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Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Chemistry
PhD Computational Chemistry

Experience

Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry teaching on a variety of undergraduate modules in the area of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science within the School of Applied Sciences, including:-

  • Year Zero (ie foundation year)
    - (PH0S44) Physical Science
  • First Year
    - (PH1S03) Physical Chemistry
  • Second Year
    - (PH2S17) Physical Chemistry 2
  • Third Year
    - (PH3D03) Professional Practice, Employability and Research Project for Chemists
    - (PH3S21) Advanced Physical Chemistry
    - (PH3S58) Advanced Drug Design and an Introduction to Formulation Science
  • Fourth Year
    - (PH4T002) Major Research Project, Professional Practice and Employability for Chemists
    - (FP4S007) Project Design, Management and Enterprise

Modules (previously) taught elsewhere to final year undergraduates :-
Computational Quantum Chemistry,
Advanced Computational Quantum Chemistry.

Responsibilities

Course Leader for:-

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • MSci Chemistry

Module Leader for the following modules:-

  • (PH1S03) Physical Chemistry
  • (PH2S17) Physical Chemistry 2
  • (PH3S21) Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • (PH3D03) Professional Practice, Employability and Research Project for Chemists
  • (PH4T002) Major Research Project, Professional Practice and Employability for Chemists

Publications

  • “Valence States in CeVO4 and Ce0.5Bi0.5VO4 Probed by Density Functional Theory Calculations and X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy”
    Allen, J.P.; Galea, N.M.; Watson, G.W; Palgrave, R.G.; Kahk, J.M.; Payne, D.J.; Robinson, M.D.M.; Field, G.; Regoutz, A.; Egdell, R.G. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 118, 25330.
  • “Electronic Structure of Epitaxial Sn-Doped Anatase Grown on SrTiO3(001) by Dip Coating”
    Oropeza, F.E.; Zhang, K.H.L.; Palgrave, R.G.; Regoutz, A.; Egdell, R.G.; Allen, J.P.; Galea, N.M.; Watson, G.W. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2013, 117, 15221.
  • “Analysis of Intrinsic Defects in CeO2 Using a Koopmans-Like GGA plus U Approach”
    Keating, P.R.L.; Scanlon, D.O.; Morgan, B.J.; Galea, N.M.; Watson, G.W. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2012, 116, 2443.
  • “Reactivity on the (110) Surface of Ceria: A GGA+U Study of Surface Reduction and the Adsoprtion of CO and NO2 Poisoning”
    Scanlon, D.O.; Galea, N.M.; Morgan, B.J.; Watson, G.W. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2009, 113, 11095.
  • “A GGA+U study of the reduction of ceria surfaces and their partial reoxidation through NO2 adsorption”
    Galea, N.M.; Scanlon, D.O.; Morgan, B.J.; Watson, G.W. Mol. Sim. 2009, 35, 577.
  • “Testing Interatomic Potentials for QM/MM Embedded-Cluster Calculations on Ceria Surfaces”
    Galea, N.M.; Scanlon, D.O.; Martin, P.; Sherwood, P.; Watson, G.W. e-J. Surf. Sci. Nanotech. 2009, 7, 413.
  • “Defect Ceria Surfaces: Comparing Interatomic Potentials with Density Functional Theory”
    Galea, N.M.; Scanlon, D.O.; Martin, P.; Watson, G.W. Theoretical Aspects of Catalysis, eds. G. Vayssilov, T. Mineva, Heron Press, Sofia, 2009.
  • “A DFT Study on the Removal of Adsorbed Sulfur from a Nickel (111) Surface : Reducing Anode Poisoning”
    Galea, N.M.; Lo, J.M.H.; Ziegler, T. J. Cat. 2009, 263, 380.
  • “Modelling H2S Adsorption on Mo-edge MoS2 Surfaces under SOFC conditions”
    Galea, N.M.; Kadantsev, E.; Ziegler, T. J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 193.
  • “Studying Reduction in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Activity with Density Functional Theory : Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide Adsorption on Nickel Anode Surface”
    Galea, N.M.; Kadentsev, E.; Ziegler, T. J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 11, 14457.
  • “Density Functional Theory Studies of Methane Dissociation on Anode Catalysts in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells : Suggestions for Coke Reduction”
    Galea, N.M.; Knapp, D.; Ziegler, T. J. Catal. 2007, 247, 20.
  • “Copolymerization of Ethylene with Polar Monomers: Chain Propagation and Side Reactions. A DFT Theoretical Study Using Zwitterionic Ni(II) and Pd(II) Catalysts”
    Szabo, M.J.; Galea, N.M.; Michalak, A.; Yang, S.-Y.; Groux, L.F.; Piers, W.E.; Ziegler, T. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 14692.
  • “Copolymerization of Ethylene with Polar Monomers by Anionic Substitution. Theoretical Study Based on Acrylonitrile and the Brookhart Diimine Catalyst”
    Szabo, M.J.; Galea, N.M.; Michalak, A.; Yang, S.-Y.; Groux, L.F.; Piers, W.E.; Ziegler, T. Organometallics, 2005, 24, 2147.
  • “Diastereoselective Dimerisation of Alkenylthiazolines: A combined Synthetic and Computational Study”
    Beutler, A.; Davies, C.D.; Elliott, M.C.; Galea, N.M.; Long, M.S. Willock, D.J.; Wood, J.L. Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2005, 17, 3791.
  • “Catalytic Asymmetric Heterogeneous Aziridination Using CuHY/bis(oxazoline): Effect of Reaction Conditions on Enantioselectivity”
    Taylor, S.; Gullick, J.; Galea, N.; McMorn, P.; Bethell, D.; Bulman, P.C.; Hancock, F.E.; King, F.; Willock. D.J.; Hutchings, G.J. Topics In Catalysis, 2003, 25, 81.
  • “An IMDA approach to tigliane and daphnane diterpenoids: Generation of rings A, B and C incorporating C-18”
    Page, P.C.B.; Hayman, C.M.; McFarland, H.L.; Willock, D.J.; Galea, N.M. Synlett 2002, 4, 583.
  • “Highly diastereoselective dimerisation of alkenylthiazolines”
    Elliott, M.C.; Galea, N.M.; Long, M.S.; Willock, D.J. Tetrahedron Letters, 2001, 42, 4937.

Memberships

Professional Memberships:-

MRSC member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry South East Wales Local Section.

Internal Memberships:-

Member of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC).
Member of the Energy and the Environment Research Institute (EERI).

Research

Gas-phase computational chemistry.
Solid state computational chemistry, specifically molecular modelling of solid state materials, particularly concerning fuel cells (SOFCs) and catalysis.
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