Biography

Professor Scanlon is an electrochemist and a leader in the field of electrochemistry at polarised immiscible liquid|liquid or 'soft' interfaces. In 2016, he was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, allowing him to develop a world-class laboratory to study polarised liquid|liquid interfaces for energy conversion and storage applications. Using polarised liquid|liquid interfaces, Professor Scanlon has pioneered new approaches to:
  • electrocatalysis of energy related reactions, such as oxygen reduction, hydrogen evolution, and water oxidation,
  • electrosynthesis of conducting polymer thin films and their nanocomposites,
  • bioelectrochemistry of a model enzyme (Cytochrome c),
  • interfacial self-assembly of porphyrin molecules and metallic nanoparticles, and
  • electroanalytical chemistry of non-redox active molecules.
Details of Professor Scanlon's research and group can be found at the Scanlon Electrochemistry Laboratory website (https://www.scanlonelectrochemlab.com/).

Research Interests

My primary mission is to understand the fundamental behaviour of polarised liquid|liquid interfaces and harness their untapped potential for applications related to energy conversion and storage, advanced functional materials development, sensor technology and the creation of bio-mimetic molecular machines.

For more in-depth information, please visit my research group's website: scanlonelectrochemlab.com

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2022 University of Limerick - Professor
  • 2021 University of Limerick (UL), Ireland - Associate Professor A
  • 2017 University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland. - Associate Professor B (tenured)
  • 2014 University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland. - Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) holder.
  • 2011 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. - Senior Post-doctoral Researcher
  • 2009 University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland. - Post-doctoral researcher

Award

  • 2017 - Champion of EU Research
  • 2015 - Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations Award 2015
  • 2015 - Irish Research Council (IRC) Ireland-France Ulysses Award 2015
  • 2015 - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Undergraduate Research Bursary
  • 2014 - Irish Research Council (IRC) New Foundations Award 2014
  • 2011 - EMBARK Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2009 - Ronald Belcher Award
  • 2005 - The Reilly Prize

Education

  • 2009 University College Cork - PhD
  • 2005 University College Cork - BSc (Hons)

Association

  • 2006 Member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
  • 2003 Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Language

  • English

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Engineering polymorphs in colloidal metal dichalcogenides: precursor-mediated phase control, molecular insights into crystallisation kinetics and promising electrochemical activity

Kapuria, Nilotpal; Patil, Niraj Nitish; Sankaran, Abinaya; Laffir, Fathima; Geaney, Hugh; Magner, Edmond; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Ryan, Kevin M. and Singh Shalini (2023) Engineering polymorphs in colloidal metal dichalcogenides: precursor-mediated phase control, molecular insights into crystallisation kinetics and promising electrochemical activity. Journal Of Materials Chemistry A :11341-11353

2023

Potential-modulated ion distributions in the back-to-back electrical double layers at a polarised liquid|liquid interface regulate the kinetics of interfacial electron transfer

Gamero-Quijano, Alonso; Manzanares, José A.; Ghazvini, Seyed M.B.H.; Low, Paul J. and Scanlon, Micheál D. (2023) Potential-modulated ion distributions in the back-to-back electrical double layers at a polarised liquid|liquid interface regulate the kinetics of interfacial electron transfer. Chemelectrochem :e202201042-

2022

Liquid Processing of Interfacially Grown Iron-Oxide Flowers into 2D-Platelets Yields Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes with Capacities of Twice the Theoretical Value

Konkena, Bharathi; Kaur, Harneet; Tian, Ruiyuan; Gabbett, Cian; McCrystall, Mark; Horvath, Dominik Valter; Synnatschke, Kevin; Roy, Ahin; Smith, Ross; Nicolosi, Valeria; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Coleman, Jonathan N. (2022) Liquid Processing of Interfacially Grown Iron-Oxide Flowers into 2D-Platelets Yields Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes with Capacities of Twice the Theoretical Value. Small :2203918-

