Prof Carmel B. Breslin

Chemistry

Professor

Science Building
2.67
(01) 708 3677

Biography

Carmel Breslin completed her degree in Chemistry and PhD in Physical Chemistry at NUI Galway and then joined the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University. She spent a year working at the centre for Advanced Materials at Penn State University and at the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at the University of Southern California. She has been a professor in the department since 2008. 

Her research interests are in Electrochemistry, Materials and Environmental Chemistry and she is on the Editorial Boards of Materials and Organic Polymer Material Research (OPMR). 

Research Interests

Electrochemistry, Materials and Environmental Chemistry

Our research interests are centred on Electrochemistry, Materials and Environmental Chemistry. We work with various metals and alloys, conducting polymers, hydrogels, biopolymers, nanoparticles, nanowires, ionic liquids and 2-dimensional materials, such as graphene, MXenes and MoS2. We are particularly interested in forming new materials and developing them for different applications.  We are interested in two application areas: Biomaterials/biomedical sensors and Environmental Chemistry.

In terms of biomaterials, the materials are designed for drug delivery applications and as sensors for the detection and analysis of biological molecules and biomarkers.  Environmental sensors are formed and employed in the detection of Cr(VI), nitrates, heavy metal ions and other contaminants, such as pesticides and antibiotic residues. Carbon-based materials and alloys are designed and used in electrocoagulation and electro-Fenton to remove pollutants, such as organic molecules, heavy metal ions, pesticides and antibiotics from water, while polymeric membranes that can be used to remove organic and metal ion contaminants are developed. We also work on corrosion-related problems, such as localised pitting attack and are interested in developing protective coatings to minimise corrosion.

Our research work has been funded and supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Health Research Board (HRB), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Irish Research Council (IRC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the European Union. More details on the topics of our research are available under Publications and the titles of PhD theses from the group are listed under Teaching.


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Electrochemical formation of silver nanoparticles and their applications in the reduction and detection of nitrates at neutral pH'
Fox, C.M, Breslin, C.B. (2020) 'Electrochemical formation of silver nanoparticles and their applications in the reduction and detection of nitrates at neutral pH'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, [Details]
2020 'Two-dimensional titanium carbide MXenes and their emerging applications as electrochemical sensors'
Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Two-dimensional titanium carbide MXenes and their emerging applications as electrochemical sensors'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, [Details]
2020 'The selective electrochemical sensing of dopamine at a polypyrrole film doped with an anionic cyclodextrin'
Harley, CC; Annibaldi, V; Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'The selective electrochemical sensing of dopamine at a polypyrrole film doped with an anionic cyclodextrin'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, [Details]
2020 'Electrostatic interactions between viologens and a sulfated β–cyclodextrin; formation of insoluble aggregates with benzyl viologens'
Annibaldi, V; Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Electrostatic interactions between viologens and a sulfated β–cyclodextrin; formation of insoluble aggregates with benzyl viologens'. JOURNAL OF INCLUSION PHENOMENA AND MACROCYCLIC CHEMISTR, [Details]
2019 'The Influence of Carbon Nanotubes on the Protective Properties of Polypyrrole Formed at Copper'
Carragher U;Branagan D;Breslin CB; (2019) 'The Influence of Carbon Nanotubes on the Protective Properties of Polypyrrole Formed at Copper'. Materials, 12 (16) [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Electrocoagulation using Stainless Steel Anodes: Simultaneous Removal of Phosphates, Orange II and Zinc Ions'
Dura, A; Breslin, C.B. (2019) 'Electrocoagulation using Stainless Steel Anodes: Simultaneous Removal of Phosphates, Orange II and Zinc Ions'. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 374 :152-158 [Details]
2019 'Evaluating the ability of energy dispersive X-ray analysis to monitor binding oil content of carbon paste electrodes exposed to biofouling agents'
Herdman K.M, Breslin C.B; Finnerty N.J. (2019) 'Evaluating the ability of energy dispersive X-ray analysis to monitor binding oil content of carbon paste electrodes exposed to biofouling agents'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 847 (113237) [Details]
2019 'The Removal of Phosphates using Electrocoagulation with Al−Mg Anodes'
Dura, A; Breslin, C. B. (2019) 'The Removal of Phosphates using Electrocoagulation with Al−Mg Anodes'. JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 846 (113161) [Details]
2019 'Electrochemical detection of glucose at physiological pH using gold nanoparticles deposited on carbon nanotubes'
Branagan, David; Breslin, Carmel B. (2019) 'Electrochemical detection of glucose at physiological pH using gold nanoparticles deposited on carbon nanotubes'. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 282 :490-499 [Details]
2019 'Formation and properties of polypyrrole doped with an immobile antibiotic'
Moloney, Emer; Breslin, C.B (2019) 'Formation and properties of polypyrrole doped with an immobile antibiotic'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 23 (7):2031-2042 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Electrocoagulation using Aluminium Anodes Activated with Mg, In and Zn Alloying Elements'
Dura, A; Breslin, C. B. (2019) 'Electrocoagulation using Aluminium Anodes Activated with Mg, In and Zn Alloying Elements'. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 366 :39-45 [Details]
2019 'Physiological monitoring of tissue pH: In vitro characterisation and in vivo validation of a quinone-modified carbon paste electrode'
Herdman, K.M; Breslin, C.B; Finnerty, N.J. (2019) 'Physiological monitoring of tissue pH: In vitro characterisation and in vivo validation of a quinone-modified carbon paste electrode'. Electrochimica Acta, 298 :484-495 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The incorporation of drug molecules with poor water solubility into polypyrrole as dopants: Indomethacin and Sulindac'
Ryan, E; Breslin Carmel B. (2019) 'The incorporation of drug molecules with poor water solubility into polypyrrole as dopants: Indomethacin and Sulindac'. Electrochimica Acta, 296 :848-855 [Details]
2019 'The electrochemistry of viologens at polypyrrole doped with sulfonated cyclodextrins'
Annibaldi, Valeria; Breslin, Carmel B. (2019) 'The electrochemistry of viologens at polypyrrole doped with sulfonated cyclodextrins'. JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 832 :399-407 [Details]
2019 'Studies on the Formation and Properties of Polypyrrole doped with Ionised β-Cyclodextrins: Influence of the Anionic Pendants'
Annibaldi, V; Hendy, G.M; Breslin, C.B. (2019) 'Studies on the Formation and Properties of Polypyrrole doped with Ionised β-Cyclodextrins: Influence of the Anionic Pendants'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 23 (2):615-626 [Details]
2019 'Electrochemical detection of Cr(VI) with carbon nanotubes decorated with gold nanoparticles'
Breslin, C.B.; Branagan, D; Garry, L.M; (2019) 'Electrochemical detection of Cr(VI) with carbon nanotubes decorated with gold nanoparticles'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 49 (2):195-205 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'The incorporation and controlled release of dopamine from a sulfonated b-cyclodextrin-doped conducting polymer'
Hendy, G.M.; Breslin C.B (2019) 'The incorporation and controlled release of dopamine from a sulfonated b-cyclodextrin-doped conducting polymer'. Journal of Polymer Research, 26 [Details]
2018 'Formation of polypyrrole with dexamethasone as a dopant: Its cation and anion exchange properties'
Ryan E.;Breslin C.B. (2018) 'Formation of polypyrrole with dexamethasone as a dopant: Its cation and anion exchange properties'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 824 :188-194 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'The Aqueous Deposition of a pH Sensitive Quinone on Carbon Paste Electrodes using Linear Sweep Voltammetry'
Herdman K.M, Breslin C.B; Finnerty N. (2018) 'The Aqueous Deposition of a pH Sensitive Quinone on Carbon Paste Electrodes using Linear Sweep Voltammetry'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 828 :137-143 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Polypyrrole doped with dodecylbenzene sulfonate as a protective film for copper'
Carragher U; Breslin C.B. (2018) 'Polypyrrole doped with dodecylbenzene sulfonate as a protective film for copper'. Electrochimica Acta, 291 :362-372 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Amendment of cattle slurry with the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide during storage: A new effective and practical N2O mitigation measure for landspreading'
Minet, EP;Jahangir, MMR;Krol, DJ;Rochford, N;Fenton, O;Rooney, D;Lanigan, G;Forrestal, PJ;Breslin, C;Richards, KG (2016) 'Amendment of cattle slurry with the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide during storage: A new effective and practical N2O mitigation measure for landspreading'. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 215 :68-75 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'The development of a highly sensitive urea sensor due to the formation of an inclusion complex between urea and sulfonated-beta-cyclodextrin'
Hamilton, A;Breslin, CB (2014) 'The development of a highly sensitive urea sensor due to the formation of an inclusion complex between urea and sulfonated-beta-cyclodextrin'. Electrochimica Acta, 125 :250-257 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Comparison of conductivities of bulk and nanowire morphologies of electrodeposited polypyrrole'
Herdman, K.M.; Breslin, C.B. (2014) 'Comparison of conductivities of bulk and nanowire morphologies of electrodeposited polypyrrole'. ECS TRANSACTIONS, 58 :51-58 [Details]
2014 'The development of a novel urea sensor using polypyrrole'
