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Denis Dowling

Professor

School Of Mechanical & Materials Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161747
Email: denis.dowling@ucd.ie

Biography

Web Page: http://www.ucd.ie/surfaces/

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2008.
Title: BOC Competition for 2nd year UCD Mech. Eng. Students
Year: 2009.
Title: Institute of Mech. Eng. 'Best Medical Engineering Project'
Year: 2010.
Title: UCD Festival of Research - Best Innovation Poster Competition
Year: 2010.
Title: UCD Festival of Research - Energy poster competition
Year: 2010.
Title: Irish Times Science Speak Competition - RDS Dublin
Year: 2010.
Title: UCD Graduate School 2010 EMPS Speak Competition
Year: 2011.
Title: ESB 24th European Conference on Biomaterials
Year: 2011.
Title: BOC Competition for 2nd year UCD Mech. Eng. Students
Year: 2011.
Title: Nanoweek 2011 Conference
Year: 2011.
Title: BOC Competition for 2nd year UCD Mech. Eng. students
Year: 2012.
Title: Bioengineering in Ireland (BINI) New Student Researcher Presentation competition
Year: 2013.
Title: Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy
Year: 2013.
Title: Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium
Year: 2013.
Title: 2013 European Wound Management Association (EWMA) conference
Year: 2017.
Title: BOC Competition for 2nd year UCD Mechanical Engineering PhD students

Associations

Association: Engineers Ireland (MIEI), Function/Role: Member
Association: The Institute of Metal Finishing (MIMF), Function/Role: Chairman, Irish branch of the Institute of Metal Finishing
Association: Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (MICI), Function/Role: Member

Patents

Patent WO2014006590 (A1) : Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic electrode
Patent GB 2505248 A : Bioflavonoid Impregnated Materials and Bioflavonoid Coated Materials
Patent US 2013/0224907 A1 PCT : Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic electrodes
Patent WO2010034492 : Microwave plasma sintering
Patent 990095 : Pre-treatment of substrates
Patent US5965216 (A) : Method of producing diamond-like carbon coatings
Patent US5570175 (A) : Method and device for determination of degree of molecular dissociation in plasma using combined electrostativ measurement and emission spectroscopy
   

Conference Contributions

Dowling, D. P.; (2012) Annual international conference of the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation. [Conference Organising Committee Member], BioInterface 2012, O'Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin, Ireland , 23-OCT-12 - 25-OCT-12.
Dowling, D. P.; (2012) COST Materials, Physics and Nanoscienes Domain. [Conference Organising Committee Member], COST Materials, Physics and Nanosciences Domain, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland , 11-SEP-12 - 13-SEP-11.
   

Education

Year 1984 Institution: DIT
Qualification: GRADUATESHIP Subject: Chemistry
Year 1988 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Inorganic Chemistry
Year 1996 Institution: IMI
Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma Subject: Business Strategy
         

Publications

Books

Dowling, D.P. (2014) Surface Processing Using Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas. : Elsevier Ltd. [DOI] [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A. and Mohan, J. and Byrne, G. and Murphy, N. and Ivankovic, A. and Dowling, D.P. (2013) Achieving Enhanced Fracture Toughness of Adhesively Bonded Cured Composite Joint Systems Using Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatments. : John Wiley and Sons. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