2017

Mediated water electrolysis in biphasic systems

Scanlon, Micheál D.; Peljo, Pekka; Rivier, Lucie; Vrubel, Heron and Girault, Hubert H. (2017) Mediated water electrolysis in biphasic systems. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics :22700-22710

2016

Boosting water oxidation layer-by-layer

Hidalgo-Acosta, Jonnathan C.; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Méndez, Manuel A.; Amstutz, Véronique; Vrubel, Heron; Opallo, Marcin and Girault, Hubert H. (2016) Boosting water oxidation layer-by-layer. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics :9295-9304

2014

Gold metal liquid-like droplets

Smirnov, Evgeny; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Momotenko, Dmitry; Vrubel, Heron; Méndez, Manuel A.; Brevet, Pierre-Francois and Girault, Hubert H. (2014) Gold metal liquid-like droplets. Acs Nano :9471-9481

2013

Low-cost industrially available molybdenum boride and carbide as platinum-like catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction in biphasic liquid systems

Scanlon, Micheál D.; Bian, Xiaojun; Vrubel, Heron; Amstutz, Véronique; Schenk, Kurt; Hu, Xile; Liu, BaoHong and Girault, Hubert H. (2013) Low-cost industrially available molybdenum boride and carbide as platinum-like catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction in biphasic liquid systems. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics :2847-2857

2013

Conductive gold nanoparticle mirrors at liquid/liquid interfaces

Fang, Ping-Ping; Chen, Shu; Deng, Haiqiang; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Gumy, Frédéric; Lee, Hye Jin; Momotenko, Dmitry; Amstutz, Véronique; Cortés-Salazar, Fernando; Pereira, Carlos M.; Yang, Zhilin and Girault, Hubert H. (2013) Conductive gold nanoparticle mirrors at liquid/liquid interfaces. Acs Nano :9241-9248

2005

Voltammetry of chromium (VI) at the liquid| liquid interface

O' Mahony, Aoife M.; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Berduque, Alfonso; Beni, Valerio; Arrigan, Damien W.M.; Faggi, Enrico and Bencini, Andrea (2005) Voltammetry of chromium (VI) at the liquid| liquid interface. Electrochemistry Communications :976-982

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2017

Electrochem 2017

Burgoyne, Edward D.; Shanahan, Rachel; McGlacken, Gerard P. and Scanlon, Micheál D. (2017) Electrochem 2017.

2017

Electrochem 2017

Scanlon, Micheál D. and Molina Osorio, Andrés F. (2017) Electrochem 2017.

2016

Electrochem 2016

Scanlon, Micheál D.; Osorio-Molina, Andrés F.; Herzog, Grégoire and Dossot, Manuel (2016) Electrochem 2016.

2016

Electrochem 2016

Osorio-Molina, Andrés F. and Scanlon, Micheál D. (2016) Electrochem 2016.

2013

9th ECHEMS Meeting

Scanlon, Micheál D.; Bian, Xiaojun; Liu, Baohong and Girault, Hubert H. (2013) 9th ECHEMS Meeting.

2013

Electrochem 2013

Scanlon, Micheál D.; Hidalgo-Acosta, Jonnathan C.; Liao, Lei; Liu, Baohong and Girault, Hubert H. (2013) Electrochem 2013.

2008

Nano2Life Scientific Meeting

Kivlehan, Francine; Lanyon, Y.H.; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W.M. (2008) Nano2Life Scientific Meeting.

2008

Electrochem 2008

Scanlon, Micheál D. and Arrigan, Damien W. M. (2008) Electrochem 2008.

2008

Nano2Life Scientific Meeting

Strutwolf, Jorg; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire, Collins, Gillian C. and Arrigan, Damien W.M. (2008) Nano2Life Scientific Meeting.

2008

Electrochem 2008

Strutwolf, Jorg; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Arrigan, Damien W.M. (2008) Electrochem 2008.

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