Tofail Tofail


Contact Details

Associate Professor
Bernal Institute
University of Limerick
Ireland
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E: tofail.syed@ul.ie
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researcher

Biography

Dr. Syed A.M. Tofail has a BSc and MSc in Metallurgical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and a PhD in Physics from University of Limerick, Ireland. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Limerick. In the field of metallurgical engineering, he has developed a new generation ternary shape memory and super-elastic alloy NiTi with rare earth elements. In the field of ceramics, he has developed piezoelectric ceramics of hydroxyapatite. In the field of polymers, he has developed durable, washable antimicrobial textiles which is effective against hospital superbugs as well as common flu viruses and SARS-CoV-2 virus. He has promoted 3 start up companies and the Chief Technical Officer of Solpacity Ltd., Ireland. His research and advises has saved million euros per month in process yield/improvements and recovered millions of euro worth products. He is the lead inventor of 15 granted patents and principal/co-principal investigator of national, European and International research projects of over 21 million. He has published over 150 journal articles and presented over 200 oral and poster presentations in international conferences.

Book Chapters

Year Publication
1997 'Surface Hardening Behavior of Titanium Alloys in Carburization'
Haseeb, ASMA; Islam, MF; Alam, O; Tofail, SAM (1997) 'Surface Hardening Behavior of Titanium Alloys in Carburization' In: Titanium Extraction and Processing. [Details]
1997 'Free Market: Its Effects on Underdeveloped Technology (in Bengali)'
Tofail, SAM (1997) 'Free Market: Its Effects on Underdeveloped Technology (in Bengali)' In: Free Market. [Details]
2002 'Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA; Mahmood, RKU (2002) 'Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork' In: Nanostructured Materials. [Details]
2002 'Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA; Mahmood, RKU (2002) 'Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork' In: Nanostructured Materials. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2001 'Patterned nanostructured arrays for high-density magnetic recording'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA (2001) 'Patterned nanostructured arrays for high-density magnetic recording'. APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY, 15 (5):373-382 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Influence of nanoporosity and roughness on the thickness-dependent coercivity of iron nanonetworks'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, ZI; Rahman, AM; Mahmood, RKU (2002) 'Influence of nanoporosity and roughness on the thickness-dependent coercivity of iron nanonetworks'. MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, 133 (6):859-872 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Thickness and Pore Size Dependence of Coercivity for Nanonetwork of Iron Produced by Template Synthesis'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA (2002) 'Thickness and Pore Size Dependence of Coercivity for Nanonetwork of Iron Produced by Template Synthesis'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 91 (10):7998-8000 [Details]
2002 'Thickness and pore size dependence of coercivity for nanonetwork of iron produced by template synthesis'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA (2002) 'Thickness and pore size dependence of coercivity for nanonetwork of iron produced by template synthesis'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 91 (10):7998-8000 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Nanostructural characterisation of a thin film network of magnetic iron oxide'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA; Sutton, D; Newcomb, SB (2002) 'Nanostructural characterisation of a thin film network of magnetic iron oxide'. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 242 :588-590 [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork'
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Mahmood, RKU; Rahman, MA (2002) 'Influence of Nanoporosity and Roughness on Thickness-Dependent Coercivity of Iron Nanonetwork'. MONATSHEFTE FUR CHEMIE, 133 (6):859-872 [Details]
2004 'Effect of copper ion distribution on the magnetization of nanoscaled NiZn ferrite'
Ahmed, TT; Rahman, IZ; Tofail, SAM (2004) 'Effect of copper ion distribution on the magnetization of nanoscaled NiZn ferrite'. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 272 :2250-2252 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Effect of Copper Ion Distribution on The Magnetization of Nanoscaled NiZnCu Ferrite'
Ahmed, TT; Rahman, IZ; Tofail, SAM (2004) 'Effect of Copper Ion Distribution on The Magnetization of Nanoscaled NiZnCu Ferrite'. J. MAGNETISM & MAGNETIC MATERIALS, * (272-276):2250-2252 [Details]
2004 'Spectroscopic and topographic characterization of the effect of monomer feed ratio in electrocopolymerization of N-vinylcarbazole-co-3-methylthiophene on carbon fiber'
