Dr Anthony O'Mullane

Position

Associate

School /
Work Unit

Applied Sciences

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 9940

anthony.omullane@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 3
Level: 2
Room: 22

City Campus

College/Portfolio

Science, Engineering & Health

Anthony O'Mullane

Qualifications

BSc, (Chemistry), University College Cork, Ireland (1997)

PhD, (Electrochemistry), University College Cork, Ireland (2001)

Key activities

Senior Research Fellow

Professional interests/additional information

Professional Affiliations

  • Secretary and Chair-elect of the Electrochemistry Division of the RACI
  • Member and CChem of the RACI
  • Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry
  • Member of the Australian Technology Network
  • Core member of the Platform Technologies Research Institute, RMIT University

Previous positions

  • Research scientist, CSIRO, (2008-2009)
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Monash University (2004-2007)
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Warwick, UK (2002-2004)
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Germany (2001-2002)

Research

Main areas of research

  • Electrodeposition of metallic and bimetallic nanostructured materials
  • Electrocatalytic studies on nanostructured materials and identification of active sites
  • Electrochemical based sensing
  • Development of substrates for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Utilising techniques such as scanning electrochemical microscopy and Fourier Transform ac voltammetry techniques to study electron transfer processes at the solid solution interface
  • Development of composite materials using electrochemical and galvanic replacement approaches
  • Synthesis and characterisation of organic charge transfer complexes such as CuTCNQ and AgTCNQ
  • Investigation of the solid electrolyte interphase layer on Li electrodes for Li battery technology
  • Corrosion studies of duplex stainless steels and gold alloys

A significant proportion of my research falls under the “Nano Materials and Devices” theme of the Platform Technologies Research Institute.

Supervision

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Andrew Pearson

PhD students

  • Andrew Basile
  • Blake Plowman
  • Ilija Najdovski
  • Manika Mahajan
  • Muhammad Abdelhamid
  • Ali Balkis
  • David Yao (co-supervisor)

Research funding

  • ARC Future Fellowship (FT110100760): O’Mullane, “Surface modification of semiconducting organic charge transfer complexes with metal nanoparticles to create a new class of multifunctional materials” (2011-2015)
  • Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development (134073): O’Mullane, “Investigating the electrocatalytic properties of individual metallic nanoparticles” (2013)
  • ARC Discovery Grant (DP110105125). Bhargava, O’Mullane, Bansal, Kantam. “Nano-engineered multi-functional materials for catalysis and sensing by an integrated chemical and electrochemical approach” (2011-2013).
  • ARC Linkage Grant (LP100200859). Bhargava, Kalantar-zadeh, O’Mullane, Bansal, Ippolito, Rosenberg, Harrison. “A highly sensitive and selective nano-engineered sensor for the online monitoring of mercury vapour emissions from harsh industrial processes” (2010-2013)
  • CSIRO-OCE PhD scholarship. O’Mullane, Bhatt, Best. “Investigation of Interfacial Effects in Ionic Liquid Based Lithium Batteries in the area of Li metal battery technology (2009-2011)

