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Latest News from the School of Chemical Sciences:


Special seminar

We are delighted to announce that the  School will host a special seminar by Dr Raul Arenal from the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials, Zaragoza, Spain at 3.00 pm, Wednesday, 20th April, 2022. HIs talk is entitled "Hybrid Low Dimensional Materials: Structural and Local Spectroscopic Studies via TEM" and will take place in HG22 in the Nursing Building in DCU. Details on the speaker can be found below. 

International Women's Day

We are delighted to celebrate International Women's Day, 8th March 2022. We pride ourselves on the contribution the women in our school make to DCU and the nation, and international, scientific community. Check out the spotlight on women on the school below.
Image of women from the school on the steps of the library.

November Open Day 2021

DCU Staff at the open day in front of a stand with chemical models and a colourful Christmas tree

Staff and students at the DCU Open Day 2021

The School of Chemical Sciences welcomed the public to our stand at the DCU Open Day 2021. It was great to meet people in person and tell them all about the programmes here in DCU. Dr Susan Kelleher, Dr Pat O Malley, Dr Ruairi Brannigan, and Dr John Gallagher all gave talks introducing DCU and the School to students and their parents. Postgraduates from the school demonstrated "puddle chemistry" experiments and a "Careers in Chemistry" display was on show. Getting us into the festive spirit, the technical team but together a fantastic "ChemisTree" featuring colourful compounds and solutions which wowed passers by. 

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DCU School of Chemical Sciences research, Joyce O'Grady will be featured as part of the Agilent's Industry Insight "Agilent Science Futures – The Impact of Academia–Industry Relationships on the Next Generation of Scientists". Keep an eye out for Joyce's take on this important topic as the interviews with a number of PhD students across Europe are published.

Image of Reabetswe Zwane in a yellow jumper with words describing her research.

Reabetswe Zwane - PhD student in School of Chemical Sciences

Congratulations to Reabetswe Zwane for an excellent talk at the FameLab 2021 final. Reabetswe is currently completing her PhD with Dr Anthony Reilly in the School of Chemical Sciences, and is funded by the SFI research centre, SSPC. Her talk, entitled The Shape of Hair: Shedding Light on a Hairy Situation, outlined her interest in the scientific material properties of hair!

Silvia Giordani
Silvia Giordani is Professor, Chair of Nanomaterials and Head of the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University in Ireland. (Credit: Chris Maddaloni for Nature)
Designing nano-sized chemotherapy

Check out Professor Silvia Giordani's "Where I Work" feature recently published in Nature. Silvia is Chair of Nanomaterials and the Head of School and in this interview discusses why nanoparticles carrying chemotherapeutic drugs could help people with cancer escape some of the drugs’ side effects.