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Tia Keyes

Principal Investigator
Tia Keyes is full professor (Chair) of Physical Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences, where she has been a member of academic staff since 2002. Her research interests lie in the fields of molecular spectroscopy & photophysics and in supramolecular & interfacial chemistry. She is particularly interested in applications of these fields to biological problems, including cell imaging/environmental mapping, cell capture, sensing and membrane mimetics.
Tia’s research team ( are based between the School of Chemical Sciences and the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIPI) which is housed within The National Centre for Sensor Research  Tia is also a member of the Water Institute at DCU.To date, Tia is author/co-author of over 210 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has supervised/co-supervised 27 graduate students to PhD completion well as 3 MScs.
Tia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.Present and past collaborators include: Prof. Paul Murphy, NUIG, Prof Jim Rusling, University of Connecticut, Prof. Robert Forster, DCU, Prof. Alan M. Bond, Monash University, Australia, Dr Grace Morgan, UCD, Dr. James Rice, UCD. Dr. Tim McCormack, DKIT, Prof. Tony Wedd, University of Melbourne, Australia, Prof Niamh Moran RCSI, Dr Marc Devocelle, RCSI, Prof L Cronin, Univ Glasgow, UK, Prof. Mario Reuben, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Prof Conor Long, DCU, Prof Barry Lentz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Prof Emmanuel Iwuoha, Univ. of Western Cape, Prof Vickie McKee, Univ of Loughborough, Prof Jane Nelson.