Belfast.

Further Information

Professor Dermot Diamond was formerly director (2007-2010) and founder member of the NCSR at Dublin City University, possibly the largest and most successful centres of its type worldwide, with over 280 researchers, and income approaching €100 million. He received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast (Chemical Sensors, 1987), and was Vice-President for Research at Dublin City University, Ireland (2002-2004). He has published over 250 peer reviewed papers in international science journals, is a named inventor in 14 patents, and is co-author and editor of three books, ‘Spreadsheet Applications in Chemistry using Microsoft Excel’ (1997) and ‘Principles of Chemical and Biological Sensors’, (1998) both published by Wiley, and ‘Smart NanoTextiles’, eds. Xiaoming Tao, Gerhard Troster, Dermot Diamond, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Volume 20, (2006). He joined DCU in 1987 as a member of the School of Chemical Sciences, and was a founder member and director of the Biomedical and Environmental Sensor Technology (BEST) Centre at DCU (1995), which was the foundation for the successful €15 million bid to establish the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) in 1999. In 2003 he helped to negotiate the award of €5.6 million from Science Foundation Ireland to set up the ‘Adaptive Information Cluster’ (AIC), a joint initiative linking the NCSR, the Centre for Digital Video Processing (DCU) and the Smart Media Institute (University College Dublin). He is currently a PI in the SFI funded ‘CLARITY’ CSET (€16.4 million), and was formerly (2005-2006) director of the ‘Centre for Bioanalytical Sciences’, a €10.6 million partnership between DCU, NUIG and the international pharma company Bristol-Myers Squibb, co-funded by BMS and the IDA. He is director of the Beaufort (Marine Institute) Environmental Research Initiative in biosensing (€3.5 million), and a lead PI in two FP7 projects, ATWARM (Marie Curie Teaching Network in Environmental Sensing) and PSYCHE (biosensors for monitoring personal health). He is also PI in EU environmental project MASTRA (heavy metals in natural waters), and in National projects such as Smart Dust (EPA – automatic detection of toxic metals in dust), SmartLandfill (EPA – real-time mapping of gas emissions from waste landfill sites), SmartCoast (EPA/Marine Institute – remote continuous monitoring of water quality).

Research Interests

His research interests are broad, ranging from molecular recognition, host-guest chemistry, ligand design and synthesis, electrochemical and optical chemical sensors and biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, sensor applications in environmental, clinical, food quality and process monitoring, development of fully autonomous sensing devices, wireless sensors and sensor networks. He is particularly interested in the using analytical devices and sensors as information providers for wireless networked systems i.e. building a continuum between the digital and molecular worlds.

Publications

• Fibres and Fabrics for Chemical nad Biological Sensing, Shirley Coyle, Fernando Benito Lopez, Tanja Radu, King-Ting Lau and Dermot Diamond, Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 14, (4) (2010) 63-72.

• Polyaniline nanofibres as templates for the covalent immobilisation of biomolecules, Carol Crean, Emer Lahiff, Niamh Gilmartin, Dermot Diamond and Richard O’Kennedy, Synth. Met, doi:10.1016/j.synthmet.2010.11.037.

• The optimisation of a paired emitter–detector diode optical pH sensing device, Dylan Orpen, Stephen Beirne, Cormac Fay, King Tong Lau, Brian Corcoran and Dermot Diamond, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.snb.2010.10.007.

• In situ monitoring of environmental water quality using an autonomous microfluidic sensor, Cleary, J., Maher, D., Slater, C., Diamond, D., 2010 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2010 - Proceedings , art. no. 5439385, pp. 36-40.

• Electrochemical transistors with ionic liquids for enzymatic sensing, Sang Yoon Yang, Fabio Cicoira, Robert Byrne, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Dermot Diamond, Róisín M. Owens and George G. Malliaras, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7972-7974.

• Kim, Jung Ho and McAuliffe, Padraig and O’Connel, Brian and Diamond, Dermot and Lau, King-Tong (2010) Development of a wireless autonomous bruxism monitoring device. In: BIOSIGNAL 2010 - 20th Biennial International EURASIP conference, 27-29 June, 2010, Brno, Czech Republic, pdf available from DORAS database.

• The increasing importance of carbon nanotubes and nanostructured conducting polymers in biosensors, Emer Lahiff, Carol Lynam, Niamh Gilmartin, Richard O’Kennedy & Dermot Diamond, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 398 (4) (2010) 1575 – 1589.

• "Incorporation of acrylate based spiropyran monoliths in micro-fluidic devices for photo-controlled electroosmotic flow", Silvia Scarmagnani, Zarah Walsh, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Mirek Macka, Brett Paull and Dermot Diamond, Advances in Science and Technology, 76 (2010) 100-105.

• Aleksandar Radu, Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova, Beata Paczosa-Bator, Johan Bobacka, Andrzej Lewenstam, Dermot Diamond. Characterization of functionality of polymer membrane–based ion-selective electrodes by impedance spectroscopy. Analytical Methods, 2 (10) (2010) 1490-1498.

