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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 > 3800 times) and a h-index of 33 (Web of Science/Scholar). Three Co-Editorships include Acta Crystallographica Section C, (2000-2012), Acta Crystallographica Section E (2011-2014) and IUCrData, 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 small molecule crystallography and synthesis at the University of Guelph, Canada (1990-1993) and an EU Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK (1993-1995).

Current research interests include synthesis and structural systematics of benzamides, carbamates and imides, as well as macrocyclic and oligomer imide synthesis of the trezimide and tennimide macrocycles. 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 several Brazilian, French, Omani and Indian Universities (2013-present).
Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Health theme coordinator for Research Brazil Ireland (2013-2016) 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 University of Lorraine, Nancy.

Latest paper in 2022:

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

DCU administration includes Chair of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (AC) degree (from 2014-2020) and Teaching Convenor for Chemical Sciences (2018-2021): https://www4.dcu.ie/courses/undergraduate/chemistry/chemical-and-pharmaceutical-sciences.shtml

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