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Mercedes Vasquez

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Assistant Professor In Analytical Chemistry/ Student Exchange Coordinator
Chemical Sciences
X122
Glasnevin
Dublin 9

T: +35317007602
E: mercedes.vazquez@dcu.ie
Principal Investigator
National Centre For Sensor Research (Ncsr)

Principal Investigator
Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (Apt)

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Biography

Dr. Mercedes Vázquez is Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University (DCU), since 2014. She is also a principal investigator at the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR), DCU. She received her MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 1998. In 1999, she joined the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland) as an ERASMUS exchange student, where she continued till obtaining her PhD from Åbo Akademi in 2005. During this period, she worked on the development of potentiometric ion sensors based on conducting polymers for various applications such as chemical process control and clinical analysis. In 2006, she took up a postdoctoral position within the Centre for Bioanalytical Sciences (CBAS) at DCU, where she primarily focused on the development of analytical methods and technologies for the rapid screening of very complex media in biopharmaceutical processes. She then joined the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC), DCU, in 2009, where she coordinated a research program focused on the development of novel microfluidic platforms for a wide range of (bio)analytical applications, including biotechnology and environmental analysis. 

Research Interests

  • Miniaturisation and integration of analytical systems for environmental monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and in-process quality control
  • Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-CD devices for sample preparation, preconcentration and analysis
  • Fast prototyping methods such as 3D printing
  • Integration of particulate/monolithic stationary phases into microfluidic channels
  • Miniaturised electrochemical sensors (amperometric, potentiometric, conductimetric) and dual detection systems
  • Low-cost optical detection systems
  • Fast separation methods by capillary HPLC and microchip electrophoresis

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2014 'Developments of laser fabrication methods for lab-on-chip microfluidic multisensing devices'
A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Developments of laser fabrication methods for lab-on-chip microfluidic multisensing devices' In: S. Hashmi (eds). Comprehensive Materials Processing, Volume 13, Chapter 17. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. [Details]
2007 'Determination of Ca(II) in wood pulp using a calcium-selective electrode with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducer'
J. Bobacka, M. Vazquez, F. Sundfors, K. Mikhelson, A. Lewenstam, A. Ivaska (2007) 'Determination of Ca(II) in wood pulp using a calcium-selective electrode with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducer' In: Alegret, S., Merkoçi, A (eds). Electrochemical Sensor Analysis; Volume 2: Analytical Protocols: Potentiometric Sensors. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2005 Potentiometric Ion Sensors Based on Conducting Polymers - as ion-to-electron transducers and ion-selective membranes
Åbo Akademis Tryckeri (Ed.). (2005) Potentiometric Ion Sensors Based on Conducting Polymers - as ion-to-electron transducers and ion-selective membranes Abo Akademi University: Åbo Akademis Tryckeri, Åbo, Finland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Microchannel fabrication on cyclic olefin polymer substrates via1064 nm Nd:YAG laser ablation'
R. McCann, K. Bagga, R. Groarke, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2016) 'Microchannel fabrication on cyclic olefin polymer substrates via1064 nm Nd:YAG laser ablation'. Applied Surface Science, 387 :603-608 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Extreme Ultraviolet Surface Modification of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for Surface Structuring and Wettability Control'
I.U. Ahad, H. Fiedorowicz, B. Bunder, T.J. Kaldonski, M. Vázquez, A. Bartnik, D. Brabazon (2016) 'Extreme Ultraviolet Surface Modification of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for Surface Structuring and Wettability Control'. Acta Physica Polonica A, 129 :241-243 [Details]
2015 'Laser assisted synthesis of carbon nanoparticles with controlled viscosities for printing applications'
K. Bagga and R. McCann and M. Wang and A. Stalcup and M. Vázquez and D. Brabazon (2015) 'Laser assisted synthesis of carbon nanoparticles with controlled viscosities for printing applications'. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 447 :263-268 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'In vitro fibroblast and pre-osteoblastic cellular responses on laser surface modified Ti-6Al-4V'
E. Chikarakara, P. Fitzpatrick, E. Moore, T. Levingstone, L. Grehan, C. Higginbotham, M. Vázquez, K. Bagga, S. Naher, D. Brabazon (2015) 'In vitro fibroblast and pre-osteoblastic cellular responses on laser surface modified Ti-6Al-4V'. Biomedical Materials, 10 :015007-(1-11) [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Focussed ion beam serial sectioning and imaging of monolithic materials for 3D reconstruction and morphological parameter evaluation'
M. Vazquez , D. Moore , X. He , A. Ben Azouz, E. Nesterenko, P. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Focussed ion beam serial sectioning and imaging of monolithic materials for 3D reconstruction and morphological parameter evaluation'. The Analyst, 139 :99-104 [Details]
2014 'Fast Fabrication Process of Microfluidic Devices Based on Cyclic Olefin Copolymer'
A. Ben Azouz, S. Murphy, S. Karazi, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Fast Fabrication Process of Microfluidic Devices Based on Cyclic Olefin Copolymer'. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 29 :93-99 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Liquid Phase – Pulsed Laser Ablation: A route to fabricate different carbon nanostructures'
A. Al-Hamaoy, E. Chirakara, H. Jawad, K. Gupta, D. Kumar, M.S. Ramachandra Rao, S. Krishnamurthy, M. Morshed, E. Fox, D. Brougham, X. He, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Liquid Phase – Pulsed Laser Ablation: A route to fabricate different carbon nanostructures'. Applied Surface Science, 302 :141-144 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Advances in three-dimensional rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices for biological applications'
P.F. O'Neill, A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, S. Marczak, Z. Slouka, H.C. Chang, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Advances in three-dimensional rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices for biological applications'. Biomicrofluidics, 8 :052112-(1-11) [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Permeability of rapid prototyped artificial bone scaffold structures'
M. Lipowiecki, M. Ryvolová, A. Töttösi, N. Kolmer, S. Naher, S.A. Brennan, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) 'Permeability of rapid prototyped artificial bone scaffold structures'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 102 :4127-4135 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Laser processing of quartz for microfluidic device fabrication'
A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2012) 'Laser processing of quartz for microfluidic device fabrication'. ADVANCED MATERIALS RESEARCH, 445 :436-441 [Details]
2011 'Sample extraction, preconcentration and purification in centrifugal CD micro-fluidic platforms'
M. Vázquez, F. Shang, J. Omamogho, D. Brabazon, J. Glennon, B. Paull (2011) 'Sample extraction, preconcentration and purification in centrifugal CD micro-fluidic platforms'. TRAC-TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 30 :1575-1586 [Details]
2011 'Versatile capillary column temperature control using a thermoelectric array based platform'
