Recent Submissions

  • Solid Electrolytes for High-Temperature Stable Batteries and Supercapacitors / 

    Kumaravel, Vignesh; Bartlett, John; Pillai, Suresh C. (Wiley, 2021)
    Reports of recent fire accidents in the electronics and electric vehicles (EVs) industries show that thermal runaway (TR) reactions are a key consideration for the industry. Utilization of solid electrolytes (SEs) could ...
  • Mo doped TiO2 : impact on oxygen vacancies, anatase phase stability and photocatalytic activity / 

    Kumaravel, Vignesh; Rhatigan, Stephen; Mathew, Snehamol; Michel, Marie Clara; Bartlett, John; Nolan, Michael; Hinder, Steven J.; Gascó, Antonio; Ruiz-Palomar, César; Hermosilla, Daphne; Pillai, Suresh C. (IOP Publishing, 2020)
    This work outlines an experimental and theoretical investigation of the effect of molybdenum (Mo) doping on the oxygen vacancy formation and photocatalytic activity of TiO2. Analytical techniques such as x-ray diffraction ...
  • Indium-Doped TiO2 Photocatalysts with High-Temperature Anatase Stability / 

    Kumaravel, Vignesh; Rhatigan, Stephen; Mathew, Snehamol; Bartlett, John; Nolan, Michael; Hinder, Steven J.; Sharma, Preetam K.; Singh, Anukriti; Byrne, J. Anthony; Harrison, John; Pillai, Suresh C. (American Chemical Society, 2019)
    The thermal stability of anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a prerequisite to fabricate photocatalyst coated indoor building materials for use in antimicrobial and self-cleaning applications under normal room light ...
  • Heterogeneous Fenton catalysts: A review of recent advances / 

    Thomas, Nishanth; Dionysiou, Dionysios D.; Pillai, Suresh C. (Elsevier, 2020)
    Heterogeneous Fenton catalysts are emerging as excellent materials for applications related to water purification. In this review, recent trends in the synthesis and application of heterogeneous Fenton catalysts for the ...
  • Face Masks and Respirators in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Current Materials, Advances and Future Perspectives / 

    O'Dowd, Kris; Nair, Keerthi M.; Forouzandeh, Parnia; Mathew, Snehamol; Grant, Jamie; Moran, Ruth; Bartlett, John; Bird, Jerry; Pillai, Suresh C. (MDPI, 2020)
    The outbreak of COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe, greatly affecting how humans as a whole interact, work and go about their daily life. One of the key pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is ...
  • Face masks and respirators in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: an overview of the standards and testing methods / 

    Forouzandeh, Parnia; O'Dowd, Kris; Pillai, Suresh C. (Elsevier, 2020-09-19)
    This shortage has resulted in an increase in production of PPE to meet the demand, and as a result, several substandard equipment has entered the market. With face masks and respirators now beginning to see widespread use ...
  • New insights into the efficient charge transfer of ternary chalcogenides composites of TiO2 / 

    Gangulya, Priyanka; Muscetta, Marica; Padmanabhane, Nisha T.; Clariziad, Laura; Akande, A.; Hinder, Steven; Mathew, Snehamol; John, Honey; Breen, Ailish; Pillai, Suresh C.; Kumar Ramesh, Syam (Elsevier, 2020-10-05)
    A two-step solvothermal synthesis was adopted to prepare AgXSe2-TiO2 (X = In, Bi) composites. DFT study of the pristine parent samples showed the formation of the hexagonal phase of AgBiSe2, and tetragonal phase of AgInSe2 ...
  • 2D Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production / 

    Ganguly, Priyanka; Harb, Moussab; Cao, Zhen; Cavallo, Luigi; Breen, Ailish; Dervin, Saoirse; Dionysiou, Dionysios D.; Pillai, Suresh C. (American Chemical Society, 2019)
    The photocatalytic water splitting technique is a promising alternative to produce hydrogen using a facile and proficient method. In the current Review, recent progress made in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction ...
  • Toxicity of Nanomaterials: Exposure, Pathways, Assessment, and Recent Advances / 

    Ganguly, Priyanka; Breen, Ailish; Pillai, Suresh C. (American Chemical Society, 2018)
    Growth in production of manufactured goods and the use of nanomaterials in consumer products has mounted in the past few decades. Nanotoxicology or toxicity assessment of these engineered products is required to understand ...
  • In vitro pulmonary toxicity of thermally processed titania nanotubes / 

    Dervin, Saoirse; Panaitescu, Eugen; Menon, Latika; Hinder, Steven; Pillai, Suresh C.; Garvey, Mary (Springer, 2020)
    he current study examined the in vitro pulmonary toxicity of titania nanotubes induced by the morphological and crystalline changes associated with post-synthetic thermal processing. A549 lung carcinoma cells were exposed ...
  • Modification of TiO2 with hBN: high temperature anatase phase stabilisation and photocatalytic degradation of 1,4-dioxane / 

