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Dr. Emmet O'Reilly

Biography

Emmet is currently a lecturer in polymer/organic chemistry in the Department of Chemical Sciences and the course director for the BSc in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry. He completed his undergraduate studies (Analytical Science - DCU) in 2004 and doctoral studies in 2008 (PhD in Polymer Chemistry - Biomedical Diagnostics Institute - DCU). In 2010 he was awarded an Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship and took up a position with the CNRS in Montpellier, France, returning to Ireland in 2013.

Emmet's research involves investigating novel polymeric materials for applications in bio-sensing and pharmaceutical processing. He has extensive experience in polymer characterization and synthesis of electroactive polymeric materials. He is an active member of the Bernal Institute currently leading a group of 7 researchers at the including 2 Marie Curie Research Fellows, 1 Post-doctoral researcher and 4 postgraduate students. He as co-authored multiple peer reviewed articles and acts as an international accreditation assessor for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Research Interests

My research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterisation of stimuli-responsive polymeric materials for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.

Specific research strands include;

  • Synthesis of bio-degradable electroactive polymeric materials for in-vitro/in-vivo diagnostics and disposable electronics.
  • Hydrogel/Silicone porous materials with tunable mechanical properties.
  • Novel polymeric materials/processing approaches for improved pharmaceutics.

Core competencies include;

  • Polymer synthesis/characterisation/functionalisation.
  • Electrochemistry and Electrochemiluminescence (ECL).
  • Spray-drying, NMR, Mass Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry.

Research is currently funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, EU-Commission and the Irish Research Council.

Teaching Interests

Course Director: BSc. Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry


Current modules:
CH4103 Organic Chemistry 2A
CH4015 Organic Chemistry 4
CH4306 Analytical Chemistry 4
BC4401 Introduction to Biochemistry

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2015 University of Limerick - Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship
  • 2008 Biomedical Diagnostics Institute - Dublin City University - PhD
  • 2004 Dublin City University - BSc (Hons)

Committee

  • 2014 S&E Research Committee,
  • 2013 CES Safety Committee ,

Association

  • 2013 Associate Member (AMRSC) , Royal Society of Chemistry

Award

  • 2010 - Marie Curie Fellowship

Employment

  • IPSEN Pharmaceuticals - Quality Control Analyst

Language

  • French

Research Collaborators

  • Conor Hogan - External Examiner - La Trobe University -Australia
  • Lynn Dennany - Joint Publication - University of Strathclyde -Scotland
  • Paolo Bertoncello - Joint Publication - Swansea University -Wales
  • Paolo Bertoncello - External Examiner - Swansea University -Wales
  • Patrice Mollard - Joint Publication - Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle (IGF) -France
  • Paul Conroy - Joint Publication - Monash University -Australia

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

A rational approach towards spray drying of biopharmaceuticals: The case of lysozyme
Ziaee A.;Albadarin A.B.;Padrela L.;Ung M.T.;Femmer T.;Walker G.;O'Reilly E.
(2020) A rational approach towards spray drying of biopharmaceuticals: The case of lysozyme
In Powder Technology; pp. 206-215
DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2020.02.057

2020

An investigative study on the effect of pre-coating polymer solutions on the fabrication of low cost anti-adhesive release paper
Vasilev S.;Vodyashkin A.;Vasileva D.;Zelenovskiy P.;Chezganov D.;Yuzhakov V.;Shur V.;O’reilly E.;Vinogradov A.
(2020) An investigative study on the effect of pre-coating polymer solutions on the fabrication of low cost anti-adhesive release paper
In Journal Of Nanomaterials; pp. 1-12
DOI: 10.3390/nano10081436

2020

Poly(amidoxime) ligand derived from waste palm fiber for the removal of heavy metals from electroplating wastewater
Rahman M.L.;Fui C.J.;Sarjadi M.S.;Arshad S.E.;Musta B.;Abdullah M.H.;Sarkar S.M.;O'Reilly E.J.
(2020) Poly(amidoxime) ligand derived from waste palm fiber for the removal of heavy metals from electroplating wastewater
In Environmental Science And Pollution Research International;
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-020-09462-0

