Since completing her PhD thesis, Dr Teresa Curtin has been working in the area on heterogeneous catalysis and adsorption. She has spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow in the well known laboratory of Professor Delmon in Louvain-la-Neuve before joining the University of Limerick in 1995. She is currently Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs.
Current research interests are in the area of materials, catalysis and adsorption. The work has been funded by agencies such as the HEA, EU, SFI, EPA, Rusual Alumina, IAI, UL Foundation, CES department etc ). 15 students have graduated (12 PhD and 3 MSc students) and 2 PhD students are currently working on these projects. Some of these research projects include
The development of a Pt based catalyst for the hydrogenation of edible oils:
Development of a Pt catalyst for the conversion of furfural for upgrading of biomass.
the development of copper and Pt based regenerable catalytic adsorbents for the treatment of organic compounds in wastewaters
CO2 capture from flue gas streams using a range of solid sorbents based on silica and amines.
Constructed wetlands for treatment of alkaline leachate from bauxite residue disposal areas. This work is being carried out in conjunction with Rusual Alumina, Limerick
Development of supported Pt based catalysts for catalytic combustion.
Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Mesoporous Aluminophosphate based Materials
K O'Malley, W. Reimann and T. Curtin,
(2010) Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Mesoporous Aluminophosphate based Materials
In Pillared Clays and Related Catalysts; New York, Dordrecht Heidelberg, London : Springer
Removal of Organic Compounds from Waste Streams
O'Brien J., Curtin T. & O'Dwyer T.F.,
(2007) Removal of Organic Compounds from Waste Streams
In Water Resources Management IV; Southampton UK : WIT Press
Development of a Physico-Chemical process for the Removal of Organic Compounds from Waste Streams
O'Brien, J., Curtin, T. and O'Dwyer T.F., , , Ed. , Calgary, , Section: Wastewater Treatment & Re-Use, pp: 7-12 ISBN:
(2006) Development of a Physico-Chemical process for the Removal of Organic Compounds from Waste Streams
In Advanced Technology in the Environmental Field; Canada : ACTA Press
Selective Catalytic Recduction of NO
(2005) Selective Catalytic Recduction of NO
In Environmental Catalysis;
Conversion of cyclohexanone oxime into caprolactam over solid oxide catalysts.
Curtin, T; McMonagle, JB; Hodnett, BK
(1990) Conversion of cyclohexanone oxime into caprolactam over solid oxide catalysts.
In Heterogeneous Catalysis and Fine Chemicals II, Poitiers, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis;