Primary Department
School of Chemical Sciences
Academic Staff - Organic Chemistry
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number

Academic biography

PhD - 1996 York University
1996-1997   Research Chemist Novopharm Lmt. Toronto Canada.
1997-1998   Lead Formulation Chemist Chemlan Chemicals Toronto/South Carolina
1998-2001   Research Associate DCU/NCSR
 2001-2012  Assistant Professor School of Chemical Sciences
 2012 - Present   Associate Professor DCU
 2014- 2018 Head of School of Chemical Sciences 
2019 - 2021 Visiting Senior Lecturer, King's College London

Research interests

Synthetic chemistry -  Flow synthesis, Photocatalysis, design and synthesis of new photosensitisers, Macrocycle design and synthesis, photochemistry, 
Materials Chemistry - development of electroactive materials for thermogalvanic modules, graphene composites for sorbtion applications.
Medicinal Chemistry -  Potassium Channel Inhibitor development for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis, Photodynamic Therapy
Environmental Chemistry - Green Chemistry, Photocatalysis in water treatment, development of new Membrane technologies for water purification, environmental forensics,  Macrocyclic/Receptor Chemistry for pollution remediation and sensor technology, Green Chemistry