Sarac, AS; Serantoni, M; Tofail, SAM; Cunnane, VJ (2004) 'Spectroscopic and topographic characterization of the effect of monomer feed ratio in electrocopolymerization of N-vinylcarbazole-co-3-methylthiophene on carbon fiber'. J. MATERIALS SCIENCE, 39 (*):2945-2950 [Details]
2004 'Morphological and spectroscopic analyses of poly [N-vinylcarbazole-co-vinylbenzenesulfonic acid] copolymer electrografted on carbon fiber: the effect of current density'
Sarac, AS; Serantoni, M; Tofail, SAM; Cunnane, VJ (2004) 'Morphological and spectroscopic analyses of poly [N-vinylcarbazole-co-vinylbenzenesulfonic acid] copolymer electrografted on carbon fiber: the effect of current density'. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 229 (1-4):13-18 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Surface characterisation of electrografted random poly [carbazole-co-3-methylthiophene] copolymers on carbon fiber: XPS, AFM and Raman spectroscopy'
Sarac, AS; Tofail, SAM; Serantoni, M; Henry, J; Cunnane, VJ; McMonagle, JB (2004) 'Surface characterisation of electrografted random poly [carbazole-co-3-methylthiophene] copolymers on carbon fiber: XPS, AFM and Raman spectroscopy'. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 222 (1-4):148-165 [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Spectroscopic and topographic characterization of the effect of monomer feed ratio in electrocopolymerization of N-vinylcarbazole-co-3-methylthiophene on carbon fiber'
Sarac, AS; Tofail, SAM; Serantoni, M; Cunnane, VJ (2004) 'Spectroscopic and topographic characterization of the effect of monomer feed ratio in electrocopolymerization of N-vinylcarbazole-co-3-methylthiophene on carbon fiber'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 39 (8):2945-2950 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Structure and stability of hydroxyapatite: Density functional calculation and Rietveld analysis'
Haverty, D; Tofail, SAM; Stanton, KT; McMonagle, JB (2005) 'Structure and stability of hydroxyapatite: Density functional calculation and Rietveld analysis'. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 71 (9) [DOI] [Details]
2005 'The structure and stability of hydroxyapatite: Density functional calculation and Rietveld analysis'
Haverty, DP; Tofail, SAM; Stanton, KT; McMonagle, JB (2005) 'The structure and stability of hydroxyapatite: Density functional calculation and Rietveld analysis'. PHYSICAL REVIEW B-CONDENSED MATTER, 71 (*):941031-941039 [Details]
2005 'Nanoscale characterization of carbazole-indole copolymers modified carbon fiber surfaces'
Sarac, AS; Serantoni, M; Tofail, SAM; Cunnane, VJ (2005) 'Nanoscale characterization of carbazole-indole copolymers modified carbon fiber surfaces'. JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, 5 (10):1677-1682 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Characterisation of nanosize thin films of electrografted N-vinylcarbazole copolymers (P[NVCz-co-VBSA] and P[NVCz-co-3-MeTh]) onto carbon fibre AFM, XPS, and Raman spectroscopy'
Sarac, AS; Serantoni, M; Tofail, SAM; Henry, J; Cunnane, V; McMonagle, JB (2005) 'Characterisation of nanosize thin films of electrografted N-vinylcarbazole copolymers (P[NVCz-co-VBSA] and P[NVCz-co-3-MeTh]) onto carbon fibre AFM, XPS, and Raman spectroscopy'. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 243 (1-4):183-198 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Electrochemical nucleation of gold nanoparticles in a polymer film at a liquid-liquid interface'
Knake, R; Fahmi, AW; Tofail, SAM; Clohessy, J; Mihov, M; Cunnane, VJ (2005) 'Electrochemical nucleation of gold nanoparticles in a polymer film at a liquid-liquid interface'. LANGMUIR, 21 (3):1001-1008 [DOI] [Details]
2005 'Structural order and dielectric behaviour of hydroxyapatite'
Tofail, SAM; Haverty, D; Stanton, KT; McMonagle, JB (2005) 'Structural order and dielectric behaviour of hydroxyapatite'. FERROELECTRICS, 319 :117-123 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Effect of annealing on hydrophobic stability of plasma deposited fluoropolymer coatings'
Gnanappa, AK; O'Murchu, C; Slattery, O; Peters, F; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Tofail, SAM (2008) 'Effect of annealing on hydrophobic stability of plasma deposited fluoropolymer coatings'. POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY, 93 (12):2119-2126 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'Effect of annealing on improved hydrophobicity of vapor phase deposited self-assembled monolayers'
Gnanappa, AK; O'Murchu, C; Slattery, O; Peters, F; O'Hara, T; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Tofail, SAM (2008) 'Effect of annealing on improved hydrophobicity of vapor phase deposited self-assembled monolayers'. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 112 (38):14934-14942 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Competitive Sorption of Antimony with Zinc, Nickel, and Aluminum in a Seaweed Based Fixed-bed Sorption Column'
