Dr Eithne Dempsey

Chemistry, Human Health Institute

Associate Professor

MAP Lodge
(01) 474 7172


Eithne Dempsey received a PhD in Electroanalytical Chemistry from DCU in 1993 followed by postdoctoral research at St. Vincent’s hospital, Dublin. She then took up a position as Lecturer in Chemistry at Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus  where she managed the Centre for Research in Electroanalytical Technologies, resulting in successful graduation of 19 MSc/PhD  students and realising >€6M in recurrent funding with the establishment of the Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway centre MiCRA Biodiagnostics. She has co-authored 102 peer reviewed scientific articles (H index 29) and has worked closely with a range of start up, SMEs and multinational companies on 20+ projects in the diagnostics, chemical analysis and sensor development areas. EU grant co-ordination has included Marie Curie individual fellowships and international staff exchange programmes. She was appointed visiting Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Western Cape, Capetown, South Africa in 2012 and in 2017 took up a position as Lecturer in Chemistry at Maynooth University. Her research interests include chemical and biosensor development, nanomaterials, point of care biodiagnostics, and conducting polymers.

Research Interests

Nanostructured materials including nanoassembly, nanoparticle synthesis with use of modern electrochemical and surface based techniques for the study of fundamental material properties;          

Electrocatalytic materials including  inorganic redox active materials  with applications in biomedical, fuel cell and environmental science;

Micro and nanosensor technology including nano/microfabrication (applications in human and animal healthcare);

Design and fabrication of integrated fluidics/sensor microsystems which exploit the unique properties of electrocatalytic/nanomaterials for biomedical diagnostics.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
The fabrication of conducting 2D layered graphene-like materials and their applications as environmental sensors and as electro-catalysts for electroFenton: Improved sensing and removal of emerging pollutants from co-PI 01/12/2021 01/12/2025 479742
Colm McKeever: Electrochemical investigations into latent fingerprint enhancement on metallic surfaces using electrodeposited films and electrochromic materials. PI IRC GOI Postgrad Scholarship- McKeever McKeever 01/09/2021 31/08/2023 55000
Career Fit + Application PI 01/02/2021 31/01/2024 265050
NF/2019/15518094-Electrocoagulation and Electro-Fenton based approaches to Mitigation of Emerging Contaminants in water PI 01/05/2020 31/12/2021 9996
Conference in Analytical Sciences in Ireland 2018 PI The conference is one of the main mechanisms whereby synergistic research activity in analytical science across the island of Ireland can be united in one setting. The event builds on previous CASi conferences which have alternated between Dublin and other regional centres. This meeting is an unique opportunity to expose leading Irish researchers and the (bio)analytical postgraduate community to nationally significant employment sectors such as agri-food innovations, forensic analysis, veterinary diagnostics, human healthcare, environmental and biopharma industry. We have an exciting line up of national and proposed international speakers who will address cross cutting advances in biophotonics, data interpretation and processing, bioanalytical challenges, fundamental properties of materials at the nanoscale and electrochemical interrogation. The proposed plenary international speaker is Professor of Molecular Biophotonics and Imaging at the Institute for LifeSciences, University of Southampton, UK. Prof. Mahajan holds the Chair in Molecular BioPhotonics and Imaging and his plenary address will complement the practise-led discussion with spectroscopic tools, and advanced methodologies to understand disease processes for rapid human diagnostics. It is intended that there be a blend of participants from early stage researchers through to experienced researchers and young/established faculty members complemented by industry (environmental medical device, dairy and pharmaceutical industry) and state sponsored bodies (e.g. Public Analyst laboratories, Forensic Science Ireland, Equine Laboratories). Each event builds upon prior success with more and more industry engagement and speakers facilitated. This will be the first time that Maynooth University will host the event, and a new initiative in 2018 will address the requirement for a national Technical Officer workshop opportunity shaped by practitioners, enabling an interactive and informative forum for discussion and brainstorming. 20/03/2018 20/05/2018 3000
Rapid Electronic Sensor Technologies Applied to Fermentation Process Monitoring PI 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 96000
Electroanalysis of sugar molecules using chemoreceptors and redox active molecules - Athira Tomy PI 01/09/2023 31/08/2025 61000
Sensing oxidative stress biomarkers of neurodegenerative disease - Alexandra Lapiy PI 01/09/2023 31/08/2027 123000
Pyrene boronic acid functionalised carbon nanotubes for sialic acid electrochemical binding investigations PI 01/01/2024 31/12/2025 4993

