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The Materials & Surface Science Institute, established in 1998, is a centre of excellence generating state-of-the-art fundamental research on topics of industrial significance in the fields of surface science and materials. The Institute houses a multidisciplinary team of scientists (chemistry, materials science, physics and biochemistry) and engineers (mechanical, aeronautical, biomedical, manufacturing and electronic) who undertake research in the design, synthesis, processing, characterisation and modelling of materials. MSSI expertise covers the full range of materials, supported by state of the art infrastructure and facilities. MSSI priority research themes are Biomedical Engineering & Biomaterials; Composite Materials; Pharmaceutical Materials and Materials for Energy & Environment. MSSI research focuses on applications in Health, Transport, Energy and Clean Technology.

Recent Submissions

  • Stapleton, Aimee (University of Limerick, 2017)
    Piezoelectricity is a particular type of electromechanical coupling in which a mechanical stress induces an electrical polarisation in materials that have a non-centrosymmetric crystal structure. A converse piezoelectric ...
  • Xiao, Xinxin; Siepenkoetter, Till; Ó Conghaile, Peter; Leech, Dónal; Magner, Edmond (ACS Publications, 2018)
    A lactate/O2 enzymatic biofuel cell (EBFC) was prepared as a potential power source for wearable micro-electronic devices. Mechanically stable and flexible nanoporous gold (NPG) electrodes were prepared using an electrochemical ...
  • Peeters, Daniël; Clancy, Gearóid J.; Oliveri, Vincenzo; O'Higgins, Ronan; Jones, David; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: AIAA, 2018)
    Fiber reinforced composite materials are finding increasing application in aerospace structures due to their superior specific properties. Aerospace structures make widespread use of stiffening elements, such as stringers, ...
  • Oliveri, Vincenzo; Peeters, Daniël; Clancy, Gearóid J.; Jones, David; O'Higgins, Ronan; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: AIAA, 2018)
    Manufacture of high performance large composite aerostructures in an out-of-autoclave process using thermoplastic composites that is cost-effective is highly attractive and, at the same time, technologically challenging. ...
  • Telford, Robert; Peeters, Daniël; Oliveri, Vincenzo; Zucco, Giovanni; Jones, David; O’Higgins, Ronan; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: AIAA, 2018)
    Variable stiffness composites are exciting emerging structures capable of improving structural performance through tailored load redistribution. This technology is particularly relevant to aerospace structures, such as ...
  • Zucco, Giovanni; Oliveri, Vincenzo; Peeters, Daniël; Telford, Robert; Clancy, Gearóid J.; McHale, Ciaran; Rouhi, Mohammad; O’Higgins, Ronan; Young, Trevor M.; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: AIAA, 2018)
    The proof of an aircraft’s structural integrity and safety is typically provided by analysis and supported by structural test evidence. The experimental test of a wingbox, which is the main structural component of a wing, ...
  • Clancy, Gearóid J.; Peeters, Daniël; Oliveri, Vincenzo; O’Higgins, Ronan; Jones, David; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: AIAA, 2018)
    The weight saving benefits of fiber-reinforced composite materials in structural applications are well established. However, there is an increasing requirement to develop processing techniques that can produce highly ...
  • Hadjiloizi, Demetra A.; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics:AIAA, 2018)
    The asymptotic homogenization technique has been used to analyze a wing box structure consisting of trapezoidally arranged reinforcements encased within thin rectangular plates. Ignoring stress concentration effects at ...
  • Bandaru, Aswani Kumar; Clancy, Gearóid J.; Peeters, Daniël; O'Higgins, Ronan; Weaver, Paul M. (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: AIAA, 2018)
    Laser-Assisted Tape Placement (LATP) is an advanced manufacturing process which has gained the attention of the aerospace industry. Composite laminates manufactured using this technique have to be characterized effectively ...
  • Patil, Rakesh M.; Thorat, Nanasaheb D.; Shete, Prajkta B.; Bedge, Poonam A.; Gavde, Shambala; Joshi, Meghnad G.; Tofail, Syed A.M.; Bohara, Raghvendra A. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Recently lots of efforts have been taken to develop superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for biomedical applications. So it is utmost necessary to have in depth knowledge of the toxicity occurred by this ...
  • Maya, M.G.; George, Soney C.; Jose, Thomasukutty; Kailas, Lekshmi; Thomas, Sabu (Elsevier, 2018)
    Flexible and conductive nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical and dielectric properties have been fabricated from reduced graphene oxide (RGO) reinforced polychloroprene rubber (CR). Composites were prepared on a ...
  • Xiao, H; Howard, MS; Valera-Medina, A; Dooley, Stephen; Bowen, P (Elsevier, 2017)
    Energy storage is one of the major challenges facing the world towards its challenging 2050 climate change targets. A potential enabler of a low-carbon economy is the energy vector hydrogen. However, issues associated with ...
  • Oliveri, Vincenzo; Milazzo, Alberta; Weaver, Paul M. (Elsevier, 2018)
    The increasing use of composite materials for lightweight structural applications and the extended tailoring capabilities offered by variable stiffness laminates requires rapid and robust analysis tools that adequately ...
  • Davis, Mark; Walker, Gavin M. (Elsevier, 2017)
    Poorly water-soluble drugs are a significant and ongoing issue for the pharmaceutical industry. An overview of recent developments for the preparation of spray-dried delivery systems is presented. Examples include amorphous ...
  • Carucci, Cristina; Salis, Andrea; Magner, Edmond (Elsevier, 2017)
    The electrolytes used in enzymatic biosensors or biofuel cells have always been considered to be inert. However, recent studies have demonstrated that this assumption is not correct and that the nature of the electrolyte ...
  • Zacharska, Monika; Chuvilin, Andrey L.; Kriventsov, Vladimir V.; Beloshapkin, Sergey; Estrada, Miguel; Simakov, Audrey; Bulushev, Dmitri A. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016)
    Catalysts with about 2.5 wt% of gold supported on Al2O3, ZrO2, CeO2, La2O3 and MgO oxides and with the same mean metal particle sizes of 2.4-3.0 nm have been studied in hydrogen production via formic acid decomposition. A ...
  • Zhao, Bin; Hardiman, Mark; Ryan, Kevin M.; O'Reilly, Emmet; McCarthy, Conor T. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016)
    Epoxy resin (ER) thermosetting adhesives provide highly cross-linked 3-dimensional structures leading to highly stable and strong mechanical/physical performance in a wide range of bonding applications. However, such ...
  • Xiao, Xinxin; Siepenkoetter, Till; Whelan, Robert; Salaj-Kośla, Urszula; Magner, Edmond (Elsevier, 2017)
    An electrochemically triggered sol-gel process was used to generate a thin silica layer for the immobilisation of lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus onto dealloyed nanoporous gold (NPG). The catalytic response of the ...
  • Garrigues, Alvar R.; Yuan, Li; Wang, Lejia; Mucciolo, Eduardo R.; Thompson, Damien; del Barco, Enrique; Nijhuis, Christian A. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
    We present a theoretical analysis aimed at understanding electrical conduction in molecular tunnel junctions. We focus on discussing the validity of coherent versus incoherent theoretical formulations for single-level ...
  • Díaz Valenzuela, Carlos; Carriedo, Gabino A.; Valenzuela, María L.; Zúniga, Luis; O’Dwyer, Colm (Nature Publishing Group, 2013)
    Growing complex metallic crystals, supported high index facet nanocrystal composites and tunable porosity metals, and exploiting factors that influence shape and morphology is crucial in many exciting developments in ...

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