List of publications

Journal Articles

  • Plowman, B. J., Najdovski, I., Pearson, A., *O’Mullane, A. P., Decoration of active sites to create bimetallic surfaces and its implication for electrochemical processes, Faraday Discussions, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00015J.
  • Mahajan, M., Bhargava, S. K., *O’Mullane, A. P., Reusable surface confined semi-conducting metal-TCNQ and metal-TCNQF4 catalysts for electron transfer reactions, RSC Advances, 2013, 3, 4440.
  • Ward, L., Chen, D., O’Mullane, A. P., The electrochemical corrosion behaviour of quaternary gold alloys when exposed to 3.5% NaCl solution, Gold Bulletin, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s13404-012-0079-0.
  • Ramanathan, R., Field, M. R., O'Mullane, A. P., Smooker, P., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., Aqueous phase biosynthesis of copper nanoparticles: A link between metal resistance and nanoparticle synthesis ability in bacterial systems, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 2300.
  • Pearson, A., O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., The Effect of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids on the Nanoscale Morphology of CuTCNQ (TCNQ = 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) Metal-Organic Semiconductors, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 8.
  • Sivan, V., Tang, S. Y., O’Mullane, A. P., Petersen, P., Eshtiaghi, N., Kalantar-zadeh, K., Mitchell, A., Liquid Metal Marbles, Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, 23, 137.
  • Basile, A., Hollenkamp, A. F., Bhatt, A. I., *O’Mullane, A. P., Extensive charge-discharge cycling of lithium metal electrodes achieved using ionic liquid electrolytes, Electrochemistry Communications 2013, 27, 69.
  • Ou, J. Z., Rani, R. A., Balendhran, S., Zoolfakar, A. S., Field, Zhuiykov, S., O'Mullane, A. P., Kalantar-zadeh, K., Anodic formation of a thick three-dimensional nanoporous WO3 film and its photocatalytic property, Electrochemistry Communications 2013, 27, 128.
  • Basile, A., Bhatt, A. I., *O’Mullane, A. P., A combined SEM and electrochemical study of the effect of chemical interaction on the cyclability of lithium electrodes in an ionic liquid electrolyte, Australian Journal of Chemistry 2012, 65, 1534.
  • Mahajan, M., Bhargava, S. K., *O’Mullane, A. P., Electrochemical formation of porous CuTCNQ and CuTCNQF4 honeycomb surfaces with superhydrophobic properties, ElectrochimicaActa 2012, doi: 10.1016/j.electacta.2012.09.068.
  • Zoolfakar, A. S., Rani, R. A., Morfa, A. J., Balendhran, S., O’Mullane, A. P., Zhuiykov, S., Kalantar-zadeh, K., Enhancing the Current Density of Electrodeposited ZnO-Cu2O Solar Cells by Engineering their Heterointerfaces, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 21767.
  • Pearson, A., O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., Comparison of Nanostructures obtained from Galvanic Replacement in Water and an Ionic Liquid for Applications in Electrocatalysis and SERS, Electrochemistry Communications 2012, 25, 87.
  • Najdovski, I., Selvakannan, PR, Bhargava, S. K., *O’Mullane, A. P., Formation of nanostructured porous Cu/Au surfaces: the influence of cationic sites on (electro)-catalysis, Nanoscale 2012, 4, 6298.
  • Ou, J. Z., Balendhran, S., Field, M. R., McCulloch, D. G., Zoolfakar, A. S., Rani, R. A., Zhuiykov, S., O'Mullane, A. P., Kalantar-zadeh, K., The anodized crystalline WO3 nanoporous network with enhanced electrochromic properties, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 5980.
  • Pearson, A., O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., Synthesis of CuTCNQ/Au Microrods by Galvanic Replacement of Semiconducting Phase I CuTCNQ with KAuBr4 in Aqueous Medium, Inorganic Chemistry 2012, 51, 8791.
  • Budi, A., Basile, A., Opletal, G., Hollenkamp, A. F., Best, A. S., Rees, R. J., Bhatt, A. I. O'Mullane, A. P., Russo, S. P., Study of the Initial Stage of solid electrolyte interphase formation upon chemical reaction of lithium metal and N-methyl-N-propyl-pyrrolidinium-bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 19789.
  • *O’Mullane, A. P., Neufeld, A. K., Bond, A. M., Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Study of the Solid-Solid Interconversion of TCNQ to Phase I and Phase II CuTCNQ, Electrochemistry Communications, 2012, 22, 21.
  • Ott, A., Bhargava, S. K., *O’Mullane, A. P., A study of the galvanic replacement reaction at surfaces and the r7le of lateral charge propagation, Surface Science (Letter), 2012, 606, L5.
