Professor Martyn E. Pemble

Stokes Professor of Materials Chemistry
School of Chemistry and Tyndall National Institute
University College Cork, Lee Maltings, Cork, Republic of Ireland
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Professor Martyn E Pemble, BSc, PhD

School of Chemistry and Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland;

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CAREER PROFILE (EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT)

1976                BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Upper Second, University of Southampton, UK

1981                PhD, Raman Spectroscopy from Electrode Surfaces, with Prof Martin Fleischmann, University of Southampton, UK

1980-1982       Postdoctoral Research Assistant, UHV surface science studies of metal surfaces,   University of California at Irvine, USA

1982-1984       Postdoctoral Research Assistant, UHV surface science studies of metal surfaces, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

1984-1995       New Blood Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in Physical Chemistry, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK

1995-2004       Chair of Physical Chemistry, University of Salford UK

2001- 2018      Co-founder and Joint Managing Director, then Chairman of Board of Directors, CVD Technologies Ltd, a University of Salford spin-out company

2004-               SFI Principal Investigator, Tyndall National Institute, UCC, Cork

2008-               Stokes Professor of Materials Chemistry, School of Chemistry, UCC, Cork

HISTORY OF LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, MENTORING, SUPERVISION

1995-2004       Head of Physical Chemistry, University of Salford, UK

                        Director and lead PI for the ‘NESSPIOM’ EPSRC Network, UK

                        Director and Lead PI for the CVD EPSRC Network 

1999-2004       Head of Chemistry, University of Salford, UK

2000-2003       Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, Faculty of Science, University of Salford, UK

2001- 2018      Co-founder and Joint Managing Director, the Chairman of Board of Directors, CVD Technologies Ltd, a University of Salford spin-out company

2007-2013       Director of the FORME Strategic Research Cluster (Functional Oxides and Related Materials for Electronics), Tyndall/UCC

2010-2013       Head of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, UCC

2012-2015       Acting Head of the Micro/ Nanoelectronics Research Centre at Tyndall

2013-2015       Head of Chemistry, UCC

1982-               Have supervised some 50+ graduate students to PhD level, together with a further 12 students to MSc level and have supported and hosted some 30 postdoctoral researchers. My current group consists of some 6 researchers at postdoctoral level or above together with 6 graduate students and one industry researcher.

1984-               Have performed over 150 PhD viva voce examinations in some 6 countries

2004-               External proposal reviewer for NSF (USA), EPSRC (UK), Academy of Finland, TNO (Holland) and EU Framework Programmes

2018-               Member Advisory Board, Advanced Materials Interfaces (Wiley)

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION AS APPROPRIATE

2001-    Co-founder and Joint Managing Director, the Chairman of Board of Directors, CVD Technologies Ltd, a University of Salford spin-out company

2003   Granted Patent: Titania coating at Atmospheric pressure, Sheel, D & Pemble, M 2003, 'Titania coating at Atmospheric pressure', in: -, GB 0217553 (now WW).

2006                Granted Patent: ‘Methods for preparing Titania coatings by plasma CVD at atmospheric pressure’,D W Sheel and M Pemble US7597940B2

2004-    8 Invention Disclosures, extensive academic and industrial collaboration

2004-Since arriving in Ireland in 2004 has earned over €13.5M in direct costs, including 4 consecutive SFI PI grants, one Strategic Research Cluster grant, 3 SFI ISCA projects (Brazil and Japan), a US: Ireland Award, 2 infrastructure awards, an SFI Industry Fellowship award and grants from Enterprise Ireland, the EU Framework programme and the European Space Agency.

2013      Awarded the Gold Medal from the Institute of Materials Finishing for his 'Outstanding contribution to surface engineering in Ireland'.

2013-    Ca. 20 Invited, Keynote and Plenary Lectures over the last 5 years

2006-    Conference Organisation: International Symposium on TCO series (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018), CIMTEC (2010) and the EUROCVD series (numbers 16, 17, 18- which he hosted in Ireland in September 2011) and 19, 20, 21 and 22 (in 2019). Programme Committee for the annual AVS ALD Conference in 2011. EMRS Symposium Joint Organizer Chromogenic Materials 2013/2015.

2016-    Member HERALD Steering Committee: Hooking together European Research in Atomic Layer Deposition, Cost Action number MP1402

1980-   Publications and Citations: 324 articles listed on Google Scholar, H-index 42, i10 index = 133 (at 20th March 2019). Some recent publications:

1. A highly sensitive glucose biosensor based on a micro disk array electrode design modified with carbon quantum dots and gold nanoparticles, V Buk, ME Pemble , Electrochimica Acta 298, 97-105, 2019

2. Fabrication and evaluation of a carbon quantum dot/gold nanoparticle nanohybrid material integrated onto planar micro gold electrodes for potential bioelectrochemical sensing …V Buk, ME Pemble, K Twomey, Electrochimica Acta 293, 307-317, 2019

3. Large area colloidal photonic crystals for light trapping in flexible organic photovoltaic modules applied using a roll-to-roll Langmuir-Blodgett method M Parchine, T Kohoutek, M Bardosova, ME Pemble, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 185, 158-165, 2018

4. Zinc oxide for solar water splitting: A brief review of the material's challenges and associated opportunities, J Kegel, IM Povey, ME Pemble, Nano Energy, 2018

5. Effect of surface and defect chemistry on the photocatalytic properties of intentionally defect-rich ZnO nanorod arrays, J Kegel,VZ Zubialevich, M Schmidt, IM Povey, ME Pemble, ACS applied materials & interfaces 10 (21), 17994-18004, 2018

6. Atomic Layer Deposited Electron Transport Layers in Efficient Organometallic Halide Perovskite Devices, MM McCarthy, A Walter, SJ Moon, NK Noel, S O’Brien, ME Pemble, MRS Advances 3 (51), 3075-3084, 2018

7. Large-area flexible colloidal photonic crystal film stickers for light trapping applications

T Kohoutek, M Parchine, M Bardosova, H Fudouzi, M Pemble, Optical Materials Express 8 (4), 960-967, 2018

8.  Nanorod-Arrays as Photo-(Electro) Chemical Materials: Strategies Designed to Overcome the Material's Natural Limitations, J Kegel, IM Povey, ME Pemble, J. Electrochem. Soc.,  165 (4), H3034-H3044, 2018