Group member and PhD student Ellen Cahill won the best ‘Devices’ presentation at the annual Bioengineering in Ireland (BINI) conference. Ellen’s presentation entitled ‘Porous Metal Microneedle Patch Platform for Transdermal Drug Delivery and Interstitial Fluid Collection’ detailed her PhD work and results on this exciting metallic microneedle device.
PhD students Oisín Byrne and Kevin Krieger were also in attendance at the conference and both presented on their respective PhD works on ‘3D Printing of Exo-Stents onto Saphenous Vein Grafts’ and ‘Rapid Fabrication of Customisable Microneedle Moulds Using Low Cost SLA ‘Print and Fill’ Technique’. aDr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill spoke to PhD and Post-Docs about his career to date weaving through academia and industry during the Career Development session. UCD was also represented at the conference by PhD students Karen Fitzgearld and Antonia Trotta and Assistant Professor Dr. Aisling Ní Annaidh.