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Dr Christophe Silien

Ph.D.,

Biography

Education
1997-2003: PhD in Physics, University of Namur, Belgium
1997-2000: MSc Physics and Chemistry (La Plus Grande Distinction), University of Namur, Belgium (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies en Physique et Chimie des materiaux et interfaces mésoscopiques)
1993-1997: BSc Physics (La Plus Grande Distinction), University of Namur, Belgium (‘Candidatures et Licences en Sciences Physique’)

Employment
2009-present: Lecturer in Nanoscience, University of Limerick, Ireland
2006-2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of St Andrews, UK
2005-2006: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Namur, Belgium (with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research)
2004: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Irvine, USA (with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research)


Publications
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Publications

Book Chapter

2016

Label free infrared nanoscopy: Impact on biology and medical devices
Daly S.;Mouras R.;Silien C.;Tofail S.
Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices DOI: 10.1142/9781783269877_0030

Conference Publication

2018

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
Mouras R.;Mani A.;Bagnoli E.;Soulimane T.;Silien C.;Syed A.
DOI: 10.1364/MICS.2018.MT3C.7

2013

Optics Express
Pita I.;Hendaoui N.;Liu N.;Kumbham M.;Tofail S.;Peremans A.;Silien C.
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.025632

2012

DYNAMICS AND FLUCTUATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL PHOTONICS IX
Daly, SM,Silien, C,Leahy, MJ,Tuchin, VV,Duncan, DD,Larin, KV,Leahy, MJ,Wang, RK
Optical Coherence Tomography And Coherence Techniques V DOI: 10.1117/12.919713

2011

Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Hendaoui N.;Mani A.;Kakudgi E.;Peremans A.;Silien C.;Bruyninckx V.;Esteban A.;Ebrahim-Zadeh M.;Been S.;Verdaasdonk R.;Schunemann P.;Zawilski K.;Petrov V.
DOI: 10.1117/12.889998

2011

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers
Hendaoui N.;Mani A.;Kakudji E.;Peremans A.;Silien C.;Bruyninckx V.;Esteban A.;Ebrahim-Zadeh M.;Been S.;Verdaasdonk R.;Schunemann P.;Zawilski K.;Petrov V.

Other Publication

2019

Physically stimulated nanotheranostics for next generation cancer therapy: Focus on magnetic and light stimulations
Thorat N.;Tofail S.;Von Rechenberg B.;Townley H.;Brennan G.;Silien C.;Yadav H.;Steffen T.;Bauer J.
Applied Physics Reviews DOI: 10.1063/1.5049467

2018

Metrology and nano-mechanical tests for nano-manufacturing and nano-bio interface: Challenges & future perspectives
Koumoulos, EP,Tofail, SAM,Silien, C,De Felicis, D,Moscatelli, R,Dragatogiannis, DA,Bemporad, E,Sebastiani, M,Charitidis, CA
Materials & Design DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.10.035

2018

In Situ, Real-Time Infrared (IR) Imaging for Metrology in Advanced Manufacturing
Tofail, SAM;Mani, A;Bauer, J;Silien, C
Advanced Engineering Materials DOI: 10.1002/adem.201800061

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Piezoelectricity in the Intervertebral disc
Poillot P.;O'Donnell J.;O'Connor D.;Ul Haq E.;Silien C.;Tofail S.;Huyghe J.
Journal of biomechanics DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2020.109622

2020

Accelerated charge transfer in water-layered peptide assemblies
Tao K.;Donnell J.;Yuan H.;Haq E.;Guerin S.;Shimon L.;Xue B.;Silien C.;Cao Y.;Thompson D.;Yang R.;Tofail S.;Gazit E.
Energy & Environmental Science DOI: 10.1039/c9ee02875g

2019

Multimodal surface analyses of chemistry and structure of biominerals in rodent pineal gland concretions
Tofail, SAM;Mouras, R;McNamara, K;Patyk-Kazmierczak, E;Geaney, H;Zaworotko, M;Ryan, KM;Soulimane, T;Silien, C;Kopani, M
Applied Surface Science DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.10.270

2019

Input coupling enhancement through antenna incorporation in thin Au-mica trench waveguides
Pita I.;Kumbham M.;Gleeson M.;Belochapkine S.;Ryan K.;Silien C.;Liu N.
Journal Of The Optical Society Of America B-Optical Physics DOI: 10.1364/JOSAB.36.002954

2019

Thermal effects of mobile phones on human auricle region
Bauer, J;O'Mahony, C;Chovan, D;Mulcahy, J;Silien, C;Tofail, SAM
Journal Of Thermal Biology DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2018.11.008

2019

Racemic Amino Acid Piezoelectric Transducer
Guerin, S;O'Donnell, J;Haq, EU;McKeown, C;Silien, C;Rhen, FMF;Soulimane, T;Tofail, SAM;Thompson, D
Physical Review Letters DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.047701

2019

Progress in Remotely Triggered Hybrid Nanostructures for Next-Generation Brain Cancer Theranostics
Thorat N.;Townely H.;Brennan G.;Parchur A.;Silien C.;Bauer J.;Tofail S.
Acs Biomaterials Science & Engineering DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01173

2019

Simulation of biopsy bevel-tipped needle insertion into soft-gel
Jushiddi M.;Mulvihill J.;Chovan D.;Mani A.;Shanahan C.;Silien C.;Md Tofail S.;Tiernan P.
Computers In Biology And Medicine DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103337

2018

Stability of MIR transmittance of silver and thallium halide optical fibres in ionizating beta- and gamma-radiation from nuclear reactors
Korsakova, E;Lvov, A;Salimgareev, D;Korsakov, A;Markham, S;Mani, A;Silien, C;Syed, TAM;Zhukova, L
Infrared Physics &Amp; Technology DOI: 10.1016/j.infrared.2018.07.031

2018

Pyroelectricity in globular protein lysozyme films
Stapleton, A,Noor, MR,Haq, EU,Silien, C,Soulimane, T,Tofail, SAM
Journal Of Applied Physics DOI: 10.1063/1.5014029

2018

Control of piezoelectricity in amino acids by supramolecular packing
Guerin, S,Stapleton, A,Chovan, D,Mouras, R,Gleeson, M,McKeown, C,Noor, MR,Silien, C,Rhen, FMF,Kholkin, AL,Liu, N,Soulimane, T,Tofail, SAM,Thompson, D
Nature materials DOI: 10.1038/NMAT5045

2018

Image-Based Tracking of Anticancer Drug-Loaded Nanoengineered Polyelectrolyte Capsules in Cellular Environments Using a Fast Benchtop Mid-Infrared (MIR) Microscope
Mouras, R;Noor, MR;Pastorino, L;Bagnoli, E;Mani, A;Durack, E;Antipov, A;D'Autilia, F;Bianchini, P;Diaspro, A;Soulimane, T;Silien, C;Ruggiero, C;Tofail, SAM
Acs Omega DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01859

2018

Surface plasmon propagation enhancement via bowtie antenna incorporation in Au- mica block waveguides
Pita, IA;Kumbham, M;Schmidt, M;Gleeson, M;Ryan, KM;Silien, C;Liu, N
Applied Optics DOI: 10.1364/AO.57.000E50

2018

Converse piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity in crystals of lysozyme protein revealed by piezoresponse force microscopy
Stapleton, A,Ivanov, MS,Noor, MR,Silien, C,Gandhi, AA,Soulimane, T,Kholkin, AL,Tofail, SAM
Ferroelectrics DOI: 10.1080/00150193.2018.1432825

2018

Label-free multimodal coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering analysis of microparticles in unconstrained microfluidics
O'Dwyer, K;Mouras, R;Mani, AA;Rice, D;Gleeson, M;Liu, N;Tofail, SAM;Silien, C
Applied Optics DOI: 10.1364/AO.57.000E32