D. Collins, E. Nesterenko, D. Connolly, M. Vázquez, M. Macka, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2011) 'Versatile capillary column temperature control using a thermoelectric array based platform'. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 83 :4307-4313 [Details]
2010 'The use of scanning contactless conductivity detection for the characterisation of stationary phases in micro-fluidic chips'
Z. Walsh, M. Vázquez, F. Benito-Lopez, B. Paull, M. Macka, F. Svec, D. Diamond (2010) 'The use of scanning contactless conductivity detection for the characterisation of stationary phases in micro-fluidic chips'. Lab on a Chip, 10 :1777-1780 [Details]
2010 'Recent and advanced applications of monoliths and related porous polymer gels in micro-fluidic devices'
M. Vázquez, B. Paull (2010) 'Recent and advanced applications of monoliths and related porous polymer gels in micro-fluidic devices'. Analytica Chimica Acta, 668 :100-113 [Details]
2010 'Dual contactless conductivity and amperometric detection on hybrib PDMS/glass electrophoreis microchips'
M. Vázquez, C. Frankenfeld, W.K.T. Coltro, E. Carrilho, D. Diamond, S.M. Lunte (2010) 'Dual contactless conductivity and amperometric detection on hybrib PDMS/glass electrophoreis microchips'. THE ANALYST (PRINT), 135 :96-103 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Potentiometric sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) doped with sulfonated calix[4]arene and calix[4]resorcarenes'
M. Vázquez, J. Bobacka, M. Luostarinen, K. Rissanen, A. Lewenstam, A. Ivaska (2005) 'Potentiometric sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) doped with sulfonated calix[4]arene and calix[4]resorcarenes'. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY (PRINT), 9 :312-319 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Potentimetric sensors for Ag+ based on poly(3-octylthiophene) (POT)'
Vázquez M., Bobacka J., Ivaska A. (2005) 'Potentimetric sensors for Ag+ based on poly(3-octylthiophene) (POT)'. JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE ELECTROCHEMISTRY (PRINT), 9 :865-873 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Solution-cast films of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducers in all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'
M. Vázquez, P. Danielsson, J. Bobacka, A. Lewenstam, A. Ivaska (2004) 'Solution-cast films of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducers in all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 97 :182-189 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Small volume radial flow cell for all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'
M. Vázquez, J. Bobacka, A. Ivaska, A. Lewenstam (2004) 'Small volume radial flow cell for all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'. Talanta, 62 :57-63 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Influence of oxygen and carbon dioxide on the electrochemical stability of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) used as ion-to-electron transducer in all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'
M. Vázquez, J. Bobacka, A. Ivaska, A. Lewenstam (2002) 'Influence of oxygen and carbon dioxide on the electrochemical stability of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) used as ion-to-electron transducer in all-solid-state ion-selective electrodes'. SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL, 82 :7-13 [DOI] [Details]
2001 'Determination of Na+, K+, Ca2+ and Cl- ions in wood pulp using ion-selective electrodes'
M. Vázquez, K. Mikhelson, S. Piepponen, J. Rämö, M. Sillanpää, A. Ivaska, A. Lewenstam, J. Bobacka (2001) 'Determination of Na+, K+, Ca2+ and Cl- ions in wood pulp using ion-selective electrodes'. Electroanalysis, 13 :1119-1124 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 NANOBIOSYSTEMS: PROCESSING, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS IX, San Diego, California, USA
K. Bagga, R. McCann, Q. Brasi, J. Coussy, A. Stalcup, M. Vazquez, D. Brabazon (2016) Laser-assisted synthesis of ultrapure nanostructures for biological sensing applications NANOBIOSYSTEMS: PROCESSING, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS IX, San Diego, California, USA [DOI] [Details]
2015 38th Matador 2015, Huwei, Taiwan
R. McCann, K. Bagga, E. McCarthy, A. Al-Hamaoy, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) Carbon nanoparticle functionalisation of laser textured polymer surfaces for chemical and biological speciation 38th Matador 2015, Huwei, Taiwan , pp.54-60 [Details]
2015 SPIE Photonics West 2015, San Francisco, USA
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) Laser micro-engineering of functionalised cyclic olefin polymers for microfluidic applications SPIE Photonics West 2015, San Francisco, USA , pp.93511N-(1-7) [DOI] [Details]
2010 EPS 2010, Dublin, Ireland
A. Ben Azouz, D. Brabazon, M. Vázquez, M. Macka, B. Paull (2010) Laser-induced Plasma and Glass Type Effects on the Process of Micro-channel Fabrication Using CO2 Laser EPS 2010, Dublin, Ireland , pp.1-4 [Details]
2010 21th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF 2010), Austin, Texas
A. Ben Azouz, R. O'Connor, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2010) Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Strip Processing for Freeform Fabrication of Multi-layered Microfluidic Sensing Systems 21th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF 2010), Austin, Texas [Details]
2010 Nanotech 2010, Anaheim, California
A. Ben Azouz, S.M. Karazi, D. Brabazon, M. Vázquez, M. Macka, B. Paull (2010) Effect of laser processing parameters and glass type on topology of micro-channels Nanotech 2010, Anaheim, California , pp.496-499 [Details]
2009 MicroTAS 2009, Jeju, Korea
