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James Walsh BSc MSc PhD

Background

  • Lecturer - School of Physics, Science Faculty Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
  • Seconded as Senior Lecturer II as acting Assistant Head of School of Physics in DIT 2004 for 6 months.
  • Seconded as Senior Lecturer III (Research Strategy) for the Science Faculty DIT in November 2001 for 3 years.
  • Appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of the Optometry Faculty at the  University of Houston in July 2000.
  • Appointed to permanent staff of DIT (Lecturer 1) in January 1996.
  • Joined DIT in 1995 as a temporary wholetime lecturer in School of Physics.
  • Postdoctoral research Physics Department Dublin City University 1995-1996
  • Campus Company director National University of Ireland (NUI) Dublin 1993-1995
  • M.Inst.Phys. and C.Phys. 1993
  • Postdoctoral research Physics Dept. NUI Dublin 1992-1995
  • Graduated with Ph.D. by research NUI Dublin 1992
  • Graduated with M.Sc. by research NUI Dublin 1987
  • Graduated with B.Sc. in Physics NUI Dublin 1986

Research and Teaching

Dr James Walsh head of the Biomedical and Environmental Sensing and Metrology laboratory in the School of Physics at DIT and FOCAS is currently carrying out optical metrology and sensor research and development. The main research interest at the moment is in the area of optical design, in particular, the development of radiometric and fibre optic sensors for use in areas such as ocular science, analytical chemistry, biology environmental sciences and the biomedical science.

Past research projects include the design, construction and testing of an airborne spectrometer system while at the Physics Department in University College Dublin and the Sensing of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Pesticides in Water using Polymer Coated Mid-infrared Optical Fibres while the Physics Department in Dublin City University. In DIT Dr Walsh has previously worked on or is currently working on novel fibre optic sensor systems for in-vitro and in-vivo analysis of mitochondrial redox reactions, improved I/O systems for fibre optic spectrometers and examining aspects of the physics/engineering of the data acquisition, characterisation of different food contaminations that occur in the food sorting industry, atmospheric pollutant measurement, the optical sensing of hydrocarbons and other pollutants in water using polymer coated mid-infrared optical fibres and Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) dosimtery on human skin and ocular tissues. In addition, postdoctoral research Alberto Morales worked on spectrometer systems for detecting urban atmospheric pollutants funded by DIT’s Higher Education Authority FOCAS (focas.dit.ie) research grant.

Dr Walsh has established an optical metrology facility based on research equipment already in place in his laboratory, such as calibrated detectors, spectrometers and light sources. In conjunction with his colleagues Dr Tom Cantwell and Dr Vincent Toal (IEO) and the National Metrology Laboratory of Ireland (NMLI) this in intended to lead to the development of a National Optical Metrology Facility in DIT. This facility will provide optical calibration services to the Industrial and the Academic sectors and will eventually be self funded from the income generated. In addition, research is ongoing and published in the area of voltage metrology in conjunction with Dr Oliver Power of the NML. Dr Power completed his PhD with Dr Walsh on the national voltage standard in 2006.

In summer 1999 Dr Walsh went on sabbatical to the University of Houston (UH) at the Texas Eye Research Centre to work on a joint research collaboration with Professor Jan Bergmanson on the effects of ultraviolet radiation on the human skin and eye. This ocular and human skin tissue dosimetry research has been firmly established in UH, where Dr Walsh is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Optometry School, and DIT, in collaboration with RESC and IEO centres, and involves a number of research students. The work ties in with the optical metrology facilities established by Dr Walsh and colleagues in DITs Department of Optometry. Results to date have been accepted for publication in journals such as Radiation Protection Dosimetry, British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO), Eye & Contact Lens (ECL) and the journal of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO – now ECL).

Current and past academic and teaching duties include undergraduate lecturing courses on Sensor Technology, Remote Sensing, Microscopy, Metrology and Biomedical Science as well as co-ordinating and demonstrating undergraduate laboratories. Dr Walsh has also delivered a number of lectures to Optometry Continuing Education (CE) courses and has chaired or participated on a range of course development, research and administration committees. 

