Devadoss, A., Spehar-Deleze, A.-M., Tanner, D.A., Bertoncello, P., Marthi, R., Keyes, T.E. & Forster, R.J. (2010) Enhanced Electrochemiluminescence and Charge Transport Through Thin Films of Metallopolymer-Gold Nanoparticle Composites. Langmuir, 26 (3), pp 2130–2135.
Forster has held a Personal Chair in the School of Chemical Sciences since 2004, one of three of the first such appointments made at Dublin City University. From 2004 to 2007 he served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Health with responsibility for developing the faculty's research strategy.
From November 2001 to September 2002 he acted as Interim Dean of Research with overall responsibility for the preparation, communication and implementation of research policy across DCU. Having joined DCU as a lecturer in 1994 he was promoted to Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry in 2000. His research, described in more than 130 refereed publications, is highly interdisciplinary and combines interfacial supramolecular assemblies, photonics, electrochemistry and imaging to create organised materials with useful photonic and electrochemical properties.
His group have produced some of the world’s smallest and most rapidly responding ultramicroelectrodes with response times as short as 5 nanoseconds, i.e., more than 100,000 times shorter than conventional systems. These electrodes have been used to directly probe the electron transfer dynamics of electronically excited species using megavolt per second cyclic voltammetry for the first time and to develop ultralow volume nucleic acid sensors.