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Professor Iouri Gounko

Professor of Inorganic Chemisty(1922) (Chemistry)

1982-87 M.Sc (with distinction, major Organometallic Chemistry), Moscow State University 1987-90 Ph.D, Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University 1990-93 Lecturer in Chemistry and Materials for Electronics (Bielorussian Techn.University) 1993-94 Postdoctoral Fellow (Royal Society Award), research on organolanthanides, University of Sussex 1994-95 Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Materials for Electronics (Bielorussian Techn. University) 1995-96 Postdoctoral Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Award), research on organosilicon compounds, University of Magdeburg 1996-98 Postdoctoral Researcher, research on organolanthanides (EPSRC), University of Sussex 1999- to date Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin 2002- to date Director of Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials.
  Colloids   Composite materials   Diagnostic bioimaging   Drug development and evaluation   Imaging Techniques   Inorganic Chemistry   Nano Biotechnology   Nanotechnology   Nanotubes   Optical materials   Organometallic chemistry   Plastics   Polymers
 Magnetic iron oxide nanowires
 Carbon nanotube organometallics
 Two in one" fluorescent magnetic nanocomposites for biomedical application
 Quantum dots for biomedical applications

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Gaffney, A.M., Santos-Martinez, M.J., Satti, A., (...), Elia, G., Radomski, M.W. , Blood biocompatibility of surface-bound multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 11, (1), 2015, p39-46 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Savateeva, D., Melnikau, D., McCarthy, J.E., (...), Rusakov, K.I., Rakovich, Y.P. , Optical properties of hollow polymer microspheres loaded with semiconductor quantum dots, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks , Graz; Austria, 6-10 July, 2014, pp6876653-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Baimuratov, A.S., Turkov, V.K., Leonov, M.Y., (...), Fedorov, A.V., Rukhlenko, I.D. , Phonon-induced photoluminescence from a single quantum dot in the regime vibrational resonance, Proceedings - 2014 International Conference Laser Optics, 2014 International Conference Laser Optics, St. Petersburg; Russian Federation, 30 June -4 July, 2014, pp6886382-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Melnikau, D., Savateeva, D., Gun'Ko, Y.K., Rakovich, Y.P. , Enhanced chiroptical properties of a hybrid material consisting of J-aggregates and silver nanoparticles, Proceedings of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Graz; Austria, 6-10 July, 2014, pp6876652 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Govan, J., Loudon, A., Baranov, A.V., Fedorov, A.V., Gun'ko, Y. , Chiral quantum dot based materials, Proceedings of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Brussels; Belgium, 9126, 2014, pp912619-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Leonov, M.Y., Rukhlenko, I.D., Baimuratov, A.S., (...), Gun'Ko, Y.K., Fedorov, A.V. , Transient pump-probe absorption spectroscopy of semiconductor nanodumbbells, Proceedings of International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9126, 2014, pp91262C-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Movia, D., Gerard, V., Maguire, C.M., Jain, N., Bell, A.P., Nicolosi, V., O'Neill, T., Scholz, D., Gun'ko, Y., Volkov, Y., Prina-Mello, A., A safe-by-design approach to the development of gold nanoboxes as carriers for internalization into cancer cells, Biomaterials, 35, (9), 2014, p2543-2557 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zhang, X, Marocico, CA, Lunz, M, Gerard, VA, Gun'ko, YK, Lesnyak, V, Gaponik, N, Susha, AS, Rogach, AL, Bradley, AL, Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Distance Dependence of Localized Surface Plasmon Coupled Forster Resonance Energy Transfer, ACS NANO, 8, (2), 2014, p1273-1283 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Igor I. Shaganov, Tatiana S. Perova, Maria V. Mukhina, Irina V. Martynenko, Alexander V. Baranov, Anatoly V. Fedorov, Valerie Gerard, and Yuri K. Gun'ko, Influence of intermolecular interactions on spectroscopic characteristics of metal nanoparticles and their composites, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, (November 2014), 2014, p24536 - 24548, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Zhang, Yi, Charles, Denise E., Ledwith, Deirdre M., Aherne, Damian, Cunningham, Stephen E., Voisin ,Muriel M., Blau, Werner Josef., Gun'Ko,Yurii K., Kelly, John M., Brennan-Fournet, Margaret E. , Wash-free highly sensitive detection of C-reactive protein using gold derivatised triangular silver nanoplates, RSC Advances, 4, (55), 2014, p29022-29031 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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M. Wojdyla, S. Gallagher, Y.K. Gun'ko, J. M. Kelly, S. J. Quinn, I.P. Clark, G.M. Greetham, M. Towrie and A.W. Parker, Ultrafast Transient Absorption Studies on CdTe and Chiral CdSe Quantum Dots - Central Laser Facility, Annual Report 2008-2009, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 2009, 193-196, Report, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Royal Society Fellowship Award 1993
Alexander von Humboldt Award 1995
Dr. Gun'ko works in the areas of Organometallic Chemistry, Science of Materials and Nanotechnology. Dr. Gun'ko supervises a research team consisting at present of 8 postgraduate students and 4 postdoctoral research fellows. Dr. Gun'ko has 125 publications in peer reviewed journals and 10 patents. His main research interest and activities are: - magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic liquids for MRI diagnostics, - nanoparticle-drug conjugates, - quantum dots (CdTe) for biomedical applications (biological imaging and drug delivery), - chemical functionalisation of carbon nanotubes, - polyhedral silsesquioxanes and metallasiloxanes.