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Assist. Prof Owen Clarkin

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Name: Assist. Prof Owen Clarkin
Department: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Work Area: Biomaterials Engineering
Role: Assistant Professor
Phone Number: 01 700 6496
Email Address: owen.clarkin@dcu.ie
Room: SA312
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Personal Contact Information

Website: www.biomaterials.ie

 

Biographical Details

Dr Owen Clarkin joined the academic staff of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU in 2016. Dr. Clarkin was awarded a bachelors degree in Material Science in 2004 and a PhD in Biomaterials in 2009 from the University of Limerick. In the past he has worked at Stryker Orthopaedics, University of Limerick and Waterford Institute of Technology. Dr. Clarkin has worked at Dublin City University for the past four years. His research background has been focused on orthopaedic and dental biomaterials, including calcium phosphate, poly(methyl methacrylate) and glass poly(alkenoate) cements. However, his current research focus is on hydrogel based composite materials for the treatment of vascular diseases, including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and dural fistulae. Dr. Clarkin has considerable expertise in both hard and soft tissue biomaterials for numerous medical device applications. In his present role as lecturer and principle investigator Dr. Clarkin is responsible for the running of the Biomaterials Research Group, including project management, industrial and clinical engagement and academic collaboration.

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