M. Vázquez, F. Benito-López, J.L. García-Cordero, A.J. Ricco, D. Diamond (2009) Analysis of Biopharma Raw Materials by Electrophoresis Microchips with Contactless Conductivity Detection MicroTAS 2009, Jeju, Korea , pp.537-540 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Institute of Physics (IOP) Ireland Spring Meeting,
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) Confined atmospheric pulsed laser deposition of nanostructured ultrathin films. [Poster Presentation ], Institute of Physics (IOP) Ireland Spring Meeting, Belfast, North Ireland , 20-FEB-16 [Details]
2016 31st International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2016),,
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) Laser fabricated cyclic olefin polymer-based ultrathin layer chromatography platforms,. [Poster Presentation ], 31st International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2016),, Cork, Ireland , 28-AUG-16 - 01-SEP-16 [Details]
2016 4th Conference on Advanced Nanoparticle Generation and Excitation by Lasers in Liquids (ANGEL 2016),
K. Bagga, R. McCann, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) Laser assisted synthesis of carbon nanostructures with controlled viscosity for printing and biological sensing applications. [Poster Presentation ], 4th Conference on Advanced Nanoparticle Generation and Excitation by Lasers in Liquids (ANGEL 2016), Essen, Germany , 09-MAY-16 - 12-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Materials Science & Technology 2016,
K. Bagga, R. McCann, R. Groarke, B. Freeland, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2016) Laser assisted synthesis of ligand free nanostructures for sensing applications. [], Materials Science & Technology 2016, Salt Lake City, UT, USA , 23-OCT-16 - 27-OCT-16 [Details]
2016 SPIE Optics & Photonics 2016,
K. Bagga, R. McCann, F. O’Sullivan, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2016) Laser assisted synthesis of ultapure nanostructures for biological sensing applications. [Poster Presentation ], SPIE Optics & Photonics 2016, San Diego, California, USA , 28-AUG-16 - 01-OCT-16 [Details]
2015 21st Latin-American Symposium on Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Industrial Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Technology (LACE 2015),
M. Vázquez, A. Ben Azouz, D. Brabazon (2015) Internal laser processing of microfluidic channels in polymeric substrates. [Invited Oral Presentation], 21st Latin-American Symposium on Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Industrial Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Technology (LACE 2015), Cartagena, Colombia , 05-DEC-15 - 08-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 13th International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA 2015),
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2015) Confined atmospheric pulsed laser deposition of nanostructured ultrathin films. [Poster Presentation ], 13th International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA 2015), Cairns, Australia , 31-AUG-15 - 04-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 1st International Conference on Applied Surface Science (ICASS),
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) Picosecond Nd:YAG laser ablation of cyclic olefin polymer substrates for sensing platform fabrication. [], 1st International Conference on Applied Surface Science (ICASS), Shanghai, China , 27-JUL-15 - 30-JUL-15 [Details]
2015 SPIE Photonics West 2015,
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2015) Laser micro-engineering of functionalised cyclic olefin polymers for microfluidic applications. [Poster Presentation ], SPIE Photonics West 2015, San Francisco, USA , 07-FEB-15 - 12-FEB-15 [Details]
2015 38th MATADOR Conference,
R. McCann, K. Bagga, E. McCarthy, A. Al-Hamaoy, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2015) Carbon nanoparticle functionalisation of laser textured polymer surfaces for chemical and biological speciation. [], 38th MATADOR Conference, Huwei, Taiwan , 28-MAR-15 - 30-MAR-15 [Details]
2014 Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014),
R. McCann, P. O'Neill, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, D. Diamond, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2014) Deposition of gold-platinum nanoclusters onto thin film chromatography polymeric sheers for sensing applications. [Poster Presentation ], Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014), Taipei, Taiwan , 21-MAY-14 - 23-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 COST Action MP0903 (NANOALLOY) Conference,
R. McCann, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2014) Deposition of gold-platinum nanoclusters onto thin film chromatography polymeric sheers for sensing applications. [], COST Action MP0903 (NANOALLOY) Conference, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy , 05-APR-14 - 09-APR-14 [Details]
2014 Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014),,
P. F. O’Neill, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, S. Marczak, H. C. Chang, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) Direct fabrication methods for high pressure micro-total analysis systems. [], Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014),, Taipei, Taiwan , 21-MAY-14 - 23-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 NANOSMAT 2014,
A. Al-Hamaoy, M. Vázquez, E. Chikarakara, K. Bagga, H. Jawad, K. Gupta, D. Kumar, M. S. R. Rao, E. Fox, D. Brougham, D. Brabazon (2014) Fabrication of carbon nanostructures by liquid phase pulsed laser ablation. [], NANOSMAT 2014, Dublin, Ireland , 08-SEP-14 - 11-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 NANOSMAT 2014,
P. F. O'Neill, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) Direct fabrication methods for micro-total analysis systems. [Poster Presentation ], NANOSMAT 2014, Dublin, Ireland , 08-SEP-14 - 11-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Analytical Research Forum 2014 (ARF14),
R. McCann, K. Bagga, T. Peissker, X. He, E. Fox, D. Grandjean, M. van Bael, P. Lievens, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) Deposition of AuPt nanoclusters onto thin-film polymeric sheets for chromatographic application. [Poster Presentation ], Analytical Research Forum 2014 (ARF14), London, UK , 07-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 4th International Colloids Conference Surface Design & Engineering,
K. Bagga, R. McCann, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) ‘Green’ laser-based synthesis of carbon nanostructures with controlled morphology for biological sensing applications. [], 4th International Colloids Conference Surface Design & Engineering, Madrid, Spain , 15-JUL-14 - 18-JUL-14 [Details]
2014 NANOSMAT 2014,
R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon (2014) Characterisation of laser nano-textured and carbon nano-particle coated polymer surfaces. [Poster Presentation ], NANOSMAT 2014, Dublin, Ireland , 08-SEP-14 - 11-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014),,
P. F. O’Neill, M. Vázquez, J. Liu, S. Marczak, H. C. Chang, D. Diamond, D. Brabazon (2014) Direct fabrication methods for high pressure micro-total analysis systems. [], Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2014 (AMN2014),, Taipei, Taiwan , 21-MAY-14 - 23-MAY-14 [Details]
2014 ITP & LACE 2014,
M. Vázquez, R. McCann, K. Bagga, A. Stalcup, D. Brabazon (2014) Direct laser writing of microfluidic channels prepared on cyclic olefin polymer for biological applications. [Invited Oral Presentation], ITP & LACE 2014, Natal, Brazil , 04-OCT-14 - 08-OCT-14 [Details]
2014 1st Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment,
M. Vázquez (2014) Centrifugal microfluidic discs for solid-phase micro-extraction applications. [Invited Oral Presentation], 1st Caparica Christmas Conference on Sample Treatment, Caparica, Portugal , 08-DEC-14 - 10-DEC-14 [Details]
2013 HPLC 2013,
M. Vázquez, E. Duffy, X. He, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, E. P. Nesterenko, P. N. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2013) Centrifugal microfluidic disc integrating carbon monoliths for solid-phase micro-extraction. [Poster Presentation ], HPLC 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 16-JUN-13 - 20-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference 2013,
A. Rincon, Y. Wong K, F.A. Gomez, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2013) Optimization of centrifugal microfluidic disc design for separations via monolithic silica discs. [Poster Presentation ], Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference 2013, Washington D.C., USA , 28-FEB-13 - 02-MAR-13 [Details]
2013 Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials 2013,
M. Vázquez (2013) Overview of analytical methods developed within the Center for Bioanalytical Sciences for Raw Material Analysis. [Invited Oral Presentation], Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials 2013, Vienna, Austria , 17-JUN-13 - 20-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (EMRS 2013),
A. Al-Hamaoy, E. Chikarakara, R. Rao, S. Krishnamurthy, M. Morshed, E. Fox, D. Brougham, A. Morrissey, M. Vázquez, X. He, H. Jawad, D. Brabazon, (2013) Fabrication of carbon nanoparticles via liquid phase pulsed laser ablation of graphite. [], European Materials Research Society Spring Meeting (EMRS 2013), Strasbourg, France , 27-MAY-13 - 31-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 20th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase- Separation Techniques (ITP 2013),
M. Vázquez, X. He, E. Duffy, E. Vereshchagina, J. Ducrée, E. Nesterenko, P.N. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull, (2013) Solid-phase micro-extraction centrifugal microfluidic disc integrating carbon monolithic stationary phases. [], 20th International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase- Separation Techniques (ITP 2013), Tenerife, Spain , 06-OCT-13 - 09-OCT-13 [Details]
2012 15th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2012),
A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon, (2012) Fast fabrication process of cyclic olefin copolymer microfluidic sensing systems. [], 15th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2012), Wollongong, Australia , 23-SEP-12 - 26-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC 2012),
M. Vázquez, R. Padovani, E. Duffy, R. Gorkin, J. Alvarado, F.A. Gomez, J. Ducrée, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2012) Novel strategy for integration of micro-extraction columns in centrifugal microfluidic platforms. [], 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC 2012), Riva del Garda, Italy , 27-MAY-12 - 01-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials 2012,
Vazquez, M. (2012) Analysis of water-soluble vitamins in cell culture media used in biopharma production. [Invited Oral Presentation], Biopharmaceutical Raw Materials 2012, Cologne, Germany , 27-JUN-12 - 28-JUN-12 [Details]
2011 16th European Carbohydrate Symposium,
M. Vázquez, E. Nesterenko, P. Clarke, R. Thompson, B. O’Connor, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2011) Parallel analysis of glycoproteins using lectin-functionalised monolithic columns integrated in hybrid silicon/glass microfluidic chips. [Poster Presentation ], 16th European Carbohydrate Symposium, Sorrento, Italy , 03-JUL-11 - 07-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 14th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2011),
A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) Laser processing of quartz glass for the purpose of microfluidic device fabrication. [], 14th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2011), Istanbul, Turkey , 13-JUL-11 - 16-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 36th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2011),
A. Ben Azouz, X. He, D. Moore, M. Vázquez, E. Nesterenko, D. Collins B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) Carbon and polymer monolith FIB serial sectioning and imaging for 3D surface reconstruction and morphological parameter evaluation. [Poster Presentation ], 36th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2011), Budapest, Hungary , 19-JUN-11 - 23-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Photonics Ireland,
A. Ben Azouz, S. Karazi, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) Laser Processing of PMMA and Polycarbonate for the purpose of internal fabrication of microfluidic channels. [Poster Presentation ], Photonics Ireland, Malahide, Ireland , 07-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 11th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Analysis (APCE 2011),
E. Duffy, M. Vázquez, R. Gorkin, J. Ducrée, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2011) Centrifugally Driven Micro-Extraction on a Microfluidic Disc Integrating Porous Polymer Monoliths as Column Frits. [Poster Presentation ], 11th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Analysis (APCE 2011), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia , 27-NOV-11 - 30-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 6th Conference on Analytical Sciences Ireland (CASi 2011),
A. Ben Azouz, S. Karazi, M. Vázquez, B. Paull, D. Brabazon (2011) Internal laser processing of poly(methylmethacrylate) and polycarbonate for the purpose of microfluidic fabrication. [Poster Presentation ], 6th Conference on Analytical Sciences Ireland (CASi 2011), Dublin, Ireland , 21-FEB-11 - 22-FEB-11 [Details]
2010 TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2010,
Ben Azouz A., Brabazon D., Vázquez M., Macka M. (2010) Effect of laser processing parameters and glass type on topology of micro-channels. [Poster Presentation ], TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2010, Anaheim, California, U.S.A , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 The 2nd International Workshop on Analytical Miniaturization,
Vázquez M., Paull B. (2010) A NOVEL METHOD FOR IN SITU PREPARATION OF MONOLITHIC STATIONARY PHASES IN SPECIFIC AREAS OF MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS BY THERMALLY INITIATED POLYMERISATION. [Poster Presentation ], The 2nd International Workshop on Analytical Miniaturization, Oviedo, Spain , 07-JUN-10 - 08-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 The 21st International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium 2010,
Ben-Azouz A.,Brabazon D., Vázquez M., Macka M. and Paull B. (2010) Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Strip Processing for Freeform Fabrication of Multi-layered Microfluidic Sensing Systems. [], The 21st International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium 2010, Austin, Texas, USA , 09-AUG-10 - 11-AUG-10 [Details]
2010 Hamilton/Beaufort Symposium,
L. Doyle, M. Vázquez, B. Paull (2010) Packing of particulate columns in silicon/glass chips using micro-pillars as column frit. [], Hamilton/Beaufort Symposium, DCU, Dublin , 13-AUG-10 [Details]
2010 UNSCR 2nd Annual Symposium,
M. Vázquez, D. Collins, E. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2010) A novel method for in situ preparation of monolithic stationary phases in specific areas of microfluidic channels by thermally initiated polymerisation. [], UNSCR 2nd Annual Symposium, Dublin City University, Ireland , 29-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 ISC 2010,
M.Vázquez, D. Collins, E. Nesterenko, D. Brabazon, B. Paull (2010) Preparation of monoliths in glass/silicon microfluidic chips as stationary phases and frits for column packing. [], ISC 2010, Valencia, Spain , 12-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 YMC: Research and Innovations conference,
A. Ben Azouz, M. Vázquez, D. Brabazon and B. Paull (2010) Development Of Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Multilayered Microfluidic Passive Mixers. [], YMC: Research and Innovations conference, Sketty Hall, Near Swansea University, Wales , 17-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 35th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2010),
Collins D., Moyna A., Vazquez M., Brabazon D., Paull B., Macka M. (2010) Generation of temperature gradients and longitudinal profiles along LC capillary columns through the use of Peltier arrays and thermal imaging. [Poster Presentation ], 35th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques (HPLC 2010), Boston, USA , 19-JUN-10 - 24-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics,
Ben Azouz, A., Brabazon, D., Vázquez, M., Macka, M., and Paull, B. (2010) Laser-induced Plasma and Glass Type Effects on the Process of Micro-channel Fabrication Using CO2 Laser. [Poster Presentation ], 37th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Dublin, Ireland, , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 Faculty Research Day FRI2010,
A. Ben Azouz, D. Brabazon, M. Vázquez, M. Macka and B. Paull (2010) Effect of laser processing parameters and glass type on topology of micro-channels. [], Faculty Research Day FRI2010, Dublin City University, Ireland , 12-MAY-10 [Details]
2009 International Conference on Trends in Bioanalytical Sciences and Biosensors 2009 (ICTBSB 2009),
Vázquez M., Benito-López F., Diamond D. (2009) Application of Electrophoresis Microchips with Contactless Conductivity Detection to the Analysis of Biopharma Raw Materials. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Conference on Trends in Bioanalytical Sciences and Biosensors 2009 (ICTBSB 2009), Dublin, Ireland , 26-JAN-09 - 27-JAN-09 [Details]
