Annual Report 2001 - Visiting Scholars/Lecturers at the University

annual report 2001

visiting scholars/lecturers at the university

Faculty of Science and Health

School of Biotechnology

Dr Paul Ross, Department of Dairy Quality, Teagasc, Dairy Products Research Center, Moorepark, Co Cork
"Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Genetic Improvement of Food Cultures", 11 April 2001.

Dr C Holscher, London
Visit and discussions on potential collaborations, 2 October 2000.

Staff from Medtronics, Galway
For discussions on potential research collaboration, 20 October 2001.

Dr Wim Meyers, UCD Belfield
For visit and discussions on research, 14 November, 2000.

Dr Chris Elliott and co-workers, Dept of Veterinary Sciences, QUB
For discussions on research and future collaborations, 30 November 2000.

Dr Edward Balbirnie
For lecture on Commercial Biotechnology and collaboration discussions, 15 December 2000.

Dr Dolores Cahill, Max Plank Institute, Hamburg
For research discussions, 22 January 2001.

Ms O Lahiff, Trinity Biotech
For research discussions, 1 February 2001.

Professor Olavi Pelkonen, University of Oulu, Finland
For research discussions, 12-13 February 2001.

Dr Torres Sweeney, Dept of Veterinary Medicine, UCD
For research discussions and collaborations, 19 February 2001.

Dr Eric Fogt, Medtronics, USA
For discussions on potential collaborations, 14 March 2001.

Professor Len Poulter, University College London, Dept. of Immunology
For discussions on collaboration, 24 August 2001.

Dr E Walsh, Bioconnect
For discussions on meeting in DCU for Bioconnect, 21 August 2001.

Dr Ma Wei, Chemistry Department, Dalian University of Technology, China
Dr Ma Wei is spending a year at the laboratory of John Tobin conducting research on our collaborative project entitled "Biosorption metal removal from multicomponent systems using peat biomass".

School of Chemical Sciences

Jani Sainio, Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
The visit spanned the period September 2001 until December 2001.
Joint research project involving the formation and structural characterisation of ultra thin cobalt films supported on Cu{100} and surface alloy formation. The experimental work carried out at DCU and subsequent analysis in Helsinki formed the basis of Mr Sainio's MSc thesis "Initial Growth of Co on Cu{100}", May 2001.

Ms Sonia Ramirez and Mr Johan Hjelm
Visitors to the School of Chemical Sciences during this academic year

School of Nursing
Professor Rosemary Crow, Surrey University
Dr Maritta Valimaki, University of Turku Finland.

School of Physical Sciences

Dr Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham
Collaborative research. Scanning tunnelling microscopy studies of pentacene molecules on Ag/Si(111) surfaces, 22 August - 1 September 2001.

Professor Vadim Ivanov, St.Petersburg State Technical University
6 weeks, March-April 2001, funded by NCPST.

NCPST research visitors included:

  • Professor G Nicolosi, Univ. of Padova
  • Professor M Libermann, UC Berkeley
  • Professor W G. Graham, QUB
  • Professor J Galligan, University of Maryland