  • Yao, D. D., Ou, J. Z., Latham, K., Zhuiykov, S., O’Mullane, A. P., Kalantar-zadeh, K., Electrodeposited - and -phase MoO3 films and investigation of their gasochromic properties, Crystal Growth & Design, 2012, 12, 1865.
  • Ward, I., Chen, D., O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Corrosion of a gold alloy in saline and acidic e8vironments, Corrosion and Materials, 2012, 37, 62.
  • Plowman, B. J., Bhargava, S. K., *O’Mullane, A. P., Electrochemical fabrication of metallic nanostructured electrodes for electroanalytical applications, Analyst, 2011, 136, 5107.
  • Shiddiky, M. J., O'Mullane, A. P., Zhang, J.; Burke, L. D., Bond, A. M., Large Amplitude Fourier Transformed AC Voltammetric Investigation of the Active State Electrochemistry of a Copper/Aqueous Base Interface and Implications for Electrocatalysis, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 10302.
  • Sabri, Y. M., Ippolito, S. J., O’Mullane, A. P., Tardio, J., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K., Creating gold nanoprisms directly on quartz crystal microbalance electrodes for mercury vapor sensing, Nanotechnology, 2011, 22, 305501.
  • Le, T. H., O’Mullane, A. P., Martin, L. L., Bond, A. M., A new method for electrocrystallization of AgTCNQF4 and Ag2TCNQF4 (TCNQF4 = 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) in acetonitrile, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2011, 15, 2293.
  • Sharma, D. K., Ott, A., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., The facile formation of silver dendritic structures in the absence of surfactants and their electrochemical and SERS properties, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2011, 386, 98.
  • Najdovski, I., Selvakannan, PR, *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Rapid synthesis of porous honeycomb Cu/Pd through a hydrogen bubble templating method, Chemistry a European Journal, 2011, 17, 10058.
  • *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Reduction of Au3+ ions at activated surface atoms of platinum, Electrochemistry Communications, 2011, 13, 852.
  • Plowman, B. J., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., The active site behaviour of electrochemically synthesised gold nanomaterials, Faraday Discussions, 2011, 152, 43.
  • Basile, A., Bhatt, A. I., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., An investigation of silver electrodeposition from ionic liquids: Influence of atmospheric water uptake on the silver electrodeposition mechanism and film morphology, ElectrochimicaActa, 2011, 56, 2895.
  • Pearson, A., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K., Galvanic replacement of semiconductor phase I CuTCNQ microrods with KAuBr4 to fabricate CuTCNQ/Au nanocomposites with photocatalytic properties, Inorganic Chemistry, 2011, 50, 1705.
  • Ramanathan, R., O'Mullane, A. P., Parikh, R., Smooker, P., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., Bacterial kinetics-controlled shape-directed biosynthesis of silver nanoplates using Morganella psychrotolerans, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 714.
  • Plowman, B. J., *O’Mullane, A. P., Selvakannan, PR., Bhargava, S. K., Honeycomb nanogold networks with highly active sites, Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 9182.
  • Najdovski, I., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Electrochemical properties of galvanically replaced iron nanocubes with gold and palladium, Electrochemistry Communications, 2010 , 12, 1535.
  • Sirajuddin, Mechler, A., Torriero, A. A. J., Nafady, A., Lee, C-Y., Bond, A. M., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., The formation of gold nanoparticles using hydroquinone as a reducing agent through a localized pH change upon addition of NaOH to a solution of HAuCl4, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2010, 370, 35.
  • Plowman, B. J., Mahajan, M., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Electrochemical detection of dopamine and cytochrome c at a nanostructured gold electrode, ElectrochimicaActa, 2010, 55, 8953.
  • Bansal, V, Li, V., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S . K., Shape dependent electrocatalytic behaviour of silver nanoparticles, Crystal Engineering Communications, 2010, 12, 4280.