Hamilton, A;Breslin, CB (2014) 'The development of a novel urea sensor using polypyrrole'. Electrochimica Acta, 145 :19-26 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'The incorporation of bovine serum albumin into a polypyrrole film in one simple step'
Hamilton Anita, and Carmel B. Breslin (2014) 'The incorporation of bovine serum albumin into a polypyrrole film in one simple step'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, Transactions 58 :1-13 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'Non-enzymatic selective detection of glucose based on a gold nanoparticle-catbon nanotube composite'
Branagan David, and Carmel B Breslin (2014) 'Non-enzymatic selective detection of glucose based on a gold nanoparticle-catbon nanotube composite'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, Transactions, 58 :59-65 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Slow delivery of a nitrification inhibitor (dicyandiamide) to soil using a biodegradable hydrogel of chitosan'
Minet, EP;O'Carroll, C;Rooney, D;Breslin, C;McCarthy, CP;Gallagher, L;Richards, KG (2013) 'Slow delivery of a nitrification inhibitor (dicyandiamide) to soil using a biodegradable hydrogel of chitosan'. Chemosphere, 93 :2854-2858 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'The effect of dopant pK(a) and the solubility of corresponding acid on the electropolymerisation of pyrrole'
Ryan, EM;Breslin, CB;Moulton, SE;Wallace, GG (2013) 'The effect of dopant pK(a) and the solubility of corresponding acid on the electropolymerisation of pyrrole'. Electrochimica Acta, 92 :276-284 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Electrochemical Deposition of Hollow N-Substituted Polypyrrole Microtubes from an Acoustically Formed Emulsion'
McCarthy, CP;McGuinness, NB;Carolan, PB;Fox, CM;Alcock-Earley, BE;Breslin, CB;Rooney, AD (2013) 'Electrochemical Deposition of Hollow N-Substituted Polypyrrole Microtubes from an Acoustically Formed Emulsion'. Macromolecules, 46 :1008-1016 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine using a Dodecylsulfate Doped Polypyrrole Film'
Moorhead, Paul B. and Carmel B. Breslin (2012) 'Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine using a Dodecylsulfate Doped Polypyrrole Film'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, TRANSACTIONS, 41 :15-21 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Complexation study and spectrofluorometric: determination of the binding constant for diquat and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene'
Mc Dermott, SM;Rooney, DA;Breslin, CB (2012) 'Complexation study and spectrofluorometric: determination of the binding constant for diquat and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene'. Tetrahedron, 68 :3815-3821 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Simultaneous electrochemical detection of the catecholamines and ascorbic acid at PEDOT/S-beta-CD modified gold electrodes'
Colleran, JJ;Breslin, CB (2012) 'Simultaneous electrochemical detection of the catecholamines and ascorbic acid at PEDOT/S-beta-CD modified gold electrodes'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 667 :30-37 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Facile template-free electrochemical preparation of poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole] nanowires'
McCarthy, CP;McGuinness, NB;Alcock-Earley, BE;Breslin, CB;Rooney, AD (2012) 'Facile template-free electrochemical preparation of poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole] nanowires'. Electrochemistry Communications, 20 :79-82 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Electrochemical Characterisation of Polypyrrole Doped with p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene'
Doyle, R;Breslin, CB;Power, O;Rooney, AD (2012) 'Electrochemical Characterisation of Polypyrrole Doped with p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene'. Electroanalysis, 24 :293-302 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Electrodeposition of Zinc Hydroxysulfate Nanosheets and Reduction to Zinc Metal Microdendrites on Polypyrrole Films'
Andreoli, E;Rooney, DA;Redington, W;Gunning, R;Breslin, CB (2012) 'Electrodeposition of Zinc Hydroxysulfate Nanosheets and Reduction to Zinc Metal Microdendrites on Polypyrrole Films'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 :338-349 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Application of Carbon Modified Materials in the Detection of Cr(VI)'
Garry, Lynn M., Bernadette E. Alcock and Carmel B. Breslin (2012) 'Application of Carbon Modified Materials in the Detection of Cr(VI)'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, TRANSACTIONS, 41 :1-7 [Details]
2012 'An electrochemical study in aqueous solutions on the binding of dopamine to a sulfonated cyclodextrin host'
Hendy, GM;Breslin, CB (2012) 'An electrochemical study in aqueous solutions on the binding of dopamine to a sulfonated cyclodextrin host'. Electrochimica Acta, 59 :290-295 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Corrosion protection of copper using polypyrrole electrosynthesised from a salicylate solution'
Annibaldi, V;Rooney, AD;Breslin, CB (2012) 'Corrosion protection of copper using polypyrrole electrosynthesised from a salicylate solution'. Corrosion Science, 59 :179-185 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Electrochemical Conversion of Copper-Based Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures to Copper Metal Nanoparticles and Their Testing in Nitrate Sensing'
Andreoli, E;Annibaldi, V;Rooney, DA;Liao, KS;Alley, NJ;Curran, SA;Breslin, CB (2011) 'Electrochemical Conversion of Copper-Based Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures to Copper Metal Nanoparticles and Their Testing in Nitrate Sensing'. Electroanalysis, 23 :2164-2173 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Electrochemical Fabrication of Copper-Based Hybrid Microstructures and Mechanism of Formation of Related Hierarchical Structures on Polypyrrole Films'
Andreoli, E;Annibaldi, V;Rooney, DA;Breslin, CB (2011) 'Electrochemical Fabrication of Copper-Based Hybrid Microstructures and Mechanism of Formation of Related Hierarchical Structures on Polypyrrole Films'. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 :20076-20083 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Electrochemical Deposition of Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures of Copper Hydroxysulfates on Polypyrrole-Polystyrene Sulfonate Films'
Andreoli, E;Rooney, DA;Redington, W;Gunning, R;Breslin, CB (2011) 'Electrochemical Deposition of Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures of Copper Hydroxysulfates on Polypyrrole-Polystyrene Sulfonate Films'. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 :8725-8734 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'A spectrophotometric and NMR study on the formation of an inclusion complex between dopamine and a sulfonated cyclodextrin host'
Hendy, GM;Breslin, CB (2011) 'A spectrophotometric and NMR study on the formation of an inclusion complex between dopamine and a sulfonated cyclodextrin host'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 661 :179-185 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'The selective detection of dopamine at a polypyrrole film doped with sulfonated beta-cyclodextrins'
Harley, CC;Rooney, AD;Breslin, CB (2010) 'The selective detection of dopamine at a polypyrrole film doped with sulfonated beta-cyclodextrins'. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 150 :498-504 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Remediation of chromium(VI) at polypyrrole-coated titanium'
Earley, ST;Alcock, BE;Lowry, JP;Breslin, CB (2009) 'Remediation of chromium(VI) at polypyrrole-coated titanium'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39 :1251-1257 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'A Simple But Highly Selective Electrochemical Sensor for Dopamine'
Doyle, R;Breslin, CB;Rooney, AD (2009) 'A Simple But Highly Selective Electrochemical Sensor for Dopamine'. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 23 :93-98 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Polypyrrole electrodepo sited on copper from an aqueous phosphate solution: Corrosion protection properties'
Redondo, MI;Breslin, CB (2007) 'Polypyrrole electrodepo sited on copper from an aqueous phosphate solution: Corrosion protection properties'. Corrosion Science, 49 :1765-1776 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'The formation of polypyrrole at iron from 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2005) 'The formation of polypyrrole at iron from 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 152 :6-11 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Enantioselective detection of D- and L-phenylalanine using optically active polyaniline'
Sheridan, EM;Breslin, CB (2005) 'Enantioselective detection of D- and L-phenylalanine using optically active polyaniline'. Electroanalysis, 17 :532-537 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Polyaniline-coated iron: studies on the dissolution and electrochemical activity as a function of pH'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2005) 'Polyaniline-coated iron: studies on the dissolution and electrochemical activity as a function of pH'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 190 :264-270 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Surface engineering: Corrosion protection using conducting polymers'
Breslin C.;Fenelon A.;Conroy K. (2005) 'Surface engineering: Corrosion protection using conducting polymers'. Materials &Amp; Design, 26 (3):233-237 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Formation of adherent polypyrrole coatings on Ti and Ti-6Al-4V alloy'
Earley, ST;Dowling, DP;Lowry, JP;Breslin, CB (2005) 'Formation of adherent polypyrrole coatings on Ti and Ti-6Al-4V alloy'. Synthetic Metals, 148 :111-118 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Oxidation and photo-induced oxidation of glucose at a polyaniline film modified by copper particles'
Farrell, ST;Breslin, CB (2004) 'Oxidation and photo-induced oxidation of glucose at a polyaniline film modified by copper particles'. Electrochimica Acta, 49 :4497-4503 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'An investigation into the degradation of polyaniline films grown on iron from oxalic acid'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2004) 'An investigation into the degradation of polyaniline films grown on iron from oxalic acid'. Synthetic Metals, 144 :125-131 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Reduction of Cr(VI) at a polyaniline film: Influence of film thickness and oxidation state'