Post Doctoral Fellows / Research Team

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Saurav Kumar Guin Sialic acid sensing in dairy applications
Eoghain Patrick Murphy Electroanalysis of therapeutics
Colm Mc Keever Latent fingerprinting visualisation using conducting polymers
Athira Monica Tomy Sialic acid biodiagnostics using electrochemical sensors

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2022 Frances Heaney, Denise Rooney, Orla Fenelon, Tobias Krämer, Eithne Dempsey, Stephen Barrett, Caytlin Boylan, Kyle Doherty, Luke Marchetti, Joseph Curran, Lisa O’Regan, Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos (2022) 'A Whole Team Approach to Integration of Student Feedback into Continuous Assessment Activities for First-Year Students Transitioning to University Chemistry Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic' In: University Chemistry Teaching in the 21. Century. Poland : Pedagoška fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani. https://doi.org/10.26529/9789612532970/ch4

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Hou Y.; Mushtaq A.; Tang Z.; Dempsey E.; Wu Y.; Lu Y.; Tian C.; Farheen J.; Kong X.; Iqbal M.Z. (2022) 'ROS-responsive Ag-TiO2 hybrid nanorods for enhanced photodynamic therapy of breast cancer and antimicrobial applications'. Journal Of Science: Advanced Materials And Devices, 7 (2). [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 Halpin, G; McEntee, S; Dwyer, C; Lawless, F; Dempsey, E (2022) 'Lactose Biosensor Development and Deployment in Dairy Product Analysis'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 McKeever C.; Callan S.; Warren S.; Dempsey E. (2022) 'Magnetic nanoparticle modified electrodes for voltammetric determination of propellant stabiliser diphenylamine'. Talanta, 238 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Guin, Saurav K. and Velasco-Torrijos, Trinidad and Dempsey, Eithne (2022) 'Explorations in a galaxy of sialic acids: a review of sensing horizons, motivated by emerging biomedical and nutritional relevance'. . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Jemmeli D.; Dridi C.; Abbas M.N.; Dempsey E. (2021) 'Development of highly sensitive and selective bisphenol A sensor based on a cobalt phthalocyanine-modified carbon paste electrode: Application in dairy analysis'. Analytical Methods, 13 (39):4674-4682. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Mushtaq, A; Zhao, RB; Luo, DD; Dempsey, E; Wang, XM; Iqbal, MZ; Kong, XD (2021) 'Magnetic hydroxyapatite nanocomposites: The advances from synthesis to biomedical applications'. Materials and Design, 197 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Zubair Iqbal M.; Ali I.; Khan W.S.; Kong X.; Dempsey E. (2021) 'Reversible self-assembly of gold nanoparticles in response to external stimuli'. Materials and Design, 205 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Halpin G.; Herdman K.; Dempsey E. (2021) 'Electrochemical investigations into enzymatic polymerisation of 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6-dione as a redox mediator for lactate sensing'. Sensors And Actuators Reports, 3 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Zubair Iqbal, M.,Ali, Israt,Khan, Waheed S.,Kong, Xiangdong,Dempsey, Eithne (2021) 'Reversible self-assembly of gold nanoparticles in response to external stimuli'. 205 . [Link] [Full-Text]
2021 Soon G.H.; Deasy M.; Dempsey E. (2021) 'An electrochemical evaluation of novel ferrocene derivatives for glutamate and liver biomarker biosensing'. Biosensors, 11 (8). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Warren, S; Seddon, B; Pilkington, R; Crossely, A; Holdway, P; Dempsey, E (2020) 'beta-methylumbelliferone Surface Modification and Permeability Investigations at PENTEL (TM) Graphite Electrodes'. Electroanalysis, . [DOI]
2020 Menezes, C; Malo-Estepa, I; Johnston, D; Delaney, A; Crowe, M; Diskin, M; Dempsey, E (2020) 'Electrochemical assay of sorbitol dehydrogenase at PEDOT modified electrodes - a new milk biomarker for confirmation of pregnancy in dairy cattle'. The Analyst, 145 :7267-7278. [DOI]
2020 Murphy, B; Singh, B; Delaney, A; Warren, S; Dempsey, E (2020) 'Phenothiazine Redox Active Conducting Polymer Films at Nanocomposite Surfaces'. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167 . [DOI]