• Optically addressable single-use microfluidic valves by laser printer lithography, Jose L. Garcia-Cordero, Dirk Kurzbuch, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Dermot Diamond, Luke P. Lee and Antonio J. Ricco, Lab Chip, 10 (10) (2010) 2680-2687.

• 19. Wireless aquatic navigator for detection and analysis (WANDA), Cormac Fay, King-Tong Lau, Stephen Beirne, Ciaran O’ Conaire, Kevin McGuinness, Brian Corcoran, Noel E. O’Connor, Dermot Diamond, Scott McGovern, Greg Coleman, Rod Shepherd, Gursel Alici, Geoff Spinks, Gordon Wallace, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 146 (2010) 425-435.

• Materials Science and the Sensor Revolution, Robert Byrne, Fernando Benito-Lopez and Dermot Diamond, Materials Today, 13 (7-8) (2010) 16-23.

• Byrne, R., Ventura, C., Lopez, F.B., Walther, A., Heise, A., Diamond, D., Characterisation and Analytical Potential of a Photo-responsive Polymeric Material based on Spiropyran, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 26 (2010) (4) 1392-1398.

• Autonomous greenhouse gas measurement system for analysis of gas migration on landfill sites, Stephen Beirne, Breda M. Kiernan, Cormac Fay, Colum Foley, Brian Corcoran, Alan F. Smeaton, and Dermot Diamond, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, pp. 143-148, Limerick, Ireland, 23-25 February 2010.

• Autonomous greenhouse gas measurement system for analysis of gas migration on landfill sites, Stephen Beirne, Breda M. Kiernan, Cormac Fay, Colum Foley, Brian Corcoran, Alan F. Smeaton, and Dermot Diamond, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, pp. 143-148, Limerick, Ireland, 23-25 February 2010.

• Autonomous greenhouse gas measurement system for analysis of gas migration on landfill sites, Stephen Beirne, Breda M. Kiernan, Cormac Fay, Colum Foley, Brian Corcoran, Alan F. Smeaton, and Dermot Diamond, Proceedings of IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, pp. 143-148, Limerick, Ireland, 23-25 February 2010.

• "Monitoring of Gas Emissions at Landfill Sites Using Autonomous Gas Sensors", Breda M. Kiernan, Stephen Beirne, Cormac Fay, Dermot Diamond, STRIVE Report Series No. 53, Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84095-353-4, see http://www.epa.ie/downloads/pubs/research/tech/name,28454,en.html.

• Photochromic spiropyran monolithic polymers: molecular light-switchable pumps for controlling electrosmotic flow in micro-fluidic devices, Zarah Walsh, Silvia Scarmagnani, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Silvia Abele, Fu-Qiang Nie, Dermot Diamond, Brett Paull and Mirek Macka, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 148 (2) (2010) 569-576.

• The Use of Scanning Contactless Conductivity Detection for the Characterisation of Stationary Phases in Micro-Fluidic Chips, Zarah Walsh, Mercedes Vázquez, Fernando Benito-López, Brett Paull, Mirek Macka, Frantisek Svec and Dermot Diamond, Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 1777 - 1780.

• Photochromic imidazolium based ionic liquids based on spiropyran, Simon Coleman, Robert Byrne, Nameer Alhashimy, Kevin J. Fraser, Douglas R. MacFarlane and Dermot Diamond, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 7009 – 7017.

• Immobilization of molybdenum oxide in polyaniline and electrocatalytic properties of the composite modified electrode, Li-Jun Bian, Jiang-Hua Zhang, Ji Qi, Xiao-Xia Liu, Dermot Diamond and King-Tong Lau, Sensors and Actuators B 147 (2010) 73–77.

• Validation of a fully autonomous phosphate analyser based on a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip, C. Slater, J. Cleary, K.-T. Lau, D. Snakenborg, B. Corcoran, J. P. Kutter and D. Diamond, Water Science & Technology—WST 61 (7) (2010) 1811–1818.

• Determination and Application of Ion-Selective Electrode Model Parameters using Flow-Injection and Simplex Optimisation, F.J. Saez de Viteri and Dermot Diamond, Analyst, 119 (1994) 749. (106 citations)

• Determination and Application of Ion-Selective Electrode Model Parameters using Flow-Injection and Simplex Optimisation, F.J. Saez de Viteri and Dermot Diamond, Analyst, 119 (1994) 749. (106 citations)

• BIOTEX—Biosensing Textiles for Personalised Healthcare Management, Shirley Coyle, King-Tong Lau, Niall Moyna, Donal O’Gorman, Dermot Diamond, Fabio Di Francesco, Daniele Costanzo, Pietro Salvo, Maria Giovanna Trivella, Danilo Emilio De Rossi, Nicola Taccini, Rita Paradiso, Jacque-Andre Porchet, Andrea Ridolfi, Jean Luprano, Cyril Chuzel, Thierry Lanier, Frederic Revol-Cavalier, Sebastien Schoumacker, Veronique Mourier, Isabelle Chartier, Reynald Convert, Henri De-Moncuit, and Christina Bini, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 14, No. 2, March 2010.