Farrell, ST;Breslin, CB (2004) 'Reduction of Cr(VI) at a polyaniline film: Influence of film thickness and oxidation state'. Environmental Science and Technology, 38 :4671-4676 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Reduction of hexavalent chromium at a polypyrrole-coated aluminium electrode: Synergistic interactions'
Conroy, KG;Breslin, CB (2004) 'Reduction of hexavalent chromium at a polypyrrole-coated aluminium electrode: Synergistic interactions'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 34 :191-195 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'The electropolymerization of pyrrole at a CuNi electrode: corrosion protection properties'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2003) 'The electropolymerization of pyrrole at a CuNi electrode: corrosion protection properties'. Corrosion Science, 45 :2837-2850 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'The electrochemical deposition of polyaniline at pure aluminium: electrochemical activity and corrosion protection properties'
Conroy, KG;Breslin, CB (2003) 'The electrochemical deposition of polyaniline at pure aluminium: electrochemical activity and corrosion protection properties'. Electrochimica Acta, 48 :721-732 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Corrosion protection properties afforded by an in situ electropolymerized polypyrrole layer on CuZn'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2003) 'Corrosion protection properties afforded by an in situ electropolymerized polypyrrole layer on CuZn'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 150 :540-546 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'The electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole at a copper electrode: corrosion protection properties'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2002) 'The electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole at a copper electrode: corrosion protection properties'. Electrochimica Acta, 47 :4467-4476 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Electrochemical studies on the stability and corrosion resistance of titanium-based implant materials'
Aziz-Kerrzo, M;Conroy, KG;Fenelon, AM;Farrell, ST;Breslin, CB (2001) 'Electrochemical studies on the stability and corrosion resistance of titanium-based implant materials'. Biomaterials, 22 :1531-1539 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'An electrochemical study of the formation of Benzotriazole surface films on Copper, Zinc and a Copper-Zinc alloy'
Fenelon, AM;Breslin, CB (2001) 'An electrochemical study of the formation of Benzotriazole surface films on Copper, Zinc and a Copper-Zinc alloy'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 31 :509-516 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'The corrosion protection afforded by rare earth conversion coatings applied to magnesium'
Rudd, AL;Breslin, CB;Mansfeld, F (2000) 'The corrosion protection afforded by rare earth conversion coatings applied to magnesium'. Corrosion Science, 42 :275-288 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Electrochemical behaviour of aluminium in the presence of EDTA-containing chloride solutions'
Treacy, GM;Rudd, AL;Breslin, CB (2000) 'Electrochemical behaviour of aluminium in the presence of EDTA-containing chloride solutions'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 30 :675-683 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'The influence of ultraviolet illumination on the passive behavior of zinc'
Rudd, AL;Breslin, CB (2000) 'The influence of ultraviolet illumination on the passive behavior of zinc'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 147 :1401-1407 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'The electrochemical behaviour of CuZn under conditions of illumination'
Rudd, AL;Breslin, CB (2000) 'The electrochemical behaviour of CuZn under conditions of illumination'. Electrochimica Acta, 45 :4015-4023 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Activation of pure Al in an indium-containing electrolyte - an electrochemical noise and impedance study'
Breslin, CB;Rudd, AL (2000) 'Activation of pure Al in an indium-containing electrolyte - an electrochemical noise and impedance study'. Corrosion Science, 42 :1023-1039 [IR Link] [Details]
2000 'Photo-induced dissolution of zinc in alkaline solutions'
Rudd, AL;Breslin, CB (2000) 'Photo-induced dissolution of zinc in alkaline solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 45 :1571-1579 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Electrochemical studies on single-crystal aluminium surfaces'
Treacy, GM;Breslin, CB (1998) 'Electrochemical studies on single-crystal aluminium surfaces'. Electrochimica Acta, 43 :1715-1720 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'The Influence of UV Light on the Dissolution and Passive Behaviour of Copper-Containing Alloys in Chloride Solutions'
C. B. Breslin and D. D. Macdonald (1998) 'The Influence of UV Light on the Dissolution and Passive Behaviour of Copper-Containing Alloys in Chloride Solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 44 :643-651 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Sealing of Anodised Aluminium Alloys with Rare Earth Metal Salt Solutions'
F. Mansfeld, C. Chen, C. B. Breslin and D. Hull (1998) 'Sealing of Anodised Aluminium Alloys with Rare Earth Metal Salt Solutions'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 145 :2792-2801 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Influence of rare-earth metal passivation treatments on the dissolution of tin-zinc coatings'
Breslin, CB;Geary, M (1998) 'Influence of rare-earth metal passivation treatments on the dissolution of tin-zinc coatings'. Corrosion, 54 :964-971 [Details]
1998 'Scanning Kelvin probe analysis of the potential distribution under small drops of electrolyte'
Chen, C;Breslin, CB;Mansfeld, F (1998) 'Scanning Kelvin probe analysis of the potential distribution under small drops of electrolyte'. Materials and Corrosion - Werkstoffe und Korrosion, 49 :569-575 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'The electrochemical behaviour of stainless steels following surface modification in cerium-containing solutions'
Breslin, CB;Chen, C;Mansfeld, F (1997) 'The electrochemical behaviour of stainless steels following surface modification in cerium-containing solutions'. Corrosion Science, 39 :1061-1073 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'The Influence of Dichromate and Rare Earth Metal Passivation Treatments on the Dissolution of Sn/Zn Coatings'
M. Geary and C. B. Breslin (1997) 'The Influence of Dichromate and Rare Earth Metal Passivation Treatments on the Dissolution of Sn/Zn Coatings'. Corrosion Science, 39 :1341-1353 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Photo-inhibition of Passivity Breakdown on SS316 and SS304 in Chloride-Containing Solutions'
C. B. Breslin, D. D. Macdonald, E. Sikora and J. Sikora (1997) 'Photo-inhibition of Passivity Breakdown on SS316 and SS304 in Chloride-Containing Solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 42 :137-146 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Influence of uv light on the passive behaviour of SS316 - Effect of prior illumination'
Breslin, CB;Macdonald, DD;Sikora, J;Sikora, E (1997) 'Influence of uv light on the passive behaviour of SS316 - Effect of prior illumination'. Electrochimica Acta, 42 :127-136 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Surface modification of stainless steels: Green technology for corrosion protection'
Mansfeld, F;Breslin, CB;Pardo, A;Perez, FJ (1997) 'Surface modification of stainless steels: Green technology for corrosion protection'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 90 :224-228 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'The Electrochemical Behaviour of Stainless Steels after Treatment in Cerium-Containing Solutions'
C.B. Breslin, F. Mansfeld and C. Chen (1997) 'The Electrochemical Behaviour of Stainless Steels after Treatment in Cerium-Containing Solutions'. Corrosion Science, 39 :1061-1070 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Electronic structures of aluminum and aluminum clusters doped with other atoms'
Brennan S.;Breslin C.;Quinn C. (1997) 'Electronic structures of aluminum and aluminum clusters doped with other atoms'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 144 (8):L217-L218 [IR Link] [Details]
1997 'Photo-inhibition of pitting corrosion on types 304 and 316 stainless steels in chloride-containing solutions'
Breslin, CB;Macdonald, DD;Sikora, E;Sikora, J (1997) 'Photo-inhibition of pitting corrosion on types 304 and 316 stainless steels in chloride-containing solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 42 :137-144 [IR Link] [Details]
1995 'AN EFFICIENT MSX-ALPHA TECHNIQUE FOR THE STUDY OF LARGE CLUSTERS'
BRESLIN, CB;QUINN, CM (1995) 'AN EFFICIENT MSX-ALPHA TECHNIQUE FOR THE STUDY OF LARGE CLUSTERS'. Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 331 :139-145 [Details]
1995 'Pit-initiation Studies on Polycrystalline, (110), (111) and (100) Single Crystal Aluminium'
C. B. Breslin, G. Treacy and C. M. Quinn (1995) 'Pit-initiation Studies on Polycrystalline, (110), (111) and (100) Single Crystal Aluminium'. MATERIAL SCIENCE FORUM, 192 :133-142 [Details]
1994 'STUDIES ON THE PASSIVATION OF ALUMINUM IN CHROMATE AND MOLYBDATE SOLUTIONS'
BRESLIN, CB;TREACY, G;CARROLL, WM (1994) 'STUDIES ON THE PASSIVATION OF ALUMINUM IN CHROMATE AND MOLYBDATE SOLUTIONS'. Corrosion Science, 36 :1143-1154 [Details]
1994 'THE SYNERGISTIC INTERACTION BETWEEN INDIUM AND ZINC IN THE ACTIVATION OF ALUMINUM IN AQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTES'
BRESLIN, CB;FRIERY, LP (1994) 'THE SYNERGISTIC INTERACTION BETWEEN INDIUM AND ZINC IN THE ACTIVATION OF ALUMINUM IN AQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTES'. Corrosion Science, 36 [Details]
1994 'THE ELECTROCHEMICAL-BEHAVIOR OF AL-ZN-IN AND AL-ZN-HG ALLOYS IN AQUEOUS HALIDE SOLUTIONS'
BRESLIN, CB;FRIERY, LP;CARROLL, WM (1994) 'THE ELECTROCHEMICAL-BEHAVIOR OF AL-ZN-IN AND AL-ZN-HG ALLOYS IN AQUEOUS HALIDE SOLUTIONS'. Corrosion Science, 36 :85-97 [Details]
1994 'Studies on the Passivation of Aluminium in Chromate and Molybdate Solutions'
C. B. Breslin, G. Treacy, and W. M. Carroll (1994) 'Studies on the Passivation of Aluminium in Chromate and Molybdate Solutions'. Corrosion Science, 36 :1143-1156 [Details]
1993 'INFLUENCE OF IMPURITY ELEMENTS ON ELECTROCHEMICAL ACTIVITY OF ALUMINUM ACTIVATED BY INDIUM'
BRESLIN, CB;FRIERY, LP;CARROLL, WM (1993) 'INFLUENCE OF IMPURITY ELEMENTS ON ELECTROCHEMICAL ACTIVITY OF ALUMINUM ACTIVATED BY INDIUM'. Corrosion, 49 :895-902 [Details]
1993 'Stability of Passive Films Formed on Aluminium in Solutions Containing Chloride and Fluoride Ions'