Postgraduate research completed or currently being carried out by Dr James Walsh in the Metrology and Optical Sensing Laboratory

  1. Kevin Armstrong was awarded his MPhil by thesis in 2000 on determining the pressure coefficients of electronic voltage standards held at the National Metrology Laboratory Ireland (NMLI). This research was carried out in conjunction with Oliver Power of the NMLI.
  2. Dr Karen Kavanagh was awarded her PhD by thesis in 2002 on the design, construction and testing of a novel fibre optic sensor system for in-vitro and in-vivo analysis of mitochondrial redox reactions. This work was carried out in conjunction with Prof. Matt Harmey of the Botany Department in University College Dublin and Prof. Michael Farrell of the Neuropathology Department in Beaumont Hospital Dublin.
  3. Stephen Fennell was awarded his MPhil by thesis in 2002 on improved I/O systems for fibre optic spectrometers and examining aspects of the physics/engineering of the data acquisition.
  4. Gavin King was awarded his MPhil by thesis in 2003 on the spectral fingerprints which can characterise different food contaminations that occur in the food sorting industry. This work is being carried out in conduction with an industrial partner and Dr Suzanne Martin of the Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics in DIT and further research has been funded.
  5. Part-time Ph.D. student Oliver Power of NMLI was awarded his PhD by thesis in 2007 on the investigation Zener diode-based electronic voltage standards (EVS) maintained at the National Metrology Laboratory with the ultimate aim of improving the accuracy with which the national voltage unit can be maintained in Ireland.
  6. Raymond McCue was awarded his PhD by thesis in October 2007 on the determination of hydrocarbon and polar solvent residues in water using novel mid-infrared fibre optic sensors and “smart material” polymer coatings. This work is being carried out in conjunction with Dr Fiona Regan of the Science Department in Limerick Institute of Technology. Former M.Phil. student Paul Finnegan who was working on the infrared sensors project above transferred to the DIT’s Postgraduate Diploma by research register and has recently been awarded his thesis.
  7. David Fleming was awarded his PhD by thesis in June 2008 on the development of a novel UVR sensor for quantification of the light field at the human eye. Results will be linked to differing ocular conditions. Travel to Texas by David and Dr. Walsh was necessary for the definitive stages of the project.
  8. Sharon McDermott was awarded her PhD thesis in October 2008 on a spectroscopic study of the photopolymerisation of biomaterials using ultra-violet light. This work is also being supervised by Dr Robert Howard of DIT Kevin St. This project was co-supervised by Dr Robert Howard of the School of Physics, DIT and has lead to a potential patent application as well as research publications.
  9. Alanna Maguire is currently completing a PhD research project on the effects of simulated solar radiation on human skin cells. This project is co-supervised by Dr Fiona Lyng of the Radiation Science Centre (RESC), DIT.
  10. Tim Hogan, a lecturing colleague in the School of Physics in DIT is currently carrying out a part-time PhD research project on modelling traffic flow situations in urban areas. This project is co-supervised by Dr Cathal Flynn of the School of Physics, DIT.
  11. Hugh Finlay from the Engineering Faculty in DIT was awarded his MPhil thesis in November 2008 on the detection and reduction of urban noise pollution from delivery trucks. This part-time research project was co-supervised by Dr Tony Betts of the Research Support Unit, DIT in conjunction with Mt Tom Corrigan of the Engineering Faculty, DIT.
  12. Luciene Zanchetta is currently carrying out a PhD research project on the effects of simulated solar radiation on human skin cells. This project is co-supervised by Dr James Murphy formerly of the (RESC), DIT who has recently re-located his research laboratory to Sligo IT.
  13. Krzysiek Ptasinski is carrying out PhD research into the quantification of the spectral transmittance of the human cornea in-vivo. This research is part of ongoing ocular science research in conjunction with Prof. Jan Bergmanson of the College of Optometry and TERTC in the University of Houston. It is also a continuation of David Flemings research above.    
  14. Brian Devine is carrying out research into the development of a low cost, portable, optical system for the in situ detection of multiple atmospheric gaseous pollutants harmful to human health, including oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. The basic principles of the system have been proven at DIT and the proposed research will produce a commercially viable field based prototype. Brian is funded under the EPA PhD Scholarship program.

Dr Walsh is also co-supervising ten hospital based Clinical Measurement Research part-time MPhil and PhD research students, some of whom have been awarded their degrees (4 MPhils and 2 PhDs). This group are co-supervised by Faculty colleagues Dr Pat Goodman, Dr Matt Hussey, Dr Jacinta Brown and Dr Aidan Meade.

Former Postdoctoral researcher Dr Alberto Morales worked on spectrometer systems for detecting urban atmospheric pollutants and was funded by DIT’s Higher Education Authority PRTLI FOCAS (focas.dit.ie) research grant.

