Tanya Levingstone

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Dr. Tanya Levingstone was awarded a bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from Dublin City University in 2003. She then undertook her PhD in the area of bioceramic coatings in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST) in DCU. In 2008, she joined the Tissue Engineering Research Group in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where she led the cartilage tissue engineering faction of the group. Dr. Levingstone returned to DCU to join the academic staff in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in 2016 where she leads a translational research group focused on the development of novel biomaterials based approaches for bone and cartilage repair.

Book

Year Publication
2008 Tanya J. levingstone, John Hingston (2008) Guide to Hip Replacements for Engineers: Design, Material and Stress Issues, in L. Looney (ed.). Dublin: Dublin City University.
2008 Tanya J. levingstone (2008) Issue 1: Ceramics for Medical Applications, in L. Looney (ed.), Head Start: Graduate Level Resources in Materials Engineering. Dublin: Dublin City University.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 Sahebalzamani, M;Ziminska, M;McCarthy, HO;Levingstone, TJ;Dunne, NJ;Hamilton, AR (2022) 'Advancing bone tissue engineering one layer at a time: a layer-by-layer assembly approach to 3D bone scaffold materials'. Biomaterials Science, . [DOI]
2021 Redmond J;McCarthy H;Buchanan P;Levingstone TJ;Dunne NJ; (2021) 'Advances in biofabrication techniques for collagen-based 3D in vitro culture models for breast cancer research'. Materials Science and Engineering C, 122 . [DOI]
2021 Levingstone T;Ali B;Kearney C;Dunne N; (2021) 'Hydroxyapatite sonosensitization of ultrasound-triggered, thermally responsive hydrogels: An on-demand delivery system for bone repair applications'. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials, . [DOI]
2021 Levingstone, T.J.;Moran, C.;Almeida, H.V.;Kelly, D.J.;O'Brien, F.J. (2021) 'Layer-specific stem cell differentiation in tri-layered tissue engineering biomaterials: Towards development of a single-stage cell-based approach for osteochondral defect repair'. Materials Today Bio, 12 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 McGivern, S;Boutouil, H;Al-Kharusi, G;Little, S;Dunne, NJ;Levingstone, TJ (2021) 'Translational Application of 3D Bioprinting for Cartilage Tissue Engineering'. Bioengineering (Basel, Switzerland), 8 (10). [DOI]
2020 Levingstone TJ;Herbaj S;Redmond J;McCarthy HO;Dunne NJ; (2020) 'Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles-Based Systems for RNAi Delivery: Applications in Bone Tissue Regeneration'. Journal of Nanomaterials, 10 (1). [DOI]
2019 Levingstone TJ;Herbaj S;Dunne NJ; (2019) 'Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications in Bone Regeneration'. Journal of Nanomaterials, 9 (11). [DOI]
2019 Cunniffe GM;Díaz-Payno PJ;Sheehy EJ;Critchley SE;Almeida HV;Pitacco P;Carroll SF;Mahon OR;Dunne A;Levingstone TJ;Moran CJ;Brady RT;O'Brien FJ;Brama PAJ;Kelly DJ; (2019) 'Tissue-specific extracellular matrix scaffolds for the regeneration of spatially complex musculoskeletal tissues'. Biomaterials, 188 . [DOI]
2019 De Guzman K.;Al-Kharusi G.;Levingstone T.;Morrin A. (2019) 'Robust epidermal tattoo electrode platform for skin physiology monitoring'. Analytical Methods, 11 (11):1460-1468. [DOI]
2017 Levingstone, TJ;Barron, N;Ardhaoui, M;Benyounis, K;Looney, L;Stokes, J (2017) 'Application of response surface methodology in the design of functionally graded plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 313 :307-318. [DOI]
2017 Brougham, CM;Levingstone, TJ;Shen, NA;Cooney, GM;Jockenhoevel, S;Flanagan, TC;O'Brien, FJ (2017) 'Freeze-Drying as a Novel Biofabrication Method for Achieving a Controlled Microarchitecture within Large, Complex Natural Biomaterial Scaffolds'. Advanced healthcare materials, 6 . [DOI]
2016 Conor J Moran, Ashwanth Ramesh, Pieter AJ Brama, John M O’Byrne, Fergal J O’Brien, Tanya J Levingstone (2016) 'The benefits and limitations of animal models for translational research in cartilage repair'. 3 (1):1-12. [Link] [DOI]
2016 Levingstone, TJ;Thompson, E;Matsiko, A;Schepens, A;Gleeson, JP;O'Brien, FJ (2016) 'Multi-layered collagen-based scaffolds for osteochondral defect repair in rabbits'. Acta Biomaterialia, 32 :149-160. [DOI]
2016 Stack, J.D., Levingstone, T.J., Lalor, W., Sanders, R., Kearney, C., O'Brien, F.J., David, F. (2016) 'Repair of large osteochondritis dissecans lesions using a novel multilayered tissue engineered construct in an equine athlete'. . [Link] [DOI]
2016 Levingstone T.;Ramesh A.;Brady R.;Brama P.;Kearney C.;Gleeson J.;O'Brien F. (2016) 'Cell-free multi-layered collagen-based scaffolds demonstrate layer specific regeneration of functional osteochondral tissue in caprine joints'. Biomaterials, 87 :69-81. [DOI]
2015 Brougham, C.M., Levingstone, T.J., Jockenhoevel, S., Flanagan, T.C., O'Brien, F.J. (2015) 'Incorporation of fibrin into a collagen-glycosaminoglycan matrix results in a scaffold with improved mechanical properties and enhanced capacity to resist cell-mediated contraction'. 26 :205-214. [Link] [DOI]
2015 Levingstone T.;Ardhaoui M.;Benyounis K.;Looney L.;Stokes J. (2015) 'Plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings: Understanding process relationships using design of experiment analysis'. Surface and Coatings Technology, 283 :29-36. [DOI]
2015 David F.;Levingstone T.;Schneeweiss W.;de Swarte M.;Jahns H.;Gleeson J.;O'Brien F. (2015) 'Enhanced bone healing using collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold implantation in the treatment of a large multiloculated mandibular aneurysmal bone cyst in a thoroughbred filly'. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 9 (10):1193-1199. [DOI]
2015 Chikarakara E.;Fitzpatrick P.;Moore E.;Levingstone T.;Grehan L.;Higginbotham C.;Vázquez M.;Bagga K.;Naher S.;Brabazon D. (2015) 'In vitro fibroblast and pre-osteoblastic cellular responses on laser surface modified Ti-6Al-4V'. Biomedical Materials, 10 (1). [DOI]
2015 Matsiko, A., Levingstone, T.J., Gleeson, J.P., O'Brien, F.J. (2015) 'Incorporation of TGF-Beta 3 within Collagen-Hyaluronic Acid Scaffolds Improves their Chondrogenic Potential'. 4 (8):1175-1179. [Link] [DOI]
2014 Levingstone, T.J., Matsiko, A., Dickson, G.R., O'Brien, F.J., Gleeson, J.P. (2014) 'A biomimetic multi-layered collagen-based scaffold for osteochondral repair'. 10 (5):1996-2004. [Link] [DOI]
2013 Matsiko, A., Levingstone, T.J., O'Brien, F.J. (2013) 'Advanced strategies for articular cartilage defect repair'. 6 (2):637-668. [Link] [DOI]
2012 Matsiko, A., Levingstone, T.J., O'Brien, F.J., Gleeson, J.P. (2012) 'Addition of hyaluronic acid improves cellular infiltration and promotes early-stage chondrogenesis in a collagen-based scaffold for cartilage tissue engineering'. 11 :41-52. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Cunniffe, G.M., O'Brien, F.J., Partap, S., Levingstone, T.J., Stanton, K.T., Dickson, G.R. (2010) 'The synthesis and characterization of nanophase hydroxyapatite using a novel dispersant-aided precipitation method'. 95 (4):1142-1149. [Link] [DOI]
2010 Matsiko, A., Levingstone, T.J., O'Brien, F.J., Gleeson, J.P. (2010) 'Addition of hyaluronic acid improves cellular infiltration and cartilage-specific extracellular matrix synthesis in a porous collagen scaffold'. 20 (SUPPL.2). [Link]
2010 Levingstone, T.J., Dickson, G., O'Brien, F.J., Gleeson, J.P. (2010) 'A multi-layer collagen-based scaffold for osteochondral defect repair'. 20 (SUPPL.2). [Link]
2009 García-Alonso D.;Levingstone T.;Parco M.;Stokes J. (2009) 'Plasma spray of free-standing components for bone tissue engineering'. Key Engineering Materials, 396-398 :695-698. [DOI]
2009 Al-Munajjed, A.A., Plunkett, N.A., Gleeson, J.P., Weber, T., Jungreuthmayer, C., Levingstone, T., Hammer, J., O'Brien, F.J. (2009) 'Development of a biomimetic collagen-hydroxyapatite scaffold for bone tissue engineering using a SBF immersion technique'. 90 B (2):584-591. [Link] [DOI]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2020 Tzagiollari, A.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2020) 26th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering . In: Murphy, B.; Lally, T.; Buckley, C eds. Development of a Bioresorbable and Biomimetic Bone Adhesive (OsStic) for the Regeneration of Bone Defects Dublin, Ireland, 24/01/2020- 26/01/2020
