About

Research & Interests:

Additive Manufacturing of Tubular Dielectric Elastomer Minimum Energy Structures
Cardiac Assist Devices
Auxetic Structures
Soft Robotics
Printed Electronics
3D printing on Inflated Structures
3D Scanning Inflated Structures
Bio-sensors – EEG, EMG, Stretch sensing, Soft pressure sensors etc.

Edcuation :

2011 – 2015- PhD Candidate, Nottingham Trent University
2010 – 2011 – MSc (Distinction) Smart Design, Nottingham Trent University
2000 – 2004 – BEng (Hons) Computer Engineering, University of Limerick

Employment :

2015 – Present – ETH Zurich – Complex Materials Group – Research Fellow.
2017 – Present – University College Dublin, Medical Device Design Group – Senior Research Engineer.
2015 – 2017 – University College Dublin, Medical Device Design Group – Research Fellow – DRIVE Project (Diabetes Reversing Implants for Enhanced Viability and long term efficacy) – http://www.drive-project.eu/
2012 – 2015- 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.

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