DIT Research on RTE "The Investigators"

DIT Research on RTE "The Investigators"

Research centred on metal oxide photocatlaysis for degradation of aqueous and air-borne pollutants as well as biological matter such as MRSA is a key area in the School of Chemical and Pharamceutical Sciences along with the Centre for Engineering Surface Technology (CREST) with five postgraduate students working in the area.

Dr Suresh Pillai of CREST had the opportunity to showcase some of this research on the recent RTE programme The Investigators which was broadcast on Thurs 11th December. The programme detailed CREST and the school's recent advances in facile synthesis of novel photocatalysts which are visible light active and have a high activity. The postgraduate students Damian Synnott and Nicholas Nolan were featured in the programme. Other student working in the area in DIT are Reena Georgekutty, Vinodkumar Etacheri and Pradeepan Periyat. Dr Pillai co-supervises these students with (Damian, Nicolas Reena and Vinod) and Dr Declan McCormack (Pradeepan).

More information on this work can be found from recent publication in the area (see Seery/McCormack webpages above) or from the CREST website.