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Dr. Urszula Salaj-Kosla


Dr. Urszula Salaj-Kosla is a lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Science in University of Limerick. She has obtained her MSc. degree in Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland with master thesis entitled Analysis of porphyrin fluorescence phenomenon in solvent of various polarity. Simultaneously, she has obtained her BSc. degree in pedagogy. After that she started a PhD project under Prof. Edmond Magner supervision in University of Limerick and finished with PhD title from the area of Bioelectrochemistry and Material Science (thesis title: Nanoporous gold electrodes as matrices for redox enzymes immobilization for application in biosensors and biofuel cells, part of EU-funded 3D-NanoBioDevices consortium). During her PhD, Urszula was a guest researcher in Elektroanalytik & Sensorik Research Group of Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann in Ruhr-Universitat in Bochum, Germany. After her PhD, Urszula was working as a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Tofail Syed in Materials and Surface Science Institute (MSSI). She was involved in fabrication of highly orientated and well-separated ZnO nanotubes on ITO-coated glass for piezoelectric devices application and in SANOWORK (EU funded) project. During her second post-doctoral project in Centre for Advanced Photonics and Process Analysis (CAPPA) in Cork Institute of Technology and Tyndall National Institute, Urszula was working on the development, fabrication and characterization of optical sensors within AquaMMS (EU-funded).

Urszula's research interest primary involves development and fabrication of sensors (bioelectrochemical and enzymatic, electrochemical, photoelectrochemical, optical) for real application (e.g.: medicine, environmental science). She is also active in the area of development, fabrication and characterization of novel, electroactive materials.

Research Interests

My research focuses on development, fabrication and characterization of wide range of sensors (electrichemical and enzymatic, optical) for real application.

Specific research strands include:

  • fabrication and characterization of electroactive materials
  • immobilization and bioelectrochemistry of enzymes
  • sol-gel technology
  • electrochemiluminescence

Teaching Interests

CH4005: Physical Chemistry 4
CH4701: General Chemisty

Professional Activities


  • member, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
  • member, Bioelectrochemical Society (BES)


  • Polish


Conference Publication


A pH sensing system using fluorescence-based fibre optical sensor capable of small volume sample measurement
Deng, SJ,McAuliffe, MAP,Salaj-Kosla, U,Wolfe, R,Lewis, L,Huyet, G,Soskind, YG,Olson, C
Optical Coherence Tomography And Coherence Techniques V DOI: 10.1117/12.2250163

Peer Reviewed Journal


Immobilization of Redox Enzymes on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes: Applications in Biofuel Cells
Siepenkoetter, T,Salaj-Kosla, U,Xiao, XX,Conghaile, PO,Pita, M,Ludwig, R,Magner, E
Chempluschem DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600455


Nanoporous Gold Electrodes with Tuneable Pore Sizes for Bioelectrochemical Applications
Siepenkoetter, T,Salaj-Kosla, U,Xiao, XX,Belochapkine, S,Magner, E
Electroanalysis DOI: 10.1002/elan.201600249


Self-Powered Wireless Carbohydrate/Oxygen Sensitive Biodevice Based on Radio Signal Transmission
Falk, M,Alcalde, M,Bartlett, PN,De Lacey, AL,Gorton, L,Gutierrez-Sanchez, C,Haddad, R,Kilburn, J,Leech, D,Ludwig, R,Magner, E,Mate, DM,Conghaile, PO,Ortiz, R,Pita, M,Poller, S,Ruzgas, T,Salaj-Kosla, U,Schuhmann, W,Sebelius, F,Shao, ML,Stoica, L,Sygmund, C,Tilly, J,Toscano, MD,Vivekananthan, J,Wright, E,Shleev, S
Plos One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109104


Mediated electron transfer of cellobiose dehydrogenase and glucose oxidase at osmium polymer-modified nanoporous gold electrodes
Salaj-Kosla, U,Scanlon, MD,Baumeister, T,Zahma, K,Ludwig, R,Conghaile, PO,MacAodha, D,Leech, D,Magner, E
Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6657-4


The spatial and sequential immobilisation of cytochrome c at adjacent electrodes
Serleti, A,Salaj-Kosla, U,Magner, E
Chemical Communications DOI: 10.1039/c3cc44724c


Direct electron transfer of bilirubin oxidase (Myrothecium verrucaria) at an unmodified nanoporous gold biocathode
Salaj-Kosla, U,Poller, S,Beyl, Y,Scanlon, MD,Beloshapkin, S,Shleev, S,Schuhmann, W,Magner, E
Electrochemistry Communications DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2011.12.007


Characterization of Nanoporous Gold Electrodes for Bioelectrochemical Applications
Scanlon, MD,Salaj-Kosla, U,Belochapkine, S,MacAodha, D,Leech, D,Ding, Y,Magner, E
Langmuir DOI: 10.1021/la202945s