Mercedes Vazquez

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Dr. Mercedes Vázquez is Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU), since 2014. She is also a Principal Investigator at the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APT) and the Water Institute (WI), and a Funded Investigator at I-Form. She received her MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1998. In 1999, she joined the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland) as an ERASMUS exchange student, where she continued till obtaining her PhD from Åbo Akademi in 2005. During this period, she worked on the development of potentiometric ion sensors based on conducting polymers for various applications such as chemical process control and clinical analysis. In 2006, she took up a postdoctoral position within the Centre for Bioanalytical Sciences (CBAS) at DCU, where she primarily focused on the development of analytical methods and technologies for the rapid screening of very complex media in biopharmaceutical processes. She then joined the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC), DCU, in 2009, where she coordinated a research program focused on the development of novel microfluidic platforms for a wide range of (bio)analytical applications, including biotechnology and environmental analysis. 


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Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 A. Nyabadza, J. Kane, M. Vázquez, S. Sreenilayam, D. Brabazon (2021) 'Multi-material production of 4D shape memory polymer composites' In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Netherlands : Elsevier.
2014 A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Developments of laser fabrication methods for lab-on-chip microfluidic multisensing devices' In: Comprehensive Materials Processing, Volume 13, Chapter 17. Oxford, UK : Elsevier Science.
2007 J. Bobacka, M. Vazquez, F. Sundfors, K. Mikhelson, A. Lewenstam, A. Ivaska (2007) 'Determination of Ca(II) in wood pulp using a calcium-selective electrode with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducer' In: Electrochemical Sensor Analysis; Volume 2: Analytical Protocols: Potentiometric Sensors. Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Elsevier.

Edited Book

Year Publication
2005 Åbo Akademis Tryckeri (Ed.). (2005) Potentiometric Ion Sensors Based on Conducting Polymers - as ion-to-electron transducers and ion-selective membranes. Abo Akademi University: Åbo Akademis Tryckeri, Åbo, Finland,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Nyabadza, A.;Vázquez, M.;Fitzpatrick, B.;Brabazon, D. (2022) 'Effect of liquid medium and laser processing parameters on the fabrication of carbon nanoparticles via pulsed laser ablation in liquid towards paper electronics'. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 636 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Nyabadza, A.;Vázquez, M.;Coyle, S.;Fitzpatrick, B.;Brabazon, D. (2021) 'Magnesium nanoparticle synthesis from powders via pulsed laser ablation in liquid for nanocolloid production'. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 McCann, R.;Vázquez, M.;Stalcup, A.;Brabazon, D. (2021) 'Fabrication of microstructured planar chromatography platforms via laser ablation'. Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Nyabadza, A.;Vázquez,M.;Coyle, S.;Fitzpatrick, B.;Brabazon, D. (2021) 'Review of Materials and Fabrication Methods for Flexible Nano and Micro-Scale Physical and Chemical Property Sensors'. Applied Sciences, 11 (18). [DOI]
2021 Vázquez, M;Anfossi, L;Ben-Yoav, H;Diéguez, L;Karopka, T;Della Ventura, B;Abalde-Cela, S;Minopoli, A;Di Nardo, F;Shukla, VK;Teixeira, A;Tvarijonaviciute, A;Franco-Martínez, L (2021) 'Use of some cost-effective technologies for a routine clinical pathology laboratory'. Lab on a Chip, . [DOI]
2020 K. Laganovska, A. Zolotarjovs, M. Vázquez, K. McDonnell, J. Liepins, H. Ben-Yoav, V. Karitans, K. Smitsa (2020) 'Portable low-cost open-source wireless spectrophotometer for fast and reliable measurements'. Hardwarex, 7 .
