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

a) Green Chemistry - Flow synthesis, Flow Biocatalysis, Enzyme Plastics degradation, Bio-manufacturing, Deep Eutectic Solvents, visit:  https://www.tudublin.ie/research/discover-our-research/research-institutes-centres-and-groups/green-chemistry-biocatalysis/

b) Synthetic chemistry -  Photocatalysis, design and synthesis of i) new photosensitisers for Theranostic/PDT applications, ii) Macrocycle  design for waste water treatment and sensor applications. design    iii) Materials design for photocatalysis, and sorption applications.

c) Medicinal Chemistry -  i) Potassium Channel Inhibitor development for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis,          ii) Photodynamic Therapy

d) Environmental Chemistry - i) Photocatalysis in water treatment, ii) development of new Membrane technologies for water purification, iii) environmental forensics