  • *O’Mullane, A. P., Ippolito, S. J., Bond, A. M., Bhargava, S. K., A study of localised galvanic replacement of copper and silver films with gold using scanning electrochemical microscopy, Electrochemistry Communications, 2010, 12, 611.
  • Sivan, V., Holland, A., O’Mullane, A. P., Mitchell, A., Investigation of the physical origins of etching LiNbO3 during Ti in-diffusion, Applied Physics Letters, 2010, 96, 121913.
  • Pearson, A., O'Mullane, A. P., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K. Galvanic replacement mediated shape transformation of Ag nanospheres into dendritic Ag-Au nanostructures in the ionic liquid [BMIM][BF4], Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 731.
  • Nafady, A., Bond, A. M., O’Mullane, A. P., Electrochemically-induced TCNQ/Mn[TCNQ]2(H2O)2 (TCNQ = 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) solid-solid interconversion: two voltammetrically distinct processes that allow selective generation of nanofiber or nanorod network morphologies, Inorganic Chemistry, 2009, 48, 9258.
  • Plowman, B., Ippolito, S. J., Bansal, V., Sabri, Y. M., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Gold nanospikes formed through a simple electrochemical route with high electrocatalytic and surface enhanced Raman scattering activity, Chemical Communications, 2009, 5039.
  • Neumeyer, B., Hensler, J., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., A facile chemical screening method for the detection of stress corrosion cracking in 9 carat gold alloys, Gold Bulletin, 2009, 42, 209.
  • Bansal, V., *O’Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Galvanic replacement mediated synthesis of hollow Pt nanocatalysts: significance of residual Ag for the H2 evolution reaction, Electrochemistry Communications, 2009, 11, 1639.
  • *O’Mullane, A. P., Ippolito, S., Sabri, Y., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K., Premonolayer oxidation of nanostructured gold: an important factor influencing electrocatalytic activity, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 3845.
  • Milsom, E. V., Bond, A. M., O’Mullane, A. P., Elton, D., Lee, C., Marken, F., Probing second harmonic components of pH-sensitive redox processes in a mesoporous TiO2-Nafion film electrode with Fourier-transformed large-amplitude sinusoidally modulated voltammetry, Electroanalysis, 2009, 21, 41.
  • Lert-Anantawong, B., O’Mullane, A. P., Zhang, J., Surareungchai, W., Somasundrum, M., Bond, A. M., A study of the mediated oxidation of ascorbic acid by ferrocenemethanol by dc and large-amplitude Fourier transformed ac voltammetry, Analytical Chemistry, 2008, 80, 6515.
  • O’Mullane, A. P., Zhang, J., Brajter-Toth, A., Bond, A.M., Higher harmonic large-amplitude Fourier transformed alternating current voltammetry: analytical attributes derived from studies of the oxidation of ferrocenemethanol and uric acid at a glassy carbon electrode, Analytical Chemistry, 2008, 80, 4614.
  • O’Mullane, A.P., Neufeld, A.K. and Bond, A.M., Monitoring cuprous ion transport by scanning electrochemical microscopy during the course of copper electrodeposition, Journal of the Electrochemistry Society, 2008, 155, D538.
  • Qu, X., Nafady, A., Mechler, A., Zhang, J., Harris, A. R., Martin, L. L., O’Mullane, A. P., Bond, A. M., AFM study of morphological changes associated with electrochemical solid-solid transformation of 3-Dimensional crystals of TCNQ to CuTCNQ and MTCNQ (M = Co, Ni, TCNQ = Tetracyanoquinodimethane), Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2008, 12, 739.
  • Lert-Anantawong, B., O’Mullane, A. P., Surareungchai, W., Somasundrum, M., Burke, L. D., Bond, A. M., Study of the underlying electrochemistry of polycrystalline gold in aqueous solution and electrocatalysis by Large amplitude Fourier transformed alternating current voltammetry, Langmuir, 2008, 24, 2856.
  • Harris, A. R., Nafady, A., O’Mullane, A. P., Bond, A. M., Voltammetric, spectroscopic and microscopic investigations of electrocrystallized forms of semi-conducting AgTCNQ (TCNQ = 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) exhibiting different morphologies and colours, Chemistry of Materials, 2007, 19, 5499.
  • Nafady, A., Bond, A. M., Bilyk, A., Harris, A. R., Bhatt, A. I., O’Mullane, A. P., De Marco, R., Tuning the electrocrystallization parameters of semiconducting Co[TCNQ]2- based material to yield either single nanowires or crystalline thin films, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129, 2369.
