Research Interests/Groups in the School
Chemistry, as a physical science, is traditionally focussed on the study of the composition, properties, and reactivity of matter. Increasing interaction is happening between chemistry and other sciences, most notably the biological sciences, but also other fields such as mathematics, engineering and computing, and material sciences. As chemistry bridges many of the other natural sciences, research in chemistry plays a pivotal role in a sustainable and prosperous future for us all. For instance, our School's research is concerned with a broad range of societal challenges including effective drug design is to combat disease, converting waste products into energy, and designing next-generation sensing technologies for improved decision-making about our health and our environmental management.
Currently we have eighteen academics in our School with research interests spanning the breadth of chemistry, including reasearch in the areas of biological, environmental, inorganic, organic, materails, analytical, and physical chemistry. The School works collaboratively in various ways, both within the School and as well more broadly with other Schools across the University. The School plays a major role in several of DCU's research centres, including the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), the National Insititute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB), the DCU Water Institute(WI), the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APT), and the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics.
Below is a current list of academic members of our School with active research groups. Please clcik on their names to link you to their profile pages that will provide you with a detailed overview of their respective research areas.
For informal discussions on post-graduate opportunities in the School, please contact the Research Convenor, Dr. Aoife Morrin.
- Prof. Dermot Diamond Chemo-receptor design, sensors and analytical methods
- Dr. Odilla Finlayson Science education
- Prof. Robert Forster Electrochemistry, interfacial science and spectroscopy
- Dr. John Gallagher Synthesis and structure in chemistry
- Dr. Brian Kelleher Molecular mechanisms of natural processes
- Dr. Peter Kenny Synthesis and structural characterisation of biologically active compounds and anion sensing agents
- Prof. Tia Keyes Molecular spectroscopy and photochemistry
- Prof. Conor Long Organometallic chemistry
- Dr. Kieran Nolan Supramolecular-medicinal chemistry
- Prof. Mary Pryce Organometallic chemistry
- Prof. Fiona Regan Analytical method development
- Prof Apryll Stalcup Sensors and separations
- Prof. Han Vos New ruthenium compounds for solar energy and sensor devices
- Dr. Aoife Morrin Electroanalytical chemistry and materials
- Dr. Blanaid White Analytical chemistry
- Dr. Andrew Kellett Medicinal Chemistry
- Dr. Mercedes Vasquez Seperations and microfluidics
- Dr. Emma Coyle Organic Chemistry