2018 R. McCann, K. Bagga, G. Duaux, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2018) 'Taguchi method modelling of Nd:YAG laser ablation of microchannels on cyclic olefin polymer film'. Optics and Laser Technology, 106 :265-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optlastec.2018.04.011
2017 E. Duffy, R. Padovani, X. He, R. Gorkin, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, E. Nesterenko, P.N. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull, M. Vázquez (2017) 'New strategies for stationary phase integration within centrifugal microfluidic platforms for applications in sample preparation and pre-concentration'. Analytical Methods, 9 :1998-2006. [DOI]
2017 R. McCann, C. Hughes, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2017) 'Pulsed laser deposition of plasmonic nanostructured gold on flexible transparent polymers at atmospheric pressure'. Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, 50 . [DOI]
2017 K. Bagga, R. McCann, F O'Sullivan, P. Ghosh, S. Krishnamurthy, A. Stalcup, M. Vazquez, D. Brabazon (2017) 'Nanoparticle functionalized laser patterned substrate: an innovative route towards low cost biomimetic platforms'. RSC Advances, 7 :8060-8069. [DOI]
2017 R. McCann, K. Bagga, E. McCarthy, A. Al-Hamaoy, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2017) 'Carbon nanoparticle functionalisation of laser textured polymer surfaces for chemical and biological speciation'. Lasers in Engineering, 36 :63-72.
2016 I.U. Ahad, H. Fiedorowicz, B. Bunder, T.J. Kaldonski, M. Vázquez, A. Bartnik, D. Brabazon (2016) 'Extreme Ultraviolet Surface Modification of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for Surface Structuring and Wettability Control'. Acta Physica Polonica A, 129 :241-243.
2016 R. McCann, K. Bagga, R. Groarke, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2016) 'Microchannel fabrication on cyclic olefin polymer substrates via1064 nm Nd:YAG laser ablation'. Applied Surface Science, 387 :603-608. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.06.059
2015 E. Chikarakara, P. Fitzpatrick, E. Moore, T. Levingstone, L. Grehan, C. Higginbotham, M. Vázquez, K. Bagga, S. Naher, D. Brabazon (2015) 'In vitro fibroblast and pre-osteoblastic cellular responses on laser surface modified Ti-6Al-4V'. Biomedical Materials, 10 :015007-(1-11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-6041/10/1/015007
2015 K. Bagga and R. McCann and M. Wang and A. Stalcup and M. Vázquez and D. Brabazon (2015) 'Laser assisted synthesis of carbon nanoparticles with controlled viscosities for printing applications'. 447 :263-268. [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2014.10.046
2014 A. Ben Azouz, S. Murphy, S. Karazi, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Fast Fabrication Process of Microfluidic Devices Based on Cyclic Olefin Copolymer'. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 29 :93-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2013.811739
2014 M. Lipowiecki, M. Ryvolová, A. Töttösi, N. Kolmer, S. Naher, S.A. Brennan, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Permeability of rapid prototyped artificial bone scaffold structures'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 102 :4127-4135. [DOI]
2014 P.F. O'Neill, A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, S. Marczak, Z. Slouka, H.C. Chang, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Advances in three-dimensional rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices for biological applications'. Biomicrofluidics, 8 :052112-(1-11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4898632
2014 A. Al-Hamaoy, E. Chirakara, H. Jawad, K. Gupta, D. Kumar, M.S. Ramachandra Rao, S. Krishnamurthy, M. Morshed, E. Fox, D. Brougham, X. He, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Liquid Phase – Pulsed Laser Ablation: A route to fabricate different carbon nanostructures'. Applied Surface Science, 302 :141-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.09.102
2014 M. Vazquez , D. Moore , X. He , A. Ben Azouz, E. Nesterenko, P. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Focussed ion beam serial sectioning and imaging of monolithic materials for 3D reconstruction and morphological parameter evaluation'. The Analyst, 139 :99-104.
2012 A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2012) 'Laser processing of quartz for microfluidic device fabrication'. 445 :436-441.
2011 M. Vázquez, F. Shang, J. Omamogho, D. Brabazon, J. Glennon, B. Paull (2011) 'Sample extraction, preconcentration and purification in centrifugal CD micro-fluidic platforms'. TRAC-TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 30 :1575-1586.
2011 D. Collins, E. Nesterenko, D. Connolly, M. Vázquez, M. Macka, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2011) 'Versatile capillary column temperature control using a thermoelectric array based platform'. Analytical Chemistry, 83 :4307-4313.
2010 M. Vázquez, B. Paull (2010) 'Recent and advanced applications of monoliths and related porous polymer gels in micro-fluidic devices'. Analytica Chimica Acta, 668 :100-113.
2010 Z. Walsh, M. Vázquez, F. Benito-Lopez, B. Paull, M. Macka, F. Svec, D. Diamond (2010) 'The use of scanning contactless conductivity detection for the characterisation of stationary phases in micro-fluidic chips'. Lab on a Chip, 10 :1777-1780.
2010 M. Vázquez, C. Frankenfeld, W.K.T. Coltro, E. Carrilho, D. Diamond, S.M. Lunte (2010) 'Dual contactless conductivity and amperometric detection on hybrib PDMS/glass electrophoreis microchips'. THE ANALYST (PRINT), 135 :96-103. [DOI]
2005 Vázquez M., Bobacka J., Ivaska A. (2005) 'Potentimetric sensors for Ag+ based on poly(3-octylthiophene) (POT)'. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY (PRINT), 9 :865-873. [DOI]
2005 M. Vázquez, J. Bobacka, M. Luostarinen, K. Rissanen, A. Lewenstam, A. Ivaska (2005) 'Potentiometric sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) doped with sulfonated calix[4]arene and calix[4]resorcarenes'. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY (PRINT), 9 :312-319. [DOI]
2004 M. Vázquez, J. Bobacka, A. Ivaska, A. Lewenstam (2004) 'Small volume radial flow cell for all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'. Talanta, 62 :57-63. [DOI]
2004 M. Vázquez, P. Danielsson, J. Bobacka, A. Lewenstam, A. Ivaska (2004) 'Solution-cast films of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducers in all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 97 :182-189. [DOI]
2002 M. Vázquez, J. Bobacka, A. Ivaska, A. Lewenstam (2002) 'Influence of oxygen and carbon dioxide on the electrochemical stability of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) used as ion-to-electron transducer in all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 82 :7-13. [DOI]
2001 M. Vázquez, K. Mikhelson, S. Piepponen, J. Rämö, M. Sillanpää, A. Ivaska, A. Lewenstam, J. Bobacka (2001) 'Determination of Na+, K+, Ca2+ and Cl- ions in wood pulp using ion-selective electrodes'. Electroanalysis, 13 :1119-1124. 3.0.CO;2-M" target="_blank">[DOI]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2016 K. Bagga, R. McCann, Q. Brasi, J. Coussy, A. Stalcup, M. Vazquez, D. Brabazon (2016) NANOBIOSYSTEMS: PROCESSING, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS IX, San Diego, California, USA Laser-assisted synthesis of ultrapure nanostructures for biological sensing applications [DOI]
2015 R. McCann, K. Bagga, E. McCarthy, A. Al-Hamaoy, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) 38th Matador 2015, Huwei, Taiwan Carbon nanoparticle functionalisation of laser textured polymer surfaces for chemical and biological speciation
2015 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) SPIE Photonics West 2015, San Francisco, USA Laser micro-engineering of functionalised cyclic olefin polymers for microfluidic applications [DOI]
2010 A. Ben Azouz, D. Brabazon, M. Vázquez, M. Macka, B. Paull (2010) EPS 2010, Dublin, Ireland Laser-induced Plasma and Glass Type Effects on the Process of Micro-channel Fabrication Using CO2 Laser
2010 A. Ben Azouz, R. O'Connor, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2010) 21th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF 2010), Austin, Texas Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Strip Processing for Freeform Fabrication of Multi-layered Microfluidic Sensing Systems
2010 A. Ben Azouz, S.M. Karazi, D. Brabazon, M. Vázquez, M. Macka, B. Paull (2010) Nanotech 2010, Anaheim, California Effect of laser processing parameters and glass type on topology of micro-channels
2009 M. Vázquez, F. Benito-López, J.L. García-Cordero, A.J. Ricco, D. Diamond (2009) MicroTAS 2009, Jeju, Korea Analysis of Biopharma Raw Materials by Electrophoresis Microchips with Contactless Conductivity Detection

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2021 A. Nyabadza, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2021) International Student Conference in Metallic Materials 2021 ’Metals for a better tomorrow’ Fundamental modelling of Pulsed Laser Ablation In Liquid Via Monte Carlo Techniques On-line, 12/07/2021-14/07/2021.
2021 J. Kane, M. Vázquez (2021) ExTech XXIII A Novel Copper Nanoparticle-based Colorimetric Method for Detection of Glyphosate at Room Temperature On-line Conference, Alicante, Spain, 29/06/2021-02/07/2021.
2021 J. Kane, M. Vázquez (2021) Analytical Research Forum 2021 (ARF21) A Novel Copper Nanoparticle-based Colorimetric Method for Detection of Glyphosate at Room Temperature Online Conference, UK, 15/06/2021-16/06/2021.
2021 J. Kane, M. Vázquez (2021) COST Action CA16215 (PortASAP) 2021 Room Temperature Glyphosate Detection using Citrate Capped Copper Nanoparticles Web Conference, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy, 10/02/2021-11/02/2021.
2020 A. Nyabadza, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2020) International Student Conference in Metallic Materials 2020 ’Sustainability in Metals Manufacturing’ Pulsed Laser Ablation In Liquid: Monte Carlo Modelling Of The Electron Cloud Evolution in Liquid Water Online Conference, UK and Ireland, 13/07/2020-17/07/2020.
2020 M. Vázquez, J. Kane, L. Grimes (2020) COST Action CA16215 (PortASAP) Web Conference 2020 Portable centrifugal microfluidic platforms for on-site analysis of herbicides Web Conference, Technical University of Crete, Greece, 18/06/2020-19/06/2020.
2019 K. McDonnell, M. Vázquez (2019) 26th Symposium on Electroseparation and Liquid Phase-separation Techniques (ITP2019) Portable centrifugal microfluidic platforms for on-site analysis of herbicides Toulouse, France, 01/09/2019-04/09/2019.
2018 M. Vázquez (2018) Rapid Methods Europe (RME 2018) Portable microfluidic platforms for on-site sample preparation and analysis Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 05/11/2018-07/11/2018.
2017 S. Somani, M. Vázquez (2017) Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences (NALS 2017) 3D printing of polymeric nanofluidic channels Gijón, Spain, 13/12/2017-15/12/2017.
2017 D. Izquierdo-Valdés, M.C. Blanco-López, M. Vázquez (2017) Nanomaterials Applied to Life Sciences (NALS 2017) Porous polymer monolith columns in 3D-printed microfluidic chips for capillary electrochromatography of proteins Gijón, Spain, 13/12/2017-15/12/2017.
2017 R. McCann, C. Hughes, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2017) International Conference on Laser Ablation COLA 2017 Single-step laser deposition of nanostructured gold thin films on flexible polymer substrates Marseille, France, 03/09/2017-08/09/2017.
2017 R. McCann, C. Hughes, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2017) 20th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM 2017) Single-step laser deposition of nanostructured gold thin films on flexible polymer substrates Dublin, Ireland, 26/04/2017-28/04/2017.
2016 M. Vázquez (2016) DCU Water Institute-Agilent Symposium on Advanced Analytical Methods for Environmental Analysis of Water Solid-phase Micro-extraction Centrifugal Microfluidic Discs for Preconcentration of Water Pollutants Dublin, Ireland, 28/01/2016-28/01/2016.
2016 P.F. O’Neill, R. McCann, C. Hughes, K. Bagga, R. Groarke, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, T. Skrobisz, A. Scigliano, F. Klacsmann, Y. Men, S. Senapati, H.-C. Chang, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon, (2016) 31st International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2016) Photonic assisted fabrication of advanced liquid UTLC and modular SPE chromatographic platforms Cork, Ireland, 28/08/2016-01/09/2018.
2016 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) Institute of Physics (IOP) Ireland Spring Meeting Confined atmospheric pulsed laser deposition of nanostructured ultrathin films Belfast, North Ireland, 20/02/2016-.
2016 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) 31st International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2016) Laser fabricated cyclic olefin polymer-based ultrathin layer chromatography platforms Cork, Ireland, 28/08/2016-01/09/2016.
2016 K. Bagga, R. McCann, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) 4th Conference on Advanced Nanoparticle Generation and Excitation by Lasers in Liquids (ANGEL 2016) Laser assisted synthesis of carbon nanostructures with controlled viscosity for printing and biological sensing applications Essen, Germany, 09/05/2016-12/05/2016.
2016 K. Bagga, R. McCann, R. Groarke, B. Freeland, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) Materials Science & Technology 2016 Laser assisted synthesis of ligand free nanostructures for sensing applications Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 23/10/2016-27/10/2016.
2016 K. Bagga, R. McCann, F. O’Sullivan, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2016) SPIE Optics & Photonics 2016 Laser assisted synthesis of ultapure nanostructures for biological sensing applications San Diego, California, USA, 28/08/2016-01/10/2016.
2015 M. Vázquez, A. Ben Azouz, D. Brabazon (2015) 21st Latin-American Symposium on Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Industrial Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Technology (LACE 2015) Internal laser processing of microfluidic channels in polymeric substrates Cartagena, Colombia, 05/12/2015-08/12/2015.
2015 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2015) 13th International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA 2015) Confined atmospheric pulsed laser deposition of nanostructured ultrathin films Cairns, Australia, 31/08/2015-04/09/2015.
2015 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) 1st International Conference on Applied Surface Science (ICASS) Picosecond Nd:YAG laser ablation of cyclic olefin polymer substrates for sensing platform fabrication Shanghai, China, 27/07/2015-30/07/2015.
2015 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) SPIE Photonics West 2015 Laser micro-engineering of functionalised cyclic olefin polymers for microfluidic applications San Francisco, USA, 07/02/2015-12/02/2015.
2015 R. McCann, K. Bagga, E. McCarthy, A. Al-Hamaoy, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2015) 38th MATADOR Conference Carbon nanoparticle functionalisation of laser textured polymer surfaces for chemical and biological speciation Huwei, Taiwan, 28/03/2015-30/03/2015.
2014 R. McCann, P. O'Neill, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, D. Diamond, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2014) Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014) Deposition of gold-platinum nanoclusters onto thin film chromatography polymeric sheers for sensing applications Taipei, Taiwan, 21/05/2014-23/05/2014.
2014 R. McCann, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2014) 14th Sir Bernard Crossland Postgraduate Research Symposium Deposition of AuPt nanoclusters onto thin-film polymeric sheets for chromatographic applications Galway, Ireland, 28/04/2014-29/04/2014.
2014 R. McCann, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2014) COST Action MP0903 (NANOALLOY) Conference Deposition of gold-platinum nanoclusters onto thin film chromatography polymeric sheers for sensing applications Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, 05/04/2014-09/04/2014.
2014 P. F. O’Neill, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, S. Marczak, H. C. Chang, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014) Direct fabrication methods for high pressure micro-total analysis systems Taipei, Taiwan, 21/05/2014-23/05/2014.
2014 A. Al-Hamaoy, M. Vázquez, E. Chikarakara, K. Bagga, H. Jawad, K. Gupta, D. Kumar, M. S. R. Rao, E. Fox, D. Brougham, D. Brabazon (2014) NANOSMAT 2014 Fabrication of carbon nanostructures by liquid phase pulsed laser ablation Dublin, Ireland, 08/09/2014-11/09/2014.
2014 P. F. O'Neill, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) NANOSMAT 2014 Direct fabrication methods for micro-total analysis systems Dublin, Ireland, 08/09/2014-11/09/2014.
2014 R. McCann, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) Analytical Research Forum 2014 (ARF14) Deposition of AuPt nanoclusters onto thin-film polymeric sheets for chromatographic application London, UK, 07/07/2014-.
2014 K. Bagga, R. McCann, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 4th International Colloids Conference Surface Design & Engineering ‘Green’ laser-based synthesis of carbon nanostructures with controlled morphology for biological sensing applications Madrid, Spain, 15/07/2014-18/07/2014.
2014 R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) NANOSMAT 2014 Characterisation of laser nano-textured and carbon nano-particle coated polymer surfaces Dublin, Ireland, 08/09/2014-11/09/2014.
2014 M. Vázquez, R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, D. Brabazon (2014) ITP & LACE 2014 Direct laser writing of microfluidic channels prepared on cyclic olefin polymer for biological applications Natal, Brazil, 04/10/2014-08/10/2014.
2014 M. Vázquez (2014) 1st Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment Centrifugal microfluidic discs for solid-phase micro-extraction applications Caparica, Portugal, 08/12/2014-10/12/2014.
2013 M. Vázquez, E. Duffy, X. He, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, E. P. Nesterenko, P. N. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2013) HPLC 2013 Centrifugal microfluidic disc integrating carbon monoliths for solid-phase micro-extraction Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16/06/2013-20/06/2013.
2013 A. Rincon, Y. Wong K, F.A. Gomez, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2013) Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference 2013 Optimization of centrifugal microfluidic disc design for separations via monolithic silica discs Washington D.C., USA, 28/02/2013-02/03/2013.
2013 M. Vázquez (2013) Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials 2013 Overview of analytical methods developed within the Center for Bioanalytical Sciences for Raw Material Analysis Vienna, Austria, 17/06/2013-20/06/2013.