  • O’Mullane, A. P., Fay, N., Nafady, A., Bond, A. M., Preparation of metal-TCNQ charge transfer complexes on conducting and insulating surfaces by photocrystallization, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129, 2066.
  • O’Mullane, A.P., Neufeld, A. K., Harris, A. R., Bond, A. M., Electrocrystallization of phase I CuTCNQ on semiconducting boron doped diamond and indium tin oxide electrodes, Special Electrochemistry Issue of Langmuir, 2006, 22, 10499.
  • Harris, A.R., Neufeld, A. K. O’Mullane, A.P., Bond, A. M., Characterisation of two distinctly different processes associated with the electrocrystallization of microcrystals of phase I, CuTCNQ (TCNQ=7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane), Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2006, 16, 4397.
  • Nafady, A., O’Mullane, A. P., Neufeld, A. K., Bond, A. M., Morphology changes and mechanistic aspects of the electrochemically-induced reversible solid-solid transformation of microcrystalline TCNQ into Co[TCNQ]2-based materials (TCNQ = 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane), Chemistry of Materials 2006, 18, 4375.
  • Neufeld, A. K., O’Mullane, A. P., Effect of the mediator in feedback mode based SECM interrogation of indium tin oxide and boron doped diamond electrodes, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2006, 10, 808.
  • O'Mullane, A. P., Dale, S. E., Day, T. M., Wilson, N. R., Macpherson, J. V., Unwin, P. R., Formation of polyaniline/Pt nanoparticle composite films and their electrocatalytic properties, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2006, 10, 792.
  • Bhargava, S.K., Booth, J. M., Bond, A. M., O’Mullane, A. P., Voltammetric monitoring of gold nanoparticle formation facilitated by Glycyl-L-Tyrosine: Relation to electronic spectra and transmission electron microscopy images, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2006, 110, 12419.
  • Neufeld, A.K., O’Mullane, A.P., Bond, A. M., Control of localized nanorod formation and patterns of semi-conductor phase I crystals in TCNQ surfaces by scanning electrochemical microscopy, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127, 13846.
  • O’Mullane, A.P., Neufeld, A.K., Bond, A.M., Distinction of the two phases of CuTCNQ by scanning electrochemical microscopy, Analytical Chemistry 2005, 77, 5447.
  • Harris, A.R., Neufeld, A. K. O’Mullane, A.P., Bond, A. M., Morrison, R. J. S., Voltammetric, EQCM, spectroscopic, and microscopic studies on the electrocrystallization of semiconducting, Phase I, CuTCNQ on carbon, gold, and platinum electrodes by a nucleation-growth process, Journal of the Electrochemistry Society 2005, 152, C577.
  • O'Mullane, A.P., Macpherson, J. V., Unwin, P. R., Cervera-Montesinos, J., Manzanares, J. A., Frehill, F., Vos, J. G., Measurement of Lateral Charge Propagation in [Os(bipy)2(PVP)nCl]Cl Thin Films: A Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Approach. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2004, 108, 7219.
  • O'Mullane, A.P., Dale, S. E., Macpherson, J. V., Unwin, P. R., Fabrication and electrocatalytic properties of polyaniline/Pt nanoparticle composites. Chemical Communications, 2004, 1606.
  • Burke, L.D., O'Connell, A. M., O'Mullane, A. P., The role of defects, or active states, in surface electrochemistry with particular reference to gold in neutral solution. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 2003, 33, 1125.
  • Burke, L.D., Ahern, A. J., O'Mullane, A. P., High energy states of gold and their importance in electrocatalytic processes at surfaces and interfaces. Gold Bulletin 2002, 35, 3.
  • Burke, L.D., O'Mullane, A. P., Lodge, V. E., Mooney, M. B., Auto-inhibition of hydrogen gas evolution on gold in aqueous acid solution. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2001, 5, 319.
  • Burke, L.D., M.A. Horgan, L.M. Hurley, L.C. Nagle, O'Mullane, A. P., Superactivation of metal electrode surfaces and its relevance to COads oxidation at fuel cell anodes. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 2001, 31, 729.
  • Burke, L.D., Collins, J. A., Horgan, M. A., Hurley, L. M., O'Mullane, A. P., The importance of the active states of surface atoms with regard to the electrocatalytic behaviour of metal electrodes in aqueous media. ElectrochimicaActa 2000, 45, 4127.
  • Burke, L.D., O'Mullane, A. P., Generation of active surface states of gold and the role of such states in electrocatalysis. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 2000, 4, 285.