Ekoi, E.J.; Awais, M; Dowling, D. (2017) 'Microwave Plasmas as a Processing Tool for Tailoring the Surface Properties of Ceramic Coatings' In: Uday Basheer (eds). Porous Ceramics. Croatia: InTech - open science | open minds. [Details]
Law, V.J.; Graham, W.G.; Dowling, D.P. (2016) 'Plasma hysteresis and instability: a memory perspective' In: C. Skiadas (eds). The Foundations of Chaos Revisited: From Poincaré to Recent Advancements. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. , pp.137-157 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Abourayana, H.; Dowling D.P. (2015) 'Plasma Processing for Tailoring the Surface Properties of Polymers' In: Mahmood Aliofkhazraei (eds). Surface Energy. -: Intech-Open Access Publisher. , pp.123-152 [Details]
Law, V.J.; Dowling, D.P. (2015) 'Steganalysis of a pulsed plasma jet ICCD camera image using LabVIEW' In: I.J. Rudas (eds). Mathematics and computers in sciences and industry. Montclair, NJ, United States: INASE Publications. , pp.15-20 [Details]
V. J. Law, F. T. O'Neill and D. P. Dowling (2014) 'Automatic computation of crossing point numbers within orthogonal interpolation line-graphs' In: I. Zelinka (eds). How Nature Works, Complexity in Interdisciplinary Research and Applications. Switzerland: Elsevier. , pp.195-216 [DOI] [Details]
D. P. Dowling (2014) 'Surface processing using cold atmospheric pressure plasmas' In: D. Cameron (eds). Thin Film Material Processing, Comprehensive Materials Processing. Unknown: Elsevier. , pp.171-185 [Details]
A. Ramamoorthy, J. Mohan, G. Byrne, N. Murphy, A. Ivankovic and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Achieving enhanced fracture toughness of adhesively bonded cured composite joint systems using atmospheric pressure plasma treatments' In: M. Thomas and K. L. Mittal (eds). Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treatment of Polymers. New Jersey: Scrivener Publishing. [Details]
V. Law and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Active control metrology for preventing induced thermal damage during atmospheric pressure plasma processing of thermal sensitive materials' In: V. Law and D. P. Dowling (eds). ISCS'13. Algeria: Springer. [Details]
M. Ardhaoui, M. Naciri, T. Mullen, C. Brugha, A. K. Keenan, M. Al-Rubeai and D. P. Dowling (2011) 'Evaluation of cell behaviour on atmospheric plasma deposited siloxane and fluorosiloxane coatings' In: A. Carre and K.L. Mittal (eds). Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Cell Adhesion. Unknown: CRC Press. [Details]
V. J. Law, C. E. Nwankire, D. P. Dowling and S. Daniels (2011) 'Acoustic emission within an atmospheric helium corona discharge jet' In: I. Dimotikalis, C. Skiadas (eds). Chaos Theory: Modeling, Simulation and Applications. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. [Details]
V. J. Law, J. Tynan, G. Byrne, D. P. Dowling and S. Daniels (2010) 'The application of multivariate analysis tools for non-invasive performance analysis of atmospheric pressure plasma' In: C. H. Skiadas and I. Dimotikalis (eds). Chaotic Systems: Theory and Applications. USA: World Scientific Publishing. [Details]
V. J. Law, N. O'Connor, B. Twomey, J. Tynan, D. P. Dowling, G. Byrne and S. Daniels (2009) 'Visualisation of atmospheric pressure plasma electrical parameters' In: C. H. Skidas (eds). Topics on Chaotic Systems. USA: World Scientific Publishing. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Abourayana, H. M.; Dobbyn, P; Dowling, D.P. (2017) 'Enhancing the mechanical performance of additive manufactured polymer components using atmospheric plasma pre-treatments'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, e1700141 :1-8. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Ekoi, E.J.; Stallard, C.; Reid, I; Dowling, D.P. (2017) 'Tailoring oxide-layer formation on titanium substrates using microwave plasma treatments'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 325 :299-307. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Yin, S.; Ekoi, E.J.; Lupton, T.L.; Dowling, D.P.; Lupoi, R. (2017) 'Cold spraying of WC-Co-Ni coatings using porous WC-17Co powders: Formation mechanism, microstructure characterization and tribological performance'. Materials & Design, 126 :305-313. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
K. O'Flynn, V. Milosavljević, P. Dobbyn and D. P. Dowling (2017) 'Evaluation of a reel-to-reel atmospheric plasma system for the treatment of polymers'. Surfaces and Interfaces, 6 :162-169. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. J. Law and D. P. Dowling (2017) 'Electronic valve instabilities and modes jumps'. Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Journal, 1 :3-35. Available Online [Details]
McParland, D.; Baron, S.; O'Rourke, S.; Dowling, D.; Ahearne, E.; Parnell, A. (2017) 'Prediction of tool-wear in turning of medical grade cobalt chromium molybdenum alloy (ASTM F75) using non-parametric Bayesian models'. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, :1-12. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bonomo, M.; Marrani, A. G.; Novelli, V.; Awais, M.; Dowling, D.P.; Vos, J. G.; Dini D. (2017) 'Surface properties of nanostructured NiO undergoing electrochemical oxidation in 3-methoxy-propionitrile'. Applied Surface Science, 403 :441-447. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Mukherjee, S.; Martínez-González, J.A.; Stallard, C.P.; Dowling, D.P.; Gowen, A.A. (2017) 'Can attenuated total internal reflection-Fourier transform infrared be used to understand the interaction between polymers and water? A hyperspectral imaging study'. Journal of Spectral Imaging, 6 (1):1-13. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Abourayana, H.M.; Milosavljevic, V.; Dobbyn, P.; Dowling D.P. (2017) 'Evaluation of the effect of plasma treatment frequency on the activation of polymer particles'. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 37 (4):1223-1235. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Yin, S.; Zhang, Z.; Ekoi, E.J.; Wang, J.J.; Dowling, D.P.; Nicolosi, V.; Lupoi, R. (2017) 'Novel cold spray for fabricating graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites'. Materials Letters, 196 :172-175. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Bonomo, M.; Congiu, M.; De Marco, M.; Dowling, D.; Di Carlo, A.; Graeff, C.; Dini D. (2017) 'Limits on the use of cobalt sulfide as anode of p-type dye-sensitized solar cells'. Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, 50 (21). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dickson, A.; Barry, J.N.; McDonnell, K., Dowling, D.P. (2017) 'Fabrication of continuous carbon, glass and Kevlar fibre reinforced polymer composites using additive manufacturing'. Additive Manufacturing, 16 :146-152. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
S. Yin; Y. Xie; J. Cizek; E. J. Ekoi; T. Hussain; D. Dowling; R. Lupoi (2017) 'Advanced diamond-reinforced metal matrix composites via cold spray: Properties and deposition mechanism'. Composites Part B: Engineering, 113 :44-54. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lupoi, R.; Stenson, C.; McDonnell, K.; Dowling D.P., Ahearne, E. (2016) 'Antifouling coatings made with Cold Spray onto polymers: Process characterization'. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 65 (1):545-548. [DOI] [Details]
Congiu, M.; Bonomo, M.; Marco, M.L.D.; Dowling, D.P.; Di Carlo, A.; Dini, D.; Graeff, C.F.O. (2016) 'Cobalt sulfide as counter electrode in p-type dye-sensitized solar cells'. ChemistrySelect, 1 (11):2808-2815. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dowling, D.P.; Maher, S.; Law, V.J.; Ardhaoui, M.; Stallard, C.; Keenan, A. (2016) 'Modified drug release using atmospheric pressure plasma deposited siloxane coatings'. Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, 49 (36):364005-364014. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McParland, D; Baron, S; O'Rourke, S; Dowling, D; Ahearne, E; Parnell, A (2016) 'Prediction of Tool Wear in Turning of Medical Grade Cobalt Chromium Molybdenum Alloy (ASTM F75) Using Data Analytics'. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, . Link to full text [Details]
Abourayana, H.M.; Milosavljevic, V.; Dobbyn, P.; Cullen, P.J.; Dowling, D.P. (2016) 'Investigation of a scalable barrel atmospheric plasma reactor for the treatment of polymer particles'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 308 :435-441. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
C. Stenson, K. A. McDonnell, S. Yin, B. Aldwell, M. Meyer, D.P. Dowling, R. Lupoi (2016) 'Cold Spray deposition to prevent fouling of polymer surfaces'. Surface Engineering, :1-11. [DOI] [Details]
Awais, M; Danilo D.; Vos, J.G.; Dowling D.P. (2016) 'Nickel Oxide Photocathodes Prepared Using Rapid Discharge Sintering for p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells'. Journal of Chemical Society of Pakistan, 38 (4):615-622. Available Online [Details]
Stallard, C.P.; Solar, P.; Biederman, H.; Dowling D.P. (2016) 'Deposition of non‐fouling PEO‐like coatings using a low temperature atmospheric pressure plasma jet'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 13 (2):241-252. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Abourayana, H.M.; Barry, J.N.; Dobbyn P.; Dowling,D.P. (2015) 'Comparison between the Performance of Fluidized Bed and Barrel Rectors for the Plasma Activation of Polymer Particles'. Journal of Mineral, Metal and Materials Engineering, 1 :57-64. Available Online [Details]
Awais, M.; Dowling, D.; Decker, F.; Dini, D. (2015) 'Photoelectrochemical properties of mesoporous NiOx deposited on technical FTO via nanopowder sintering in conventional and plasma atmospheres'. SpringerPlus, 4 (564):1-24. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Sheehan, S.; Surolia, P.K.; Byrne, O.; Garner, S.; Cimo, P.; Li, X.; Dowling, D.P.; Thampi, K.R. (2015) 'Flexible glass substrate based dye sensitized solar cells'. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 132 :237-244. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Iqbal, M.M.; Stallard, C.P.; Dowling D.P.; Turner M.M. (2015) 'Three dimensional coupled fluid-droplet model for atmospheric pressure plasmas'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 12 (3):201-213. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Shehaan, S.; Naponiello, G.; Odobel, F.; Dowling, D.P.; Di Carlo, A.; Dini, D. (2015) 'Comparison of the photoelectrochemical properties of RDS NiO thin films for p-type DSCs with different organic and organometallic dye-sensitizers and evidence of a direct correlation between cell efficiency and charge recombination'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19 (4):975-986. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Novelli, V.; Awais, M.; Dowling, D.P.; Dini D. (2015) 'Electrochemical characterization of rapid discharge sintering (RDS) NiO cathodes for dye-sensitized solar cells of p-type'. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 6 (2):176-187. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Sharkey, M.A.; Chebbi, A; McDonnell, K.A.; Staunton, C.; Dowling, D.P. (2015) 'Evaluation of the sensitivity of bacterial and yeast cells to cold atmospheric plasma jet treatments'. Biointerphases, 10 (029507). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Iqbal, M.M.; Stallard, C.P.; Dowling D.P.; Turner, Miles M. (2015) 'Two-dimensional integrated model for interaction of liquid droplets with atmospheric pressure plasma'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 12 (11):1256-1270. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dowling D.P.; Stallard C.P. (2015) 'REVIEW - Achieving enhanced material finishing using cold plasma treatments'. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 93 (3):119-125. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Awais, M.; Dowling, D.; Decker, F.; Dini D. (2015) 'Electrochemical characterization of nanoporous nickel oxide thin films spray-deposited onto indium-doped tin oxide for solar conversion scopes'. Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, 186375 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Damm, S.; Fedele, S.;Murphy, A.; Holsgrove, K.; Arredondo, M.; Pollard, R.; Barry, J.N.; Dowling, D.P.; Rice, J.H. (2015) 'Plasmon enhanced fluorescence studies from aligned gold nanorod arrays modified with SiO2 spacer layers'. Applied Physics Letters, 106 (183109). Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
V. J. Law, J. Mohan, F. T. O'Neill, A. Ivankovic and D. P. Dowling (2014) 'Air based atmospheric pressure plasma jet removal of FreKote 710-NC prior to composite-to-composite adhesive bonding'. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 54 :72-81. [DOI] [Details]
Mohan, J., Ramamoorthy, A., Ivankovic, A., Dowling, D., Murphy, N. (2014) 'Effect of an atmospheric pressure plasma treatment on the mode I fracture toughness of a co-cured composite joint'. The Journal of Adhesion, 90 (9):733-754. [DOI] [Details]
Dowling D, Corrigan N, Horgan S, Watson CJ, Baugh J, Downey P, McAuliffe FM (2014) 'Cardiomyopathy in offspring of pregestational diabetic mouse pregnancy'. Experimental Diabetes Research, . [Details]
Contini, C., Katsikogianni, M.G., O'Neill, F.T., O'Sullivan, M., Dowling, D.P. and Monahan, F.J. (2014) 'Mechanism of action of an antioxidant active packaging prepared with Citrus extract'. Food Science and Technology - Elsevier, 59 :1082-1087. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dowling, D. and Corrigan, N. and Horgan, S. and Watson, C.J. and Baugh, J. and Downey, P. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2014) 'Cardiomyopathy in offspring of pregestational diabetic mouse pregnancy'. Journal of Diabetes Research, 2014 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Naciri M., Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M. (2014) 'Differential sensitivity of mammalian cell lines to non-thermal atmospheric plasma'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 11 :391-400. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Contini C, Álvarez, R, O'Sullivan M, Dowling D, Gargan S, and Monahan FJ. (2014) 'Effect of an active packaging with Citrus extract on lipid oxidation and sensory quality of cooked turkey meat'. Meat Science, 96 :1171-1176. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dowling, D.P.; Donegan, M.; Cullen, P.J.; Law V.J.; Milosavljevic V. (2014) 'Importance of plasma thermal energy transfer for plasma jet systems'. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42 (10):2426-2427. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Lubwama, B. Corcoran, K. V. Rajani, C. S. Wong, J. B. Kirabira, A. Sebbit, K. A. McDonnell, D. P. Dowling, K. Sayerse (2014) 'Flexibility and frictional behaviour of DLC and Si-DLC films deposited on nitrile rubber'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 239 :84-94. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Awais, E. Gibson, J. G. Vos, D. P. Dowling, A. Hagfeldt, D. Dini (2014) 'Fabrication of efficient NiO photocathodes prepared via RDS with novel routes of substrate processing for p-type dye-sensitized solar cells'. ChemElectroChem, 1 (2):384-391. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
C. Contini, F. T. O'Neill, M. O'Sullivan, D. P. Dowling and F. J. Monahan (2014) 'Mechanism of action of an antioxidant active packaging prepared with citrus extract'. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 59 (2):1082-1087. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
K. A. McDonnell, D. P. Dowling (2014) 'Process control of particle deposition systems using acoustic and electrical response signals'. Advanced Powder Technology, 25 (5):1560-1570. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
C . Contini, R. Álvarez, M. O'Sullivan, D. P. Dowling, S. Gargan and F. J. Monahan (2014) 'Effect of an active packaging with Citrus extract on lipid oxidation and sensory quality of cooked turkey meat'. Meat Science, 96 (3):1171-1176. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. Milosavljevic, M. Donegan, P. J. Cullen and D. P. Dowling (2014) 'Diagnostics of an O2-He rf atmospheric plasma discharge by spectral emission'. Journal of the Japanese Physical Society, 83 (1):014501-014508. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
