University of Limerick.
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Research and Teaching Interests
Crystallisation of Pharmaceutical Compounds
Elucidation of the mechanism of heterogeneous crystallisation or precipitation onto excipient particles or onto pre manufactured granules
Control of the selectivity of API attachment to excipient to avoid nucleation in solution
Stabilisation of API nanoparticles through excipient-API interaction
Control of API crystallinity, orientation/morphological and polymorph selection through excipient-API interactions
Microscopy, especially high throughput imaging and confocal microscopy
Research: Fabrication and Properties of porous ceramics, especially non-oxide materials. Fabrication, sintering and microstructural development in Silicon Nitride and Sialon ceramics and relationship with properties. Formation, characterisation and properties of Oxynitride Glasses. Crystallisation studies in Oxynitride Glasses to form Glass-ceramics Processing – Microstructure – Property relationships in Nanocomposite Ceramics (Silicon Nitride, Alumina) Processing – Microstructure – Property relationships in Zinc Oxide Varistor Ceramics
Hodnett, BK (2000) Heterogeneous Catalytic Oxidation. New York: JWiley.
Cunningham, J; Hodnett, BK; Walker, A (1977) ‘Selective oxidation of alcohols on UV-illuminated metal oxides‘. PROCEEDINGS ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, SECTION A, * (Royal Institute of C).
Cunningham, J; Hodnett, BK (1981) ‘Kinetic studies of secondary alcohol photo-oxidations on ZnO and TiO2 studied by gas chromatography’. J. CHEM. SOC. FARADAY TRANS. 1, 1 (77):2777-2777