research team


Dr. Alix Whelan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Collagen fibre-mediated fatigue mechanics of pericardium for use in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements

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Dr. Ciara McKenna

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

In-silico investigation into stent design for aortic coarctation treatment

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Brooke Tornifoglio

PhD Candidate

Characterisation of arterial tissue by diffusion tensor imaging

Celia Hughes

PhD Candidate

The development of bioinspired prosthetic heart valve leaflets for TAVR using additive manufacturing and finite element modelling

Conor O'Keeffe

PhD Candidate

Robert Johnston

PhD Candidate

Fundamental insights into rupture mechanisms of atherosclerotic plaque tissue: Determining possible new diagnostic measures of plaque vulnerability

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Sam Geraghty

PhD Candidate

Optimisation and 3D Printing of Paediatric Stents

Yasmine Guendouz

PhD Candidate

Using Machine Learning to identify the critical features of carotid artery plaque vulnerability from Ultrasound images

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Alice Hanly

MAI Student

Derbhla McMullan

MAI Student

Optimisation and 3D printing of polymer paediatric stents

Helena Brech

MSc Student

Arterial tissue microstructure implications on plaque rupture based on quantitative T1 and T2 MRI measurements

Jemil Saidi

MSc Student

Optimisation and 3D printing of Titanium paediatric stents

Claire Lemass

Research Internship

Floriane Bernasconi

Research Internship

Luke Guerin

Research Internship

Dr. Orla McGee

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Designing bespoke stents optimized for both patient needs and for selective laser melting (3D printing) and development of an agent-based model in Matlab to assess smooth muscle cell response varying levels of cyclic strain.

Dr. Alan Stone

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Non-invasive vascular imaging techniques

Dr. David Nolan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Investigating cardiovascular biomechanics and mechanobiology using computational and experimental methods.

Dr. Emma Fitzpatrick

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Investigating the role of collagen fibre structure and strain on vascular cell proliferation and differentiation

Dr. Robert Gaul

PhD Candidate

Fundamental Insights into Arterial Remodelling; Strain-Mediated Degradation of Arterial Collagen

Dr. Pattie Mathieu

PhD Candidate

Multipotent vascular stem cells and the effects of cyclic tensile strain, collagen structure and stenting on medial vascular cell populations

Dr. Milad Ghasemi

PhD Candidate

Mechanical Assessment of the Risk of Atherosclerotic Plaque Rupture in Carotid Arteries with a Focus on Damage Accumulation