• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr Patrick SM Dunlop is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Engineering and a member of the Engineering Research Institute at Ulster University. He is a Chartered Biologist with a strong academic background in applied science.  His research interests focus on 1) the design and application of nanomaterials for the disinfection of air, water/wastewater, 2) the production of self-cleaning and self-disinfecting medical devices/surfaces; 3) development of biological sensing technology, including rapid identification of organisms associated with antimicrobial resistance. Patrick has ongoing collaborative research with a range of leading Universities and Research Institutes through funding from ERSRC, GCRF, EU FP & Horizon programmes, the US-Ireland R&D Partnership (DELNI/SFI/NSF), US EPA, Royal Society, British Council, NATO and Invest NI - with extensive industrial collboaration developing a range of products and services.  Patrick attained a BSc in Applied Biochemical Sciences (1st Class Hons) in 1997 and a PhD in 2001 both from Ulster University.  He a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Judging Panel for the NESTA £10M Longitude Prize, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Antimicrobial Resistance Network, a chartered member of the Society of Biology serving a number of roles on the Northern Ireland Committee over the past 10 years.  Patrick was awarded the Ulster University Distinguished Research Fellowship Champion Award in 2019.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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