2020 Murphy, B; Dempsey, E (2020) 'Evaluation of an Ag85B Immunosensor with Potential for ElectrochemicalMycobacterium TuberculosisDiagnostics'. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 9 . [DOI]
2020 Jemmeli, D; Mchiri, C; Dridi, C; Nasri, H; Dempsey, E (2020) 'Development of a new bisphenol A electrochemical sensor based on a cadmium(ii) porphyrin modified carbon paste electrode'. RSC Advances, 10 :31740-31747. [DOI]
2020 Fredj, Z; Ben Ali, M; Abbas, MN; Dempsey, E (2020) 'Simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid, uric acid and dopamine using silver nanoparticles and copper monoamino-phthalocyanine functionalised acrylate polymer'. Analytical Methods, 12 :3883-3891. [DOI]
2020 Doaga R.; McCormac T.; Dempsey E. (2020) 'Functionalized magnetic nanomaterials for electrochemical biosensing of cholesterol and cholesteryl palmitate'. Mikrochimica Acta, 187 (4). [DOI]
2019 Fredj Z.; Ben Ali M.; Abbas M.; Dempsey E. (2019) 'Determination of prostate cancer biomarker acid phosphatase at a copper phthalocyanine-modified screen printed gold transducer'. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1057 :98-105. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Barrett, S; De Franco, M; Kellett, A; Dempsey, E; Marzano, C; Erxleben, A; Gandin, V; Montagner, D (2019) 'Anticancer activity, DNA binding and cell mechanistic studies of estrogen-functionalised Cu(II) complexes'. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Warren S; Munteanu G; Rathod D; McCormac T; Dempsey E; (2019) 'Scanning electrochemical microscopy imaging of poly (3,4-ethylendioxythiophene)/thionine electrodes for lactate detection via NADH electrocatalysis'. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 137 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Singh B; Flampouri E; Dempsey E; (2019) 'Electrochemical enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (e-ELISA) for parasitic nematode Ostertagia ostertagi (brown stomach worm) infections in dairy cattle'. The Analyst, 144 (19). [DOI]
2019 Kelch J; Delaney A; Kelleher F; Baker P; Iwuoha E; Dempsey E; (2019) 'Impedimetric and electrochemical evaluation of a new redox active steroid derivative for hormone immunosensing'. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Fredj Z.; Ali M.; Singh B.; Dempsey E. (2018) 'Simultaneous voltammetric detection of 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid and 5-hydroxytryptamine using a glassy carbon electrode modified with conducting polymer and platinised carbon nanofibers'. Mikrochimica Acta, 185 (9). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Dempsey, E. and Rathod, D. (2018) 'Disposable Printed Lateral Flow Electrochemical Immunosensors for Human Cardiac Troponin T'. . [Link] [DOI]
2018 Zina Fredj, Mounir Ben Ali, Baljit Singh, Eithne Dempsey (2018) 'Simultaneous voltammetric detection of 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid and 5-hydroxytryptamine at an electropolymerised glassy carbon transducer modified with platinised carbon nanofibers'. MICROCHIMICA ACTA, 185 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s00604-018-2949-5 [Full-Text]
2018 Minteer, Shelley D. (2018) 'Advances in Electroanalytical Chemistry'. 140 (8):2701-2703. [Link] [DOI]
2017 Zhybak, M.T. and Fayura, L.Y. and Boretsky, Y.R. and Gonchar, M.V. and Sibirny, A.A. and Dempsey, E. and Turner, A.P.F. and Korpan, Y.I. (2017) 'Amperometric L-arginine biosensor based on a novel recombinant arginine deiminase'. 184 (8):2679-2686. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 O Hara, T. and Seddon, B. and McClean, S. and Dempsey, E. (2017) 'A portable chemical toxicity biochip based on electronic enzymatic monitoring of cytotoxic effects on fish cells'. 243 :271-278. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 O'Hara, T. and Seddon, B. and O'Connor, A. and McClean, S. and Singh, B. and Iwuoha, E. and Fuku, X. and Dempsey, E. (2017) 'Quantum Dot Nanotoxicity Investigations Using Human Lung Cells and TOXOR Electrochemical Enzyme Assay Methodology'. 2 (1):165-171. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Saeed, A.A. and Singh, B. and Nooredeen Abbas, M. and Dempsey, E. (2016) 'Evaluation of Bismuth Modified Carbon Thread Electrode for Simultaneous and Highly Sensitive Cd (II) and Pb (II) Determination'. 