Anna Drury
Research Experimental Officer, Physics
Research Experimental Officer, Chemistry
Research Experimental Officer, Polymer Materials Research Unit

Biography

At present I am working as a Research Experimental Officer for the Materials Ireland Polymer Research Centre (2006-present) and in the group of Molecular Electronics and Nanotechnology (1988-present) headed by Prof Werner Blau. My previous employment includes proof reader for Springer Verlag, bookseller, Chemistry teacher and Science teacher.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

James J. Doyle, Valeria Nicolosi, Seán M. O'Flaherty, Damjan Vengust, Anna Drury, Dragan Mihailovic, Jonathan N. Coleman and Werner J. Blau, Nonlinear optical response of Mo6S4.5I4.5 nanowires , Chemical Physics Letters, 435, (1-3), 2007, p109 - 113 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Giordani, S., Bergin, S.D., Drury, A., Mhuircheartaigh, E.N., Coleman, J.N., Blau, W.J., Effect of solvents and dispersants on the bundle dissociation of single-walled carbon nanotube, AIP Conference Proceedings, ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES OF NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURES: XIX International Winterschool/Euroconference on Electronic Properties of Novel Materials, Kirchberg, Tirol; Austria, 12-19 March, 786 , 2005, pp232-235 Conference Paper, 2005 DOI

Ryan KP, Cadek M, Drury A, Ruether M, Blau WJ, Coleman JN , Carbon nanotube nucleated polymer crystallization , Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 13 , (Suppl. 1), 2005, p431 - 434 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Silvia Giordani, Shane D. Bergin, Anna Drury, Eimhin Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Manuel Ruther, Jonathan N. Coleman, and Werner J. Blau, Effect of solvent and dispersant on the bundle dissociation of single-walled carbon nanotube, Proceedings of SPIE, 5824, 2005, p42 - 49 Journal Article, 2005 DOI TARA - Full Text

Hodson, R.P., Strevens, A.E., Drury, A., Hörhold, H.H., Blau, W.J., Nanostructured metal filled porous alumina as an anode in polymer light-emitting diodes, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering , Opto-Ireland 2005: Nanotechnology and Nanophotonics, Dublin, 5-6 April, edited by Blau W.J.,Kennedy D.,Colreavy J. , 5824, SPIE, 2005, pp114-122 Conference Paper, 2005 DOI

Lipson SM, Coleman JN, Drury A, O'Brien DF, Blau WJ, Cadby AJ, Lane PA, Bradley DDC , Alternating and direct current characterization and photoinduced absorption studies of modified conjugated polymer thin films , Journal of Applied Physics, 95, (11), 2004, p6138 - 6144 Journal Article, 2004 TARA - Full Text

Kevin P Ryan, Stephen M. Lipson; Anna Drury; Martin Cadek; Manuel Ruether; Sean M. O' Flaherty; Valerie Barron; Brendan McCarthy; Hugh J. Byrne; Werner J. Blau; Jonathan N. Coleman, Carbon Nanotube Nucleated Crystallinity in a Conjugated Polymer Based Composite, Chemical Physics Letters, 391, (4-6), 2004, p329 - 333 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Gallani, JL, Bonomme, L, Drury, A, Blau, WJ, Photosensitive magnetism of radicals coupled with carbon nanotubes, Organic Electronics, 4, (1), 2003, p15-20 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Drury, A, Maier, S, Ruther, M, Blau, WJ, Investigation of different synthetic routes to and structure-property relationships of poly(m-phenylenevinylene-co-2,5-dioctyloxy-p-phenylenevinylene), Journal of Materials Chemistry, 13, 2003, p485-490 Journal Article, 2003 DOI TARA - Full Text

SO Flaherty, SV Hold, M Cadek, A Drury , JN Coleman and WJ Blau, Resonant nonlinear optical response of multiwalled carbon nanotube dispersions, Journal of the Optical Society of America, 20, (1), 2003, p49 - 58 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Manaa, H, Henari, FZ, Al-Saie, A, Drury, A, Kobayashi, T, Blau, WJ, Light amplification and lasing in a (meta-phenylene vinylene) copolymer, Journal of Applied Physics, 93, (4), 2003, p1971 Journal Article, 2003 TARA - Full Text DOI