Bakir, A; McLoughlin, P; Tofail, SAM; Fitzgerald, E (2009) 'Competitive Sorption of Antimony with Zinc, Nickel, and Aluminum in a Seaweed Based Fixed-bed Sorption Column'. CLEAN-SOIL AIR WATER, 37 (9):712-719 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'A novel study of hexavalent chromium detoxification by selected seaweed species using SEM-EDX and XPS analysis'
Murphy, V; Tofail, SAM; Hughes, H; McLoughlin, P (2009) 'A novel study of hexavalent chromium detoxification by selected seaweed species using SEM-EDX and XPS analysis'. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 148 (1-4):425-433 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Direct and ultrasonic measurements of macroscopic piezoelectricity in sintered hydroxyapatite'
Tofail, SAM; Haverty, D; Cox, F; Erhart, J; Hana, P; Ryzhenko, V (2009) 'Direct and ultrasonic measurements of macroscopic piezoelectricity in sintered hydroxyapatite'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 105 (6) [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Pyroelectric surface charge in hydroxyapatite ceramics'
Tofail, SAM; Baldisserri, C; Haverty, D; McMonagle, JB; Erhart, J (2009) 'Pyroelectric surface charge in hydroxyapatite ceramics'. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 106 (10) [DOI] [Details]
2010 'X-ray and microstructural investigation of NiTiPt alloys homogenised at intermediate to high temperatures'
O'Donoghue, L; Gandhi, AA; Butler, J; Redington, W; Tiernan, P; McGloughlin, T; Carlson, JC; Lavelle, S; Tofail, SAM (2010) 'X-ray and microstructural investigation of NiTiPt alloys homogenised at intermediate to high temperatures'. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 268 (3-4):287-290 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The atomic level structure of the TiO(2)-NiTi interface'
Nolan, M; Tofail, SAM (2010) 'The atomic level structure of the TiO(2)-NiTi interface'. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 12 (33):9742-9750 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'Density functional theory simulation of titanium migration and reaction with oxygen in the early stages of oxidation of equiatomic NiTi alloy'
Nolan, M; Tofail, SAM (2010) 'Density functional theory simulation of titanium migration and reaction with oxygen in the early stages of oxidation of equiatomic NiTi alloy'. BIOMATERIALS, 31 (13):3439-3448 [DOI] [Details]
2010 'The Role of Texturing and Densification on Optical Transmittance of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics'
Gandhi, AA; Gunning, RD; Ryan, KM; Tofail, SAM (2010) 'The Role of Texturing and Densification on Optical Transmittance of Hydroxyapatite Ceramics'. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 93 (11):3773-3777 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Improved aging performance of vapor phase deposited hydrophobic self-assembled monolayers'
Gnanappa, AK; O'Murchu, C; Slattery, O; Peters, F; O'Hara, T; Aszalos-Kiss, B; Tofail, SAM (2011) 'Improved aging performance of vapor phase deposited hydrophobic self-assembled monolayers'. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 257 (9):4331-4338 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Production of Nitinol Wire from Elemental Nickel and Titanium Powders Through Spark Plasma Sintering and Extrusion'
Butler, J; Tiernan, P; Gandhi, AA; McNamara, K; Tofail, SAM (2011) 'Production of Nitinol Wire from Elemental Nickel and Titanium Powders Through Spark Plasma Sintering and Extrusion'. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, 20 (4-5):757-761 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Processing of Small Scale Nitinol Billets by Induction Heated Nonconventional Isothermal Extrusion (IHNCIE)'
Butler, J; Tiernan, P; Gandhi, AA; Beloshapkin, S; Tofail, SAM (2011) 'Processing of Small Scale Nitinol Billets by Induction Heated Nonconventional Isothermal Extrusion (IHNCIE)'. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Design and development of a novel load-control dieless rod drawing system'
Tiernan P., Carolan R., Twohig E., Tofail S.A.M. (2011) 'Design and development of a novel load-control dieless rod drawing system'. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 4 (1):110-117 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Pyroelectric, piezoelectric, and photoeffects in hydroxyapatite thin films on silicon'
Lang, SB; Tofail, SAM; Gandhi, AA; Gregor, M; Wolf-Brandstetter, C; Kost, J; Bauer, S; Krause, M (2011) 'Pyroelectric, piezoelectric, and photoeffects in hydroxyapatite thin films on silicon'. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 98 (12) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Direct creation of microdomains with positive and negative surface potential on hydroxyapatite coatings'
Plecenik, T; Tofail, SAM; Gregor, M; Zahoran, M; Truchly, M; Laffir, F; Roch, T; Durina, P; Vargova, M; Plesch, G; Kus, P; Plecenik, A (2011) 'Direct creation of microdomains with positive and negative surface potential on hydroxyapatite coatings'. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 98 (11) [DOI] [Details]
2011 'In situ photoexcitation of silver-doped titania nanopowders for activity against bacteria and yeasts'