2013 A. Al-Hamaoy, E. Chikarakara, R. Rao, S. Krishnamurthy, M. Morshed, E. Fox, D. Brougham, A. Morrissey, M. Vázquez, X. He, H. Jawad, D. Brabazon, (2013) European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (EMRS 2013) Fabrication of carbon nanoparticles via liquid phase pulsed laser ablation of graphite Strasbourg, France, 27/05/2013-31/05/2013.
2013 M. Vázquez, X. He, E. Duffy, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, E. Nesterenko, P.N. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull, (2013) 20th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase- Separation Techniques (ITP 2013) Solid-phase micro-extraction centrifugal microfluidic disc integrating carbon monolithic stationary phases Tenerife, Spain, 06/10/2013-09/10/2013.
2012 A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2012) 15th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2012) Fast fabrication process of cyclic olefin copolymer microfluidic sensing systems Wollongong, Australia, 23/09/2012-26/09/2012.
2012 M. Vázquez, R. Padovani, E. Duffy, R. Gorkin, J. Alvarado, F.A. Gomez, J. Ducrée, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2012) 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC 2012) Novel strategy for integration of micro-extraction columns in centrifugal microfluidic platforms Riva del Garda, Italy, 27/05/2012-01/06/2012.
2012 Vazquez, M. (2012) Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials 2012 Analysis of water-soluble vitamins in cell culture media used in biopharma production Cologne, Germany, 27/06/2012-28/06/2012.
2011 M. Vázquez, E. Nesterenko, P. Clarke, R. Thompson, B. O’Connor, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2011) 16th European Carbohydrate Symposium Parallel analysis of glycoproteins using lectin-functionalised monolithic columns integrated in hybrid silicon/glass microfluidic chips Sorrento, Italy, 03/07/2011-07/07/2011.
2011 A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) 14th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2011) Laser processing of quartz glass for the purpose of microfluidic device fabrication Istanbul, Turkey, 13/07/2011-16/07/2011.
2011 A. Ben Azouz, X. He, D. Moore, M. Vázquez, E. Nesterenko, D. Collins B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) 36th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2011) Carbon and polymer monolith FIB serial sectioning and imaging for 3D surface reconstruction and morphological parameter evaluation Budapest, Hungary, 19/06/2011-23/06/2011.
2011 A. Ben Azouz, S. Karazi, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) Photonics Ireland Laser Processing of PMMA and Polycarbonate for the purpose of internal fabrication of microfluidic channels Malahide, Ireland, 07/09/2011-09/09/2011.
2011 E. Duffy, M. Vázquez, R. Gorkin, J. Ducrée, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2011) 11th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Analysis (APCE 2011) Centrifugally Driven Micro-Extraction on a Microfluidic Disc Integrating Porous Polymer Monoliths as Column Frits Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 27/11/2011-30/11/2011.
2011 A. Ben Azouz, S. Karazi, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) 6th Conference on Analytical Sciences Ireland (CASi 2011) Internal laser processing of poly(methylmethacrylate) and polycarbonate for the purpose of microfluidic fabrication Dublin, Ireland, 21/02/2011-22/02/2011.
2010 Ben Azouz A., Brabazon D., Vázquez M., Macka M. (2010) TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2010 Effect of laser processing parameters and glass type on topology of micro-channels Anaheim, California, U.S.A, 21/06/2010-25/06/2010.
2010 Vázquez M., Paull B. (2010) The 2nd International Workshop on Analytical Miniaturization A Novel Method for In Situ Preparation of Monolithic Stationary Phases in Specific Areas of Microfluidic Channels by Thermally Initiated Polymerisation Oviedo, Spain, 07/06/2010-08/06/2010.
2010 Ben-Azouz A.,Brabazon D., Vázquez M., Macka M. and Paull B. (2010) The 21st International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium 2010 Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Strip Processing for Freeform Fabrication of Multi-layered Microfluidic Sensing Systems Austin, Texas, USA, 09/08/2010-11/08/2010.
2010 L. Doyle, M. Vázquez, B. Paull (2010) Hamilton/Beaufort Symposium Packing of particulate columns in silicon/glass chips using micro-pillars as column frit DCU, Dublin, 13/08/2010-.
