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Dr. Peter McLoughlin

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Head of School of Science and Computing

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My Biography

Contact:                      Phone:             00353 (0) 51 302027   Email:             [email protected]

                                    Address:          Head of the School of Science and Computing,  WIT, Waterford

Career History:

Employer Position Dates
Waterford Institute of Technology Head of Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies 2015 - 2017
Waterford Institute of Technology Head of School of Science and Computing 2014 - 2015
Waterford Institute of Technology Head of Department of Chemical & Life Science 2008 - 2014
Waterford Institute of Technology Lecturer & Course Leader 1993 - 2008
Sligo RTC Lecturer 1992 - 1993
Guinness, Ireland Research Analyst 1988 - 1989
Elan Pharm., Athlone Lab Analyst 1987 - 1987
Elan Pharm., Athlone Lab Technician 1985 - 1986

Research

Research Outputs:

I.     Peer Reviewed Publications:

[1]        McLoughlin P, Kane P., and Shanahan I., A relative rate study of the reaction of chlorine atoms (Cl) and hydroxyl radicals (OH) with a series of ethers, Int. J. Chem. Kinetics, 25, 137, (1993).

[2]        Fitzgerald E.J., Caffrey J. M., Nesaratnam S. M. and McLoughlin P., Copper and lead concentrations in salt marsh plants on the Suir Estuary, Ireland, Environ. Pollut., 123, 67-74, (2003).

[3]        Dobbyn V., Howley R., Kirwan P., and McLoughlin P, Measurement of the rates of diffusion of halomethanes into polymer films using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy, Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 83 (7-8), 643-652, (2003)

[4]        Murphy B, McLoughlin P, Detn of chlorinated hydrocarbon species in aqueous solution using Teflon coated ATR waveguide/FTIR spectroscopy, Int. J. Env. Anal. Chem., 83 (7-8), 653-662, (2003).

[5]        Howley R., MacCraith B.D., O’Dwyer K., Masterson H., Kirwan P., McLoughlin P, Determination of hydrocarbons using sapphire fibers coated with PDMS, Applied Spectroscopy, 57(4), (2003).

[6]        Howley R., MacCraith B.D., O’Dwyer K., Kirwan P., McLoughlin P., A study of the factors affecting the diffusion of chlorinated hydrocarbons into polyisobutylene and polyethylene-co-propylene for evanescent wave sensing, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 31, 271-278, (2003).

[7]        Murphy B, Kirwan P., and McLoughlin P, Study of the impact of penetrant characteristics upon diffusion into Teflon membranes to further assess the performance of an ATR/FTIR sensor, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 337, 1, 195-202, (2003).

[8]        Murphy B, Kirwan P., and, McLoughlin P, Investigation into polymer-diffusant interactions using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy, Vibrational Spectroscopy, 33/1-2, 75-82, (2003).

[9]        Olwill A, Hughes H, O’Ríordain M and McLoughlin P., The use of molecularly imprinted sol–gels in pharmaceutical separations, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 20, 4, 1045-1050, (2004).

[10]      McLoughlin P, Flavin K, Kirwan P, Murphy B, Murphy K, Modelling of Fickian diffusion to enhance polymer-modified sensor performance, Sensors & Actuators B, 107/1, 170-177, (2005).

[11]      Cummins W, Duggan P., and McLoughlin P., A comparative study of the potential of acrylic and sol–gel polymers for molecular imprinting, Analytica Chimica Acta, 542 (1): 52-60, (2005).

[12]      Flavin K, Hughes H., Dobbyn V, Kirwan P, Murphy K, Steiner H, Mizaikoff B, and McLoughlin P, A comparison of polymeric cladding materials as pre-concentrating media for ATR-FTIR, Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 86, 6, 401-415, (2006).

[13]      Cummins W., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., Systematic cross-selectivity study of the factors influencing template receptor interactions in molecularly imprinted nitrogen heterocycles, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 22 (3): 372-380, (2006).

[14]      Flavin K, Hughes H., McLoughlin P., The development of a novel smart infrared sensing methodology for residual solvents, Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem., 87, 1, 29-42, (2007).

[15]      Murphy V, Hughes H. and McLoughlin P, An Investigation into the Mechanism of Cu (II) Binding by Red, Green and Brown Macroalgae, Water Research, 41, 731-740, (2007).

[16]      Flavin K., Mullowney J., Murphy B., Owens E., Kirwan P., Murphy K., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P., The development of novel organically modified sol-gel media for use with ATR/FTIR sensing, Analyst, 132, 224-229, (2007)

[17]      Murphy V, Hughes H, and McLoughlin P, Comparative study of Chromium biosorption by red, green and brown seaweed biomass, Chemosphere, 70, 1128-1134, (2008).

[18]      Osmani Q., Hughes H., Flavin K., Hedin-Dahlstrom J., Allender C. J., Frisby J., McLoughlin P., The use of FTIR and NMR spectroscopies to study pre-polymerisation interactions in nitrogen heterocycles, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391, 1229-1236, (2008)

[19]      Cummins W., Duggan P., McLoughlin P.,Thermal desorption characterisation of molecularly imprinted polymers. Part 1: A novel study using direct probe GC-MS analysis, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391, 1237-1244, (2008)

[20]      Holland N., Duggan P., Owens E., Cummins W., Frisby J., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Thermal desorption characterisation of molecularly imprinted polymers. Part II: Use of direct probe GC-MS analysis to study cross-linking effects, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391, 1245-1253, (2008)

[21]      Murphy V, Hughes H, and McLoughlin, A novel study of hexavalent chromium detoxification by selected seaweed species using SEM-EDX and XPS analysis”, Chem. Engineering Journal, 148, 2-3, 425-433, (2009)

[22]      Murphy V, Hughes H, and McLoughlin, “Enhancement strategies for Cu(II), Cr(III) and Cr(VI) remediation by a variety of seaweed species”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 166, 1, 318-326, (2009)

[23]      Coulman S. A., Anstey A., Gateley C., Morrissey A., McLoughlin P., Allender C., Birchall J. C., Microneedle mediated delivery of nanoparticles into human skin, Int. J. of Pharmaceutics, 366, 1-2, 21, 190-200, (2009)

[24]      Bakir A., McLoughlin P., Tofail S., Fitzgerald E., “Competitive sorption of antimony with zinc, nickel and aluminium in a seaweed-based fixed-bed sorption column”, CLEAN-Soil Air Water, 37, 9, 712-719, (2009)

[25]      Holland N., Duggan P., Owens E., Frisby J., Hughes H., McLoughlin P.,”The influence of morphology on the performance of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers”, Polymer, 51, 1578-1584, (2010)

[26]      Bakir A., McLoughlin P., Fitzgerald E.  “Regeneration and reuse of a seaweed based biosorbent in single and multi-metal systems”, CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water, 38, 3, 257-262, (2010)

[27]      O’Sullivan L., Murphy B., McLoughlin P, Duggan P, Lawlor P G, Hughes H., Gardiner G E, “Prebiotics from Marine Macroalgae for Human and Animal Health Applications”, Marine Drugs, 8(7), 2038-2064; (2010)

[28]      Ng KW, Pearton M , Allender CJ, Morrissey A, McLoughlin P, Birchall JC, “Biodegradable microneedles for intra-epidermal vaccination”, Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 62, 6, Sp. Iss.,798-798, (2010) (meeting abstract)

[29]      Walsh R, Osmani Q, Hughes H, Duggan, P, McLoughlin P, Synthesis of imprinted beads by aqueous suspension polymerisation for chiral recognition of antihistamines, J. of Chrom. B, 879, 30, 3523-3530, (2011)

[30]      Osmani Q., Hughes  H., and McLoughlin P., Probing the recognition of molecularly imprinted polymer beads, J. Materials Science, 47, 5, 2218-2227, (2012)

[31]      Tan S. P., O´Sullivan L., Prieto M. L., Gardiner G. E., Lawlor P. G., Leonard F., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., and Hughes H., Extraction and Bioautographic-Guided Separation of Antibacterial Compounds from Ulva lactuca , Journal of Phycology, 24, 3, 513-523, (2012)

[32]      Bielmyer G. K., Jarvis T. A., Harper B. T., Butler B., Rice L., Ryan S., McLoughlin P., Metal Accumulation from Dietary Exposure in the Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 63, 1, 86-94, (2012)

[33]      Manesiotis P., Osmani Q. and McLoughlin P., An enantio-selective chromatographic stationary phase for S-ibuprofen prepared by stoichiometric molecular imprinting, J. of Mat. Chemistry, 22, 11201-11207, (2012)

[34]      Hudson S. P., Owens E., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Enhancement and Restriction of Chain Motion in Polymer, Networks, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 430, 1-2, 34-41, (2012)

[35]      Ryan, S., McLoughlin P., and O’Donovan O., “A comprehensive study of metal distribution in three main classes of seaweed”, Environmental Pollution, 167, 171-177, (2012).

[36]       Prieto M. L., O’Sullivan L., Tan S. P., McLoughlin P., Hughes H., O’Connor P. M., Paul D. Cotter, Lawlor P. G. and Gardiner G. E., “Assessment of the Bacteriocinogenic Potential of Marine Bacteria Reveals Lichenicidin Production by Seaweed-Derived Bacillus spp.”, Mar. Drugs, 10, 2280-2299, (2012)

[37]     Tan S. P., O’Sullivan L., Prieto M. L., McLoughlin P., Lawlor P. G., Hughes H. and Gardiner G. E. (2012) “Antimicrobials from marine macroalgae: Isolation, characterization and applications in functional foods”. In Bioactive compounds from marine foods: plant and animal sources (Book chapter), Wiley-Blackwell.

[38]     Fitzhenry L, Manesiotis P, McLoughlin P, and Duggan P, “Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Corticosteroids: Impact of polymer format on recognition behaviour”, Microchimica Acta, 180, 15-16, 1421-1431, (2013)

[39]     Manesiotis P., Kashani S. and McLoughlin P., “Molecularly imprinted polymers for the extraction of imiquimod from biological samples using a template analogue strategy”, Analytical Methods, 5,12, 3122-3128, (2013)

[40]     Tan S. P., O’Sullivan L., Prieto M. L., McLoughlin P., Lawlor P. G., Hughes H. and Gardiner G. E., “Development of a novel antimicrobial seaweed extract-based hydrogel wound dressing”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 456, 10-20, (2013)

[41]     Prieto ML, O’Sullivan L, Tan SP, McLoughlin P, Hughes H, Gutierrez M, Lane JA, Hickey R, Lawlor PG, Gardiner GE,Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a marine-derived Bacillus strain for use as an in-feed probiotic for newly weaned pigs, PLOS, 9, 2, 1-10, (2014)

[42]     Prieto M L, O’Sullivan L, Tan S P, McLoughlin P, Hughes H, Gutierrez M, Lane J, Hickey R, Lawlor P, Gardiner G, “In vitro assessment of marine Bacillus for use as livestock probiotics”, Marine Drugs, 12, 5, 2422 – 2445, (2014)

[43]     Elsiddig R, Hughes H, Owens E, O’ Reilly N J., O’Grady D, McLoughlin P, “Kinetic and thermodynamic evaluation of phosphate ions binding onto sevelamer hydrochloride”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics”, 474, 25-32, (2014)

[44]     Weiss C, McLoughlin P, and Cathcart H, “Characterisation of dry powder inhalation formulations using atomic force microscopy”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 494, 393-407, (2015)

