Prof. Buckley is a Professor In Biomedical Engineering at the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Honorary Associate Professor in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His research focuses on novel biomaterials, biofabrication and cell-based strategies for tissue regeneration.
He has published over 80 international peer reviewed journal articles and is a reviewer for 26 leading journals in the fields of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, an Editorial Board Member for the journals, Frontiers- Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering and serves on the International Advisory Review Board (ARB) for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research-Spine.
Prof. Buckley is also a PI on several commercial projects developing biomaterials for peripheral nerve repair and bioprinting for next generation implantable devices and tissues for orthopaedic applications. He also has experience in the commercialisation of technology including the filing and licensing of patents in relation to porous biomaterials for nerve (PCT/EP2020/083811) and cartilage tissue regeneration (EP18215447.6). In 2022, he co-founded Altach , a campus spin-out company pioneering off-the-shelf cartilage scaffolds to regenerate damaged knee joints.
Buckley has been awarded over €11 million in PI funding and Co-PI funding for research in the areas of biomaterials and biofabrication, intervertebral disc regeneration, cartilage/meniscus implants and nerve regeneration. In 2019 received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator award to develop personalised medicine approaches to regenerate the intervertebral disc.
Current research activities with AMBER include: Personalised medicine and injectable gene activated biomaterials for intervertebral disc repair; Biofabrication of electroconductive ECM nerve guidance conduits; 3D printing of ECM derived meniscus implants; Predictive in silico metabolite modelling for cell-based therapies.
AMBER has a strong emphasis on collaboration. Central to AMBER’s research remit are collaborative projects performed with industry partners, and working with academic, industry and wider stakeholder on international and national research programmes.Get in touch