2010 M. Vázquez, D. Collins, E. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2010) UNSCR 2nd Annual Symposium A novel method for in situ preparation of monolithic stationary phases in specific areas of microfluidic channels by thermally initiated polymerisation Dublin City University, Ireland, 29/09/2010-.
2010 M.Vázquez, D. Collins, E. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2010) ISC 2010 Preparation of monoliths in glass/silicon microfluidic chips as stationary phases and frits for column packing Valencia, Spain, 12/09/2010-16/09/2010.
2010 A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon and B. Paull (2010) YMC: Research and Innovations conference Development Of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Multilayered Microfluidic Passive Mixers Sketty Hall, Near Swansea University, Wales, 17/09/2010-.
2010 Collins D., Moyna A., Vazquez M., Brabazon D., Paull B., Macka M. (2010) 35th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2010) Generation of temperature gradients and longitudinal profiles along LC capillary columns through the use of Peltier arrays and thermal imaging Boston, USA, 19/06/2010-24/06/2010.
2010 Ben Azouz, A., Brabazon, D., Vázquez, M., Macka, M., and Paull, B. (2010) 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics Laser-induced Plasma and Glass Type Effects on the Process of Micro-channel Fabrication Using CO2 Laser Dublin, Ireland, 21/06/2010-25/06/2010.
2010 A. Ben Azouz, D. Brabazon, M. Vázquez, M. Macka and B. Paull (2010) Faculty Research Day FRI2010 Effect of laser processing parameters and glass type on topology of micro-channels Dublin City University, Ireland, 12/05/2010-.
2009 Vázquez M., Benito-López F., Diamond D. (2009) International Conference on Trends in Bioanalytical Sciences and Biosensors 2009 (ICTBSB 2009) Application of Electrophoresis Microchips with Contactless Conductivity Detection to the Analysis of Biopharma Raw Materials Dublin, Ireland, 26/01/2009-27/01/2009.
2009 Vázquez M., Benito-López F., García-Cordero J.L., Ricco A.J., Diamond D. (2009) 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences(MicroTAS 2009) Analysis of Biopharma Raw Materials by Electrophoresis Microchips with Contactless Conductivity Detection Jeju, Korea, 01/11/2009-05/11/2009.
2009 Benito-López F., Vázquez M., García-Cordero J.L., Diamond D. (2009) International Conference on Trends in Bioanalytical Sciences and Biosensors 2009 (ICTBSB 2009) Analysis of Water-soluble Vitamins in Biopharma Raw Materials by Electrophoresis Micro-chips with Contactless Conductivity Detection Dublin, Ireland, 26/01/2009-27/01/2009.
2009 Vázquez M., Frankenfeld C., Coltro W.K.T., Carrilho E., Diamond D., Lunte S. M. (2009) Pittcon 2009 Dual Electrochemical Detection on Hybrid PDMS/glass Electrophoresis Microchips Chicago, USA, 08/03/2009-13/03/2009.
2008 Vázquez M., Benito-López F., Diamond D.,Alwael H., Connolly D., Paull B. (2008) GlycoSciences Ireland Launch Advanced Separations and Microfluidic Platforms Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 08/04/2008-08/04/2008.
2008 Vazquez M., Diamond D. (2008) Pittcon 2008 Application of Contactless Conductivity Detection in the Analysis of Non-UV Absorbing Water-Soluble Vitamins by Capillary LC New Orleans, USA, 03/03/2008-07/03/2008.
2007 Vazquez, M.; Lunte, S.; Diamond, D. (2007) Pittcon 2007 Application of Contactless Conductivity Detection in Bioprocess Monitoring Chicago- USA, 25/02/2007-02/03/2007.
2005 Bobacka, J.; Vazquez, M., Mousavi, Z.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A.; (2005) 4th Baltic Conference on Electrochemistry Potentiometric sensors for silver based on conductive polymers Greifswald- Germany, 13/03/2005-16/03/2005.
2005 Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J.; Ivaska, A.; (2005) International Conference on Electrochemical Sensors, Matrafured 2005 Potentiometric sensors for Ag+ based on chemically and electrochemically polymerized poly(3-octylthiophene) Matrafured- Hungary, 13/11/2005-18/11/2005.
