Dr Vladimir Lobaskin (School of Physics) is acting as coordinator and lead PI of an international research project aiming to develop innovative methods of assessment of the health and safety risks associated with engineered nanomaterials. The project team, which includes 11 partners from 8 European countries and Canada, will perform a range of tests – biological and computational – to identify the adverse outcomes caused by nanoparticles entering the human respiratory system.
UCD Researcher Features on ACS Front Page (13/05/2016)
In this paper, featured on the cover of the February 2016 issue of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Antonio Benedetto (Adjunct Research Fellow at the UCD School of Physics and Marie-Curie Fellow at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland) and Pietro Ballone (Italian Institute of Technology) briefly review experimental and computational studies of room temperature ionic liquids interacting with important classes of biomolecules, including phospholipids, peptides and proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates. Their study is set to open new avenues of discovery and applications in biochemistry, biomedicine and pharmacology, food science and nanotechnology.
The work by the UCD Condensed Matter Theory Group (R.V. Hügli and H.B. Braun) on Emergent magnetic monopoles and associated Dirac strings in artificial kagome spin ice published in 2011 Nature Physics and featured on its Cover Page has reached the acclaimed ISI Highly Cited Status. This places that year’s publication into the top 1% of their field worldwide.