2009 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences(MicroTAS 2009),
Vázquez M., Benito-López F., García-Cordero J.L., Ricco A.J., Diamond D. (2009) Analysis of Biopharma Raw Materials by Electrophoresis Microchips with Contactless Conductivity Detection. [Poster Presentation ], 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences(MicroTAS 2009), Jeju, Korea , 01-NOV-09 - 05-NOV-09 [Details]
2009 International Conference on Trends in Bioanalytical Sciences and Biosensors 2009 (ICTBSB 2009),
Benito-López F., Vázquez M., García-Cordero J.L., Diamond D. (2009) Analysis of Water-soluble Vitamins in Biopharma Raw Materials by Electrophoresis Micro-chips with Contactless Conductivity Detection. [Poster Presentation ], International Conference on Trends in Bioanalytical Sciences and Biosensors 2009 (ICTBSB 2009), Dublin, Ireland , 26-JAN-09 - 27-JAN-09 [Details]
2009 Pittcon 2009,
Vázquez M., Frankenfeld C., Coltro W.K.T., Carrilho E., Diamond D., Lunte S. M. (2009) Dual Electrochemical Detection on Hybrid PDMS/glass Electrophoresis Microchips. [Poster Presentation ], Pittcon 2009, Chicago, USA , 08-MAR-09 - 13-MAR-09 [Details]
2008 GlycoSciences Ireland Launch,
Vázquez M., Benito-López F., Diamond D.,Alwael H., Connolly D., Paull B. (2008) Advanced Separations and Microfluidic Platforms. [], GlycoSciences Ireland Launch, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland , 08-APR-08 - 08-APR-08 [Details]
2008 Pittcon 2008,
Vazquez M., Diamond D. (2008) Application of Contactless Conductivity Detection in the Analysis of Non-UV Absorbing Water-Soluble Vitamins by Capillary LC. [], Pittcon 2008, New Orleans, USA , 03-MAR-08 - 07-MAR-08 [Details]
2007 Pittcon 2007,
Vazquez, M.; Lunte, S.; Diamond, D. (2007) Application of Contactless Conductivity Detection in Bioprocess Monitoring. [], Pittcon 2007, Chicago- USA , 25-FEB-07 - 02-MAR-07 [Details]
2005 4th Baltic Conference on Electrochemistry,
Bobacka, J.; Vazquez, M., Mousavi, Z.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A.; (2005) Potentiometric sensors for silver based on conductive polymers. [], 4th Baltic Conference on Electrochemistry, Greifswald- Germany , 13-MAR-05 - 16-MAR-05 [Details]
2005 International Conference on Electrochemical Sensors, Matrafured 2005,
Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J.; Ivaska, A.; (2005) Potentiometric sensors for Ag+ based on chemically and electrochemically polymerized poly(3-octylthiophene). [Poster Presentation ], International Conference on Electrochemical Sensors, Matrafured 2005, Matrafured- Hungary , 13-NOV-05 - 18-NOV-05 [Details]
2004 10th International Conference on Electroanalysis (ESEAC 2004),
Vazquez, M.; Danielsson, P.; Bobacka, J.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2004) Solution-cast films of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as solid contact material in ion-selective electrodes. [Poster Presentation ], 10th International Conference on Electroanalysis (ESEAC 2004), Galway- Ireland , 06-JUN-04 - 10-JUN-04 [Details]
2003 54th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry,
Bobacka, J.; Mousavi, Z.; Vazquez, M.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2003) Potentiometric ion sensors based on conducting polymers doped with sulfonated calixarenes. [], 54th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Sao Pedro- Brazil , 31-AUG-03 - 05-SEP-05 [Details]
2003 International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2003),
Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2003) Conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene doped with sulfonated calix[4]resorcarene; Ag+-selective sensor. [Poster Presentation ], International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2003), Paris- France , 16-JUN-03 - 20-JUN-03 [Details]
2003 International Workshop on Electrochemistry of Electroactive Materials (WEEM-2003),
Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J.; Lewenstam. A.; Ivaska, A. (2003) A comparative study of potentiometric ion sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) doped with sulfonated calix[4]arene and calix[4]resorcarene. [Poster Presentation ], International Workshop on Electrochemistry of Electroactive Materials (WEEM-2003), Bad Herrenalb- Germany , 22-JUL-03 - 27-JUL-03 [Details]
2002 53rd Annual Meeting for the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE 2002),
Bobacka, J.; Vazquez, M.; Sundfors, F.; Soedergard, M.; Lewenstam, A.; Ivaska, A. (2002) Potentiometric ion sensors based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as ion-to-electron transducer. [], 53rd Annual Meeting for the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE 2002), Dusseldorf- Germany , 15-SEP-02 - 20-SEP-02 [Details]
2002 9th International Conference on ElectroAnalysis (ESEAC 2002),
Vazquez, M.; Bobacka, J., Ivaska, A., Lewenstam, A. (2002) Small-volume radial flow cell for all-solid-sate ion-selective electrodes. [Poster Presentation ], 9th International Conference on ElectroAnalysis (ESEAC 2002), Cracow- Poland , 09-JUN-02 - 13-JUN-02 [Details]
2000 8th International Conference on ElectroAnalysis (ESEAC 2000),
Bobacka, J., Mikhelson, K.; Vazquez, M.; Ivaska, A., Lewenstam, A. (2000) Determination of ions in wood pulp by ISESs. [Poster Presentation ], 8th International Conference on ElectroAnalysis (ESEAC 2000), Bonn- Germany , 11-JUN-00 - 15-JUN-00 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Technology & Innovation Development Training Award Science Foundation Ireland
2012 NCSR Photo Competition 2012 - Theme: Science and Sensors. 1st Prize NCSR, DCU
2002 Award for the best oral presentation Graduate School of Materials Research, Finland