[45]     Behl G.; Iqbal J.; O'Reilly N.; McLoughlin P.; Fitzhenry L T., Pharmaceutical Research, “Synthesis and characterization of poly(2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) contact lenses containing chitosan nanoparticles as an ocular delivery system for dexamethasone sodium phosphate”, Volume 33, Issue 7, 1638-1648 (2016)

[46]     Dillon C, Hughes H, O’Reilly N J., and McLoughlin P, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, “Formulation and characterisation of dissolving microneedles for the transdermal delivery of therapeutic peptides”, 526, 125-136, (2017)

[47]      Belaqziz M, Tan S P, El-Abbassi A, Kiai H, Hafidi A, O'Donovan O, McLoughlin P, Assessment of the antioxidant and antibacterial activities of different olive processing wastewaters, PLOS ONE, doi.org/10.137/journal.pone.0182622, (2017)

[48]      Weiss C., Mcloughlin P., Manesiotis P., Redington W., Cathcart H., “Preparation and Characterization of Beclomethasone Dipropionate Solvates", Crystal Growth & Design, 18 (10), 5832-5844 (2018). 

[49]      O’ Keeffe E., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Tan S P and McCarthy N., “Methods of analysis for the In-Vitro and In-Vivo determination of the fungicidal activity of Seaweeds: A mini review”, J. of Applied Phycology, http://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-01832-7 

[50]      Dillon C, Hughes H, O'Reilly N J, Allender C J, Barrow D A, McLoughlin P, “Dissolving microneedle based transdermal delivery of therapeutic peptide analogues”, Int. J of Pharmaceutics, 565, 9-19, 2019  

[51]      O’ Keeffe, E., Hughes, H., McLoughlin, P., Tan, S. P. and McCarthy, N., “Antibacterial activity of seaweed extracts against plant pathogenic bacteria”, J of Bacteriology and Mycology, 6, 3, 1105, 2019. 

[52]      Higgins Hoare, A., Tan, S.P., McLoughlin, P., Patrick Mulhare and Helen Hughes, “The Screening and Evaluation of Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus Extracts against Current Strains of MRSA Isolated from a Clinical Hospital Setting”, Sci Rep 9, 17911 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-54326-4 

[53]      Ud Din Shahab, Cathcart H, O’ Reilly N J, Hughes H, O’Ceallaigh T, Ndzie E, McLoughlin P, “An Investigating into the Stability, Crystallization Kinetics and Heating Rate Dependent Crystallisation of Amorphous Posaconazole”, Crystal Growth & Design, 20, 5129-5142, 2020  

Conference Proceedings:

[1]     McLoughlin P. and Shanahan I., Tropospheric lifetime of anaesthetic ethers, Irish Environmental Science Colloquium, Trinity College, (1992).

[2]     McLoughlin P., Hayden A., and Regan F., Proc. of 28th Int. Symp. on Env. Analytical Chemistry, 1998

[3]     McLoughlin P. Hayden A., and Regan F., Proc. Irish Env. Science Colloquium, Sligo, 1998

[4]     McLoughlin P., Regan F., Howley R., Proc. Environmental Science Colloquium, EPA, 1999

[5]     McLoughlin P., Regan F., Hayden A., Proc. Environmental Science Colloquium, EPA, 1999

[6]     McLoughlin P., Howley R., and Regan F., Proc. 41st Rocky Mountain Conference, 1999

[7]     McLoughlin P., Howley R., and Regan F., Proc. of Irish Env. Science Colloquium, Uni. of Ulster 2000

[8]     McLoughlin P, Howley R, Dobbyn V, Regan, F, Proc. Irish Env. Science Colloquium, DCU, 2001

[9]     McLoughlin P., Howley R., MacCraith B., Kirwan P., Proc. of 5th Euroconference on Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Ireland, 2001

[10]   McLoughlin P., Dobbyn V., Proc. of 5th Euroconference on Env. Analytical Chem., Ireland, 2001

[11]   McLoughlin P., Murphy B., Proc. of 5th Euroconference on Env. Analytical Chem., Ireland, 2001

[12]   McLoughlin P., Dobbyn V., Proc. of 12th Irish Env. Researchers Colloquium, UCC, 2002

[13]   McLoughlin P., Dobbyn V., Murphy B., Kirwan P., Hosey C., Flynn T., Kelleher B., Proc. of EUROPT(R)ODE VI, , UMIST, 2002

[14]   McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Olwill A., Proc. of 6th SCRC, LIT, Ireland (2002).

[15]   McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Olwill A., Proc. of 2nd Conference on MIPs, France, 2002

[16]   McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Olwill A, Proc. of 7th SCRC, Tralee IT, Ireland, 2003

[17]   McLoughlin P., Duggan P., Cummins W., Proc. of 7th SCRC, Tralee IT, Ireland, 2003

[18]   McLoughlin P., Dobbyn V., Proc. of 7th SCRC, Tralee Institute of Technology, 2003

[19]   McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Olwill A, O’Riordain M., Proc. of 1st World Congress on Synthetic Receptors, Lisbon, Portugal, 2003

[20]   McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Olwill A, O’Riordain M., Proc. 1st BIONET Conference, Ireland, 2003

[21]   McLoughlin P, Murphy B, Kirwan P, Flavin K., Proc. of the 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University of Limerick, 2004

[22]   McLoughlin P, Murphy B, and Flavin K, Proc. of EUROTRODE VII, Madrid, 2004

[23]   McLoughlin P, Murphy B, Kirwan P and Flavin K, Proc. of EUROTRODE VII, Madrid, 2004

[24]   McLoughlin P, Dobbyn V., Steiner H, and Kirwan P., Proc. of EUROTRODE VII, Madrid, 2004

