Svetlana Tretsiakova-Mcnally

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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 198 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20002019
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Personal profile

Biography

Svetlana Tretsiakova-McNally has a BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry from the Belarusian State University (Belarus). She was awarded her PhD in Polymer Chemistry, by the Belarusian Academy of Sciences in 2007.

In 2009, Svetlana commenced her post-doctoral research career at Ulster University within the Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT), where she worked on the project studying the effects of nano- and molecularly-dispersed additives on the flame retardance of chain-growth polymers, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. In 2016, she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Svetlana was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemistry in 2017.

Research Interests

Svetlana’s research interests focus on: polymer, organic, analytical and combustion chemistries. Her research expertise encompasses flame retardant and smart polymers, organic/inorganic hybrid compositions, water purification technologies, cellulose derivatives, sustainable materials including ligno-cellulosic bio-adsorbents and geopolymer cement/concrete, waste recycling/management and alternative energy sources.

She publishes in the fields of polymer science, colloid chemistry, materials, sustainability and waste management. She has co-authored over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.

She has been involved in the European research projects such as HyResponse and the European H2FC infrastructure where she organised the technical schools in hydrogen and fuel cell.

Teaching Interests

Svetlana coordinates chemistry and mathematics modules, Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Ulster University

1 Sep 201530 Apr 2016

PhD, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

1 Sep 200218 May 2007

Bachelor, Belarusian State University

1 Sep 199231 May 1997

External positions

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), The Royal Society

Northern Ireland committee member, The Royal Society

STEMNET ambassador

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • fire retardants, combustion, polymers, polysaccharides, organic synthesis, water chemistry, analysis, environmental chemistry
  • ligno-cellulose

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Research Output 2000 2019

A LIGNO-CELLULOSIC BIO-ADSORBENT DERIVED FROM SAWDUST WASTE FOR THE REMOVAL OF MEROPENEM ANTIBIOTIC DISSOLVED IN WATER

Tretsiakova-McNally, S., Solan, B., Currie, R., Akinsanmi, O., Arnscheidt, J., McDermott, R. & Coleman, H. M., 31 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) European Waste Water Management Conference. Birmingham, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
antibiotics
substrate
water
sulfuric acid
aquatic environment

A Study of the Thermal Degradation and Combustion Characteristics of Some Materials Commonly Used in the Construction Sector

Solorzano, J. A. P., Moinuddin, K. A. M., Tretsiakova-McNally, S. & Joseph, P., 7 Nov 2019, In : Polymers. 11, 11, 1833.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pyrolysis
Calorimetry
Thermogravimetric analysis
Facades
Timber

Passive Fire Protection of Wood Substrates using Starch-based Formulations

Tretsiakova-McNally, S., Le Douarin, A., Joseph, P., Ukleja, S. & Thomas, A., 25 Jun 2019, p. P.5. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
starch
substrate
colloid
coating
inorganic salt

Removal of contraceptive pill and HRT residues from water using ligno-cellulosic material

Coleman, H. M., O’Sullivan, H., Murphy, C., Arnscheidt, J., Akinsanmi, O. & Tretsiakova-McNally, S., 16 Jul 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File
hormone
replacement
aquatic environment
sugar cane
testosterone
Open Access
File
antibiotics
adsorption
substrate
wastewater
sawdust

Activities 2010 2019

Polymers (Journal)

Svetlana Tretsiakova-Mcnally (Editor), Paul Joseph (Editor)
24 Jun 201930 Apr 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

A ligno-cellulosic bio-adsorbent derived from sawdust waste for the removal of meropenem antibiotic dissolved in water

Svetlana Tretsiakova-Mcnally (Speaker)
16 Jul 201917 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Passive Fire Protection of Wood Substrates using Starch-based Formulations

Svetlana Tretsiakova-Mcnally (Participant)
26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Other

Polymers (Journal)

Svetlana Tretsiakova-Mcnally (Editor), Paul Joseph (Editor)
21 Jun 201821 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF)

Svetlana Tretsiakova-Mcnally (Visiting researcher)
23 Jan 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Thesis

The use of geopolymer cement for road surface applications

Author: Wilkinson, A., May 2018

Supervisor: Magee, B. (Supervisor), Tretsiakova-Mcnally, S. (Supervisor) & Woodward, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis