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Academic Staff - Inorganic Chemistry
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Academic biography

Dr. John F. Gallagher, Associate Professor, Dublin City University.
Currently 210 peer-reviewed chemistry and structural science papers (cited > 3900 times) and a h-index of 33 (Web of Science/Google Scholar). Co-Editorships include Acta Crystallographica Section C, (2000-2012), Acta Crystallographica Section E (2011-2014) and IUCrData (2014-2022), http://www.iucr.org/. Overall 1000+ international publications reviewed/edited (since 2000) for IUCr, RSC and ACS journals, primarily as a Co-Editor and as a reviewer. DORAS: the DCU Institutional Repository holds IUCr papers/posters at http://doras.dcu.ie/view/people/Gallagher,_John_F=2E.html

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Ph.D. awarded by National University of Ireland on 'Synthesis and Structure of derivatives of the octachlorodirhenate dianion'. Postdoctoral research in X-ray diffraction studies and chemical synthesis at the University of Guelph, Canada (1990-1993) and an EU Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK (1993-1995).

Current research interests: synthesis and structural systematics of benzamides; carbamates and imides; macrocycles and oligomer imides; trezimides and tennimides. Recent papers include halogen bonding studies and the importance of weak interactions in influencing crystal structure formation. International research lectures and presentations/workshops (by invitation) in Brazil, France, Oman and India (2013-2023). Visit to Lanzhou University in May 2024.
Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Health theme coordinator for Research Brazil Ireland under an SFI-funded mobility initiative. Sabbatical leave as a Visiting Professor (2015-2016) at CRM-2, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Visiting Professorship award for 2022 at the FST and CRM-2, University of Lorraine, Nancy.

Latest five research papers (2022-2023):

Probing the Electronic Properties and Interaction Landscapes in a Series of N-(Chlorophenyl)pyridinecarboxamides | Crystal Growth & Design (acs.org)



Molbank | Free Full-Text | N-(2,3-Difluorophenyl)-2-fluorobenzamide (mdpi.com)

Molbank | An Open Access Journal from MDPI (title page - front cover graphic)

Front Cover of Acta Crystallographica Section E: (IUCr) Acta Crystallographica Section E Volume 79, Part 9, August 2023

DCU Chemical Sciences Academic Administration includes Chair of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (AC) degree (from 2014-2020) and Teaching Convenor for Chemical Sciences (2

Research interests

Supramolecular, Macrocyclic and Acycle/Foldamer synthesis and structures:
Synthesis and Structure (chemical crystallography and molecular modelling):
Structural systematics of pharmaceuticals (informatics/databases):
Crystal engineering in solid state design (water & solvent channel formation):
Benzamides, pyridinecarboxamides, carbamates and trezimide/tennimide imides:
Halogen bonding and weak hydrogen bonding interactions:
Synthesis and structure of novel therapeutics (K+ channel blockers).
Youtube videos available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXxNbmOADWP2nAN9hQkElHQ and http://www.youtube.com/user/tennimidandtrezimid