Kowal, K; Wysocka-Krol, K; Kopaczynska, M; Dworniczek, E; Franiczek, R; Wawrzynska, M; Vargova, M; Zahoran, M; Rakovsky, E; Kus, P; Plesch, G; Plecenik, A; Laffir, F; Tofail, SAM; Podbielska, H (2011) 'In situ photoexcitation of silver-doped titania nanopowders for activity against bacteria and yeasts'. Journal Of Colloid And Interface Science, 362 :50-57 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Charge Specific Protein Placement at Submicrometer and Nanometer Scale by Direct Modification of Surface Potential by Electron Beam'
Robin, S,Gandhi, AA,Gregor, M,Laffir, FR,Pecenik, T,Pecenik, A,Soulimane, T,Tofail, SAM (2011) 'Charge Specific Protein Placement at Submicrometer and Nanometer Scale by Direct Modification of Surface Potential by Electron Beam'. Langmuir, 27 :14968-14974 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'A facile aqueous sol-gel method for high surface area nanocrystalline CeO2'
Periyat, P; Laffir, F; Tofail, SAM; Magner, E (2011) 'A facile aqueous sol-gel method for high surface area nanocrystalline CeO2'. Rsc Advances, 1 :1794-1798 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'X-ray analyses of thermally grown and reactively sputtered tantalum oxide films on NiTi alloy'
McNamara, K,Tofail, SAM,Conroy, D,Butler, J,Gandhi, AA,Redington, W (2012) 'X-ray analyses of thermally grown and reactively sputtered tantalum oxide films on NiTi alloy'. Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B-Beam Interactions With Materials And Atoms, 284 :49-52 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The impact of heat treatment on interactions of contact-poled biphasic calcium phosphates with proteins and cells'
Wolf-Brandstetter, C,Hempel, U,Clyens, S,Gandhi, AA,Korostynska, O,Oswald, S,Tofail, SAM,Theilgaard, N,Wiesmann, HP,Scharnweber, D (2012) 'The impact of heat treatment on interactions of contact-poled biphasic calcium phosphates with proteins and cells'. Acta Biomaterialia, 8 :3468-3477 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'A Complementary Contribution to Piezoelectricity from Bone Constituents'
Zhang, Y,Gandhi, AA,Zeglinski, J,Gregor, M,Tofail, SAM (2012) 'A Complementary Contribution to Piezoelectricity from Bone Constituents'. Ieee Transactions On Dielectrics And Electrical Insulation, 19 :1151-1157 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Unravelling the specific site preference in doping of calcium hydroxyapatite with strontium from ab initio investigations and Rietveld analyses'
Zeglinski, J,Nolan, M,Bredol, M,Schatte, A,Tofail, SAM (2012) 'Unravelling the specific site preference in doping of calcium hydroxyapatite with strontium from ab initio investigations and Rietveld analyses'. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14 :3435-3443 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Experimental study on dieless drawing of Nickel-Titanium alloy'
Twohig, E,Tiernan, P,Tofail, SAM (2012) 'Experimental study on dieless drawing of Nickel-Titanium alloy'. Journal Of The Mechanical Behavior Of Biomedical Materials, 8 :8-20 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'THIN NiTi WIRES WITH REDUCED THERMAL HYSTERESIS FOR SHAPE MEMORY ACTUATORS'
Casati, R,Tuissi, A,Belochapkine, S,Dickinson, C,Tofail, SAM (2012) 'THIN NiTi WIRES WITH REDUCED THERMAL HYSTERESIS FOR SHAPE MEMORY ACTUATORS'. Functional Materials Letters, 5 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2005 'Physiological role of bone piezoelectricity: retrospect and prospect'
Tofail, SAM (2005) 'Physiological role of bone piezoelectricity: retrospect and prospect' Engineering of Biomaterials, 47-53 (*) :228-231. [Details]
2006 'What drives bone growth?'
Tofail, SAM; Wojcik, M (2006) 'What drives bone growth?' Engineering of Biomaterials, 58-60 (*) :251-253. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2001 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2001 1ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON NANOTECHNOLOGY
Tofail, SAM; Rahman, IZ; Rahman, MA (2001) Templating for the fabrication of nanostructured network of iron PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2001 1ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON NANOTECHNOLOGY , pp.223-228 [Details]
2004 Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Haverty D., Tofail S.A.M., Stanton K.T. (2004) An ab initio investigation of the monoclinic to hexagonal phase transition in hydroxyapatite Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress , pp.238-0 [Details]
2010 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES, PTS ONE AND TWO
Buder, J; Tiernan, P; Tofail, SAM; Ghandi, AA (2010) Probing Martensitic Transition in Nitinol Wire: A Comparison of X-ray Diffraction and Other Techniques INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES, PTS ONE AND TWO , pp.104-109 [DOI] [Details]
2010 AIP Conference Proceedings
Butler J., Tiernan P., Tofail S.A.M., Ghandi A.A. (2010) Probing martensitic transition in nitinol wire: A comparison of x-ray diffraction and other techniques AIP Conference Proceedings , pp.104-109 [DOI] [Details]