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Dr Urszula Salaj-Kosla

PhD

Biography

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

Association

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

Language

  • Polish

Publications

Conference Publication

2017

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

2017

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

2016

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

2014

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