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Member of the Spanish Research Society in Ireland (SRSI) Treasurer /
Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) Member /
California Separation Science Society (CASSS) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre Management Committee Member 2016 / Ongoing
National Centre for Sensor Research Management Committee Member 2015 / Ongoing

Outreach Activities

  Description

47th International Chemistry Olympiad, Baku, Azerbaijan, 20-29 July, 2015, Mentor

SciFest 2016, DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 6 May, 2016, Judge

International Junior Science Olympiad, Bali, Indonesia, 2-11 December, 2016, Leader

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2/2016 Chemistry Lab & Spectros Workshop CS257Chemistry Lab & Spectros Workshop
2/2016 Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Lab CS260Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Lab
2/2016 Physical Chemistry Laboratory CS253Physical Chemistry Laboratory
2/2016 INTRA alternative module FSH302INTRA alternative module
1/2016 Organisation, Visualisation, Validation and Presentation of Laboratory Data CS207Organisation, Visualisation, Validation and Presentation of Laboratory Data
1/2016 Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Species CS351Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Species
1/2016 Analytical Laboratory CS356Analytical Laboratory
1/2016 Pharmaceutical Laboratory CS357Pharmaceutical Laboratory
1/2016 Advanced Analytical Applications CS409Advanced Analytical Applications
1/2016 Analytical Techniques for Science Education CS458Analytical Techniques for Science Education
1/2016 Advanced Analytical Techniques CS551AAdvanced Analytical Techniques