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Dr. Gordon Armstrong


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


  • 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,


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


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


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


  • French
  • German


Book Chapter


Supramolecular Polymers (Hydrogen Bonds)
Gordon Armstrong
Springer Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials

Conference Publication


Nanocomposites 2005
Armstrong, G.


Polymer '01
Armstrong, G. and Buggy, M.


Polymers in the Third Millennium
Armstrong, G. and Buggy, M.

Other Publication


In focus: Advances in epoxy chemistry
Armstrong G., Birkett D.
Polymer International DOI: 10.1002/pi.2659

Peer Reviewed Journal


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.
Electrochimica Acta DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2014.03.099


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.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces DOI: 10.1021/am405295c


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
Rsc Advances DOI: 10.1039/c3ra42205d


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


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
Composites Science & Technology


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


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


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