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Dr. Micheal Scanlon

BSc.,(Chem) Phd.,

Biography

Dr Micheál D. Scanlon is a physical chemist who specializes in electrochemistry. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences at the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland. He was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2016 and has established his new research group in the Bernal Institute at UL.

Previously, through a Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator Research Grant (SFI SIRG), he began his independent research career in the Chemistry Department at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland.

Dr Scanlon was a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Hubert H. Girault at École Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and Prof. Edmond Magner at the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland. He completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Damien W.M. Arrigan (now Curtin University, Perth, Australia) at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork and has a BSc. in Chemistry from UCC.

Dr Scanlon's current research focuses on using electrochemistry at liquid-liquid interfaces for novel approaches to energy conversion and storage, electrosynthesis, catalysis of energy related reactions, bioanalytical sensor and novel reflective mirror development.

During his research career to date, Dr Scanlon has co-authored 37 journal articles, 5 review articles and 1 book-chapter. He has published in high-impact international peer-reviewed journals including Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Chemical Science (x 3), Energy & Environmental Science, ACS Nano (x 3), Advanced Functional Materials, Chemical Communications (x 2), Analytical Chemistry (x 2), Langmuir (x 2), Chemical Reviews and others. His papers are cited > 2000 times, with an H-index of 22.

Details of Dr Scanlon's research outputs are available from all of the following site links:

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2017 University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland. - Lecturer
  • 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 - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Undergraduate Research Bursary
  • 2015 - Irish Research Council (IRC) Ireland-France Ulysses Award 2015
  • 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)

Other

  • Invited Research Seminars:
    1. Physical Chemistry Department, University of Oldenburg, Germany, 12th December 2017.
    2. Institute of Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, Ulm University, Germany, 4th December 2017.
    3. Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSi)/Bernal Institute Research Forum, University of Limerick (UL), Limerick, Ireland, 27th October 2016.
    4. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement (LCPME), Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 21st July 2016.
    5. Le laboratoire Interfaces Traitements Organisation et DYnamique des Systèmes (ITODYS), Université de Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 18th July 2016.
    6. Department of Chemistry Seminar Series, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, 15th April 2016.
    7. Department of Chemistry Seminar Series, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia, 14th April 2016.
    8. Chemistry Department Seminar Series, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 23rd September 2015.
    9. Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l'Environnement (LCPME), Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 14th July 2014.
    10. Chemistry Department, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 23rd April 2014.
    11. Chemistry Department, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 22nd April 2014.
    12. Fudan University Chemistry Department Seminar Series, Shanghai, China, 24th September 2013.
    13. Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSi) Post-Doctoral Seminar Series, University of Limerick, Ireland, 25th February 2010.

Language

  • English

Publications

Conference Contribution

2017

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

2017

11th International Symposium on Electrochemical Impedance Analysis (EIA11)
Molina Osorio, Andrés F. and Scanlon, Micheál D.

2017

231st Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Molina Osorio, Andrés F.

2017

1st International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Regional Student Meeting in Ireland
Burgoyne, Edward D.; Shanahan, Rachel; McGlacken, Gerard P. and Scanlon, Micheál D.

2017
2017

21st Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Molina Osorio, Andrés F. and Scanlon, Micheál D.

2017

36th ChemEd – Ireland Conference
Scanlon, Micheál D.

2017

21st Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Molina Osorio, Andrés F.

2017

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Molina-Osorio, Andrés F.

2016

19th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Molina-Osorio, Andrés F.

2016

6th Baltic Electrochemistry Conference (BEC)
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Osorio-Molina, Andrés F.; Dossot, Manuel and Herzog, Grégoire

2015

66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Molina-Osorio, Andrés F.

2014

65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Méndez, Manuel A. and Girault, Hubert H

2013

5th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC 2013),
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Ge, Peiyu; Liao, Lei; Liu, Baohong and Girault, Hubert H.

2013

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

2013

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

2012
2012

2012 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting & Exhibit
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Girault, Hubert H.; Bian, Xiaojun and Ge, Peiyu

2012

2nd Ertl Symposium on Surface and Interface Chemistry
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Ge, Peiyu and Girault, Hubert H.

2012

63rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Ge, Peiyu and Girault, Hubert H.

2010

61st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Salaj-Kosla, Urszula and Magner, Edmond

2010

Inspire BioNano Conference
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Magner, Edmond

2008

Conference in Honour of Philip N. Bartlett
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Arrigan, Damien, W.M.

2008

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

2008

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

2008

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

2008

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

2007

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Research Forum (ARF) 2007
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W.M.

2007

Nano2Life Scientific Meeting
Scanlon, Micheál D. and Arrigan, Damien, W.M.

2006

4th Biennial Conference of Analytical Sciences.
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W.M.

2006

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Research Forum (ARF) 2006
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W.M.

2006

57th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W. M.

2004

3rd Biennial Conference of Analytical Sciences
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W.M.