[25]   Cummins W, McLoughlin P, Duggan P, Proc. of the 8th SCRC, WIT, Ireland, 2004

[26]   McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Olwill, Proc. of 8th SCRC, WIT, Ireland, 2004

[27]   Flavin K, Hughes H, McLoughlin P, Proc. of 8th SCRC, WIT, Ireland, 2004

[28]   Cusack J, McLoughlin P., O’Donovan, O, Hughes H., Fitzgerald E, and O’Reilly C, Proc. of 8th SCRC, WIT, Ireland, 2004

[29]   Flavin K, Murphy, B, McLoughlin P, Proc. of 8th SCRC, WIT, Ireland, 2004

[30]   Murphy S, McLoughlin, Proc. of 8th SCRC, WIT, Ireland, 2004

[31]   Flavin, K, Hughes H and McLoughlin P, Proc. of 3rd conference on analytical science, UCC, Ireland, 2004

[32]   Cummins W, McLoughlin P, Duggan P, Proc. of 3rd Int. workshop on MIPs, Cardiff, (2004).

[33]   Cummins W, McLoughlin P, Duggan P, Proc. of 2nd World Congress on Synthetic Receptors, Austria, (2005).

[34]   Olwill A., Hughes H, and McLoughlin P, Proc. 2nd World Congress on Synthetic Receptors, Austria, (2005).

[35]   Murphy S. and McLoughlin P., Proc. of 2nd World Congress on Synthetic Receptors, Austria, (2005).

[36]   Murphy, V., Hughes, H., McLoughlin, P., 9th SCRC, IT Carlow, Ireland, (2005)

[37]   Murphy V., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P., Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology, Annual Research Symposium, Dublin, (2005)

[38]   Murphy V., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P, ENVIRON, UCD, (2006)

[39]   Flavin K., Mullowney J., Owens E., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Proc. EUROPT(R)ODE VIII, Germany, 2006

[40]   Murphy V., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P, 4th Conference of Analytical Sciences in Ireland, DIT, 2006

[41]   Flavin K, Mullowney J, Owens E, Hughes H, McLoughlin P, RSC Anal. Research Forum, UCC Ireland, 2006

[42]   Cummins W, McLoughlin P, Duggan P, RSC Analytical Research Forum, UCC, Ireland, 2006.

[43]   Murphy V., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P, RSC Analytical Research Forum, UCC, Ireland, 2006.

[44]   Walsh R, McLoughlin P, Duggan P, Hughes H, and Frisby J, Proc. of 4th Int. workshop on MIPs, Cardiff 2006

[45]   Cummins W., Duggan P., and McLoughlin P., Proc. of 4th Int. workshop on MIPs, Cardiff, 2006.

[46]   Holland N., Owens E., McLoughlin P., and Hughes H., Proc. of 4th Int. workshop on MIPs, Cardiff, 2006.

[47]   Cummins W., Duggan P., and McLoughlin P., Oral Pres., Proc. of 4th Int. workshop on MIPs, Cardiff, 2006.

[48]   Murphy V., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P, 41st European Marine Biology Symposium, UCC, Cork, 2006

[49]   Murphy V., Hughes H., and McLoughlin P., British Phycological Society 55th Annual Meeting, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland Jan. 2007. (Presentation and poster)

[50]   Murphy, V., Hughes, H., McLoughlin, P., FTIR2007 "International Workshop on Infrared Spectroscopy Applied to Biological and Biomimetic Systems: From the Isolated Molecule to the Cell", Argentina, 2007.

[51]   Osmani, Q., Frisby, J., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., EuroAnalysis XIV, Belgium, 2007.

[52]   Mullowney J., Hughes H., Owens E., McLoughlin P., EuroAnalysis XIV, Belgium, 2007.

[53]   Walsh R., Frisby J., Hughes H., Duggan P., McLoughlin P. EuroAnalysis XIV, Belgium, 2007.

[54]   Holland N., Owens E., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Cummins W., Duggan P., Frisby J., Euro Analysis XIV, Belgium, 2007.

[55]   Murphy, C., McLoughlin, P.; O’Donovan, O.; Hughes, H., ENVIRON, Dundalk, 2008

[56]   Murphy, C., McLoughlin, P.; O’Donovan, O.; Hughes, H., EPA symposium, Dublin, 2008

[57]   Mullowney J., Hughes H., Owens E., Frisby J., McLoughlin P., EUROPTRODE IX, (2 posters) 2008.

[58]   Osmani, Q., Frisby, J., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., 5th Biennial Conf. of Anal. Sciences in Ireland, 2008.

[59]   Mullowney J., Hughes H., Owens E., McLoughlin P., 5th Biennial Conf. of Anal. Sciences in Ireland, 2008.

[60]   Walsh R, Frisby J, Hughes H, Duggan P, McLoughlin P. 5th Biennial Conf. of Anal. Sciences in Ireland, 2008.

[61]   Murphy, V., Hughes, H., McLoughlin, P., O’Mahony J., 5th Biennial Conf. of Anal. Sciences in Ireland, 2008.

[62]   Holland N., Owens E., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Cummins W., Duggan P., Frisby J., 5th Biennial Conf. of Anal. Sciences in Ireland, 2008.

[63]   Murphy, C., McLoughlin, P.; O’Donovan, O; Hughes, H, 11th Int. Conf. on Applied Phycology, Galway 2008.

[64]   Murphy, V., Hughes, H., McLoughlin, P., O’Mahony J., 11th Int. Conf. on Applied Phycology, Galway, 2008.

[65]   O’Donovan O., McLoughlin P., Ryan S., “Investigation of the biochemical effects of metal contamination in seaweeds”, Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, Taipai 2008

[66]   Fitzhenry L., Duggan P., McLoughlin P. and Karim K., “Rational design and synthesis of budesonide imprinted polymers employing computational, NMR and FT-IR methods”, Proceedings of the 5th International workshop on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2008), Kobe, Japan, 2008.