28 (9):2205-2213. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Zhybak, M.T. and Vagin, M.Y. and Beni, V. and Liu, X. and Dempsey, E. and Turner, A.P.F. and Korpan, Y.I. (2016) 'Direct detection of ammonium ion by means of oxygen electrocatalysis at a copper-polyaniline composite on a screen-printed electrode'. 183 (6):1981-1987. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Zhybak, M. and Beni, V. and Vagin, M.Y. and Dempsey, E. and Turner, A.P.F. and Korpan, Y. (2016) 'Creatinine and urea biosensors based on a novel ammonium ion-selective copper-polyaniline nano-composite'. 77 :505-511. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Singh, B. and Seddon, B. and Dempsey, E. and Redington, W. and Dickinson, C. (2015) 'Porous core-shell platinum-silver nanocatalyst for the electrooxidation of methanol'. 27 (1):135-143. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Fuku, X. and Singh, B. and Ajayi, R.F. and Jijana, A.N. and Baker, P. and Dempsey, E. and Iwuoha, E. (2015) 'A gallium telluride quantum dots bioelectrode system for human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (Her2/neu) oncogene signalling'. 7 (15):6114-6124. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Rathod, D. and Warren, S. and Seddon, B. and Singh, B. and Dempsey, E. (2015) 'PENTEL actin-G immunoelectrode: Immunoassay at the tip of a pencil'. 27 (1):166-176. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 O'Hara, T. and Seddon, B. and Mcclean, S. and Dempsey, E. (2015) 'TOXOR: Design and application of an electrochemical toxicity biosensor for environmental monitoring'. 27 (1):58-66. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Saeed, A.A. and Singh, B. and Abbas, M.N. and Issa, Y.M. and Dempsey, E. (2015) 'Electrocatalytic Nitrite Determination Using Iron Phthalocyanine Modified Gold Nanoparticles'. 27 (5):1086-1096. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Abbas, M.N. and Saeed, A.A. and Singh, B. and Radowan, A.A. and Dempsey, E. (2015) 'A cysteine sensor based on a gold nanoparticle-iron phthalocyanine modified graphite paste electrode'. 7 (6):2529-2536. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Munteanu, G. and Wipf, D. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. and Munteanu, S. (2014) 'A nanoscopic insight into electrocatalytic origins of the mercury monolayer carbon fiber electrode depicted by fast cyclic voltammetry'. 720-721 :9-18. [Link] [DOI]
2014 Singh, B. and Dempsey, E. and Laffir, F. (2014) 'Carbon nanochips and nanotubes decorated PtAuPd-based nanocomposites for glucose sensing: Role of support material and efficient Pt utilisation'. 205 :401-410. [Link] [DOI]
2013 Singh, B. and Dempsey, E. (2013) 'Exceptional Pt nanoparticle decoration of functionalised carbon nanofibers: A strategy to improve the utility of Pt and support material for direct methanol fuel cell applications'. 3 (7):2279-2287. [Link] [DOI]
2013 Shi, L. and Chu, Z. and Dong, X. and Jin, W. and Dempsey, E. (2013) 'A highly oriented hybrid microarray modified electrode fabricated by a template-free method for ultrasensitive electrochemical DNA recognition'. 5 (21):10219-10225. [Link] [DOI]
2013 Tsigara, A. and Benkhial, A. and Warren, S. and Akkari, F. and Wright, J. and Frehill, F. and Dempsey, E. (2013) 'Metal microelectrode nanostructuring using nanosphere lithography and photolithography with optimization of the fabrication process'. 537 :269-274. [Link] [DOI]
2012 Chu, Z. and Shi, L. and Zhang, Y. and Jin, W. and Warren, S. and Ward, D. and Dempsey, E. (2012) 'Single layer Prussian blue grid as a versatile enzyme trap for low-potential biosensors'. 22 (30):14874-14879. [Link] [DOI]
2012 Singh, B. and Dempsey, E. and Dickinson, C. and Laffir, F. (2012) 'Inside/outside Pt nanoparticles decoration of functionalised carbon nanofibers (Pt 19.2/f-CNF 80.8) for sensitive non-enzymatic electrochemical glucose detection'. 137 (7):1639-1648. [Link] [DOI]
2012 Munteanu, G. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. and Munteanu, C. (2012) 'Fast cyclic voltammetry of redox system NAD+/NADH on the copper nanodoped mercury monolayer carbon fiber electrode'. 665 :12-19. [Link] [DOI]
