MESA investigates the effects and applications of materials in the environment. Our research tackles important environmental issues using a combination of interdisciplinary thinking and a focus on real-world application.

Current group members incorporate diverse expertises including analytical chemistry, ecotoxicology, environmental sensing, materials science and nano-fabrication. The group benefits from direct contact with the university's varied research ecosystem and world-class infrastructure, as well as ties with other national and international institutes.

Our current research primarily focuses on the following topics:

  • Novel materials for environmental applications
  • Novel methods for the detection of emerging contaminants in the environment
  • Conceptualisation and characterisation of environmental processes

MESA is based in the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences (BEES), University College Cork, Ireland.

Contact Us

Individual members of the team can be contacted directly by email or phone, as listed on each member’s page.

For general queries or information, contact Tim Sullivan.
Email: timothy.sullivan@ucc.ie
Phone: +353 (0)21 490 4662

Alternatively, postal correspondence can be addressed to:

Dr Tim Sullivan
MESA Research Group,
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES),
University College Cork,
Distillery Fields Campus,
North Mall,
Cork T23 TK30,

Materials & Environmental Science Applications

Grúpa Taighde d'Ábhair & Feidhmeanna Eolaíocht Chomhshaoil

School of BEES, University College Cork, Cork Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, T23 TK30

Funding Sources