Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Dr Aidan Fagan-Murphy

Aidan Fagan-Murphy

Dr Aidan Fagan-Murphy BSc, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Email: aidanfmurphy@rcsi.com

Biography
Aidan graduated from ITT Dublin in 2006, where he completed a degree in Applied Chemistry. His PhD entitled "Investigations into Polyoxometalate-based solid state materials" was awarded in 2010. Following this, Aidan was funded by EMBARC to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher specialising in Electrochemistry, under the supervision of Dr Timothy McCormac (Head of Research and Graduate Studies, DkIT). Aidan has also worked as a Research Fellow in the University of Brighton under Dr Bhavik Anil Patel (Leader in Clinical and Bioanalytical Chemistry at University of Brighton) through funding from the BBRSC and the EPSRC. His postdoctoral work in the University of Brighton centred on bio-compatible electroactive materials for medical devices and electrochemical sensors. Aidan is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher in RCSI, wherein he investigates pulmonary drug delivery for the treatment of tuberculosis, and biomaterials for trachea regeneration.

Research Interests
Electrochemistry
Sensor development
Materials Science
NMR
Nanomaterials
Nanotechnology
Analytical Chemistry

Publications
A. Fagan-Murphy, M. C. Allen, B. A. Patel. (2015). Chemically modified multiwall carbon nanotube composite electrodes: An assessment of fabrication strategies. Electrochimica Acta. 152: 249-254

A. Fagan-Murphy, B. A. Patel. (2014). Compressed multiwall carbon nanotube composite electrodes provide enhanced electroanalytical performance for determination of serotonin. Electrochimica Acta. 138:392-399

A. Fagan-Murphy, R. Whitby, B. A. Patel. (2013). Buckycolumn electrodes: a practical and improved alternative to conventional materials utilised for biological electrochemical monitoring. J. Mater. Chem. B, 1:4359-4363

L. E. Dube, B. A. Patel, A. Fagan-Murphy, R. R. Kothur, P. J. Cragg. (2013). Detection of clinically important cations by a pillar[5]arene-modified electrochemical sensor. Chemical Sensors, 3 (18):1

A. Fagan-Murphy, F. Watt, K. A. Morgan, B. A. Patel. (2012). Influence of different biological environments on the stability of serotonin detection on carbon-based electrodes. Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 684:1-5

C.Y. Lee, S.X. Gou, A. Fagan-Murphy, T. McCormac, J. Zhang, A. Bond, G.Zhu, C.L. Hill, Y.V. Geletii. (2012). Detailed Electrochemical Studies of the Tetraruthenium Polyoxometalate Water Oxidation Catalyst in Acidic Media: Identi?cation of an Extended Oxidation Series using Fourier Transformed Aternating Current Voltammetry. Inorg Chem. 51(21):11521-32

A. Fagan-Murphy and T. McCormac. (2011). Surface immobilisation of transition metal substituted Krebs type polyoxometalates, [X2W20M2O70(H2O)6]n- (X = Bi or Sb, M = Co2+ or Cu2+), by the layer by layer technique. Electrochimica Acta 56(28):10751-10761

A. Fagan-Murphy, S. Kataria, B.A. Patel. (2016). Electrochemical performance of multi-walled carbon nanotube composite electrodes is enhanced with larger diameters and reduced specific surface area. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 1-8