    Byrne, Ciara; Rhatigan, Stephen; Hermosilla, Daphne; Merayo, Noemí; Blanco, Angeles; Michel, Marie Clara; Hinder, Steven; Nolan, Michael; Pillai, Suresh C. (IoP, 2019)
    This paper examines the modification of anatase TiO2 with hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) and the impact this coupling has on the temperature of the anatase to rutile phase transition and photocatalytic activity. All samples ...
  • Economic and Environmental Analysis of SmallScale Anaerobic Digestion Plants on Irish Dairy Farms / 

    O’Connor, Sean; Ehimen, Ehiaze; Pillai, Suresh C.; Lyons, Gary; Bartlett, John (MDPI, 2020)
    The European Union’s (EU) climate and energy package requires all EU countries to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by 2020. Based on current trends, Ireland is on track to miss this target with a projected ...
  • CuNPs decorated molecular imprinted polymer on MWCNT for the electrochemical detection of L-DOPA / 

    Nair, Archana S.; Pillai, Suresh C.; Hinder, Steven J.; Mathew, Beena; Sooraj, M. P. (Elsevier, 2018)
    A novel synthesis of copper nanoparticle (CuNPs) is carried out by the reduction of ethylene diamine Cu complexes using sodiumborohydride as reducing agent. The synthesized copper nanoparticle is grafted with molecular ...
  • Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into Fuels and Value-Added Products / 

    Kumaravel, Vignesh; Bartlett, John; Pillai, Suresh C. (ACS, 2020)
    The conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuels and value-added products is one of the most significant inventions to address the global warming and energy needs. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) CO2 conversion can be considered ...
  • Cu-Doped TiO2: Visible Light Assisted Photocatalytic Antimicrobial Activity / 

    Mathew, Snehamol; Ganguly, Priyanka; Rhatigan, Stephen; Kumaravel, Vignesh; Byrne, Ciara; Hinder, Steven J.; Bartlett, John; Nolan, Michael; Pillai, Suresh C. (MDPI, 2018-10-26)
    Surface contamination by microbes is a major public health concern. A damp environment is one of potential sources for microbe proliferation. Smart photocatalytic coatings on building surfaces using semiconductors like ...
  • Effect of Cu doping on the anatase-to-rutile phase transition in TiO2 photocatalysts: theory and experiments / 

    Byrne, Ciara; Moran, Lorraine; Hermosilla, Daphne; Blanco, Ángeles; Rhatigan, Stephen; Hinder, Steven; Ganguly, Priyanka; Nolan, Michael; Merayo, Noemí; Pillai, Suresh C. (Elsevier, 2019-01-22)
    This paper shows that incorporation of Cu inhibits the anatase to rutile phase transition at temperatures above 500 °C. The control sample, with 0% Cu contained 34.3% anatase at 600 °C and transitioned to 100% rutile ...
  • Ternary Metal Chalcogenide Heterostructure (AgInS2−TiO2) Nanocomposites for Visible Light Photocatalytic Applications / 

    Ganguly, Priyanka; Mathew, Snehamol; Clarizia, Laura; Kumar R, Syam; Akande, Akinlolu; Hinder, Steven J.; Breen, Ailish; Pillai, Suresh C. (American Chemical Society, 2019-12-20)
    Hybrid nanoarchitectures of AgInS2 and TiO2 photocatalysts were prepared by using a modified sol–gel method. The experimental results reveal that these nanocomposites display enhanced visible light absorption and effective ...
  • Plasmonic-based nanomaterials for environmental remediation / 

    Wang, Dawei; Pillai, Suresh C.; Ho, Shih-Hsin; Zeng, Jingbin; Li, Yi; Dionysiou, Dionysios D. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Technologies based on nanomaterials are gaining increased attention as a promising method for the removal of contaminants and inactivation/killing of pathogenic microorganisms. Plasmonic nanomaterials prove to be promising ...
  • UV and Visible Light-Driven Production of Hydroxyl Radicals by Reduced Forms of N, F, and P Codoped Titanium Dioxide / 

    Abdullah, A. M.; Gracia-Pinilla, Miguel Á.; Pillai, Suresh C.; O’Shea, Kevin (MDPI, 2019-06-06)
    The photocatalytic activities of reduced titanium dioxide (TiO2) materials have been investigated by measuring their ability to produce hydroxyl radicals under UV and visible light irradiation. Degussa P25 TiO2 was doped ...
  • Black TiO2 Nanomaterials: A Review of Recent Advances / 

    Ullattil, Sanjay Gopal; Narendranath, Soumya B.; Pillai, Suresh C.; Periyata, Pradeepan (Elsevier, 2018-02-02)
    Recently reported black TiO2 nanomaterials are the unequivocally accepted sun light harvesters which facilitate the maximum solar energy absorption from ultraviolet (UV) to infrared (IR) region of the solar spectrum due ...

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