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Eoin Casey

School of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering

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Biography

Eoin Casey was awarded the BE (Chemical) and PhD degrees from University College Dublin in 1994 and 1999 respectively. He spent one year as a research assistant in the Bioprocess Engineering research group in TU Vienna between 1994 and 1995. He spent three years (1999 to 2002) working in and R&D role at Scale-up Systems Ltd, where he was responsible for consultancy projects for clients in the biotechnology industry. In 2002 he was appointed as a lecturer in the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering and is currently Professor & Head of School.



Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: NovaUCD 2015 Innovation Award.
Year: 2015.
Title: KTI Spin-Out Company Impact Award
Year: 2014.
Title: Overall Excellence in Intellectual Property Award at the Intellectual Property (IP) Awards
Year: 2014.
Title: Innovation of the year at the 2014 Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards
Year: 2014.
Title: Fellow of the IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers)
Year: 2013.
Title: Innovation of the Year at the Irish Lab Awards
Year: 2011.
Title: European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
Year: 2003.
Title: UCD Presidents Research Award
Year: 1994.
Title: Austrian Ministry of Science and Research scholarship
Year: 1995.
Title: Kerr McGee Research scholarship

Associations

Association: European Membrane Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institution of Chemical Engineers, Function/Role: Fellow
Association: International Water Association, Function/Role: Member

Patents

Patent EP Patent 2,361,367 : Determining biofilm thickness in a membrane supported biofilm reactor
   

Conference Contributions

R. Heffernan, O. Habimana, A.J.C. Semião, A. Safari and E. Casey (2014) Trapped in the matrix: the impact of Natural Organic Matter fouling on bacterial adhesion under full-scale Nanofiltration processes. [Oral Presentation], Biofilms 6, Vienna, Austria , 11-MAY-14 - 13-MAY-14.
E Casey (2014) Innovation in the use of energy in wastewater treatment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on wastewater policy in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 08-MAY-14 - 08-MAY-14.
E Casey (2012) Gas permeable PDMS membranes for bubbleless aeration in wastewater treatment. [Oral Presentation], Aachener Membran Kolloquium, Aachen Germany , 07-NOV-12 - 08-NOV-12.
Heffernan, H., Murphy, C. and Casey, E.; (2006) Degradation of fluorinated xenobiotics in a Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm. [Poster Presentation], Biofilm Systems VI, Amsterdam , 24-SEP-06 - 27-SEP-06.
Heffernan, H., Murphy, C. and Casey, E.; (2007) Investigation of the effect of 2-fluorobenzoate on respiratory location in a stratified Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm. [Poster Presentation], 4th ASM Conference on Biofilms, Quebec City, Canada , 25-MAR-07 - 29-MAR-07.
Eoin Casey, Eoin Syron, John Shanahan, Michael Semmens; (2008) Comparative economic analysis of full scale MABR configurations. [Invited Oral Presentation], North American Membrane Research Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA , 12-AUG-08 - 13-AUG-08.
Eoin Casey, Eoin Syron; (2008) Comparative economic analysis of MBRs a preliminary study. [Invited Oral Presentation], Membrane bioreactors, Cork, Ireland , 22-JAN-08 - 22-JAN-08.
E Casey; (2007) A scale-down approach for the investigation of biofilm systems. [Invited Oral Presentation], SGM Symposium: biofilms, Limerick, Ireland , 19-APR-07 - 20-APR-07.
Barton, K., Irdam, E., Casey, E., Hannon, J., Hearn, S.; (2001) Methodology for Characterization of Reaction Systems and Scale-up Based on Lab Data and Dynamic Simulation. [Invited Oral Presentation], North American Mixing Forum: 18th Biennial Conference on Mixing, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, USA , 24-JUN-01 - 29-JUN-01.
E Casey; (2001) Methodology for scale-up of organic synthesis steps: a lesson from industry. [Poster Presentation], ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA , 28-JUL-01 - 28-JUL-01.
E Casey; (2000) Computational Fluid Dynamics: Physics and Deployment Needs. [Oral Presentation], Chemical Reaction Engineering VII, Québec, Canada , 06-AUG-00 - 11-AUG-00.
E Casey; (2000) The uses of Computational Fluid Dynamics in developing practical solutions to improving the quality of reservoir waters. [Invited Oral Presentation], Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) meeting on reservoir management, Warrington, UK , 15-MAR-00 - 15-MAR-00.
Casey, E., Hannon, J, Hearn, S; (2000) Simulation of Mixing and Reaction Processes in Pipes and Channels. [Invited Oral Presentation], IChemE Subject Group Symposium on Fluid Mixing Processes, University of Leeds, UK , 10-MAY-00 - 10-MAY-00.
Casey, E; (1998) The membrane aerated biofilm reactor. [Oral Presentation], International Symposium of the International Society for Environmental Biotechnology,, Belfast , 15-JUN-98.