S. Sheehan, K. R. Thampi, D. P. Dowling (2014) 'Influence of microwave plasma pre-treatments of TiO2 electrodes on dye-sensitized solar cell efficiencies'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 725 :12-18. [DOI] [Details]
M. Naciri, D. P. Dowling and M. Al-Rubeai (2014) 'Differential sensitivity of mammalian cell lines to non-thermal atmospheric plasma'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 11 (4):391-400. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
V. Novelli, S. Sheehan, D. P. Dowling and D. Dini (2014) 'Probing the redox states at the surface of electroactive nanoporous NiO thin films'. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 6 (1):143-152. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Ardhaoui, S. Bhatt, M. Zheng, D. P. Dowling, C. Jolivalt and F. Khonsari (2013) 'Biosensor based on laccase immobilized on plasma polymerized allylamine / carbon electrode'. Journal of Material Science, 33 (6):3197-3205. [Details]
Dowling, D. and McAuliffe, F.M. (2013) 'The molecular mechanisms of offspring effects from obese pregnancy'. Obesity Facts, 6 (2):134-145. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
G. D. Byrne, L. O'Neill, B. Twomey and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Comparison between shot peening and abrasive blasting processes as deposition methods for hydroxyapatite coatings onto a titanium alloy'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 216 :224-231. Link to full text [Details]
E. A. Gibson, M. Awais, D. Dini, D. P. Dowling, M. T. Pryce, J. G. Vos, G. Boschloo and A.Hagfeldt (2013) 'Dye sensitised solar cells with nickel oxide photocathodes prepared via scalable microwave sintering'. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (7):2411-2420. [Details]
M. Awais, D. Dini, J. M. D. MacElroy, Y. Halpin, J. G. Vos and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Electrochemical characterization of NiO electrodes deposited via a scalable powder microblasting technique'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 689 :185-192. [Details]
M. Awais, D. P. Dowling, M. Rahman, J. G. Vos, F. Decker and D. Dini (2013) 'Spray-deposited NiOx films on ITO substrates as photoactive electrodes for p-type dyesensitized solar cells'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 43 :191-197. [Details]
D. Moore, M. Rahman, D. P. Dowling, P. J. McNally and D. Brabazon (2013) 'Laser machined macro and micro structures on glass for enhanced light trapping in solar cells'. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 110 (3):661-665. [Details]
K. A. McDonnell, N. Wadnerkar, N. J. English, M. Rahman and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Photo-active and optical properties of bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3): An experimental and theoretical study'. Chemical Physics Letters, 572 :78-84. [Details]
J. N. Barry, B. Twomey, A. Cowley, L. O'Neill, P. J. McNally and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Evaluation and comparison of hydroxyapatite coatings deposited using both thermal and non-thermal techniques'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 226 :82-91. [Details]
M. Donegan and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Protein adhesion on atmospheric plasma deposited quaternary ammonium salt coatings'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 10 (6):526-534. [Details]
Kevin A. McDonnell, Niall J. English, Charlie P. Stallard, Mahfujur Rahman, Denis P. Dowling (2013) 'Fabrication of nano-structured TiO2 coatings using a microblast deposition technique'. Applied Surface Science, 275 :316-323. [Details]
M. Lubwama , B. Corcoran, K. V. Rajani, C. S. Wong, J. B. Kirabira, A. Sebbit, K. A. McDonnell, D. P. Dowling, K. Sayers (2013) 'Raman analysis of DLC and Si-DLC films deposited on nitrile rubber'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 232 :521-527. [Details]
B. H. Q. Dang, J. M. D. MacElroy and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Achieving enhanced DSSC performance by microwave plasma incorporation of carbon into TiO2 photoelectrodes'. Applied Surface Science, 275 :289-294. Link to full text [Details]
C. Contini, M. G. Katsikogianni, F. T. O'Neill, M. O'Sullivan, F. Boland, D. P. Dowling, F. Monahan (2013) 'Storage stability of an antioxidant active packaging coated with Citrus extract following a plasma jet pre-treatment'. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7 (8):2228-2240. [Details]
C. P. Stallard, M. M. Iqbal, M. M. Turner and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Formation of nano-structured surfaces by self-alignment of SiOx particulates deposited using an atmospheric pressure plasma jet'. PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS, . [Details]
V. Milosavljevic and D. P Dowling (2013) 'Activation of PET using an RF atmospheric plasma system'. plasma chemistry and plasma processing, 33 :941-957. [DOI] [Details]
J. N. Barry, A. Cowley, P. J. McNally and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Influence of substrate metal alloy type on the properties of hydroxyapatite coatings deposited using a novel ambient temperature deposition technique'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 00A :1-9. [Details]
M. Donegan and D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Protein adhesion on water stable atmospheric plasma deposited acrylic acid coatings'. Surface & Coatings Technology, . [Details]
C. Contini, S. Valzacchi, M. O'Sullivan, C. Simoneau, D. P. Dowling and F. Monahan (2013) 'Overall migration and kinetics of release of antioxidant compounds from citrus extract-based active packaging'. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61 (49):12155-12163. [Details]
Ardhaoui, M,Zheng, MH,Pulpytel, J,Dowling, D,Jolivalt, C,Khonsari, FA (2013) 'Plasma functionalized carbon electrode for laccase-catalyzed oxygen reduction by direct electron transfer'. Bioelectrochemistry, 91 :52-61. [DOI] [Details]
D. P. Dowling (2013) 'Impact of a university spin-in company on academic research'. International Journal of Engineering Education, 29 (6):1-6. [Details]
K. A. McDonnell, N. J. English, M. Rahman and D. P. Dowling (2012) 'Influence of doping on the photoactive properties of magnetron sputtered titania coatings: Experimental and theoretical study'. Physics Review B, 86 (11):115306. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dowling, D,Corrigan, N,Downey, P,McAuliffe, FM (2012) 'Inflammatory Protein Expression in Adolescent and Adult Offspring of Type 1 Diabetic Mice'. Birth Defects Research Part B - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, 95 :376-378. [DOI] [Details]
Lubwama, M,McDonnell, KA,Kirabira, JB,Sebbit, A,Sayers, K,Dowling, D,Corcoran, B (2012) 'Characteristics and tribological performance of DLC and Si-DLC films deposited on nitrile rubber'. SURF COAT TECH, 206 :4585-4593. [DOI] [Details]
Lubwama, M,Corcoran, B,Sayers, K,Kirabira, JB,Sebbit, A,McDonnell, KA,Dowling, D (2012) 'Adhesion and composite micro-hardness of DLC and Si-DLC films deposited on nitrile rubber'. SURF COAT TECH, 206 :4881-4886. [DOI] [Details]
Tan, F,O'Neill, F,Naciri, M,Dowling, D,Al-Rubeai, M (2012) 'Cellular and transcriptomic analysis of human mesenchymal stem cell response to plasma-activated hydroxyapatite coating'. Acta Biomaterialia, 8 :1627-1638. [DOI] [Details]
Tan F., O'Neill F., Naciri M., Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M. (2012) 'Cellular and transcriptomic analysis of human mesenchymal stem cell response to plasma-activated hydroxyaptite coating'. Acta biomaterialia, . [Details]
Tan F., Naciri M., Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M. (2012) 'In Vitro and In Vivo Bioactivity of CoBlast Hydroxyapatite Coating and the Effect of Impaction on its Osteoconductivity'. Biotechnology Advances, . [Details]
Stallard CP, McDonnell KA, Onayemi OD, O'Gara JP, Dowling DP (2012) 'Evaluation of protein adsorption on atmospheric plasma deposited coatings exhibiting superhydrophilic to superhydrophobic properties'. Biointerphases, 7 :31-39. Link to full text [Details]
Contini, C., Katsikogianni, M.G., O'Neill, F.T., O'Sullivan, M., Dowling, D.P., Monahan, F.J.; (2012) 'PET trays coated with Citrus extract exhibit antioxidant activity with cooked turkey meat'. LWT -- Food Science and Technology, 47 :471-477. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Rahman, M., Dang, B. H. Q., McDonnell, K., MacElroy, J. M. D., Dowling, D. P. (2012) 'Effect of Doping (C or N) and Co-Doping (C+N) on the Photoactive Properties of Magnetron Sputtered Titania Coatings for the Application of Solar Water-Splitting'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (6):4729-4735. [Details]
Dembele, A., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J. M. D., Dowling, D. P. (2012) 'Evaluation of Microwave Plasma Sintering for the Fabrication of Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Electrodes'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 (6):4769-4774. [Details]
Tan F., O'Neill F., Naciri M., Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M. (2012) 'Cellular and transcriptomic analysis of human mesenchymal stem cell response to plasma-activated hydroxyaptite coating'. Acta biomaterialia, 8 (4):1627-1638. [Details]
Feidlim O'Neill, Barry Twomey, Vic Law, Vladimir Milosavljevic, Michael Kong, Sorin Anghel, Denis Dowling (2012) 'Generation of active species in a large atmospheric pressure plasma jet'. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40 (11):2994-3002. [Details]
Tan, F., Naciri, M., Dowling, D. P. and Al-Rubeai, M. (2012) 'In vitro and in vivo bioactivity of CoBlast hydroxyapatite coating and the effect of impaction on its osteoconductivity'. Biotechnology Advances, :352-362. [Details]
D. P. Dowling, J. Tynan, P. Ward, A. M. Hynes, J. Cullen and G. Byrne (2012) 'Atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of amorphous polyethylene terephthalate for enhanced heatsealing properties'. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 35 :1-8. Link to full text [Details]
Thomas C. McDermott, Taslima Akter, J. M. Don MacElroy, Damian A. Mooney, Michael T. P. McCann and Denis P. Dowling (2012) 'Diffusion within Ultrathin, Dense Nanoporous Silica Films'. Langmuir, :506-516. [Details]
Michael T.P. McCann, Damian A. Mooney, Denis P. Dowling and J.M. Don MacElroy (2012) 'Silica nanofilms deposited by atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition'. Thin Solid Films, 520 (7):2619-2626. [Details]
Victor. J. Law, Feidhlim T. O'Neill and Denis P. Dowling (2012) 'Atmospheric pressure acoustic moment analysis'. Journal of Complex Systems, :181-192. [Details]
M. Lubwama, B. Corcoran, K. Sayers, J. A. Kirabira, A. Sebbit, K. A. McDonnell and D. Dowling (2012) 'Adhesion and Composite Micro-hardness of DLC and Si-DLC Deposited on Nitrile Rubber'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 206 (23):4881-4886. [Details]
J. N. Barry and D. P. Dowling (2012) 'Comparison between the SBF response of hydroxyapatite coatings deposited using both a plasma-spray and a novel co-incident microblasting technique'. Key Engineering Materials, 493-494 :483-488. [Details]
M. Lubwama, K. A. McDonnell, J. A. Kirabira, A. Sebbit, K. Sayers, D. Dowling and B. Corcoran (2012) 'Characteristics and Tribological Performance of DLC and Si-DLC Films Deposited on Nitrile Rubber'. Surface & Coatings Technology, :4585-4593. [Details]
B. H. Q. Dang, M. Rahman, D. MacElroy and D. P. Dowling (2012) 'Evaluation of microwave plasma oxidation treatments for the fabrication of photoactive undoped and carbon-doped TiO2 coatings'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 206 ((19-20)):4113-4118. [Details]
Charles E. Nwankire1, Gregory Favaro, Quynh-Huong Duong and Denis P. Dowling (2011) 'Enhancing the mechanical properties of superhydrophobic atmospheric pressure plasma deposited siloxane coatings'. PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS, 8 (4):305-315. Link to full text [Details]
Dowling D. P., Miller, I. S., Ardhaoui, M. and Gallagher, W. M.; (2011) 'Effect of Surface Wettability and Topography on the Adhesion of Osteosarcoma Cells on Plasma-Modified Polystyrene'. Biomaterials, 26 (3):327-347. [Details]
Twomey, B., Nindrayog, A., Niemi, K., Graham, W. G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Correlation between the electrical and optical properties of an atmospheric pressure plasma during siloxane coating deposition'. plasma chemistry and plasma processing, 31 (1):139-156. [Details]
Herbert, P. A. F., O'Neill, L., Jaroszynska-Wolinska, J., Stallard, C., Ramamoorthy, A. and Dowling, D. P; (2011) 'A comparison between gas and atomised liquid precursor states in the deposition of functional coatings by pin corona plasma'. Plasma Process and Polymers, 8 (3):230-238. Link to full text [Details]
Law, V. J., Ramamoorthy, A, and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Real-time process monitoring during the plasma treatment of carbon weave composite materials'. Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, 1 (B):164-169. [Details]
Twomey, B., Breen, A., Byrne, G., Hynes, A and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Rapid discharge sintering of nickel-diamond metal matrix composites'. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 211 (7):1210-1216. Link to full text [Details]
Awais, Muhammad, Rahman, Mahfujur, MacElroy, J. M. D., Dini, D., Vos, J.G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Application of a novel microwave plasma treatment for the sintering of nickel oxide coatings for use in dye-sensitized solar cells'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 205 :S245-S249. [Details]
Law, V. J., O'Neiill, F. T. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Evaluation of the sensitivity of electro-acousic measurements for process monitoring and control of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet system'. Plasma Sources Science & Technology, 20 . Link to full text [Details]
Dowling, D. P., O'Neill, F. T., Langlais, S. J. and Law, V. J; (2011) 'Influence of dc pulsed atmospheric pressure plasma jet processing conditions on polymer activation'. Plasma Process and Polymers, 8 (8):718-727. Link to full text [Details]
Fleming, David, O'Neill, Liam, Byrne, Greg, Barry , Nicholas and Dowling, Denis P.; (2011) 'Wear Resistance Enhancement of the Titanium Alloy Ti6AI4V via a Novel Co-Incident Microblasting Process'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 205 (21-22):4941-4947. Link to full text [Details]
Kevin P. O¿Flynn, Barry Twomey, Aidan Breen, Denis P. Dowling and Kenneth T. Stanton (2011) 'Microwave-Assisted Rapid Discharge Sintering of a Bioactive Glass-Ceramic'. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 22 (7):1627-1631. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Dang, Binh H. Q., Rahman, Mahfujur, MacElroy, Don, and Dowling, Denis P.; (2011) 'Conversion of amorphous TiO2 coatings into their crystalline form using a novel microwave plasma treatment'. Surface Coatings and Technolgy, 205 (2):S235-S240. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., O'Neill, F. T., Milosaviljevic, V. and Law, V. J.; (2011) 'DC pulsed atmospheric pressure plasma jet image information'. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39 :2326 -2327. [Details]
Twomey, B., Breen, A., Byrne, G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Rapid discharge sintering of powder metallurgy components'. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 39 (11):2594-2595. [Details]
Law, V. J., Dowling, D. P., Walsh, J. L., Iza, F., Janson, N. B. and Kong, M. G.; (2011) 'Decoding of atmospheric pressure plasma emission signals for process control'. Chaos, . [Details]
Breen, A., Milosaviljevic, V. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Influence of gas type on the thermal efficiency of microwave plasmas for the sintering of metal powders'. plasma chemistry and plasma processing, 31 (5):771-785. Link to full text [Details]
MacElroy, D., Akter, T., McDermott, T., Mooney, D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) 'Atomistic simulation of the formation of nanoporous silica films via molecular chemical vapor deposition on non-porous substrates'. Langmuir, . [Details]
Breen, A,Byrne, G,Twomey, B,Dowling, D; (2011) 'Novel rapid discharge sintering technique for damage-free diamond metal matrix composites'. Powder Metallurgy, 54 :100-102. [DOI] [Details]
Mooney, D. A.,McCann, M. T. P.,Rahman, M.,Dowling, D. P.,MacElroy, J. M. D.; (2011) 'Novel, Nanoporous Silica and Titania Layers Fabricated by Magnetron Sputtering'. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3 (22):252-260252. Available Online [Details]
M. Rahman, J. M. D. MacElroy and D. P. Dowling (2011) 'Influence of the physical, structural and chemical properties on the photoresponse property of magnetron sputtered TiO2 photoanodes in the photoelectrochemical cell for the application of water splitting'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, :8642-8651. [Details]
Amidou Dembele, Mahfujur Rahman1, Ian Reid, Barry Twomey, J. M. Don MacElroy and Denis P. Dowling (2011) 'Deposition of hybrid organic-inorganic composite coatings using an atmospheric plasma jet system'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, :8730-8737. [Details]
B. Twomey, A. Breen, G. Byrne, A. Hynes and D. P. Dowling (2010) 'Comparison of thermal and microwave-assisted plasma sintering of nickel-diamond composites'. Powder Metallurgy, 53 (3):188-190. Link to full text [Details]
Nwankire, C. E., and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) 'Influence of nm thick atmospheric plasma deposited coatings on the adhesion of silicone elastomer to stainless steel'. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 24 (7):1291-1302. [Details]
O'Hare, P., Meenan, B. J., Burke, B. A., Byrne, G., Dowling, D. P. and Hunt, J. A.; (2010) 'Biological responses to hydroxyapatite surfaces deposited via a co-incident microblasting technique'. Biomaterials, 31 (3):515-522. [Details]
O'Neill, L., Herbert, T., Stallard, C. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) 'Investigation of the effects of gas versus liquid deposition in an aerosol assisted corona deposition process'. Polymer International, 7 (1):43-50. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Twomey, B. and Byrne, G.; (2010) 'Effect of Titanium Oxide nanoparticle incorporation into nm thick coatings deposited using and atmospheric pressure plasma'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10 :2746-2752. [Details]
Awais, M., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J. M. Don, Coburn, N., Dini, Danily, Vos, J. G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) 'Deposition and characterization of NiO coatings by magnetron sputtering for application in dye-sensitized solar cells'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 204 (16-17):2729-2737. [Details]
Nwankire, C. E., Law, V. J., Nindrayog, A., Twomey, B., Niemi, K., Milosavljevic, V., Graham, W. G., and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) 'Electrical, Thermal and Optical Diagnostics of an Atmospheric Plasma Jet System'. plasma chemistry and plasma processing, 30 :537-552. [Details]
Miller, I. S., Lynch, I., Dowling, D. P., Dawson, K. A. and Gallagher, W. M.; (2010) 'Surface-induced cell signaling events control actin rearrangements and motility'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 93A (2):493-504. Available Online [Details]
Tynan, J,Law, VJ,Ward, P,Hynes, AM,Cullen, J,Byrne, G,Daniels, S,Dowling, DP; (2010) 'Comparison of pilot and industrial scale atmospheric pressure glow discharge systems including a novel electro-acoustic technique for process monitoring'. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 19 . [DOI] [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Nwankire, C. E., Riihimaki, M., Keiski, R. and Nylen, U.; (2010) 'Evaluation of the anti-fouling properties of nm thick atmospheric plasma deposited coatings'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 205 :1544-1551. [Details]
Ardhaoui, M., Naciri, M., Mullen, T., Brugha, C., Keenan, A., Al-Rubeai, M. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) 'Evaluation of cell behaviour on atmospheric plasma deposited siloxane and fluorosiloxane coatings'. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 24 (5):889-903. Link to full text [Details]
T. Abubakar, M. Rahman, D. P. Dowling, J. Stokes , M. S. J. Hashmi (2010) 'Mechanical Performance of the Annealed NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Coating onto 316L Stainless Bio-Steel'. Defect and Diffusion Forum, 297-301 :365-369. [Details]
T. A. Abubakar, M. Rahman, D. P. Dowling, M. S. J. Hashmi, J. Stokes (2010) 'Adhesion performance of TiN coating with amorphous NiTi alloy interlayer onto 316L stainless biosteel deposited by sputtering process'. Surface Engineering, 26 (7):499-505. [Details]
Rahman M., Amsarani, R., Mooney, D. A., MacElroy, J. M. D., Dowling, D. P.; (2009) 'Effect of Process Parameters on Chemistry, Growth Rate and Nano-Sized Particulate Formation of Atmospheric Plasma Deposited, nm Thick Siloxane Coatings'. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 9 (6):3506-3513. [DOI] [Details]
Byrne, F., Ward, P. G., Kennedy, J., Imaz, N., Hughes, D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) 'The effect of masterbatch addition on the mechanical, thermal, optical and surface properties of poly (lactic acid)'. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 17 (1):28-28. [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D. P., Byrne, G., Graham, W., Schaper, L. F., Della Croce, D., Hynes, A. and O'Neill, L.; (2009) 'Comparing Deposition Properties in an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma System Operating in Uniform and Non-uniform Modes'. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 37 (6):961-969. [Details]
Tynan, J., Ward, P., Byrne, G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) 'Deposition of biodegradable polycaprolactone coatings using an in-line atmospheric pressure plasma system'. Plasma Process and Polymers, 6 :S51-S56. [Details]
Twomey, B., Byrne, G., Hynes, A., O'Neill, L and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) 'Evaluation of the mechanical behaviour of nanometre-thick coatings deposited using an atmospheric pressure plasma system'. Surface Coatings and Technolgy, 203 (14):2021-2029. [Details]
Tynan, J., Law, V. J., Twomey, B. J., Daniels, S., Byrne, G., and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) 'Evaluation of real-time non-invasive diagnostic tools for the monitoring of a pilot scale atmospheric pressure plasma system'. Measurement Science & Technology, 20 (11):115703. [Details]
Nwankire, C. E., Ardhaoui, M. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) 'The effect of plasma-polymerised silicon hydride-rich polyhydrogenmethylsiloxane on the adhesion of silicone elastomers'. Polymer International, 58 (9):996-1001. [Details]
Dowling, D.P., Ramamoorthy, A., R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., MacElroy, J.M.D.; (2009) 'Influence of atmospheric plasma source and gas composition on the properties of deposited siloxane coatings'. Plasma Process and Polymers, 6 (S1):S483-S489. [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A., R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P. (2009) 'The influence of process parameters on chemistry, roughness and morphology of siloxane films deposited by an atmospheric plasma jet system'. Plasma Process and Polymers, 6 (S1):S530-S536. [Details]
B. Twomey, M. Rahman, G. Byrne, A. Hynes, L. A. O'Hare, L. O'Neill and D. P. Dowling (2008) 'Effect of plasma exposure on the chemistry and morphology of aerosol-assisted, plasmadeposited coatings'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 5 (8):737-744. [Details]
Dowling, D. P.; (2008) 'Metal finishing - enhanced performance achieved through plasma processing'. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 86 (3):136-140. [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A., Rahman, M., Mooney, D. A., MacElroy, J. M. D., Dowling, D. P., ; (2008) 'Thermal stability studies of atmospheric plasma deposited siloxane films deposited on Vycor (TM) glass'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (17):4130-4136. [Details]
Mohan, J., Carolan, D., Murphy, N., Ivankovic, A. and Dowling, D. P.; (2007) 'Influence of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Surface Treatment on the Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Bonded Composite Joints'. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 3 :81-85. [Details]
Twomey, B,Dowling, D,Byrne, G,O'Neill, L,O'Hare, LA (2007) 'Properties of Siloxane Coatings Deposited in a Reel-to-Reel Atmospheric Pressure Plasma System'. Plasma Processes and Polymers, 4 :450-454. [DOI] [Details]
Tynan, J., Dowling, D. P., Byrne, G., O'Neill, L. and Hughes, D.; (2007) 'Enhancing polymer adhesion through surface activation using an in-line atmospheric pressure plasma'. International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 1 (4):554-569. [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D. P., Byrne, G., O'Neill, L. and O'Hare, L.; (2007) 'Properties of siloxane coating deposited in a reeel-to-reel atmospheric pressure plasma system'. Plasma Process and Polymers, 4 :450-454. [Details]
Rahman, M., Duggan, P., Dowling, D. P., Hashmi, M. S. J., ; (2007) 'Continuously deposited duplex biomedical coatings'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 201 :5310-5317. [Details]
Rahman, M., Reid, I., Duggan, P., Dowling, D. P., Hughes, G., Hashmi, M.S.J. ; (2007) 'Structural and tribological properties of the plasma nitrided Ti-alloy biomaterials: Influence of the treatment temperature'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 201 :4865-4872. [Details]
Jones, D. S., Garvin, C. P., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., Gorman, S. P.; (2006) 'Examination of surface properties and in vitro biological performance of amorphous diamond-like carbon-coated polyurethane'. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART B-APPLIED BIOMATERIALS, 78B (2):230-236. [Details]
Katsikogianni, M., Spiliipolou, I., Dowling, D. P. and Missirlis, Y. F.; (2006) 'Adhesion of slime producing Staphylococus Epidermidis strains to PVC and diamond-like carbon/silver/flourinated coatings'. Sci. Mat. Medicine, 17 :679-689. [Details]
Earley, ST,Dowling, DP,Lowry, JP,Breslin, CB; (2005) 'Formation of adherent polypyrrole coatings on Ti and Ti-6Al-4V alloy'. Synthetic Metals, 148 :111-118. [DOI] [Details]
Rahman, M., Haider, J., Dowling, D. P., Duggan, P., Hashmi, M. S. J., ; (2005) 'Deposition of magnetron sputtered TiN+MoSx coating with Ti-TiN graded interlayer'. SURF COAT TECH, 200 (1-4):1071-1075. [Details]
Betts, A. J., Dowling, D. P., McConnell, M. L. and Pope, C.; (2005) 'The influence of platinum on the performance of silver/platinum anti-bacterial coatings'. Materials and Design, 26 (3):217-222. [Details]
Rahman, M., Haider, J., Dowling, D. P., Duggan, P. and Hashmi, M. S. J.; (2005) 'Investigation of mechanical properties of TiN+MoSx coating on plasma nitride substate'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 200 :1071-1075. [Details]
Tuffy, K. and Byrne, G. and Dowling, D.P.; (2004) 'Determination of the optimum TiN coating thickness on WC inserts for machining carbon steels'. Journal of Materials Processing Technologies, 155-156 :1861-1866. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Betts, A. J., Pope, C., McConnell, M. L., Eloy, R., and Arnaud, M. N.; (2003) 'Anti-bacterial silver coatings exhibiting enhanced activity through the addition of platinum'. Surface Coatings and Technolgy, 163-163 :637-640. [Details]
McConnell, M. L., Dowling, D. P., Pope, C., Donnelly, K., Ryder, A. G., and O'Connor, G. M.; (2002) 'High pressure diamond and diamond-like carbon deposited using a microwave CAP reactor'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 11 :1036-1040. [Details]
Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., McConnell, M. L., and Mooney, M.; (2001) 'The adhesion of hydrogenated amorphous carbon on silicone'. Thin Solid Films, 394 (1-2):101. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., McConnell, M. L., Eloy, R., and Arnaud, M. N.; (2001) 'Deposition of anti-bacterial silver coatings on polymeric substrates'. Thin Solid Films, 398-399 :602-606. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., Flood, R. V., McConnell, M. L., and Morgan, G.; (2000) 'Comparison between acid leaching and silicided pre-treatments on the erosive wear performance of diamond coatings on cemented carbide substrates'. Thin Solid Films, 377-378 :239-242. [Details]
Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., Flood, R. V., McConnell, M. L., Berkefelt, L. O. and Svennebrink, J.; (2000) 'Diamond deposition using a novel microwave applicator'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 9 :693-697. [Details]
Fanchini, G., Tagliaferro, A., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., McConnell, M. L., Flood, R. and Lang, G.; (2000) 'Asymmetry of valence and conduction gaussian bands in a a-C: H and a-C thin films and its origin'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 9 :732-735. [Details]
Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., Flood, R. V., Mcconnell, M. L., Berkefelt, O. and Svennebrink, J; (2000) 'Diamond Deposition using a novel microwave applicator'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 124 :248-252. [Details]
Kondrashov, P. E., Smironv, I. S., Lukashov, Y. E., Yablokov, S. Yu., Baranov, A. M., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., Flood, R. V., and McConnell, M. L.; (1999) 'Comparative investigation of ultrathin DLC films by in-situ ellipsometry and in-situ x-ray reflectivity'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 8 :532. [Details]
Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., McConnell, M. L., andFlood, R. V.; (1999) 'The effective of refractive index on friction coefficient of DLC coated polymer substrates'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 8 :538. [Details]
McConnell, M. L., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K. and Flood R. V.; (1999) 'The effect of thermal treatjment on the tribological properities of PVD coatings'. Surface & Coatings Technology, 116-119 :1133. [Details]
Kondrashov, P. E., Smirnov, I. S., Lukashov, Y. E., Yablokov, S. Yu., Baranov, A. M., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., Flood, R. V. and McConnell, M. L.; (1999) 'X-ray reflectivity'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 8 :532. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Donnelly , K., Monclus, M. and McGuinness, M.; (1998) 'The use of refractive index as a measure of diamond-like carbon film quality'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 7 (2-5):432. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Kola, P. V., Donnelly, K., Brumitt, K., Lloyd, L., Eloy, R., Therin, M. and Weill, N.; (1997) 'Evaluation of diamond-like carbon coated orthopaedic implants'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 4 (2-4):390. [Details]
Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., O'Brien, T. P., O'Leary, A. and Kelly, T.; (1996) 'Comparison of diamond-like carbon films deposited from 40 kHz and 13.56 MHz rf plasmas'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 5 (3-5):445. [Details]
O'Leary, A., Dowling, D. P., Rizza, R., Donnelly, K., Kola K. and Kelly, T. C.; (1996) 'Investigation of the adhesion and wear of metal containing amorphous carbon coatings'. Key Engineering Materials, 118-119 :271. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., O'Brien, T. P., O'Leary, A., Kelly, T. C. and Neuberger, W.; (1996) 'Application of diamond-like carbon films as hermetic coatings on optical fibres'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 5 :492. [Details]
O'Leary, A., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., O'Brien, T. P., Kelly, T., Weill, N. and Eloy, R.; (1995) 'Diamond-like carbon coatings for biomedical applications'. Key Engineering Materials, 99-199 :301. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., O'Brien, T. P., O'Leary, A. Kelly, T., Graham, C. W. G., Cheshire, R., Al-Assadi, K. F., Morrow, T., Dobele, H. F., Kornas, V. and Schultz-von der Gathen, V.; (1995) 'Quantitative measurements of atomic hydrogen during the deposition of diamond-like carbon films'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 4 :324. [Details]
Cheshire, R., Graham, W. G., Morrow, T., Kornas, V., Dobele, H. F., Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K. and O'Brien, T. P.; (1995) 'Correlation of molecular hydrogen dissociation and the film quality of diamond-like carbon in plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition'. Applied Physics Letters, 66 :3152. [Details]
Cheshire, R., Kornas, V., Dobele, H. F., Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., Graham, W. G., Morrow, T and O'Brien, T.; (1995) 'Detection of absolute number densities of atomic hydrogen in diamond-like carbon deposition plasmas'. Key Engineering Materials, 99-100 :363. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., O'Brien, T. P., Davitt, E. M., Donnelly, K., Kelly, C., Dobele, H. F., Kornas, V., Graham, C. W. G., Cheshire, R. and Higgins, M.; (1994) 'The effect of atomic hydrogen on diamond-like carbon film production'. Diamonds and Related Materials, 3 (4-6):702. [Details]
Donnelly, K., Dowling, D. P., O'Brien, T. P. and Kelly, T.; (1993) 'Refractive index as an indication of plasma deposited diamond-like carbon film durability'. Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, :769. [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Ahern, M. J. Kelly, T., Meehan, C., Brown, B. J., O'Connor, G. and Glynn, T. J.; (1992) 'Characterisation study of diamond and diamond-like carbon'. Surface Coatings and Technolgy, 53 (2):177. [Details]
Dowling, D. P. and Glass, W. K.; (1988) 'A normal co-ordinate analysis of monomethylhydrazine and its bidentate nickel (II) chloride complex'. Spectrochemica Acta, 44A :1351. [Details]
Dowling, D. P. and Glass, W. K.; (1988) 'Thermal analysis of some methylhydrazine and methylhydrazinium complexes of copper (II) , copper (I) and mixed valence species'. Thermochimica Acta, 130 :43. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Ahearne, E; Baron, S; Keaveney, S; Dowling, D; Byrne, G (2016) Tool Wear in Milling of Medical Grade Cobalt Chromium Alloy - Requirements for Advanced Process Monitoring and Data Analytics Proceedings of the Machine Tool Technologies Research Foundation 2016 Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, California, USA Available Online Link to full text [Details]
O'Flynn, Kate A.; Dobbyn, P.; Dowling, D.P. (2015) Application of atmospheric plasma treatments to enhance the mechanical properties of unsized carbon fibre/epoxy composites ICCM Conference on Composite Materials Copenhagen, Denmark, [Details]
Dowling, D.P.; McDonnell, K.A.; Chebbi A.; Breathnach R. (2015) Use of a rat model to demonstrate an enhanced rate of wound healing obtained using atmospheric plasma treatments Proceedings of the 22'nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry Antwerp, Belgium, [Details]
V. Law, L. J. Cox, W. Adress, W. G. Graham, D. P. Dowling, (2014) Spatial and temporal imaging of a plasma jet plume The 7th Chaos 2014 International Conference [Details]
D. P. Dowling, V. J. Law, J. Mohan, A. Ivankovic, F. T. O'Neill (2013) Application of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet treatments for the removal of organic contaminants prior to composite bonding E-MRS Strasbourg, [Details]
W. Adress, L. Cox, W. G. Graham, V. J. Law, D. P. Dowling (2013) Dynamic properties of a kINPen Plasma Jet in burst mode International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) [Details]
V. J. Law, A. Chebbi, F. T. O'Neill and D. P. Dowling (2013) Resonances and patterns within the kINPen-MED atmospheric pressure plasma jet 6th Chaotic Modelling and Simulation International Conference (CHAOS2013) [Details]
Victor J. Law, Denis P. Dowling (2013) Active control metrology for preventing induced thermal damage during atmospheric pressure plasma processing of thermal sensitive materials ISCS2013: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems, Emergence, Complexity and Computation Prague, Czech Republic, [DOI] [Details]
M. M. Iqbal, C. P. Stallard, D. P. Dowling, M. M. Turner (2013) Modelling of droplet-plasma interaction and nucleation of nano-sized particles in atmospheric pressure discharges 31st ICPIG , pp.10-12 [Details]
V. J. Law, F. T. O'Neill and D. P. Dowling (2012) 3-dimensional (orthogonal) structural complexity of time-series data using low-order moment analysis AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics , pp.670-673 [Details]
Mahfujur Rahman, Ana Petronilho, Rachel Morrish, J. M. Don Macelroy, Denis P. Dowling, Colin. A. Wolden, Martin Albrecht (2012) On the enhancement of the photoactivity of chemical bath deposited hematite for solar water splitting applications 19th International Conference on the Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy [Details]
B.H.Q. Dang, D. Jeng, G. Bree, M. Rahman, J.M.D. MacElroy, D.P. Dowling (2012) Enhanced DSSC power conversion efficiency through carbon-doping of TiO2 photoanodes prepared using a novel microwave plasma processing technique 6th International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications in Emerging Technologies [Details]
Stephen Sheehan, JMD MacElroy, K Ravi Thampi and Denis P Dowling (2012) Transparent conducting thin films of FTO deposited by dip coating and spray techniques SmartSurfaces2012: Solar & Biosensor Applications [Details]
A. Dembele, M. Rahman, J.M. D. Macelroy, D. P. Dowling (2012) Microwave plasmas sintering to achieve enhanced power conversion efficiency of tio2 photoelectrodes used in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC) SmartSurfaces2012: Solar & Biosensor Applications [Details]
M. Rahman, R. Morrish, J. M. D. MacElroy, D. P. Dowling, C. A. Wolden (2012) On the refinement of hematite morphology via a wet etching technique for solar water splitting applications SmartSurfaces2012: Solar & Biosensor Applications [Details]
Binh H. Q. Dang, Mahfujur Rahman, Don MacElroy, and Denis P. Dowling (2012) Microwave plasma treatments for the fabrication and processing of photoactive un-doped and carbon-doped TiO2 coatings SmartSurfaces2012: Solar & Biosensor Applications [Details]
Staunton C., Naciri M., Al-Rubeai M. and Dowling D. (2012) Plasma medicine - Application of Weak atmospheric plasmas to cells The 18th Annual Conference for Biotechnology in Ireland [Details]
Staunton C. E., Chebbi M., Naciri M., Al-Rubeai M., Dowling D. (2012) Plasma medicine- comparison of the application of weak atmospheric plasmas to bacterial and yeast cells 4th International Conference for Plasma Medicine 2012, ICPM [Details]
Naciri M., Staunton C. E. Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M. (2012) Influence of cold atmospheric plasma on mammalian cells 4th International Conference for Plasma Medicine 2012, ICPM [Details]
Naciri M., Staunton C. E., Dowling D. P., Al-Rubeai M. (2012) Impact of cold atmospheric pressure plasma on mammalian cells Biotechnology in Action: Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Production and Cancer Biomarkers [Details]
B.H.Q. Dang, M. Rahman, J.M.D. MacElroy, D.P. Dowling (2011) Evaluation of magnetron sputtering and microwave plasma treatments for the fabrication of photoactive un-doped and C-doped TiO2 coatings NANOSMAT 2011 [Details]
A. P. Breen, B. Twomey, G. Byrne and D. P. Dowling (2011) Comparison between microwave and microwave plasma sintering of nickel powders Materials Science Forum , pp.289-292 Link to full text [Details]
A. P. Breen, B. Twomey, G. Byrne and D. P. Dowling (2011) Novel rapid discharge sintering technique for damage-free diamond metal matrix composites Powder Metallurgy [Details]
Denis P. Dowling and Charlie Stallard (2011) Deposition of nano and micron thick aligned fiber plasma polymerised coatings using an atmospheric plasma jet technique International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC20) Link to full text [Details]
D. P. Dowling and G. Byrne (2011) Use of atmospheric plasma treatments to modify cell surface interaction and protein adhesion Biomaterials and Plasma Processing , pp.305-325 [Details]
Donegan, M. and Dowling, D. P.; (2011) Protein adhesion on atmospheric plasma deposited quaternary ammonium salt coatings 14th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Seminar [Details]
Malika Ardhaoui, Meihui Zheng, Jerome Pulpytel, Denis Dowling, Claude Jolivalt and Farzaneh Arefi Khonsari (2011) Optimization of laccase bioelectrode efficiency by atmospheric plasma activation International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC20) [Details]
C. Contini, M. G. Katsikogianni, F. T. O'Neill, M. O'Sullivan, D. P. Dowling & F.J. Monahan (2011) Development of active packaging containing natural antioxidants 11th International Congress on Engineering and Food , pp.224-228 [Details]
Binh H. Q. Dang, Mahfujur Rahman, Don MacElroy, and Denis P. Dowling (2011) Potential of microwave plasma treatments for the fabrication and processing of photoactive TiO2 coatings The Photocatalytic and Superhydrophilic Surfaces Workshop [Details]
K.A. McDonnell, N.J. English, M. Rahman and D. Dowling (2011) Influence of Heat Treatments and Doping on the Properties of Titanium used in Solar Hydrogen Production European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference [Details]
Tan F., Naciri M., Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M ; (2010) Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Attachment, Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation Supported by Plasma-activated Hydroxyapatite Coating 2nd International Conference on Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering , 02-AUG-10 - 04-AUG-10 [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A. , Mohan, J., Dowling, D., Murphy, N. and Ivankovic, A.; (2010) Enhanced carbon/epoxy composite fracture toughness achieved using atmospheric pressure plasma The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society [Details]
Awais, M., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dini, D., Vos, J. G., Denis P. Dowling, D.P.; (2010) Application of a novel microwave plasma treatment for the sintering of Nickel oxide coatings for use in dye-sensitized solar cells 12th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE 2010 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, [Details]
Rahman, M., Faure, S., Akter, T., MacElroy, J. M. D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Effect of anodizing process condition and post anodizing treatment on the physical and photoresponse properties of the Ti02 nanotubes Proceeding of 5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructure Materials (Nano-479), Reims, France, 2010 [Details]
Dembele, A., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J. M. D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Microwave plasma sintering of titanium dioxide (Ti02) nanoparticles for the fabrication of dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) electrodes Proceeding of 5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructure Materials (Nano-326), France, 2010 [Details]
Rahman, M., Dang, B. H. Q., McDonnell, K., MacElroy, J. M. D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) On the improvement of the photoactivity of sputtered deposited Ti02 coating by non-metal doping (C, N or C+N) for the application of Hydrogen production by water splitting Proceeding of 5th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructure Materials (Nano-138), France, 2010 [Details]
Rahman, M. Faure, S., Akter, T., MacElroy, J. M. D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Synthesis of visible light active photoelectrode using MOCVD method: photocatalytic water splitting on a-Fe203 (Hematite) photoanode Engineering design Innovation Open Forum 2010, Dublin, 29 April [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Twomey, B. and Byrne, G.; (2010) Effect of titanium oxide nanoparticle incorporation into nm thick coatings deposited using atmospheric pressure plasma ANM 2008 (Advanced Nanomaterials) conference, Aveiro, Portugal [Details]
Dowling, D. P. and Byrne, G.; (2010) Use of atmospheric plasma treatments to modify cell surface interaction and protein adhesion Proceedings of the ESF EMRC/PESC Exploratory Workshop: Manipulation of Biomaterials Surface by Plasma Processing, Iasi, Romania, 26-30 May 2010 [Details]
Law, V. J., Nwankire, C. E., Dowling, D. P. and Daniels, S.; (2010) Acoustic emission within an atmospheric helium corona discharge jet CHAOS 2010; 3rd Chaotic Modelling and Simulation International Conference, Chania, Crete, 1-5 June 2010 , pp.44 [Details]
Tan F., Naciri M., Dowling D., Al-Rubeai M ; (2010) The Effect of Impaction on the Osteoconductivity of Hydroxyapatite Coating Deposited by a Novel Process. 2nd International Conference on Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2nd International Conference on Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Singapore, , 02-AUG-10 - 04-AUG-10 [Details]
Mohan, J., Ramamoorthy, A., Murphy, N., Dowling, D. and Ivankovic, A.; (2010) The influence of plasma surface treatment on the fracture toughness of peel ply prepared bonded composite joints The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society [Details]
Dang, B.H.Q., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P.; (2010) Conversion of amorphous TiO2 coatings into their crystalline form using a novel microwave plasma treatment 12th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE 2010 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, [Details]
Rahman, M., MacElroy, J.M.D., Thampi, K.R., Dowling, D.P.; (2010) The influence of doping (Ti and/or Si) on structure, morphology and photoresponse properties of MOCVD deposited αFe2O3 thin film for efficient water splitting Nano and Surface Science Approaches to Production and Storage of Hydrogen Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, [Details]
Stallard, C., McDonnell, K., Donegan, M. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Evaluation of spectroscopic ellipsometry for the measurement of BSA protein adhesion on atmospheric plasma modified surfaces ECNF Conference, Liege, Belgium, 22-25 March 2010 [Details]
Stallard, C., McDonnell, K., Donegan, M. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Influence of coating properties on the adhesion of proteins to atmospheric plasma modified surfaces European Conference of Nanofilms Link to full text [Details]
B. Twomey, A. Breen, G. Byrne, A. Hynes and D. P. Dowling (2010) Comparison of thermal and microwave-assisted plasma sintering of nickel-diamond composites Powder Metallurgy , pp.188-190 [Details]
C. Stallard, K. McDonnell, M. Donegan and D. P. Dowling (2010) Evaluation of spectroscopic ellipsometry for the measurement of BSA protein adhesion on atmospheric plasma modified surfaces ECNF Conference Liege, Belgium [Details]
V. J. Law, R. Amsarani and D. P. Dowling (2010) Real-time parametric analysis during the plasma treatment of carbon composite materials 37th European Physical Society Conference [Details]
M. Rahman, S. Faure, T. Akter, J. M. D. MacElroy and D. P. Dowling (2010) Effect of anodizing process condition and post anodizing treatment on the physical and photoresponse properties of the TiO2 nanotube International conference of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology [Details]
Law, V. J., Ramamoorthy, A. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Real-time parametric analysis during the plasma treatment of carbon composite materials 37th European Physical Society Conference - Dublin June 21-25 2010 [Details]
Dowling, D.P., Stallard, C. and Amsarani, R.; (2009) Influence of Substrate to Source Distance on the Properties of Siloxane Coatings Deposited Using an Atmospheric Plasma Jet System Society of Vacuum Coaters, 52nd Annual Technical Conference, Santa Clara [Details]
Tynan, J., Law, V. J., Twomey, B., Hynes, A. M., Daniels, S., Byrne, G. and Dowling, D. P., ed. Reyes, J. M. (2009) Development of real-time non-invasive performance analysis tools for atmospheric pressure plasma system monitoring 19th International Conference on the Phenomena of Ionised Gases , pp.12-17 [Details]
Rahman, M., MacElroy, J. M. D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Development of visible-light-active Ti02 coatings for the application of Hydrogen production by photoelectrochemcial water splitting Energy Solutions Conference 2009: Energy to drive the Irish economy, May 2009, UL, Ireland [Details]
Rahman, M., Dang, B. H. Q., MacElroy, J. M. D. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Effect of doping (C, N or C+N) on the photoactivity of the sputtered deposited Ti02 coating for the application of Hydrogen production by photoelectrochemical water splitting International Symposium on Reactive Sputter Depositioin (RSD2009), Manchester, UK, 2009 [Details]
Dembele, A., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P.; (2009) Deposition of hybrid organic-inorganic composite coatings using atmospheric plasma jet technique NanoSmat2009: 4th International Conference on Surfaces Coatings and Nanostructured Materials Rome, Italy, [Details]
Awais, M., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J.M.D., Coburn, N., Dini, D., Vos, J.G., Dowling, D.P.; (2009) Deposition and characterisation of NiOX films by reactive sputtering for application in dye sensitized solar cells ICMCTF San Diego, California USA, [Details]
Rahman, M., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P.; (2009) Development of visible-light active TiO2 nano-thick coatings for the application of Hydrogen production by photoelectrochemical water splitting NanoSmat2009: 4th International Conference on Surfaces Coatings and Nanostructured Materials Rome, Italy, [Details]
Tynan, J., Law, V.J., Byrne, G., Dowling, D.P. and Daniels, S.; (2009) The application of multivariate analysis tools for non-invasive performance analysis of atmospheric pressure plasma . In: Skidas, C. H eds. 2nd International Conference on Chaotic Modelling, Simulation and Applications, Crete, Greece [Details]
Law, V. J., Tynan, J. Dowling, D. P., ed Mason Liblice, N. (2009) Emerging electric-acoustic metrology for industrial and research atmospheric pressure plasma 7th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing [Details]
Tynan, J., Law, V. J., Ward, P., Hynes, A. M., Cullen, J., Byrne, G. Dowling, D. P., ed. Reyes, A. M. J. (2009) Comparison of laboratory and industrial scale atmospheric pressure plasma processing systems using real-time non-invasive performance analysis tools 19th International Conference on the Phenomena of Ionised Gases , pp.12-17 [Details]
Twomey, B., Breen, A., Byrne, G., Hynes, A. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Comparison of thermal and microwave-assisted plasma sintering of nickel-diamond composites Euro PM 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
Breen, A., Twomey, B., Byrne, G., Hynes, A. and Dowling, D.P.; (2009) Comparison between microwave and microwave plasma sintering of nickel powders International Conference on Powder Metallurgy (RoPM), Craiova, Romania, 2009 [Details]
Breen, A., Twomey, B., Byrne, G., Hynes, A. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Microwave Plasma Sintering of Metal Powder Compacts 26th IMC, Dublin, Ireland, 2009 [Details]
Nwankire, C. E., Ardhaoui, M. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) A systematic study of the adhesive properties of a plasma polymerised primer bonded siloxane elastomer to stainless steel Society of Vacuum Coaters, 52nd Annual Technical Conference, Santa Clara, May 2009 [Details]
Tynan, J., Law, V. J., Twomey, B., Hynes, A., Daniels, S., Byrne, G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Development of realtime non-invasive performance analysis tools for atmospheric pressure plasma system monitoring International Conference on the Phenomena of Ionised Gases, Cancun, Mexico, 2009 [Details]
Tynan, J., Law, V. J., Ward, P., Hynes, A. M., Cullen, J., Byrne, G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Comparison of laboratory and industrial scale atmospheric pressure plasma processsing systems using real-time non-invasive performance analysis tools . In: Reyes, A.M.J eds. 19th International Conference on the Phenomena of Ionised Gases, Cancun, Mexico, 2009 [Details]
Law, V. J., Tynan, J. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Emerging electric-acoustic metrology for industrial and research atmospheric pressure plasma 7th EU-Japan Joint Symposium on Plasma Processing, Czech. Republic, 2009 [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Stallard, C. and Amsarani, R (2009) Influence of Substrate to Source Distance on the Properties of Siloxane Coatings Deposited Using an Atmospheric Plasma Jet System 52nd Annual Technical Conference [Details]
Awais, M., Rahman, M., MacElroy, J. M. D., Dini, D., Vos, J. G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2009) Reactive sputtered Ni0x coatings for application in dye-sensitized solar cells Energy Solutions Conference 2009: Energy to drive the Irish economy, May 2009, UL, Ireland [Details]
Mohan, J., Murphy, N., Ivankovic, A. and Dowling, D. P.; (2008) The effect of humidity levels on the fracture behaviour of co-cured composite joints 5th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives, Les DIablerets, Switzerland, 2008 [Details]
Law, V. J., Tynan, J., Twomey, B., O'Connor, N., Byrne, G., Dowling, D. P. and Daniels, S.; (2008) Multivariate analysis of an industrial atmospheric pressure plasma glow discharge 61st Gaseous Electronics Conference, Dallas, Texas [Details]
Law, V. J., Tynan, J., Twomey, B., O'Connor, N., Byrne, G., Dowling, D. P. and Daniels, S.; (2008) Multivariate analysis of atmospheric pressure plasma electrical parameters GEC Conference, October, 2008 [Details]
Law, V. J., O'Connor, N., Twomey, B., Tynan, J., Byrne, G., Dowling D. P. and Daniels, S.; (2008) Multivariate analysis of an industrial atmospheric pressure plasma electrical parameters . In: Overzet, L eds. 61st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Dallas, Texas, USA, 13-17 October, 2008 , 13-OCT-08 - 17-OCT-08 [Details]
McCann, M, Ramamoorthy, A., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., Dowling, D.P., and MacElroy, J.M.D.; (2008) Microporous Silica Coatings on Mesoporous SiO2 and ZrO2 Supports: Membranes for High Temperature Gas Separation Applications AIChE National Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Details]
Amsarani, R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D. A., MacElroy, J.M>D and Dowling, D.P.; (2008) The effect of process parameters on the microstructure and thermal stability of siloxane films deposited by a plasma jet system 14th International Conference on Solid Films and Surfaces, June 2008, Ireland [Details]
Nwankire, C., O'Neill, L., Byrne, G. and Dowling, D. P.; (2008) The effect of plasma polymerised si-h rich polymethylhydrogen siloxane (PHMS) on the adhesion of silicone elastomer 31st Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society Austin, Texas, , pp.436-437 [Details]
McCann, M., Amsarani, R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D. A., Dowling, D. P. and MacElroy, J. M. D.; (2008) Controlling the architecture of mocro-porous SiOx and TiOx coating for high temperature CO2/air separations 10th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIMs) Toyko, Japan, [Details]
Law, V. J., O'Connor, N., Twomey, B., Tynan, J., Dowling, D. P., Byrne, G. and Daniels, S.; (2008) Visualisation of atmospheric pressure plasma electrical parameters 10th Experimental Chaos Conference, Catania, Italy, 3-6 June 2008 [Details]
Law, V.J., O'Connor, N., Twomey, B., Dowling, D.P. and Daniels, S.; (2008) Visualisation of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Electrical Parameters 1st International Conference on Chaotic Modelling, Simulation and Applications, Greece [Details]
Graham, B., Schaper, D., Della Croce, D., Twomey, B., Dowling, D. P., Hynes, A. and O'Neill, L.; (2008) Comparing depostion properties in an atmospheric pressure plasma device operating in filamentary and uniform discharge modes Hakone XI Conference, Oleron Island, France , 07-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08 [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D. P., Byrne., Rahman, M., Hynes, A., O'Hare, L.A. and O'Neill, L.; (2007) Evaluation of the mechanical behaviour of nanometre thick coating deposited using an atmospheric pressure plasma system 50th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Vacuum Coaters, Louisvill, Kentucky, April 2007 [Details]
McCann, M., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., Dowling, D., MacElroy, J.M.D.; (2007) Growth of TiOx nano-films by PVD sputtering onto ceramic surfaces as a function of time for the preparation of high performance separation membranes International Meeting on Developments in Materials, Processes and Applications of Nanotechnology, MPA-2007 Belfast, Northern Ireland, [Details]
Byrne, F., Ward, P. G., Hughes, D., Cullen, J. and Dowling, D. P.; (2007) Comparative study of the processing conditions required for PLA and PET polymers Proceedings of the IMF Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology, August 2007 [Details]
O'Connor, N., Twomey, B., Dowling, D.P., Daniels, S. and Law, V.J.; (2007) Current pulse width modulation spectroscopy as an atmospheric pressue plasma diagnostic technique TPW Conference, Belfast, Ireland, 2007 [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A., R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P.; (2007) Experimental studies of atmospheric plasma deposited siloxane coatings SFI Science Summit 2007, CityWest, Dublin [Details]
McCann, M.; Rahman, M.; Mooney, D.A.; Dowling, D.; MacElroy, J.M.D.; (2007) Growth of TiOx nano-films by PVD sputtering onto ceramic surfaces as a function of time for the preparation of high performance separation membranes International Meeting on the Developments in Materials, Processes & Applications for Nanotechnology [Details]
Graham, W. G., Della Croce, D., Hynes, A., O'Neill, L., Dowling, D. P., Twomey, B. and Byrne, G.; (2007) Electrical and emission tudies of a large area, uniform dielectric barrier discharge operation in polymer film processing mode 28th ICPIG, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2007 [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A., R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P.; (2007) Effect of process parameters on chemistry, growth rate and particle formation of atmospheric plasma deposited SiOx-siloxane coatings Nanosmat2007 Conference Portugal, [Details]
Carolan, D., Dowling, D., Ivankovic, A., Mohan, J. and Murphy, N.; (2007) The Effect of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Surface Treatment on the Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Bonded Composite Joints The 6th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics (FDM07) Madeira, [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D. P., Byrne, G., O'Neill, L and O'Hare, L.A; (2006) Properties of siloxane coating deposited in a reel-to-reel atmospherica pressure plasma system 10th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE 2006 [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D., Byrne, G.; (2006) Deposition of Functional Coatings using an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma System Poster Presentation 9th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium TCD, Dublin, [Details]
Dowling, D., Miller, I., Duggan, P., Byrne, G., Gallagher, W.; (2006) Influence of the surface properties of plasma modified polystyrene on cell morphology and spreading SVC 49th Annual Technical Conference Proceedings [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A., R., Rahman, M., Mooney, D.A., MacElroy, J.M.D., Dowling, D.P.; (2006) Atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of SiOx coatings on Vycor glass International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings, OFN 606 Singapore, [Details]
Ramamoorthy, A.; Rahman, M.; Mooney, D.A.; MacElroy, J.M.D; Dowling, D.P.; (2006) Atmospheric pressure plasma deposition of SiOx coatings on Vycor glass Thin Films 2006, Proceedings of 3rd Internation Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings [Details]
Tynan, J., Dowling, D.P., Byrne, G., Hughes, D.; (2006) Enhancing Polymer Adhesion through Surface Activation using an in-line Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Proceedings of the 23rd International Manufacturing Conference Belfast, , 30-AUG-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
Tynan, J., Dowling, D. P., Hughes, D. and Byrne, G.; (2006) Enhancing polymer adhesion through surface activation using an in-line atmospheric pressure plasma . In: Harris, E.M.J. et al eds. 23rd International Manufacturing Conference, University of Ulster, Belfast, 2006 Universtity of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 28-AUG-06 - 01-SEP-06 [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Twomey, B., Byrne, G., O'Neill, L. and O'Hare, L.A.; (2005) Deposition of functional coating using an in-line atmospheric pressure plasma apparatus SVC 48th Annual Technical Conference, Denver, April 2005 [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D., Byrne, G., O'Neill L., O'Hare, L.A; (2005) Coatings deposited using a reel to reel atmospheric plasma system 2nd International Workshop on Cold Atmospheric Plasmas: Sources and Applications (CAPPSA) Bruges Belgium, , 30-AUG-05 - 02-SEP-05 [Details]
Twomey, B., Dowling, D., Byrne, G.<, O'Neill L., O'Hare, L.A; (2005) Coatings deposited using a reel to reel atmospheric plasma system published in the proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Cold Atmospheric Plasmas: Sources and Applications (CAPPSA) Bruges Belgium, , 30-AUG-05 - 02-SEP-05 [Details]
Tuffy, K., Byrne, G., Dowling, D.; (2003) Analysis of Optimum TiN Film Coating Thichness deposited on WC Cutting Tools using Magnatron Sputtering AMPT 2003 Conference Paper *, [Details]
Tuffy, K., Byrne, G., Dowling, D.; (2003) Analysis of Optimum TiN Film Coating Thichness deposited on WC Cutting Tools using Magnatron Sputtering AMPT Conference Paper *, [Details]
Tuffy, K., Byrne, G., Dowling, D. ; (2003) Design of the Optimum Machining Conditions for Coated WC Inserts Using the Taguchi Method 20th International Manufacturing Conference (IMC-20) Cork Institute of Technology,2003 Cork, , pp.280-287 [Details]
Tuffy, K., Byrne, G., Dowling, D. ; (2003) Design of the Optimum Machining Conditions for Coated WC Inserts Using the Taguchi Method International Manufacturing Conference (IMC-20) Cork Institute of Technology Cork, , pp.280-287 [Details]
Sheehan, E., McKenna, J., Dowling, D. P., McCormack, D., Marks, P. and Fitzpatrick, J. M.; (2002) Anti-bacterial silver coatings on orthopaedic metals - an in-vitro and animal study Irish Orthopaedic Association, 19-22 June 2002, Killarney, Ireland [Details]
Sheehan, E., McKenna, J., Dowling, D. P., McCormack, D and Fitzpatrick, J. M.; (2001) An in-vitro study of anti-bacterial silver coatings on orthopaedic implants British Orthopaedic Research Society, Southampton, 24-25 September 2001 [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Donnelly, K., McConnell, M. L., Daly, C., Burden, D., Caldwell, E., McNeill, A., Jones, D. and Gorman, S.; (2000) Application of diamond-like carbon coatings to enhance the performance of orthodontic services Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, 2000 , pp.164 [Details]
Donnelly, N., McConnell, M. N., Dowling, D. P. and O'Mahony, D.; (2000) A comparison between the tribological and mechanical properties of TiN and TiCN coatings Science Forum 2000 , pp.325-326 [Details]
Dowling, D. P.; (1998) Introduction to plasma technology and its application in medical devices Proceedings of Conference entitled Medical Device Manufacturing, NUI Galway, 28th May 1998 [Details]
Dowling, D. P., Kola, P. V., Donnelly, K., Kelly, T. C., Brumitt, K., Lloyd, L., Eloy, R., Therin, M. and Weill, N.; (1998) Application of diamond-like carbon coatings to enhance the life of orthopaedic implants Proceedings of the Irish Journal of Medical Science, Blessington, Ireland 1997 , pp.108 [Details]
                                   

