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Dr. Wayne Cummins

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Science & Computing - Dept of Science

Telephone:

+353 0 51834045

Room Name/ Num:

Office 312 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Dr. Wayne Cummins received his B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management for Waterford Institute of Technology in 2002. In 2006 he received a PhD from Waterford Institute of Technology for his thesis titled “Synthesis and Characterisation of Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for N-Heterocyclic Templates”. Subsequently he joined Pfizer Global Research & Development in Co. Cork, Ireland where he spent 2.5 years as a research & development chemist. In 2009 Dr. Cummins joined the Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre as a Enterprise Ireland funded postdoctoral researcher where he focused on developing mucoadhesive polymeric drug delivery platforms. Since 2011 Dr. Cummins has been lecturing at Waterford Institute of Technology in Analytical and Organic Chemistry at both graduate and postgraduate level. He has supervised 2 postgraduate students to the level of doctorate and is currently supervising another. 

Research

Publications

S Duggan, O O’Donovan, E Owens, W Cummins and H Hughes. “ Synthesis and Characterisation of mucoadhesive thiolated Polyallyamine”. Journal of Pharmaceutics. Vol 499, Issues 1-2, 368-375 (2016)

S Duggan, Orla O’Donovan, Eleanor Owens, Elaine Duggan, Helen Hughes, Wayne Cummins. “Comparison of the mucoadhesive properties of thiolated polyacrylic acid to thiolated polyallylamine”. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Vol 498, Issues 1-2, 245-253 (2016)

S Duggan, O O’Donovan, E Owens, W Cummins and H Hughes, “Synthesis of mucoadhesive thiolated gelatin using a two-step reaction process”, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 91, 75-81 (2015)

K A Meagher, D I Thurnham, S Beatty, A N Howard, E Connolly, W Cummins, J Nolan. “Serum response to supplemental macular carotenoids in subjects with and without age-related macular degeneration”. British Journal of Nutrition, 110, 289-300 (2013)

N. Holland, P. Duggan, E. Owens, W. Cummins, J. Frisby, H. Hughes and P. Mcloughlin  and E. Owens, “Thermal Desorption characterisation of molecularly imprinted polymers. Part II: Use of direct probe GC-MS analysis to study crosslinking effects”, Anal Bioanal Chem , 391, 1245-1253 (2008)

W Cummins, P Duggan, P McLoughlin. “ Thermal desorption characterisation of molecularly imprinted polymers. Part I: A novel study using direct probe GC-MS analysis”. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, 391, (4), 1237-1244, (2008).

W Cummins, Patrick Duggan, Peter McLoughlin. “Systematic cross-selectivity study of the factors influencing template receptor interactions in molecularly imprinted nitrogen heterocycles” Biosensors and Bioelectronics. Vol 22, Issue 3, 372-380. (2006)

W Cummins, Patrick Duggan, Peter McLoughlin. “A comparative study of the potential of acrylic and sol-gel polymers for molecular imprinting”. Analytica Chimica Acta, Vol 542, Issue 1, 52-60 (2005)

Teaching

Dr. Cummins has lectured in Waterford Institute of Technology since 2011 in the areas of:

Undergraduate

Forensic Science

Physical & Organic Chemistry

Chromatographic Techniques

Environmental Science

Lab Data Analysis & Presentation

Organic Chemistry & Biomolecules

Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry

Spectroscopic Techniques

Introduction to Research Methods

Research Methodologies

Chromatographic Method Development & Validation

Pharmaceutical & Natural Product Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Organic Chemistry & Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques

Sensors & Electroanalytical Chemistry

Advanced Analytical Science

Advanced Laboratory Techniques

Postgraduate

Advanced Chromatographic Techniques

Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques