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Grace Morgan


Chemistry
University College Dublin
Ireland

Biography

Working as professor at University college of Dublin, Ireland in Chemistry Department. Completed PhD in Chemistry 1991 BSc (Hons), The Queen's University of Belfast 1995 PhD, The Open University 1996 P.G.C.E. The Queen's University of Belfast 1996-1999 Instructor in Inorganic Chemistry, The Queen's University of Belfast 1999-2000 Post doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute für Strahlenchemie, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany 2000- Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University College Dublin 

Research Interest

Design, preparation and evaluation of the biological activity of 1,4-benzoquinone ligands and their silver and gold complexes, particularly their antitumour, cytotoxic and antiparasitic properties (with Dr Jane Irwin, UCD Veterinary Science. 2. Evaluation of the efficacy of inorganic dyes as light harvesting media in dye-sensitized solar cells (Gratzel cells 3. Investigation of the geometric and electronic factors which promote magnetic switching between spin states in manganese(III) and iron(III) complexes. 4. Design of main group and transition metal complexes for fixation of CO2 and subsequent heteroeneous catalytic conversion to high value oxygenated hydrocarbons by reaction with molecular hydrogen (in collaboration with Dr James Sullivan, UCD Chemistry.

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