2020 Tzagiollari, A.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2020) 11th World Biomaterials Congress . In: Di Silvio, L.; Dunne, N.; Liz Tanner, L eds. Ionic and Thermo-responsive Hydrogels for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications Glasgow, Scotland/Online, 11/12/2020- 15/12/2020
2020 Redmond, J.; Buchanan, P.; Levingstone, T.J.; Dunne N. (2020) 26th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Murphy, B.; Lally, T.; Buckley, C eds. Novel Collagen/Gelatin Scaffolds for Breast Cancer Research Dublin, Ireland, 24/01/2020- 26/01/2020
2020 Al-Kharusi, G.; Dunne, N.J.; Little, S.; Levingstone, T.J. (2020) 26th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Murphy, B.; Lally, T.; Buckley, C eds. Collagen Bioink Optimisation For 3D Bioprinting Using Artificial Intelligence Dublin, Ireland, 22/01/2020- 24/01/2021
2020 Redmond, J.; Buchanan, P.; Levingstone, T.J.; Dunne N. (2020) 11th World Biomaterials Congress . In: Di Silvio, L.; Dunne, N.; Liz Tanner, L eds. Collagen Collagen-Based Scaffolds for use in Breast Cancer Research Glasgow, Scotland, 11/12/2020- 15/12/2020
2020 Tzagiollari, A.; Levingstone T.J., Insley G., Kelly D., Procter P., Dunne N. (2020) 11th World Biomaterials Congress . In: Di Silvio, L.; Dunne, N.; Liz Tanner, L eds. Injectable Bioceramic Adhesives for Bone Repair and Regeneration Glasgow, Scotland/Online, 11/12/2020- 15/12/2020
2019 Tzagiollari, A.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2019) 25th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Walsh, M.; deBarra, E eds. Design and development of novel biomaterials for the treatment of bone related diseases and injuries Limerick, Ireland,
2018 Herbaj, S.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2018) 24th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Levingstone, T.J.; Dunne. N eds. Alginate-Based Hydrogel Systems For In Situ Tissue Engineering Applications Dublin, Ireland,
2018 Redmond, J.; Buchanan, P.; Levingstone, T.J.; Dunne N. (2018) 24th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Levingstone, T.J.; Dunne, N eds. Development of advanced biomimetic 3D culture models for breast cancer research Dublin, Ireland,
2010 Chikarakara, E.; Levingstone, T.J.; Naher, S.; Brabazon, D. (2010) Surface Science of Biologically Important Interfaces Laser Surface Modification of Ti-6Al-4V for Biomedical Applications Belfast, UK,
2019 Redmond J.; Buchanan, P.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2019) 25th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Walsh, M.; deBarra, E eds. Collagen-based scaffolds for ex vivo culture of breast cancer tissue Limerick, Ireland,
2019 Ali, B.; Dunne, N.; Kearney, C.; Levingstone, T.J.; (2019) 25th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland . In: Walsh, M.; deBarra, E eds. Development of an ultrasound triggered, thermally responsive hydrogel as an on-demand delivery system for bone repair Limerick, Ireland,
2018 Herbaj, S.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2018) 29th Annual meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) Effect of loading ceramic nanoparticles on in situ crosslinking alginate-based hydrogels for bone fracture repair Maastricht, The Netherlands,
2018 Redmond, J.; Buchanan, P.; Levingstone T.J.; Dunne N. (2018) 29th Annual meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) Development of advanced biomimetic 3D culture models for breast cancer research Maastricht, The Netherlands,
2017 Monahan D.S.; McBryan J.; O'Brien F.J. and Levingstone T.J. (2017) Anatomists on The Edge: Anatomical Society and American Association of Anatomists Engineering Collagen Scaffolds For Advanced ex vivo Culture of Breast Tumour Galway, Ireland,
2017 Brougham C.M.; Moreira R.; Levingstone T.J.; Jockenhoevel S.; Mela P. and O'Brien F.J. (2017) TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) European Chapter Meeting A pulmonary heart valve engineered from natural biomaterials Davos, Switzerland,