Committees

Committee : UCD Engineering Building committee (2003 to 2006)
Committee : Engineering Marks and Standards Working Group (2002-2005)

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Professor (2012-present)
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Senior Lecturer (2008 to 2012)
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer (2002 to 2008)
Employer: Scale-up systems Ltd (1999 to 2002)
Position: Senior Engineer
Employer: TU Vienna
Position: Research Assistant (Bioprocess Engineering Research Group) (1994 to 1995)

Education

Year 1999 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1994 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BE Subject:
       

Other Activities

External Examiner for PhD thesis, TU Denmark (2009)
External Examiner for D. Phil thesis, Queens University, Belfast (2003)
External Examiner for M Sc thesis, Dublin City University (2002)
Reviewer for the journals: Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Water Research, Journal of Membrane Science, Biotechnology Progress (2002-present)
Evaluation Committe for Enterprise Ireland Commecialisation Fund (2004)

 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Syron, E., Casey. E. (2013) 'Membrane aerated biofilm reactors' In: Eric M. Hoek, E.M., Tarabara, V (eds). Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology. USA: Wiley. Available Online [Details]
Syron, E, Casey, E (2014) 'Membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment' In: Anil Kumar Pabby, Ana Maria Sastre, and Syed S.H. Rizvi (eds) (eds). Handbook of Membrane Separations: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnological Applications, second edition. USA: CRC Press. [Details]
E Casey; (2008) 'Membrane bioreactors' In: Anil Kumar Pabby, Ana Maria Sastre, and Syed S.H. Rizvi (eds). Handbook of Membrane Separations: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnological Applications. USA: CRC Press. , pp.1007-1022 Available Online [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

O. Habimana and R. Heffernan and E. Casey (2017) 'Nanofiltration-induced cell death: An integral perspective of early stage biofouling under permeate flux conditions'. Journal of Membrane Science, 541 :93-100. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Ciara K. McDonnell and Paul Allen and Gearoid Duane and Charlotte Morin and Eoin Casey and James G. Lyng (2018) 'One-directional modelling to assess the mechanistic actions of power ultrasound on NaCl diffusion in pork'. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 40 :206-212. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Cao H, Habimana O;Safari A;Heffernan R;Dai Y;Casey E (2017) 'Revealing region-specific biofilm viscoelastic properties by means of a micro-rheological approach'. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 2 . [DOI] [Details]
Choudhari S, Habimana O, Hannon J, Allen A, Cummins E, Casey E (2017) 'Dynamics of silver elution from functionalised antimicrobial nanofiltration membranes'. Biofouling, 33 (6):520-529. [Details]
Choi SY, Habimana O;Flood P;Reynaud EG;Rodriguez BJ;Zhang N;Casey E;Gilchrist MD (2016) 'Material- and feature-dependent effects on cell adhesion to micro injection moulded medical polymers'. Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 145 :46-54. [DOI] [Details]
Huayu Cao, Olivier Habimana, Ashkan Safari, Rory Heffernan, YIhong Dai, Eoin Casey (2016) 'Revealing region-specific biofilm viscoelastic properties by means of a microrheological approach'. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 2 . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Fatemeh Kavousi, Eoin Syron, Michael Semmens, Eoin Casey (2016) 'Hydrodynamics and gas transfer performance of confined hollow fibre membrane modules with the aid of computational fluid dynamics'. Journal of Membrane Science, 513 :117-128. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
SM Kelleher, O Habimana, J Lawler, B O¿Reilly, S Daniels, E Casey, A Cowley (2015) 'Cicada Wing Surface Topography: An Investigation into the Bactericidal Properties of Nanostructural Features'. ACS applied materials & interfaces, . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
M Zanoni, O Habimana, J Amadio, E Casey (2016) 'Antifouling activity of enzyme‐functionalized silica nanobeads. Biotechnology and Bioengineering'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 113 :501-512. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
A Safari, Z Tukovic, P Cardiff, M Walter, E Casey, A Ivankovic (2015) 'Interfacial separation of a mature biofilm from a glass surface- A combined experimental and cohesive zone modelling approach'. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
A Safari, Z Tukovic, M Walter, E Casey, A Ivankovic (2015) 'Mechanical properties of a mature biofilm from a wastewater system: from microscale to macroscale level'. Biofouling, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Allen, A, Semião, AJC, Habimana, O, Heffernan, R, Safari, A, Casey, A. (2015) 'Nanofiltration and Reverse osmosis surface topographical heterogeneities: do they matter for initial bacterial adhesion?'. Journal of Membrane Science, 486 :10-20. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Gazzola, G; Habimana, O; Murphy, C; Casey. E (2015) 'Comparison of biomass detachment from two different Pseudomonas spp. biofilms under constant shear conditions'. Biofouling, 31 (1):13-18. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Syron, E, Semmens, MJ, Casey, E (2015) 'Performance analysis of a pilot-scale membrane aerated biofilm reactor for the treatment of landfill leachate'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 273 :120-129. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Davis R, Duane G, Kenny ST, Cerrone F, Guzik MW, Babu RP, Casey E, O'connor, KE (2015) 'High cell density cultivation of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 using glucose without the need for oxygen enriched air supply'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112 :725-733. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Cao, H., Habimana, O, Semião, A.J.C., Allen, A, Heffernan, R, Casey, E (2015) 'Understanding particle deposition kinetics on NF membranes: a focus on micro-beads & membrane interactions at different environmental conditions'. Journal of Membrane Science, 475 :367-375. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Quinn, L; Dempsey, R; Casey E; Kane , A; Murphy, C (2015) 'Production of drug metabolites by immobilised Cunninghamella elegans: from screening to scale-up'. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 42 :799-806. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Heffernan, R., Habimana, O., Semião, A.J.C., Cao, H., Safari, A., Casey, E (2014) 'A physical impact of organic fouling layers on bacterial adhesion during nanofiltration'. Water Research, 67 :118-128. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Habimana, O, Semião, A.J.C., Casey, E (2014) 'Upon impact: the fate of adhering Pseudomonas fluorescens cells during Nanofiltration'. Environmental Science and Technology, 48 :9641-9650. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Habimana, O, Semião, A.J.C., and Casey, E (2014) 'The role of cell-surface interactions in bacterial initial adhesion and consequent biofilm formation on nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membranes'. Journal of Membrane Science, 454 :82-96. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Safari, A, Habimana, O, Allen, A, Casey, E (2014) 'The significance of calcium ions on Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilms: a structural, and mechanical study'. Biofouling, 30 :859-869. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Semião, A.J.C., Habimana, O, Casey, E (2014) 'Bacterial adhesion onto nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes: effect of permeate flux'. Water Research, 63 :296-305. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Guzik MW, Kenny ST, Duane GF, Casey E, Woods T, Babu RP, Nikodinovic-Runic J, Murray M, O¿Connor KE (2014) 'Conversion of post consumer polyethylene to the biodegradable polymer polyhydroxyalkanoate'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98 :4223-4232. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Cerrone F, Duane G, Casey E, Davis R, Belton I, Kenny ST, Guzik MW, Woods T, Babu RP, O'Connor K. (2014) 'Fed-batch strategies using butyrate for high cell density cultivation of Pseudomonas putida and its use as a biocatalyst'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98 :9217-9228. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Winn, M; Habimana, O; Casey, E; Murphy, C (2014) 'Characterisitics of Streptomyces griseus biofilms in continuous flow tubular reactors'. FEMS MICROBIOL LETT, 352 :157-164. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Guzik MW, Narancic T, Ilic-Tomic T, Vojnovic S, Kenny ST, Casey WT, Duane GF, Casey E, Woods T, Babu RP, Nikodinovic-Runic J, O'Connor KE (2014) 'Identification and characterisation of an acyl-CoA dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas putida KT2440 that shows preference towards medium to long chain fatty acids'. Microbiology, . [Details]
Heffernan, R, Semião, AJC, Desmond, P, Cao, H, Safari, A. Habimana, O, Casey, E (2013) 'Disinfection of a Polyamide Nanofiltration Membrane using Ethanol'. Journal of Membrane Science, 448 :170-179. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Davis R, Kataria R, Cerrone F, Woods T, Kenny S, O'Donovan A, Guzik M, Shaikh H, Duane G, Gupta VK, Tuohy MG, Padamatti RB, Casey E, O'Connor KE (2013) 'Conversion of grass biomass into fermentable sugars and its utilization for medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) production by Pseudomonas strains'. Bioresource Technology, 150C :202-209. [DOI] [Details]
Cerrone F, Choudhari SK, Davis R, Cysneiros D, O'Flaherty V, Duane G, Casey E, Guzik MW, Kenny ST, Babu RP, O'Connor K (2013) 'Medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) production from volatile fatty acids derived from the anaerobic digestion of grass'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98 :611-620. [DOI] [Details]
Walter, M., Safari, A., Ivankovic, A., Casey, E (2013) 'Detachment characteristics of a mixed culture biofilm using particle size analysis'. Chemical Engineering Journal, 228 :1140-1147. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Semião, A.J.C., Habimana, O.,Cao, H., Heffernan, R., Safari, A., Casey, E (2013) 'The importance of laboratory water quality for studying initial bacterial adhesion during NF filtration processes'. Water Research, 47 (8):2909-2920. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Amadio, J; Casey, E; Murphy, CD (2013) 'Filamentous fungal biofilm for production of human drug metabolites'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97 (13):5955-5963. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Djokic, L, Narancic, T., Biocanin, M, Saljnikov, E, Casey, E. Vasiljevic, B, Nikodinovic-Runic, J. (2013) 'Phenol removal from four different natural soil types by Bacillus sp. PS11'. Applied Soil Ecology, 70 :1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Ö Hanay, E Taşkan, B Yıldız, H Hasar, E Casey (2014) 'Gas/substrate fluxes and microbial community in phenol biodegradation using an O2‐based membrane biofilm reactor'. CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, 42 :36-42. [DOI] [Details]
Murphy, CD; Casey,E (2013) 'Biofilm-catalysed transformation of organofluorine compounds'. Chimica Oggi-Chemistry Today, 31 (3):6-10. [Details]
McDonnell, C.K., Allen, P., Duggan, E., Arimi, J.M., Casey, E., Duane, G. & Lyng, J.G (2013) 'The effect of salt and fibre direction on water dynamics, distribution and mobility in pork muscle: A low field NMR study'. Meat Science, 95 :51-58. [DOI] [Details]
Cotter JJ, Maguire P, Soberon F, Daniels S, O'Gara JP, Casey E.; (2011) 'Disinfection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms using a remote non-thermal gas plasma'. Journal of Hospital Infection, 78 (3):204-207. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Nikodinovic-Runic, J, Casey, E, Duane, G.F., Mitic, D., Hume, A.R., Kenny, S.T., O'Connor, K.E., ; (2011) 'Process analysis of the conversion of styrene to biomass and medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) in a two-phase bioreactor'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, . Available Online [Details]
Misiak, K., Casey, E. and Murphy, CD; (2011) 'Factors influencing 4-fluorobenzoate degradation in biofilm cultures of Pseudomonas knackmussii B-13'. Water Research, 45 (11):3512-3520. Available Online [Details]
M Barrett, D O'Grady,E Casey, B Glennon; (2011) 'Role of Meso-Mixing in Anti-Solvent Crystallization Processes'. Chemical Engineering Science, . Available Online [Details]
Cotter JJ, O'Gara JP, Stewart PS, Pitts B, Casey E.; (2010) 'Characterization of a modified rotating disk reactor for the cultivation of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm'. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109 (6):2105-2117. Available Online [Details]
Heffernan, B., Murphy, C., Syron, E. and Casey, E.; (2009) 'Treatment of fluoroacetate by a Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm grown in a membrane aerated biofilm reactor'. Environmental Science and Technology, 43 :6776-6785. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Cotter, J.J., O'Gara, J. P. and E. Casey; (2009) 'Rapid depletion of dissolved oxygen in 96 well microtitre plate Staphylococcus epidermidis0 biofilm assays promotes biofilm development and is influenced by inoculum cell concentration'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 103 (5):1042-1047. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Heffernan,B ., Murphy, C. and Casey, E.; (2009) 'Comparative performance of planktonic and biofilm cultures of Pseudomonas fluorescens DSM 8341 grown on fluoroacetate'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75 (9):2899-2907. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Syron, E., Kelly, H., Casey, E.; (2009) 'Studies on the effect of concentration of a self-inhibitory substrate on biofilm reaction rate under co-diffusion and counter diffusion configurations'. Journal of Membrane Science, 335 (1):76-82. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Cotter, J.J., O'Gara, J.P., Mack, D., Casey, E.; (2009) 'Oxygen-mediated regulation of biofilm development is controlled by the alternative sigma factor sigma(B) in Staphylococcus epidermidis0'. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75 (1):261-264. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Syron, E., Casey, E.; (2008) 'Membrane aerated biofilms for high rate biotreatment: performance appraisal, engineering principles, scale-up and development requirements'. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (6):1833-1844. Available Online [Details]
Syron, E., Casey, E.; (2008) 'Model-based comparative performance analysis of membrane aerated biofilm reactor configurations'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 99 (6):1361-1373. Available Online [Details]
Casey E; (2007) 'Tracer measurements reveal experimental evidence of biofilm consolidation'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 98 (4):913-918. Available Online [Details]
D. O'Grady, M. Barrett, E. Casey and B. Glennon; (2007) 'The Effect of Mixing on the Metastable Zone Width and Nucleation Kinetics in the Anti-Solvent Crystallization of Benzoic Acid'. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Transactions, 85 (A7):945-952. Available Online [Details]
Faulkner, E; Barrett, M; Okor, S; Kieran, P; Casey, E; Paradisi, F; Engel, P; Glennon, B; ; (2006) 'Use of fed-batch cultivation for achieving high cell densities for the pilot-scale production of a recombinant protein (phenylalanine dehydrogenase) in Escherichia coli'. Biotechnology Progress, 22 (3):889-897. Available Online [Details]
Rishell, S., Casey, E., Glennon, B. and G. Hamer; (2004) 'Characteristics of a Methanotrophic Culture in a Membrane-Aerated Biofilm Reactor'. Biotechnology Progress, 20 (4):1082-1090. Available Online [Details]
Rishell, S; Casey, E; Glennon, B; Hamer, G; ; (2004) 'Mass transfer analysis of a membrane aerated reactor'. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 18 (3):159-167. [Details]
E. Casey, S. Rishell, B. Glennon and G. Hamer; (2004) 'Engineering aspects of a mixed methanotrophic culture in a membrane-aerated biofilm reactor'. Water Science Technology, 49 (11-12):255-262. [Details]
Casey, E., B. Glennon and G. Hamer; (2000) 'Biofilm Development in a Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor: Effect of Flow Velocity on Performance'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 67 (4):476-486. Link to full text [Details]
Casey, E., B. Glennon and G. Hamer; (2000) 'Biofilm Development in a Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor: Effect of Intra-Membrane Oxygen Pressure on Performance'. Bioprocess Engineering, 23 (5):457-465. [Details]
Casey, E., B. Glennon and G. Hamer; (1999) 'Oxygen Mass Transfer Characteristics in a Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor'. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 62 (2):183-192. [Details]
Casey, E., B. Glennon and G. Hamer; (1999) 'Review of Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactors'. Resources, Conservation and Recyclcing, 27 (1-2):203-215. [Details]

Other Journals

O'Grady, D., Barrett, M., Casey, E.., Glennon, B.; (2006) 'The PAT toolbox for production scale-crystallization' Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 6 (5) :44-47. Available Online [Details]

Conference Publications

F Kavousi, M Semmens, E Syron, E Casey (2015) Experimental and numerical study of mass transfer and hydrodynamic performance of confined hollow fiber membrane modules EuroMembranes Aachen, Germany, [Details]
E Casey (2015) Towards energy-neutral wastewater treatment 5th Oxford Membrane & Water Research event Oxford, [Details]
O. Habimana, R. Heffernan, A.J.C. Semião, A. Safari and E. Casey (2014) Trapped in the matrix: the impact of Natural Organic Matter fouling on bacterial adhesion under full-scale Nanofiltration processes Biofilms 6 Vienna, Austria, , 11-MAY-14 - 13-MAY-14 [Details]
Eoin Syron, Pete Vale & Eoin Casey (2014) Where Did The Bubbles Go? How To Reduce The Energy Requirements For Municipal Wastewater Treatment International Water Association Leading Edge Technology Conference 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE, , 26-MAY-14 - 30-MAY-14 [Details]
Heffernan, R, Semiao, AJC, Desmond, P, Cao, H, Safari, A, Habimana, O, Casey (2013) Ethanol as a method of disinfecting nanofiltration membranes Engineering With Membranes, (EWM2013), Saint Pierre d'Oléron, France Saint Pierre d'Oléron, France, , 03-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13 [Details]
O. Habimana, A.J.C. Semião, H. Cao, R. Heffernan, G. Gazzola, A. Safari, E. Casey. (2012) When cell meets membrane: a closer look at early stage biofouling during nanofiltration processes Biofilms 5 Paris, france, , 10-DEC-12 - 12-DEC-12 [Details]
E. Syron, E. Casey (2012) Performance of a Pilot Scale Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor for the Treatment of Landfill Leachate Annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Pittsburgh, USA, , 28-OCT-12 - 02-NOV-12 [Details]
E. Syron, E. Casey (2012) Gas permeable PDMS membranes for bubbleless aeration in wastewater treatment Aachener Membran Kolloquium aachen, germany, , 07-NOV-12 - 08-NOV-12 [Details]
Allen, A. Semião, AJC, Habimana,O, Casey, E (2013) influence of surface microtopography of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes on bacterial adhesion Engineering With Membranes, (EWM2013), Saint Pierre d'Oléron, France Saint Pierre d'Oléron, France, , 03-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13 [Details]
Syron. E., Wright, P., MacMahon , P, Casey, E (2013) Effect of Biofilm control on Nitrification in a Membrane Aerated Biofilm 9th IWA Biofilm Reactors Conference Paris, france, , 28-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13 [Details]
A.J.C. Semiao, G. Gazzola, O. Habimana, R. Heffernan, C. Murphy, E. Casey (2012) Understanding the mechanisms of biofouling on nanofiltration membranes: effect of the biofilm structure on solute removal EUROMEMBRANE 2012 Conference, London [Details]
O'Grady, D; Barrett, M; Casey, E; Glennon, B (2012) The Role of Meso-Mixing in Anti-Solvent Crystallization Processes 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting [Details]
E. Syron, E. Casey (2012) Performance of a pilot scale membrane aerated biofilm reactor for the treatment of landfill leachate Euromembranes conference , London [Details]
Guzik M, Duane G, Kenny S, Casey E, O'Connor K (2011) Mathematical modelling of the bioprocess for PHA production European Congress of Applied Biotechnology Berlin, , 25-SEP-11 - 29-SEP-11 [Details]
Katarzyna Misiak, Eoin Casey, Cormac Murphy; (2008) Biodegradation of fluorobenzoate using a Pseudomonas sp. B13 biofilm Society for General Microbiology 163rd Meeting , 08-SEP-08 - 11-SEP-08 [Details]
Eoin Casey, Eoin Syron, John Shanahan, Michael Semmens; (2008) Comparative economic analysis of full scale MABR configurations North American Membrane Research Conference University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, , 12-AUG-08 - 13-AUG-08 Link to full text [Details]
Safari. A., Karac, A., Walter, M., Casey, E, Ivankovic, A; (2008) A two-phase flow model of biofilm detachment 31st Annual Meeting of The Adhesion Society Austin, TX. USA, [Details]
M. Barrett, E. Casey, B. Glennon ; (2007) The Impact Of Mixing Times Scales And Process Parameters On The Optimisation And Scale Up Of Anti-Solvent Addition Crystallizations AIChE Annual meeting Salt Lake City, USA, [Details]
Safari, A., Casey, E., Ivankovic, A.; (2007) A Fluid-Structure Interaction Approach to the Investigation of Detachment from Bacterial Biofilms 13th Bioengineering In Ireland Conference Killadeas, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, [Details]
John J. Cotter, James P. O'Gara, Philip S. Stewart, Betsey Pitts, Eoin Casey; (2007) Contribution of oxygen to Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm development and antibiotic susceptibility American Society for Microbiology, Biofilms 2007 Quebec, Canada, , 25-MAR-07 - 29-MAR-07 , pp.172-173 [Details]
Safari, A., Ivankovic, A., Tukovic, Z., Walter, M., Casey, E.,; (2009) A Fluid-Structure Interaction Study of Biofilm Detachment 1st International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering Swansea, UK, [Details]
Syron, E. and Casey, E.; (2006) Towards a deterministic model of biofilm detachment: an experimental study Biofilms II - Attachment and Detachment in Pure and Mixed Cultures Leipzig, Germany, , 23-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06 [Details]
Barry Heffernan, Una Bryan, Cormac Murphy, Eoin Casey; (2007) Investigation of the effect of 2-fluorobenzoate on respiratory location in a stratified Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm American Society for Microbiology, Biofilms 2007 Quebec, Canada, , 25-MAR-07 - 29-MAR-07 , pp.150-150 [Details]
E Casey; (2007) Simulation studies of process scale membrane aerated biofilm reactor configurations 4th International Water Association Membranes Conference Harrogate, UK, , 15-MAY-07 - 17-APR-08 Link to full text [Details]
Eoin Syron, Eoin Casey; (2007) Characterization of biofilm detachment using a novel bioreactor American Society for Microbiology, Biofilms 2007 Quebec, Canada, , 25-MAR-07 - 29-MAR-07 , pp.141-141 [Details]
M. Barrett, D. O'Grady, B. Glennon, E. Casey; (2006) The application of CFD to the Multi-Scale Characterisation of Anti-Solvent Addition Crystallization AIChE Annual Meeting San Francisco, USA, [Details]
Syron, E. and, Casey, E; (2006) Dynamics of active layer stratification in a membrane-aerated biofilm IWA Conference on Biofilm Systems VI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, , 24-SEP-06 - 27-SEP-06 [Details]
Heffernan, B., Phelan, S., Murphy, C., Casey, E.; (2006) Investigation of the effect of respiratory location in a stratified Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm on overall activity for an inhibitory substrate IWA Conference on Biofilm Systems VI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, , 24-SEP-06 - 27-SEP-06 [Details]
Cotter, J.J., O'Gara J.P., Casey E.; (2006) Analysis of Staphylococcus epidermidis 1457 biofilm grown in a Rotating-Disk Reactor (RDR) under defined oxygen concentrations International Symposium on Staphylococci & Staphylococcal Infections Maastricht, The Netherlands, , 03-SEP-06 - 06-SEP-06 [Details]
E Syron, E Casey; (2004) Performance benchmarking of the membrane-aerated biofilm reactor: preliminary studies Structure and Activity of Biofilms-IWA Las Vegas, NV, USA, , 24-OCT-04 - 26-OCT-04 [Details]
Syron, E. and Casey, E.; (2006) Towards a deterministic model of biofilm detachment: an experimental study Biofilms II - Attachment and Detachment in Pure and Mixed Cultures Leipzig, Germany, , 23-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06 , pp.10-11 Available Online [Details]
Casey, E., Rishell, S., Glennon, B., Hamer, G; (2003) Engineering aspects of a mixed methanotrophic culture in a membrane-aerated biofilm reactor 5th IWA Conference on Biofilm Systems Cape Town, South Africa, , 15-SEP-04 - 19-SEP-04 [Details]
Heffernan, B., Phenlan, S., Murphy, C.D. & Casey, E.; (2005) Investigation of the interactions between biological and physico-chemical processes in a Pseudomonas fluorescens biofilm Recent Advances in Chemical Biology IV Dublin, Ireland, , 02-DEC-05 [Details]
Barton, K., Irdam, E., Casey, E., Hannon, J., Hearn; (2001) Methodology for Characterization of Reaction Systems and Scale-up Based on Lab Data and Dynamic Simulation North American Mixing Forum: 18th Biennial Conference on Mixing Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, USA, , 24-JUN-01 - 29-JUN-01 [Details]
Casey, E., Hamer, G; (2001) Recent advances for the effective treatment of municipal sewage for reuse in hot arid regions . In: N. Al-Awadhi and F.K. Taha eds. Joint Japan/GCC Symposium on Greenery Development Kuwait, Amherst Scientific Publishers, Mass, USA, , 07-DEC-98 - 09-DEC-98 , pp.199-204 [Details]
                               

