Research Profile

Timothy Sullivan

Biography

Tim has a BSc in Environmental Science from UCC and completed his PhD within the Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub, the School of Chemical Sciences and the National Center for Sensor Research at Dublin City University. He held several postdoctoral positions at DCU before moving to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has now returned to UCC as a lecturer in Environmental Science.

Research Interests

Tim’s main interests are at the interface between marine and aquatic chemistry, analytical chemistry and materials science. He is interested in novel bio-inspired (and biomimetic) materials, climate change and the marine environment, and the use of sensors in environmental monitoring.  He has worked on aquatic microbial communities, biofilms and benthic diatoms, and development of novel materials for prevention of biological growth on materials, including nano-material based coatings, micro and nano-topographically structured surfaces and omniphobic materials.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Macroinvertebrates as a novel biomonitor for nanoparticles in freshwater systemsIrish Research Council01-OCT-1830-SEP-22€96,000.00
Less HG - Assessment of the environment and health impacts arising from mercury-free dental restorative materials (as collaborator).Environmental Protection Agency01-OCT-1801-OCT-20€150,000.00
Flexible Environmental Monitoring Platforms: FLEXIMON (as collaborator)Marine Institute01-APR-1801-APR-19€77,243.03
Antifouling Materials for Environmental Sensors (AMES)Irish Research Council€6,000.00
Royal Irish Academy (now re-named Charlemont Grants)Royal Irish Academy€2,500.00
Support for ICES ASC ConferenceMarine Institute21-AUG-1312-NOV-13€750.00
SmartBay Ireland National Infrastructure Access Program Award 2015Marine Institute€25,000.00
NAP 181 Antifouling materialsTyndall National Institute National Access Programme