Conference proceedings

  • Bassiouni, M, Ward, L. P., Singh Raman, R. K., O’Mullane, A. P., Gideon, B., Bhargava, S. K., Studies on the degree of sensitization of welded 2507 super duplex stainless steel using a modified DL-EPR test procedure, Corrosion and Prevention, Adelaide, 2010. (page numbers not yet assigned)
  • Bassiouni, M, Ward, L. P., Singh Raman, R. K., O’Mullane, A. P., Gideon, B., Study on the microstructural changes and impact on the pitting corrosion behaviour of 2507 duplex stainless steel weld regions, Corrosion and Prevention, Adelaide, 2010.
  • Pearson, A., O'Mullane, A. P., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K. Galvanic replacement mediated shape transformation of Ag nanospheres into dendritic Ag-Au nanostructures in the ionic liquid [BMIM][BF4]. Chemeca, Adelaide, 2010, 1-10.
  • Ramanathan,R., Smooker, P. M., O’ Mullane, A. P., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., Biological synthesis of anisotropic silver nanoparticles, Chemeca, Adelaide, 2010, 1-10.
  • Campbell, J. L., O’Mullane, A. P., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K., Templated synthesis of metallic and bimetallic nanoshells with applications in electrocatalysis, Chemeca, Adelaide, 2010, 1-10.
  • Plowman, B., *O’Mullane, A. P., Ippolito, S. J., Bansal, V., Bhargava, S. K., Electrochemical Formation of Platinum Nanostructures for Fuel Cell Applications, ICONN, Syndney, 2010, 158.
  • Ramanathan,R., O’ Mullane, A. P., Smooker, P. M., Bhargava, S. K., Bansal, V., Biological shape-controlled synthesis of silver nanoplates, ICONN, Sydney, 2010, 271.
  • Neufeld, A. K., O’Mullane, A. P., Bond, A. M.,Electronic Properties of Modified Surfaces Using Contact and Non-Contact Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques and SECM, 2005, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 838E, O15.3. (Scanning-Probe and Other Novel Microscopies of Local Phenomena in Nanostructured Materials).
  • Burke, L.D., O'Mullane, A. P., Anomalous responses of gold sensor electrodes due to the presence of metastable surface states.Proc. Electrochem. Soc.2001, 2001-18 (Chemical and Biological Sensors and Analytical Methods II), 320.
  • Ahern, A.M., Burke, L. D., Casey, D. P., Horgan, M. A., Hurley, L. M., O'Mullane, A. P., Self-deactivation of hydrogen evolving metal cathodes in aqueous media.Proc. Electrochem. Soc.2000, 2000-16 (Hydrogen at Surface and Interfaces), 209.
  • Burke, L.D., Hurley, L. M., O'Mullane, A. P., The quantum dot view of mediated electron transfer at noble metal electrode surfaces.Proc. Electrochem. Soc. 1999, 98-26 (Molecular Functions of Electroactive Thin Films), 215.
  • Burke, L.D., Hurley, L. M., O'Mullane, A. P., The alternative electrochemistry of gold.Proc. Electrochem. Soc.1999, 99-27 (Passivity and Localized Corrosion), 190.

Accomplishments/achievements

Awards

  • John A. Brodie medal for best paper at Chemeca (2010).
  • Emerging researcher award from School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University (2009).

Accomplishments

  • Proud father of two fantastic little girls, Meesha and Maya.
  • Completed 4 marathons (Dublin, Gold Coast and 2 x Melbourne).