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Prof. Yurii K. Gun'ko
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Professor Yurii Gun'ko graduated from the Chemistry Department of Moscow State University in 1987. He received his Ph.D degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Moscow State University in 1990 before taking a post as a lecturer in Chemistry in the Belarussian Institute of Technology (Belarus). In 1994 he took up a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor M. F. Lappert at the University of Sussex (UK). In 1995, he was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and worked in the University of Magdeburg (Germany) with Professor F. T. Edelman. In 1999, Professor Gun'ko became lecturer of Inorganic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), where he is currently Head of Synthetic and Materials Chemistry.

Professor Gun'ko has over 268 peer reviewed journal publications, 10 peer reviewed conference proceedings and written one book and 11 book chapters to date. He currently has a H-index of 51.

Research expertise areas are Organometallic Chemistry, Nanomaterials and Nano-biotechnology. Main research interests are: quantum dot based materials for photonics and biological imaging, magnetic nanomaterials for biomedical applications and carbon nanomaterials and their polymer composites.

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Group Members

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Dr. Finn Purcell-Milton

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr. Raquel Serrano-Garcia

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Dr. Sarah McCarthy

Postdoctroal Researcher

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Olan Cleary

PhD Candidate

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Alexander Loudon

PhD Candidate

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Fearghal C. Donnelly

Master's Candidate

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Daniel Kehoe

PhD Candidate

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Shelley Stafford

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Vera Kuznetsova

PhD Candidate

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Instrumentation

Analytical techniques that members of the Prof. Gun'ko Research Group have access to include:

Synthetic techniques

A variety of inorganic and organic synthetic techniques are applied in the research group for the production of metallic, alloy, oxide, insulating and semiconductor nanomaterials with a wide range of possible sizes, morphologies and surface functionalities.

Contact

Sami Nasr Institute of Advanced Materials
School of Chemistry
Trinity College, the University of Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland
E-mail: igounko@tcd.ie