Dr John Colleran

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e: john.colleran@dit.ie 

Lecturer in Chemistry
BA (Mod), Ph.D


Research Interests

Current research interests are focused on development and characterization of composite materials for novel biological, inorganic and environmental applications:

  1. Composite modified electrodes for applications in electrochemical sensing and bio-sensing, energy, & environmental technologies.
  2. Elucidation of mechanism and kinetics of redox reactions at modified electrodes.
  3. Composit fine-tuning using nano-materials.
  4. Electrochemical characterisation of organometallic compounds.

Selected Publications 

  1. Non-trivial solution chemistry between amido-pyridylcalix[4]arenes and some metal salts; J. Colleran, D. F. Donlon, B. Creaven, and J.McGinley, Dalton Transactions, 2010, 39, 10928–10936.
  2. Studying the localised Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles on Self-Assembled Monolayers by Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM); E. Malel, J. Colleran and D. Mandler, Electrochimica Acta, 2011, 56, 6945-6961.
  3. Local Deposition of Silver and Gold Nanoparticles on PEDOT; T. Danielli, J. Colleran and D. Mandler, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2011, 13, 20345-20353.
  4. Simultaneous Electrochemical Detection of the Catecholamines and Ascorbic Acid at PEDOT/S-β-CD modified Gold Electrodes; J. Colleran and C. Breslin, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2012, 667, 30-37.
  5. Potent Oxidative DNA Cleavage by the Di-Copper Cytotoxin: [Cu2(µ-terephthalate)(1,10-phen)4]2+ ; A. Prisecaru, M. Devereux, N. Barron, M. McCann, J. Colleran, A. Casey, V. McKee and A. Kellett, Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 6906 – 6908.
  6. A New Phenanthroline-Oxazine Ligand: Synthesis, Coordination Chemistry and Atypical DNA Binding Interaction, M. McCann, J. McGinley,K. Ni, M. O’Connor, K. Kavanagh, V. McKee, M. Devereux,J. Colleran, N. Gathergood,N. Barron,A. Prisecaru and A. Kellett, Chemical Communications, CC-COM-12-2012-038710.R1, (Accepted, Feb 2013).


Funding Awarded

  • €391,909:  Principle Investigator, Enterprise Ireland, Technology Development (EI CFTD 2008/142), 2009 - 2012.
  • €11,161:  Science Foundation Ireland, Short Term Travel Fellowship, 2008. (Prof. Daniel Mandler group, HUJI)
  • €10,000: (Co-author )Translation Research Hub (NUIM, DCU, RCSI), 2012. 



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