Reports

Schuster, K.C, Gapes, J.R., Casey, E., Friedl, A., Schmidt, A; (1997) Erneuerbare Rohstoffe zur Energie- und Chemierohstoffgewinnung. In: Umweltbiotechnologie in Österreich. Schneider, M. and Gaugitsch, H. (eds.), Monographien Band 85A. Vienna, Austria: Reports [Details]
                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Current Research Interests:

  • Biofilms and bacterial adhesion
  • Membrane technology
  • Bioreactor modeling and scale-up
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Our main programme of research concerns bacterial biofilms, with a primary emphasis on interactions between the physico-chemical microenvironment and physiology. Our approach involves a combination of experimental investigations with mathematical modelling. We are using novel scale-down systems to investigate physiological spatial heterogeneity in biofilms and to use these systems to investigate, antimicrobial susceptibility, biocatalytic activity and detachment mechanisms.


Research Projects

Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Antibiofouling Nanopatterned Electrospun Membranes for Nanofiltration Applications (ANEMONE)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-17 / 31-MAR-19
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Development of anti-biofouling membranes by the exploitation of enzymes
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-17 / 30-SEP-19
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : 10th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors
Start Date / End Date : 13-MAR-17 / 12-MAY-17
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Cryogenic extreme-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-17 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Oxymem Ltd
Title : Drop in Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor
Start Date / End Date : 16-JAN-17 / 15-APR-18
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Development of Continuous Spatially Distributed Diafiltration for Pharmaceutical Synthesis
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-17 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Interactions between bacterial biofilms and nanoparticles: a focus on the EPS matrix
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 01-NOV-20
Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Biofouling control in nanofiltration and reverse osmosis processes using a smart polymer approach (SmartSpacer)
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-15 / 31-JUL-16
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Investigation into the use of off gas analysis for the control and optimisation of the Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-15 / 31-JAN-18
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
BioCore Environmental Ltd
Title : Biological leachate treatment with ANR & MABR technologies
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : H2020 Catalyst Award: Interactions between bacterial biofilms and nanoparticles: a focus on the EPS matrix
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-15 / 01-DEC-17
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : TIDA
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-MAR-14
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : AFFIRM
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : micropollutant removal using nanofiltration membranes
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : CF, stage 2, Tech Dev & and Demo of an energy efficient bioreactor
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-12 / 31-DEC-13
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Irish Research Council Embark Scholarship
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-12 / 01-SEP-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Strategic Initiative
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 27-JAN-14
Sponsor : Intertrade Ireland
Title : FUSION PROJECT
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-12 / 31-MAR-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Coordinator support for FP7
Start Date / End Date : 20-SEP-11 / 12-JAN-12
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Technical development of an energy efficient bioreactor
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-11 / 30-JUN-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Eoin CASEY PI time
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 30-SEP-19
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
GKA Technologies Ltd.
Title : solvent purification and recovery
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-11 / 31-AUG-12
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Network for energy efficient wastewater treatment technologies.
Start Date / End Date : 26-OCT-10 / 28-JAN-11
Sponsor : Lexas Research Ltd.
Title : A novel sterilisation system
Start Date / End Date : 04-MAY-10 / 14-JUN-10
Sponsor : Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Title : The upcycling of post consumer polyethylene to a biodegradable plastic: waste to value added product.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-09 / 01-JAN-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Solute gradients in structurally heterogeneous biofilms: theoretical and experimental studies
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-03 / 31-AUG-06
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Scale-up strategies for the MABR
Start Date / End Date : 06-APR-05 / 28-APR-06
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : A novel biorector with superior energy efficency
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 30-JUN-08
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Development of a novel drug delivery system for biofilm associated infections
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-04 / 30-SEP-05
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Investigation of the factors that determine physiological heterogeneity in biofilms
Start Date / End Date : 06-SEP-04 / 31-MAR-08
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Quantitative investigation of Biofilm Heterogeneity
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-04 / 30-MAY-04
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Commercialisation of the MABR
Start Date / End Date : 03-OCT-05 / 31-JAN-06
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : Removal of toxic compounds from waste streams using a pseudomonas biofilm
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-09
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : A fluid-structure interaction approach for the study of detachments from bacterial biofilms
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 28-FEB-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Development of a biofilm imaging facility
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-07
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Stability testing of a novel drug delivery system for biofilm associated infections
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-06 / 31-JUL-06

Recent Postgraduates

Ashley Allen (PhD, graduated, 2017)
Huayu Cao (PhD, graduated, 2017)
Giulio Gazzola (PhD, graduated, 2016)
Rory Heffernan (PhD, graduated, 2015)
Ashkan Safari (PhD, graduated, 2015)
Gearoid Duane (PhD, graduated, 2013)
Maik Walter (PhD, graduated, 2011)
Katarzyna Misiak (PhD, graduated 2010)
John Cotter (PhD, graduated 2009)
Barry Heffernan (PhD, graduated 2008)
Eoin Syron (PhD, graduated 2007)
Susan Rishell (PhD, graduated 2004)



Current Postgraduate Students

Dishon Wayne Hiebner, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Henry Devlin, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Qipeng Liu, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Matteo Giberti, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Andras Nemeth, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Dana Kirchem, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Yihong Dai, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Fatemeh Kavousi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Ashley Allen, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Caio Henrique Nasi De Barros, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Huayu Cao, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   CHEN40010     Chemical Engineering: Environmental Engineering
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators



Dr Cormac Murphy, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science

Dr Kevin O'Connor, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science

Professor Alojz Ivankovic, UCD School of Mechanical Engineering

External Collaborators

Prof Michael Semmens, University of Minnesota, USA

Prof Philp Stewart, Montana State University, USA