[67]   Walsh R., Frisby J., Hughes H., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., “Development of controlled polymerization strategies for optimization of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs)”, Proceedings of the 5th International workshop on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2008), Kobe, Japan, 2008.

[68]   Holland N., Owens E., Hughes H. and McLoughlin P., “A detailed examination of the physico-chemical relationship between polymer composition and imprint medium performance”, Proceedings of the 5th International workshop on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2008), Kobe, Japan, 2008.

[69]   Holland N., Owens E., Hughes H., Duggan P. and McLoughlin P. “Thermal desorption characterisation- the use of direct probe GC-MS to examine the effect of composition on imprint medium morphology and performance”, Proceedings of the 5th Int. workshop on Molecular Imprinting (MIP2008), Kobe, Japan, 2008.

[70]   Osmani Q, Hughes H, McLoughlin P, “Application of FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopies for rational synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers”, Proc. of 5th Int. workshop on Molecular Imprinting, Japan, 2008.

[71]   Murphy, C., McLoughlin, P.; O’Donovan, O; Hughes, H, ENVIRON, WIT, 2009.

[72]   O’Donovan O., McLoughlin P., Ryan S., ENVIRON, WIT, 2009

[73]   Fitzhenry L., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., Karim K., “Towards the rational design and synthesis of Budesonide molecularly imprinted polymers”, Proceedings of 16th Euro. Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Prague 2009.

[74]   Osmani Q., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., A spectroscopic investigation into NSAID – functional monomer interactions, The 6th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting. New Orleans, 2010.

[75]   Osmani Q., Hughes H., McLoughlin P., Synthesis and characterisation of ibuprofen imprinted polymer beads, The 6th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting. New Orleans, 2010.

[76]   Fitzhenry L., Manesiotis P., McLoughlin P. and Duggan P., Molecularly imprinting challenging templates: Corticosteroids – a case study, The 6th Int Conference on Molecular Imprinting. New Orleans, 2010.

[77]   Walsh R., Hughes H., Duggan P. and McLoughlin P., Molecularly imprinted polymer beads for chiral separation of antihistamines, The 6th International Conference on Molecular Imprinting. New Orleans, 2010.

[78]   Walsh R., Hughes H., Duggan P. and McLoughlin P., Controlled preparation of MIP beads by an aqueous suspension polymerization methodology, The 6th Int Conf. on Molecular Imprinting. New Orleans, 2010.

[79]   Murphy S., Osmani Q., Frisby J., and McLoughlin P., Molecular imprinting of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in aqueous media, Part I: Selective recognition of Lisinopril over cited related substances, The 6th Int. Conference on Molecular Imprinting, New Orleans, 2010.

[80]   Murphy S., Osmani Q., Frisby J., and McLoughlin P., Molecular imprinting of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in aqueous media, Part II: Development of Selective media for enalapril maleate and Lisinopril diketopiperazine, The 6th Int. Conference on Molecular Imprinting, New Orleans, 2010.

[81]   Tan S.P., O’Sullivan L., Prieto M.L., Gardiner G.E., Duggan P., Lawlor P.G., McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Isolation and characterisation of antibacterial phytochemicals from green and red seaweeds harvested from the Irish coastline, Proceedings of the British Phycological Society - Winter Meeting, Cardiff University 2010

[82]   Prieto M.L., O’Sullivan L., Tan S.P., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Lawlor P.G. and Gardiner G.E., Antibacterial activity of marine bacteria isolated from seaweeds, sand and seawater, Proceedings of the British Phycological Society - Winter Meeting, Cardiff University 2010

[83]   Fitzhenry L., Manesiotis P., McLoughlin P. and Duggan P., Corticosteroid selective molecularly imprinted polymeric receptors, Proceedings of CASi at The Helix, Dublin City University, 2011.

[84]   Osmani Q., Manesiotis P. and McLoughlin P., An enantio-selective chromatographic stationary phase prepared by stoichiometric imprinting of ibuprofen, Proceedings of CASi at The Helix, DCU, 2011.

[85]   Hudson S. and McLoughlin P., Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Pharmaceuticals, Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems, Proceedings of CASi at The Helix, Dublin City University, 2011.

[86]   Hudson Sarah P., Elsiddig R., Hughes H., Owens E. and McLoughlin P., “An investigation into the potential of Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for the characterisation of Biomaterials”, Proceedings of the European Society of Biomaterials Conference, 2011.

[87]   Tan S.P., O’Sullivan L., Prieto M.L., Gardiner G.E., Duggan P., Lawlor P.G., McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Isolation and characterisation of antibacterial phytochemicals from green and red seaweeds harvested from the Irish coastline, Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology, Halifax, Canada, June 2011 (The Phycologist – Newsletter of the British Phycological Society, 81, 12-13 2011)

[88]   Prieto M.L., O’Sullivan L., Tan S.P., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., Hughes H., Lawlor P.G. and Gardiner G.E., Antibacterial activity of marine bacteria isolated from seaweeds, sand and seawater, Proceedings of the 4th Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology, Halifax, Canada, June 2011 (Published in, The Phycologist – Newsletter of the British Phycological Society, 81, 4 2011)

[89]   Tan S.P., O’Sullivan L., Prieto M.L., Gardiner G., Lawlor .P., Duggan P., McLoughlin P., and Hughes H., “Isolation, Purification and identification of anti-MRSA compounds from green seaweed”, Proc. of the 8th Int. Symposium on Chromatography of Natural Product, Poland 17th to 23rd May, 2012.

