Dr. Luke Geever (PhD Biomedical Polymers 2008) is Principal Investigator for the Applied Polymer Technologies (APT) Gateway, Ireland’s National Centre for Polymer Materials and Processing Research, which is hosted at the Materials Research Institute in Athlone Institute of Technology. Dr. Geever also leads one of the largest polymer materials research groups in Ireland, the Smart Polymers Research Group.
Over the past number of years Dr. Geever has fulfilled various research based managerial positions, playing a key role in securing €6 million in research funding awards, attracting significant competitive state and industry funding including some €2.7 million as Principal Investigator in the past 3 years alone. Dr. Geever and his team have excellent experience in managing and delivering output associated with collaborative research projects, and currently work with an extensive network of distinguished industry, clinical and academic partners. Recently he has gained international research experience as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic, undertaking collaborative research with world leading experts while exploring the Clinical Applications of Novel Drug Eluting Biomedical Polymer Composites. He has over 100 journal and conference publications.
Dr. Geever’s main research interests are centred on the development of polymer and smart polymer materials for controlled & targeted drug delivery applications in the pharmaceutical industry; as well as the development of polymer composites / nanocomposites for a wide range of industrial applications. He currently leads large scale polymer research projects with companies including Creganna Tactx Medical, Wellman International and The Shabra Group, among others.
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