2017

The direct piezoelectric effect in the globular protein lysozyme
Stapleton, A,Noor, MR,Sweeney, J,Casey, V,Kholkin, AL,Silien, C,Gandhi, AA,Soulimane, T,Tofail, SAM
Applied Physics Letters DOI: 10.1063/1.4997446

2017

Spatial-domain filter enhanced subtraction microscopy and application to mid-IR imaging
Kumbham, M,Mouras, R,Mani, A,Daly, S,O'Dwyer, K,Toma, A,Bianchini, P,Diaspro, A,Liu, N,Tofail, SAM,Silien, C
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.013145

2017

The direct piezoelectric effect in the globular protein lysozyme
Stapleton, A.,Noor, M. R.,Sweeney, J.,Casey, V.,Kholkin, A. L.,Silien, C.,Gandhi, A. A.,Soulimane, T.,Tofail, S. A. M.
Applied Physics Lettersapplied Physics Letters DOI: Artn 142902 10.1063/1.4997446

2017

Assembling Ordered Nanorod Superstructures and Their Application as Microcavity Lasers
Liu, P,Singh, S,Guo, YN,Wang, JJ,Xu, HX,Silien, C,Liu, N,Ryan, KM
Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep43884

2016

Lithographically Defined, Room Temperature Low Threshold Subwavelength Red-Emitting Hybrid Plasmonic Lasers
Liu, N,Gocalinska, A,Justice, J,Gity, F,Povey, I,McCarthy, B,Pemble, M,Pelucchi, E,Wei, H,Silien, C,Xu, HX,Corbett, B
Nano Letters DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04017

2016

Doubling the far-field resolution in mid-infrared microscopy
Kumbham, M,Daly, S,O'Dwyer, K,Mouras, R,Liu, N,Mani, A,Peremans, A,Tofail, SM,Silien, C
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.024377

2016

Far-Field Subdiffraction Imaging of Semiconductors Using Nonlinear Transient Absorption Differential Microscopy
Liu, N,Kumbham, M,Pita, I,Guo, Y,Bianchin, P,Diaspro, A,Tofail, SAM,Peremans, A,Silien, C
Acs Photonics DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00716

2014

Electrochemical and AFM Study of the 2D-Assembly of Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles on Dithiol SAMs Tuned by Ionic Strength
Raya, DG,Silien, C,Blazquez, M,Pineda, T,Madueno, R
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/jp502692q

2014
2013

Layer-by-Layer Growth and Photocurrent Generation in Metal-Organic Coordination Films
Joyce, JT,Laffir, FR,Silien, C
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/jp312708e

2013
2013

High resolution imaging with differential infrared absorption micro-spectroscopy
Pita, I,Hendaoui, N,Liu, N,Kumbham, M,Tofail, SAM,Peremans, A,Silien, C
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.025632

2012

Structural Evolution of Gas-Phase Coinage Metal Clusters in Thiolate Self-Assembled Mono layers on Au
Costelle, L,Raisanen, MT,Joyce, JT,Silien, C,Johansson, LS,Campbell, JM,Raisanen, J
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/jp307148p

2012

A framework for far-field infrared absorption microscopy beyond the diffraction limit
Silien, C,Liu, N,Hendaoui, N,Tofail, SAM,Peremans, A
Optics Express DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.029694

2011

Bonding Asymmetry and Adatoms in Low-Density Self-Assembled Monolayers of Dithiols on Au(111)
Sharif, AM; Buckley, DN; Buck, M; Silien, C
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/jp206457g

2011

Electrodeposition of Palladium onto a Pyridine-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayer
Silien, C; Lahaye, D; Caffio, M; Schaub, R; Champness, NR; Buck, M
Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/la104561j

