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Professor Damien Arrigan

Professor Damien Arrigan Professor Damien Arrigan

BSc, PhD, MICI, FRSC, MRACI, CChem

Position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Science
Department Department of Chemistry
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 500.3115
Phone +618 92669735
Email D.Arrigan@curtin.edu.au
Twitter twitter.com/arri_aus
Linked In linkedin.com/pub/damien-arrigan/12/ab9/764
ORCID orcid.org/0000-0002-1053-1273
ResearcherID www.researcherid.com/rid/A-7440-2010

Memberships, Awards and Training

BSc(Hons) in Analytical Science, 1986, Dublin City University (4th year project with J.G. Vos on polymer-modified electrodes).

PhD in Chemistry, 1992, National University of Ireland, Cork (aka University College, Cork) (thesis on modified electrodes for voltammetric analysis, with G. Svehla).

 

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Employment History

I arrived at Curtin University in December 2009 and was promoted to Professor in 2013. Prior to Curtin, I was a research group leader at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland (2001-2009), and a lecturer at the University of Salford, UK (1995-2001). Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southampton's Electrochemistry Group (1993-1995) and a research scientist at Ireland's National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC - later became Tyndall National Institute) 1992-1993. I also worked in the biopharma Industry in Ireland (1986-1988). As an undergraduate, I worked in a local government water laboratory for a summer (BOD using the oxygen Winkler method was a speciality) and spent another summer reformulating pharmacuetical preparations.

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Teaching

I teach various aspects of analytical chemistry and electrochemistry at undergraduate and Honours levels. The following are some of the topics I have contributed to:

Analytical Chemistry (at level 2), specifically chemical separations by chromatography, or how to make molecules Tswett;

Biological Chemistry (level 3), especially the anatomy of glucometers, aka glucose biosensors, combining electrochemistry and biochemistry to help diabetes management;

Chemical Sensing & Measurement (level 3), especially the use of voltammetric analyses in trace/ultratrace detection (nanomolar - picomolar concentrations);

Honours Chemistry - electrochemistry at liquid-liquid interfaces, forcing ions across oil-water boundaries and measuring their properties.

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Research Fields

Chemical Sciences

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Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the exploration of new chemical and biochemical detection methods based on electrochemical reactions. As a result, the research activity is at the boundary of analytical chemistry and electrochemistry. The current focus is on exploration of the analytical utility of electrochemistry at liquid-liquid (or oil-water) interfaces. This area of investigation offers a lot of potential for label-free detection methods and sensor devices.

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Specialty Areas

Current funded projects:

Australian Research Council, Discovery Projects, DP130102040: Nanoscale liquid interfaces: properties and molecular sensitivity. 

Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence: Integrity monitoring of high pressure membranes, NatVal2.2., sub-project: Novel on-line sensors.

Australian Technology Network – German Academic Exchange Programme ATN-DAAD, Joint Research Cooperation Scheme: Improved sensors via nanoscale transport – fabrication and imaging, with Christine Kranz (University of Ulm).

 

Recent PhD completions:

Shane O’Sullivan, Electrochemical detection of biomolecules at liquid-liquid interfaces, 2014.

Eva Alvarez de Eulate, Electrochemical studies toward proteomic analysis, 2014.

Masniza Sairi, The preparation and electrochemical characterization of nanopore array membranes, 2014. 

Junqiao Lee, Electrochemical sensing of oxygen gas in ionic liquids on screen printed electrodes, 2015.

 

Recent invited lectures and seminars:

Nanyang Technological University, Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, Singapore, 12 February 2014: Bioanalytical prospects for electrochemistry at liquid-liquid interfaces.

University of Kansas, Department of Chemistry, Lawrence, KS, USA, 28 Feb 2014: Exploring the bioanalytical opportunities of electrochemistry at liquid-liquid interfaces.

Pittcon 2014, Symposium on Controlled Nanopores for Chemical Separations and Sensing, March 2014, Chicago, USA: Electroanalytical opportunities of nanoscale liquid-liquid interfaces formed in nanopores (invited).

University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, South Bend, IN, USA, 6 March 2014: Electroanalytical chemistry at liquid-liquid interfaces: exploring bio and harnessing nano.

65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry: From Fundamentals to Health Monitoring and Energy Conversion, Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 Aug-5 Sept 2014: Protein accumulation at electrified soft interfaces – bioanalytical opportunity and mass spectral characterisation (invited).

Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemical Congress, Chemical Analysis and Sensing theme, Adelaide, Australia, 7-12 December 2014: Electroanalytical prospects for nanoscale liquid-liquid interfaces (invited).

 

Recently-accepted papers:

J. Lee, G. Du Plessis, D.W.M. Arrigan, D.S. Silvester, Towards improving the robustness of electrochemical gas sensors: Impact of PMMA addition on the sensing of oxygen in an ionic liquid, Analytical Methods, accepted 18 May 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5AY00497G.

Y. Liu, M. Sairi, G. Neusser, C. Kranz, D.W.M. Arrigan, Achievement of Diffusional Independence at Nanoscale Liquid – Liquid Interfaces within Arrays, Analytical Chemistry, accepted 10th May 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b01162. Availabe online at http://pubs.acs.org/articlesonrequest/AOR-zqRewxpEqAYvnKT7eFhQ  

Y. Liu, J. Strutwolf, D.W.M. Arrigan, Ion-transfer voltammetric behavior of the β-blocker propranolol at nanoscale liquid-liquid interface arrays, Analytical Chemistry, 87 (2015) 4487–4494. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00461. Available online at http://pubs.acs.org/articlesonrequest/AOR-kxD2CcdwFxzywIWNWxQK

Email me for a pre-print or reprint of any of these items.

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Publications

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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Additional publication categories

2013

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2010

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