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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 Chapters

2010

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 pp. 447-464
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.,
(2007) Removal of Organic Compounds from Waste Streams
In Water Resources Management IV; Southampton UK : WIT Press pp. 447-456

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:
(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 pp. 7-12

2005

Selective Catalytic Recduction of NO
Curtin, T
(2005) Selective Catalytic Recduction of NO
In Environmental Catalysis; pp. 197-210

1990

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; pp. 531-

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

The influence of metal selection on catalyst activity for the liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol
O'Driscoll, A,Leahy, JJ,Curtin, T
(2017) The influence of metal selection on catalyst activity for the liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural to furfuryl alcohol
In Catalysis Today; pp. 194-201
DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2016.06.013

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
(2017) Flue-gas and direct-air capture of CO2 by porous metal-organic materials
In Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences;
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2016.0025

2016

CO2 Sorption Performance by Aminosilane Functionalized Spheres Prepared via Co-Condensation and Post-Synthesis Methods
Madden, D,Curtin, T,Hanrahan, JP,Tobin, J
(2016) CO2 Sorption Performance by Aminosilane Functionalized Spheres Prepared via Co-Condensation and Post-Synthesis Methods
In Aiche Journal; pp. 2825-2832
DOI: 10.1002/aic.15253

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
(2016) A bimetallic catalyst on a dual component support for low temperature total methane oxidation
In Applied Catalysis B-Environmental; pp. 408-418
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
(2016) Hydrogenation of Furfural with a Pt-Sn Catalyst: The Suitability to Sustainable Industrial Application
In Organic Process Research & Development; pp. 1917-1929
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.6b00228

2016

Carbon dioxide capture with amino-functionalised zeolite-beta: A temperature programmed desorption study under dry and humid conditions
Madden, D,Curtin, T
(2016) Carbon dioxide capture with amino-functionalised zeolite-beta: A temperature programmed desorption study under dry and humid conditions
In Microporous And Mesoporous Materials; pp. 310-317
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2016.03.041

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
(2015) Direct Air Capture of CO2 by Physisorbent Materials
In Angewandte Chemie-International Edition; pp. 14372-14377
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506952

2014

Influence of Cation-Exchanged Copper on the Adsorption of Phenol onto Zeolite Beta
Smart, D,Curtin, T,O'Dwyer, TF
(2014) Influence of Cation-Exchanged Copper on the Adsorption of Phenol onto Zeolite Beta
In Adsorption Science & Technology; pp. 635-646
DOI: 10.1260/0263-6174.32.8.635

2014

Hydrogenation of sunflower oil over Pt-Ni bimetallic supported catalysts: Preparation, characterization and catalytic activity
McArdle, S; Leahy, JJ; Curtin, T; Tanner, D
(2014) Hydrogenation of sunflower oil over Pt-Ni bimetallic supported catalysts: Preparation, characterization and catalytic activity
In Applied Catalysis A : General; Amsterdam, Netherlands : pp. 76-86
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.08.033

2014

Synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates-based materials using
K. O'Malley, A. Gil, T. Curtin
(2014) Synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates-based materials using
In Microporous And Mesoporous Materials; pp. 48-58
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
(2014) Hydrogenation of sunflower oil over Pt–Ni bimetallic supported
In Applied Catalysis A : General; pp. 78-86
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcata.2013.08.033

2014

Synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates-based materials using various copolymers as templates
O'Malley, K,Gil, A,Curtin, T
(2014) Synthesis of mesoporous aluminophosphates-based materials using various copolymers as templates
In Microporous And Mesoporous Materials; pp. 48-58
DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2014.02.038

2013

Gibbsite scaling on polymer surfaces
Enright, EP,Curtin, T,Haines, J,Stanton, KT
(2013) Gibbsite scaling on polymer surfaces
In Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applications; pp. 196-207
DOI: 10.1177/1464420712461220

2012

The influence of surface roughness on gibbsite scale development on steel
Enright, E,Curtin, T,Haines, J,Stanton, KT
(2012) The influence of surface roughness on gibbsite scale development on steel
In Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part L-Journal Of Materials-Design And Applications; pp. 61-71
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
(2010) Recent Advances in the Preparation and Application of Mesoporous Aluminophosphate-Based Materials
In Pillared Clays And Related Catalysts; pp. 447-463
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6670-4_15

2009

The selective oxidation of ammonia using copper-based catalysts: The effects of water
Lenihan, S; Curtin, T
(2009) The selective oxidation of ammonia using copper-based catalysts: The effects of water
In Catalysis Today; pp. 85-89
DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2008.06.017

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
(2006) In situ XPS study of Pd(111) oxidation at elevated pressure, Part 2: Palladium oxidation in the 10(-1) mbar range
In Surface Science; pp. 2980-2989
DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2006.05.029

2005

An investigation into the adsorption of aniline from aqueous solution using H-beta zeolites and copper-exchanged beta zeolites
O'Brien, J; Curtin, T; O'Dwyer, TF
(2005) An investigation into the adsorption of aniline from aqueous solution using H-beta zeolites and copper-exchanged beta zeolites
In Adsorption Science & Technology; pp. 255-266
DOI: 10.1260/0263617054353582

2003

Copper exchanged beta zeolites for the catalytic oxidation of ammonia
Curtin, T; Lenihan, S
(2003) Copper exchanged beta zeolites for the catalytic oxidation of ammonia
In Chemical Communications; pp. 1280-1281
DOI: 10.1039/b301894f

1997

The effect of Pretreatments on Different Copper Exchanged ZSM-5 for the decomposition of NO
Curtin, T; Grange, P; Delmon, B
(1997) The effect of Pretreatments on Different Copper Exchanged ZSM-5 for the decomposition of NO
In Catalysis Today; pp. 57-64

1997

The direct decomposition of nitric monoxide
Curtin, T; Grange, P; Delmon, B
(1997) The direct decomposition of nitric monoxide
In Catalysis Today; pp. 121-107