University College Cork
PhD in Electrochemistry
University College Cork
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry
Research and Teaching Interests
- ion transfer or assisted ion transfer from one liquid phase to the other across the electrified liquid-liquid interface,
- heterogeneous electron transfer across the electrified liquid-liquid interface from a redox species in one phase (e.g., water) to a separate redox species in the other phase (e.g., trifluorotolune), and
- photo-induced electron transfer where electron transfer between redox species in opposite phases only takes place in the presence of a photoactive species present at the liquid-liquid interface.
Micheal D. Scanlon
Dr Micheál D. Scanlon is a physical chemist who specializes in electrochemistry. Currently he is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland. He was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2016 and has established his new research group in the Bernal Institute at UL.
Previously, through a Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator Research Grant (SFI SIRG), he began his independent research career in the Chemistry Department at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland.
Dr Scanlon was a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Hubert H. Girault at École Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Prof. Edmond Magner at the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland. He completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Damien W.M. Arrigan (now Curtin University, Perth, Australia) at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork and has a BSc. in Chemistry from UCC.
Dr Scanlon’s current research focuses on using polarized liquid-liquid interfaces for novel approaches to energy conversion and storage, electrosynthesis, catalysis of energy related reactions, bioanalytical sensor and novel reflective mirror development.
During his research career to date, Dr Scanlon has co-authored 35 journal articles, 5 review articles and 1 book-chapter. He has published in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals including Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Chemical Science (x 3), Energy & Environmental Science, ACS Nano (x 3), Advanced Functional Materials, Chemical Communications (x 2), Analytical Chemistry (x 2), Langmuir (x 2), Chemical Reviews and others. His papers are cited > 2000 times, with an H-index of 22.