[90]   Prieto M. L., O’Sullivan L., Tan S. P., McLoughlin P., Hughes H., O’Connor P. M., Cotter P. D., Lawlor P. G. and Gardiner G. E., “Antimicrobial-producing marine Bacillus isolated from sand, seawater and seaweeds”, Proceedings of Nutramara Conference, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Dublin2012.

[91]   Prieto, M.L., Tan, S.P, O’ Sullivan, L., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., Gutierrez, M., Lawlor, P.G. & Gardiner, G.E. (2012). Assessment of marine Bacillus as animal probiotics. 8th INRA-Rowett Symposium on gut microbiology, 17th - 20th June, 2012, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

[92]   Prieto, M.L., Tan, S.P., O’ Sullivan, L., McLoughlin, P., Hughes, H., O’Connor, P., Cotter, P., Lawlor, P.G. & Gardiner, G.E. (2012). Antibacterial activity of marine bacteria isolated from seaweeds, sand and seawater. Nutramara Conference “Bioactive components from marine sources and by-product utilisation and valorisation, 25th - 26th April, 2012, Dublin, Ireland.

[93]   Manesiotis P., Osmani Q., and McLoughlin P., “An enantio-selective chromatographic stationary phase for S-ibuprofen prepared by stoichiometric molecular imprinting”, Proc. of the 7th Int. Conf. on Molecularly imprinted polymers, Paris, 27th to 30th August 2012.

[94]   Fitzhenry L., Manesiotis P., McLoughlin P., and Duggan P., “Molecular imprinting of corticosteroids I: from bulk to bead, Proc. of the 7th Int. Conf. on Molecularly imprinted polymers”, Paris, 27th to 30th August 2012.

[95]   Fitzhenry L., Manesiotis P., Duggan P. and McLoughlin P., “Molecular imprinting of corticosteroids II: Investigation of binding behaviour”, Proc. of the 7th Int. Conf. on Molecularly imprinted polymers, Paris, 2012.

[96]   Elsiddig R, Hudson S, Owens E., Hughes H, McLoughlin P, “An Investigation into the Properties of a Bioactive Polymer for Renal Failure Patients”, Proc of Materials Science 2012- Los Angeles, USA

[97]   Tan, S. P. O’Sullivan, L. Prieto, M. L. Gardiner, G. E. Lawlor, P. G. Duggan, P. McLoughlin, P. Hughes, H. (2012) ‘Investigating the bioactive potential of Ulva lactuca: Bioautographic-guided separation, purification and identification of antimicrobial compounds’, In Marine Microbiology & Biotechnology: Biodiscovery, Biodiversity and Bioremediation, 16th – 19th November 2012, University Cork College, Cork, Ireland.

[98]   Phelan D, Coffey A, and McLoughlin P, “Development of contact lenses for ocular drug delivery”, Eurotec 13, 4, 5 July 8, 2013

[99]   Novac O., O’Reilly N. and McLoughlin  P., “Dissolving polymeric microneedles for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers”, The third International Conference on Microneedles, Baltimore, US, 2014

[100] Morrissey, J., Osmani  Q., Green D., Brain K, O’Reilly N., Mcloughlin P, Hughes H, “In-Vitro investigation into the targeted drug delivery of non-melanoma skin cancer therapies using full thickness human skin”, The Fourteenth International Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration Conference (PPP2014), France 2014

[101] Morrissey, J., Green D., Brain K, O’Reilly N., Mcloughlin P, Hughes H, “Development of novel transdermal patches for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers”,, The Fourteenth International Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration Conference (PPP2014), France 2014

[102] Botha C, McLoughlin P, Gardiner G.E., Tan S.P., and Hughes H, “Optimisation of antimicrobial compound extraction from red seaweed with bioactivity against methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus”, NutraMara Conference and Exhibition, RDS Dublin, June 2015

[103] Weiss C, McLoughlin P, Fox H, “Characterisation of Dry Powder Formulations for Inhalation using Atomic Force Microscopy”, Postgraduate Research Conference 2015, Limerick, Ireland.

[104] Weiss C, McLoughlin P, Cathcart H, “Correlation of Particulate Characteristics and Interparticulate Forces in Dry Powder Formulations”, GDCh Wissenschafts-forum 2015, Dresden, Germany, 30/08 – 02/09/2015

[105]  Dillon C, Hughes H, O’Reilly N, McLoughlin P, “Development of Novel Drug Delivery Technologies for the Transdermal Delivery of Therapeutic Peptides”, Sixteenth International Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration Conference (PPP2016), France 2016

[106] Weiss C, McLoughlin P, Manesiotis P, Nockemann P, Cathcart H, “Synthesis and Materials Characterization of BDP Solvates as Precursors for Anhydrous BDP Particles for Dry Powder Formulations”, Proceedings of RDD Europe, Nice, 2017

[107] Higgins Hoare Annabel, Hughes H, McLoughlin P and Tan S P, “The screening and evaluation of solvent extracted seaweed extracts against wound pathogens”, 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference, Canada, 2017

[108]    O’Keeffe E, Hughes H, McLoughlin P, Tan S P and McCarthy N, “Investigating the use of seaweed extracts as pesticides in forestry”, 14th International Phytotechnologies Conference, Canada, 2017

[108]    Weiss C, McLoughlin P, Manesiotis P, Nockemann P, Cathcart H, “Crystallization of beclamethasone dipropionate from supersaturated solutions: the impact of solvent properties on crystalline APIs”, Proceedings of DDL, Edinburgh, 318-321, (2017)

[109]  Higgins Hoare A., McLoughlin P and Hughes H., “Development of novel wound dressing formulations incorporating antimicrobial compounds extracted from seaweeds for the topical treatment of wound infections”, 70th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium (IUCRC), Queen’s University Belfast, 2018

[110]  Din S., O’Ceallaigh T., McLoughlin P., O’Reilly N., Fox H., Hughes H., and Ndzie E., “Investigation into processing induced phase transformations in API X”, Poster presentation at Merck Sharpe and Dohme MS&T Days 2018, (Best poster award).

