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Professor Iouri Gounko

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry(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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Yunhong Shi, Dunzhu Li, Liwen Xiao*, Daragh Mullarkey, Daniel K. Kehoe, Emmet D. Sheerin, Sebastian Barwich, Luming Yang, Yurii K. Gun'ko, Igor V. Shvets, Matthias E. Möbius, John J. Boland*, Jing Jing Wang* , Real-world natural passivation phenomena can limit microplastic generation in water, Chemical Engineering Journal, 425, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Liu, N.N. and Pyatakov, A.P. and Zharkov, M.N. and Pyataev, N.A. and Sukhorukov, G.B. and Alekhina, Y.A. and Perov, N.S. and Gun'Ko, Y.K. and Tishin, A.M., Optimization of Zn-Mn ferrite nanoparticles for low frequency hyperthermia: Exploiting the potential of superquadratic field dependence of magnetothermal response, Applied Physics Letters, 120, (10), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Áine Coogan, Yurii K. Gun'ko, Solution-based "bottom-up" synthesis of group VI transition metal dichalcogenides and their applications, Materials Advances, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Kuznetsova, Vera, Osipova, Viktoria, Tkach, Anton, Miropoltsev, Maksim, Kurshanov, Danil, Sokolova, Anastasiia, Cherevkov, Sergei, Zakharov, Viktor, Fedorov, Anatoly, Baranov, Alexander, Gun"ko, Yurii, Lab-on-Microsphere"FRET-Based Multiplex Sensor Platform, Nanomaterials, 11, (1), 2021, p109 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zvaigzne, M. and Samokhvalov, P. and Gun'Ko, Y.K. and Nabiev, I., Anisotropic nanomaterials for asymmetric synthesis, Nanoscale, 13, (48), 2021, p20354-20373 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bai, X. and Purcell-Milton, F. and Gun'ko, Y.K., Controlled synthesis of luminescent CIZS/ZnS/ZnS core/shell/shell nanoheterostructures, CrystEngComm, 23, (38), 2021, p6792-6799 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dunzhu Li, Luming Yang, Rachel Kavanagh, Liwen Xiao, Yunhong Shi, Daniel K Kehoe, Emmet D Sheerin, Yurii K Gun'ko, John J Boland, Jing Jing Wang, Sampling, Identification and Characterization of Microplastics Release from Polypropylene Baby Feeding Bottle during Daily Use, Journal of Visualized Experiments: Jove, 173, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Martínez-Carmona, M. and Cela, C. and Kuznetsova, V.A. and Geoghegan, J.A. and Gun'ko, Y.K., Enantioselective effect of cysteine functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles in U87 MG and GM08680 human cells andStaphylococcus aureusbacteria, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 9, (16), 2021, p3544-3553 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Xue Bai, Finn Purcell-Milton, Yurii K. Gun'ko, Near-infrared-emitting CIZSe/CIZS/ZnS colloidal heteronanonail structures, Nanoscale, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Maksim Miropoltsev, Vera Kuznetsova, Anton Tkach, Sergei Cherevkov, Anastasiia Sokolova, Viktoria Osipova, Yulia Gromova, Mikhail Baranov, Anatoly Fedorov, Yurii Gun'ko, Alexander Baranov, FRET-Based Analysis of AgInS2/ZnAgInS/ZnS Quantum Dot Recombination Dynamics, Nanomaterials, 10, (12), 2020, p2455 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Mates-Torres, E.; García-Melchor, M., Chiroptically active 1D ultrathin AuAg nanostructures, ioChem-BD, 2021, Dataset, PUBLISHED
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.