Refereed publications:

  1. A. Maguire, B. Morrissey, J.E. Walsh and F. Lyng, Medium mediated effects increase cell killing in a human keratinocyte cell line exposed to solar simulated radiation. submitted to International Journal of Radiation Biology. April 2010.
  2. A. Maguire, F.M. Lyng and J.E. Walsh, Solar Simulated Radiation Induced Cell Death Depends on Spectral Distribution and Irradiance but Not Output Delivery. Accepted for publication in Radiation Protection Dosimetry March 2010.
  3. K.S.Deloss, J.P.G.Bergmanson and J.E.Walsh. "Current Silicone Hydrogel UVR blocking Lenses and their Associated Protection Factors", Contact Lens and Aanterior Eye, 33, 136-140, 2010.
  4. J. Tukler Henrikssona, J.P.G Bergmanson and J.E.Walsh. "Ultraviolet Radiation Transmittance of the Mouse Eye and its Individual Media Components", Experimental Eye Research, 90, 382-387, 2010.
  5. J.E. Walsh, J.P.G. Bergmanson, L.V. Koehler, M.J. Doughty, D. Fleming and J.H. Harmey.” Fibre optic spectrophotometry for the in vitro evaluation of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) spectral transmittance of rabbit corneas”, Physiol. Meas. 29(3):375-88, 2008.
  6. S. L. McDermott, J.E. Walsh, R.G. Howard, “A comparison of the emission characteristics of UV-LEDs and fluorescent lamps for polymerization applications”, Optics & Laser Technology, 40(3): 487-493, 2008.
  7. J.E. Walsh, L.V. Koehler, D.P. Flemming and J.P.G. Bergmanson. "Novel method for determining hydrogel and silicon contact lens transmission curves and their spatially specific ultraviolet radiation protection factor." Eye & Contact Lens 33(2): 58–64, 2007.
  8. D.P. Fleming, J.E. Walsh, L.A. Moore, J.P.G. Bergmanson, D. McMahon, “ A novel sensor array for field based ocular ultraviolet radiation measurements”, Radiat Prot Dosimetry, Vol. 118, No. 3, pp. 265–274, 2006.
  9. R.P. McCue, J.E. Walsh, F. Walsh and F. Regan, “Modular fibre optic sensor for the detection of hydrocarbons in water”, Sensors and Actuators B.114 438–444, 2006.
  10. J.P. Bergmanson, J.E. Walsh, J. Harmey, “ UV Overdose vs Hyperoxia”, Eye Contact Lens. 31(3):95, 2005.
  11. J.A.Morales, J.E.Walsh, J.Treacy, “Detection of atmospheric Nitrogen Dioxide using a miniaturised fibre-optic spectroscopy system and the ambient sunlight”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A 61 2005 2073–2079.
  12. O.P. Power and J.E. Walsh, “In-service characterization of electronic voltage standards”, IEEE T Intrum. Meas 54 (2): 559-562 APR 2005
  13. O.P. Power and J.E. Walsh, “Investigation of the long- and medium-term drift of Zener diode-based voltage standards”, IEEE T Inst. Meas 54 (1): 330-336, 2005
  14. O, Power and J.E. Walsh, “The use of within-group comparison of an ensemble standard to investigate the humidity dependence of electronic voltage standards”, Measurement 36 (2): 155-162, 2004.
