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Dr. Peter Dunne
Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Dr Peter Dunne completed an honours degree in chemistry at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2005. He remained in NUIG to carry out his PhD research, exploring a patented process for the generation of highly soluble metal oxide nanoparticles under the supervision of Prof. Des Cunningham. From 2010 to 2012 he worked in the group of Prof. Richard Walton at the University of Warwick, synthesising supported metal oxide-mesoporous silica nanocomposites for the catalytic abatement of pollutants. Subsequently he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Nottingham as a postdoctoral fellow on the EU FP7 funded SHYMAN project under Prof. Ed Lester. Here he developed continuous-flow hydrothermal and solvothermal routes to a wide variety of inorganic nanomaterials. In 2016 Peter took up his post as Assistant Professor in Inorganic Energy Materials at Trinity College Dublin.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Donnelly Fearghal C, Purcell-Milton Fin, Dunne Peter W, Rulikowska Aleksandr, Alguacil Victo, Gun'ko Yurii K, Luminescent calcium carbonate micro "bow ties", Materials Today Communications, 20, 2019, p100590- Journal Article, 2019 URL DOI

Caramazana, P., Dunne, P., Gimeno-Fabra, M., McKechnie, J., Lester, E., A review of the environmental impact of nanomaterial synthesis using continuous flow hydrothermal synthesis, Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 12, 2018, p57-62 Journal Article, 2018

Vitova, T., Pidchenko, I., Biswas, S., Beridze, G., Dunne, P.W., Schild, D., Wang, Z., Kowalski, P.M., Baker, R.J., Dehydration of the Uranyl Peroxide Studtite, [UO2(n2-O2)(H2O)2]·2H2O, Affords a Drastic Change in the Electronic Structure: A Combined X-ray Spectroscopic and Theoretical Analysis, Inorganic Chemistry, 57, (4), 2018, p1735-1743 Journal Article, 2018

Caramazana-Gonzalez P., Dunne P. W., Gimeno-Fabra M., Zilka M., Ticha M., Stieberova B., Freiberg F., McKechnie J., Lester E. H., Assessing the life cycle environmental impacts of titania nanoparticle production by continuous flow solvo/hydrothermal syntheses , Green Chem. , 19 , (6 ), 2017, p1536 - 1547 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Clark, I., Dunne, P.W., Gomes, R.L., Lester, E., Continuous hydrothermal synthesis of Ca2Al-NO3layered double hydroxides: The impact of reactor temperature, pressure and NaOH concentration on crystal characteristics, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 504, 2017, p492-499 Journal Article, 2017

Donnelly F. C., Purcell-Milton F., Framont V., Cleary O., Dunne P. W., Gun'ko Y. K., Synthesis of CaCO3 nano- and micro-particles by dry ice carbonation , Chem. Commun. , 53 , (49 ), 2017, p6657 - 6660 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

P. W. Dunne, E. Lester and R. I. Walton, Towards scalable and controlled synthesis of metal-organic framework materials using continuous flow reactors, React. Chem. Eng., 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Dunne P.W, Starkey C.L, Munn A.S, Sikder M, Luebben O, Shvets I, Lester E.H, Transition metal doped anatase nanocrystals: Continuous-flow hydrothermal synthesis and photocatalytic activity, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4, (3), 2016, p2665 - 2670 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Dunne, P.W., Munn, A.S., Starkey, C.L., Lester, E.H., The sequential continuous-flow hydrothermal synthesis of molybdenum disulphide, Chemical Communications, 51, (19), 2015, p4048-4050 Journal Article, 2015

Dunne, P.W., Munn, A.S., Starkey, C.L., Huddle, T.A., Lester, E.H., Continuous-flow hydrothermal synthesis for the production of inorganic nanomaterials, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373, (2057), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Gimeno-Fabra, M., Hild, F., Dunne, P.W., Walton, K., Grant, D.M., Irvine, D.J., Lester, E.H., Continuous synthesis of dispersant-coated hydroxyapatite plates, CrystEngComm, 17, (32), 2015, p6175-6182 Journal Article, 2015

Munn, A.S., Dunne, P.W., Tang, S.V.Y., Lester, E.H., Large-scale continuous hydrothermal production and activation of ZIF-8, Chemical Communications, 51, (64), 2015, p12811-12814 Journal Article, 2015

Fonseca De Lima, J., Harunsani, M.H., Martin, D.J., Kong, D., Dunne, P.W., Gianolio, D., Kashtiban, R.J., Sloan, J., Serra, O.A., Tang, J., Walton, R.I., Control of chemical state of cerium in doped anatase TiO2 by solvothermal synthesis and its application in photocatalytic water reduction, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, (18), 2015, p9890-9898 Journal Article, 2015

Peter W. Dunne, Chris L. Starkey, Alexis S. Munn, Selina V.Y. Tang, Olaf Luebben, Igor Shvets, Alan G. Ryder, Yannick Casamayou-Boucau, Liam Morrison, Edward H. Lester, Bench- and Pilot-Scale Continuous-Flow Hydrothermal Production of Barium Strontium Titanate Nanopowders, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

McManus, J.S., Cunningham, P.D., Regan, L.B., Smith, A., McGrath, D.W., Dunne, P.W., Highly soluble ligand stabilized tin oxide nanocrystals: Gel formation and thin film production, Crystal Growth and Design, 14, (9), 2014, p4819-4826 Journal Article, 2014

Dunne, P.W., Starkey, C.L., Gimeno-Fabra, M., Lester, E.H., The rapid size- and shape-controlled continuous hydrothermal synthesis of metal sulphide nanomaterials, Nanoscale, 6, (4), 2014, p2406-2418 Journal Article, 2014

Gimeno-Fabra, M., Dunne, P., Grant, D., Gooden, P., Lester, E., Continuous flow synthesis of tungsten oxide (WO3) nanoplates from tungsten (VI) ethoxide, Chemical Engineering Journal, 226, 2013, p22-29 Journal Article, 2013

Jablonska, M., Chmielarz, L., Wegrzyn, A., Guzik, K., Piwowarska, Z., Witkowski, S., Walton, R.I., Dunne, P.W., Kovanda, F., Thermal transformations of Cu-Mg (Zn)-Al(Fe) hydrotalcite-like materials into metal oxide systems and their catalytic activity in selective oxidation of ammonia to dinitrogen, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 114, (2), 2013, p731-747 Journal Article, 2013

McManus, J.S., Cunningham, P.D., Regan, L.B., Dunne, P.W., The synthesis of organo-soluble anatase nanocrystals from amorphous titania, Chemical Communications, 48, (60), 2012, p7453-7455 Journal Article, 2012

Dunne, P.W., Carnerup, A.M., Wegrzyn, A., Witkowski, S., Walton, R.I., Hierarchically structured ceria-silica: Synthesis and thermal properties, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, (24), 2012, p13435-13445 Journal Article, 2012

Meally, S.T., Karotsis, G., Brechin, E.K., Papaefstathiou, G.S., Dunne, P.W., McArdle, P., Jones, L.F., Planar [Ni 7] discs as double-bowl, pseudo metallacalix[6]arene host cavities, CrystEngComm, 12, (1), 2010, p59-63 Journal Article, 2010

Meally, S.T., McDonald, C., Karotsis, G., Papaefstathiou, G.S., Brechin, E.K., Dunne, P.W., McArdle, P., Power, N.P., Jones, L.F., A family of double-bowl pseudo metallocalix[6]arene discs, Dalton Transactions, 39, (20), 2010, p4809-4816 Journal Article, 2010

Togashi, D.M., Ryder, A.G., McMahon, D., Dunne, P., McManus, J., Fluorescence study of bovine serum albumin and Ti and Sn oxide nanoparticles interactions, Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

CHAPTER 14: The Engineering of Continuous Hydrothermal/Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanomaterials in, editor(s)Andrew J Hunt Thomas M Attard , Supercritical and Other High-pressure Solvent Systems: For Extraction, Reaction and Material Processing, 2018, pp416-448 , [Lester, E., Dunne, P., Chen, Y., Al-Atta, A.] Book Chapter, 2018

CHAPTER 15: The Chemistry of Continuous Hydrothermal/Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanomaterials in, editor(s)Andrew J Hunt Thomas M Attard , Supercritical and Other High-pressure Solvent Systems: For Extraction, Reaction and Material Processing, 2018, pp449-475 , [Dunne, P.W., Lester, E., Starkey, C., Clark, I., Chen, Y., Munn, A.S.] Book Chapter, 2018