Dr. David O’Connor is currently an assistant lecturer in the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Dublin Institute of Technology (2015). He is involved in all aspects of undergraduate teaching from lecturing to laboratory demonstration. He current teaches on topics in both physical and environmental chemistry such as thermodynamics, photochemistry, introduction to environmental chemistry and advanced environmental chemistry.
He is currently the research convener for the school organizing several yearly public lectures (from renowned scientists) on current and ongoing research in the areas of medicinal and environmental chemistry.
He has previously held post-doctoral positions at the University of Denver (Marie Curie Fellowship) and University College Cork, which involved numerous field and laboratory studies on atmospherically relevant species and processes.
His current research interests are focused on (i) Production of an Irish Bioaerosol monitoring network and forecast. (ii) The interaction between gaseous and aerosol phases in the atmosphere. (iii) Biological and chemical aerosol characterization and source determination. (iv) The atmospheric degradation of fungal/bacterial volatile organic compounds.
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