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Journal Publications

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In Submission:

39. F. Chang, G.-L. Davies, “From 0D to 2D: Synthesis and bio-application of anisotropic magnetic nanomaterials”.

38. A. M. King, T. Insinna, C. Wells, Y. K. Gun’ko, G.-L. Davies “Magnetically driven preparation of 1-D nano-necklaces with strong MRI relaxation enhancement”.

37. J. Manning, C. Brambila, K. Rishi, G. Beaucage, G.-L. Davies, S. V. Patwardhan, “A quality-by-design approach to process intensification of bioinspired silica nanomaterial synthesis”.

36. V. G. Lewis, M. Botta, G.-L. Davies, “MRI as a kinetic tool: Investigating weak chemical interactions in solution”.


35. C.L.G. Harman, N. Mac Fhionnlaoich, A.M. King, C.J.R. Wells, J.R.H. Manning, P. Scholes, S. Guldin,* G.-L. Davies,* “Controlling the growth of SPION@SiO2 nanoparticles using design of experiments”, Materials Advances, 2022, 3, 6007-6018. DOI: 10.1039/D2MA00369D

34. Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, M.M.I. Rizk, R. Liang, C.J.R. Wells, P. Gurnani, F. Zhou, G.-L. Davies,* G.R. Williams,* “Thermo-responsive nano-in-micro particles for MRI-guided chemotherapy”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 2022, 134, 112716. DOI

33. Z. Zhang, L. Smith, W. Li, L. Jiang, F. Zhou,* G.-L. Davies,* G.R. Williams,* “Polydopamine-coated nanocomposite theranostic implants for MRI-guided localized chemotherapy”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2022, 615, 121493. DOI

32. Z. Zhang, R. Liang, G.-L. Davies,* G.R. Williams,* “Gadolinium doped layered double hydroxides for simultaneous drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging”, Journal of Cluster Science, 2022, DOI: 10.1007/s10876-022-02226-5.

31. Z. Zhang, F. Zhou, G.-L. Davies, G.R. Williams, “Theranostics for MRI-guided therapy: Recent developments”, View, 2022, 3(3), 20200134. DOI: 10.1002/VIW.20200134.


30. Z. Zhang, C. J. R. Wells, G.-L. Davies*, G.R. Williams,* “The effect of formulation morphology on stimuli-triggered co-delivery of chemotherapeutic and MRI contrast agents”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2021, 609, 121155. DOI: /

29. M. Strimaite, C.L.G. Harman, H. Duan, Y. Wang, G.-L. Davies, G.R. Williams, “Layered terbium hydroxides for simultaneous drug delivery and imaging”, Dalton Transactions, 2021, 50, 10275-10290. DOI

28. C.J. Dedman, M.M.I. Rizk, J. Christie-Oleza, G.-L. Davies*, “Investigating the impact of cerium oxide nanoparticles upon the ecologically significant marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus“, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.668097

27. C.J. Dedman, A.M. King, J. Christie-Oleza, G.-L. Davies*, “Environmentally relevant concentrations of titanium dioxide nanoparticles pose negligible risk to marine microbes”, Environmental Science – Nano, 2021, 8, 1236-1255. DOI. Cover art


26. C.J. Dedman, G.C. Newson, G.L. Davies*, J. Christie-Oleza*, “Mechanisms of silver nanoparticle toxicity on the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus under environmentally-relevant conditions”, Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 747, 141229. DOI

25. Z. Zhang, C.J.R. Wells, A.M. King, J.C. Bear, G.-L. Davies*, G.R. Williams*, “pH-responsive nanocomposite fibres allowing MRI monitoring of drug release”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2020, 8, 7264-7274. DOI

24. A.M. King, C. Bray, L. Bogart, S. Hall, J.C. Bear, S. Perrier, G.-L. Davies*, “Exploring precision polymers to fine-tune Magnetic Resonance Imaging properties of iron oxide nanoparticles”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science”, 2020, 579, 401-411. DOI

23. Y. Wang, Z. Zhang, Y. Abo-zeid, J.C. Bear, G.-L. Davies, X. Lei, G.R. Williams, “SiO2-coated layered gadolinium hydroxides for simultaneous drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2020, 286, 121291. DOI


22. C.L.G. Harman, M.A. Patel, S. Guldin, G.-L. Davies*, “Recent Developments in Pickering Emulsions for Biomedical Applications”, Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 39, 173-189. Special issue: Outstanding Young Researchers. DOI


21. G.-L. Davies,* J. Govan, R. Tekoriute, R. Serrano-Garcia, H. Nolan, D. Farrell, O. Hajatpoour, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Magnetically Activated Adhesives: Towards On-demand Magnetic Triggering of Selected Polymerisation Reactions”, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 7758-7764. DOI

20. G.-L. Davies,* J. O’Brien, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Rare Earth Doped Silica Nanoparticles via Thermolysis of a Single Source Metallasilsesquioxane Precursor”, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 45862. DOI


19. L. Ternent, D.A. Mayoh, M.R. Lees, G.-L.Davies*, “Heparin-stabilised Iron Oxide for MR Applications: A Relaxometric Study”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4, 3065. DOI. Part of Emerging Investigators 2016 Edition.


18. L.E. Wilkins, D.J. Phillips, R.C. Deller, G.-L. Davies, M.I. Gibson, “Synthesis and Characterisation of Glucose-Functional Glycopolymers and Gold Nanoparticles: Study of their Potential Interactions with Ovine Red Blood Cells”, Carbohydrate Research, 2015, 405, 47. Special issue on GlycoNanomaterials. DOI

17. G.-L. Davies, A. Brown, O. Blackburn, M. Tropiano, P.D. Beer, S. Faulkner, J.J. Davis, “Ligation Driven 19F Enhancement in Self-Assembled Ln(III) Complexes”, Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 2918. DOI

16. D.J. Phillips, G-L. Davies, M.I. Gibson, “Siderophore-Inspired Nanoparticle-based Biosensor for the Selective Detection of Fe3+”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2015, 3, 270. DOI Top 5 most downloaded articles’ December 2014.


15. D.J. Phillips, G-L. Davies, M.I. Gibson, “Isothermally-responsive Polymers Triggered by Selective Binding of Fe3+ to Siderophoric Catechol End-groups”, ACS Macro Letters, 2014, 3, 1225. DOI ‘Top 3 most downloaded articles’ December 2014.

14. F. Bertoli, G.-L. Davies, M. P. Monopoli, M. Moloney, Y. K. Gun’ko, A. Salvati, K.A. Dawson, “Magnetic Nanoparticles to Recover Cellular Organelles and Study the Time Resolved Nanoparticle-Cell Interactome throughout Uptake”, Small, 2014, 10 (16), 3307. DOI


13. G.-L. Davies, I. Kramberger, J.J. Davis, “Environmentally Responsive MRI Contrast Agents”, Chemical Communications, 2013, 49 (84), 9704. DOI

12. W.-Y. Huang, G.-L. Davies, J.J. Davis, “Engineering Cytochrome Modified Silica Nanoparticles to Induce Programmed Cell Death”, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2013, 19 (52), 17891. DOI

11. W.-Y. Huang, G.-L. Davies, J.J. Davis, “High Signal Contrast Gating with Biomodified Gd Doped Mesoporous Nanoparticles”, Chemical Communications, 2013, 49, 60. DOI


10. J.J. Davis, W.-Y. Huang, G.-L. Davies, “Location-tuned Relaxivity in Gd-doped Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 22848. DOI

9. S. McCarthy, G.-L. Davies, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Preparation of Multifunctional Nanoparticles and Their Assemblies”, Nature Protocols, 2012, 7, 1677. DOI

8. G.-L. Davies,* J.E. McCarthy, A. Rakovich, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Towards White Luminophores: Developing Luminescent Silica on the Nanoscale”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22, 7358. DOI

7. B.R. Prasad, G. Mullins, N. Nikolskaya, D. Connolly, T.J. Smith, V.A. Gérard, S.J. Byrne, G.-L. Davies, Y.K. Gun’ko, Y. Rochev, “Effects of Long-term Exposure of Gelatinated and Non-gelatinated Cadmium Telluride Quantum Dots on Differentiated PC12 cells”, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2012, 10, 4. DOI

6. C. Poland, F. Byrne, W.-S. Cho, A. Prina-Mello, F. Murphy, G.-L. Davies, J.M.D. Coey, Y. Gounko, R. Duffin, Y. Volkov, K. Donaldson, “Length Dependent Pathogenic Effects of Nickel Oxide Nanowires in the Lungs and the Peritoneal Cavity”, Nanotoxicology, 2012, 6 (8), 899. DOI


5. O. Gleeson, G.-L. Davies, A. Peschiulli, R. Tekoriute, Y.K. Gun’ko, S.J. Connon, “The Immobilisation of Chiral Organocatalysts on Magnetic Nanoparticles: the Support Particle Cannot Always be Considered Inert”, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 2011, 9, 7929. DOI

4. G.-L. Davies,* S.A. Corr, C.J. Meledandri, L. Briode, D.F. Brougham, Y.K. Gun’ko, “NMR Relaxation of Water in Nanostructures: Analysis of Ferromagnetic Cobalt-Ferrite Polyelectrolyte Nanocomposites”, ChemPhysChem, 2011, 12 (4), 772. DOI


3. A. Prina-Mello, Á.M. Whelan, A. Atzberger, J.E. McCarthy, F. Byrne, G.-L. Davies, J.M.D. Coey, Y. Volkov, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Comparative Flow Cytometric Analysis of Immunofunctionalized Nanoparticle and Nanowire Signatures”, Small, 2009, 6 (2), 247. DOI

2. G.-L. Davies, A. Barry, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Preparation and Size Optimisation of Silica Nanoparticles using Statistical Analyses”, Chemical Physics Letters, 2009, 468 (4-6), 239. DOI


1. J. McCarthy, Á.M. Whelan, G.-L. Davies, F. Byrne, J. Conroy, Y. Volkov, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Fabrication and Characterisation of Photonic Nanowires”, Proceedings SPIE, 2008, 7030, 703019. DOI



  • G.-L. Davies, J. Govan, R. Tekoriute, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Core-shell Nanoparticles and their use in Adhesive Formulations”, 2017, EP17180377.8.


  • G.-L. Davies, S.J. Byrne, Y.K. Gun’ko, “Phase Transfer Reactions”, 2013, WO/2013/030240 A1. DOI

Book Chapters


3. A. Alonso, G.L. Davies, A. Satti, J. Macanás Y.K. Gun’ko, M. Muñoz, D.N. Muraviev, “Intermatrix Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Stabilized Functional Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles”, Book: “Nanocomposites: In Situ Synthesis of Polymer-Embedded Nanostructures”, ISBN: 978-0-470-10952-6, Publisher: Wiley, 2013. DOI


2. A. Alonso, J. Bastos-Arrieta, G.-L. Davies, Y.K. Gun’ko, N. Vigués, X. Muñoz-Berbel, J. Macanás, J. Mas, M. Muñoz, D. N. Muraviev, “Ecologically Friendly Polymer-Metal and Polymer-Metal Oxide Nanocomposites for Complex Water Treatment”, Book: “Nanocomposites – New Trends and Developments”, ISBN: 978-953-51-0762-0, Publisher: InTech, 2012. DOI


1. A. Alonso, J. Macanás, G.L. Davies, Y.K. Gun’ko, M. Muñoz, D.N. Muraviev, “Environmentally-safe Polymer-metal Nanocomposites with Most Favorable Distribution of Catalytically Active and Biocide Nanoparticles”, Book: “Nanocomposites”, ISBN 978-953-308-55-0, Publisher: InTech, 2011. DOI