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Dr. Gordon Armstrong

Biography


Dr. Gordon Armstrong completed his PhD research on self-assembly in supramolecular polymers at the Dept. of Materials Science and Technology and MSSI in 2002. He has 10 years' postdoctoral experience in formulation & characterisation of functionalised nanocomposites and nanomaterials, recycling of polymer composites, and industrial consultancy in materials science issues. He has taught and supervised students from undergraduate to postdoctoral level in polymer and nanocomposites science and analytical techniques. A Chartered Scientist and Chartered Chemist, Gordon is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Chemical Industry.

Research Interests

Materials chemistry; study of structure/property relationships in polymers and nanocomposites; development of functional nanocomposite (thermal management, infection resistance, high thermal and electrical conductivity); supramolecular chemistry; nanotechnology; biosensors; thermal analysis; atomic force microscopy; Raman spectroscopy; technology transfer.

Teaching Interests

Visiting Lecturer (Polymer nanocomposites), l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Limoges (ENSIL), France.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2013 Society of Chemical Industry All-Ireland Group,
  • 2005 Society of Chemical Industry Materials Chemistry Group,
  • 2005 Society of Chemical Industry Materials Chemistry Group,
  • 2004 Society of Chemical Industry Republic of Ireland Group,

Education

  • 2003 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1998 University of Limerick - B.Sc.

Association

  • 1999 Member, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 1996 Member, Society of Chemical Industry

Patent

  • 1999 IE2003/0481 - Sensor for Detecting an Analyte Using Silver Nanoparticles

Language

  • French
  • German

Publications

Book Chapters

2013

Supramolecular Polymers (Hydrogen Bonds)
Gordon Armstrong
(2013) Supramolecular Polymers (Hydrogen Bonds)
In Springer Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials; Berlin : Springer

Peer Reviewed Journals

2014

Surface Immobilisation of a Tetra-Ruthenium Substituted Polyoxometalate Water Oxidation Catalyst Through the Employment of Conducting Polypyrrole and the Layer by Layer (LBL) Technique
Anwar, N., Sartorel, A., Yaqub, M., Wearen, K., Laffir, F., Armstrong, G., Dickinson, C., Bonchio, M. and McCormac, T.
(2014) Surface Immobilisation of a Tetra-Ruthenium Substituted Polyoxometalate Water Oxidation Catalyst Through the Employment of Conducting Polypyrrole and the Layer by Layer (LBL) Technique
In ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces;
DOI: 10.1021/am405295c

2014

Redox, surface and electrocatalytic properties of layer-by-layer films based upon Fe(III)-substituted crown polyoxometalate [P8W48O184Fe16(OH)28(H2O)4]20-
Naseer, R., Mal, S.S., Ibrahim, M., Kortz, U., Armstrong, G., Laffir, F., Dickinson, C., Vagin, M. and McCormac, T.
(2014) Redox, surface and electrocatalytic properties of layer-by-layer films based upon Fe(III)-substituted crown polyoxometalate [P8W48O184Fe16(OH)28(H2O)4]20-
In Electrochimica Acta;
DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.03.099
[ULIR]

2013

Compositional characterisation of metallurgical grade silicon and porous silicon nanosponge particles
Chadwick, EG,Mogili, NVV,O'Dwyer, C,Moore, JD,Fletcher, JS,Laffir, F,Armstrong, G,Tanner, DA
(2013) Compositional characterisation of metallurgical grade silicon and porous silicon nanosponge particles
In Rsc Advances;
DOI: 10.1039/c3ra42205d
[ULIR]

2012

Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties
Armstrong, G,Thornton, R,Ryan, MP,Laffir, F,Russell, RJ,Bala, T,Keely, C,Babu, R
(2012) Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties
In Polymer Bulletin;
DOI: 10.1007/s00289-011-0695-5
[ULIR]

2012

Transition metal ion-substituted polyoxometalates entrapped in polypyrrole as an electrochemical sensor for hydrogen peroxide
Anwar, N; Vagin, M; Laffir, F; Armstrong, G; Dickinson, C; McCormac, T
(2012) Transition metal ion-substituted polyoxometalates entrapped in polypyrrole as an electrochemical sensor for hydrogen peroxide
In Analyst;
DOI: 10.1039/c1an15665a
[ULIR]

2011

Titania-silver and alumina-silver composite nanoparticles: Novel, versatile synthesis, reaction mechanism and potential antimicrobial application
Bala, T; Armstrong, G; Laffir, F; Thornton, R
(2011) Titania-silver and alumina-silver composite nanoparticles: Novel, versatile synthesis, reaction mechanism and potential antimicrobial application
In Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science;
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.01.044
[ULIR]

2009

Functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes for epoxy nanocomposites with improved performance
Armstrong G., Ruether M., Blighe F., Blau W.
(2009) Functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes for epoxy nanocomposites with improved performance
In Polymer International;
DOI: 10.1002/pi.2621
[ULIR]

2007

Carbon nanotubes for reinforcement of plastics? A case study with poly (vinyl alcohol)
Ryan, K; Cadek, C; Nicolosi, V; Ruether, M; Armstrong, G; Swan, H; Fonseca, A; Nagy, J; Sainz, R; Maser, W; Blau, W; Coleman, J
(2007) Carbon nanotubes for reinforcement of plastics? A case study with poly (vinyl alcohol)
In Composites Science & Technology;

2007

A comparative study of polyethylene oxide/nanoclay composite preparation via supercritical carbon dioxide and melt processing
Armstrong, G; Fortune, K
(2007) A comparative study of polyethylene oxide/nanoclay composite preparation via supercritical carbon dioxide and melt processing
In Polymer Bulletin;
DOI: 10.1007/s00289-007-0784-7

2005

Hydrogen-bonded self-assembling polymers: A literature review
Armstrong, G; Buggy, M
(2005) Hydrogen-bonded self-assembling polymers: A literature review
In J. Materials Science;

2005

Solid-state NMR study of ureidopyrimidinone model compounds
Armstrong, G; Alonso, B; Massiot, D; Buggy, M
(2005) Solid-state NMR study of ureidopyrimidinone model compounds
In Magnetic Resonance In Chemistry;
DOI: 10.1002/mrc.1557

2002

Thermal stability of some self-assembling hydrogen-bonded polymers and related model complexes
Armstrong, G; Buggy, M
(2002) Thermal stability of some self-assembling hydrogen-bonded polymers and related model complexes
In Polymer International;
DOI: 10.1002/pi.949
[ULIR]

2001

Thermal stability of a ureidopyrimidinone model compound
Armstrong, G; Buggy, M
(2001) Thermal stability of a ureidopyrimidinone model compound
In Materials Science & Engineering C-Biomimetic And Supramolecular Systems;
DOI: 10.1016/S0928-4931(01)00359-9

Conference Publications

2011

Agilent UK & Ireland SPM users' meeting
Armstrong, G
(2011) Agilent UK & Ireland SPM users' meeting
Yarnton, Oxford, UK

2009

Functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes for epoxy nanocomposites with improved performance
Armstrong, G,Ruether, M,Blighe, F,Blau, W
(2009) Functionalised multi-walled carbon nanotubes for epoxy nanocomposites with improved performance
In Polymer International;
DOI: 10.1002/pi.2621

2005

Nanocomposites 2005
Armstrong, G.
(2005) Nanocomposites 2005
*(Ed.)

2004

1st Meeting of the Programme in Advanced Materials
Armstrong, G.
(2004) 1st Meeting of the Programme in Advanced Materials
*(Ed.)

2001

Polymer '01
Armstrong, G. and Buggy, M.
(2001) Polymer '01

2001

Polymers in the Third Millennium
Armstrong, G. and Buggy, M.
(2001) Polymers in the Third Millennium
*(Ed.)

Published Reports

2008

Training and Development in Ireland: Results of the Biennial National Survey of Benchmarks
Garavan, T.N., Shanahan, V., Carbery, R., Armstrong, C., Armstrong, G., Cross, C., Gubbins, C; Gunnigle, P; Heraty, N; O'Donnel, D; O'Malley, G
(2008) Training and Development in Ireland: Results of the Biennial National Survey of Benchmarks
(Ed.) Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Editorials

2009

In focus: Advances in epoxy chemistry
Armstrong G., Birkett D.
(2009) In focus: Advances in epoxy chemistry
In Polymer International;
DOI: 10.1002/pi.2659
[ULIR]

Other Items Published

2000

Thermal Stability of a Ureidopyrimidone model compound
Armstrong, G; Buggy, M
(2000) Thermal Stability of a Ureidopyrimidone model compound
*(Ed.)