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Dr. Urszula Salaj-Kosla

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

The Immobilization of Fructose Dehydrogenase on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes for the Detection of Fructose
Siepenkoetter, T,Salaj-Kosla, U,Magner, E
(2017) The Immobilization of Fructose Dehydrogenase on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes for the Detection of Fructose
In Chemelectrochem; pp. 905-912
DOI: 10.1002/celc.201600842

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
(2017) Immobilization of Redox Enzymes on Nanoporous Gold Electrodes: Applications in Biofuel Cells
In Chempluschem; pp. 553-560
DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600455

2016

A Low-Cost, Portable Optical Sensing System With Wireless Communication Compatible of Real-Time and Remote Detection of Dissolved Ammonia
Deng, SJ,Doherty, W,Mcauliffe, MAP,Salaj-Kosla, U,Lewis, L,Huyet, G
(2016) A Low-Cost, Portable Optical Sensing System With Wireless Communication Compatible of Real-Time and Remote Detection of Dissolved Ammonia
In Photonic Sensors; pp. 107-114
DOI: 10.1007/s13320-016-0291-2
[ULIR]

2016

Nanoporous Gold Electrodes with Tuneable Pore Sizes for Bioelectrochemical Applications
Siepenkoetter, T,Salaj-Kosla, U,Xiao, XX,Belochapkine, S,Magner, E
(2016) Nanoporous Gold Electrodes with Tuneable Pore Sizes for Bioelectrochemical Applications
In Electroanalysis; pp. 2415-2423
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
(2014) Self-Powered Wireless Carbohydrate/Oxygen Sensitive Biodevice Based on Radio Signal Transmission
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109104
[ULIR]

2013

The spatial and sequential immobilisation of cytochrome c at adjacent electrodes
Serleti, A,Salaj-Kosla, U,Magner, E
(2013) The spatial and sequential immobilisation of cytochrome c at adjacent electrodes
In Chemical Communications; pp. 8395-8397
DOI: 10.1039/c3cc44724c
[ULIR]

2013

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
(2013) Mediated electron transfer of cellobiose dehydrogenase and glucose oxidase at osmium polymer-modified nanoporous gold electrodes
In Analytical And Bioanalytical Chemistry; pp. 3823-3830
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-012-6657-4
[ULIR]

2013

Direct electron transfer of Trametes hirsuta laccase adsorbed at unmodified nanoporous gold electrodes
Salaj-Kosla, U,Poller, S,Schuhmann, W,Shleev, S,Magner, E
(2013) Direct electron transfer of Trametes hirsuta laccase adsorbed at unmodified nanoporous gold electrodes
In Bioelectrochemistry; pp. 15-20
DOI: 10.1016/j.bioelechem.2012.11.001
[ULIR]

2012

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
(2012) Direct electron transfer of bilirubin oxidase (Myrothecium verrucaria) at an unmodified nanoporous gold biocathode
In Electrochemistry Communications; pp. 92-95
DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2011.12.007
[ULIR]

2012

Characterization of Nanoporous Gold Electrodes for Bioelectrochemical Applications
Scanlon, MD,Salaj-Kosla, U,Belochapkine, S,MacAodha, D,Leech, D,Ding, Y,Magner, E
(2012) Characterization of Nanoporous Gold Electrodes for Bioelectrochemical Applications
In Langmuir; pp. 2251-2261
DOI: 10.1021/la202945s
[ULIR]

Conference Publications

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
(2017) A pH sensing system using fluorescence-based fibre optical sensor capable of small volume sample measurement
In Optical Coherence Tomography And Coherence Techniques V;
DOI: 10.1117/12.2250163