2020

Poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand from palm-based waste materials for removal of heavy metals from electroplating wastewater
Rahman M.L.;Wong Z.J.;Sarjadi M.S.;Abdullah M.H.;Heffernan M.A.;Sarkar M.S.;O'Reilly E.
(2020) Poly(hydroxamic acid) ligand from palm-based waste materials for removal of heavy metals from electroplating wastewater
In Journal Of Applied Polymer Science;
DOI: 10.1002/app.49671

2019

Impact of polymeric excipient on cocrystal formation via hot-melt extrusion and subsequent downstream processing
Karimi-Jafari M.;Ziaee A.;Iqbal J.;O'Reilly E.;Croker D.;Walker G.
(2019) Impact of polymeric excipient on cocrystal formation via hot-melt extrusion and subsequent downstream processing
In International journal of pharmaceutics; pp. 745-755
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.06.031

2019

Rapid microwave assisted synthesis and characterisation of a semiconducting polymer with pK <inf>a</inf> tuneable degradation properties
Heffernan M.;O'Reilly E.
(2019) Rapid microwave assisted synthesis and characterisation of a semiconducting polymer with pK <inf>a</inf> tuneable degradation properties
In European Polymer Journal; pp. 206-212
DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.02.005

2019

Particle engineering of excipients: A mechanistic investigation into the compaction properties of lignin and [co]-spray dried lignin
Solomon S.;Ziaee A.;Giraudeau L.;O'Reilly E.;Walker G.;Albadarin A.
(2019) Particle engineering of excipients: A mechanistic investigation into the compaction properties of lignin and [co]-spray dried lignin
In International journal of pharmaceutics; pp. 237-248
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.03.061
[ULIR]

2019

Co-crystal polymorphic control by nanodroplet and electrical confinement
Padrela L.;Castro-Dominguez B.;Ziaee A.;Long B.;Ryan K.;Walker G.;O'Reilly E.
(2019) Co-crystal polymorphic control by nanodroplet and electrical confinement
In Crystengcomm; pp. 2845-2848
DOI: 10.1039/c9ce00060g

2019

Synthesis and Characterization of CuZnSe<inf>2</inf> Nanocrystals in Wurtzite, Zinc Blende, and Core-Shell Polytypes
Ren H.;Wang M.;Li Z.;Laffir F.;Brennan G.;Sun Y.;Stokes K.;Geaney H.;O'Reilly E.;Gao P.;Liu N.;McCarthy C.;Ryan K.
(2019) Synthesis and Characterization of CuZnSe<inf>2</inf> Nanocrystals in Wurtzite, Zinc Blende, and Core-Shell Polytypes
In Chemistry Of Materials;
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b03063

2018

Spray drying of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals: Critical parameters and experimental process optimization approaches.
Ziaee A;Albadarin AB;Padrela L;Femmer T;O'Reilly E;Walker G;
(2018) Spray drying of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals: Critical parameters and experimental process optimization approaches.
In European Journal Of Pharmaceutical Sciences : Official Journal Of The European Federation For Pharmaceutical Sciences;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejps.2018.10.026

2017

Temperature controlled shape evolution of iron oxide nanostructures in HMTA media
Zhao, B,Ryan, KM,O'Reilly, E,McCarthy, C
(2017) Temperature controlled shape evolution of iron oxide nanostructures in HMTA media
In Rsc Advances; pp. 26328-26334
DOI: 10.1039/c7ra03603e
[ULIR]

2017

Spray drying ternary amorphous solid dispersions of ibuprofen - An investigation into critical formulation and processing parameters
Ziaee, A,Albadarin, AB,Padrela, L,Faucher, A,O'Reilly, E,Walker, G
(2017) Spray drying ternary amorphous solid dispersions of ibuprofen - An investigation into critical formulation and processing parameters
In European Journal Of Pharmaceutics And Biopharmaceutics; pp. 43-51
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2017.08.005

