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Professor Iouri Gounko

Professor (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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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
Brennan, L.J., Barwich, S.T., Satti, A., Faure, A., Gun'ko, Y.K., Graphene-ionic liquid electrolytes for dye sensitised solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A , 1, (29), 2013, p8379-8384 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Gallagher SA, Comby S, Wojdyla M, Gunnlaugsson T, Kelly JM, Gun'ko YK, Clark IP, Greetham GM, Towrie M, Quinn SJ, Efficient Quenching of TGA-Capped CdTe Quantum Dot Emission by a Surface-Coordinated Europium(III) Cyclen Complex., Inorganic chemistry, 52, (8), 2013, p4133-4135 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
G. L. Keegan, D. Aherne, E. Defrancq, Y. K. Gun'ko and J. M. Kelly, Oligonucleotide Functionalization of Hollow Triangular Gold Silver Alloy Nanoboxes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, (1), 2013, p669-676 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Verma NK, Crosbie-Staunton K, Satti A, Gallagher S, Ryan KB, Doody T, McAtamney C, MacLoughlin R, Galvin P, Burke CS, Volkov Y, Gun'ko YK, Magnetic core-shell nanoparticles for drug delivery by nebulization., Journal of nanobiotechnology, 11, 2013, p1 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
L, X. Zhang, V. A. Gerard, Y. K. Gun'ko, V. Lesnyak, N. Gaponik, A.S. Susha, A.L. Rogach and A. L. Bradley, Large Energy Transfer Distance to a plane of Gold Nanoparticles, Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), , 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), , Coventry , 2-5 June, 2012, pp1-4 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Keane, P.M., Gallagher, S.A., Magno, L.M., Leising, M.J., Clark, I.P., Greetham, G.M., Towrie, M., (...), Quinn, S.J, Photophysical studies of CdTe quantum dots in the presence of a zinc cationic porphyrin, Dalton Transactions, 41, (42), 2012, p13159-13166 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Wojdyla, M., Gallagher, S.A., Moloney, M.P., Gunko, Y.K., Kelly, J.M., Magno, L.M., Quinn, S.J., (...), Towrie, M., Picosecond to millisecond transient absorption spectroscopy of broad-band emitting chiral CdSe quantum dots, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, (30), 2012, p16226-16232 , Notes: [ ], 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.