Publications - Hygiene and Corrosion Control group

  1. An investigation of the biochemical properties of tetrazines as potential coating additives, Jaiswal S., Varma P.C.R., O'Neill L., McHale P., Duffy B., Materials Science & Engineering C, 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2012.12.094
  2. Non-cytotoxic antibacterial silver-coumarin complex doped sol-gel coatings, Jaiswal S, Bhattacharya K, Sullivan M, Walsh M, Creaven BS, Laffir F, Duffy B, McHale P. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. Volume 102C, 2013, 412-419.
  3. Preparation and rapid analysis of antibacterial silver, copper and zinc doped sol–gel surfaces, Swarna Jaiswal, Patrick McHale, Brendan Duffy, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 94, 1 June 2012, Pages 170-176
  4. Application of Niobium Enriched Ormosils as Thermally Stable Coatings For Aerospace Aluminium Alloys, P.C. Rajath Varma, Pradeepan Periyat, Mohamed Oubaha, Collette McDonagh and Brendan Duffy, Surface and Coating Technology,  Volume 205, Issue 16, 15th May 2011, Pages 3992 - 3998.
  5. Enhancement of the antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles using β-Cyclodextrin as a capping agent, Swarna Jaiswal Brendan Duffy, Amit Kumar, Niall Stobie, Patrick McHale, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 36, Issue 3, September 2010, Pages 280 - 283.
  6. Corrosion Protection of AA 2024-T3 Aluminium Alloys Using 3,4-Diaminobenzoic Acid Chelated Zirconium-Silane Hybrid Sol-Gels, P.C. Rajath Varma, John Colreavy, John Cassidy, Mohamed Oubaha, Collette McDonagh and Brendan Duffy, Thin Solid Films, Volume 518, Issue 20, 2nd August 2010, Pages 5753-5761.
  7. Dual-Action Hygienic Coatings: Benefits of Hydrophobicity and Silver Ion Release and Surface Analysis, Niall Stobie, Brendan Duffy, John Colreavy, Patrick McHale, Steven Hinder, and Declan McCormack, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 345, Issue 2, 15th May 2010, Pages 286 - 292.
  8. Corrosion Protected Properties of Various Ligand Organic Inorganic Hybrid Coating on AA 2024-T3, Rajath Varma, John Cassidy, Mohamed Oubaha, Collette McDonagh, John Colreavy, and Brendan Duffy, ECS Transactions 24 (1) PP. 231-246.
  9. Silver doped perfluoropolyether-urethane coatings: antibacterial activity and surface analysis, N. Stobie, B. Duffy, S. J. Hinder, D. E. McCormack, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 72(2009) 62-67
  10. Effect of organic chelates on the performance of hybrid sol-gel coated AA 2024-T3 aluminium alloys, P.C. Rajath Varma, John Colreavy, John Cassidy, Mohamed Oubaha, Collette McDonagh, Brendan Duffy, Progress in Organic Coatings 66 (2009) 406-411
  11. Influence of magnesium nitrate on the corrosion performance of sol-gel coated AA2024-T3 aluminium alloy, P.C. Rajath Varma, Brendan Duffy, John Cassidy, Surface & Coatings Technology 204 (2009) 277–284
  12. Prevention of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation using a low-temperature processed silver-doped phenyltriethoxysilane sol-gel coating, Niall Stobie, Brendan Duffy, Declan E. McCormack, John Colreavy, Martha Hidalgo, Patrick McHale, Steven J. Hinder, Biomaterials, 2008, 29, 963 - 969.
  13. Vibrational Spectroscopy for Pathology, from biochemical analysis to diagnostic tool, Fiona Lyng, Eoghan Ó Faoláin, Jennifer Conroy, Aidan Meade, Peter Knief, Brendan Duffy, Mary Hunter, Joe Byrne, Peter Kelehan, Hugh J Byrne, Experimental and Molecular Pathology, Volume 82 (2007)

Non-CREST Publications from Goup

  1. A Baseline Study of Metal Ion Content of Irish Canals by ICP-MS. Fionnuala O’Connor, Brendan Duffy, Trevor Champ and Dermot Diamond. International Journal Of Environmental Analytical Chem, 83 (2003) 713-725

Awards:

  1. DIT Inventors Award 2012 (Overall), Craig Hicks, John Colreavy, Grainne Hargaden, Brendan Duffy.
  2. Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award 2011, Brendan Duffy
  3. Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award 2011, Michael Whelan
  4. DIT Hothouse Awards 2011, Brendan Duffy, John Colreavy, Hugh Hayden, Michael Whelan,  Rajath Varma
  5. DIT Hothouse Awards 2011, John Colreavy, Hugh Hayden, Michael Whelan
  6. DIT Inventors Award 2010 (Highly Recommended), Brendan Duffy, John Colreavy, Hugh Hayden, Michael Whelan, Paul Quinn, Rajath Varma
  7. Best speaker prize- P.C. Rajath Varma: Analytical chemistry in the 60th Irish universities Chemistry Research Colloquium, June 11 – 13th (2008), UCC, Ireland.
  8. Best scientific poster award in 17th International Corrosion Congress (organized by NACE), October 6-10 (2008), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   P.C. Rajath Varma

Patents:

  1. US Patent Pending: 60/996,565 (Filed in November 2007)
  2. EU Patent Pending: 07394029.8
  3. Irl Patent Pending: 2007/0857
  4. Irl Patent Pending: 2009/069111 A2 (June 2009)

Oral Presentations:

  1. M. Whelan, K. Barton, J. Cassidy, J. Colreavy, B. Duffy, Corrosion Inhibitors for Anodised Aluminium, European Conference on Nano Films 2012, Ancona, Italy
  2. Swarna Jaiswal, Brendan Duffy and Patrick McHale. In vitro antibacterial assessment of metal and metal complexes doped sol-gel coating. Oral presentation in DIT 1st Annual Symposium, 28th Jan 2011
  3. Swarna Jaiswal, Brendan Duffy and Patrick McHale. Comparative study of the antibacterial activity of metal (silver, copper & zinc) doped sol-gels using microtiter wells. Oral presentation at International Conference on Antimicrobial Research (ICAR2010), November 3rd-5th, 2010 Valladolid (Spain)
  4. Inhibitor engineering of functional Sol-gel coatings, B. Duffy, P.C.R. Varma, H. Hayden, J. Colreavy, Oral Presentation at Surfair 2010, Biarritz, France
  5. Novel Sealing Process for Anodised Aluminium, Michael Whelan, Martha Hidalgo, Brendan Duffy, Niall Geoghegan, Tom Hyland, John Colreavy, Eurocorr 2009, Nice France
  6. Novel organic inhibitor doped hybrid sol gel coating for corrosion protection of aluminium alloy (AA 2024-T3), B. Duffy, P. C. R. Varma, H. Hayden, J. Colreavy, M. Oubaha, C. McDonagh, Eurocorr 2009, Nice, France
  7. Corrosion protection properties of various ligand modified organic inorganic hybrid coating on AA 2024 alloys, P.C. Rajath Varma, John Colreavy, John Cassidy, Mohamed Oubaha, Collette McDonagh and Brendan Duffy. Oral presentation at Advances in Corrosion Protection by Organic Coatings 2009, Cambridge, UK.
  8. Advanced sol-gel coating for corrosion protective of aerospace aluminium alloys, P.C. Rajath Varma, John Colreavy, John Cassidy, Mohamed Oubaha, Collette McDonagh, Brendan Duffy. Oral presentation at IMFAir 2009, Shropshire, UK

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