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Article led by Postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano published in Chemical Communications

January 26th, 2022

Article led by postdoc Alonso Gamero-Quijano, with co-author Masters student Sarah Walsh, and in collaboration with Dr Shayon Bhattacharya, Dr Pierre-André Cazade and Prof. Damien Thompson (Bernal Institute and Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland), and Dr Grégoire Herzog (LCPME, Université de Lorraine, France) has been published in Chemical Communications: "On the origin of chaotrope-modulated electrocatalytic activity of cytochrome c at electrified aqueous|organic interfaces":

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/cc/d1cc05293d

Welcome to Dr Andrés Felipe Quintero-Jaime to our group!

January 14th, 2022

A warm welcome to Andrés who joins our group through a fellowship from the Advanced Materials Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (ADMIRE). This is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, hosted by the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) Centre.

Pre-print led by PhD student Rob Lehane and postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano uploaded to ChemRxiv

November 12th, 2021

Exciting pre-print led by PhD student Rob Lehane and postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano now online in ChemRxiv: "Electrosynthesis of biocompatible free-standing PEDOT thin films at a polarised liquid|liquid interface".

https://chemrxiv.org/engage/chemrxiv/article-details/618bf1b3da1506a1f69d38fd

Article led by Postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano published in Science Advances

November 5th, 2021

Article led by postdoc Alonso Gamero-Quijano, with co-authors Dr Andrés F. Molina-Osorio and Cillian Beecher, and in collaboration with Dr Shayon Bhattacharya, Dr Pierre-André Cazade and Prof. Damien Thompson (Bernal Institute and Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland), Dr Ahemed Djeghader and Prof. Tewfik Soulimane (Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland), and Dr Manuel Dossot and Dr Grégoire Herzog (LCPME, Université de Lorraine, France) has been published in Science Advances: "Modulating the pro-apoptotic activity of cytochrome c at a biomimetic electrified interface":

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abg4119

Article led by Prof. Marco F. Suárez-Herrera published in Electrochimica Acta

October 22nd, 2021

Article led by Prof. Marco F. Suárez-Herrera (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) carried out while on sabbatical with us, with co-author Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano and in collaboration with Dr José Soya-Gullón (Universidad de Alicante, Spain) has been published in Electrochimica Acta: "Mimicking the Microbial Oxidation of Elemental Sulfur with a Biphasic Electrochemical Cell":

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013468621017333

Poster prize for PhD student Nataly Rey-Munoz

September 30th, 2021

Big congratulations to PhD student Nataly Rey Munoz whose poster "Closed Bipolar Electrochemistry in a 4-Electrode Configuration: An Ideal Complimentary Methodology to Probe Electropolymerisation at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces" has been selected as poster prize winner of Symposium 3 of the 72nd International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Annual Meeting.

72nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

September 3rd, 2021

Scanlon Electrochemistry Laboratory members were very active at the 72nd International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Annual Meeting (hybrid format) held in Jeju, South Korea (https://annual72.ise-online.org/) with 1 keynote, 6 oral and 5 poster presentations in total.

All of our presentations were in Symposium 3 (S03): Electrochemistry at Liquid/liquid Interfaces: From Fundamental to Applications. Congratulations to Micheál for chairing a session and also presenting a keynote oral presentation and poster presentation, to postdoctoral researchers Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano and Dr Bren Mark Felisilda for oral presentations, to PhD students Ivan Robayo-Molina, Nataly Rey Munoz, Rob Lehane and Kamil Cywinski for oral and poster presentations, and PhD student Nicolás Rojas-Sanabria for a poster presentation.

Article led by postdoc Dr Andrés F. Molina-Osorio published in Chemical Science

July 1st, 2021

Article led by postdoc Dr Andrés F. Molina-Osorio, with co-authors Ivan F. Robayo-Molina and Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano, and in collaboration with Dr Sho Yamamoto and Prof. Hirohisa Nagatani (Kanazawa University, Japan) has been published in Chemical Science: "A soft on/off switch based on the electrochemically reversible H–J interconversion of a floating porphyrin membrane":

https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2021/sc/d0sc05786j

The 72nd Irish Research Chemistry Colloquium

June18th, 2021

The 72nd Irish Research Chemistry Colloquium was hosted by the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick on June 17th and 18th, using a fully online platform.