Other Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Aqueous surface chemistry of gold mesh electrodes in a closed bipolar electrochemical cell
Gamero-Quijano, Alonso; Herzog, Grégoire and Scanlon, Micheál D.
Electrochimica Acta DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135328

2019

Electrochemical detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum sensing molecules at a liquid|liquid interface
Burgoyne, Edward D.; Stockmann, T. Jane; Molina-Osorio, Andrés F.; Shanahan, Rachel; McGlacken, Gerard P. and Scanlon, Micheál D.
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08350

2019

Bioelectrochemistry of Cytochrome c in a closed bipolar electrochemical cell
Gamero-Quijano, Alonso; Herzog, Grégoire and Scanlon, Micheál D.
Electrochemistry Communications DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2019.106600

2019

Monitoring transient changes in the structure of water at a polarised liquid-liquid interface using electrocapillary curves
Suárez-Herrera, Marco F.; Cazade, Pierre-André; Thompson, Damien and Scanlon, Micheál D.
Electrochemistry Communications DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2019.106564

2019

Closed bipolar electrochemistry in a four-electrode configuration
Gamero-Quijano, Alonso; Molina-Osorio, Andrés F.; Peljo, Pekka and Scanlon, Micheál D.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/c9cp00774a

2019

Mechanistic study of the photo-generation of hydrogen by decamethylruthenocene
Rivier, Lucie; Peljo, Pekka; Maye, Sunny; Méndez, Manuel A.; Vrubel, Heron; Vannay, Laurent A.C.; Corminboeuf, Clémence; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Girault, Hubert H.
Chemistry A European Journal DOI: 10.1002/chem.201902353

2019

On the non-ideal behaviour of polarised liquid-liquid interfaces
Suárez-Herrera, Marco F. and Scanlon, Micheál D.
Electrochimica Acta DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2019.135110

2018

Simulations employing finite element method at liquid|liquid interfaces
Peljo, Pekka; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Stockmann, T. Jane
Current Opinion in Electrochemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.coelec.2017.09.011

2017

Mediated water electrolysis in biphasic systems
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Peljo, Pekka; Rivier, Lucie; Vrubel, Heron and Girault, Hubert H.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/C7CP04601D

2017

Redox electrocatalysis of floating nanoparticles: determining electrocatalytic properties without the influence of solid supports
Peljo, Pekka; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Olaya, Astrid J.; Rivier, Lucie; Smirnov, Evgeny and Girault, Hubert H.
Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00685

2017

Photoproduction of hydrogen by decamethylruthenocene combined with electrochemical recycling
Rivier, Lucie; Peljo, Pekka; Vannay, Laurent A. C.; Gschwend, Grégoire C.; Méndez, Manuel A.; Corminboeuf, Clémence; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Girault Hubert H.
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition In English DOI: 10.1002/anie.201610240

2016

Self-healing gold mirrors and filters at liquid-liquid interfaces
Smirnov, Evgeny; Peljo, Pekka; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Gumy, Frederic and Girault, Hubert H.
Nanoscale DOI: 10.1039/C6NR00371K

2016

Gold nanofilm redox catalysis for oxygen reduction at soft interfaces
Smirnov, Evgeny; Peljo, Pekka; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Girault, Hubert H.
Electrochimica Acta DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.10.104

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.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/C5CP06890H

2015

Interfacial redox catalysis on gold nanofilms at soft interfaces
Smirnov, Evgeny; Peljo, Pekka; Scanlon, Micheál D.; and Girault, Hubert H.
Acs Nano DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b02547

2015

Decamethylruthenocene hydride and hydrogen formation at liquid | liquid interfaces
Rivier, Lucie; Stockmann, T. Jane; Mendez, Manuel A.; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Peljo, Pekka; Opallo, Marcin and Girault, Hubert H.
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b08148

2015

Charging and discharging at the nanoscale: Fermi level equilibration of metallic nanoparticles
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Peljo, Pekka; Méndez, Manuel A.; Smirnov, Eugene and Girault, Hubert H.
Chemical Science DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00461F

2015

Catalysis of water oxidation in acetonitrile by iridium oxide nanoparticles
Hidalgo-Acosta, Jonnathan C.; Méndez, Manuel A.; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Vrubel, Heron; Amstutz, Véronique; Adamiak, Wojciech; Opallo, Marcin and Girault, Hubert H.
Chemical Science DOI: 10.1039/C4SC02196G

2014

Photo-ionic cells: Two solutions to store solar energy and generate electricity on demand
Méndez, Manuel A.; Peljo, Pekka; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Vrubel, Heron and Girault, Hubert H.
Journal Of Physical Chemistry C DOI: 10.1021/jp500427t

2014

Oxygen reduction at soft interfaces catalyzed by in situ-generated reduced graphene oxide
Rastgar, Shokoufeh; Deng, Haiqiang; Cortés-Salazar, Fernando; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Pribil, Medeya; Amstutz, Véronique; Karyakin, Arkady A.; Shahrokhian, Saeed and Girault, Hubert H.
Chemelectrochem DOI: 10.1002/celc.201300140

2014

Fingerprinting the tertiary structure of electroadsorbed lysozyme at soft interfaces by electrostatic spray ionization mass spectrometry
Alvarez de Eulate, Eva; Qiao, Liang; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Girault, Hubert H. and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Chemical Communications DOI: 10.1039/c4cc05545d

