John F. Callan

University of Ulster, United Kingdom

John F. Callan graduated from Queens University of Belfast (QUB) in Northern Ireland with a B.S. (honors) degree in chemistry in 1995 and a Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from the same university in 1999. He then worked for four years in the pharmaceutical industry. He returned to QUB in 2003 as a Research Fellow in the group of Professor A. P. DeSilva where he worked on the development of new optical sensors, switches, and molecular logic gates. He then moved to the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2004, as a lecturer in pharmaceutical chemistry. In 2009, he moved to the University of Ulster where he is currently a Reader in pharmaceutical science and Head of science in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research interests include the development of new sensors, switches, and logic gates based on quantum dots and new sensitizers for use in photo- and sonodynamic therapy.

Biography Updated on 22 May 2012

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