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Dr. Hugh Doyle

Centre : MicroNanoelectronics
Group : Nanotechnology
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My BIO

Research themes:
Dr. Hugh Doyle is a staff research scientist within the Nanotechnology Group at the Tyndall National Institute since 2000. A graduate of University College Dublin (B.Sc., 1994; Ph.D 1998) specialising in physical chemistry, he has 20 years’ experience in the synthesis, characterisation and manipulation of organic, metal and semiconductor nanostructures in application areas ranging from magnetic memory storage, information/communication technologies and chemical sensors. His current research interests lie in four main areas: 
  • Precision chemical synthesis, functionalisation and characterisation of tailored metal and semiconductor nanocrystals
  • Development of environmentally friendly synthetic and extraction methodologies for large-scale preparation of nanostructures
  • Incorporation of functionalised nanostructures into hybrid top-down/bottom-up optoelectronic devices
  • Assessment of the toxicity of nanoscale materials

Further details on specific research projects are available by following the links below: 

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Education:
Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin, 1998
B.Sc., Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin, 1994
Experience:
Dr. Doyle has extensive experience in the participation and management of research projects funded at national level under the Higher Education Authority Programmes for Research in Third-Level Institutions and the National Access Programme, and at international level under the EU Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes, including COMMONSENSE (FP7 SEC) - Development of a Common Sensor Platform for the Detection of IED  "Bomb Factories", SNAPSUN (FP7 NMP) - Semiconductor Nanomaterial for Advanced Photovoltaic Solar cells using New concept of nanocrystal and conductive host, FUNMOL (FP7 NMP) - Multi-scale Formation of Functional Nanocrystal-Molecule Assemblies and Architectures, and DETEX (FP6 NMP) - Development of a “Tandem” Chemosensor System based on both Highly Selective and Highly Sensitive Innovative Materials: Application to Ultra-Trace Detection of Explosives. 
Peer reviewers for journals:
Acc. Chem. Res.
J. Mater. Chem. C
MRS Symp. Proc.
Nanoscale 
Part. Part. Syst. Charact.
Small
Miscellaneous:
Keywords: Nanocrystal synthesis, material characterisation, silicon, germanium, carbon, optoelectronic devices, sensors, nanotoxicology

My publications

Dr. Doyle is the lead and co-author of numerous publications, proceedings and book chapters, receiving 1,800 citations, with a h-index of 15. A complete list of publications is available on the following databases:

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Recent publications: 

“Size controlled synthesis of carbon quantum dots using hydride reducing agents” Linehan, K.; Doyle, H. J. Mater. Chem. C2014, 2, 6025 - 6031. link

“Size and Emission Color Tuning in Solution Phase Synthesis of Highly Luminescent Germanium Nanocrystals” Carolan, D. P.; Doyle, H. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 3562 – 3568. link

“Solution reduction synthesis of amine terminated carbon quantum dots” Linehan, K.; Doyle, H. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 12094 - 12097. link

“Proteomic evaluation of citrate-coated silver nanoparticles toxicity in Daphnia magna” Rainville, L.–C.; Carolan, D.; Doyle, H.; Sheehan, D. Analyst  2014, 139, 1678 - 1686. link

“A bottom-up fabrication method for the production of visible light active photonic crystals” Padmanabhan, S.; Linehan, K.; O'Brien, S.; Kassim, S.; Doyle, H.; Povey, I.; Schmidt, M.; Pemble, M. E. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 1675. link

“Efficient one-pot synthesis of highly monodisperse carbon quantum dots” Linehan, K.; Doyle, H. RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 18-21. link

“Size Controlled Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals using Cationic Surfactant Templates” Linehan, K.; Doyle, H. Small 201410, 584–590. link

“Synthesis and Compositional Control of Size Monodisperse SixGe1-x Nanocrystals for Optoelectronic Applications” Linehan, K.; Carolan, D.; Ó Sé, D.; Doyle, H. MRS Symp. Proc. 2013, 1551, mrss13-1551-r02-03. link

“Size Controlled Synthesis of Silicon Nanocrystals within Inverse Micelles” Linehan, K.; Doyle, H. MRS Symp. Proc. 2013, 1546, mrss13-1546-l06-48. link

“Silicon nanocrystals: Novel synthesis routes for photovoltaic applications” Perraud, S.; Quesnel, E.; Parola, S.; Barbe, J.; Muffato, V.; Faucherand, P.; Morin, C.; Jarolimek, K.; Van Swaaij, R. A. C. M. M.; Zeman, M.; Richards, S.; Kingsley, A.; Doyle, H.; Linehan, K.; O'Brien, S.; Povey, I. M.; Pemble, M. E.; Xie, L.; Leifer, K.; Makasheva, K.; Despax, B. Phys. Status Solidi A 2013, 210, 649-657. link

“Gold Nanoparticles and Oxidative Stress in the Blue Mussel, Mytilus edulis” Tedesco, S.; Doyle, H.; Iacopino, D.; O’Donovan, I.; Keane, S.; Sheehan, D. In Oxidative Stress and Nanotechnology: Methods and Protocols; Armstrong, D.; Bharali, D. J., Eds.; Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 1028; Humana Press: New York, 2013. link

“Effect of Nanoparticles on Ferroelectric and Electrical Properties of Novel PMNT Thin-Films” Chen, W.; McCarthy, K. G.; Copuroglu, M.; Doyle, H.; Malic, B.; Kuznik, B.; Kosec, M.; O'Brien, S.; Winfield, R.; Mathewson, A. Thin Solid Films 2011, 519, 5800-5803. link

“Evaluation of process parameters and nanoparticle seeding of sol‐gel derived lead‐magnesium‐niobium titanate thin films” Copuroglu, M.; O’Brien, S.; Malic, B.; Kuznik, B.;  Kosec, M.; Zhu, X. H.; Defay, E.; Doyle, H.; Winfield, R. Adv. Appl. Ceram. 2011, 110, 490-495. link

“Oxidative stress and toxicity of gold nanoparticles in Mytilus edulis” Tedesco, S.; Doyle, H.; Blasco, J.; Redmond, G.; Sheehan, D. Aquat. Toxicol. 2010, 100, 178-186. link

"Exposure of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, to gold nanoparticles and the pro-oxidant menadione" Tedesco, S.; Doyle, H.; Blasco, J.; Redmond, G. & Sheehan, D. Comp Biochem Physiol C: Toxicol Pharmacol. 2010, 151, 167-174. link


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