2016

Formation of reworkable nanocomposite adhesives by dielectric heating of epoxy resin embedded Fe3O4 hollow spheres
Zhao, B,Hardiman, M,Ryan, KM,O'Reilly, E,McCarthy, C
(2016) Formation of reworkable nanocomposite adhesives by dielectric heating of epoxy resin embedded Fe3O4 hollow spheres
In Crystengcomm; pp. 6096-6101
DOI: 10.1039/c6ce01359g
[ULIR]

2015

Electrochemiluminescence platform for the detection of C-reactive proteins: application of recombinant antibody technology to cardiac biomarker detection
O'Reilly, E.J., Conroy, P.J., Hearty, S., Keyes, T.E., O'Kennedy, R., Forster, R.J., Dennany, L.
(2015) Electrochemiluminescence platform for the detection of C-reactive proteins: application of recombinant antibody technology to cardiac biomarker detection
In Rsc Advances;

2015

A Cholesterol Biosensor Based on the NIR Electrogenerated-Chemiluminescence (ECL) of Water-Soluble CdSeTe/ZnS Quantum Dots
Stewart, A.J., O'Reilly, E.J., Moriarty, R.D., Bertoncello, P., Keyes, T.E., Forster, R.J., Dennany, L.
(2015) A Cholesterol Biosensor Based on the NIR Electrogenerated-Chemiluminescence (ECL) of Water-Soluble CdSeTe/ZnS Quantum Dots
In Electrochimica Acta;

2014

The application of water soluble, mega-Stokes-shifted BODIPY fluorophores to cell and tissue imaging
Moriarty, R.D., Martin, A., Adamson, K., O'Reilly, E., Mollard, P., Forster, R.J., Keyes, T.E.
(2014) The application of water soluble, mega-Stokes-shifted BODIPY fluorophores to cell and tissue imaging
In Journal Of Microscopy;

2014

The application of water soluble, mega-Stokes-shifted BODIPY fluorophores to cell and tissue imaging
Moriarty R.;Martin A.;Adamson K.;O'Reilly E.;Mollard P.;Forster R.;Keyes T.
(2014) The application of water soluble, mega-Stokes-shifted BODIPY fluorophores to cell and tissue imaging
In Journal Of Microscopy; pp. 204-218
DOI: 10.1111/jmi.12111

2013

Insights into electrochemiluminescent enhancement through electrode surface modification
O'Reilly, E.J., Keyes, T.E., Forster, R.J., Dennany, L.
(2013) Insights into electrochemiluminescent enhancement through electrode surface modification
In Analyst;

2013

Electrochemically induced release of a luminescent probe from a rhenium-containing metallopolymer
Valenti, G., O'Reilly, E.J., McNally, A., Keyes, T.E., Marcaccio, M., Paolucci, F., Forster, R.J. ChemPlusChem
(2013) Electrochemically induced release of a luminescent probe from a rhenium-containing metallopolymer
In Chembiochem;

2011

Ground and excited state communication within a ruthenium containing benzimidazole metallopolymer
O'Reilly, E.J., Dennany, L., Griffith, D., Moser, F., Keyes, T.E., Forster, R.J.
(2011) Ground and excited state communication within a ruthenium containing benzimidazole metallopolymer
In Pccp Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics;

2011

Demonstration of surface plasmon-coupled emission using solid-state electrochemiluminescence
Yuk, J.S., O'Reilly, E., Forster, R.J., MacCraith, B.D., McDonagh, C.
(2011) Demonstration of surface plasmon-coupled emission using solid-state electrochemiluminescence
In Chemical Physics Letters;

2011

Chronocoulometric determination of urea in human serum using an inkjet printed biosensor
Suman, O'Reilly, E., Kelly, M., Morrin, A., Smyth, M.R., Killard, A.J.
(2011) Chronocoulometric determination of urea in human serum using an inkjet printed biosensor
In Analytica Chimica Acta;