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Validating citizen science monitoring of ambient water quality for the United Nations sustainable development goals'
Quinlivan, Lauren; Chapman, Deborah V.; Sullivan, Timothy (2020) 'Validating citizen science monitoring of ambient water quality for the United Nations sustainable development goals'. Science of The Total Environment, 699 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Antifouling and Fouling-Release Performance of Photo-Embossed Fluorogel Elastomers'
Kommeren, S., Guerin, A.J., Dale, M.L., Ferguson, J., Lyall, G., Reynolds, K.J., Clare, A.S., Bastiaansen, C.W. and Sullivan, T., (2019) 'Antifouling and Fouling-Release Performance of Photo-Embossed Fluorogel Elastomers'. Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering, 7 (11) [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'The freshwater isopod Asellus aquaticus as a model biomonitor of environmental pollution: A review'
O'Callaghan, I., Harrison, S. S. C., Fitzpatrick, D., & Sullivan, T. (2019) 'The freshwater isopod Asellus aquaticus as a model biomonitor of environmental pollution: A review'. Chemosphere, [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'The problem of agricultural diffuse pollution: Getting to the point'
Harrison, S;McAree, C;Mulville, W;Sullivan, T (2019) 'The problem of agricultural diffuse pollution: Getting to the point'. Science of The Total Environment, 677 :700-717 [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Cell Shape and Surface Colonisation in the Diatom Genus Cocconeis—An Opportunity to Explore Bio-Inspired Shape Packing?'
Timothy Sullivan (2019) 'Cell Shape and Surface Colonisation in the Diatom Genus Cocconeis—An Opportunity to Explore Bio-Inspired Shape Packing?'. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Occurrence of Selected Metals in Wastewater Effluent and Surface Water in Ireland'
Jones, L;Sullivan, T;Kinsella, B;Furey, A;Regan, F (2017) 'Occurrence of Selected Metals in Wastewater Effluent and Surface Water in Ireland'. Analytical Letters, 50 :724-737 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Marine diatom settlement on microtextured materials in static field trials'
T Sullivan and F Regan (2017) 'Marine diatom settlement on microtextured materials in static field trials'. Journal Of Materials Science, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Rapid Prototyped Biomimetic Antifouling Surfaces for Marine Applications'
O' Neill, Paul and Barrett, Alan and Sullivan, Timothy and Regan, Fiona and Brabazon, Dermot (2016) 'Rapid Prototyped Biomimetic Antifouling Surfaces for Marine Applications'. Materials Today, 3 (2):527-532 [Details]
(2016)'Versatile Self-Cleaning Coating Production Through Sol-Gel Chemistry'
Power, AC;Barrett, A;Abubakar, J;Suarez, LJ;Ryan, L;Wencel, D;Sullivan, T;Regan, F (2016) 'Versatile Self-Cleaning Coating Production Through Sol-Gel Chemistry'. Advanced Engineering Materials, 18 :76-82 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Tunable surface topography in fluoropolymers using photo-embossing'
Kommeren, S;Sullivan, T;Bastiaansen, CWM (2016) 'Tunable surface topography in fluoropolymers using photo-embossing'. RSC Advances, 6 :69117-69123 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Data analysis from a low-cost optical sensor for continuous marine monitoring'
Kevin Murphy, Timothy Sullivan, Brendan Heery, Fiona Regan (2015) 'Data analysis from a low-cost optical sensor for continuous marine monitoring'. Sensors And Actuators B: Chemicalsensors And Actuators B: Chemical, 214 :211-217 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'A low-cost autonomous optical sensor for water quality monitoring'
Murphy, K;Heery, B;Sullivan, T;Zhang, D;Paludetti, L;Lau, KT;Diamond, D;Costa, E;O'Connor, N;Regan, F (2015) 'A low-cost autonomous optical sensor for water quality monitoring'. Talanta, 132 :520-527 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Detection and classification of anomalous events in water quality datasets within a smart city-smart bay project'
Zhang, Dian and Sullivan, Timothy and Briciu Burghina, Ciprian Constantin and Murphy, Kevin and McGuinness, Kevin and O'Connor, Noel E and Smeaton, Alan F and Regan, Fiona (2014) 'Detection and classification of anomalous events in water quality datasets within a smart city-smart bay project'. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 7 (1\&2):167-178 [Details]
(2014)'Characterization and anti-settlement aspects of surface micro-structures from Cancer pagurus'
Sullivan, T;McGuinness, K;O'Connor, NE;Regan, F (2014) 'Characterization and anti-settlement aspects of surface micro-structures from Cancer pagurus'. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Determination of spatial and temporal variability of pH and dissolved oxygen concentrations in a seasonally hypoxic semi-enclosed marine basin using continuous monitoring'
Sultivan, T;Byrne, C;Harman, L;Davenport, J;McAllen, R;Regan, F (2014) 'Determination of spatial and temporal variability of pH and dissolved oxygen concentrations in a seasonally hypoxic semi-enclosed marine basin using continuous monitoring'. Analytical Methods, 6 :5489-5497 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Continuous high-frequency monitoring of estuarine water quality as a decision support tool: a Dublin Port case study'
Briciu-Burghina, C;Sullivan, T;Chapman, J;Regan, F (2014) 'Continuous high-frequency monitoring of estuarine water quality as a decision support tool: a Dublin Port case study'. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment, 186 :5561-5580 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Bioinspired synthetic macroalgae: Examples from nature for antifouling applications'
Chapman, J;Hellio, C;Sullivan, T;Brown, R;Russell, S;Kiterringham, E;Le Nor, L;Regan, F (2014) 'Bioinspired synthetic macroalgae: Examples from nature for antifouling applications'. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 86 :6-13 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Antifouling performances of macro-to micro-to nano-copper materials for the inhibition of biofouling in its early stages'
Chapman, James and Le Nor, Laurianne and Brown, Robert and Kitteringham, Eolann and Russell, Sonia and Sullivan, Timothy and Regan, Fiona (2013) 'Antifouling performances of macro-to micro-to nano-copper materials for the inhibition of biofouling in its early stages'. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1 (45):6194-6200 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'High resolution monitoring of episodic stratification events in an enclosed marine system'
Sullivan, T;Broszeit, S;O'Sullivan, KPA;McAllen, R;Davenport, J;Regan, F (2013) 'High resolution monitoring of episodic stratification events in an enclosed marine system'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 123 :26-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Antifouling performances of macro- to micro- to nano-copper materials for the inhibition of biofouling in its early stages'
Chapman, J;Le Nor, L;Brown, R;Kitteringham, E;Russell, S;Sullivan, T;Regan, F (2013) 'Antifouling performances of macro- to micro- to nano-copper materials for the inhibition of biofouling in its early stages'. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 1 :6194-6200 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Biomimetic Design Of Novel Antifouling Materials For Application To Environmental Sensing Technologies'
Sullivan, Tim and Regan, Fiona (2011) 'Biomimetic Design Of Novel Antifouling Materials For Application To Environmental Sensing Technologies'. [Details]
(2011)'The characterization, replication and testing of dermal denticles of Scyliorhinus canicula for physical mechanisms of biofouling prevention'
Sullivan T;Regan F; (2011) 'The characterization, replication and testing of dermal denticles of Scyliorhinus canicula for physical mechanisms of biofouling prevention'. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 6 (4) [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2017)'Biofouling And Biofilm Prevention On Aquatic Sensors'
T. Sullivan , A. Barrett, A.C. Power AND F. Regan (2017) 'Biofouling And Biofilm Prevention On Aquatic Sensors' In: P.S. Murthy (eds). Biofilms in Environment: Process Applications and their control. India: Narosa. [Details]
(2012)'Characterisation of Nano-antimicrobial Materials'
Sullivan, Timothy and Chapman, James and Regan, Fiona (2012) 'Characterisation of Nano-antimicrobial Materials' In: Springer. [Details]

Books

 YearPublication
(2012)Nanoparticles in anti-microbial materials: Use and characterisation.
Chapman, James and Regan, Fiona and Sullivan, Timothy (2012) Nanoparticles in anti-microbial materials: Use and characterisation. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2016)MATERIALS TODAY-PROCEEDINGS
O'Neill, P;Barrett, A;Sullivan, T;Regan, F;Brabazon, D (2016) Rapid prototyped biomimetic antifouling surfaces for marine applications MATERIALS TODAY-PROCEEDINGS , pp.527-532 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)OCEANS 2015-Genova
Zhang, Dian and Sullivan, Timothy and O'Connor, Noel E and Gillespie, Randy and Regan, Fiona (2015) Coastal fog detection using visual sensing OCEANS 2015-Genova , pp.1-5 [Details]
(2013)Martech 2013 5th International Workshop on Marine Technology
Sullivan, T and Regan, F (2013) Challenges and opportunities associated with monitoring marine anoxic zones with autonomous sensors \_an irish perspective Martech 2013 5th International Workshop on Marine Technology [Details]
(2013)Proceedings of the 2nd ACM international workshop on Multimedia analysis for ecological data
Zhang, Dian and O'Connor, Edel and Sullivan, Timothy and McGuinness, Kevin and Regan, Fiona and O'Connor, Noel E (2013) Smart multi-modal marine monitoring via visual analysis and data fusion Proceedings of the 2nd ACM international workshop on Multimedia analysis for ecological data , pp.29-34 [Details]
(2013)Martech 2013 5th International Workshop on Marine Technology
Sullivan, T and Regan, F (2013) Can modification of surface topography represent a viable method of biofouling control in marine environments? Martech 2013 5th International Workshop on Marine Technology [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Combating bio-fouling of sensors and environmental platforms in the marine environment'
Regan, Fiona and Sullivan, Timothy and Briciu, Ciprian and Chapman, James (2011) 'Combating bio-fouling of sensors and environmental platforms in the marine environment' Instrument. Viewpoint, 11 . [Details]

Professional Activities

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Ocean Technology Member of Editorial Board-
Science Of The Total Environment Guest Editor-
Journal Of Marine Science And Engineering Guest Editor-
Aquaculture International Referee-
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Referee-
Colloids And Surfaces B-Biointerfaces Referee-

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Member and former committee member01-JAN-09 /
Association for Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Member/
Royal Society of Chemistry Member01-JAN-08 / 01-JAN-18
Global Lake Observation Network Member01-JAN-10 /

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Spanish FunctionalBasicFunctional

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Tim teaches widely in the undergraduate Environmental Science programme, and coordinates the undergraduate Environmental Sciences International residential field trips. He also contributes at postgraduate level to the MSc in Applied Environmental Geology and Co-ordinates the MRes in Environmental Sciences (more details here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/bees/courses/postgrad/mresenv/)

 

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2020Environmental Science Research Project EV4001Environmental Science Research Project
2020Environmental Monitoring and Assessment EV4002Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
2020Practical Environmental Science EV2001Practical Environmental Science
2020Principles of Environmental Assessment and Monitoring EV6011Principles of Environmental Assessment and Monitoring
2020Practical Data Analysis EV2003Practical Data Analysis
2020Freshwater Science EV3015Freshwater Science
2020Environmental Science in the Field EV3014Environmental Science in the Field
2020The Environment EV1002The Environment
2020Environmental Risk Assessment and Auditing EV4013Environmental Risk Assessment and Auditing

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