• A wearable electrochemical sensor for the real-time measurement of sweat sodium concentration, Benjamin Schazmann, Deirdre Morris, Conor Slater, Stephen Beirne, Cormac Fay, Ronen Reuveny, Niall Moyna and Dermot Diamond, Anal. Methods, 2 (2010 342-348.

• Determination and Application of Ion-Selective Electrode Model Parameters using Flow-Injection and Simplex Optimisation, F.J. Saez de Viteri and Dermot Diamond, Analyst, 119 (1994) 749. (106 citations)

• Current, Emerging and Future Technologies for Sensing the Environment, Dermot Diamond, Proceedings of the International Conference ‘International Perspectives on Environmental Nanotechnology’, October 7-9 2008, Chicago, Volume 1, pp 211-221, published November 2009, free download available from www.epa.gov/OSP/hstl/Nano2008v1.pdf.

• Development of miniature all-solid-state potentiometric sensing system, Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova, Ulriika Mattinen, Aleksandar Radu, Johan Bobacka, Andrzej Lewenstam, Jan Migdalski, Marek Danielewski, Dermot Diamond, Sensors and Actuators B 146 (2010) 199–205.

• Dual contactless conductivity and amperometric detection on hybrid PDMS/glass electrophoresis microchips, Mercedes Vazquez, Celeste Frankenfeld, Wendell K. Tomazelli Coltro, Emanuel Carrilho, Dermot Diamond and Susan M. Lunte, Analyst, 2010, 135, 96–103.

• Covalent attachment of functional side-groups to polyaniline nanofibres, Emer Lahiff, Silvia Scarmagnani, Benjamin Schazmann, Attilio Cafolla and Dermot Diamond, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing Vol. 5, Nos 1/2 (2010) 88-99.

• Photoreversible ion-binding using spiropyran modified silica microbeads, Silvia Scarmagnani, Conor Slater, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Dermot Diamond, Zarah Walsh, Brett Paull and Mirek Macka, Int. J. Nanomanufacturing, Vol. 5, Nos. 1/2, (2010) 38-52.

• Designer molecular probes for phosphonium ionic liquids, Robert Byrne, Simon Coleman, Simon Gallagher and Dermot Diamond, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 12 (2010) 1895-1904.

• Ionogel-based light-actuated valves for controlling liquid flow in micro-fluidic manifolds, Fernando Benito-Lopez, Robert Byrne, Ana Maria Raduta, Nihal Engin Vrana, Garrett McGuinness, Dermot Diamond, Lab Chip, 2010, (2),195-201. (6 citations)

• Photo- and solvatochromic properties of nitrobenzospiropyran in ionic liquids containing the [NTf2](-) anion, Byrne, R.; Fraser, K. J.; Izgorodina, E.; MacFarlane, D. R.; Forsyth, M.; Diamond, D., Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics 10 (2008) 5919-5924 (14 citations)

• Wireless Sensor Networks and Chemo/Bio-Sensing, Dermot Diamond, Shirley Coyle, Silvia Scarmagnani and Jer Hayes, Chemical Reviews, 108 Issue: 2 (2008) 652-679. (25 citations)

• Photo-Regenerable Surface with Potential for Optical Sensing, Robert J. Byrne, Shannon E. Stitzel and Dermot Diamond, J. Mater. Chem. 16 (2006) 1332-1337. (43 citations)

• Chemo/Bio-Sensor Networks, Robert J Byrne and Dermot Diamond, Nature Mater., 5 (2006) 422-424 (43 Citations)

• Determination and Application of Ion-Selective Electrode Model Parameters using Flow-Injection and Simplex Optimisation, F.J. Saez de Viteri and Dermot Diamond, Analyst, 119 (1994) 749. (106 citations)

• A Chloride Selective Calix[4]arene Optical Sensor Combining Urea Functionality With Pyrene Excimer Transduction, Benjamin Schazmann, Nameer Alhashimy and Dermot Diamond, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (2006) 8607-8614. (65 citations).

• Determination and Application of Ion-Selective Electrode Model Parameters using Flow-Injection and Simplex Optimisation, F.J. Saez de Viteri and Dermot Diamond, Analyst, 119 (1994) 749. (106 citations)

• All-Solid-State Sodium Selective Electrode based on a Calixarene Ionophore in a Poly(vinyl Chloride) Membrane with a Polypyrrole Solid Contact, Aodhmar Cadogan, Zhiqiang Gao, Andrzej Lewenstam, Ari Ivaska and Dermot Diamond, Anal. Chem., 64 (1992) 2496-2501. (212 citations):

• Sodium Selective Polymeric Membrane Electrodes based on Calix[4]arene Ionophores, A.Cadogan, D.Diamond, M.R.Smyth, M.Deasy, M.A.McKervey and S.J.Harris, Analyst 114 (1989) 1551. (124 citations)

 • A sodium Ion-Selective Electrode based on Methyl p-t-Butyl Calix[4]aryl Acetate as the Ionophore, D.Diamond, G.Svehla, E.Seward, and M.A.McKervey, Anal. Chim. Acta., 204 (1988) 223-231. (125 citations)