2017 Brougham C.M.; Levingstone T.J.; Cooney G.; Shen, N.; Flanagan T.C. and O'Brien F.J. (2017) TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society) European Chapter Meeting ) Freeze-drying as a biofabrication method for achieving a controlled microarchitecture within large complex natural biomaterial scaffolds Davos, Switzerland,
2017 Monahan D.S.; McBryan J.; O'Brien F.J. and Levingstone T.J. (2017) Labcon ) Engineering Collagen Scaffolds For Advanced ex vivo Culture of Breast Tumour Galway, Ireland,
2016 Levingstone, T.J.; Moran, C.; Brady R.T.; Brama P.A.; Kelly D. and O’Brien, F.J. (2016) Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting Directed Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis in a Multi-layered Osteochondral Scaffold Facilitates Joint Regeneration in a Goat Model using both Cell-Free and Cell-Seeded Approaches Orlando, Florida,
2016 Levingstone, T.J.; Stack D., Lalor W., David F., O’Brien, F.J. (2016) Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting Repair of Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions using a Novel Osteochondral Defect Repair Scaffold in a Sporthorse Filly Orlando, Florida,
2015 Moran, C.; Levingstone, T.J. and O’Brien, F.J. ( (2015) 23rd Sylvester O'Halloran Perioperative Scientific Symposium Novel Biomimetic Osteochondral Defect Repair Scaffold Demonstrates Directed Stem Cell Differentiation in Each Distinct Layer
2015 Moran, C.; Levingstone, T.J. and O’Brien, F.J. (2015) 21st Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Biomimetic osteochondral defect repair scaffold demonstrates directed stem cell differentiation in each distinct layer
2014 Ramesh, A.C.; Levingstone T.J.; Brady R.T.; Gleeson J. and O'Brien F.J. (2014) Inaugural Human Disease Mapping Meeting Novel tissue engineering strategy to repair focal osteochondral defects in a caprine model Dublin, Ireland,
2014 Ramesh, A.C.; Levingstone, T.J.; Brady, R.T.; Gleeson, J.; Brama, P. and O’Brien, F.J. (2014) 7th World Congress of Biomechanics Novel tissue engineered biomaterial for regeneration of focal femoral condyle osteochondral defects
2014 Moran, C.J.; Levingstone, T.J. and O’Brien, F.J. (2014) 20th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Determination of an optimised cell-based approach for osteochondral defect repair Limerick, Ireland,
2014 Gleeson, J.P; Levingstone, T.J; Ramesh, A.C; Matsiko A; Brady, R.T; Brama, P. and O’Brien, F.J (2014) 15th EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatolgy) Osteochondral tissue regeneration following treatment with a novel multi-layered collagen-based scaffold
2014 Ramesh, A.C.; Levingstone T.J.; Brady R.T.; Gleeson J. and O'Brien F.J (2014) 22nd Sylvester O’Halloran Meeting A novel tissue engineering approach to repair and regenerate osteochondral defects of the knee joint
2014 Levingstone, T.J.; Ramesh, A.; Brady, R.T.; Brama, P.; Gleeson, J.P. and O’Brien, F.J. (2014) 20th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Chondrocoll shows promise for osteochondral defect repair: an update on in vivo results
2013 Ramesh, A; Levingstone, T.J.; O'Byrne J.M. and O'Brien F.J. (2013) Transactions of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of Surgeons in Training An in vivo study of bioactive multilayered scaffolds for regeneration of osteochondral defects Manchester, UK,
2013 Levingstone, T.J.; Brady, R.T.; Ramesh, A.; Brama, P.A.; O’Brien, F.J.; Gleeson, J.P (2013) International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) The regenerative potential of multi-layer collagen-based scaffolds in a Caprine Osteochondral Defect Model Izmir, Turkey,
2009 Garcia-Alonso, D;Levingstone, T;Parco, M;Stokes, J (2009) BIOCERAMICS 21 Plasma Spray of Free-standing Components for Bone Tissue Engineering
2006 Levingstone, T.J.; Stokes, J.; L. Looney, L.; (2006) International Thermal Spray Conference Investigation of Plasma Sprayed Hydroxyapatite Coatings Seattle, WA, USA,
2006 Levingstone, T.J.; Stokes, J.; Looney, L. (2006) 20th European Conference on Biomaterials Optimisation of Plasma Sprayed Hydroxyapatite Coatings Nantes, France,
2006 Levingstone, T.J.; Stokes, J.; Looney, L (2006) 12th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Investigation of the influence of plasma spray process parameters on Hydroxyapatite Coatings Galway, Ireland,

