Dr Carol Crean

Senior Lecturer in Physical and Materials Chemistry
09:00 - 17:00



Carol received a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with German in 1997 and a PhD in Chemistry in 2002, both from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. After a short post-doctoral position at the National Centre for Sensor Research (DCU) she worked as a Research Fellow with Professor Gordon Wallace in the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong, Australia. With the support of a Marie Curie Reintegration Grant she returned to DCU in 2008 to work with Professor Richard O'Kennedy as a Research Fellow at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute. Carol commenced her position as a Lecturer in Physical/Materials Chemistry at the University of Surrey in 2011.

Research interests

Her research interests include:

  • Functionalising organic conductors such as carbon nanotubes and conducting polymers for applications including sensors and in the area of bionics
  • Materials development for diagnostics
  • Improving immunosensor performance using organic conductors
  • Improving the biocompatibility of organic conductors

Research collaborations


Dr Crean is scheduled to teach or demonstrate on the following modules

CHE1030 - Introduction to Analytical ChemistryCHE1031 - Transferable & Quantitative Skills ICHE2030 - Intermediate Analytical ChemistryCHE2025 - Intermediate Physical ChemistryCHE2026, CHEM021 - Spectroscopy

Departmental duties

Senior Professional Training Tutor

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Phone: +44 (0)1483 684380 / 688914 / 684378
Out-of-hours: +44 (0)7773 479911
Senate House, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

My teaching

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Postgraduate research supervision

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Publication highlights



Some are available (free pre-publisher versions) on the Chemical Sciences section of Surrey Scholarship on-line.