Declan Devine is the Director of the Polymer, Recycling, Industrial, Sustainability and Manufacturing (PRISM) Research Institute at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). He holds a BEng (2000) and PhD (2006) in polymer engineering from Athlone Institute of Technology. Prior to taking up this role Declan has fulfilled a variety of roles both nationally and internationally. These roles include a Senior Project Leader in the at the AO Research Institute in Switzerland and fellowships in both Harvard Medical Schools Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies and the Mayo Clinic’s Rehabilitation Medicine Center as a part of his ERA Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship.
Declan is currently an academic director of the Enterprise Ireland Applied Polymer Technologies, Technology Gateway centre, and a funded investigator in the SFI funded AMBER centre for Advanced Materials and Regenerative Medicine, CONFIRM centre for smart manufacturing, the Cúram Medical Device Centre and the Enterprise Ireland Funded Meat Technology Centre.
Declan is the founding Chairperson of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Ireland Chapter to enable peer to peer engagement of MCAA alumni and has arranged related seminars on career development and gender equality in research. His current research interests centres on the development of materials for biodegradable packaging, biomedical applications such as bone regenerations and biodegradable polymer stents, Controlled delivery of APIs, additive manufacturing and polymer based Smart Manufacturing. Declan has published in the fields of controlled release, medical device coatings, 3D printing scaffolds biodegradable polymers, additive manufacturing and bone regeneration. He maintains several collaborations in these fields across the EU and at international centres located in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland and the EU.
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