Born in Halifax, NS, Canada, Mr. Daniel O’Hearn worked as an undergraduate researcher in Prof. Robert D. Singer’s lab for two years at Saint Mary’s University, where he graduated with an Honours degree in chemistry. There, he worked on designing and synthesising imidazolium functionalised ligands for use in metal-organic frameworks. He also conducted work on a simple 1-step air stable synthesis of a Cu(II) N-heterocyclic carbene complex using a tridentate pincer-like ligand. Currently a Ph.D. student in the Crystal Engineering Group at the University of Limerick, Mr. Daniel O’Hearn focusses upon the design and synthesis of porous crystalline materials for gas storage and gas separations.


Presented in chronological order (C = Communication, R= Review, F = Full paper, B = Book Chapter).

  1. (C) O’Hearn, D. J.; Singer, R. D. Direct Synthesis of a Copper(II) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complex in Air.Organometallics, 201736 (17), 3175–3177.

B.Sc., Chemistry (Honours), Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada