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Dr. Lorraine Nagle graduated with a 1H degree in Chemistry from UCC in 1994 and was awarded the Reilly prize for Chemistry and title of Scholar of the University. As an undergraduate she worked in Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Nestle on Product Development. She performed postgraduate research into the active states of noble metals and the role they play in electrocatalysis under the direction of Prof. Declan Burke at UCC and graduated with a Ph.D. in 1998. She held the post of Chemistry Lecturer in UCC in 1998. Lorraine was awarded a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship on in-situ electrochemical STM at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society Berlin from 1998-2000. Lorraine performed Post-Doctoral research in the Nanochemistry group led by Prof. Donald Fitzmaurice in UCD from 2000-2003. In 2003 she was awarded an IRCSET Post-Doctoral fellowship at the NMRC and has held the post of Staff Researcher in Tyndall since 2007. Since then she was awarded funding from the EPA, CCAN, EI’s Commercialisation Fund, IRCSET and SFI. A ‘zero carbon emission’ micro fuel cell based on a direct borohydride fuel cell portable power sources was developed in the EPA-funded STRIVE fellowship as a clean, efficient decarbonised power source. Alternative carbon-free fuels including ammonia borane were also tested. In an EI Proof of Concept project she developed a novel platinum/carbon nanotube catalyst for a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) which was assembled in a complete micro DMFC in a follow-on EI Technology Development project. Lorraine was PI for a CCAN-funded feasibility project NPGOLD which demonstrated high activity at nanoporous gold for sensitive detection of volatile organic carbon analytes; methanol, ethanol, formic acid and trichloracetic acid and COD analytes; sodium oxalate, urea, nitrate, acetic acid and ethylenediamine. She is currently PI for CCAN projects NPSENSE with Biotector and Nanoflex and ENSOLVE with Aerogen as industry partners to fabricate nanoporous sensors. Lorraine was nominated for Enterprise Ireland’s ‘One to watch’ commercialization award. She is co-author on 2 patents and has 22 peer-reviewed publications on electrocatalysis, electroless deposition and on the creation of nanostructured materials and composites with unique catalytic properties and a high specific surface area that can be harnessed as catalysts and sensors.

Research Grants

Funder Start Date End Date Title Role
Enterprise Irl 01-JUN-05 31-DEC-06 EI "Micro Fuel Cell Catalysts" Principal Investigator
Environment Protection Agency (EPA) 01-OCT-07 30-JUN-12 EPA 'Zero Carbon Emission Microfuel Cell Design' Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-MAY-11 11-APR-12 Travel Support Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-OCT-11 31-DEC-15 Co-ordination Support. Principal Investigator
Tyndall National Institute 01-FEB-12 30-NOV-12 Evaluation of nanoporous gold as a sensor, catalyst and coating for implantable medical devices to meet industry-defined product needs. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-FEB-08 31-DEC-15 EI Silicon Integrated Micro Direct Methanol Fuel Cell as a Portable Low Power Course Principal Investigator
Science Foundation of Ireland 01-JAN-13 30-SEP-14 Design of ID Nanoporous PtNi nantublar catalysts for Oxygen reduction reaction in Fuel Cells Principal Investigator
Tyndall National Institute 01-DEC-14 31-DEC-16 CCAN"ENSOLVE" Electrochemical Nanosensor for Aerosolised Drug Delivery to the Lungs. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Ireland 01-DEC-13 28-JAN-15 CCAN 'NPSENSE': Nanoporous Electrochemical Sensors
Irish Research Council 30-JUN-03 30-JUN-05 IRCSET fellowship

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearJournalPublication
2012Solid State IonicsPorous alumina thin films on conductive substrates for templated 1-dimensional nanostructuring
Holubowitch, N.,Nagle, L. C.,Rohan, J. F. (2012) Porous alumina thin films on conductive substrates for templated 1-dimensional nanostructuring. : .
2011Journal of the Electrochemical SocietyNanoporous Gold catalyst for Direct Ammonia Borane Fuel Cell
L. Nagle and J. Rohan (2011) Nanoporous Gold catalyst for Direct Ammonia Borane Fuel Cell. : .
20063d Interconnection By Fib Assisted Pt Deposition and Electroless Nickel Deposition On The Sides and Edges of An I-Seed
Razeeb, KM, Nagle, L, Barton, J, Tassie, P, O'Flynn, B, Rohan, J, O'Mathuna, C; (2006) 3d Interconnection By Fib Assisted Pt Deposition and Electroless Nickel Deposition On The Sides and Edges of An I-Seed. : .
2005Chemistry of MaterialsDNA-templated assembly of conducting gold nanowires between gold electrodes on a silicon oxide substrate
Ongaro, A,Griffin, F,Beeeher, P,Nagle, L,Iacopino, D,Quinn, A,Redmond, G,Fitzmaurice, D; (2005) DNA-templated assembly of conducting gold nanowires between gold electrodes on a silicon oxide substrate. : . [Details]
2002Journal of Solid State ElectrochemistrySome unusual features of the electochemistry of silver in aqueous base
Nagle, L.C., Ahern, A.J., Burke, L.D.; (2002) Some unusual features of the electochemistry of silver in aqueous base. : .
2002Journal of Solid State ElectrochemistryElectrocatalysis at polycrystalline silver in base: an example of the complexity of surface active state behaviour
Ahern, A.J., Nagle, L.C., Burke, L.D.; (2002) Electrocatalysis at polycrystalline silver in base: an example of the complexity of surface active state behaviour. : .
2001Journal of Appled ElectrochemistrySuperativation of metal electrode surfaces and its relevance to COads oxidation at fuel cell anodes
Burke, L.D., Horgan, M.A., Hurley, L.M., Nagle, L.C. and O'Mullane, A.P.; (2001) Superativation of metal electrode surfaces and its relevance to COads oxidation at fuel cell anodes. : .
1999Journal of Electroanalytical ChemistryAnomalous electrochemical behaviour of palladium in aqueous solution.
Burke, L.D., Nagle, L.C.; (1999) Anomalous electrochemical behaviour of palladium in aqueous solution.. : .

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
1997Ext. Absts. of the Joint ECS/ISE Meeting (Paris)
Burke, L. D.; Nagle, L. C.; (1997) Ext. Absts. of the Joint ECS/ISE Meeting (Paris). : .
1996Extended Absts. of the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (Balatonfüred, Hungary)
Burke, L. D.; Nagle, L. C.; (1996) Extended Absts. of the 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry (Balatonfüred, Hungary). : .
1996Ext. Absts. of an Internat. Sym. On Electrochemical Microsystems Technologies (Grevenbroich, Germany)
Burke, L. D.; Collins, J. A.; Moran, J. M.; Nagle, L. C.; (1996) Ext. Absts. of an Internat. Sym. On Electrochemical Microsystems Technologies (Grevenbroich, Germany). : .
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