About Professor Patrick Cullen

Developing atmospheric cold plasma technology for environmentally friendly chemistry and reactions

Supervised 20 PhD students to completion

Numerous PhD students have commenced academic and research careers of their own. One PhD graduate is CEO of a successful spin out company

Selected publications

·        Efficacy and mechanistic insights into Endocrine Disruptor degradation using atmospheric air plasma. C. Sarangapani, M. Danaher, Brijesh Tiwari, Peng Lu, Paula Bourke, P.J. Cullen. Chemical Engineering. 326, 700-714 ·        Achieving Reactive Species Specificity within Plasma Activated Water through Selective Generation using Air Spark and Glow Discharges. 2017. Peng Lu, Daniela Boehm, Paula Bourke, P J Cullen. Plasma Processes and Polymers;14:e1600207 ·        Non-invasive 3D and 360° optical imaging of micro-particles. Toufic El Arnaout and PJ Cullen. Scientific Reports. 7, 6384 ·        Pesticide degradation in water using atmospheric air cold plasma. 2016. C. Sarangapani, N.N. Misra, Vladimir Milosavljevic, Paula Bourke, Finbarr O’Regan, P.J. Cullen. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 9, 225-232 ·        Controlled Cytotoxicity of Plasma Treated Water Formulated by Open-Air Hybrid Mode Discharge. 2017. Peng Lu, Daniela Boehm, P J Cullen, Paula Bourke. Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 264102 ·        Spectroscopic investigation of a Dielectric Barrier Discharge in Modified Atmosphere Packaging. 2017. V. Milosavljevic, P.J. Cullen, European Physical Journal - Applied Physics. 80, 20801 ·        Feasibility of Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as an at-line validation tool for calcium determination in infant formula. 2017. Xavier Cama-Moncunill, Maria Markiewicz-Keszycka, Yash Dixit, Raquel Cama-Moncunill, Maria P. Casado-Gavalda, Patrick J. Cullen, Carl Sullivan. Food Control, 78, 304-310 ·        Ferric chloride assisted plasma pretreatment of lignocellulose. Rajeev Ravindran, Chaitanya Sarangapani, Swarna Jaiswal, P. J. Cullen, Amit K. Jaiswal. Bioresource Technology, 243, 327-334 ·        Characterization of cold plasma treated beef and dairy lipids using spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. 2017.Chaitanya Sarangapani, David Ryan Keogh, Julie Dunne, Paula Bourke, P.J. Cullen. Food Chemistry. 235, Pages 324-333 ·        Optimization of atmospheric air plasma for degradation of organic dyes in wastewater. Chaitanya Sarangapani, Y. Dixit, Paula Bourke, Carl Sullivan, P.J. Cullen. Water Science and Technology, 75 (1), 207-219