Oisín Byrne studied biomedical engineering at UCD. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and is soon to be conferred with an M.E. in Biomedical Engineering.
During his M.E program, he carried out an internship program at Abbott Ireland Nutrition division where he gained valuable industry experience. As part of the sites maintenance excellence team, he received the prestigious Engineers Ireland overall MEETA award.
After completing his internship, he began his final year thesis entitled: “Actuation Methods for Anatomical Simulators” supervised by Dr. Dónal Holland Harvard MIT/UCD, Dr. Eóin Ó’Cearbhaill and Prof. James Jones UCD where he focussed on developing a new method of 3D printing customisable actuators out of soft materials.
He has recently been funded by Neograft Inc. in collaboration with SFI to begin research in the area of coronary artery bypass surgery.
Project Title: “3D Printing of Polymers onto the Abluminal Surface of Cylindrical Tissue Samples.”
His research interests include: soft robotics, 3D printing, and medical device design. In particular, he is focussed on research orientated toward practical applications.