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Dr Raechelle D'Sa

Senior Lecturer in Antimicrobial Biomaterials Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Publications

2019

Effect of Polymer Demixed Nanotopographies on Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation (Journal article)

Fleming, G., Aveyard, J., Fothergill, J. L., McBride, F., Raval, R., & D'Sa, R. A. (2019). Effect of Polymer Demixed Nanotopographies on Bacterial Adhesion and Biofilm Formation. POLYMERS, 11(12). doi:10.3390/polym11121921

DOI: 10.3390/polym11121921

Antimicrobial nitric oxide releasing contact lens gels for the treatment of microbial keratitis. (Journal article)

Aveyard, J. L., Deller, R. C., Lace, R., Williams, R. L., Kaye, S. B., Kolegraff, K. N., . . . D'Sa, R. A. (2019). Antimicrobial nitric oxide releasing contact lens gels for the treatment of microbial keratitis.. ACS applied materials & interfaces. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b13958

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b13958

2018

The optimization and production of stable homogeneous amine enriched surfaces with characterized nanotopographical properties for enhanced osteoinduction of mesenchymal stem cells (Journal article)

Chen, R., Hunt, J. A., Fawcett, S., D'sa, R., Akhtar, R., & Curran, J. M. (2018). The optimization and production of stable homogeneous amine enriched surfaces with characterized nanotopographical properties for enhanced osteoinduction of mesenchymal stem cells. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART A, 106(7), 1862-1877. doi:10.1002/jbm.a.36383

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36383

2017

Nitric oxide releasing polymeric coatings for the prevention of biofilm formation (Journal article)

Fleming, G., Aveyard, J., Fothergill, J. L., McBride, F., Raval, R., & D'Sa, R. A. (2017). Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymeric Coatings for the Prevention of Biofilm Formation. POLYMERS, 9(11). doi:10.3390/polym9110601

DOI: 10.3390/polym9110601

Modified Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with a Dual Synergetic Antibacterial Effect (Journal article)

Michailidis, M., Sorzabal-Bellido, L., Adamidou, E. A., Diaz-Fernandez, Y. A., Aveyard, J., Wengier, R., . . . Shchukin, D. (2017). Modified Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with a Dual Synergetic Antibacterial Effect. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 9(44), 38364-38372. doi:10.1021/acsami.7b14642

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b14642

Linker-free covalent immobilization of nisin using atmospheric pressure plasma induced grafting (Journal article)

Aveyard, J., Bradley, J. W., Mckay, K., McBride, F., Donaghy, D., Raval, R., & D'Sa, R. A. (2017). Linker-free covalent immobilization of nisin using atmospheric pressure plasma induced grafting. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B, 5(13), 2500-2510. doi:10.1039/c7tb00113d

DOI: 10.1039/c7tb00113d

2016

Human Fetal Osteoblast Response on Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)/Polystyrene Demixed Thin Film Blends: Surface Chemistry Vs Topography Effects (Journal article)

D'Sa, R. A., Raj, J., Dickinson, P. J., McCabe, F., & Meenan, B. J. (2016). Human Fetal Osteoblast Response on Poly(Methyl Methacrylate)/Polystyrene Demixed Thin Film Blends: Surface Chemistry Vs Topography Effects. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 8(24), 14920-14931. doi:10.1021/acsami.5b08073

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b08073

2015

Human Fetal Osteoblast Response on Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)/Polystyrene Demixed Thin Film Blends: Surface Chemistry Vs Topography Effects (Journal article)

D'Sa, R. A., Raj, J., Dickinson, P. J., McCabe, F., & Meenan, B. J. (n.d.). Human Fetal Osteoblast Response on Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)/Polystyrene Demixed Thin Film Blends: Surface Chemistry Vs Topography Effects. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Protein, cell and bacterial response to atmospheric pressure plasma grafted hyaluronic acid on poly(methylmethacrylate) (Journal article)

