Dr. Shane Keaveney

Dr. Shane KeaveneyShane Keaveney completed his honours degree in Mechanical Engineering in UCD in 2010 continuing his final year project into his PhD with funding and support from the Irish Research Council and Depuy (Ireland).  During his PhD on medical device manufacturing, he spent time researching in the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF), Dortmund TU, Germany.  This was under the supervision of Prof. Petra Kersting, chair of CIRP Research Affiliates, and funded by the DAAD.  He worked with Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill in establishing the MDD group (funding proposals, project supervision etc.) before working with SolidCAM UK as their lead Irish applications engineer. Whilst working with SolidCAM UK full time, he worked part time in the group on various research projects.  He is heavily involved in the success of the MTTRF award since 2011 in UCD.  This award provides state of the art manufacturing and research facilities to the school along with access and collaboration with a global network of the best researchers and companies in the world.  He is also involved with various public engagement events (design and innovation workshops, 3D printing/additive manufacturing workshops and talks etc.), charity organisations, and start-ups.  His team won the UCD Student Innovation Fund in 2014 for a start-up in the area of Biomass energy and he is co-founder of the Rapid Foundation.


Research interests: medical devices, 5-axis CNC, additive manufacturing, low-cost medical device manufacture, CAD/CAM, kinematic error modelling and compensation

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