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Name Gounko, Iouri
Main Department Chemistry
College Title Professor
E-mail igounko@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 3543
Web http://www.tcd.ie/chemistry/staff/people/yg/index.html
 
Biography
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.
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Royal Society Fellowship Award 1993
Alexander von Humboldt Award 1995
 
Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
German Medium Medium Medium
Russian Fluent Fluent Fluent
 
Description of Research Interests
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.
 
Research Interests
Colloids Composite materials Diagnostic bioimaging Drug development and evaluation
Imaging Techniques Inorganic Chemistry Nano Biotechnology Nanotechnology
Nanotubes Optical materials Organometallic chemistry Plastics
Polymers
 
Research Projects
Project title Magnetic iron oxide nanowires
Summary
Funding Agency SFI
Programme RFP
Type of Project
Date from 01/10/05
Date to 30/09/08
Person Months 72


Project title Carbon nanotube organometallics
Summary
Funding Agency SFI
Programme RFP
Type of Project
Date from 01/10/05
Date to 30/09/08
Person Months 72


Project title Two in one” fluorescent magnetic nanocomposites for biomedical application
Summary
Funding Agency SFI
Programme Basic Research Grants
Type of Project
Date from 01/10/04
Date to 30/09/07
Person Months 72


Project title Quantum dots for biomedical applications
Summary
Funding Agency Enterprise Ireland
Programme RIF
Type of Project
Date from 01/10/02
Date to 30/06/05
Person Months 48


 
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
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
TARA - Full Text  DOI
Damian Aherne, Matthew Gara, John M. Kelly, Yurii K. Gun'ko, From Ag Nanoprisms to Triangular AuAg Nanoboxes, Advanced Functional Materials, 20, (8), 2010, p1329-1338
DOI
Prasad BR, Nikolskaya N, Connolly D, Smith TJ, Byrne SJ, Gérard VA, Gun'ko YK, Rochev Y., Long-term exposure of CdTe quantum dots on PC12 cellular activity and the determination of optimum non-toxic concentrations for biological use, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 8, (7), 2010, p1-16
Notes: [PMID: 20338051 ]
DOI
G. A. Seisenbaeva, M. P. Moloney, R. Tekoriute, A. Hardy-Dessources, J.-M. Nedelec, Y. K. Gun’ko and V. G. Kessler, Biomimetic Synthesis of Hierarchically Porous Nanostructured Metal Oxide Microparticles—Potential Scaffolds for Drug Delivery and Catalysis, Langmuir, 26, (12), 2010, p9809–9817
DOI
R. Blake, Y.K. Gun’ko, J. Coleman, M. Cadek, A. Fonseca, J.B. Nagy and W. Blau, A generic organometallic approach toward ultra-strong carbon nanotube-polymer composites, Journal of the Americal Chemical Society, 126, (33), 2004, p10226 - 10227
DOI
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