Research & Interests:
Additive Manufacturing of Tubular Dielectric Elastomer Minimum Energy Structures
Cardiac Assist Devices
3D printing on Inflated Structures
3D Scanning Inflated Structures
Bio-sensors – EEG, EMG, Stretch sensing, Soft pressure sensors etc.
2011 – Present – PhD Candidate, Nottingham Trent University
2010 – 2011 – MSc (Distinction) Smart Design, Nottingham Trent University
2000 – 2004 – BEng (Hons) Computer Engineering, University of Limerick
2012 – Present – Lecturer (Part Time) in Smart Materials and Mechatronics, Nottingham Trent University,
2008 – 2010 – Freelance web and database designer
2007 – 2008 – Data Centre Technician, EMC2
2006 – 2007 – IT Support, Siemens SBS, (Contracted to Morgan Stanley)
Interests and Skills
Programming – C, Processing, PHP, Python, Arduino, SQL, Basic.
CAD & Parametric Modeling – Solidworks, Rhino & Grasshopper,
Electronics – Analog and Digital circuit design
Machine Design – Have built numerous 3D printers, detailed knowledge of CNC, Machine Vision (2D and 3D), 3D scanner design.
Graphics and Web – Photoshop, Illustrator, Inkscape, Aptana, GIMP, Dreamweaver.
Personal Interests :
Graphics and Printmaking – Screen-printing, Inkjet Printing (Drop-on-Demand), 3D Extrusion of thick paste materials, Additive and Subtractive processes
Modelmaking – Casting, CNC, Vacuum Forming, Manual Milling.
Sailing & Watersports – Qualified Irish “National Racing Instructor”, Sailed numerous transatlantic and Mediterranean voyages.
Music – Recording and playing keyboard – Have recorded a number of albums.