  15. J.E.Walsh, J.P.G.Bergmanson, G.Saldana Jr, and A.Gaume, “Can Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) Blocking Soft Contact Lenses Attenuate UVR to Safe Levels During Summer Months in the Southern States?”, Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice, 2003, 29(1), S174-S179.
  16. Regan, F., Walsh, F. and Walsh, J.E., “Development of plasticised PVC sensing film for the determination of BTEX compounds in aqueous solutions”, Int. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 2003, 83 (7-8), 621-631.
  17. O.Power and J.E.Walsh, “Investigation of long- and medium-term drift of Zener diode-based voltage standards”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, June 2002.
  18. J.E.Walsh, J.P.G.Bergmanson, G.Saldana, D.Wallace, H.Dempsey, H.McEvoy and L.M.T.Collum, "Novel instrumentation for in-vivo quantification of the UVR field in the human eye and the benefits of the UVR blocking hydrogel contact lens". British Journal of Ophthalmology, September 2001, Vol. 85, No 9, 1080-1085.
  19. J.E.Walsh, K.Y.Kavanagh, S.Fennell, J.Murphy and M.Harmey, “Fibre optic micro-spectrometers for biomedical sensing", Trans. Meas. Sci., October 2000, Vol. 22, No. 5.
  20. K.Armstrong, J.E.Walsh and O.Power, "Determination of the pressure coefficients of electronic voltage standards", IEE Proc.-Sci. Meas. Technol., July 2000, Vol. 147, No. 4.
  21. K.Y.Kavanagh, J.E.Walsh, J.Murphy, M.Harmey, M.A.Farrell, O.Hardimann and R.Perryman, "Microspectrophotometric analysis of respiratory pigments using a novel fibre optic dip-probe in microsamples", Physiol. Meas., 1999, 20, 303-311.
  22. F. Regan, B.D. MacCraith, J.E. Walsh, K. O'Dwyer, J.G. Vos, M. Meaney, "Novel Teflon-coated Optical Fibres for TCE determination using FTIR spectroscopy", Vibrational Spectroscopy, 1997, 14 (2) 239-246.
  23. F.Regan, H.Vos, M.Meany, B.D.MacCraith and J.E.Walsh, "Determination of Pesticides in Water using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy on PVC/chloroparaffin Coatings", Anal. Chem. Acta., 1996, Vol 334, Nos 1-2, 85-92.
  24. J.E.Walsh, B.D.MacCraith, F.Regan, H.Vos and M.Meany, "Sensing of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Pesticides in Water using Polymer Coated Mid-infrared Optical Fibres", Analyst, June 1996, 121, 789-792.
  25. N.D.McMillan, E.O'Mongain, J.E.Walsh, et al, "Preliminary Investigation into the Analytical Potential of a Multiwavelength Fiber Drop Analyzer with Specific Reference to Applications in Medical Diagnostics", Opt. Eng., 1994, 33 (12), 3871-3890.
  26. O.Zalloum, E.O'Mongain, J.E.Walsh, S.Danaher and L.Stapleton, "Dye Concentration Estimation by Remotely Sensed Spectral Radiometry.", International  Journal of Remote Sensing, 1993, Vol 14, No 12, 2285-2300.
  27. S.Danaher, E.O'Mongain and J.E.Walsh, "A New Cross-correlation Algorithm and the Detection of Rhodamine-B Dye in Sea Water.", International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1992, Vol 13, No 9, 1743-1755.

