Prof Carmel B. Breslin

Chemistry, Human Health Institute


Science Building
(01) 708 3677


Carmel Breslin completed her degree in Chemistry and PhD in Physical Chemistry at NUI Galway and then joined the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University. She also spent a year working at the centre for Advanced Materials at Penn State University and at the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Her research interests are in Electrochemistry and Materials and she is on the Editorial Boards of three peer-reviewed journals, Materials, Corrosion and Materials Degradation and Organic Polymer Material Research (OPMR) and is an elected member of the International Council on Materials Education and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Functional Materials and Chemical Engineering.

Research Interests

ElectroMaterials and Energy

We work with various Materials such as conducting polymers, hydrogels, biopolymers, nanoparticles, nanowires, nanofibres, nanodots, electrospun mats, two-dimensional materials, including graphene, layered double hydroxides (LDHs), and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).  We are particularly interested in forming new materials and are especially interested in exploring their applications. Materials are designed and employed as sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, as adsorbent materials for the removal of pollutants from aquatic systems, as sustainable coatings for corrosion protection and multifunctional electrocatalysts for advanced oxidation processes, and for applications in energy, energy conversion, energy storage, and renewable hydrogen.

Our research work is currently funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Irish Research Council (IRC), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), and Industry, while past research projects have been funded and supported by SFI, IRC, Health Research Board (HRB), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), the European Union and Industry.  More details on the topics of our research are available under Publications.

Research Group (2023/24)

Dr. Rupa Kasturi Palanisamy, Postdoctoral researcher (IRC)

Dr. Daniele Alves, Postdoctoral researcher (SFI Frontiers for the future project)

Dr. Sukanya Ramaraj, Postdoctoral researcher, (EU Horizon, MSCA)

Tian Yu, PhD student  (IRC)

Tara Barwa, PhD student  (SFI Frontiers for the future project)

Yiran Luo, PhD student (SFI Frontiers for the future project)

Gillian Collins, PhD student (IRC)

Joe Monaghan, PhD student (Kathleen Lonsdale Institute, with Prof. Fiona Walsh, Biology)

Marilia Dalabeneta, PhD student (SEAI project)

Colm Ennis, PhD student (SEAI project)

Conor Cassidy, PhD student (SEAI project)

Aylin Ahmadinia, PhD (IRC)

Luke Glennon, MSc student (by research)

Dr. Raj Karthik, Visiting Researcher, Yeungnam University.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Daniele Costa da Silva Alves, Bruna Silva de Farias, Carmel Breslin, Luiz Antonio de Almeida Pinto and Tito Roberto Sant’Anna Cadaval Junior (2022) 'Chapter 18: Carbon nanotube-based materials for environmental remediation processes' In: Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation -Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments. Amsterdam : Elsevier.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 Tara N Barwa, Luke Glennon, Daniele Alves, Yiran Luo, Eithne Dempsey and Carmel Breslin (2024) 'Simple dispersion of carbon nanofibers in a naturally occurring polyphenol in water and their electrochemical characteristics'. Electrochemistry Communications, 163 :107727--. [DOI]
2024 Sukanya, R.; Chavan, P.R.; Karthik, R.; Hasan, M.; Shim, J.J.; Breslin, C.B. (2024) 'Synergistic Effect of 3D/2D Vanadium Diselenide/Tungsten Diselenide Hybrid Materials: Electrochemical Detection of 5-Nitroquinoline a Hazard to the Aquatic Environment'. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, . [Link] [DOI]
2024 Yiran Luo; P Rupa Kasturi; Tara Barwa; Eithne Dempsey; Carmel B. Breslin (2024) 'Amplifying flutamide sensing through the synergetic combination of Actinidia-derived carbon particles and WS2 platelets'. Acs Omega, .
2024 Luo, Y.; Barwa, T.N.; Dempsey, E.; Karthik, R.; Shim, J.J.; Sukanya, R.; Breslin, C.B. (2024) 'Electrochemical detection of sulfanilamide using tannic acid exfoliated MoS2 nanosheets combined with reduced graphene oxide/graphite'. Environmental Research, 248 . [Link] [DOI]
2024 Raj Karthik, Ramaraj Sukanya, Prajakta R. Chavan, Mahmudul Hasan, Eswaran Kamaraj, Carmel B. Breslin, Jintae Lee, Jae-Jin Shim (2024) 'Temperature-Induced Conversion of 2D Vanadium-doped MoSe2 Nanosheets to 1D V2MoO8 Rods: Enhanced Performance in Electrochemical Antibiotic Detection in Biological and Environmental Samples'. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, .
2024 Yu, T.; Kasturi, P.R.; Breslin, C.B. (2024) 'Ultra-sensitive electrochemical detection of levofloxacin using a binder-free copper and graphene composite'. Talanta, 275 . [Link] [DOI]
2024 Pedro H. S. Borges, Carmel B. Breslin, Edson Nossol (2024) 'Electrochemical determination of fenuron herbicide in water environmental samples by electro-reduced graphene oxide sensor'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, .
2024 Tara N Barwa; Daniele Alves; Yiran Luo; Eithne Dempsey; Carmel Breslin (2024) 'WS2/CNF Nanocomposite for Electrochemical Sensing Applications'. ECS TRANSACTIONS, 113 :11--. [DOI]
2023 Ramaraj Sukanya, Raj Karthik, Mahmudul Hasan, Carmel Breslin, Jae-Jin Shim (2023) 'Insight into the synergistic effect of 2D/2D layered metal selenides wrapped nickel boride nanoparticles based ternary heterostructure for constructing asymmetric supercapacitors with excellent energy density'. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Daniele Alves; P. Rupa Kasturi; Gillian Collins; Tara N Barwa; Sukanya Ramaraj; Raj Karthik; Carmel B. Breslin (2023) '2D layered double hydroxides and transition metal dichalcogenides for applications in the electrochemical production of renewable hydrogen'. Materials Advances, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Yiran Luo, Tara N. Barwa, Karen Herdman, Eithne Dempsey, Carmel B. Breslin (2023) 'Electroanalysis of metronidazole using exfoliated MoS2 sheets and electrodeposited amorphous MoSx'. Electrochimica Acta, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Yu, T; Glennon, L; Fenelon, O; Breslin, CB (2023) 'Electrodeposition of bismuth at a graphene modified carbon electrode and its application as an easily regenerated sensor for the electrochemical determination of the antimicrobial drug metronidazole'. Talanta, 251 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Tian Yu, Karen Herdman, Palanisamy Rupa Kasturi, Carmel B. Breslin (2023) 'The ultrasensitive detection of p-nitrophenol using a simple activated carbon electrode modified with electrodeposited bismuth dendrites'. Microchemical Journal, .
2023 Raj Karthik, Prajakt R. Chavan, Ramaraj Sukanya, Ganesh Dhakal, Jae-Jin Shim, Carmel B. Breslin (2023) 'Flower-like strontium molybdate anchored on 3D N-rich reduced graphene oxide aerogel composite: An efficient catalyst for the detection of lethal pollutant nitrobenzene in water samples'. Composites Part B: Engineering, . [Full-Text]
2023 Collins, Gillian; Palanisamy, Rupa Kasturi; Karthik, Raj; Shih, Jae-Jin; Ramaraj, Sukanya and Breslin, Carmel B (2023) 'Mesoporous carbon-based materials and their applications as non-precious metal electrocatalysts in the oxygen reduction reaction'. Electrochimica Acta, 439 :141678--. [Full-Text]
2023 Murugalakshmi, M.; Govindan, K.; Umadevi, M.; Breslin, C.B.; Muthuraj, V. (2023) 'Fabrication of a Sm2O3/In2S3 photocatalyst for boosting ciprofloxacin oxidation and the Cr(vi) reduction: process parameters and degradation mechanism'. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 V. Lakshminarayanan, Carmel B. Breslin, Annamalai Senthil Kumar (2023) 'Electrochemistry of functionalized carbon materials (EFCARBON 2022): Foreword'. Electrochimica Acta, 465 :142998--.