Congratulations to PhD student Nataly Rey-Munoz who participated in one of the Thesis-in-3 sessions, outlining her work on electropolymerisation at electrified liquid-liquid interfaces.

Article led by PhD student Ivan F. Robayo-Molina published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)

June 11th, 2021

Article led by PhD student Ivan F. Robayo-Molina, with co-author Dr Andrés F. Molina-Osorio and in collaboration with Luke Guinane and Dr Syed A. M. Tofail (Bernal Institute and Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Ireland) has been published in JACS: "Pathway Complexity in Supramolecular Porphyrin Self-Assembly at an Immiscible Liquid–Liquid Interface":

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jacs.1c02481

239th Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting

May 31st, 2021

Micheál delivered an oral presentation "A soft on/off switch based on the electrochemically reversible H-J interconversion of a porphyrin membrane at an electrified liquid|liquid interface" at the fully online 239th ECS Meeting.

This presentation can now be found on our Scanlon Electrochemistry Laboratory Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzptZC8Ikp8

International Society of Electrochemistry/Royal Society of Chemistry Group Irish Regional Early Career Meeting

May 27th, 2021

Congratulations to PhD students Kamil Cywinski, Nataly Rey-Munoz and Rob Lehane who all contributed oral presentations online to the ISE/RSC  Group Irish Regional Early Career Meeting. Also, congratulations to Nicolás Rojas-Sanabria who presented a poster (online via Twitter: https://twitter.com/vaderisdead/status/1397650559079944198)

This meeting was co-organised by Dr Michelle Browne (Trinity College Dublin), Dr James Rohan (Tyndall National Institute) and our group.

Article led by postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano published in Langmuir

March 31st, 2021

Article led by postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano, in collaboration with Prof. Alain Walcarius, Dr Manuel Dossot and Dr Grégoire Herzog (LCPME, Université de Lorraine, France) has been published in Langmuir: "Electrogeneration of a Free-Standing Cytochrome c—Silica Matrix at a Soft Electrified Interface":

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c00409

Pre-print led by postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano uploaded to ChemRxiv

March 18th, 2021

Very exciting pre-print led by postdoc Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano now online in ChemRxiv: "Modulating the Pro-apoptotic Activity of Cytochrome c at a Biomimetic Electrified Interface".

https://chemrxiv.org/articles/preprint/Modulating_the_Pro-apoptotic_Activity_of_Cytochrome_c_at_a_Biomimetic_Electrified_Interface/14229605

Pre-print led by PhD student Ivan Robayo-Molina uploaded to ChemRxiv

March 8th, 2021

Very exciting pre-print led by PhD student Ivan Robayo-Molina now online in ChemRxiv: "Pathway Complexity in Supramolecular Porphyrin Self-Assembly at an Immiscible Liquid|Liquid Interface".

https://chemrxiv.org/articles/preprint/Pathway_Complexity_in_Supramolecular_Porphyrin_Self-Assembly_at_an_Immiscible_Liquid_Liquid_Interface/14170202

Pre-print led by Prof. Marco F. Suárez-Herrera uploaded to ChemRxiv

March 4th, 2021

Pre-print in ChemRxiv: "Mimicking the Microbial Oxidation of Elemental Sulfur with a Biphasic Electrochemical Cell". This work was carried out by Prof. Marco F. Suárez-Herrera (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) during his sabbatical with us.

https://chemrxiv.org/articles/preprint/Mimicking_the_Microbial_Oxidation_of_Elemental_Sulfur_with_a_Biphasic_Electrochemical_Cell/14153798

Congratulations to all Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship winners at UL this year

March 2nd, 2021

See the profiles of all of UL's Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship winners this year, including Dr William Cheuquepan who will be joining us in August 2022.

https://www.ul.ie/news-centre/news/university-limerick-welcomes-five-new-marie-curie-fellows

Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship Success

February 8th, 2021

Exciting news as Dr. William Cheuquepan, currently a postdoc in Prof. Alvaro's group at Universidad de Burgos (Spain), will join us after winning a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship!

Also, Dr Alonso Gamero-Quijano, a postdoc from our group, has won a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship to head back to Spain!! Both are liquid-liquid electrochemistry projects.

Thanks to all in the UL Research office for helping prepare William's proposal.

New Website

January 1st, 2021

Our new website is up-and-running! Find out all the latest news from our group here.