Engineering Research Institute
Lecturer in Engineering MaterialsRoom number: 25A20
Telephone: +44 28 90368942
School of Engineering
University of Ulster
Patrick SM Dunlop is a Chartered Biologist coming from an applied biology and chemistry background. His research interests include the synthesis, characterisation and application of nanostructured materials for the disinfection of microorganisms in water and wastewater and the production of self-cleaning and self-disinfecting medical devices/surfaces.
Profile/Research Interests: Dr Dunlop was recently appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Engineering (2011) following 11 years postdoctoral research (Associate and Fellow) in the area of Clean Technology and diagnostic sensors at NIBEC. He is currently involved in the ongoing collaborative DELNI/SFI/NSF grant focused on the mechanism of degradation of microcystins in water using visible light active photocatalytic materials (in collaboration with the University Cincinnati, International Florida University and Dublin Institute of Technology, funded under the US-Ireland Initiative, selected by NSF review) and the EU FP7 SME Capacities project (Aquapulse) focused on the development of photocatalytic water treatment technology utilising UV LEDs. He also has ongoing collaborative research with a range of leading European Universities and Research Institutes on projects relating to applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes. He has co-supervised 3 PhD’s, 5 MSc’s and over 25 undergraduate dissertations to successful completion. Dr Dunlop has published 27 peer reviewed research articles (h-index = 10) and 3 book chapters. He is a chartered member of the Society of Biology and has served a number of roles on the Northern Ireland Committee over the past 10 years. He is also a member of the UK Semiconductor Photochemistry Network (established with EPSRC funding) and the European Federation of Photocatalysis.
Prof Manish Chhowalla, Rutgers University, USA
IOPI Lecture: Chemically exfoliated 2D Materials: Disorder engineering as route for enhancing functionality; Venue: NIBEC, 4 pm on Wednesday 16 October 2013