Refereed Proceedings:

  1. S. McDermott, J.E. Walsh, R.G. Howard, “A novel application of UV-LEDs in the contact lens manufacturing process”, Proc SPIE, Vol: 5826, 2005, 119-130.
  2. D. Fleming, J.E. Walsh, Linda Moore and J.P. Bergmanson, “Development of a second-generation novel UVR sensor for the quantification of the light field at the anterior ocular Surface.” Proc SPIE, Vol: 5826, 2005, 529-536.
  3. A. Morales, J.E. Walsh, J. Treacy, W.E. Garland. “Miniaturized differential optical absorption spectroscopy system for the analysis of NO2”, Proc. SPIE, 2003, Vol. 4876, 1229-1235.
  4. G. King, J.E. Walsh and S. Martin, “Spectroscopic study of food and food toxins”, Proc. SPIE, 2003, Vol. 4876, 1140-1148.
  5. L.A. Moore, C. Hayden and J.E. Walsh, “UV spectrophotometry of contact lens materials”, Proc. SPIE, 2003, Vol. 4876, 1064-1075.
  6. R.P. McCue, J.E. Walsh, F. Walsh and F. Regan “Environmental sensing of hydrocarbons in water using mid-infrared optical fibers”, Proc SPIE, 2002, Vol: 4876, 952-957.
  7. K.Armstrong, J.E. Walsh and O.Power, "Determination of the pressure coefficients of electronic voltage standards", BEMC'99, 1999.
  8. K.Armstrong, O.Power and J.E.Walsh, "Characterisation of zener-diode based electronic voltage standards", NCSL Workshop and Symposium, 1999, 111-118.
  9. J. E. Walsh, K. Y. Kavanagh, E. J. Murphy, M. Harmey, M. A. Farrell, O. Hardiman and R. Perryman, “Microspectrophotometer system for monitoring the redox reactions of respiratory pigments in cell extracts and permeabilised cells”, Proc. OESI-IMVIP, NUI Maynooth, 1998, 144-156.
  10. O. Hardiman, F. Brett, O. Droogan, P. Gallagher, M. Harmey, J. Murphy, R. Perryman, S. Sukumaran,  J. Walsh and M. A. Farrell, “The multidisciplinary evaluation of mitochondrial dysfunction”, I.J.Med.Sci., 1998, 167, Supplement 5, 21-22.
  11. K.Y.Kavanagh, J.E.Walsh, J.Murphy, M.Harmey, M.A.Farrell, O.Hardimann and R.Perryman, "Temperature control of a microspectrophotometer system for monitoring the redox reactions of respiratory pigments in small volumes", Proc. SPIE, 1998, 3253.
  12. K.Y.Kavanagh, J.E.Walsh, J.Murphy, M.Harmey, M.A.Farrell, O.Hardimann and R.Perryman, "Development of a microspectrophotometer system for monitoring  the redox reactions of respiratory pigments", Proc. SPIE, 1997, Vol: 3105.
  13. B.D.MacCraith, J.E.Walsh, K.O'Dwyer, F.Regan, M. Meaney and J.G.Vos, "Mid-IR fiber optic chemical sensors using Teflon and other polymer coatings" Proc. SPIE, 1996, Vol: 2836
  14. J.E.Walsh, B.D.MacCraith, M.Meany, H.Vos, F.Regan, T.Lancia and S.Artjushenko, "Mid-Infrared fibre sensor for the in-situ detection of chlorinated hydrocarbons", Proc. OESI, 1996, 1, 42-51.
  15. J.E.Walsh, B.D.MacCraith, F.Regan, H.Vos and M.Meany, "Mid-Infrared fibre sensor for the in-situ monitoring of chlorinated hydrocarbons", Institute of Physics conference on Sensor and their Applications VII, IOP Publising, Bristol and Philadelphia. ISBN 0 7503 0331 X, 1995.
  16. J.E.Walsh, B.D.MacCraith, F.Regan, H.Vos and M.Meany, "Mid-Infrared fibre sensor for the in-situ detection of chlorinated hydrocarbons", Proc. SPIE, 1995, 2508, pp 233-243.
  17. E.O'Mongain, S.Green, J.E.Walsh, and J.Burke, "Airborne Spectral Radiometry for Crop Health and Yield", Proc. SPIE, 1994, 2314.
  18. N.D.McMillan, E.O’Mongain, J.E.Walsh, D.Orr, C.Ge and V.Lawlor,  "Preliminary Investigation into the Analytical Potential of the Fiber Drop Analyzer for body Fluid Analysis", Proc. SPIE 2005, 1993, 216-217.
  19. J.E.Walsh and E.O’Mongain, "Spectral Radiometry as an Effective Input to Crop Yield Models", Proceedings of the International Tyndall School, ISBN-0-9525974-0-3, September 1993.

Conference oral and poster paper abstracts:

  1. D. P. Fleming, J.E. Walsh, J.P. Bergmanson, “A novel sensor array for field based ocular ultraviolet radiation measurements”, Europtrode IX, April 2008.
  2. R. McCue, J.E. Walsh, F. Walsh, F. Regan, “Development of a modular fibre optic evanescent wave sensing system for the in-situ detection of hydrocarbons in water”, Europtrode IX, April 2008.
  3. J.P. Bergmanson, J. Tukler Henriksson and J. Walsh, “Ultraviolet Radiation Transmittance Of The Mouse Eye And Its Individual Components”, Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008; 49: ARVO E-ABSTRACT 5259.
  4. L. Kimmel, J.E. Walsh and J.P. Bergmanson, “UVR and visible light transmission by the eye and its components and the filtering specifications of an ideal protective contact lens”, Optometry and Vision Science 84(12s); 2007.
  5. Bergmanson, J.P., Koehler, L.V., Walsh, J., Doughty, D., Harmey, J.:  “Corneal Transmission of Ultraviolet Radiation.” Presented at the 14th International Society for Contact Lens Research Symposium.  British Columbia, Canada, August 2007.
  6. L. Zanchetta, J. Walsh, F. Lyng and J. Murphy, “Mitochondrial DNA damage post exposure to simulated sunlight in human skin cells.”, 13th International Congress of Radiation Research, San Francisco, USA July 2007.
  7. L. Zanchetta, J. Walsh, F. Lyng and J. Murphy, “Mitochondrial DNA damage post exposure to simulated sunlight in human skin cells.”, 19th RADAM Conference 2007 - Radiation Damage in Biomolecules, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, June 2007.
  8. L. Zanchetta, J. Walsh, F. Lyng and J. Murphy, “Mitochondrial Dna Damage Post Exposure To Simulated Sunlight In Human Skin Cells.”, Association for Radiation Research Annual Meeting, Queens University Belfast, April 2007.
  9. A. Maguire, F. Pasi, J. Walsh, and F. Lyng, “Solar radiation induced responses of a human keratinocyte cell line.”, IACR & ISMO Joint Cancer Research Meeting and Spa, Cork, March, 2007.
  10. L. Koehler, J.E. Walsh, P.M. Ladage, M. Doughty and J.P.G. Bergmanson, “Comparison of Whole Eye Ultraviolet Radiation Transmission Spectra with those of the Independently Measured Constituent Ocular Media.”, American Academy of Optometry, 2006.
  11. A. Maguire, J. Walsh, and F.M. Lyng, “P10, An Investigation Of Solar Radiation Induced Cell Death In Human Skin Cells.”, 30th Annual M.S.I. Meeting. National University of Ireland-Galway, 2006.
  12. J.P.G. Bergmanson, J. Walsh, L. Vrazel, M. Doughty, P. Ladage and J. Harmey  “A New in vitro Approach to Measure Corneal Light Transmission.”,  2006 ARVO E-Abstract 1370.
  13. J.E. Walsh, L. Vrazel, S. Quintero and J.P.G. Bergmanson, “UVR Transmission Profile for Soft Contact Lenses”.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, December 2005.
  14. L. Vrazel, J.E. Walsh, M. Doughty, P. Ladage, J. Harmey and J.P.G. Bergmanson, “A Novel Optical Set-up for Measuring Corneal Transmission.”, American Academy of Optometry, San Diego, December 2005.
  15. J.E. Walsh and J.P.G.Bergmanson, "Quantification of the Ultraviolet light field at the human eye", 21st Annual Symposium of the University of Houston College of Optometry, December 2005.
  16. J.P.G. Bergmanson, A. Gaume, J.E. Walsh, L. Moore and H. Sheriff, “In Vivo Quantification of the Ultraviolet Radiation Field at the Human Eye Using Novel Instrumentation.”   Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002 43: ARVO E-Abstract 130 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 5, 2002
  17. A. Gaume, J.PG. Bergmanson, J.E. Walsh, et al., “Novel Instrumentation for In-Vivo Quantification of the Ultraviolet Radiation Field at the Human Eye.”  Optometry and Vision Sci, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 78(12s), 108.  2001.
  18. J.P.G Bergmanson, L.G. Ostrin, J.E. Walsh, J. Tschen, “Correlation between ultraviolet radiation exposure of the eyelids and location of skin cancer.”  The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 42, 4. s335.  2001.
  19. L.G. Ostrin, J.P.G. Bergmanson, J.E.Walsh, 2000, "Can the location of sun related skin disease of the eye adnexa be correlated with the amount of ultraviolet radiation received?", J. American Acad. Optometry, 2000, 77 (12), 149.