2009

Solid state photochemistry of novel composites containing luminescent metal centers and poly(2-methoxyaniline-5-sulfonic acid)
Dennany, L., O'Reilly, E.J., Innis, P.C., Wallace, G.G., Forster, R.J.
(2009) Solid state photochemistry of novel composites containing luminescent metal centers and poly(2-methoxyaniline-5-sulfonic acid)
In Journal Of Physical Chemistry B;

2009

The influence of poly(2-methoxyaniline-5-sulfonic acid) on the electrochemical and photochemical properties of a highly luminescent ruthenium complex
Dennany, L., O'Reilly, E.J., Innis, P.C., Wallace, G.G., Forster, R.J.
(2009) The influence of poly(2-methoxyaniline-5-sulfonic acid) on the electrochemical and photochemical properties of a highly luminescent ruthenium complex
In Electrochimica Acta;

2006

Electrochemiluminescent monolayers on metal oxide electrodes: Detection of amino acids
Dennany, L., O'Reilly, E.J., Keyes, T.E., Forster, R.J.
(2006) Electrochemiluminescent monolayers on metal oxide electrodes: Detection of amino acids
In Electrochemistry Communications;

Conference Publications

2012

Lauret Imaging,
O'Reilly, E.J., Molino, F., Lafont, C., Mollard, P.,
(2012) Lauret Imaging,

2007

324th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Lynn Dennany, Emmet J O'Reilly, Peter C Innis, Gordon Wallace, Robert J Forster
(2007) 324th Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Conference Contributions

2016

International Dairy Federation
Dr Akeem Olaleye, Prof Harry Van Den Akker, Prof Gavin Walker, Dr. Emmet O'Reilly, Dr Kevin Cronin
(2016) International Dairy Federation
Dublin, Ireland

2016

International Dairy Federation
Mahsa Naghshineh*, Harry Van den Akker, Emmet O‘Reilly and Gavin M. Walker
(2016) International Dairy Federation
Dublin

2015

5th annual NUIG-UL Postgraduate Research day
O'Reilly., E
(2015) 5th annual NUIG-UL Postgraduate Research day
National University of Ireland, Galway

2014

ECL 2014 International Meeting on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence
O'Reilly, E., Dennany, L., Forster. R.,
(2014) ECL 2014 International Meeting on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence
Bologna, Italy

2012

1st Lauret Imaging meeting 2012
O'Reilly, E.J., Molino, F., Lafont, C., Mollard, P.,
(2012) 1st Lauret Imaging meeting 2012
Lauret, France

2008

International Electromaterials Science Symposium, CSIRO
Dennany, L., O'Reilly, E.J., Innis, P.C., Wallace, G.G., Forster, R.J.,
(2008) International Electromaterials Science Symposium, CSIRO
Melbourne, Australia

2008

234th American Chemical Society (ACS) International Meeting
Emmet O'Reilly
(2008) 234th American Chemical Society (ACS) International Meeting
Boston, MA

2008

Polymers Down-under Makes Irish Sense
O'Reilly, E.J., Forster, R.J., Wallace, G.G.,
(2008) Polymers Down-under Makes Irish Sense
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

2007

210th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society,
O'Reilly, E.J., Dennany, L., Keyes, T.E., Forster R.J.,
(2007) 210th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society,
Cancun, Mexico

2007

234th American Chemical Society (ACS) International Meeting
O'Reilly, E.J., Dennany, L., Innis, P.C., Wallace, G.G., Forster R.J.,
(2007) 234th American Chemical Society (ACS) International Meeting
Boston, MA, USA

2007

International Society of Electrochemistry,
O'Reilly, E., Dennany, L., Forster.,
(2007) International Society of Electrochemistry,
Dublin City University

2006

International Conference on Synthetic Metals (ICSM)
O'Reilly, E.J., Dennany, L., Innis, P.C., Masdarolomoor, F., Wallace, G.G., Forster, R.J.,
(2006) International Conference on Synthetic Metals (ICSM)
Trinity College Dublin

2005

Electrochem 2005
O'Reilly, E.J., Dennany, L., Griffith, D., Keyes, T.E., Forster, R.J.,
(2005) Electrochem 2005
University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne