Dr. Emmet O'Reilly
Dr. Emmet O'Reilly is currently a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences and the course director for the BSc in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry.
Emmet is currently a Senior Lecturer in chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences and the course director for the BSc in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry and is a Principal Investigator at the Bernal Institute, leading a group of 7 researchers in including Marie Curie Research Fellows, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.
His research focuses on projects investigating novel polymeric materials for applications in bio-sensing and pharmaceutical processing. The development of PAT tools for liquid sensing is also a core component of his research. To date he has secured over €4 million euro in research funding including €1.7 million as the lead PI. His research is funded by Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council. His group regularly provide materials science services to industry including Mass Spectroscopy, NMR, GPC and FTIR analysis.
Emmet completed his undergraduate studies (Analytical Science - DCU) in 2004 and doctoral studies in 2008 (PhD in Polymer Chemistry - Biomedical Diagnostics Institute - DCU). In 2010 he was awarded a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship and took up a position with the CNRS in Montpellier, France, returning to Ireland in 2013. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and acts as an RSC accreditation assessor for undergraduate chemistry courses.
In his spare time, he teaches people to Scuba dive.