  20. G. Saldana Jr., W.A.D. Tran, J.P.G. Bergmanson, and J.E.Walsh, 2000, "Can UVR blocking soft contact lenses attenuate UVR to safe levels during summer months in the southern states?", J. American Acad. Optometry, 2000, 77 (12), 269.
  21. D.M.Robertson, N.E.Leach, W.A.D.Tran, B.W. Dabney, S.Narayanan, J.P.G. Bergmanson, and J.E. Walsh, 2000, "The spatially resolved refractometer: a new approach to refractive measurement", J. American Acad. Optometry, 2000, 77 (12), 269.
  22. D. Wallace, W.V Long, H. Dempsey, L.Collum, H. McEvoy,  J.E.Walsh, G. Saldana and J.P.G. Bergmanson, "Quantification of ultraviolet radiation incident at the ocular surface." I.O.V.S., March 2000, Vol 41, No. 4, S72.
  23. K. Y. Kavanagh, E. J. Murphy, M. A. Harmey, M. A. Farrell, O. Hardimann, S. Doyle, J.E.Walsh, Fibre Optic Probes for the Microspectrophotometric Analysis of Respiratory Enzymes, IOP Congress 2000 Brighton, March 27th 2000.
  24. D. Wallace, W.V Long, H. Dempsey, L.Collum, H. McEvoy,  J.E.Walsh, G.Saldana and J.P.G. Bergmanson, "Quantification of ultraviolet radiation incident at the ocular surface." I.O.V.S., March 2000, Vol 41, No. 4, S72.
  25. D. Wallace, H. McEvoy, H. Dempsey, J. Walsh and L.Collum, "Quantification of the UV light field at the human eye", Opthalmic Research abstracts supplement, September 1999, 124.
    J.E.Walsh, G.Saldana, H.McEvoy, D.Wallace, H. Dempsey and J.P.G. Bergmanson, "Novel instrumentation for in-vivo quantification of the UVR light field in the human eye and the benefits of the UVR blocking hydrogel contact lens.", J. American Acad. Optometry, 1999, 76 (12), 119.
  26. G.Saldana, W.A.D. Tran, J.P.G. Bergmanson and J.E.Walsh."Two year UVR readings in Texas and the protection afforded by UVR blocking hydrogel contact lenses.", J. American Acad. Optometry, 1999, 76 (12), 177.
  27. J.E. Walsh and J.P.G.Bergmanson, "Can pterygium be prevented?", 16th Annual Symposium of the University of Houston College of Optometry, December 1999.
  28. K.Armstrong, O.Power and J.E.Walsh, "The performance of zener-diode based electronic voltage standards as trnaffer devices", IEE Seminar on Measurement Dissemination by Transfer Standards, 1999.
  29. F.Regan, H.Vos, M.Meany, B.D.MacCraith, J.E.Walsh, A.Lancia and S.Artjushenko, "Pesticide monitoring using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy", Poster paper presented at the Environmental Workshop on On-line Monitoring of Micropollutants in Aquatic Systems, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, July 1995.
  30. J.E.Walsh and E. O'Mongain, J. Burke, "Beet Canopy Variance Estimation from Multichannel Low Altitude Spectral Radiometry.", Poster paper presented at the NERC Symposium on Airborne Remote Sensing held at the British Geological Survey, Nottingham, England, 1992.
  31. J.E.Walsh, E.O'Mongain and M.MacSiurtain, "Spectral Reflectance of Forest Nursery Stock.", Poster paper proceedings of the Irish Botanists' Meeting, held in U.C.D. ISBN 1-870089-55-3 1991.
  32. J.E.Walsh, E.O'Mongain and M.MacSiurtain, "Spectral Reflectance of Forest Nursery Stock.", Poster paper in the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society. ISBN 0-946226-16-4, 1990.
  33. J.E.Walsh,  "Spectral Reflectance as Measure of Crop Efficiency.", Oral paper presented at U.C.D. Faculty of Science Postgraduate Day, 1990.
  34. E.O'Mongain, J.E.Walsh, M.MacSiurtain and J.Burke, "Spectral Reflectance as a Measure of Photosynthetic Efficiency.", Oral paper presented at the annual conference of Irish University Geographers, held in U.C.D, 1989.
  35. E.O'Mongain, J.E.Walsh, M.MacSiurtain and J.Burke, "Developing an Optimum Reflectance Index for Use in Crop Yield Studies", Poster paper presented at the 48th Easter School in Agricultural Science on the Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture, held in the University of Nottingham School of Agriculture, 1989.
  36. J.E.Walsh, E.O'Mongain and M.McGarrigle, "A Low Altitude Remote Sensing Spectrometer Developed at  University College Dublin Physics Department.", Poster paper presented at the conference on Field Spectroscopy, held in the University of Southampton, 1988.

Articles:

  1. "Optical Sensor Research", The Irish Scientist Year Book, 1997.
    "Shedding Light on Water Pollution", Analysis Europa, May/June 1996.
  2. "Tiny Drops of Liquid Give up Oceans of Data", Opto and Laser Europe, 5, May 1993.

Books:

  1. H.J.Byrne, E.Lewis, B.D.MacCraith, E.McGlynn, J.A.McLaughlin, G.D.O'Sullivan, A.G. Ryder and J.E.Walsh, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy, Proc. SPIE, 2005, Vol: 5826
  2. M.P.MacSiurtain, E.O'Mongain, P.M.Joyce, N.L.M.McCormick, A.P.Collins, J.E.Walsh,  "An Operational PC-Based Remote Sensing Integrated GIS.", FIRST, U.C.D. Forestry. ISBN 1-870089 54-5, 1991.
  3. M.McGarrigle, E.O'Mongain, J.E.Walsh, T.Sommerville and M.Bree,  "National  Survey of  Lakes by  Remote Sensing.", Environmental Research Unit. ISBN 1-88053 121 8, 1990.

Grants awarded:

  1. July 2008, Science, Technology, Research & Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE) Programme 2007 – 2013 Doctoral Scholarship on “An Optical Fibre Sensor System for the Detection of Atmospheric Gaseous Pollutants in an Urban Environment”, PI, Award €94,750.
  2. June 2008, IT Sector Strand 1 postgraduate student grant on “On-Line Water Quality Monitoring & Control for Swimming Pools”, co-PI with Dr Gerry Woods of the Dept Manufacturing & Design and Dr. Sean O’Hogain Engineering Faculty DIT, Award €46,000.
  3. November 2007, HEA Equipment Grant to purchase an Oriel Solar Simulator, Award €42,000.
  4. July 2007, IT Sector Strand 1 postgraduate student grant on “Quantification of the spectral transmittance of the human cornea in-vivo.”, PI, Award €46,000.
  5. September 2006, Vistakon Travel Grant “The effects of UV light on the human eye”, co-PI with Prof. Jan Bergmanson, €10,000.
  6. September 2005, SFI Grant, “Mitochondrial DNA damage post exposure to simulated sunlight in human skin cells”, co-PI with Dr James Murphy of the RESC, DIT. Award €150,000.
  7. May 2005, Vistakon Research Grant “The effects of UV light on the human eye”, co-PI with Prof. Jan Bergmanson and Dr Judith Harmey, €50,000.
  8. July 2004, IT Sector Strand 1 postgraduate student grant on “An investigation of solar radiation induced cell death in human skin cells”, co-PI with Dr Fiona Lyng of the RESC, DIT, Award €46,000.
  9. February 2003, DIT RSU TERS Team Building grant, “Applied Ocular Sciences Research at DIT”, PI, €50,000
  10. February 2003, DIT RSU ICAS Travel grant, “Effects of the Ultraviolet Light Field at the Human Eye”, PI, €10,000.
  11. July 2002, DIT Scholarship postgraduate student grant on “Developing a second generation novel UVR sensor for quantification of the light field at the human eye”, PI, Award €30,000.
  12. July 2002, DIT Scholarship postgraduate student grant on “Spectroscopic study of the photopolymerisation of biomaterials using ultra-violet light”, co-PI with Dr Robert Howard, Award €30,000.
  13. May 2002, Enterprise Ireland International Collaboration Program grant, "Quantification of the UV light field at the human eye". Award €7,000.
  14. May 2001, Enterprise Ireland International Collaboration Program grant, "Quantification of the UV light field at the human eye". Award £3000.
  15. August 2000, Postgraduate R&D Skills Programme Grant, "Spectroscopic studies of food and food toxins for the optical sorting of food". In conjunction with Dr Suzanne Martin in DIT. Award £22,500.
  16. July 2000, Enterprise Ireland Strategic Grant, "The use of smart materials in conjunction with FTIR spectroscopy". In conjunction with Dr Fiona Regan in LIT and WIT. Award £7,500.
  17. June 2000, DIT Seed Fund grant on "Novel instrumentation for in-vivo quantification of the UVR field in the human eye and the benefits of the UVR blocking hydrogel contact lens. Award £2,500.
  18. June 2000, Wesley Jessen research/travel grant to carry out UVR research in the University of Houston, Texas. Award £3300 ($4,000).
  19. November 1999, Wesley Jessen travel grant to attend American Academy of Optometry conference in Seattle. Award £2,300 ($3,000).
  20. May 1999, Enterprise Ireland International Collaboration Program grant, "Quantification of the UV light field at the human eye". Award £3,600.
  21. May 1999, DIT Seed Fund grant on "Quantification of the UV light field at the human eye". Award £4,000.
  22. May 1999, GTP-IT research grant on "Development of a modular infrared spectrometric instrument for hydrocarbon determination". In conjunction with Dr Fiona Regan in LIT. Award £30,000.
  23. July 1998, DIT Scholarship postgraduate student grant on "The development of a data acquisition system for the S1000 spectrometer system". Award £1,600.
  24. October 1998, DIT Faculty of Science Seed Fund grant on "The development of a high power fibre optic light source". Award £3,500.
  25. September 1997, DIT SRDVI postgraduate student grant on "Characterisation of electronic voltage standards". Award £15,000.
  26. May 1997, DIT Seed Fund grant on "Development of a metrology and optical sensing laboratory in the School of Physics at the DIT". Award £4,600.
  27. January 1997, Forbairt Applied Research Grant (ARP) on "The Development of a microspectrophotometer system for use on respiratory pigments". Award £36,000.
  28. June 1996, DIT SRDV postgraduate student grant on "Microspectrophotometry of respiratory pigments". Award £15,000.
  29. May 1996, DIT Seed Fund grant on "Microspectrophotometry of respiratory pigments". Award £4,000.

Total to date: ~€750,000

Also:

October 1999, Part of DIT HEA grant team awarded £7.5 million for new research facility that became the FOCAS institute in DIT where the Biomedical and Environmental Sensing and Metrology Laboratory relocated to state of the art core facilities.