Dr. O’Cearbhaill awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Dr. Eoin O'CearbhaillDr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for 2 years on a project entitled “MICROPOD – MICROPOrous Devices for next-generation therapeutic delivery”. This project aims to develop novel microneedle patches for pain-free drug delivery applications, using a combination of computational and experimental techniques.

The goal of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Group Members Ellen Cahill and Muthu Thangaramanujam present at the Bioengineering in Ireland Conference 2015

UCD Medical Device Design Group Members Ellen Cahill and Muthu Thangaramanujam presented their PhD research to date at the 21st Annual Conference of the Bioengineering Section of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.

Ellen Cahill, a first year PhD student, gave a poster presentation titled ‘Engineering Material Considerations for Microneedle Applications in Sensing and Delivery’.

Muthu Thangaramanujam, also a first year PhD student, gave a poster presentation titled ‘From 3D Gait Analysis to 3D Printing: Leveraging Gait Analysis and Radiology to Design Patient Specific, Anatomically Accurate Lower Limb Prostheses’

The conference took place  in the Carton House Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare from 16th – 17th January 2015. The Bioengineering in Ireland Conference is established as one of Ireland’s longest-running and most active research conferences in engineering and science, and brings together multidisciplinary researchers working across a range of applications targeted at improving health and healthcare.