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Mrs. Teresa Curtin

Biography

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.                       

Research Interests

                                             

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.

Publications

Book Chapter

2010

Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Mesoporous Aluminophosphate based Materials
K O’Malley, W. Reimann and T. Curtin,
Pillared Clays and Related Catalysts DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6670-4

2007

Removal of Organic Compounds from Waste Streams
O'Brien J., Curtin T. & O’Dwyer T.F.,
Water Resources Management IV

2006

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:
Advanced Technology in the Environmental Field

2005

Selective Catalytic Recduction of NO
Curtin, T
Environmental Catalysis

1990

Conversion of cyclohexanone oxime into caprolactam over solid oxide catalysts.
Curtin, T; McMonagle, JB; Hodnett, BK
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Fine Chemicals II, Poitiers, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis

Peer Reviewed Journal

2017

Flue-gas and direct-air capture of CO2 by porous metal-organic materials
Madden, DG,Scott, HS,Kumar, A,Chen, KJ,Sanii, R,Bajpai, A,Lusi, M,Curtin, T,Perry, JJ,Zaworotko, MJ
Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0025

2016

A bimetallic catalyst on a dual component support for low temperature total methane oxidation
Osman, AI,Abu-Dahrieh, JK,Laffir, F,Curtin, T,Thompson, JM,Rooney, DW
Applied Catalysis B-Environmental DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.01.017

2016

Hydrogenation of Furfural with a Pt-Sn Catalyst: The Suitability to Sustainable Industrial Application
O'Driscoll, A,Curtin, T,Hernandez, WY,Van Der Voort, P,Leahy, JJ
Organic Process Research & Development DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00228

2015

Direct Air Capture of CO2 by Physisorbent Materials
Kumar, A,Madden, DG,Lusi, M,Chen, KJ,Daniels, EA,Curtin, T,Perry, JJ,Zaworotko, MJ
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506952

2014
2014

Synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates-based materials using
K. O’Malley, A. Gil, T. Curtin
Microporous And Mesoporous Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2014.02.038

2014

Hydrogenation of sunflower oil over Pt–Ni bimetallic supported
Shane McArdle, J.J. Leahy, Teresa Curtin, David Tanner
Applied Catalysis A : General DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.08.033

2013

Gibbsite scaling on polymer surfaces
Enright, EP,Curtin, T,Haines, J,Stanton, KT
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applications DOI: 10.1177/1464420712461220

2012

The influence of surface roughness on gibbsite scale development on steel
Enright, E,Curtin, T,Haines, J,Stanton, KT
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applications DOI: 10.1177/1464420711421269

2010

Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Mesoporous Aluminophosphate-Based Materials
O'Malley, K,Reimann, W,Curtin, T,Gil, A,Korili, SA,Trujillano, R,Vicente, MA
Pillared Clays And Related Catalysts DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6670-4_15

2008

Removal of Aniline from Waste Streams Using a Combined Adsorption and Catalytic Oxidation Approach
O'Brien, J; Curtin, T; O'Dwyer, TF
Adsorption Science & Technology

2008

A novel process for the removal of aniline from wastewaters
O'Brien, J; O'Dwyer, TF; Curtin, T
Journal Of Hazardous Materials DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.02.064

2006

In situ XPS study of Pd(111) oxidation at elevated pressure, Part 2: Palladium oxidation in the 10(-1) mbar range
Gabasch, H; Unterberger, W; Hayek, K; Klotzer, B; Kleimenov, E; Teschner, D; Zafeiratos, S; Havecker, M; Knop-Gericke, A; Schlogl, R; Han, JY; Ribeiro, FH; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Curtin, T; Zemlyanov, D
Surface Science DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2006.05.029

2005

In situ X-ray diffraction analysis of the crystallisation of VOHPO4 center dot 0.5H(2)O
O'Mahony, L,Zemlyanov, D,Mihov, M,Curtin, T,Hodnett, BK
Journal Of Crystal Growth DOI: DOI 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2004.11.224

2005

In-Situ X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of the Crystallization of VOHPO4?.5H2O
O'Mahony, L; Zemlyanov, D; Mihov, M; Curtin, T; Hodnett, BK
Journal Of Crystal Growth

2005

Phase development and morphology during the thermal treatment of VOHPO(4)(.)0.5H(2)O
O'Mahony, L; Curtin, T; Henry, J; Zemlyanov, D; Mihov, M; Hodnett, BK
Applied Catalysis A-General DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2005.02.012

2004
2004

Surface species during the crystallization of VOHPO4 center dot 0.5H(2)O
O'Mahony, L; Curtin, T; Zemlyanov, D; Mihov, M; Hodnett, BK
Journal Of Catalysis DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2004.06.020

2003
2003
2003

Crystallisation of VOHPO4 center dot 0.5H(2)O
O'Mahony, L; Henry, J; Sutton, D; Curtin, T; Hodnett, BK
Applied Catalysis A-General DOI: 10.1016/S0926-860X(03)00530-1

1997

The direct decomposition of nitric monoxide
Curtin, T; Grange, P; Delmon, B
Catalysis Today

1993
1993

BECKMANN REARRANGEMENT OVER SOLID ACID CATALYSTS
CURTIN, T; MCMONAGLE, JB; HODNETT, BK
Studies In Surface Science And Catalysis

1993
1993

REACTIONS OF KETOXIMES AND ALDOXIMES OVER SOLID ACID CATALYSTS
CURTIN, T; HODNETT, BK
Heterogeneous Catalysis And Fine Chemicals Iii

1992
1992
1992

Materials for Advanced Technology Applications: Solid Materials as Reagents and Catalysts
Kartheuser, B; Curtin, T; McCullagh, E; McMonagle, JB; Hodnett, BK
Key Engineering Materials

1992

Solid Materials as Reagents and Catalysts
Kartheuser, B; Curtin, T; McCullagh, E; McMonagle, JB; Hodnett, BK
Key Engineering Materials

1992

Solid Materials as Reagents and Catalysts - Materials for Advanced Technology Applications.
Kartheuser, B; Curtin, T; McCullagh, E; McMonagle, JB; Hodnett, BK
Key Engineering Materials

1991

Rearrangement of Cyclohexanone Oxime to Caprolactam Over Solid Acid Catalysts.
Curtin T., McMonagle J.B., Hodnett B.K.
Studies In Surface Science And Catalysis DOI: 10.1016/S0167-2991(08)61162-3

1990

Conversion of Cyclohexanone Oxime into Caprolactam Over Solid Acid Catalysts
Curtin, T; McMonagle, JB; Hodnett, BK
Studies In Surface Science And Catalysis