2023 Mokwebo, K.V.; Murphy, E.; Guin, S.K.; Camisasca, A.; Giordani, S.; Breslin, C.; Iwuoha, E.I.; Dempsey, E. (2023) 'Copper-modified carbon nano-onions as electrode modifiers for the electroanalysis of the antiretroviral drug Efavirenz'. Electrochimica Acta, 461 . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Karthik, Raj; Balamurugan, Karuppaiah; Ming Chen, Shen; Sukanya, Ramaraj; Nguyen, Van Quang; Shim, Jae-Jin; Breslin, Carmel B. (2022) 'Investigation of the Electrocatalytic Activity of Bismuth-Substituted Pyrochlore (Y2Sn2O7) for the Voltammetry Determination of the Antipsychotic Drug Chlorpromazine'. Materials Today Chemistry, 26 :101117--. [Full-Text]
2022 Sukanya, R.; da Silva Alves, D.C.; Breslin, C.B. (2022) 'Recent developments in the applications of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides as electrocatalysts in the generation of hydrogen for renewable energy conversion'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169 (3):037514--. [Full-Text]
2022 Yu, T; Fenelon, O; Herdman, KM; Breslin, CB (2022) 'The Electrochemical Detection of 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic Acid (MCPA) Using a Simple Activated Glassy Carbon Electrode'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169 (3):037514--. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Sukanya, R; Barwa T.N; Yiran L; Dempsey, E; Breslin C.B. (2022) 'Emerging layered materials and their applications in the corrosion protection of metals and alloys'. Sustainability, 14 :4079--. [Full-Text]
2022 Balamurugan, K; Karthik, R; Chen, S.M; Sukanya, R; Bhuvaneswari, T.S; Biju, V.M.N; Shim, J-Ji; Breslin, C.B (2022) 'Heterostructures of Mixed Metal Oxides (ZnMnO3/ZnO) Synthesized by a Wet-Chemical Approach and their Application for the Electrochemical Detection of the Drug Chlorpromazine'. Composites Part B: Engineering, 236 :109822--. [Full-Text]
2021 Healy, B; Rizzuto, F; de Rose, M; Yu, T; Breslin, C.B. (2021) 'Electrochemical determination of acetaminophen at a carbon electrode modified in the presence of -cyclodextrin: Role of the activated glassy carbon and the electropolymerised -cyclodextrin'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 25 :2599-2609. [Full-Text]
2021 Rajakumaran R.; Balamurugan K.; Chen S.M.; Sukanya R.; Breslin C.B. (2021) 'Electrocatalytic Studies of Coral-Shaped Samarium Stannate Nanoparticles for Selective Detection of Azathioprine in Biological Samples'. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4 (12):13048-13059. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Rajakumaran, R; Sukanya, R; Chen, SM; Karthik, R; Breslin, CB; Shafi, PM (2021) 'Synthesis and Characterization of Pyrochlore-Type Praseodymium Stannate Nanoparticles: An Effective Electrocatalyst for Detection of Nitrofurazone Drug in Biological Samples'. Inorganic Chemistry, 60 :2464-2476. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Sukanya, R.; Balamurugan, K.; Chen, S.-M.; Muthupandi, K; Shim, J.J.; Breslin, C.B. (2021) 'Fabrication of a Selective Sensor Amplification Probe Modified with Multi-Component Zn2SnO4/SnO2 Heterostructured Microparticles as a Robust Electrocatalyst for Electrochemical Detection of Antibacterial Drug Secnidazole'. Materials, 14 :6700--. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 McCarthy C.P.; Herdman K.M.; Rooney D.; Alcock-Earley B.; Breslin C.B. (2021) 'Electrochemical formation of N–substituted polypyrrole nanowires, microwires and open microtubes and their decoration with copper structures'. Synthetic Metals, 280 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Gallagher, L; Smith, A; Kavanagh, K; Devereux, M; Colleran, J; Breslin, C.B; Richards, K; McCann, M; Rooney, AD (2021) 'Preparation and Antimicrobial Properties of Alginate and Serum Albumin/Glutaraldehyde Hydrogels Impregnated with Silver(I) Ions'. Chemistry, 3 (2):672-686. [Full-Text]
2021 da Silva Alves, D.C; Healy, B.; Yu, T.; Breslin, C.B. (2021) 'Graphene-based materials immobilized within chitosan: applications as adsorbents for the removal of aquatic pollutants'. Materials, 14 (13):3655--. [Full-Text]
2021 Healy, B.; Yu, T., da Silva Alves, D.C.; Okeke, C.; Breslin, C.B. (2021) 'Cyclodextrins as molecular recognition systems: applications in the fabrication of electrochemical sensors'. Materials, 14 (7):1668--. [Full-Text]
2021 Alves, D.C.S.; Healy, B.; Pinto, L.A.A.; Cadaval, T.R.S.; Breslin, C.B. (2021) 'Recent developments in chitosan-based adsorbents for the removal of pollutants from aqueous environments'. Molecules, 26 :594--. [Full-Text]
2020 Healy, B.; Yu, T.; Alves, D.C.S.; Breslin, C.B. (2020) 'Review of Recent Developments in the Formulation of Graphene-Based Coatings for the Corrosion Protection of Metals and Alloys'. Corrosion and Materials Degradation, 1 (3):296-327. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Fox, CM; Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Electrochemical formation of silver nanoparticles and their catalytic activity immobilised in a hydrogel matrix'. Colloid and Polymer Science, 298 (6):549-558. [DOI]
2020 Carragher U.; Breslin C.B. (2020) 'Formation of benzyl viologen-containing films at copper and their protective properties'. Electrochimica Acta, 342 :136071--. [DOI]
2020 Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Review-2D Graphene and Graphene-Like Materials and Their Promising Applications in the Generation of Hydrogen Peroxide'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Two-dimensional titanium carbide MXenes and their emerging applications as electrochemical sensors'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167 (037514). [Full-Text]
2020 Fox, C.M, Breslin, C.B. (2020) 'Electrochemical formation of silver nanoparticles and their applications in the reduction and detection of nitrates at neutral pH'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 50 (1):125-138.
2020 Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Graphene modified composites and electrodes and their potential applications in the Electro-Fenton process'. Materials, 13 :2254--. [Full-Text]
2020 Annibaldi, V; Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2020) 'Electrostatic interactions between viologens and a sulfated β–cyclodextrin; formation of insoluble aggregates with benzyl viologens'. Journal Of Inclusion Phenomena And Macrocyclic Chemistry, 96 :155-167.
2019 Dura A.; Breslin C. (2019) 'Electrocoagulation using stainless steel anodes: Simultaneous removal of phosphates, Orange II and zinc ions'. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 374 :152-158. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Ryan, EM; Breslin, CB (2019) 'The incorporation of drug molecules with poor water solubility into polypyrrole as dopants: Indomethacin and sulindac'. Electrochimica Acta, 296 :848-855. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Branagan D.; Breslin C. (2019) 'Electrochemical detection of glucose at physiological pH using gold nanoparticles deposited on carbon nanotubes'. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 282 :490-499. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Carragher U; Branagan D; Breslin CB; (2019) 'The Influence of Carbon Nanotubes on the Protective Properties of Polypyrrole Formed at Copper'. Materials, 12 (16). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Annibaldi V.; Breslin C. (2019) 'Electrochemistry of viologens at polypyrrole doped with sulfonated β–cyclodextrin'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 832 :399-407. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Dura A.; Breslin C. (2019) 'The removal of phosphates using electrocoagulation with Al−Mg anodes'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 846 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Dura A.; Breslin C. (2019) 'Electrocoagulation using aluminium anodes activated with Mg, In and Zn alloying elements'. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 366 :39-45. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Moloney, Emer; Breslin, C.B (2019) 'Formation and properties of polypyrrole doped with an immobile antibiotic'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 23 (7):2031-2042. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Herdman K.; Breslin C.; Finnerty N. (2019) 'Physiological monitoring of tissue pH: In vitro characterisation and in vivo validation of a quinone-modified carbon paste electrode'. Electrochimica Acta, 298 :484-495. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Annibaldi, V; Breslin, CB (2019) 'Electrochemistry of viologens at polypyrrole doped with sulfonated beta-cyclodextrin'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 832 :399-407. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Annibaldi, V; Hendy, G.M; Breslin, C.B. (2019) 'Studies on the Formation and Properties of Polypyrrole doped with Ionised β-Cyclodextrins: Influence of the Anionic Pendants'. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 23 (2):615-626. [Full-Text]
2019 Hendy, G.M.; Breslin C.B (2019) 'The incorporation and controlled release of dopamine from a sulfonated b-cyclodextrin-doped conducting polymer'. Journal of Polymer Research, 26 . [Full-Text]
2019 Breslin, C.B.; Branagan, D; Garry, L.M; (2019) 'Electrochemical detection of Cr(VI) with carbon nanotubes decorated with gold nanoparticles'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 49 (2):195-205. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Harley, CC; Annibaldi, V; Yu, T; Breslin, CB (2019) 'The selective electrochemical sensing of dopamine at a polypyrrole film doped with an anionic cyclodextrin'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 855 (113614). [Full-Text]
2018 Ryan E.; Breslin C.B. (2018) 'Formation of polypyrrole with dexamethasone as a dopant: Its cation and anion exchange properties'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 824 :188-194. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Herdman K.M, Breslin C.B; Finnerty N. (2018) 'The Aqueous Deposition of a pH Sensitive Quinone on Carbon Paste Electrodes using Linear Sweep Voltammetry'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 828 :137-143. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Carragher U; Breslin C.B. (2018) 'Polypyrrole doped with dodecylbenzene sulfonate as a protective film for copper'. Electrochimica Acta, 291 :362-372. [DOI]
2016 Minet, EP; Jahangir, MMR; Krol, DJ; Rochford, N; Fenton, O; Rooney, D; Lanigan, G; Forrestal, PJ; Breslin, C; Richards, KG (2016) 'Amendment of cattle slurry with the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide during storage: A new effective and practical N2O mitigation measure for landspreading'. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 215 :68-75. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Hamilton, A; Breslin, CB (2014) 'The development of a highly sensitive urea sensor due to the formation of an inclusion complex between urea and sulfonated-beta-cyclodextrin'. Electrochimica Acta, 125 :250-257. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Herdman, K.M.; Breslin, C.B. (2014) 'Comparison of conductivities of bulk and nanowire morphologies of electrodeposited polypyrrole'. ECS TRANSACTIONS, 58 :51-58. [Full-Text]
2014 Hamilton, A; Breslin, CB (2014) 'The development of a novel urea sensor using polypyrrole'. Electrochimica Acta, 145 :19-26. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Hamilton Anita, and Carmel B. Breslin (2014) 'The incorporation of bovine serum albumin into a polypyrrole film in one simple step'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, Transactions 58 :1-13. [Full-Text]
2014 Branagan David, and Carmel B Breslin (2014) 'Non-enzymatic selective detection of glucose based on a gold nanoparticle-catbon nanotube composite'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, Transactions, 58 :59-65. [Full-Text]
2013 Minet, EP; O'Carroll, C; Rooney, D; Breslin, C; McCarthy, CP; Gallagher, L; Richards, KG (2013) 'Slow delivery of a nitrification inhibitor (dicyandiamide) to soil using a biodegradable hydrogel of chitosan'. Chemosphere, 93 :2854-2858. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Ryan, EM; Breslin, CB; Moulton, SE; Wallace, GG (2013) 'The effect of dopant pK(a) and the solubility of corresponding acid on the electropolymerisation of pyrrole'. Electrochimica Acta, 92 :276-284. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 McCarthy, CP; McGuinness, NB; Carolan, PB; Fox, CM; Alcock-Earley, BE; Breslin, CB; Rooney, AD (2013) 'Electrochemical Deposition of Hollow N-Substituted Polypyrrole Microtubes from an Acoustically Formed Emulsion'. Macromolecules, 46 :1008-1016. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Moorhead, Paul B. and Carmel B. Breslin (2012) 'Electrochemical Sensing of Dopamine using a Dodecylsulfate Doped Polypyrrole Film'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, TRANSACTIONS, 41 :15-21. [Full-Text]
2012 Mc Dermott, SM; Rooney, DA; Breslin, CB (2012) 'Complexation study and spectrofluorometric: determination of the binding constant for diquat and p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene'. Tetrahedron, 68 :3815-3821. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Colleran, JJ; Breslin, CB (2012) 'Simultaneous electrochemical detection of the catecholamines and ascorbic acid at PEDOT/S-beta-CD modified gold electrodes'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 667 :30-37. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 McCarthy, CP; McGuinness, NB; Alcock-Earley, BE; Breslin, CB; Rooney, AD (2012) 'Facile template-free electrochemical preparation of poly[N-(2-cyanoethyl)pyrrole] nanowires'. Electrochemistry Communications, 20 :79-82. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Doyle, R; Breslin, CB; Power, O; Rooney, AD (2012) 'Electrochemical Characterisation of Polypyrrole Doped with p-Sulfonatocalix[4]arene'. Electroanalysis, 24 :293-302. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Andreoli, E; Rooney, DA; Redington, W; Gunning, R; Breslin, CB (2012) 'Electrodeposition of Zinc Hydroxysulfate Nanosheets and Reduction to Zinc Metal Microdendrites on Polypyrrole Films'. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12 :338-349. [DOI]
2012 Garry, Lynn M., Bernadette E. Alcock and Carmel B. Breslin (2012) 'Application of Carbon Modified Materials in the Detection of Cr(VI)'. ELECTROCHEM. SOC, TRANSACTIONS, 41 :1-7.
2012 Hendy, GM; Breslin, CB (2012) 'An electrochemical study in aqueous solutions on the binding of dopamine to a sulfonated cyclodextrin host'. Electrochimica Acta, 59 :290-295. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Annibaldi, V; Rooney, AD; Breslin, CB (2012) 'Corrosion protection of copper using polypyrrole electrosynthesised from a salicylate solution'. Corrosion Science, 59 :179-185. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Andreoli, E; Annibaldi, V; Rooney, DA; Liao, KS; Alley, NJ; Curran, SA; Breslin, CB (2011) 'Electrochemical Conversion of Copper-Based Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures to Copper Metal Nanoparticles and Their Testing in Nitrate Sensing'. Electroanalysis, 23 :2164-2173. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Andreoli, E; Annibaldi, V; Rooney, DA; Breslin, CB (2011) 'Electrochemical Fabrication of Copper-Based Hybrid Microstructures and Mechanism of Formation of Related Hierarchical Structures on Polypyrrole Films'. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 :20076-20083. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Andreoli, E; Rooney, DA; Redington, W; Gunning, R; Breslin, CB (2011) 'Electrochemical Deposition of Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructures of Copper Hydroxysulfates on Polypyrrole-Polystyrene Sulfonate Films'. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 :8725-8734. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Hendy, GM; Breslin, CB (2011) 'A spectrophotometric and NMR study on the formation of an inclusion complex between dopamine and a sulfonated cyclodextrin host'. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 661 :179-185. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Harley, CC; Rooney, AD; Breslin, CB (2010) 'The selective detection of dopamine at a polypyrrole film doped with sulfonated beta-cyclodextrins'. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 150 :498-504. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Earley, ST; Alcock, BE; Lowry, JP; Breslin, CB (2009) 'Remediation of chromium(VI) at polypyrrole-coated titanium'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 39 :1251-1257. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Doyle, R; Breslin, CB; Rooney, AD (2009) 'A Simple But Highly Selective Electrochemical Sensor for Dopamine'. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 23 :93-98. [Full-Text]
2007 Redondo, MI; Breslin, CB (2007) 'Polypyrrole electrodepo sited on copper from an aqueous phosphate solution: Corrosion protection properties'. Corrosion Science, 49 :1765-1776. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2005) 'The formation of polypyrrole at iron from 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 152 :6-11. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Sheridan, EM; Breslin, CB (2005) 'Enantioselective detection of D- and L-phenylalanine using optically active polyaniline'. Electroanalysis, 17 :532-537. [Full-Text]
2005 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2005) 'Polyaniline-coated iron: studies on the dissolution and electrochemical activity as a function of pH'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 190 :264-270. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Breslin C.; Fenelon A.; Conroy K. (2005) 'Surface engineering: Corrosion protection using conducting polymers'. Materials &Amp; Design, 26 (3):233-237. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Earley, ST; Dowling, DP; Lowry, JP; Breslin, CB (2005) 'Formation of adherent polypyrrole coatings on Ti and Ti-6Al-4V alloy'. Synthetic Metals, 148 :111-118. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2004 Farrell, ST; Breslin, CB (2004) 'Oxidation and photo-induced oxidation of glucose at a polyaniline film modified by copper particles'. Electrochimica Acta, 49 :4497-4503. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2004 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2004) 'An investigation into the degradation of polyaniline films grown on iron from oxalic acid'. Synthetic Metals, 144 :125-131. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2004 Farrell, ST; Breslin, CB (2004) 'Reduction of Cr(VI) at a polyaniline film: Influence of film thickness and oxidation state'. Environmental Science and Technology, 38 :4671-4676. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2004 Conroy, KG; Breslin, CB (2004) 'Reduction of hexavalent chromium at a polypyrrole-coated aluminium electrode: Synergistic interactions'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 34 :191-195. [Full-Text]
2003 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2003) 'The electropolymerization of pyrrole at a CuNi electrode: corrosion protection properties'. Corrosion Science, 45 :2837-2850. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2003 Conroy, KG; Breslin, CB (2003) 'The electrochemical deposition of polyaniline at pure aluminium: electrochemical activity and corrosion protection properties'. Electrochimica Acta, 48 :721-732. [Full-Text]
2003 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2003) 'Corrosion protection properties afforded by an in situ electropolymerized polypyrrole layer on CuZn'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 150 :540-546. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2002 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2002) 'The electrochemical synthesis of polypyrrole at a copper electrode: corrosion protection properties'. Electrochimica Acta, 47 :4467-4476. [Full-Text]
2001 Aziz-Kerrzo, M; Conroy, KG; Fenelon, AM; Farrell, ST; Breslin, CB (2001) 'Electrochemical studies on the stability and corrosion resistance of titanium-based implant materials'. Biomaterials, 22 :1531-1539. [Full-Text]
2001 Fenelon, AM; Breslin, CB (2001) 'An electrochemical study of the formation of Benzotriazole surface films on Copper, Zinc and a Copper-Zinc alloy'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 31 :509-516. [Full-Text]
2000 Rudd, AL; Breslin, CB; Mansfeld, F (2000) 'The corrosion protection afforded by rare earth conversion coatings applied to magnesium'. Corrosion Science, 42 :275-288. [Full-Text]
2000 Treacy, GM; Rudd, AL; Breslin, CB (2000) 'Electrochemical behaviour of aluminium in the presence of EDTA-containing chloride solutions'. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 30 :675-683. [Full-Text]
2000 Rudd, AL; Breslin, CB (2000) 'The influence of ultraviolet illumination on the passive behavior of zinc'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 147 :1401-1407. [Full-Text]
2000 Rudd, AL; Breslin, CB (2000) 'The electrochemical behaviour of CuZn under conditions of illumination'. Electrochimica Acta, 45 :4015-4023. [Full-Text]
2000 Breslin, CB; Rudd, AL (2000) 'Activation of pure Al in an indium-containing electrolyte - an electrochemical noise and impedance study'. Corrosion Science, 42 :1023-1039. [Full-Text]
2000 Rudd, AL; Breslin, CB (2000) 'Photo-induced dissolution of zinc in alkaline solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 45 :1571-1579. [Full-Text]
1998 Treacy, GM; Breslin, CB (1998) 'Electrochemical studies on single-crystal aluminium surfaces'. Electrochimica Acta, 43 :1715-1720. [Full-Text]
1998 C. B. Breslin and D. D. Macdonald (1998) 'The Influence of UV Light on the Dissolution and Passive Behaviour of Copper-Containing Alloys in Chloride Solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 44 :643-651. [Full-Text]
1998 F. Mansfeld, C. Chen, C. B. Breslin and D. Hull (1998) 'Sealing of Anodised Aluminium Alloys with Rare Earth Metal Salt Solutions'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 145 :2792-2801. [Full-Text]
1998 Breslin, CB; Geary, M (1998) 'Influence of rare-earth metal passivation treatments on the dissolution of tin-zinc coatings'. Corrosion, 54 :964-971.
1998 Chen, C; Breslin, CB; Mansfeld, F (1998) 'Scanning Kelvin probe analysis of the potential distribution under small drops of electrolyte'. Materials and Corrosion - Werkstoffe und Korrosion, 49 :569-575. [Full-Text]
1997 Breslin, CB; Chen, C; Mansfeld, F (1997) 'The electrochemical behaviour of stainless steels following surface modification in cerium-containing solutions'. Corrosion Science, 39 :1061-1073. [Full-Text]
1997 M. Geary and C. B. Breslin (1997) 'The Influence of Dichromate and Rare Earth Metal Passivation Treatments on the Dissolution of Sn/Zn Coatings'. Corrosion Science, 39 :1341-1353. [Full-Text]
1997 C. B. Breslin, D. D. Macdonald, E. Sikora and J. Sikora (1997) 'Photo-inhibition of Passivity Breakdown on SS316 and SS304 in Chloride-Containing Solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 42 :137-146. [Full-Text]
1997 Breslin, CB; Macdonald, DD; Sikora, J; Sikora, E (1997) 'Influence of uv light on the passive behaviour of SS316 - Effect of prior illumination'. Electrochimica Acta, 42 :127-136. [Full-Text]
1997 Mansfeld, F; Breslin, CB; Pardo, A; Perez, FJ (1997) 'Surface modification of stainless steels: Green technology for corrosion protection'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 90 :224-228. [Full-Text]
1997 C.B. Breslin, F. Mansfeld and C. Chen (1997) 'The Electrochemical Behaviour of Stainless Steels after Treatment in Cerium-Containing Solutions'. Corrosion Science, 39 :1061-1070. [Full-Text]
1997 Brennan S.; Breslin C.; Quinn C. (1997) 'Electronic structures of aluminum and aluminum clusters doped with other atoms'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 144 (8):L217-L218. [Full-Text]
1997 Breslin, CB; Macdonald, DD; Sikora, E; Sikora, J (1997) 'Photo-inhibition of pitting corrosion on types 304 and 316 stainless steels in chloride-containing solutions'. Electrochimica Acta, 42 :137-144. [Full-Text]
1995 C. B. Breslin, G. Treacy and C. M. Quinn (1995) 'Pit-initiation Studies on Polycrystalline, (110), (111) and (100) Single Crystal Aluminium'. MATERIAL SCIENCE FORUM, 192 :133-142.
1994 C. B. Breslin, G. Treacy, and W. M. Carroll (1994) 'Studies on the Passivation of Aluminium in Chromate and Molybdate Solutions'. Corrosion Science, 36 :1143-1156. [Full-Text]
1993 W. M. Carroll. M. Murphy, C. B. Breslin (1993) 'Stability of Passive Films Formed on Aluminium in Solutions Containing Chloride and Fluoride Ions'. Corrosion Science, 34 :1496-1505. [Full-Text]
1993 C. B. Breslin and W. M. Carroll (1993) 'The Activation of Aluminium by Activator Elements'. Corrosion Science, 35 :197-204.
1992 Carmel B. Breslin and William M. Carroll (1992) 'Activation of Aluminium in Halide Solutions Containing Activator Ions'. Corrosion Science, 33 :1161-1173.
1991 William M. Carroll and Carmel B. Breslin (1991) 'Stability of Passive Films Formed on Aluminium in Aqueous Halide Solutions'. Corrosion Science, 26 :255-263.
Certain data included herein are derived from the © Web of Science (2024) of Clarivate. All rights reserved.