Online Article

Year Publication
2016 Levingstone, T.J.; Gleeson, J.P.; O’Brien, F.J. (2016) Cartilage-repair technology helps injured thoroughbred return to showjumping. ELEA [Link]

Review Articles

Year Publication
2019 Levingstone T.;Herbaj S.;Dunne N. (2019) Calcium phosphate nanoparticles for therapeutic applications in bone regeneration. REV [DOI]
2020 Levingstone, TJ;Herbaj, S;Redmond, J;McCarthy, HO;Dunne, NJ (2020) Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles-Based Systems for RNAi Delivery: Applications in Bone Tissue Regeneration. BASEL: REV [DOI]

Thesis

Year Publication
2008 Tanya J Levingstone (2008) Optimisation of plasma sprayed hydroxyapatite coatings. THES

Newsletter

Year Publication
2011 O’Brien, F.J.; Levingstone, T.J.; Murphy, C.M. and Brennan, O. (2011) Overview of Tissue Engineering: Irish Medicines Board: Medical Devices Newsletter. NEWSL
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/04/2012 Invention DisclosurE Award (IDEA) prize Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
01/01/2013 Best Paper by an Established Researcher Award 19th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI)
01/03/2014 CRANN/AMBER Commercialisation Award CRANN/AMBER

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Dublin City University PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Certificate
Dublin City University B.Eng
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MSc

Patents

Patent Number Title Inventor Granted
WO2010084481 Layered scaffold suitable for osteochondral defect repair Gleeson J.P.; Levingstone T.J.; O'Brien F.J. 23/01/2009

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Steering Committee member – H2020 funded ‘Discover Research Dublin’ event
Involved in organising content for Science Gallery exhibitions - ‘Magical Materials’ and ‘Trauma’
Public engagement activities at RCSI ‘My Health’ lecture series

Media

Title Year Type Authors
RTE Six One News - Dr Tanya Levingstone speaks on the development of new biomaterial to repair damaged cartilage 2016 Television interview/panel discussion RTE News
Siliconrepublic.com - Biomaterials breakthrough as injured horse Beyoncé returns to showjumping 2016 Newspaper article (online) Silicon Republic
How a horse called Beyoncé helped Irish scientists to 'huge breakthrough' in curing dodgy knees. 2016 Newspaper article (Print) Irish Daily Mail
20 incredible women leading the way 2016 Newspaper article (online) Silicon Republic

