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Dr. Hugh Doyle

Centre : MicroNanoelectronics
Group : Nanotechnology
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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 nearly 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 encompass 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:

Keywords

Nanocrystal synthesis, material characterisation, silicon, germanium, carbon,  optoelectronic devices, nanotoxicology

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:

J. Mater. Chem. C, Part. Part. Syst. Charact., MRS Symp. Proc.

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Member of the Materials Research Society

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My publications

Dr. Doyle is the lead and co-author of over 30 publications, proceedings and book chapters, receiving 1,800 citations, with a h-index of 15. Recent publications: 

“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. 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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