[111]  Din S., O’Ceallaigh T., McLoughlin P., O’Reilly N., Fox H., Hughes H., and Ndzie E., 70th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium (IUCRC), Queen’s University Belfast, 2018 (Best poster award).

[112]  O’Keeffe E, Hughes H, McLoughlin P, Tan S P and McCarthy N, Investigating the use of Seaweed Extracts as Biopesticides, 20th International Conference on Biopesticides and Human Health, Barcelona, 2018

[113]  Higgins Hoare Annabel, Hughes H, McLoughlin P and Tan S P, “Development of novel wound dressing formulations incorporating antimicrobial compounds extracted from seaweeds”, British Phycological Society's 67th Annual Meeting, Scotland, 2019

[114]  Kent D, Behl G., Kumari S., O’Donovan D., McLoughlin P., Fitzhenry L., “Enhanced Ocular Delivery Using Biocompatible Nanomaterials”, ARVO 2019

[115]  Nguyen D., Ryan R., Kent D., Mcloughlin P., Dowling J., Serro A.P. and Fitzhenry L. “Nanoparticle-loaded contact lens: A potential ocular drug delivery system for controlled release”, UKICRS, 2020

[116]  Nguyen D, Ryan R, Mcloughlin P, Dowling J, Serro A P, Kent D and Fitzhenry L, Nanoparticle loaded hydrogel lens: A potential ocular drug delivery system for posterior segment diseases of the eye, Retina 2020

[117]  Dandamudi M, Coffey L, Kent D, Behl G, Chauhan A, Mcloughlin P, and Fitzhenry L, “Chitosan-coated PLGA nanoparticles of triamcinolone acetonide: formulation optimization for ocular drug delivery”, UKICRS, 2020

[118]  Dandamudi M, Coffey L, Kent D, Behl G, Chauhan A, Mcloughlin P, and Fitzhenry L, “Feasibility of topical administration of chitosan-coated PLGS nanoparticles to treat posterior segment eye disease”, Retina 2020

Professional

Membership of Professional Bodies:

Name of Body Grade of Membership Dates
Management Board of National Biodiversity Data Centre    2010 - Date
Environmental Science Association of Ireland Standard 1998 - Date
Institute of Chemistry of Ireland FICI 2011 - Date

Theses supervised.Co-supervised

[1]    Ambrose Hayden, “The detection of trace chlorinated hydrocarbons in liquid and gaseous states using polymer-coated fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy”, Masters degree thesis of A. Heyden, LIT, 2000. (Co-supervised with Dr. Fiona Regan)

[2]     Rhona Howley, “Polymer modified mid IR evanescent wave sensor development”, Doctoral thesis of Rhona Howley, WIT, 2002

[3]     Brian Murphy, “Characterisation of polymer-modified sensor based upon internal reflection spectroscopy”, Doctoral thesis of Brian Murphy, WIT, 2003

[4]     Aisling Olwill, “The use of sol-gel molecularly imprinted polymers as pharmaceutical separation media”, Doctoral thesis Aisling Olwill, WIT, 2005 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes)

[5]    Kevin Flavin, “The development of novel extraction media for sensing and pharmaceutical separations”, Doctoral thesis Kevin Flavin, WIT, 2006 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes)

[6]     Wayne Cummins, “Synthesis and characterisation of molecularly imprinted polymers for n-heterocyclic templates”, Doctoral thesis Wayne Cummins, WIT, 2006 (Co-supervised with Dr. Pat Duggan)

[7]     Vanessa Murphy, “An investigation into the mechanisms of heavy metal binding by selected seaweed species”, Doctoral thesis Vanessa Murphy, WIT, 2007 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes)

[8]     Niamh Holland, “An investigation into the role of polymer morphology on the performance of molecularly imprinted polymers”, Doctoral thesis Niamh Holland, 2008 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes and Dr Eleanor Owens)

[9]     Sandra Murphy, “Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for ACE Inhibitor”, Doctoral thesis Sandra Murphy, 2009 (Co-supervised with Dr. June Frisby)

[10]   Qendresa Osmani, “An investigation into the recognition properties of synthetic receptors based on molecularly imprinted polymers”, Doctoral thesis Qendresa Osmani, 2009 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes)

[11]   Rachel Walsh, “Development and characterisation of molecularly imprinted suspension polymers”, Doctoral thesis Rachel Walsh, 2010 (Co-supervised with Dr Pat Duggan and Dr. Helen Hughes)

[12]   Siobhan S. Ryan, “An Investigation into the Biochemical Effects of Heavy Metal Exposure on Seaweeds”, Doctoral thesis Siobhan Ryan, 2011 (Co-supervised with Dr. Orla O'Donovan)

[13]   Laurence Fitzhenry, “Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Corticosteroids”, Doctoral thesis Laurence Fitzhenry, 2011 (Co-supervised with Dr. Pat Duggan)

[14]   Reem Elsiddig, “An Investigation into the properties of polymeric pharmaceuticals and their relationship to tablet processing”, Doctoral thesis Reem Elsiddig, 2013 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes and Dr Eleanor Owens)

[15]   Shiau Pin Tan, “ Extraction, Isolation and Identification of Antimicrobial Compounds from Irish Seaweeds and Their Potential Use in Wound Dressings”, Doctoral thesis Graece Tan, 2013 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes and Dr Gillian Gardiner)

[16]   Jennifer Morrissey, “The Development of Novel Dermal Translocation, High Potency Drug Delivery Systems”, Doctoral thesis Jennifer Morrissey, 2014 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes and Dr Niall O'Reilly)

[17]   Phelan D., “Developing Contact Lenses for Controlled Ocular Drug Delivery”, Doctoral thesis David Phelan, 2015 (Co-supervised with Dr Austin Coffey and Dr Lawrence Fitzhenry)

[18]   David Brazil, “Development of a Single Calibrant Multi-residue HPLC Method for Pharmaceutical Cleaning Surface Residues”, Doctoral thesis David Brazil, 2016 (Co-supervised with Dr. Helen Hughes)

[19]   Catherine Murphy, “An Investigation into the Bioaccumulation of Chromium by Macroalgae”, Doctoral thesis of Catherine Murphy, 2016. (Co-supervised with Dr Orla O'Donovan and Dr. Helen Hughes)

[20]   Collin Dillon, “Development of Novel Transdermal Drug Delivery Technologies for Therapeutic peptides”, Doctoral thesis Colin Dillon, 2017 (Co-supervised with Dr Helen Hughes and Dr Niall O’Reilly)

[21]   Cordula Weiss, “Material characterisation of crystalline beclomethasone diproprionate: Impact of manufacturing conditions on physiochemical properties”, Doctoral thesis Cordula Weiss, 2018 (Co-supervised with Dr Helen Cathcart)

[22]   Sean Roche,“The Impact of Amorphous Content on Physical Properties of Albuterol Sulfate”, Doctoral thesis Sean Roche, 2018 (Co-supervised with Dr Helen Cathcart)

[23]   Shahab Ud Din, “An Investigation into Processing Induced Phase Transformations in Posaconazole (POS)”, Doctoral thesis Shahab Ud Din, 2018 (Co-supervised with Dr Helen Cathcart, Dr Helen Hughes and Dr Niall O'Reilly)

[24]   Emma O’Keefe, “Investigating the Novel Use of Seaweed Extracts as Biopesticides“, Doctoral thesis Emma O’Keefe, 2019 (Co-supervised with Dr Helen Hughes and Dr Nick McCarthy)

[25]   Annabel Higgins-Hoare, “Development of Novel Wound Dressings using Seaweed Derived Antimicrobial Compounds characterised against Emergent Clinically Relevant Bacteria”, Doctoral thesis Annabel Higgins Hoare, 2019 (Co-supervised with Dr Helen Hughes and Dr Shiau Pin Tan)

Research Funding

Research Funding: (Over €14.5million in the past 10 years)

2000                Applied Research Grant                                                                    £48,000

2001                Strand III funding                                                                             £250,000

2002                Innovation Partnerships Feasibility Grant                                            €9,000

2003                Innovation Partnership Grant                                                             €70,000

2003                Strand III funding                                                                              €300,000

2004                Strand I funding (2 projects)                                                               €68,000

2004                Department of Environment funding                                                   €22,400

2004                IRCSET funding                                                                                  €57,000

2005                IRCSET funding                                                                                   €57,000

2005                ERDF (INTERREG IIIA) funding                                              €1,202,000 (€691,241 WIT)

2005                Tyndall Institute NAP project (surface characterisation project)          €11,355

2006                Tyndall Institute NAP project (drug delivery microneedles project)      €12,106

2006                EPA scholarship funding                                                                       €40,000

2006                Marine Institute Funding (NDP funding)                                                €85,923

2006                Ireland Newfoundland Partnership                                                          €6,000

2007                IRCSET funding                                                                                     €72,000

2007                Enterprise Ireland Infrastructure funding                                              €300,000

2007                HEA Infrastructure funding                                                                   €160,000

2007                INP funding                                                                                                €5000

2007                Strand III funding                                                                                   €400,000

2008                HEA Infrastructure                                                                              €2,035,000

2008                Enterprise Ireland ARE funding                                                          €1,550,000

2008                Enterprise Ireland Infrastructure funding                                               €402,000

2008                EPA scholarship funding                                                                         €26,500

2008                Strand III funding                                                                                   €400,000

2008                Tyndall Institute NAP project (MIP characterisation project)                     €4,193

2008                Tyndall Institute NAP project (Micro-fluidic reactor project)                     €34,236

2009/2010       Applied Research funding                                                                      €550,000 (approx)

2010                HEA- PRTLI V (Eco-Innovation Research Exploration – EIRE)          €1,593,000

2010                Marie Curie IAPP project                                                                        €813,000

2010                INTERREG IV project                                                                          €1,430,000

2011                Enterprise Ireland/TEVA pharmaceuticals, Innovation Partnership        €200,000

2011                SFI TIDA project                                                                                      €130,000

2012                SFI Infrastructure funding                                                                     €1,722,535

2013                Technology Gateway funding                                                               €1,200,000

2013                Enterprise Ireland Commercial Feasibility grant                                        €14,000

2013                WIT postgraduate scholarship funding                                                      €96,000

2013                SFI TIDA project (13/TIDA/B2711)                                                            €99,728

2013                Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation funding                                         €394,166

2014                WIT postgraduate scholarship funding                                                      €96,000

2014                BIM, FLAG scheme funding                                                                       €20,000

2014                Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation funding                                          €212,300

2015                BIM, FLAG scheme funding                                                                        €18,186

2015                IRC funding                                                                                                  €96,000

2015                Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation funding                                            €425,683

2016                Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation funding                                            €504,849

2016                SFI Infrastructure                                                                                      €1,243,699

2017                 Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway funding                                     €1,365,000

2018                 ERDF, INTERREG (STREAM)                                                                €4,328,180 (Total Budget)

2018                 H2020 Programme: MSCA-ITN, ORBITAL  (funded researcher)             €4,066,231 (Total budget)

2018                 Philanthropic funding for student retention project                                  €450,000

2018                 IRC Enterprise Partnership PhD Scholarship                                           €91000

2019                 WIT postgraduate scholarship funding (3 projects, one co-fund)              €222,000

2020                 Philanthropic funding for land sciences development                              €350,000