Teaching Interests

Modules Coordinated:
  • CH422 - Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • CH410D - Double Major Project
  • CH410SA - Single Major Project
  • CH409A - Advanced Labs
  • CH304C- Analytical Chemistry
Lectures are given on topics in electrochemistry (CH304C), thermodynamics (CH323), statistical thermodynamics (CH423), nano-materials (CH436) and workshops on statistical analysis of data (CH207). Research is also carried out on problem solving approaches for undergraduate labs.
  • Fenelon, Orla and Breslin, Carmel B. (2010) CSI in a Lab: A Problem Solving Approach to Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals. AISHE-J, 4 (1). ISSN 2009-3160

Examples of Awards obtained by PhD students  
  • Claire Harley, Gillian Hendy and Eimear Ryan obtained Endeavour Europe Awards from the Australian government to fund 6-month research placements at the ARC centre of excellence in Electromaterials Science at the University of Wollongong to work with Professor Gordon Wallace and Professor Simon Moulton.  
  • Sinead McDermott obtained an International Award from the Norwegian Research Council, Norway to fund a 6-month research placement at NTNU with Professor May Britt and Dr. Edel Sheridan at the Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU, Norway.   
  • Enrico Andreoli obtained a FAS-Science Challenge Award to fund a 6-month research placement at the University of Texas, USA to fund a collaborative project with Professor Seamus Curran, Department of Physics.    
  • Conor McCarthy won a Yggdrasil International Award from the Norwegian Research Council, Norway to fund a 6-month research placement with Dr. Edel Sheridan at SINTEF in Norway.
  • Lynn Garry obtained an Endeavour Research award to fund a 6-month research visit to work with Professor Justin Gooding at the University of New South Wales, Australia. 
  • Karen Herdman, Catherine Fox, Adelaide Dura, Eimear Ryan, Anita Hamilton (co-funded with Intel), Gillian Hendy and Claire Harley obtained postgraduate fellowships from the Irish Research Council.
  • On completion of her PhD, Gillian Hendy was awarded a FP7-Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship to work on a collaborative research project with Professor Robert Langer at MIT, USA (outgoing host group) and the Electrochemistry/Materials Chemistry research group (return host group).    
  • David Branagan, Amy Rudd and Edel Sheridan won awards for delivering the best lectures on Physical and Analytical Chemistry at the annual Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium, while Gillian Hendy won the award for the best Young Researcher Lecture presented at the International Conference on Materials, Energy and Design.

Recent Students

Graduation date Name Degree
2016 Karen Herdman PhD
2014 David Branagan PhD
2014 Catherine Fox PhD
2014 Emer Moloney PhD
2013 Adelaide Dura PhD
2013 Wayne Fogarty PhD
2013 Conor McCarthy PhD
2013 Lynn Garry PhD
2012 Ursula Carragher PhD
2012 Anita Hamilton PhD
2011 Richard Doyle PhD.
2010 Valeria Annibaldi PhD
2010 Sinead McDermott PhD
2010 Enrico Andreoli PhD
2010 Eimear Ryan PhD
2009 Gillian Hendy PhD
2009 Claire Harley PhD
2008 Suzanne Crawley MSc
2006 Bernadette Alcock PhD
2006 Edel Sheridan PhD
2005 Sean Earley PhD
2004 Sinead Farrell PhD
2003 Kenneth Conroy PhD
2003 Anna Fenelon PhD
2001 Maan Aziz Kerrzo MSc
2000 Amy Rudd PhD
1997 Grainne Treacy PhD
1996 Michael Geary PhD
1995 Paul Friery PhD