Margaret E. Brennan, Jonathan N. Coleman, Takeyuki Kobayashi, Anna Drury , Bernd Lahr , Marc in het Panhuis and Werner J. Blau, Nonlinear photoluminescence from van Hove singularities in multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Optics Letters, 28, 2003, p266 - 266 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Ryan, K.P., Lipson, S.M., O'Flaherty, S.M., Barron, V., Cadek, M., Drury, A., Byrne, H.J., (...), Coleman, J.N., Photoluminescence quenching and degradation studies to determine the effect of nanotube inclusions on polymer morphology in conjugated polymer-carbon nanotube composites, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (2), SPIE, 2002, pp361-368 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

Strevens, A.E., Lipson, S.M., Drury, A., Kröell, M., Hörhold, H.H., Blau, W.J., Nanowire array electrode structure for organic light emitting diodes, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (1), SPIE, 2002, pp168-175 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

M. Cadek, R. Murphy, B. McCarthy, A. Drury, B. Lahr, R. C. Barklie, M. in het Panhuis, J. N. Coleman and W. J. Blau, Optimisation of the arc-discharge production of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Carbon, 40, (6), 2002, p923 - 928 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Kiernan, G., Barron, V., Blond, D., Drury, A., Coleman, J., Murphy, R., Cadek, M., Blau, W., Characterisation of nanotube based artificial muscles materials, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (2), SPIE, 2002, pp775-782 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

B. McCarthy. J.N. Coleman, R Czerw, A.B. Dalton, M. in het Panhuis, A. Maiti, A.Drury, P. Bernier. J. Nagy, B. Lahr, H.J. Byrne, D.L. Carroll, W J .Blau, High-Yield, Nondestructive Purification and Quantification Method for Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, (12), 2002, p3087 - 3091 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

Kilbride B E, Coleman J N, Fraysse J, Fournet P, Cadek M, Drury A, Hutzler S, Roth S and Blau WJ, Experimental observation of scaling laws for alternating current and direct current conductivity in polymer-carbon nanotube composite thin films, Journal of Applied Physics, 92, (7), 2002, p4024 - 4030 Journal Article, 2002 TARA - Full Text

Fournet, P., Coleman, J.N., O'Brien, D.F., Lahr, B., Drury, A., Hörhold, H.-H., Blau, W.J., Enhanced brightness in organic light-emitting diodes using a carbon nanotube composite as an electron-transport layer, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices V, San Diego, 30 Jul - 1 Aug, edited by Kafafi Z.H. , 4464, 2002, pp239-247 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

O'Flaherty, S.M., Hold, S.V., Cadek, M., Drury, A., Coleman, J.N., Blau, W.J., Nanosecond nonlinear optical extinction in dispersed multi walled carbon nanotubes excited at 532 nm, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (2), 2002, pp750-757 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

Drury, A., Maier, S., Rüther, M., Blau, W.J., Property-structure relationships of some derivatives of poly (m-phenylene vinylene), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (2), SPIE, 2002, pp740-749 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

Lipson, S.M., Cadby, A.J., Coleman, J.N., Lane, P.A., Drury, A., O'Brien, D.F., Bradley, D.D.C., Blau, W.J., Optical and electrical studies of modified conjugated polymer films, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (1), SPIE, 2002, pp350-360 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

Murphy, R., Coleman, J.N., O'Flaherty, S.M., Cadek, M., McCarthy, B., Drury, A., Barklie, R.C., Blau, W.J., Comparative study of two polymer carbon nanotube composites using electron paramagnetic resonance and transmission electron microscopy, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, Galway, 5-6 Sept, edited by Glynn T.J. , 4876, (2), 2002, pp659-666 Conference Paper, 2002 DOI

B. McCarthy, J. N. Coleman, R. Czerw, A. B. Dalton, M. in het Panhuis, A. Maiti, A. Drury, P. Bernier, J. B. Nagy, B. Lahr, H. J. Byrne, D. L. Carroll, and W. J. Blau, A Microscopic and Spectroscopic Study of Interactions between Carbon Nanotubes and a Conjugated Polymer, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, (9), 2002, p2210 - 2216 Journal Article, 2002 DOI

A.B. Dalton, J.N. Coleman, M.I.H. Panhuis, B. McCarthy, A. Drury and W.J. Blau et al., Controlling the optical properties of a conjugated co-polymer through variation of backbone isomerism and the introduction of carbon nanotubes, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 144, (1), 2001, p31 - 41 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

P. Fournet, J. N. Coleman, B. Lahr, A. Drury, and W. J. Blau, D. F. O'Brien, H.-H. Hörhold, Enhanced brightness in organic light-emitting diodes using a carbon nanotube composite as an electron-transport layer, Journal of Applied Physics, 90, (2), 2001, p969 - 975 Journal Article, 2001 TARA - Full Text

A. B. Dalton, B. Paci, K. Henderson, G. Chambers, B. McCarthy, J. N. Coleman, A. Drury, C. Fiorini, J. -M. Nunzi, W. J. Blau and H. J. Byrne, Isomerism and inter-chain effects in a semi-conjugated co-polymer, poly(m-phenylenevinylene-co-2,5-dioctyloxy-p-phenylenevinylene, Synthetic Metals, 119, (1-3), 2001, p557 - 558 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Fournet, P., Kobayashi, T., Coleman, J.N., O'Brien, D.F., Lahr, B., Drury, A., Blau, W.J., Hörhold, H.-H., A carbon nanotube composite as an electron-transport layer in organic light-emitting diodes, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe , Baltimore, MD; United States, 6-11 May, 2001, pp34-35 Conference Paper, 2001

Coleman, J.N., O'Brien, D.F., Dalton, A.B., McCarthy, B., Lahr, B., Drury, A., Barklie, R.C., Blau, W.J., Measurement of nanotube content in pyrolytically generated carbon soot, Chemical Communications, 20, 2000, p2001 - 2002 Journal Article, 2000 TARA - Full Text

Henderson, K. , Kretsch, K.P. , Drury, A. , Maier, S. , Davey, A.P. , Blau, W. , Byrne, H.J., Correlation of molecular vibrational structure with luminescent quantum yields, Synthetic Metals, 111-112, 2000, p559 - 561 Journal Article, 2000 URL DOI

Maier, S. , Davey, A.P. , Drury, A. , Byrne, H.J. , Blau, W., Mono- and polycyclic aromatic polymers - synthesis and properties, Synthetic Metals, 101, (1), 1999, p31 - 32 Journal Article, 1999 URL DOI

Curran, S. , Davey, A.P. , Coleman, J. , Dalton, A. , McCarthy, B. , Maier, S. , Drury, A. , Gray, D. , Brennan, M. , Ryder, K. , Lamy De La Chapelle, M. , Journet, C. , Bernier, P. , Byrne, H.J. , Carroll, D. , Ajayan, P.M. , Lefrant, S. , Blau, W., Evolution and Evaluation of the Polymer Nanotube Composite, Synthetic Metals, 103, (1-3), 1999, p2559 - 2562 Journal Article, 1999 DOI

Drury, A, Burbridge, S, Davey, AP, Blau, WJ, Poly(5-tert-butyl)benzothiophene: a soluble form of polyisothianaphthene with a large nonlinear optical response, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 8, 1998, p2353-2355 Journal Article, 1998 TARA - Full Text DOI

Seamus A. Curran , Pulickel M. Ajayan, Werner J. Blau, David L. Carroll, Johnathan N. Coleman, Alan B. Dalton, Andrew P. Davey, Anna Drury, Brendan McCarthy, Stephanie Maier, Adam Strevens, A Composite from Poly(m-phenylenevinylene-co-2,5-dioctoxy-p-phenylenevinylene) and Carbon Nanotubes: A Novel Material for Molecular Optoelectronics, Advanced Materials, 10, (14), 1998, p1091 - 1093 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

Curran, S., Roth, S., Davey, A.P., Drury, A., Blau, W. , Photoconduction and photovoltaic effects from a conjugated polymer poly-tert-butyl-isothionaphthalene, Synthetic Metals, 83, (3), 1997, p239 - 243 Journal Article, 1997 URL DOI

S. J. Burbridge; H. Page; A. Drury; A. P. Davey; J. Callaghan; W. Blau , Nonlinear Optical Properties of a Soluble Form of Polyisothionaphthene, Journal of Modern Optics, 41, (6), 1994, p1217 - 1225 Journal Article, 1994 URL DOI

Research Expertise

Keywords

Analytical chemistry; Applied physics; Asbestos; Carbon nanostructures; Ceramic materials and powders; Chemicals/Materials; Composite materials; Conducting polymer films; Electrochemistry; Environment (Health/Safety/Medical); Environmental Chemistry; Health and Safety Education; Health and Safety Standards, Environment; High School Education; Inorganic Chemistry; Materials technology, engineering; Molecular electronics; Nanochemistry; Nanotechnology; Nanotubes; Organic chemistry; Photochemistry and photophysics; Plastics; Polymer technology, biopolymers; Polymers; Science Education; Semiconductor physics and technologies; Spectroscopy; Surface and interface physics; Surface chemistry; Synthesis and new molecules; Teacher Education; Undergraduate Education