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Professor Werner Blau

Professor (Physics)

Professor (Polymer Materials Research Unit)

Born in 1954 in Regensburg, Germany. 1979 & 1983 Dipl. Phys. Univ. and Dr. rer.nat. (PhD equiv.) Degrees from Regensburg University, Germany since 1983 in Trinity College Dublin 1986-1991 Lecturer in the Science of Materials/Physics 1991 - 2003 Associate Professor in the Science of Materials/Physics 1998 - 2003 Head of Department of the Physics Department 2002 Awarded ScD Degree by Trinity College Dublin 2003 Personal Chair in Physics of Advanced Materials § Fellow of the Institute of Physics § Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology § Fellow of Trinity College Dublin § Member of the Royal Irish Academy
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Fellow of Institute of Physics
Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology
Member of the Materials Research Society
Member of the Optical Society of America
Y. Zhang, J. J. Wang, K. E. Ballantine, P. R. Eastham and W. J. Blau, Hybrid plasmonic nanostructures with unconventional nonlinear optical properties, Advanced Optical Materials, 2, 2014, p331-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zawadzka M, Wang J, Blau WJ, Senge MO, Nonlinear absorption properties of 5,10-A2B2 porphyrins - correlation of molecular structure with the nonlinear responses., Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology, 12, 2013, p996-1007 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zawadzka M, Wang J, Blau WJ, Senge MO, Modeling of nonlinear absorption of 5,10-a(2)b(2) porphyrins in the nanosecond regime., The journal of physical chemistry. A, 117, (1), 2013, p15-26 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zawadzka, M.; Wang, J.; Blau, W. J.; Senge, M. O., Solvent effect on the nonlinear absorption of 5,10-A2B2 meso substituted porphyrins, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 12, 2013, p1811-1823 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Monika Zawadzka, Jun Wang, Werner J Blau, Mathias O Senge, Laser induced protonation of free base porphyrin in chloroform results in the enhancement of positive nonlinear absorption due to conformational distortion, Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 17, (11), 2013, p1129 - 1133, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Zhang, L., Fan, J.T., Wang, J.H., Hu, J.M., Lotya, M., Wang, G.Z., Li, R.H., (...), Feng, Y., Graphene incorporated Q-switching of a polarizationmaintaining Yb-doped fiber laser, Laser Physics Letters, 9, (12), 2012, p888-892 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Verma, Navin K.; Moore, Edward; Blau, Werner; et al., Cytotoxicity evaluation of nanoclays inhuman epithelial cell line A549 using high content screening and real-time impedance analysis., Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, (9), 2012, p1137 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gu, H., Li, S., Wang, J., Blau, W.J., Chen, Y., Indium(III) and Gallium(III) phthalocyanines-based nanohybrid materials for optical limiting, Materials Chemistry and Physics , 137, (1), 2012, p188-193 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
G. Chakraborty, K. Gupta, A.K. Meikap, R. Babub, W.J. Blau, Synthesis, electrical and magnetotransport properties of polypyrrole-MWCNT nanocomposite, Solid State Communications, 152, (1), 2012, p13-18 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Niall McEvoy, Nikolaos Peltekis, Shishir Kumar, Ehsan Rezvani, Hugo Nolan, Gareth P. Keeley, Werner J. Blau, Georg S. Duesberg, Synthesis and Analysis of Thin Conducting Pyrolytic Carbon Films, Carbon, 50, (3), 2012, p1216-1226 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
Member of the Royal Irish Academy
Prof. Werner Blau is Director of the interdisciplinary Materials Ireland Polymer Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin, which encompasses researchers from the fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, and computer simulation with a substantial track record in technology transfer and collaboration with Irish industry. He is also Research Director of TCD's HEA PRTLI project in Advanced Materials, based in the new Sami Nasr Institute for Advanced Materials. His research interests concentrate on molecular engineering of advanced materials, properties and applications of responsive molecular and polymeric materials for electronics, optoelectronics, and bio/medical applications and basic materials, processes and devices for molecular nanoelectronics and bio-nanotechnology. Published over 340 peer-reviewed papers to-date, edited three books and is coauthor of 13 patents/ patent applications. Supervised over 80 postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows and numerous undergraduate and summer student projects.