Prof Declan McCormack

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Head, School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
BA (Mod), Ph.D, MRSC, CChem, FICI

 Dr Declan McCormack


  • Completed PhD "The synthesis and characterization of nafion bound material" under the joint supervision of Prof John Kelly and Dr. Mike Lyons ( TCD ) and Dr Michel Pineri, CEN, Grenoble.
  • Appointed Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the School in 1990.
  • Appointed Head of School 2005
  • Academic Director, Centre for Research in Enginnering Surface Technology (CREST)


Academic Interests:

Teaching thermodynamics, materials chemistry and surface & colloid chemistry to undergraduate students inYear 3 and Year 4. (DT203, DT261, DT227, DT299).


Current research interests:

  • Environmental & toxicological impact of nanoparticles.
  • Sol-gel preparation of nanoparticulate materials.
  • Nanoparticulate ZnO and its electronic applications.
  • Photophysical properties of quantum dots.


Recent Publications:

  • “Rapid Microwave Synthesis of Mesoporous TiO2 for Electrochromic Displays”  P. Periyat, N. Leyland, D. E. McCormack, J. Colreavy, D. Corr and S. C. Pillai, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 3650 - 3655
  • “Benefits of hydrophobicity and silver ion release for protection of environmental and clinical surfaces, Dual-action hygienic coatings:” N. Stobie, B. Duffy, J. Colreavy, P. McHale, S.J. Hinder, D.E. McCormack, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2010, 345(2), 286-292  doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2010.02.009
  • “Microwave-assisted synthesis of ZnO micro-javelins”, S. C. Padmanabhan, D. Ledwith, S. C. Pillai, D. E. McCormack and J. M. Kelly, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 9250 – 9259
  • “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, 2009, 72, 62–67
  • One-Pot Synthesis of Anionic (Nitrogen) and Cationic (Sulfur) Co-doped High Temperature Stable Visible Light Active Anatase Photocatalysts Pradeepan Periyat, Declan E. McCormack, Steven J. Hinder, Suresh C. Pillai, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113 (8), pp 3246–3253 (DOI: 10.1021/jp808444y)
  • Guidance Booklet on Safe Handling of Nanoparticles (Impart) NMP4-CT-2005-013968, 2008, D McCormack, N Malanowski, P Sermon, J Hoech
  • Working Report on the Status Quo of Nanomaterials Impact on Human Health and the Environment - Improving the understanding of the impact of nanoparticles on human health and the environment, imPart, 2008, Ed by H. F. Krug.
  • Suresh C. Pillai, John M. Kelly, Declan E. McCormack,and Raghavendra Ramesh, High Performance ZnO Varistors Prepared from Nanocrystalline Precursors for Miniaturised Electronic Devices, J. Mat. Chem., 2008, 18, 3926 - 3932
  • Pradeepan Periyat, Suresh C. Pillai, Declan E. McCormack, John Colreavy, and Steven J. Hinder, Improved High-Temperature Stability and Sun-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Activity of Sulfur-Doped Anatase TiO2, J. Phys Chem C, 2008, 112 (20), 7644–7652.
  • Niall Stobie, Brendan Duffy, Declan E. McCormack, John Colreavy, Martha Hidalgo, Patrick McHale, Steven J. Hinder, Prevention of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation using a low-temperature processed silver-doped phenyltriethoxysilane sol-gel coating, Biomaterials, 2008, 29, 963 - 969.


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