Research

Postgraduate Students and Research projects

Agata Los, Atmospheric Cold Plasma as a decontamination strategy for cereal grains, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, 26-Oct-15 to 25-Oct-19, Email: d15126054@student.dit.ie

Albert Uhoraningoga, Supervised by Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, 01-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-20, Email: c12712219@student.dit.ie

Ajay Pal, Development of Novel Anticancer Agents Targeting GPR120, Supervised by Dr. Gemma Kinsella, Dr. James Curtin, 01-Sep-16 to 31-Aug-20

Alessandra Ghion, Development and Evaluation of a Novel Antibacterial Coating, Supervised by Dr. Christine O'Connor, 01-Jan-16 to 31-Dec-19, Email: d15126145@student.dit.ie

Apurva Patange, Microbiological interactions with cold plasma technology, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Jun-14 to 31-May-18, Email: d13129057@mydit.ie

Caitlin Heslin, Cold Plasma for Wound Healing, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Daniela Boehm, 01-Jun-13 to 31-May-17, Email: d12127925@mydit.ie 

Chaitanya Sarangapani, Cold plasma treatment of wastewater, Supervised by Dr. Paula Bourke, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Aug-14 to 31-Jul-16, Email: chaitanya.sarangapani@mydit.ie

Charlene Connolly, The flavour chemistry of selected edible mushrooms and their sensory perception, Supervised by Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr.  Catherine Barry-Ryan, Mr. Juan Valverde Fernandez, 01-Apr-13 to 31-Mar-17, Email: c06631517@student.dit.ie 

Deimante Zizyte, Nutratox- Development of Brain Targeting Derivatives of Ursolic Acid, Supervised by Dr. James Curtin, Dr. Denis O'Shea, Dr. Orla Howe, 01-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-20, Email: C10310615@student.dit.ie

Emer Shannon, Investigating Irish seaweed species for novel nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications, with an emphasis on the development of novel green chemical technologies for macroalgal fucoxanthin extraction, Supervised by Prof. Nissreen Abu-Ghannam, 01-Oct-14 to 30-Sep-18, Email: 452037@dit.ie

Eline Manaloto, SilverCAP: Synergistic Treatment of Brain Cancer Cells using Cold Atmospheric Plasma and Silver Nanoparticles, Supervised by Dr. James Curtin , Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Alan Casey, 01-Sep-16 to 31-Aug-20

Giuliana Vozza, SELDEL: Formulation of Selenium supplementation from mushroom origin, Supervised by Dr. Jesus Frias, Dr. Sinead Ryan, Prof. Hugh Byrne, 01-Apr-14 to 31-Mar-18, Email: c05464773@mydit.ie

Harshitha Venkataratnam, The evaluation of Food processing methods on the Allergenicity of foods, Supervised by Dr, Orla Cahill, Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, 04-Apr-16 to 03-Apr-20, Email: d15128417@student.dit.ie

James Lalor, Development and Characterisation of non-equilibrium plasma technology, Supervised by Dr. Vladimir Milosavljevic, Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Paula Bourke, 01-May-14 to 30-Apr-22

Jenna Warby, Characterisation of by-products from waste generated in the production and processing evaluation and feasibility of their value as food/ pharmaceutical ingredients / additives, Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan,  Dr. Jesus Frias, 01-Mar-15 to 28-Feb-19, Email: d14127076@student.dit.ie

Juan Manuel Perez Andres, Chemistry of Plasma Treated Food, Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Paula Bourke, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19, Email: JuanManuel.PerezAndres@dit.ie

Kangze Liu, Evaluation of digital Nanotest as a smart fungal detection system for water monitoring, Supervised by Dr. Furong Tian, Dr. James Curtin, 16-May-16 to 15-May-20, Email: d15129079@student.dit.ie

Katie O'Callaghan, The targeted delivery of breast cancer chemotherapies, Dr. Christine O'Connor, Prof. Mary McNamara, 01-Feb-16 to 31-Jan-20, Email: C11353911@student.dit.ie

Kim Millar, Developing Novel Food Products which Contain Functional Compounds from Pant Material, Using Molecular Gastronomy Techniques, Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, Dr. Róisín Burke, Dr. Sinéad McCarthy, Email: C11732211@student.dit.ie

Kompal Joshi, Development of risk assessment tools of package/product systems for a safe and sustainable food chain, Supervised by Dr. Jesus Frias, 01-Jul-14 to 30-Jun-16, Email: kompal.joshi@dit.ie

Lauren Anne van Rooyen, Novel pre-treatment regime to enhance the value and quality of vacuum packed retail cuts of beef, Dr. David O'Connor, Dr. Paul Allen, 01-Nov-15 to 31-Oct-17, Email: c07521154@student.dit.ie

Laurence Scally, Plasma Diagnostics and Engineering of a Novel Plasma Based Technology, Supervised by Dr. Vladimir Milosavljevic, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19,  Email: C11526033@student.dit.ie

Martin Quirke, Next Generation Tailored Nano-Antibiotics for Multi Drug Resistance Bacteria, Dr. Ciara Walsh , Dr. Gordon Chambers, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19,  Email: C11806745@student.dit.ie

Minna Khalid, Formulation of food derived peptides into a nanoparticle oral delivery system, Supervised by Dr. Sinead Ryan, Dr. Jesus Frias, Prof. Hugh Byrne, 01-Feb-13 to 31-Jan-17

Miroslav Gulan, Temporal and Spatial Selectivity of the Pulsed Gas Discharges on Atmospheric Pressure, Supervised by Dr. Vladimir Milosavljevic, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Oct-14 to 30-Sep-22, Email: d14125092@student.dit.ie

Muhammad Qasim Warraich, Targeted Delivery and UV Activation of Novel Ruthenium Based Chemotherapies, Supervised by Dr. Christine O'Connor, Dr. Alan Casey, 01-Apr-16 to 31-Mar-20

Padraig Shanahan, Novel Inhibitors of the Shaker Potassium Channels as Potential Therapeutics, Supervised by Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Bary Ryan,  06-Jan-14 to 05/07/2018

Patrick Bruce, Risk Analysis of Workload and Stress amongst Workers Exposed to High Levels of Psychosocial Risk, Supervised by Mr. Victor Hrymak, Dr. James Curtin, 01-Dec-15 to 30-Nov-18, Email: D10120012@student.dit.ie

Paul Cruise, Multi-spectral and Imaging technologies for pharmaceutical manufacturing, Supervised by Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Carl Sullivan, 01-Feb-15 to 31-Jan-23, Email: d14127386@student.dit.ie

Priyanka, High Quality Biofuel from Waste Water Grown Microalgae Using Novel Recombinant Lipase, Dr, Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, 01-Mar-16 to 29-Feb-20, Email: d15127729@student.dit.ie

 Rajeev Ravindran, Application of lignocellulosic food waste for the production of industrially viable enzymes, Supervised by Dr. Amit Jaiswal, 01-Jan-15 to 31-Dec-18, Email: d14126656@student.dit.ie

Raquel Cama Moncunill, Development of a novel particle characterisation technology for high quality Powered Infant Formula Products, Supervised by Dr. Carl Sullivan, Dr. PJ Cullen, Email: d13125826@mydit.ie

Renatus Mushi, Designing and Evaluation of an Organisational-level Mobile Phone Acceptance Model-a case of Tanzanian Tourism SMEs, Supervised by Dr. Deirdre Lillis, Dr. Almar Barry, Dr. Said Jafari, 01-Feb-15 to 31-Jan-19, Email: d14127286@student.dit.ie

Samuel Boles, Development of Traceable Capabilities in Non-Contact Thermal Metrology, Supervised by Dr. Suzanne Martin, Dr. Izabela Naydenova, Dr. David Fleming, 23-Mar-15 to 31-Mar-17, Email: C06661891@student.dit.ie

Stephen Kwao, Nutraceuticals from Nanoparticle Immobilised Enzymes, Supervised by Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Gemma Kinsella, 01-Apr-16 to 31-Mar-20, Email: d15128336@student.dit.ie

Therese Cadden, An Investigation into Food Pairing with a Particular Focus on Food and Beer and the Potential Impact on Irish Consumers’ Sensory Perception of Beer, Supervised by Dr. Catherine Barry-Ryan, 01-Mar-16 to 28-Feb-22, Email: d15127851@student.dit.ie

Tobiloba Sojinrin, NanoTest: A commercially available tool, for rapid fungi detection, Supervised by Dr. Furong Tian, Dr. James Curtin, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19, email: C11364051@student.dit.ie

Xavier Cama, "Process Analytical Technologies for Dairy and Infant Formula Powder Manufacture", Supervised by Dr. Carl Sullivan, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-May-15 to 30-Apr-17, email: d14128373@student.dit.ie

Yash Dixit, Novel spectral and spatial process analytical tools for meat quality and safety assessment, Supervised by Dr. Carl Sullivan, Dr. PJ Cullen, 01-Aug-14 to 31-Jul-18, Email:

Yeqi Tan, New Lipase Enzymes for Applications in the Production of Novel Materials, Supervised by Dr. Barry Ryan, Prof. Gary Henehan, Dr. Gemma Kinsella, 01-Oct-15 to 30-Sep-19, Email: D11124994@student.dit.ie

Zhonglei (Rocky) He, Cold Atmospheric Plasma to Treat Brain Cancer, Supervised By Dr. James Curtin, Dr. PJ Cullen, Dr. Furong Tian, 01-Jun-16 to 31-May-20, email: d15127568@student.dit.ie