W. M. Carroll. M. Murphy, C. B. Breslin (1993) 'Stability of Passive Films Formed on Aluminium in Solutions Containing Chloride and Fluoride Ions'. Corrosion Science, 34 :1496-1505 [Details]
1993 'THE EFFECTS OF INDIUM PRECIPITATES ON THE ELECTROCHEMICAL DISSOLUTION OF AL-IN ALLOYS'
BRESLIN, CB;CARROLL, WM (1993) 'THE EFFECTS OF INDIUM PRECIPITATES ON THE ELECTROCHEMICAL DISSOLUTION OF AL-IN ALLOYS'. Corrosion Science, 34 :1099-1109 [Details]
1993 'THE ACTIVATION OF ALUMINUM BY INDIUM IONS IN CHLORIDE, BROMIDE AND IODIDE SOLUTIONS'
BRESLIN, CB;CARROLL, WM (1993) 'THE ACTIVATION OF ALUMINUM BY INDIUM IONS IN CHLORIDE, BROMIDE AND IODIDE SOLUTIONS'. Corrosion Science, 34 :327-341 [Details]
1993 'THE CORROSION DISSOLUTION BEHAVIOR OF ALUMINUM IN SOLUTIONS CONTAINING BOTH CHLORIDE AND FLUORIDE IONS'
CARROLL, WM;MURPHY, M;BRESLIN, CB (1993) 'THE CORROSION DISSOLUTION BEHAVIOR OF ALUMINUM IN SOLUTIONS CONTAINING BOTH CHLORIDE AND FLUORIDE IONS'. Corrosion Science, 34 :1495-1510 [Details]
1993 'The Activation of Aluminium by Activator Elements'
C. B. Breslin and W. M. Carroll (1993) 'The Activation of Aluminium by Activator Elements'. Corrosion Science, 35 :197-204 [Details]
1992 'THE ELECTROCHEMICAL-BEHAVIOR OF ALUMINUM ACTIVATED BY GALLIUM IN AQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTES'
BRESLIN, CB;CARROLL, WM (1992) 'THE ELECTROCHEMICAL-BEHAVIOR OF ALUMINUM ACTIVATED BY GALLIUM IN AQUEOUS-ELECTROLYTES'. Corrosion Science, 33 :1735-1746 [Details]
1992 'Activation of Aluminium in Halide Solutions Containing Activator Ions'
Carmel B. Breslin and William M. Carroll (1992) 'Activation of Aluminium in Halide Solutions Containing Activator Ions'. CORROSION SCIENCE, 33 :1161-1173 [Details]
1991 'Stability of Passive Films Formed on Aluminium in Aqueous Halide Solutions'
William M. Carroll and Carmel B. Breslin (1991) 'Stability of Passive Films Formed on Aluminium in Aqueous Halide Solutions'. CORROSION SCIENCE, 26 :255-263 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2012 CSI in a Lab: A problem solving approach to Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals
Orla Fenelon and Carmel B. Breslin (2012) CSI in a Lab: A problem solving approach to Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals AISHE-The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , pp.1-11 [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
1997 'Scanning Kelvin probe analysis of the potential distribution under small drops of electrolyte'
C. Chen C, C.B. Breslin and F. Mansfeld (1997) 'Scanning Kelvin probe analysis of the potential distribution under small drops of electrolyte' In: Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research. [Details]
1996 'The Effect of UV Irradiation on Passive Films Formed on Type 304 and 316 Stainless Steels'
M.S. Al-Rifaie, C.B. Breslin, D.D. Macdonald, E. Sikora (1996) 'The Effect of UV Irradiation on Passive Films Formed on Type 304 and 316 Stainless Steels' In: Industrial Corrosion and Corrosion Control Technology. [Details]
1995 'Semiconductive properties of passive films on 304 and 316 Type stainless steel formed under UV-irradiation'
E. Sikora, C.B. Breslin, J. Sikora and D.D. Macdonald (1995) 'Semiconductive properties of passive films on 304 and 316 Type stainless steel formed under UV-irradiation' In: Critical Factors in Localized Corrosion II. USA: Electrochemical Society. [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
1995 Critical Factors in Localized Corrosion.
E. Sikora, C. B. Breslin, J. Sikora and D. D. Macdonald (1995) Critical Factors in Localized Corrosion. : Electrochemical Society. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Modules Coordinated:
  • CH422 - Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • CH410D - Double Major Project
  • CH410SA - Single Major Project
  • CH409A - Advanced Labs
  • CH304C- Analytical Chemistry
Lectures are given on topics in electrochemistry (CH304C), thermodynamics (CH323), statistical thermodynamics (CH423), and nano-materials (CH436). Research is also carried out on problem solving approaches for undergraduate labs.
  • Fenelon, Orla and Breslin, Carmel B. (2010) CSI in a Lab: A Problem Solving Approach to Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals. AISHE-J, 4 (1). ISSN 2009-3160

Examples of Awards obtained by PhD students  
  • Claire Harley, Gillian Hendy and Eimear Ryan obtained Endeavour Europe Awards from the Australian government to fund 6-month research placements at the ARC centre of excellence in Electromaterials Science at the University of Wollongong to work with Professor Gordon Wallace and Professor Simon Moulton.  
  • Sinead McDermott obtained an International Award from the Norwegian Research Council, Norway to fund a 6-month research placement at NTNU with Professor May Britt and Dr. Edel Sheridan at the Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU, Norway.   
  • Enrico Andreoli obtained a FAS-Science Challenge Award to fund a 6-month research placement at the University of Texas, USA to fund a collaborative project with Professor Seamus Curran, Department of Physics.    
  • Conor McCarthy won a Yggdrasil International Award from the Norwegian Research Council, Norway to fund a 6-month research placement with Dr. Edel Sheridan at SINTEF in Norway.
  • Lynn Garry obtained an Endeavour Research award to fund a 6-month research visit to work with Professor Justin Gooding at the University of New South Wales, Australia. 