2010

In situ nonlinear optical spectroscopy of electron-phonon couplings at alkali-doped C(60)/Ag(111) interfaces
Kakudji, E; Silien, C; Lis, D; Cecchet, F; Nouri, A; Thiry, PA; Peremans, A; Caudano, Y
Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Solid State Physics DOI: 10.1002/pssb.200983947

2010

Orientational analysis of dodecanethiol and p-nitrothiophenol SAMs on metals with polarisationdependent SFG spectroscopy
Cecchet F., Lis D., Guthmuller J., Champagne B., Caudano Y., Silien C., Mani A.A., Thiry P.A., Peremans A.
Chemphyschem DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200900733

2009

Self-Assembly of a Pyridine-Terminated Thiol Monolayer on Au(111)
Silien, C; Buck, M; Goretzki, G; Lahaye, D; Champness, NR; Weidner, T; Zharnikov, M
Langmuir

2009

A Supramolecular Hydrogen-Bonded Network as a Diffusion Barrier for Metal Adatoms
Silien, C; Räisänen, MT; Buck, M
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition In English

2008

Reversible Switching among Three Adsorbate Configurations in a Single [2.2]Paracyclophane-Based Molecule
Silien, C; Liu, N; Ho, W; Maddox, JB; Mukamel, S; Liu, B; Bazan, GC
Nano Letters

2008

Functionalizing hydrogen-bonded surface networks with self-assembled monolayers
Madueno, R; Räisänen, MT; Silien, C; Buck, M
Nature

2007

Chemical imaging of single 4,7,12,15-tetrakis[2.2]paracyclophane by spatially resolved vibrational spectroscopy
Liu, N; Silien, C; Ho, W; Maddox, JB; Mukamel, S; Liu, B; Bazan, GC
Journal Of Chemical Physics

2007

High energy and short pulses generation by Nd:YAG laser mode-locked using frequency doubling non-linear mirror
Mani, AA; Lis, D; Grawet, L; Dreesen, L; Thiry, PA; Peremans, A; C Silien, C
Optics Communications

2006

Simulation of Single Molecule Inelastic Electron Tunneling Signals in Paraphenylene-Vinylene Oligomers and Distyrylbenzene[2.2]paracyclophanes
Maddox, JB; Harbola, U; Liu, N; Silien, C; Ho, W; Bazan, GC; Mukamel, S
Journal Of Physical Chemistry A

2005

Atomic scale conductance induced by single impurity charging
Pradhan, NA; Liu, N; Silien, C; Ho, W
Physical Review Letters

2004

Self-assembled organic and fullerene monolayers characterisation by two-colour SFG spectroscopy: a pathway to meet doubly resonant SFG process
Humbert, C; Caudano, Y; Dreesen, L; Sartenaer, Y; Mani, AA; Silien, C; Lemaire,J-J; Thiry, PA; Peremans, A
Applied Surface Science

2004

Influence of adsorbate-substrate interaction on the local electronic structure of C60 studied by low-temperature STM
Silien, C; Pradhan, NA; Ho, W; Thiry, PA
Physical Review B-Condensed Matter

2004

HREELS study of the intercalation of K atoms in C60 monolayers
Silien, C; Thiry, PA; Caudano, Y
Surface Science

2003

Intra- and extramolecular vibrations of fulleride surfaces
Silien, C; Thiry, PA; Caudano, Y
Physical Review B-Condensed Matter

2001

Adsorption of fullerene and azafullerene on Cu(111) studied by electron energy loss spectroscopy
Silien, C; Marenne, I; Auerhammer, J; Tagmatarchis, N; Prassides, K; Thiry, PA; P Rudolf, P
Surface Science

2000

Changes in the dipolar vibrational fingerprint of C60 upon adsorption and K intercalation
Silien, C; Caudano, Y; Peremans, A; Thiry, PA
Applied Surface Science

1999

HREELS, IR and SFG investigation of undoped and doped absorbed fullerenes
C Silien, C; Caudano, Y; Longueville, J-L; Bouzidi, S; Wiame, F; Peremans, A; Thiry, PA
Surface Science