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Assoc. Prof. Syed Ansar Tofail

Biography

Dr. Syed A.M. Tofail has a BSc and MSc in Metallurgical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and a PhD in Physics from University of Limerick, Ireland. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Limerick. In the field of metallurgical engineering, he has developed a new generation ternary shape memory and super-elastic alloy NiTi with rare earth elements. In the field of ceramics, he has developed piezoelectric ceramics of hydroxyapatite. In the field of polymers, he has developed durable, washable antimicrobial textiles which is effective against hospital superbugs as well as common flu viruses and SARS-CoV-2 virus. He has promoted 3 start up companies and the Chief Technical Officer of Solpacity Ltd., Ireland. His research and advises has saved million euros per month in process yield/improvements and recovered millions of euro worth products. He is the lead inventor of 15 granted patents and principal/co-principal investigator of national, European and International research projects of over €21 million. He has published over 150 journal articles and presented over 200 oral and poster presentations in international conferences.

Research Interests

Materials and surface physics of magnetic, electronic and biomaterials at the interface of biology, medicine and chemistry.

Publications

Book Chapter

2002

Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA; Mahmood, RKU
Nanostructured Materials

2002

Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA; Mahmood, RKU
Nanostructured Materials

1997

Surface Hardening Behavior of Titanium Alloys in Carburization.
Haseeb, ASMA; Islam, MF; Alam, O; Tofail, SAM
Titanium Extraction and Processing,

Conference Publication

2010

AIP Conference Proceedings
Butler J., Tiernan P., Tofail S.A.M., Ghandi A.A.
DOI: 10.1063/1.3552318

2004

Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Haverty D., Tofail S.A.M., Stanton K.T.

2001

Other Journal

2006

What drives bone growth?
Tofail, SAM; Wojcik, M
Engineering of Biomaterials

2005

Peer Reviewed Journal

2012

Experimental study on dieless drawing of Nickel-Titanium alloy
Twohig, E,Tiernan, P,Tofail, SAM
Journal Of The Mechanical Behavior Of Biomedical Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2011.12.013

2012

X-ray analyses of thermally grown and reactively sputtered tantalum oxide films on NiTi alloy
McNamara, K,Tofail, SAM,Conroy, D,Butler, J,Gandhi, AA,Redington, W
Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions With Materials And Atoms DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.07.106

2012

THIN NiTi WIRES WITH REDUCED THERMAL HYSTERESIS FOR SHAPE MEMORY ACTUATORS
Casati, R,Tuissi, A,Belochapkine, S,Dickinson, C,Tofail, SAM
Functional Materials Letters DOI: 10.1142/S1793604712500099

2012

A Complementary Contribution to Piezoelectricity from Bone Constituents
Zhang, Y,Gandhi, AA,Zeglinski, J,Gregor, M,Tofail, SAM
Ieee Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation DOI: 10.1109/TDEI.2012.6259983

2012

The impact of heat treatment on interactions of contact-poled biphasic calcium phosphates with proteins and cells
Wolf-Brandstetter, C,Hempel, U,Clyens, S,Gandhi, AA,Korostynska, O,Oswald, S,Tofail, SAM,Theilgaard, N,Wiesmann, HP,Scharnweber, D
Acta Biomaterialia DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.05.011

2011

Pyroelectric, piezoelectric, and photoeffects in hydroxyapatite thin films on silicon
Lang, SB; Tofail, SAM; Gandhi, AA; Gregor, M; Wolf-Brandstetter, C; Kost, J; Bauer, S; Krause, M
Applied Physics Letters DOI: 10.1063/1.3571294

2011

Direct creation of microdomains with positive and negative surface potential on hydroxyapatite coatings
Plecenik, T; Tofail, SAM; Gregor, M; Zahoran, M; Truchly, M; Laffir, F; Roch, T; Durina, P; Vargova, M; Plesch, G; Kus, P; Plecenik, A
Applied Physics Letters DOI: 10.1063/1.3567532

2011

Improved aging performance of vapor phase deposited hydrophobic self-assembled monolayers
Gnanappa, AK; O'Murchu, C; Slattery, O; Peters, F; O'Hara, T; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Tofail, SAM
Applied Surface Science DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.12.052

2011

Production of Nitinol Wire from Elemental Nickel and Titanium Powders Through Spark Plasma Sintering and Extrusion
Butler, J; Tiernan, P; Gandhi, AA; McNamara, K; Tofail, SAM
Journal Of Materials Engineering And Performance DOI: 10.1007/s11665-011-9837-z

2011

A facile aqueous sol-gel method for high surface area nanocrystalline CeO2
Periyat, P; Laffir, F; Tofail, SAM; Magner, E
Rsc Advances DOI: 10.1039/c1ra00524c