D'Sa, R. A., Raj, J., Dickinson, P. J., McMahon, M. A. S., McDowell, D. A., & Meenan, B. J. (2015). Protein, cell and bacterial response to atmospheric pressure plasma grafted hyaluronic acid on poly(methylmethacrylate). JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 26(11). doi:10.1007/s10856-015-5586-0

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-015-5586-0

Human mesenchymal stem cell response to poly(epsilon-caprolactone/poly(methyl methacrylate) demixed thin films (Journal article)

Khattak, M., Pu, F., Curran, J. M., Hunt, J. A., & D'Sa, R. A. (2015). Human mesenchymal stem cell response to poly(epsilon-caprolactone/poly(methyl methacrylate) demixed thin films. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 26(5). doi:10.1007/s10856-015-5507-2

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-015-5507-2

Human mesenchymal stem cell response to poly(ε-caprolactone/poly(methyl methacrylate) demixed thin films (Journal article)

Khattak, M., Pu, F., Curran, J. M., Hunt, J. A., & D’Sa, R. A. (2015). Human mesenchymal stem cell response to poly(ε-caprolactone/poly(methyl methacrylate) demixed thin films. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 26(5). doi:10.1007/s10856-015-5507-2

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-015-5507-2

2014

Solar Photocatalytic Disinfection of Water using Titanium Dioxide Graphene Composites (Journal article)

Fernandez-Ibanez, P., Polo-Lopez, M. I., Malato, S., Hamilton, J. W. J., Wadhwa, S., Dunlop, P. S. M., . . . D'Sa, R. (2014). Solar Photocatalytic Disinfection of Water using Titanium Dioxide Graphene Composites. Chemical Engineering Journal. Retrieved from doi:%2010.1016/j.cej.2014.06.089

2012

Atmospheric pressure plasma induced grafting of poly(ethylene glycol) onto silicone elastomers for controlling biological response (Journal article)

D'Sa, R., Raj, J., McMahon, M. A. S., McDowell, D. A., Burke, G. A., & Meenan, B. J. (2012). Atmospheric pressure plasma induced grafting of poly(ethylene glycol) onto silicone elastomers for controlling biological response. J Colloid Interface Sci, 375, 193-202.

Controlling the size and size distribution of gold nanoparticles: A design of experiment study (Journal article)

Kumar, D., Meenan, B. J., Mutreja., D'Sa, R., & Dixon, D. (2012). Controlling the size and size distribution of gold nanoparticles: A design of experiment study. International Journal of Nanoscience, 11, 1250023.

The role of enamel proteins in protecting mature human enamel against acidic environments: A double layer force spectroscopy study (Journal article)

Lubarsky, G. V., D'Sa, R., Deb, S., Meenan, B. J., & Lemoine, P. (2012). The role of enamel proteins in protecting mature human enamel against acidic environments: A double layer force spectroscopy study. Biointerphases, 7, 14-22.

2011

Inhibition of lens epithelial cell growth via immobilisation of hyaluronic acid on atmospheric pressure plasma modified polystyrene (Journal article)

D'Sa, R. A., Dickinson, P. J., Raj, J., Pierscionek, B. K., & Meenan, B. J. (2011). Inhibition of lens epithelial cell growth via immobilisation of hyaluronic acid on atmospheric pressure plasma modified polystyrene. Soft Matter, 7, 608-617.

Lens epithelial cell response to atmospheric pressure plasma modified poly(methylmethacrylate) surfaces (Journal article)

D'Sa, R., Burke, G. A., & Meenan, B. J. (2011). Lens epithelial cell response to atmospheric pressure plasma modified poly(methylmethacrylate) surfaces. J Mater Sci: Mater Med, 21, 1703-1712.

Nanoscale surface modifications to control capillary flow characteristics in PMMA microfluidic devices (Journal article)

Mukhopadhyay, S., Roy, S. S., D'Sa, R., Mathur, A., Holmes, R. J., & McLaughlin, J. A. D. (2011). Nanoscale surface modifications to control capillary flow characteristics in PMMA microfluidic devices. Nanoscale Res Lett, 6, 411-423.

Photolithographic structuring of stretchable conductors and sub-kPa pressure sensors (Journal article)

Tuinea-Bobe, C., Lemoine, P., Manzoor, M., Tweedie, M., D'Sa, R., Gehin, C., & Wallace, E. (2011). Photolithographic structuring of stretchable conductors and sub-kPa pressure sensors. J Micromech Microeng.

Protein adhesion and cell response on atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge-modified polymer surfaces (Journal article)

D'Sa, R. A., Burke, G. A., & Meenan, B. J. (2011). Protein adhesion and cell response on atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge-modified polymer surfaces. Acta Biomater, 6, 2609-2620.

Structural and surface energy analysis of nitrogenated ta-C films (Journal article)

Rahman, M. D. A., Soin, N., Maguire, P., D'Sa, R. A., Roy, S. S., Mahony, C. M. O., . . . McLaughlin, J. A. D. (2011). Structural and surface energy analysis of nitrogenated ta-C films. Thin Solid Films, 520, 294-301.

2010

Chemical grafting of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate onto polymer surfaces by atmospheric pressure plasma processing (Journal article)

D'Sa, R., & Meenan, B. J. (2010). Chemical grafting of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate onto polymer surfaces by atmospheric pressure plasma processing. Langmuir, 6, 1894-1903.

2003

Photochemistry of 1-(N, N-diethylamino) diazen-1-ium-1, 2-diolate: An experimental and computational investigation (Journal article)

Pavlos, C. M., Cohen, A. D., D'Sa, R. A., Sunoj, R., Wasylenko, W. A., Kapur, P., & al, E. (2003). Photochemistry of 1-(N, N-diethylamino) diazen-1-ium-1, 2-diolate: An experimental and computational investigation. J Amer Chem Soc, 125, 14934-14940.

Preparation and reactivity of O 2-sulfonated diazeniumdiolates (Journal article)

D'Sa, R. A., Wang, Y., Ruane, P. H., Showalter, B. M., Saavedra, J. E., Davies, K. M., & al, E. (2003). Preparation and reactivity of O 2-sulfonated diazeniumdiolates. J Org Chem, 68, 656-657.

2002

Controlled Photochemical Release of Nitric Oxide from O 2-Naphthylmethyl-and O 2-Naphthylallyl-Substituted Diazeniumdiolates (Journal article)

Bushan, K. M., Xu, H., Ruane, P. H., D'Sa, R. A., Pavlos, C. M., Smith, J. A., & al, E. (2002). Controlled Photochemical Release of Nitric Oxide from O 2-Naphthylmethyl-and O 2-Naphthylallyl-Substituted Diazeniumdiolates. J Amer Chem Soc, 124, 12640-12641.

Controlled photochemical release of nitric oxide from O2-benzyl substituted diazeniumdiolates (Journal article)

Ruane, P. H., Bushan, K. M., Pavlos, C. M., D'Sa, R., & Toscano, J. P. (2002). Controlled photochemical release of nitric oxide from O2-benzyl substituted diazeniumdiolates. J Amer Chem Soc, 124, 9806-9811.

2000

Acidity constants and reactivities of the benzidine and N, N-dimethylbenzidine dications, the two electron oxidation intermediates of benzidine carcinogens (Journal article)

McClelland, R. A., Ren, D., D'Sa, R., & Ahmed, A. R. (2000). Acidity constants and reactivities of the benzidine and N, N-dimethylbenzidine dications, the two electron oxidation intermediates of benzidine carcinogens. Can J Chem, 78, 1178-1185.

1999

Tautomers and conjugate base of the nitrenium ion derived from N-acetylbenzidine (Journal article)

Dicks, A. P., Ahmad, A. R., D'Sa, R., & McClelland, R. A. (1999). Tautomers and conjugate base of the nitrenium ion derived from N-acetylbenzidine. J Chem Soc Perkin Trans II, 1, 1-3.