2004 Vazquez, M.; Danielsson, P.; Bobacka, J.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2004) 10th International Conference on Electroanalysis (ESEAC 2004) Solution-cast films of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as solid contact material in ion-selective electrodes Galway- Ireland, 06/06/2004-10/06/2004.
2003 Bobacka, J.; Mousavi, Z.; Vazquez, M.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2003) 54th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry Potentiometric ion sensors based on conducting polymers doped with sulfonated calixarenes Sao Pedro- Brazil, 31/08/2003-05/09/2005.
2003 Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2003) International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2003) Conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene doped with sulfonated calix[4]resorcarene; Ag+-selective sensor Paris- France, 16/06/2003-20/06/2003.
2003 Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J.; Lewenstam. A.; Ivaska, A. (2003) International Workshop on Electrochemistry of Electroactive Materials (WEEM-2003) A comparative study of potentiometric ion sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) doped with sulfonated calix[4]arene and calix[4]resorcarene Bad Herrenalb- Germany, 22/07/2003-27/07/2003.
2002 Bobacka, J.; Vazquez, M.; Sundfors, F.; Soedergard, M.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2002) 53rd Annual Meeting for the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE 2002) Potentiometric ion sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducer Dusseldorf- Germany, 15/09/2002-20/09/2002.
2002 Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J., Ivaska, A., Lewenstam, A. (2002) 9th International Conference on ElectroAnalysis (ESEAC 2002) Small-volume radial flow cell for all-solid-sate ion-selective electrodes Cracow- Poland, 09/06/2002-13/06/2002.
2000 Bobacka, J., Mikhelson, K.; Vazquez, M.; Ivaska, A., Lewenstam, A. (2000) 8th International Conference on ElectroAnalysis (ESEAC 2000) Determination of ions in wood pulp by ISESs Bonn- Germany, 11/06/2000-15/06/2000.
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Member of the Spanish Research Society in Ireland (SRSI) Member, Treasurer (2016-2018) -
Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) Member -
California Separation Science Society (CASSS) Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2018 CAMS Fellowship 2018 Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund
01/06/2012 Technology & Innovation Development Training Award Science Foundation Ireland
01/12/2012 NCSR Photo Competition 2012 - Theme: Science and Sensors. 1st Prize NCSR, DCU
01/05/2002 Award for the best oral presentation Graduate School of Materials Research, Finland

Committees

Committee Function From / To
I-Form Public Engagement Committee 15/09/2020 -
Faculty of Science & Health International Committee 11/03/2019 -
Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre 03/04/2017 -
National Centre for Sensor Research 12/10/2015 -

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
2022 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement SciFest 2022, DCU Judge
2019 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Irish Chemistry Olympiad 2019, DCU Member of Organising & Scientific Committee
2018 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement 50th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2018), Slovakia & Czech Republic 19-29 July, 2018 Head Mentor
2018 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Irish Chemistry Olympiad 2018, DCU Member of Organising & Scientific Committee
2018 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement SciFest 2018, DCU Judge
2017 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement SciFest 2017, DCU Judge
2017 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement 49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2017), Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, 6-15 July, 2017 Mentor
2017 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Irish Chemistry Olympiad 2017, DCU Member of Organising & Scientific Committee
2016 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement SciFest 2016,DCU Judge
2016 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO 2016), Bali, Indonesia, 2-11 December, 2016 Leader (Chemistry)
2016 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Irish Chemistry Olympiad 2016, DCU Member of Organising & Scientific Committee
2015 Educational Outreach/Public Engagement 47th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO 2015), Baku, Azerbaijan, 20-29 July, 2015 Mentor

Research Interests

  • Miniaturisation and integration of analytical systems for environmental monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and in-process quality control
  • Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-CD devices for sample preparation, preconcentration and analysis
  • Fast prototyping methods such as 3D printing
  • Integration of particulate/monolithic stationary phases into microfluidic channels
  • Miniaturised electrochemical sensors (amperometric, potentiometric, conductimetric) and dual detection systems
  • Low-cost optical detection systems
  • Fast separation methods by capillary HPLC and microchip electrophoresis

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Kane ,Jason Master of Science Supervisor
Nyabadza ,Anesu PhD Supervisor

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Inorganic and Physical Chemistry CS108
2022 Basic Sciences for Engineering FSH104
2022 Synthesis and Analysis of Pharmaceuticals CS363
2022 Advanced Analytical Applications CS409