2011 Rathod, D. and Warren, S. and Keane, K. and Egan, D.A. and Dempsey, E. (2011) 'Evaluation of a modified carbon micromesh electrode as a new substrate for electrochemical immunosensing'. 3 (4):799-805. [Link] [DOI]
2011 Soon, G.H. and Deasy, M. and Worsfold, O. and Dempsey, E. (2011) 'Synthesis, co-polymerization, and electrochemical evaluation of novel ferrocene-pyrrole derivatives'. 44 (11):1976-1995. [Link] [DOI]
2011 Singh, B. and Murad, L. and Laffir, F. and Dickinson, C. and Dempsey, E. (2011) 'Pt based nanocomposites (mono/bi/tri-metallic) decorated using different carbon supports for methanol electro-oxidation in acidic and basic media'. 3 (8):3334-3349. [Link] [DOI]
2011 Singh, B. and Laffir, F. and Dickinson, C. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2011) 'Carbon supported cobalt and nickel based nanomaterials for direct uric acid determination'. 23 (1):79-89. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Singh, B. and Laffir, F. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2010) 'PtAu/C based bimetallic nanocomposites for non-enzymatic electrochemical glucose detection'. 150 (1):80-92. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Rathod, D. and Dickinson, C. and Egan, D. and Dempsey, E. (2010) 'Platinum nanoparticle decoration of carbon materials with applications in non-enzymatic glucose sensing'. 143 (2):547-554. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Munteanu, G. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. (2010) 'Ultrafast voltammetric determination of biological thiols on the copper nanodoped mercury monolayer carbon fiber electrode'. 638 (1):109-118. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Munteanu, G. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. (2010) 'Novel ultrasensitive and ultrafast voltammetric determination of biological aminochromes on the copper nanodoped mercury monolayer carbon fiber electrode'. 650 (1):105-115. [Link] [DOI]
2009 Munteanu, G. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. (2009) 'Rapid catalytic-adsorptive determination of picomolar concentrations of Cu2+ with the mercury monolayer carbon fiber electrode'. 632 (1-2):80-87. [Link] [DOI]
2009 Jamal, M. and Worsfold, O. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2009) 'A stable and selective electrochemical biosensor for the liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT)'. 24 (9):2926-2930. [Link] [DOI]
2009 Góral, M. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. and Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. and Bond, A.M. (2009) 'Voltammetry of [R4N]4[M18O54(SO3)2] and [Ru(bpy)3]2[M18O54(SO3)2] (M=Mo, W) as microcrystals adhered to a glassy carbon electrode surface in contact with ionic liquid media'. (34):6727-6735. [Link] [DOI]
2009 Góral, M. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. and Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. and Bond, A.M. (2009) 'Voltammetry of [R4N]4[M18O 54(SO3)2] and [Ru(bpy)3] 2[M18O54(SO3)2] (M=Mo, W) as microcrystals adhered to a glassy carbon electrode surface in contact with ionic liquid media'. (34):6727-6735. [Link] [DOI]
2009 Doaga, R. and Mccormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2009) 'Electrochemical sensing of NADH and glutamate based on Meldola Blue in 1,2-diaminobenzene and 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene polymer films'. 21 (19):2099-2108. [Link] [DOI]
2008 Warren, S. and Doaga, R. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2008) 'Electrochemical studies of osmium-(pyrrole-methyl) pyridine-co-polymers deposited using the membrane template method'. 53 (13):4550-4556. [Link] [DOI]
2008 Bi, L.-H. and McCormac, T. and Beloshapkin, S. and Dempsey, E. (2008) 'Electrochemical behavior and multilayer assembly films with fine functional activities of the sandwich-type polyoxometallate [Sb2W 20Fe2O70(H2O)6] 8-'. 20 (1):38-46. [Link] [DOI]
2007 Bi, L.-H. and Foster, K. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2007) 'Preparation of multilayer films containing a crown heteropolyanion and an osmium functionalised pyrrole monomer'. 605 (1):24-30. [Link] [DOI]
2007 Zynek, M. and Serantoni, M. and Beloshapkin, S. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. (2007) 'Electrochemical and surface properties of multilayer films based on a Ru2+ metallodendrimer and the mixed addenda Dawson heteropolyanion'. 19 (6):681-689. [Link] [DOI]
2006 Warren, S. and McCormac, T. and Mihaylova, E.M. and Dempsey, E. (2006) 'Investigation into charge transport dynamics of [Os(bpy)2 (picolinate)]Cl nafion films'. 18 (18):1778-1785. [Link] [DOI]
2005 Fay, N. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. (2005) 'Solution and solid phase electrochemical behaviour of [Os(bpy)3]3[P2W18O62]'. 51 (2):281-288. [Link] [DOI]
2005 Seery, M.K. and Fay, N. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. and Forster, R.J. and Keyes, T.E. (2005) 'Photophysics of ruthenium polypyridyl complexes formed with lacunary polyoxotungstates with iron addenda'. 7 (19):3426-3433. [Link] [DOI]
2005 Collier, A. and Wang, J. and Diamond, D. and Dempsey, E. (2005) 'Microchip micellar electrokinetic chromatography coupled with electrochemical detection for analysis of synthetic oestrogen mimicking compounds'. 550 (1-2):107-115. [Link] [DOI]
2005 Fay, N. and Dempsey, E. and McCormac, T. (2005) 'Assembly, electrochemical characterisation and electrocatalytic ability of multilayer films based on [Fe(bpy)3]2+, and the Dawson heteropolyanion, [P2W18O62]6-'. 574 (2):359-366. [Link] [DOI]
2005 Warren, S. and McCormac, T. and Dempsey, E. (2005) 'Investigation of novel mediators for a glucose biosensor based on metal picolinate complexes'. 67 (1):23-35. [Link] [DOI]
2004 Dempsey, E. and Diamond, D. and Collier, A. (2004) 'Development of a biosensor for endocrine disrupting compounds based on tyrosinase entrapped within a poly(thionine) film'. 20 (2):367-377. [Link] [DOI]
2003 Dempsey, E. and Kennedy, A. and Fay, N. and McCormac, T. (2003) 'Investigations into Heteropolyanions as Electrocatalysts for the Oxidation of Adrenaline'. 15 (23-24):1835-1842. [Link]
2003 Regan, F. and Moran, A. and Fogarty, B. and Dempsey, E. (2003) 'Novel modes of capillary electrophoresis for the determination of endocrine disrupting chemicals'. 1014 (1-2):141-152. [Link] [DOI]
2003 Fay, N. and Dempsey, E. and Kennedy, A. and McCormac, T. (2003) 'Synthesis and electrochemical characterisation of [Ru(bpy)3]3[P2W18O62]'. 556 :63-74. [Link] [DOI]
2003 Fogarty, B. and Dempsey, E. and Regan, F. (2003) 'Potential of microemulsion electrokinetic chromatography for the separation of priority endocrine disrupting compounds'. 1014 (1-2):129-139. [Link] [DOI]
2002 Walsh, D.A. and Dempsey, E. (2002) 'Comparison of electrochemical, electrophoretic and spectrophotometric methods for creatinine determination in biological fluids'. 459 (2):187-198. [Link] [DOI]
2002 Regan, F. and Moran, A. and Fogarty, B. and Dempsey, E. (2002) 'Development of comparative methods using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and capillary electrophoresis for determination of endocrine disrupting chemicals in bio-solids'. 770 (1-2):243-253. [Link] [DOI]
2001 Martin, R.S. and Gawron, A.J. and Fogarty, B.A. and Regan, F.B. and Dempsey, E. and Lunte, S.M. (2001) 'Carbon paste-based electrochemical detectors for microchip capillary electrophoresis/electrochemistry'. 126 (3):277-280. [Link] [DOI]
2000 Fogarty, B. and Regan, F. and Dempsey, E. (2000) 'Separation of two groups of oestrogen mimicking compounds using micellar electrokinetic chromatography'. 895 (1-2):237-246. [Link] [DOI]
1997 Dempsey, E. and Diamond, D. and Smyth, M.R. and Urban, G. and Jobst, G. and Moser, I. and Verpoorte, E.M.J. and Manz, A. and Widmer, H.M. and Rabenstein, K. and Freaney, R. (1997) 'Design and development of a miniaturised total chemical analysis system for on-line lactate and glucose monitoring in biological samples'. 346 (3):341-349. [Link] [DOI]
1997 Dempsey, E. and Diamond, D. and Smyth, M.R. and Malone, M.A. and Rabenstein, K. and McShane, A. and McKenna, M. and Vincent Keaveny, T. and Freaney, R. (1997) 'In vitro optimisation of a microdialysis system with potential for on-line monitoring of lactate and glucose in biological samples'. 122 (2):185-189. [Link] [DOI]
1997 Freaney, R. and McShane, A. and Keaveny, T.V. and McKenna, M. and Rabenstein, K. and Scheller, F.W. and Pfeiffer, D. and Urban, G. and Moser, I. and Jobst, G. and Manz, A. and Verpoorte, E. and Widmer, M.W. and Diamond, D. and Dempsey, E. and Saez De Viteri, F.J. and Smyth, M. (1997) 'Novel instrumentation for real-time monitoring using miniaturized flow systems with integrated biosensors'. 34 (3):291-302. [Link] [DOI]
1996 Rabenstein, K. and McShane, A.J. and McKenna, M.J. and Dempsey, E. and Keaveny, T.V. and Freaney, R. (1996) 'An intravascular microdialysis sampling system suitable for application in continuous biochemical monitoring of glucose and lactate'. 4 (1):67-76. [Link]
1995 Iwuoha, E.I. and Adeyoju, O. and Dempsey, E. and Smyth, M.R. and Liu, J. and Wang, J. (1995) 'Investigation of the effects of polar organic solvents on the activity of tyrosinase entrapped in a poly(ester-sulphonic acid) polymer'. 10 (8):661-667. [Link] [DOI]
1994 Deasy, B. and Dempsey, E. and Smyth, M.R. and Egan, D. and Bogan, D. and O'Kennedy, R. (1994) 'Development of an antibody-based biosensor for determination of 7-hydroxycoumarin (umbelliferone) using horseradish peroxidase labelled anti-7-hydroxycoumarin antibody'. 294 (3):291-297. [Link] [DOI]
1993 Wang, J. and Dempsey, E. and Eremenko, A. and Smyth, M.R. (1993) 'Organic-phase biosensing of enzyme inhibitors'. 279 (2):203-208. [Link] [DOI]
1993 Rohde, E. and Dempsey, E. and Smyth, M.R. and Vos, J.G. and Emons, H. (1993) 'Development of a flow-through electrochemical detector for glucose based on a glucose oxidase-modified microelectrode incorporating redox and conducting polymer materials'. 278 (1):5-16. [Link] [DOI]
1993 Dempsey, E. and O'Sullivan, C. and Smyth, M.R. and Egan, D. and O'Kennedy, R. and Wang, J. (1993) 'Differential pulse voltammetric determination of 7-hydroxycoumarin in human urine'. 11 (6):443-446. [Link] [DOI]
1993 Dempsey, E. and O'Sullivan, C. and Smyth, M.R. and Egan, D. and O'Kennedy, R. and Wang, J. (1993) 'Development of an antibody-based amperometric biosensor to study the reaction of 7-hydroxycoumarin with its specific antibody'. 4 (118):411-413. [Link] [DOI]
1993 Dempsey, E. and Wang, J. and Smyth, M.R. (1993) 'Electropolymerised o-phenylenediamine film as means of immobilising lactate oxidase for a L-lactate biosensor'. 40 (3):445-451. [Link] [DOI]
1993 Ruiz, B.L. and Dempsey, E. and Hua, C. and Smyth, M.R. and Wang, J. (1993) 'Development of amperometric sensors for choline, acetylcholine and arsenocholine'. 273 (1-2):425-430. [Link] [DOI]
1992 Dempsey, E. and Wang, J. and Wollenberger, U. and Ozsoz, M. and Smyth, M.R. (1992) 'A lysine dehydrogenase-based electrode for biosensing of l-lysine'. 7 (5):323-327. [Link] [DOI]
1991 Wang, J. and Dempsey, E. and Ozsoz, M. and Smyth, M.R. (1991) 'Amperometric enzyme electrode for theophylline'. 116 (10):997-999. [Link] [DOI]
1991 Connor, M. and Dempsey, E. and Smyth, M.R. and Richardson, D.H.S. (1991) 'Determination of some metal ions using lichen‐modified carbon paste electrodes'. 3 (4-5):331-336. [Link] [DOI]
2023 Guin, S.K.; Lapiy, A.; Dempsey, E. (2023) 'An additive-free electrosynthesis of gold micro-stars for sensitive electroanalysis of N-Acetyl-L-cysteine compared to conventional gold nanoparticles'. Electrochemical Science Advances, . [Link] [DOI]
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]
2023 Guin, S.K.; Krämer, T.; Dempsey, E. (2023) 'A single-step enzyme-free electrochemical assay of N-acetyl-D-neuraminic acid'. Electrochimica Acta, 460 . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Moynihan, E.; Panseri, S.; Bassi, G.; Rossi, A.; Campodoni, E.; Dempsey, E.; Montesi, M.; Velasco-Torrijos, T.; Montagner, D. (2023) 'Development of Novel Pt(IV)-Carbohydrate Derivatives as Targeted Anticancer Agents against Osteosarcoma'. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24 . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Luo, Y.; Barwa, T.N.; Herdman, K.; Dempsey, E.; Breslin, C.B. (2023) 'Electroanalysis of metronidazole using exfoliated MoS2 sheets and electrodeposited amorphous MoSx'. Electrochimica Acta, 462 . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Guin, Saurav K.,Velasco-Torrijos, Trinidad,Dempsey, Eithne (2022) 'Explorations in a galaxy of sialic acids: a review of sensing horizons, motivated by emerging biomedical and nutritional relevance'. 1 (1):10-70. [Link] [Full-Text]


Year Publication
2022 Sukanya R.; Barwa T.N.; Luo Y.; Dempsey E.; Breslin C.B. (2022) Emerging Layered Materials and Their Applications in the Corrosion Protection of Metals and Alloys. [Reviews] [DOI]
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Royal Society of Chemistry Member -
Bioelectrochemistry Society Member -
International Society for Electrochemistry Member -
Electrochemical Society Member -
RSC Analytical Division Committee member -
American Chemical Society Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/12/2021 IRC Research Ally Prize Irish Research Council
01/09/2012 Visiting Professor of Chemistry University of the Western Cape
01/01/1992 Fulbright Scholarship Fulbright USA


Committee Function From / To
Chemistry Dept. Health and Safety Committee Dept. representative -
ERA COST action CA16215 Member -
ERA COST action CA16101 Member -
Chemistry Dept. Athena Swan Committee Chair -
Gender Equality Steering Group Member -
Analytical Division RSC Secretary -
Faculty Research committee Member -
Ethics sub committee BSRESC Member -


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Maynooth University 10 credit module within Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment TL517 - Digital Technologies in Higher Ed.


Client Description
Research Executive Agency Expert reviewer for REA research proposals MSCA

Editorial / Academic Reviews

Amount Role From / To
Journal of the Electrochemical Society Guest Editor -
Bioelectrochemistry Guest Editor -
Sensors and Actuators Reports Associate Editor -
Biosensors Guest Editor -

Teaching Interests

analytical and physical chemistry, electroanalysis, general chemistry

Current Students

Student Name Degree Supervision

Recent Students

Graduation date Name Degree
2019 Grace Halpin