  • Karen Herdman, Catherine Fox, Adelaide Dura, Eimear Ryan, Anita Hamilton (co-funded with Intel), Gillian Hendy and Claire Harley obtained postgraduate fellowships from the Irish Research Council.
  • On completion of her PhD, Gillian Hendy was awarded a FP7-Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship to work on a collaborative research project with Professor Robert Langer at MIT, USA (outgoing host group) and the Electrochemistry/Materials Chemistry research group (return host group).    
  • David Branagan, Amy Rudd and Edel Sheridan won awards for delivering the best lectures on Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the annual Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium, while Gillian Hendy won the award for the best Young Researcher Lecture presented at the International Conference on Materials, Energy and Design.


Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2016 Karen Herdman Maynooth University PhD Development and characterisation of a carbon based pH microsensor and studies on polypyrrole nanowires
2014 David Branagan Maynooth University PhD The formation of metal nanoparticle-carbon nanotube composite materials for the non-enzymatic detection of glucose.
2014 Catherine Fox Maynooth University PhD Electrochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles for applications in nitrate detection, catalysis and antibacterial activity
2014 Emer Moloney Maynooth University PhD Electrochemical Synthesis and Charaterisation of polypyrrole/chitosan films doped with molecular anions
2013 Adelaide Dura Maynooth University PhD Electrocoagulation for Water Treatment: The Removal of Pollutants using Aluminiun Alloys, Stainless Steels and Iron Anodes
2013 Wayne Fogarty Maynooth University PhD Preparation and characterisation of ionic liquids and investigations into their potential use in the absorption and sequestration of carbon dioxide
2013 Conor McCarthy Maynooth University PhD Development of novel methodologies for the electrodeposited of polypyrrole-based films in controlled morphologies with potential application in nitrate sensing
2013 Lynn Garry Maynooth University PhD The electrochemical characterisation of carbon-based nanomaterials and their application in the detection of heavy metal ions.
2012 Ursula Carragher Maynooth University PhD An Electrochemical Investigation into the Corrosion Protection Properties of Coatings for the Active Metal Copper
2012 Anita Hamilton Maynooth University PhD The Formation and Characterisation of a Polypyrrole Based Sensor for the Detection of Urea.
2011 Richard Doyle Maynooth University PhD. A polypyrrole/Sulfonated Calixarene modified for the electrochemical detection of dopamine
2010 Valeria Annibaldi Maynooth University PhD Polypyrrole modified with sulfated beta-cyclodextrin: characterisation and application in the sensing of viologens.
2010 Sinead McDermott Maynooth University PhD Polypyrrole modified with macrocyles for the detection of aqueous pollutants and carbon membranes for the separation of gases.
2010 Enrico Andreoli Maynooth University PhD The Electrochemical Deposition of Copper and Zinc Nanomaterials at Polypyrrole Thin Films.
2010 Eimear Ryan Maynooth University PhD The Incorporation and Controlled Release of Anionic Drugs from a Polypyrrole Membrane Film.
2009 Gillian Hendy Maynooth University PhD Polypyrrole modified with sulfonated beta-cyclodextrin: controlled release of dopamine and host-guest complexation properties.
2009 Claire Harley Maynooth University PhD The formation of an electrochemical sensor for the selective detection of dopamine.
2008 Suzanne Crawley Maynooth University MSc Studies on the formation and etching of nano and micro assemblies: anodic aluminium oxide and silicon nitride.
2006 Bernadette Alcock Maynooth University PhD Conducting Polymer Films Modified with Metal Particles and Varying Degrees of Hydrophobicity for Applications in Electrocatalysis.
2006 Edel Sheridan Maynooth University PhD Chiral Conducting Polymers: Electrochemical and Chemical Synthesis, Characterisation and Chiral Recognition Properties.
2005 Sean Earley Maynooth University PhD Polypyrrole as a potential bioactive coating for metallic implant materials: characterisation and biocompatibility testing.
2004 Sinead Farrell Maynooth University PhD Electrocatalysis and photo-induced electrocatalysis at metal dispersed polyaniline films
2003 Kenneth Conroy Maynooth University PhD Formation of sol-gel coatings and conducting polymers on aluminium substrates: characterisation and electrochemical properties.
2003 Anna Fenelon Maynooth University PhD An electrochemical investigation into the corrosion protection properties afforded by conducting polymers on active metals.
2001 Maan Aziz Kerrzo Maynooth University MSc Electrochemical modification of Ti, Ti6Al4V and NiTi implant materials: surface analysis and electrochemical impedance measurements on the modified implants.
2000 Amy Rudd Maynooth University PhD Photo-induced modifications of protective passive films.
1997 Grainne Treacy Maynooth University PhD Experimental and modelling approaches to the initiation and propagation of pits on single crystalline (111), (110) and (100) aluminium surfaces.
1996 Michael Geary Maynooth University PhD Electrodeposition of tin, zinc and tin/zinc alloys: studies on the electrochemical and passivation behaviour of the deposited materials.
1995 Paul Friery Maynooth University PhD The activation of aluminium and aluminium alloys in aggressive solutions.