2014

Nanoporous molybdenum carbide wires as an active electrocatalyst towards the oxygen reduction reaction
Liao, Lei; Bian, Xiaojun; Xiao, Jingjing; Liu, Baohong; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Girault, Hubert H.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/c3cp54754j

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.
Acs Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn503644v

2014

A nanoporous molybdenum carbide nanowire as an electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction
Liao, Lei; Wang, Sinong; Xiao, Jingjing; Bian, Xiaojun; Zhang, Yahong; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Hu, Xile; Tang, Yi; Liu, Baohong and Girault, Hubert H.
Energy & Environmental Science DOI: 10.1039/C3EE42441C

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.
Acs Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn403879g

2013

Photoinduced biphasic hydrogen evolution: Decamethylosmocene as a light-driven electron donor
Ge, Peiyu; Olaya, Astrid J.; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Hatay Patir, Imren; Vrubel, Heron and Girault, Hubert H.
Chemphyschem DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201300122

2013

Floating conductive catalytic nano-rafts at soft interfaces for hydrogen evolution
Bian, Xiaojun; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Wang, Sinong; Liao, Lei; Tang, Yi; Liu, Baohong and Girault, Hubert H.
Chemical Science DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51290H

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.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/c2cp44522k

2013

MoS2 formed on mesoporous graphene as a highly active catalyst for hydrogen evolution
Liao, Lei; Zhu, Jie; Bian, Xiaojun; Zhu, Lina; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Girault, Hubert H. and Liu, Baohong
Advanced Functional Materials DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201300318

2013

Mediated electron transfer of cellobiose dehydrogenase and glucose oxidase at osmium polymer-modified nanoporous gold electrodes
Salaj-Kosla, Urszula; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Baumeister, Tobias; Zahma, Kawah; Ludwig, Roland; Conghaile, Peter 'O; MacAodha, Domhnall; Leech, Dónal and Magner, Edmond
Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6657-4

2012

Nanocomposite of MoS2 on ordered mesoporous carbon nanospheres: A highly active catalyst for electrochemical hydrogen evolution
Bian, Xiaojun; Zhu, Jie; Liao, Lei; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Ge, Peiyu; Ji, Chang; Girault, Hubert H. and Liu, Baohong
Electrochemistry Communications DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2012.06.009

2012

Hydrogen evolution across nano-Schottky junctions at carbon supported MoS2 catalysts in biphasic liquid systems
Ge, Peiyu; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Peljo, Pekka; Bian, Xiaojun; Vrubel, Heron; O'Neill, Arlene; Col Jonathan N.; Cantoni, Marco; Hu, Xile; Kontturi, Kyosti; Liu, Baohong and Girault, Hubert H.eman,
Chemical Communications DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31398G

2012

Characterization of nanoporous gold electrodes for bioelectrochemical applications
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Salaj-Kosla, Urszula; Belochapkine, Serguei; MacAodha, Domhnall; Leech, Dónal; Ding, Yi and Magner, Edmond
Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/la202945s

2012

Direct electron transfer of bilirubin oxidase (Myrothecium verrucaria) at an unmodified nanoporous gold biocathode
Salaj-Kosla, Urszula; Poeller, Sascha; Beyl, Yvonne; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Beloshapkin, Sergey; Shleev, Sergey; Schuhmann, Wolfgang and Magner, Edmond
Electrochemistry Communications DOI: DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2011.12.007

2010

Voltammetric behaviour of biological macromolecules at arrays of aqueous| organogel micro-interfaces
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Strutwolf, Jorg and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/C003323E

2010

Flow-injection amperometry at microfabricated silicon-based u-liquid-liquid interface arrays
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Berduque, Alfonso; Strutwolf, Jorg and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Electrochimica Acta DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2008.12.014

2010

Ion-transfer electrochemistry at arrays of nanointerfaces between immiscible electrolyte solutions confined within silicon nitride nanopore membranes
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Strutwolf, Jorg; Blake, Alan; Iacopino, Daniela; Quinn, Aidan J. and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Analytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1021/ac1008282

2010

The performance of differential pulse stripping voltammetry at micro-liquid--liquid interface arrays
Strutwolf, Jorg; Scanlon, Micheál D. and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Journal Of Electroanalytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2010.01.020

2009

Electrochemical behaviour of hen-egg-white lysozyme at the polarised water/1, 2-dichloroethane interface
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Jennings, Emma and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI: 10.1039/B815589E

2008

Electrochemical detection of oligopeptides at silicon-fabricated micro-liquid | liquid interfaces
Scanlon, Micheál D.; Herzog, Grégoire and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Analytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1021/ac800089p

2007

Electrochemistry of non-redox-active poly (propylenimine) and poly (amidoamine) dendrimers at liquid-liquid interfaces
Berduque, Alfonso; Scanlon, Micheál D.; Collins, Courtney J. and Arrigan, Damien W.M.
Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/la063294w

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
Electrochemistry Communications DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2005.06.011