Prof. Fergal O’Brien
Prof. Fergal O’Brien is Professor of Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine, Deputy Director for Research and head of the Tissue Engineering Research Group (the 2017 Irish Research Laboratory of the Year) based in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a graduate of mechanical engineering and his PhD research was in the area of bone mechanobiology (both from TCD). He was subsequently a Fulbright Fellow in orthopaedic tissue engineering in Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School before his faculty appointment in 2003. Since then, he has published over 200 journal articles, book chapters and editorials in peer-reviewed international journals and books, filed 13 patents/disclosures and supervised 30 doctoral students to completion. He has a current h-index of 53 (July 2017). He is currently a member of the World Council of Biomechanics and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, the Anatomical Society and the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science. He is co-founder of SurgaColl Technologies, which has translated 2 technologies for bone and cartilage repair from his lab to the clinic. In addition he is an editorial board member of 5 journals and Subject Editor (Tissue Engineering) for the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. He is Co-chair (with Prof. Daniel Kelly, TCD) of the World Congress of Biomechanics which is being held in Ireland in 2018.
His research focuses on the development of natural polymer (such as collagen)- scaffold-based therapeutics for tissue engineering with target applications in bone, cartilage, cardiovascular, corneal, respiratory and neural tissues. A major focus of ongoing research has been to functionalise these scaffolds for use as delivery systems for biomolecules with a particular interest in the delivery of nucleic acids (pDNA, siRNA and microRNA) to enhance their therapeutic potential. His group also focuses on the use of these scaffolds as advanced 3D pathophysiology in vitro systems for drug development, studying cellular crosstalk in co-cultures and to understand disease states in cancer, angiogenesis, immunology and infection. In addition, he has a major interest in studying the response of living cells to mechanical stimuli (mechanobiology) and using biophysical stimuli to regulate stem cell differentiation and identify novel targets for tissue repair.
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Dr. Ramesh Babu Padamati
Prof. Werner Blau
Prof. John J. Boland
Prof Conor Buckley
Prof. J.M.D. Coey
Prof Paula Colavita
Prof. Jonathan Coleman
Prof. Graham Cross
Prof. John Donegan
Prof. Georg S. Duesberg
Prof Garry Duffy
Prof James Gleeson
Prof. Yurii Gun’ko
Prof. Anne Marie Healy
Prof David Hoey
Prof. Justin D. Holmes
Prof Paul Hurley
Prof Nathan Jackson
Prof. Daniel Kelly
Dr. Ed Lavelle
Dr Rocco Lupoi
Prof. Mike Lyons
Dr. Aidan McDonald
Dr. Parvaneh Mokarian-Tabari
Prof. Mick Morris
Dr. Bruce Murphy
Prof. Valeria Nicolosi
Prof. Fergal O’Brien
Prof Kevin O’Connor
AMBER PhD studentships which are open for enrolment in September 2019
AMBER is inviting applications for the following PhD studentships which are open for enrolment in September 2019. The AMBER research centre, as a community of researchers, welcomes its responsibility to provide equal opportunities for all. We are actively seeking diversity in our research teams and particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.
|PhD title||Lead Supervisor||Co Supervisor||Location|
|Exploration of neuromorphic functions based on ion gel gated devices||Prof. John Boland||Prof. Paul Hurley||Trinity College Dublin|
|Oxide semiconductors for above IC logic applications||Prof. Igor Shvets||Trinity College Dublin|
|Resistive switching in single/few layer 2 D materials.||Dr. Niall McEvoy||Prof. Paul Hurley||Trinity College Dublin|
|Modelling for emerging devices||Prof. Stefano Sanvito||Trinity College Dublin|
|Magnetic Logic Devices||Prof. Mike Coey||Prof. Plamen Stamenov||Trinity College Dublin|
|Computational screening and design of resilient plasmonic alloys for ICT and sensing||Dr. David O’Regan||Trinity College Dublin|
|Aberration-corrected electron microscopy and electron-beam lithography for plasmonic devices with dimensions approaching the atomic scale||Dr. Richard Hobbs||Trinity College Dublin|
|Porous Metal-Organic Materials for Photo- and Electrocatalytic Water Splitting||Prof. Wolfgang Schmitt||Trinity College Dublin|
|Nitride Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting||Prof. Justin Holmes||Prof. Peter Parbrook||University College Cork|
|2D materials for battery and supercaps||Prof. Valeria Nicolosi||Trinity College Dublin|
|3D-Printed Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries for Future Wearable, Medical and IoT Technologies||Prof. Colm O’Dwyer||Tyndall National Institute/University College Cork|
|Novel Dy-free Permanent Magnets with Properties Intermediate between Ferrites and Nd-Fe-B||Prof. Plamen Stamenov||Prof. Mike Coey||Trinity College Dublin|
|Machine-learning design of novel permanent magnets||Prof. Stefano Sanvito||Trinity College Dublin|
|Transverse Thermoelectrics||Dr. David McCloskey||Trinity College Dublin|
|Theory, modelling and simulations of electrical properties of nanosheet networks for device applications (MF)||Prof. Mauro Ferreira||Trinity College Dublin|
|Viscoelastic properties of nanosheet networks (MM)||Prof. Mathias Moebius||Trinity College Dublin|
|Electromechanical properties of nanosheet networks/Nanomembrane formation by continuous nanoimprint processes (GC)||Prof. Graham Cross||Trinity College Dublin|
|Directed Self-Assembly of Synthetic Nanoparticles and Loading of Natural Cell Derived Nanoparticles||Prof. Donal O’Shea||The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland|
|Synthesis and Catalysis by 2D nanomaterials||Prof. Aidan McDonald||Trinity College Dublin|
|Engineered self-assemblies from synthetic tripodal ligands for formation of soft-materials and printable 2D materials||Prof. Thorri Gunnlaugsson||Trinity College Dublin|
|Nano and micropatterning of polymer and biopolymer structures through phase separation and fabrication||Prof. Mick Morris||Trinity College Dublin|
|Functional patterned surfaces using biopolymers||Prof. Justin Holmes||Prof. Paul Young||University College Cork|
|The role of endogenous skeletal stem cells in regulating biomaterial mediated bone regeneration||Prof. David Hoey||Trinity College Dublin|
|Electro-conductive biomaterials for spinal cord and peripheral nerve repair||Prof. Fergal O’Brien||The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland|
|Conductive materials for regeneration of the infarcted myocardium||Prof. Michael Monaghan||Prof. Valeria Nicolosi||Trinity College Dublin|
|Novel nanomaterials for controlled gene delivery||Prof. Sally-Ann Cryan||Prof. Andreas Heise||The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland|
|Machine learning methods for ultra-high quality microscopy||Prof. Stefano Sanvito||Dr. Lewys Jones||Trinity College Dublin|
|Development of immunomodulatory materials for biomedical applications||Prof. Ed Lavelle||Prof. Danny Kelly & Prof. Fergal O’Brien||Trinity College Dublin|
To apply – please e-mail a CV with the names and addresses of three referees to the lead supervisor listed above, contact details can be found within project PDF.
Positions will remain opened until filled but preferred start date is September 2 2019. Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged.
Irish Research Council – Open Call
We are seeking interested students, post-doctoral researchers, investigators, and industry partners for the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries. Call deadline is Sept 5th.
Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postdoctoral) - Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postdoctoral) Co-funding research partnerships for enterprises and not-for-profit employers. The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme is a unique national initiative linking excellent researchers to enterprise. The scheme brings great research ideas into an Irish enterprise partner with the support of a higher education institution. The Irish Research Council partners with enterprises and jointly funds two-year fellowships to highly promising researchers in Ireland. Fellows will hold an Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship. Link
Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgraduate) Co-funding research partnerships for enterprises and not-for-profit employers. The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme is a unique national initiative linking excellent researchers to enterprise. The scheme co-funds awardees to bring great research ideas into an enterprise with the support of a higher education institution. Link
We have a fully funded PhD position in AMBER open for enrolment in 2018, with the Intelligent Nano Surfaces Group, supported by the SUN-PILOT H2020 project (link: http://www.sunpilot.eu). To apply please
review the project details on the link below. Submit your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to Dr. Parvaneh Mokarian (email@example.com).
Friday 31st July 2018
PhD studentship - Bio-inspired Nanopatterning; link: https://www.universityvacancies.com/trinity-college-dublin/phd-student-research-9913
SFI Industry Fellowship
The SFI Industry Fellowship Programme aims to enhance industry-academia collaborations, and to stimulate excellence through the funding of collaborative industry-academia research projects. This is realised via secondment of academic researchers in industry, or of industry researchers in academia.
If funded, the AMBER centre places researchers, on-site with collaborating companies for 1 year full time or 2 years part time. Alternately it hosts industry researchers on-site. Some applicants transition to full time roles in industry partners, subsequent to completion of the project. Other fellows have leveraged the secondment for:  preparation of large scale successfully funded H2020 funding applications;  publication of high impact academic publications;  pathfinding/seeding new collaborative research projects;  the development of new intellectual property.
To date AMBER has placed candidates across Ireland, Europe and the US addressing challenges in materials research for applications ranging across Bioengineering, Energy, ICT, and Medical Devices.
The next call deadline is Nov 26th - http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/sfi-industry-fellowship-programme/. Typically there are 2 calls per annum. Companies or researchers interested in prospective applications can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information/informal discussions.
PhD, PostDocs in Biomaterial Scaffold Development
2 Postdoc and 2 PhD positions are available with Dr Cathal Kearney in RCSI arising from his ERC Horizon 2020 Starter Grant funded in the area of biomaterial scaffold development for diabetic foot ulcers. There are several parallel arms to the project that will look at aspects of scaffold design, on-demand drug delivery, nucleic acid delivery and induced pluripotent stem cells.
Postdoc – iPSCs and Scaffold - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013127
Postdoc – biomaterials - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013126
PhD – iPSCs and Scaffold - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013125
PhD – On Demand Delivery - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013145
Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications
EDGE is led by Trinity College Dublin on behalf of 10 Irish academic institutions of excellence. In our 3rd call we expect to award up to 28 Fellowships, each 24-months duration, who will relocate to Ireland to join expert supervisors in the ICT (networks, date and materials) field. Career progression is a primary aim of MSCA schemes, and we will provide comprehensive training and development to our Fellows to support their growth as independent research professionals. Researchers currently residing outside of Ireland, with a PhD or equivalent status, can apply by submitting a research proposal before the Call deadline on 1st November 2018.
Before beginning the application process, applicants should:
1. review the eligibility criteria and other information on our website - http://www.edge-research.eu
2. contact a prospective supervisor from those listed on the programme website to gain their support
- Future Networks & Communications
- Advanced Materials & Bioengineering
- Digital Content & Media Technologies
Full topic list: http://edge-research.eu/fellowships/research-themes/
Contact: Kevin J Fraser, EDGE Programme Manager: email@example.com
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713567.