Research Interests

Scaffolds, hydrogels and coatings for bone, cartilage and cardiovascular applications
Natural biomaterials for tissue regeneration, specifically collagen, hyaluronic acid and chitosan
Advanced therapeutic strategies including cell and growth factor delivery and novel drug delivery systems
Advanced Biomaterial Manufacturing Techniques including freeze-drying and 3D printing

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
An instant repair biomimetic treatment for brittle bone fracture for patients with Osteoporosis Co Investigator 01/08/2021 31/07/2024
Combining artificial intelligence and lab-on-a-chip technologies for biomaterials optimisation PI 01/12/2020 30/09/2024
Influence of Surface Coating on the Biofunctionalisation of Additively Manufactured Metallic Orthopaedic Implants PI 01/10/2020 30/09/2022
Osteoinduction Augmented Magnesium Medical Implants for Skeletal Repair Co-Investigator 01/10/2020 30/09/2024
Optimisation of Bioprinted Collagen Scaffolds for cartilage Tissue Engineering using Artificial Intelligence PI 01/10/2020 30/09/2023
3D Printed Medical-Grade Metal-based Microneedles as a Modular Platform for Minimally Invasive Therapeutic Delivery Co-Investigator 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Collagen bioink optimisation for 3D bioprinting using artificial intelligence methods PI 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Bioceramic-based Adhesives for Surgery and Tissue Engineering Co-Investigator 28/01/2019 27/01/2023
Development of a Bioresorbable and Biomimetic Bone Adhesive (OsStic) for the regeneration of Bone Defects Co-Investigator 01/10/2020 30/09/2023
Multifunctional bone scaffold materials for segmental bone defect repair: development and characterisation of mechanically robust nanocomposite scaffolds with controlled degradation rate and tuneable local surface stiffness fabricated via Layer-by-layer assembly Co-Investigator 01/10/2020 30/09/2024
Development of an ultrasound triggered, thermally responsive hydrogel as an on-demand delivery system for bone repair PI 01/03/2018 28/02/2019
Engineering collagen based scaffolds for advanced ex vivo culture of breast tumours in a metastatic bone microenvironment Co-Investigator 02/10/2017 30/09/2019
Development of a Biomimetic Scaffold that Recapitulates Developmental Processes for Bone Fracture Repair Co-Supervisor 01/10/2016 30/09/2020
Development of novel collagen-based bone and osteochondral graft substitutes for new surgical indications of use Collaborator 01/09/2012 30/09/2015
Translation of novel strategies for joint repair from bench to bedside Collaborator 01/07/2012 30/06/2017
Plasma Spraying of Hydroxyapatite PhD student Scholarship 01/09/2003 31/01/2008
Engineering design curriculum renewal through challenge based learning DCU PI 02/01/2020 30/06/2021
Industry project -Hibergene DCU PI 29/06/2020 30/06/2022

Internal Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
Internal Prof. Nicholas Dunne School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University Academic
Internal Suzanne Little Dublin City University Academic
Internal Paul Buchanan Dublin City University Academic
Internal Aoife Morrin Dublin City University Academic
Internal Garrett McGuinness Dublin City University Academic
Internal Prof. John O’Byrne Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Mater Private Hospital, RCSI Other
Internal Dr. Joseph Stokes School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University Academic
Internal Prof. Dermot Brabazon School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin City University Academic

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Dr. Tom Flanagan School Of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin Academic
External Prof. Cathal Moran Sports Surgery Clinic and Trinity College Dublin Other
External Prof. Fergal O'Brien Tissue Engineering Research Group, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Academic
External Dr. John Gleeson SurgaColl Technologies Industry
External Prof. Daniel Kelly Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, AMBER Centre, TCD/RCSI; Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) Academic
External Enda Kenny Biovotec Industry
External Prof. Pieter Brama School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin Academic

Teaching Interests

Bioengineering, Biomaterials, Strength of Materials, Mechanics, Medical Devices, Rehabilitation Engineering

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Mechanics of Machines 1 MM203
2022 Biomechanics of Tissue Engineering MM517
2022 Rehabilitation Engineering MM498