2011

In situ photoexcitation of silver-doped titania nanopowders for activity against bacteria and yeasts
Kowal, K; Wysocka-Krol, K; Kopaczynska, M; Dworniczek, E; Franiczek, R; Wawrzynska, M; Vargova, M; Zahoran, M; Rakovsky, E; Kus, P; Plesch, G; Plecenik, A; Laffir, F; Tofail, SAM; Podbielska, H
Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.06.035

2011

Charge Specific Protein Placement at Submicrometer and Nanometer Scale by Direct Modification of Surface Potential by Electron Beam
Robin, S,Gandhi, AA,Gregor, M,Laffir, FR,Pecenik, T,Pecenik, A,Soulimane, T,Tofail, SAM
Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/la203491q

2011

Processing of Small Scale Nitinol Billets by Induction Heated Nonconventional Isothermal Extrusion (IHNCIE)
Butler, J; Tiernan, P; Gandhi, AA; Beloshapkin, S; Tofail, SAM
Journal Of Engineering Materials And Technology-Transactions Of The Asme DOI: 10.1115/1.4003108

2011

Design and development of a novel load-control dieless rod drawing system
Tiernan P., Carolan R., Twohig E., Tofail S.A.M.
Cirp Journal Of Manufacturing Science And Technology DOI: 10.1016/j.cirpj.2011.03.001

2010

The atomic level structure of the TiO(2)-NiTi interface
Nolan, M; Tofail, SAM
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/c002562c

2010

The Role of Texturing and Densification on Optical Transmittance of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics
Gandhi, AA; Gunning, RD; Ryan, KM; Tofail, SAM
Journal Of The American Ceramic Society DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.03925.x

2010

X-ray and microstructural investigation of NiTiPt alloys homogenised at intermediate to high temperatures
O'Donoghue, L; Gandhi, AA; Butler, J; Redington, W; Tiernan, P; McGloughlin, T; Carlson, JC; Lavelle, S; Tofail, SAM
Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions With Materials And Atoms DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2009.07.015

2009
2009

Pyroelectric surface charge in hydroxyapatite ceramics
Tofail, SAM; Baldisserri, C; Haverty, D; McMonagle, JB; Erhart, J
Journal Of Applied Physics DOI: 10.1063/1.3262628

2009

Direct and ultrasonic measurements of macroscopic piezoelectricity in sintered hydroxyapatite
Tofail, SAM; Haverty, D; Cox, F; Erhart, J; Hana, P; Ryzhenko, V
Journal Of Applied Physics DOI: 10.1063/1.3093863

2008

Effect of annealing on improved hydrophobicity of vapor phase deposited self-assembled monolayers
Gnanappa, AK; O'Murchu, C; Slattery, O; Peters, F; O'Hara, T; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Tofail, SAM
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/jp804745t

2008

Effect of annealing on hydrophobic stability of plasma deposited fluoropolymer coatings
Gnanappa, AK; O'Murchu, C; Slattery, O; Peters, F; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Tofail, SAM
Polymer Degradation And Stability DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2008.08.012

2005

The structure and stability of hydroxyapatite: Density functional calculation and Rietveld analysis
Haverty, DP; Tofail, SAM; Stanton, KT; McMonagle, JB
Physical Review B-Condensed Matter

2005

Nanoscale characterization of carbazole-indole copolymers modified carbon fiber surfaces
Sarac, AS; Serantoni, M; Tofail, SAM; Cunnane, VJ
Journal Of Nanoscience And Nanotechnology DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2005.406

2005
2005

Structural order and dielectric behaviour of hydroxyapatite
Tofail, SAM; Haverty, D; Stanton, KT; McMonagle, JB
Ferroelectrics DOI: 10.1080/00150190590965523

2005

Electrochemical nucleation of gold nanoparticles in a polymer film at a liquid-liquid interface
Knake, R; Fahmi, AW; Tofail, SAM; Clohessy, J; Mihov, M; Cunnane, VJ
Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/la048277q

2004

Effect of copper ion distribution on the magnetization of nanoscaled NiZn ferrite
Ahmed, TT; Rahman, IZ; Tofail, SAM
Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2003.12.648

2004

Effect of Copper Ion Distribution on The Magnetization of Nanoscaled NiZnCu Ferrite
Ahmed, TT; Rahman, IZ; Tofail, SAM
J. Magnetism & Magnetic Materials

2002

Nanostructural characterisation of a thin film network of magnetic iron oxide
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA; Sutton, D; Newcomb, SB
Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials DOI: 10.1016/S0304-8853(01)01112-X

2002

Influence of nanoporosity and roughness on the thickness-dependent coercivity of iron nanonetworks
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, ZI; Rahman, AM; Mahmood, RKU
Monatshefte Fur Chemie DOI: 10.1007/s007060200058

2002

Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Mahmood, RKU; Rahman, MA
Monatshefte Fur Chemie

2002
2001

Patterned nanostructured arrays for high-density magnetic recording
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA
Applied Organometallic Chemistry DOI: 10.1002/aoc.156