Invited Seminars

D. P. Dowling, V. J. Law, J. Mohan, A. Ivankovic and F. T. O'Neill (2013) Application of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet treatments for the removal of organic contaminants prior to composite bonding. Invited Seminars [Details]
D. P. Dowling, C. P. Stallard, M. Donegan and V. J. Law (2012) Enhancing the bioactivity of the surfaces using atmospheric plasma deposited coatings. 4th International Conference on Plasma Medicine, ICPM4, 17-21 2012, Book of abstracts: Invited Seminars [Details]
D. P. Dowling (2012) Enhancing product performance through the application of nanocoatings. Invited Seminars [Details]
M. Naciri1, C. E. Staunton, M. Al-Rubeai1, D. P. Dowling (2012) Influence of cold atmospheric plasma treatments on mammalian cells. 4th International Conference on Plasma Medicine, ICPM4, Orléans, France: Invited Seminars [Details]
D. P. Dowling, M. Naciri, C. E. Staunton, V. Lahoti, A. Chebbi1 and M. Al-Rubeai (2012) Comparison of the effect of cold atmospheric plasmas on mammalian and bacterial cells. 4th International Conference on Plasma Medicine, ICPM4, 17-21 2012, Book of abstracts: Invited Seminars [Details]
M. Awais, M. Rahman, J. M. Don MacElroy, D. Dini, J. G. Vos, D. P. Dowling (2011) Fabrication of nano-crystalline NiO surfaces for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2. Invited Seminars [Details]
B. H. Q. Dang, M. Rahman, J. M. Don MacElroy, D.P. Dowling (2011) Development of photoactive titanium dioxide coatings for the application of hydrogen production. Invited Seminars [Details]
Denis P. Dowling, Charles E. Nwankire, M. Riihimäki, R. Keiski, U. Nylén (2010) Evaluation of the anti-fouling properties of nm thick atmospheric plasma deposited coatings. 37th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF): Invited Seminars [Details]
D. P. Dowling, C. Nwankire and M. Ardhaoui (2009) Influence of Precursor Chemistry on the Adhesion of Atmospheric Plasma Deposited Siloxane Coatings onto Stainless Steel. Invited Seminars [Details]
D. P. Dowling (2009) Influence of Processing Conditions on the Adhesion Performance of Atmospheric Plasma Polymerized Primer Coatings on Steel. Invited Seminars [Details]
D. P. Dowling (2008) Deposition of functional coatings on polymers using atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition (APPLD). Invited Seminars [Details]
Dowling, D.P., Donnelly, K., O'Brien, T. P., O'Leary, A., Kelly, T., and Neuberger, W.; (1996) The use of diamond-like carbon thin films as hermetic coatings on optical fibres. Proceedings of Traitments de Surface Conference, ISIL, Liege: Invited Seminars [Details]
 

Presented Papers

Law, V. J., Dowling, D. P., Walsh, J. L., Iza, F., Janson, N. B., and Kong, M. G.; (2012) Decoding of atmospheric pressure plasma emission signals for process control. Presented Papers [Details]
Law, V. J., Nwankire, C. E., Dowling, D. P. and Daniels, S.; (2011) Acoustic Emission within an Atomospheric Helium Corona Discharge Jet. Chaos Theory: Modeling, Simulation and Applications: Presented Papers [Details]

Abstract

L. O'Neill, A. M. Hynes, D. Della Croce, L. Schaper, W. G. Graham, B. Twomey, G. Byrne and D. P. Dowling (2008) Plasma electrical, optical and imaging and polymer property studies of an industrial scale atmospheric pressure glow discharge system. Abstract [Details]
       

Reviews

Tan, F,Naciri, M,Dowling, D,Al-Rubeai, M (2012) In vitro and in vivo bioactivity of CoBlast hydroxyapatite coating and the effect of impaction on its osteoconductivity. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
           

Media

Twomey, B., Breen, A., Byrne, G., Hynes, A. and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Plasma power can smash small run sintering times. Media [Details]
Tan, F., Byrne, G. B., Naciri, M., Dowling, D. P. and Al-Rubai, M.; (2010) The effect of impaction on the osteoconductivity of hydroxyapatite coating deposited by a novel process. Media [Details]
Tan, F., Stallard, C., Naciri, M. Dowling, D. P. and Al-Rubeai, M.; (2010) Cellular and molecular analysis of human mesenchymal stem cell attachment, proliferation and osteogenic differentiation supported by plasma-activated hydroxyapatite coating. Media [Details]
Win Htein, M., Barry, J. N., Byrne G. B., and Dowling, D. P.; (2010) Influence of applicator design on the properties of hydroxapatite coatings deposited using a co-incident microblasting technique. Media [Details]
Dowling, D.P.; (2007) 10 Green Bottles. Technology Ireland: Media [Details]
Dowling, D. P.; (1998) Works like lightning. Technology Ireland: Media [Details]
Dowling, D.P.; (1991) Diamond film stars. Technology Ireland: Media [Details]

Technical Publication

Byrne, F., Ward, P. G. Hughes, D., Cullen, J. and Dowling, D.P.; (2007) Comparative study of the processing conditions required for PLA and PET polymers. Technical Publication [Details]
                             

Articles

Dowling, D.P.; Ahearne, E. (2016) Learning Factories: a new approach to training in advanced manufacturing. Dublin: Articles Available Online [Details]
Dowling, D.P. (2013) Plasma medicine - new technology for anti-ageing and wound healing treatments. Articles [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

My research work is focused on the engineering of surfaces to enhance their performance. Application areas include medical devices, solar energy and packaging. The research can be divided into three broad areas as follows: 

* Functional coatings - evaluation of how nm thick coatings can influence a diverse range of surface properties including cell adhesion, polymer to polymer or metal adhesion (particularly composites) and coatings for photovoltaic applications. These coatings are deposited by both PVD and PECVD techniques.  A particular research focus is on the deposition of coatings using atmospheric plasma systems.

