Dr Kevin McGuigan

kmcguigan@rcsi.ie

Dr Kevin McGuigan PhD (DCU 1989), BSc (NUIM 1985), FInstP is a Senior Lecturer in the RCSI Dept. of Physiology & Medical Physics. He teaches on the Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy programmes and is the director of the Solar Disinfection Research Group which develops appropriate technology interventions against waterborne disease in developing countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, S. Africa and Cambodia funded by the EU and the Irish govt. Kevin is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, has supervised to completion 6 PhD and 3 MSc projects and has published over 50 refereed articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the Chairman of the Institute of Physics of Ireland (March 2011-March 2013). He has supervised 6 PhD and 2 MSc students to completion.

Relevant Publications:(§ P.I., * Corresponding/senior Author)

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION FOR REFEREED PUBLICATION

  1. Fernández-Ibáñez P, du Preez M, Mosler HJ. Ubomba-Jaswa E, Fernández-Ibáñez P, Conroy RM, McGuigan KG§. Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS): A review from bench-top to roof-top. Journal of Hazardous Materials. April. 2012.
  2. Fisher MB, Keane D, Pillai S, Fernández-Ibáñez P, Colreavy J, Hinder SJ, McGuigan KG§*. Solar photocatalytic remediation of chemical and bacterial contaminants in drinking water using N- and Cu-doped visible light active titania. Journal of Hazardous Materials. April. 2012.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. du Preez M, Conroy RM, McGuigan KG§*. Response to Comment of Hunter and colleagues on “A randomised intervention study of solar disinfection of drinking water (SODIS) in the prevention of dysentery in Kenyan children aged under 5 years”. Environmental Science & Technology. 2012;46:3036−3037. PMID: 22299656
  2. du Preez M, Conroy RM, McGuigan KG§*. Response to Comment of Arnold and colleagues on “A randomised intervention study of solar disinfection of drinking water (SODIS) in the prevention of dysentery in Kenyan children aged under 5 years”. Environmental Science & Technology. 2012. ;46:3033−3034. PMID: 22299603
  3. du Preez M, Conroy RM, Ligondo S, Hennessy J, Elmore-Meegan M, Soita A, McGuigan KG§*. Solar disinfection of drinking water (SODIS) in the prevention of dysentery in Kenyan children aged under 5 years. Environmental Science & Technology. 2011, 45 (21), pp 9315–9323. PMID:21936492
  4. Polo-López MI, Fernández-Ibáñez P*, Ubomba-Jaswa E, Navntoft C, McGuigan KG, Dunlop PSM, Byrne JA. Elimination of water pathogens with solar radiation using an automated sequential batch CPC Reactor. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 2011;196:16-21.
  5. McGuigan KG§*, Samaiyar P, du Preez M, Conroy RM. A high compliance randomised controlled field trial of solar disinfection (SODIS) of drinking water and its impact on childhood diarrhoea in rural Cambodia. Environmental Science & Technology. 2011;45(18):7862-7867. PMID: 21827166
  6. du Preez M, McGuigan KG*§, Conroy RM. Solar disinfection of drinking water (SODIS) in the prevention of dysentery in South African children aged under 5 years: the role of participant motivation. Environmental Science and Technology. 2010;44(22):8744-9. PMID: 20977257
  7. Dunlop PSM; Sheeran CP; Byrne AJ§; Boyle MA; McGuigan KG§. Inactivation of clinically relevant pathogens by photocatalytic coatings. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry. 2010:216; 303–310.
  8. Ubomba-Jaswa E*, Fernández-Ibáñez P*, McGuigan KG §. A preliminary Ames-fluctuation assay assessment of the genotoxicity of drinking water that has been solar disinfected in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Journal of Water & Health. 2010;8(4):712-719. PMID: 20705982
  9. Curran JN*, McGuigan KG, O’Broin E. A case of deep burns while diving the Lusitania. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2010, 63(7): e579-e581. PMID: 20056502
  10. Ubomba-Jaswa E, Fernández-Ibáñez P*, Navntoft C, Polo-López MI, McGuigan KG§*. Investigating the microbial inactivation efficiency of a 25 litre batch solar disinfection (SODIS) reactor enhanced with a compound parabolic collector (CPC) for Household Use. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 2010;85: 1028-1037.
  11. Mosnier JP*, O’Haire RJ, McGlynn E, Henry MO, McDonnell S, Boyle MAG, McGuigan KG. ZnO thin films grown by pulsed-laser deposition on soda lime glass substrates for the ultraviolet inactivation of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. 2009;10: 045003. doi:10.1088/1468-6996/10/4/045003.
  12. Gómez-Couso H*, Fontán-Sainz M, Fernández-Alonso J, McGuigan KG, Ares-Mazás E*. Effect of radiation intensity and water turbidity on the survival of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts during simulated solar disinfection. Acta Tropica. 2009, 112(1):43-8. PMID: 19539587
  13. Ubomba-Jaswa E, Navntoft C, Polo MI, Fernández-Ibáñez P*, McGuigan KG§*. Solar disinfection of drinking water (SODIS): An investigation of the effect of UVA dose on inactivation efficiency. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2009;8(5): 587-595. PMID: 19424529.
  14. Lantagne D, Meierhofer R, Allgood G, McGuigan KG, Quick R. Comment on “Point of Use Household Drinking Water Filtration: A Practical, Effective Solution for Providing Sustained Access to Safe Drinking Water in the Developing World”. Environmental Science & Technology. 2009;43(3):968-969. PMID: 19245044.
  15. Navntoft C, Ubomba-Jaswa E, McGuigan KG, Fernández-Ibáñez P*. Enhancement of batch solar disinfection (SODIS) using non-imaging reflectors. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: Biol. 2008;93:155-161. PMID: 18835188
  16. Boyle M, Sichel C, Fernández-Ibáñez P, Arias-Quiroz GB, Iriarte-Puña M, McGuigan KG§*. Bactericidal effect of solar water disinfection under real sunlight conditions. Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 2008;74(10):2997-3001. PMID: 18359829.
  17. Murphy PJP*, McGuigan KG§, Walsh M, Colreavy M. Investigation of a glottal related harmonics-to-noise ratio and spectral tilt as indicators of glottal noise in synthesized and human voice signals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2008;123(3):1642-1652. PMID: 18345852.
  18. Ubomba-Jaswa E, Boyle MAR, McGuigan KG§*. Inactivation of enteropathogenic E. coli by solar disinfection (SODIS) under simulated sunlight conditions. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2008;101:1-4 (online) doi:10.1088/1742-6596/101/1/012003.
  19. Méndez-HermidaF*, Ares-Mazás E, McGuigan KG, Boyle M, Sichel C, Fernández-Ibáñez P. Disinfection of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in drinking water using natural sunlight and the photocatalyst TiO2. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: 2007;88: 105-111. PMID: 17624798
  20. Al Touati F, Cassidy J*, McGuigan KG§. A novel TiO2/PVC layer for use in a photoelectrochemical cell. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells. 2007;91:740-744.
  21. Al Touati F, McGuigan KG, Cassidy J*. An experiment using a simple photoassisted fuel cell designed to remediate simulated wastewater. Journal of Chemistry Education 2007;84(2): 299-302.
  22. Oliver, LM*; Dunlop, PSM; Byrne, JA; Blair, IS; Boyle, M; McGuigan, KG; McAdams, ET. An impedimetric sensor for monitoring the growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Conference Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering Medicine & Biology Society. 2006;1:535-538. PubMed I.D 17946403
  23. Heaselgrave W, Patel N, Kehoe SC,Kilvington S, McGuigan KG§*. Solar disinfection of poliovirus and Acanthamoeba polyphaga cysts in water – a laboratory study using simulated sunlight. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2006;43(2):125-130. PubMed I.D. 16869893
  24. McGuigan KG§*, Méndez-Hermida F, Castro-Hermida JA, Ares-MazásE, Kehoe SC, Boyle M, Sichel C, Fernández-Ibáñez P, Meyer BP, Ramalingham S, Meyer EA. Batch solar disinfection (SODIS) inactivates oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum and cysts of Giardia muris in drinking water. J Applied Microbiology. 2006;101(2):453-463. PubMed I.D. 16882154
  25. Méndez-Hermida F, Castro-Hermida JA, Ares-MazásE, Kehoe SC, McGuigan KG§*. Effect of batch process solar disinfection (SODIS) on the survival of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in drinking water. Applied Microbiology 2005;71(3):1653-4. PubMed I.D. 15746372
  26. Lonnen J, Kilvington S, KehoeSC, Al Touati F, McGuigan KG§*. Solar and photocatalytic disinfection of protozoan, fungal and bacterial microbes in drinking water. Water Research. 2005;39(5):877-883. PubMed I.D. 15743634
  27. Duffy EF, Al Touati F, Kehoe SC, McLoughlin OA, Gill L, Gernjak W, Oller I, Maldonado MI, Malato S, Cassidy J, Reed RH, McGuigan KG§*. A novel TiO2-assisted solar photocatalytic batch-process disinfection reactor for the treatment of biological and chemical contaminants in domestic drinking water in developing countries. Solar Energy 2004;77(5):649-655.
  28. McLoughlin OA, KehoeSC, McGuiganKG, Duffy EF, Al Touati F, GernjakW, Oller I, Malato S, Gill LW*. Solar disinfection of contaminated water: a comparison of three small-scale reactors. Solar Energy 2004;77(5):657-664.
  29. KehoeSC*, Barer MR, Devlin L, McGuigan KG. Batch process solar disinfection is an efficient means of disinfecting drinking water contaminated with Shigella dysenteriae Type I. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 2004;38(5):410-414. PubMed I.D. 15059213
  30. Conroy RM*, Elmore-Meegan M, Joyce TM, McGuigan KG, Barnes J. Use of solar disinfection protects children under 6 years from cholera. Archive of Disease in Children, 2001:85, 293-295. PubMed I.D. 11567937
  31. Wegelin M*, Canonica A, Alder A, Suter M, Bucheli TD, Haefliger OP, Zenobi R, McGuigan KG, Kelly MT, Ibrahim P, Larroque M. Does sunlight change the material and content of PET bottles? Journal of Water Science Research & Technology – Aqua 2001;50,125-135.
  32. KehoeSC, Joyce TM, Ibrahim P, GillespieJB, ShaharRA, McGuigan KG§*. Effect of agitation, turbidity, aluminium foil reflectors and volume on inactivation efficiency of batch-process solar disinfectors. Water Research 2001;35(4):1061-1065. PubMed I.D. 11235872
  33. Smith RJ*, Kehoe SC, McGuigan KG§, Barer MR. Effects of simulated solar disinfection on infectivity of Salmonella typhimurium. Letters in Applied Microbiology 2000; 31(4):284-288. PubMed I.D. 11068908
  34. McGuigan KG§*, McGlynn E, O’Cairbre F, Love J, Henry MO. Piezo-spectroscopic induced perturbations for defects in cubic crystals under uniaxial stress applied along arbitrary low symmetry crystal directions. Journal of Physics: C. 2000; 12:31, 7055-7068.
  35. Conroy RM*, Elmore-Meegan M, Joyce TM, McGuigan KG, Barnes J. Use of sunlight to reduce risk of diarrhoeal disease in Maasai children. An update. Archive of Disease in Children, 1999; 81: 337-338. PubMed I.D. 10490440
  36. Henry MO*, Alves E, Bollmann J, Burchard A, Deicher M, Fianciulli M, Forkel-Wirth D, Knopf MH, Lindner S, Magerle R, McGlynn E, McGuigan KG, Soares JC, Stotzler A, Weyer G. Radioactive isotope identifications of Au and Pt luminescence centres in silicon. Physica Status Solidi (b) 1998; 210:853-858.
  37. McGuigan KG§*, Joyce TM, Conroy RM, Gillespie JB, Elmore-Meegan M. Solar disinfection of drinking water contained in transparent plastic bottles: characterizing the bacterial inactivation process. Journal of Applied Microbiology 1998;84(6):1138-1148. PubMed I.D. 9717300
  38. Frehill CA, Henry MO*, McGlynn E, Daly SE, Deicher M, Magerle R, McGuigan KG, Safanov A, Lightowlers EC. Novel luminescence centres in cadmium doped silicon. Materials Science Forum 1997;258-263:521-526.
  39. Conroy RM*, Elmore-Meegan M, Joyce TM, McGuigan KG, Barnes J. Solar disinfection of drinking water and incidence of diarrhoea in Maasai children: a controlled field trial. The Lancet 1996;348:1695-97. PubMed I.D. 8973432
  40. McGlynn E*, Henry MO, McGuigan KG, Do Carmo MC. A photoluminescence study of cadmium-related defects in oxygen-rich silicon. Physics Review B 1996;54(14):494-503. PubMed I.D. 9985454
  41. Daly SE*, Henry MO, McGuigan KG, Do Carmo MC. A complex luminescent defect in Be-doped oxygen-rich silicon. Semiconductor Science Technology 1996;11:996-1001.
  42. McGuigan KG*, Henry MO, Campion JD, Daly, SE. McGlynn E, Do Carmo MC. A series of closely related axial defects of monoclinic I and rhombic I symmetry in oxygen-rich, zinc-doped silicon. Semiconductor Science Technology 1996;11:930-934.
  43. Joyce TM, McGuigan KG§*, Elmore-Meegan M, Conroy RM. Inactivation of faecal bacteria in drinking water by solar heating. Applied Environmental Microbiology 1996;62(2):399-402. PubMed I.D. 8593045
  44. Daly SE*, McGlynn E, Henry MO, Campion JD, McGuigan KG, Do Carmo MC, Nazare MH. The complexing of oxygen with the group II impurities Be, Cd and Zn in silicon. Materials Science Engineering B 1996;36(1-3):116-119.
  45. Joyce TM, McGuigan KG§*, Elmore-Meegan M, Conroy RM. Prevalence of enteropathogens in stools of rural Maasai children under five years of age in the Maasailand region of the Kenyan Rift Valley. East African Medical Journal 1996;73:59-62. PubMed I.D. 8625866
  46. Daly SE*, McGlynn E, Henry MO, Campion JD, McGuigan KG, Do Carmo MC, Nazare MH. Oxygen complexing with group II impurities in silicon. Materials Science Forum 1995;196-201:1303-1308.
  47. Henry MO*, Campion JD, McGuigan KG, Lightowlers EC, Do Carmo MC, Nazare MH. A photo-luminescence study of Zn-O complexes in silicon. Semiconductor Science Technology 1994;9:1375-1381.
  48. McCarren AL*, Ruskin HJ, McGuigan KG, Henry MO. Piezo-spectroscopic data analysis: a P.C. tool. Proceedings of the I.E.E.-A, Science & Measurement Technology 1994;141:185-189.
  49. Campion JD, McGuigan KG*, Henry MO, Nazare MH. Photoluminescence of a berylium related defect in silicon. Materials Science Forum 1993;117-118:177-182.
  50. Campion JD, McGuigan KG, Henry MO*, Nazare MH. Photoluminescence due to Zn-O complexes in silicon. Materials Science Forum 1993; 117-118:519-520.
  51. O’Morain C, McGuigan KG§*, Henry MO, Campion JD. A simple apparatus for uniaxial piezo‑ spectroscopic measurements. Measurement Science & Technology 1992;3:337-339.
  52. Hughes GJ*, Roberts L, Henry MO, McGuigan KG, Morgan GP, Glynn T. An investigation of the passivating effects of hydrogen sulphide on the GaAs(100) surface. Materials Science Engineering 1991; B9:37‑41.
  53. Henry MO*, McGuigan KG, Do Carmo MC, Nazare MH, Lightowlers EC. A photoluminescence investigation of local‑mode vibrations of the beryllium pair centre in silicon. Journal of Physics: C 1990;2:9697‑9700.
  54. Do Carmo MC*, McGuigan KG, Henry MO, Davies G, Lightowlers EC. Uniaxial stress and Zeeman measurements on the 943 meV luminescence band in silicon. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1990;163:273‑276.
  55. McGuigan KG*, Henry MO, Lightowlers EC, Nazare MH. Excitonic recombination at a transition metal related defect in silicon. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1990;163:299‑302.
  56. Henry MO*, Campion JD, McGuigan KG, Lightowlers EC, Thewalt MLW. A photo-luminescence study of zinc ‑ implanted silicon. Materials Science Engineering 1989;B4:201‑204.
  57. McGuigan KG*, Henry MO, Lightowlers EC, Do Carmo MC, Davies G. A uniaxial stress study of a copper related photoluminescence band in silicon. Materials Science Engineering 1989;B4:269‑272.
  58. McGuigan KG*, Henry MO, Lightowlers EC, Steele AG, Thewalt MLW. A new photoluminescence band in silicon lightly doped with copper. Solid State Communication 1988;68:7‑11.
  59. Henry MO*, Beckett DJ, Steele AG, Thewalt MLW, McGuigan KG. A zinc related isoelectronic bound exciton in silicon. Solid State Communication 1988;66:689‑694.
  60. Henry MO*, McGuigan KG, Barklie RC. Bound exciton recombination at Mn‑Zn pair centres in silicon. Solid State Communication 1987;64:31‑33.

 

BOOKS

  1. Ubomba-Jaswa E*, Fernández-Ibáñez P*, McGuigan KG.A study of the genotoxic implications and enhancement technologies for solar disinfection (SODIS) of drinking water. Ed CIEMAT,Madrid. December 2010, NIPO: 471-10-038-3. ISBN: 978-84-7834-648-6.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. McGuigan, K. G., Duffy, E. F, Al Touati, F., Kehoe, S. C., McLoughlin, O. A., Gill, L. W., Gernjak, W., Oller, I., Maldonado, M. I., Malato, S. and Reed, R. H. Inactivation of bacterial contaminants in drinking water using a novel batch-process TiO2-assisted solar photocatalytic disinfection (SPC-DIS) reactor for use in developing countries. (2004). In CIEMAT (Ed.), The Improving Human Potential Programme. Access To Research Infrastructures Activity. Research Results at Plataforma Solar de Almería Within the Year 2003 Access Campaign (pp. 69-78)Madrid,Spain: Ciemat. ISBN 8478344748
  2. Gill, L. W., McLoughlin, O. A., McGuigan, K. G., Duffy, E. F., Kehoe, S. C., Al Touati, F., Gernjak, W., Oller, I., Fernández-Ibáñez, P. and Malato, S. (2004). Solar disinfection of contaminated water: A comparison of three small-scale continuous flow reactors. In CIEMAT (Ed.), The Improving Human Potential Programme. Access To Research Infrastructures Activity. Research Results at Plataforma Solar de Almería Within the Year 2003 Access Campaign (pp. 53-61). Madrid,Spain: Ciemat. ISBN 8478344748.

 

PATENTS

  1. British Patent Application No. 0411960.8. “Water purification: a method for purifying liquids.” (May 2004).

 

EDITOR

  1. Radiation Damage in Biomolecular Systems: Proceedings of the 4th International RADAM Conference, Dublin, June, 2007. J Phys Conf Ser. Editor: McGuigan KG. Publ.Institute ofPhysics,BristolUK. (2008). ISSN 1742-6588.

 

INVITED EDITORIALS

  1. McGuigan KG*, Poulios I, Matzavinos D. “In Focus: Advanced Photochemical Disinfection”. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. 2010;85: 1027.
  2. McGuigan KG*, “Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water: Saving Lives with Sunlight”. European Photochemistry Association Newsletter. Dec. 2006, 20-23.
  3. McGuigan KG*, Kehoe SC. “Cooking the Waste”, Commentary on “Solar Disinfection of Infectious Biomedical Waste: A New Approach For Developing Countries” by V. Chitnis et al.” The Lancet. 2003; 362: 1251-1252. PubMed I.D. 14575964 . (PC = 75%).
  4. McGuigan KG*, Joyce TM, Conroy RM. Solar disinfection – using sunlight to decontaminate drinking water in developing countries. Journal of Medical Microbiology , 1999; 48: 785-787. PubMed I.D. 10482288 (PC = 50%).