J. Anthony Byrne

University of Ulster, United Kingdom


J. Anthony Byrne was appointed as a Lecturer in nanotechnology in 2005. He is based in the Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Center (NIBEC), Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland and is a core Member of the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Institute (UoA 29), Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. He took over from Dr. Brian Eggins as the Head of the Photocatalysis Research Group at Ulster when Brian retired back in 2002. Dr. Byrne obtained a First-Class Honors Degree in applied biochemical sciences from Ulster in 2003 and went on to study for his Ph.D. degree in chemistry at Ulster under the supervision of Dr. Eggins and graduating in 1997. Since then, he has worked on a range of projects involving the photocatalytic treatment and purification of water, photoelectrolytic water splitting using solar energy, and the decontamination of surfaces. He teaches nanotechnology to undergraduate and postgraduate engineers. Dr. Byrne is the Secretary of the Royal Society of Chemistry Northern Ireland Section Trust and a Committee Member of the RSC Photochemistry Special Interest Group. He is also a Member of the Department of Health (UK) Decontamination Working Group and a Member of the EPSRC-funded UK Photocatalysis Network.

Biography Updated on 23 January 2011

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