* Tribological coatings - wear resistant and low friction coatings on tools and engineering components. These coatings are deposited by magnetron sputtering. 

* Microblast coatings - Deposition of coatings from powder particles entrained in air jets using microblast and CoBlastTM techniques. A particular focus is the low temperature deposition of hydroxyapetite and Teflon coatings onto medical implants. 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd
Micro Mouldings Holdings Ltd
Title : Atmospheric Plasma Modification of Polymers
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 30-SEP-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Support for Deantus Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-16 / 31-MAR-17
Sponsor : Irish Manufacturing Research Ltd
Title : PhD Studentship Agreement - Andrew Dickson
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-16 / 30-JUN-19
Sponsor : University of Limerick (UL)
Title : Surface Engineering of Composites (SurfEngComp)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-17 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : 2016 Internal funding scheme
Start Date / End Date : 05-JAN-17 / 04-JAN-20
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : MAREI SPOKE Project No. 2.3.4 Adhesive bonding of composites - transfer from UCC
Start Date / End Date : 19-NOV-15 / 31-MAY-19
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Burke Joinery Ltd
Title : Development of a door with enhanced acoustic performance
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-17 / 12-OCT-17
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Microwave plasma sintering of diamond burs
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-17 / 30-NOV-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Support for Deantus Centre Set up
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-17 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : KIC Manufacturing - MANUFUTURE 2015, Luxembourg
Start Date / End Date : 06-NOV-15 / 05-MAY-16
Sponsor : University of Limerick (UL)
Title : IComp Topic 4 Phase 2 - Surface Engineering
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Advanced Manufacturing KIC - North Group KIC Manufacturing meeting, MTC, Coventry, January 2016
Start Date / End Date : 17-DEC-15 / 16-JUN-16
Sponsor : Henkel
Title : MAREI SPOKE Project No. 2.3.4 Adhesive bonding of composites - Henkel
Start Date / End Date : 19-NOV-15 / 31-MAY-19
Sponsor : Cook Ireland Limited
Title : Surface treatment and characterisation of stent devices
Start Date / End Date : 02-NOV-15 / 11-DEC-15
Sponsor : Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Libya
Title : PhD funding Hisham M. Abourayana - Year 3
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-15 / 31-AUG-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Deantus Manufacturing Centre proposal - support
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-16 / 31-MAR-17
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : EIT Manufacturing KIC Call - North Group KIC manufacturing meeting, Eindhoven 30-31 March 2016
Start Date / End Date : 14-MAR-16 / 13-SEP-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : EIT Manufacturing KIC Call, 23-24 May 2016, Aachen, Germany
Start Date / End Date : 04-MAY-16 / 03-NOV-16
Sponsor : University of Limerick (UL)
Title : iComp-Topic 3
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-11 / 31-MAY-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Addressing scaling issues in the plasma microwave sintering of precision manufactured products
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Technical and Commercial Development of Rapid Discharge Sintering Technology
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-14 / 30-JUN-15
Sponsor : Henkel
Title : Effect of carbon fibre treatments using a plasma polymerised primer on fracture behaviour of Benzoxazine composites
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-13 / 05-SEP-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : KIC targeted : Added Value Manufacturing
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Dermatological Applications of Plasma Medicine Stage 3
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-14 / 01-FEB-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Envirotech Innovative Products Ltd.
Title : Testing of effect of dry fogging Auranta antimicrobial formulation into cold storage area
Start Date / End Date : 14-OCT-13 / 13-OCT-14
Sponsor : Republic of Iraq Ministry of Education
Title : Evaluation of metal oxide coatings for dye sensitized solar cell applications
Start Date / End Date : 14-APR-14 / 13-APR-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Horizon 2020 Proposal Project Co-ordinator Support
Start Date / End Date : 18-SEP-14 / 31-MAR-16
Sponsor : Collaborative Centre for Applied Nanotechnology (CCAN)
Title : Nano functionalized polymer surfaces
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-14 / 31-OCT-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Controlled repair and bond joint fabrication enhancement of Light-Weight Composite by Plasma Ablation
Start Date / End Date : 17-AUG-15 / 30-NOV-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Manufacturing
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-15 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Sherkin Technologies Innovation Voucher
Start Date / End Date : 22-JUN-15 / 21-JUN-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Innovation Voucher - Burke Joinery
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-15 / 21-JUN-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Gencell Innovation Voucher
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-12 / 01-JUN-12
Sponsor : University College Cork (Tyndall National Institute)
Title : Gencell innovation voucher - matched funding
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-12 / 01-JUN-12
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Application of Antimicrobial natural product coatings on consumer products and medical packaging
Start Date / End Date : 21-MAR-11 / 20-MAY-12
Sponsor : University of Limerick (UL)
Title : iCOMP Topic 4 - Surface Engineering
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-11 / 28-FEB-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
SCFI Group Ltd.
Title : Evaluation Of Materials Of Construction For Corrosion Prevention in Heat Exhangers For Super Critical Water Oxidation
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-11 / 31-JUL-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Irish Micro Mouldings Innovation voucher
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-11 / 30-NOV-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Surface Engineering
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-18
Sponsor : University of Limerick (UL)
Title : ICOMP - Surface mapping and control during atmospheric plasma treatments
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-11 / 31-JUL-13
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: GREP ENG - Split Accounts School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Dermatological applications of plasma medicine
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-12 / 31-JAN-13
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : PlasmaClean - Surface mapping and control during atmospheric plasma treatments
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-11 / 31-JUL-13
Sponsor : Element Six Ltd.
Title : Element 6 - diamond composites
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-DEC-12
Sponsor : University College Cork (Tyndall National Institute)
Title : Nano functional coatings (Nanocoat)
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-12 / 31-MAR-13
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : BioInterface Conference - SFI support
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-12 / 28-FEB-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Dermatological Applications of Plasma Medicine Stage 2
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-13 / 31-JAN-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Fabrication of fine grinding burrs using a novel microwave processing technology
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-06 / 31-MAY-08
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Effect of Plasma Treatment on Cellular Response
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-05 / 24-JUL-05
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : novel antifouling coatings for heat exchanger
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-07 / 31-DEC-09
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Support for Commissioning of Surface Engineering Facility in UCD
Start Date / End Date : 22-SEP-04 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Deposition of gas barrier coatings using the Dow Corning Atmospheric Pressure Plasma System
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-06 / 30-APR-08
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Biofuel cells optimisation on nanostructured surfaces elaborated by plasma technology
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-10 / 30-NOV-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Diffraction capability for FEI Tecnai 20 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Environmentally friendly food packaging tray with lower carbon footprint (RPET-FC)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-09 / 30-SEP-11
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Medtronic Ave
Title : Evaluation of atmosphoric plasmas for the deposition of bioactive coatings
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-07 / 31-OCT-08
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Precision - Plasma Technology for Nano Manufacturing
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-09 / 30-JUN-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Microwave Plasma Sintering of superabrasive composites (Nanogrind)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-09
Sponsor : Holfeld Plastics Ltd
Title : Atmospheric Plasma Processing
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-08 / 29-FEB-12
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Deposition of Hydroxyapatite Coatings using EnBIO Technology
Start Date / End Date : 15-OCT-08 / 14-OCT-10
Sponsor : EnBio Ltd
Title : Deposition of Hydroxyapatite Coatings using EnBIO Technology
Start Date / End Date : 15-OCT-08 / 14-OCT-09

Recent Postgraduates

Fiona Byrne MEngSc - 2008
Cathal Brugha MEngSc - 2009
John Tynan, PhD - 2009 
Barry Twomey, PhD - 2009
Amsarani Ramamoorthy, PhD - 2010
Charles Nwankire, PhD - 2010
Muhammad Awais, PhD - 2011
Amidou Dembele, PhD - 2012
Aidan Breen, PhD - 2012 
Win Htein MCh - 2012 
James Nicholas Barry - 2013
Quoc BinH Dang Ha - 2013
Charlie Stallard - 2014 



Current Postgraduate Students

Andrew Dickson, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Emmanuel Ekoi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Heather O Connor, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Frederico Rossi Kaschel, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Seán McConnell, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Conor Luttrell, Engineering Science (MEngSc)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Darragh Egan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is research led, with an emphasis on continuing to update my teaching material based on the results of my own research work as well as that obtained from industry collaboration and the literature.

Modules Coordinated

201700   MEEN40030     Mechanical Engineering: Manufacturing Engineering II
201700   MEEN40180     Mechanical Engineering: Nanomaterials

Enhancement of Teaching

Having defined learning outcomes, I review my success in delivering on these outcomes based on a combination of student feedback and the performance of students based on their reports and module examination results. An approach that I have found successful is 'Formative feedback', by which I feel that improved student learning is achieved, based on altering the mode of instruction arising from the feedback that the students provide. I endeavor to enhance the content of my lectures using material obtained through literature reviews, through my attendance at international conferences, as well as through collaborative research projects involving EU partners and industry (research led). I am a member of the Editorial Board of a new open access, peer reviewed Journal of Coatings (www.hindawi.com/journals/coatings). Through this and the peer review of other publications, it assists me to maintain my knowledge of the current state-of-the art in my research field.

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

I have proposed and developed an elective module for MSc (taught) students - Nanomaterials (MEEN40180). This is designed to give a broad introduction to micro and nano-engineering. It provides students with a fundamental understanding of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials and highlights the application of this technology in areas as diverse as catalysts, MEMS and medical devices. Nanomaterial based components and devices are used in industries which employ many chemical and mechanical engineers in Ireland. I have also introduced lecture content on surface engineering technologies into the Manufacturing and Chemical Engineering Design modules. Based on equipment obtained through my research work, I have been able to introduce new laboratory practicals into undergraduate and taught post graduate courses. Examples include the surface activation of polymers using a reel-to reel atmospheric plasma system, as part of a 2nd stage laboratory practical, as well as the fabrication of solar cells (DSSCs), by 4th stage students. Within my modules I aim to ensure that students involved laboratory and assignment activities, work in small group sizes (4-5 per group), where each student is personally required to use single items of apparatus. I actively work to continuously improve course content based on student feedback.

Developing as a Teacher

Prior to taking up a position at UCD, my previous career was working in a state development agency. A minor part of my role was the provision of technical training in vacuum and plasma processing to engineers and scientists from industry. I also worked with students who carried out their research projects in my laboratory in conjunction with an academic supervisor. A further role was to visit companies (particularly SMEs), to assist / mentor them, to develop their own R&D activities. I therefore obtained an 'on the job' experience through these activities. This hands on role was supported by CPD training programmes in which I participated i.e. project management and presentation skills. This training continued when I joined UCD through the advice obtained from my academic colleagues. I feel that I also gained an insight on teaching through background reading. For example by availing of teaching resource material on-line, including that on the UCD Teaching and Learning, web site. I have also developed as a teacher through my role as an external examiner of a plasma and vacuum course at DCU, in addition to my participation in the Engineers Ireland panel carrying out the accreditation of HCert and BEng courses.

Innovation & Leadership

My teaching is assist through my research and I have used my experience in participating both national and international R&D programmes to inform / help develop my teaching.

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Prof. Don MacElroy

Solar Energy Research

Dr. Neal Murphy

Adhesion issues associated with composite materials

Dr. Frank Monahan

Evaluation of anti-oxidant performance of nano coating depositied on food packaging

Prof. Mohamed Al-Rubaei

1. Cell-polymer interactions 
2. Application of funtionalised coating onto hydroxyapatite   
3. Deposition of nm thick functional coatings on polymer substrates


External Collaborators

Prof. Miles Turner (DCU)
 
Prof. Patrick McNally & Dr Stephen Daniels (DCU)
 
Prof. Bill Graham (QUB) Plasma Diagnostics 

Correlation between atmospheric plasma processing conditions and coating properties.