School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Dr
Nigel
Kent

Primary Department
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Role
Assistant Professor
Phone number: 01 700
5545
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
S366

Academic biography

Nigel completed his B.Eng in Mechatronic Engineering from Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland in 2002 and began working as a research assistant in the National Centre for Sensor Research Ireland in the area of microfluidic platform design and fabrication. In 2009 he completed his PhD, carried out part time in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute in the area of cardiovascular diagnostics. Nigel then moved to Technical University Dublin and in parallel set up his own consulting company working on research projects such as water quality sensors for pollutant detection, ammonia breath sensing for clinical applications, feasibility of additive manufacturing for replication tooling and instrumentation development for quality control of pharmaceutical packaging manufacturing. In 2018 Nigel moved to the Institute of Technology, Carlow where he took up the position of director of engineering research. In July 2021 Nigel returned to DCU as an Assistant Professor (Mechatronic Engineering) in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Research interests

Microfluidics, Lab on a chip/disk, instrumentation, Additive manufacturing