Professor Nicholas Dunne is the Chair of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering/Full Professor of Biomaterials Engineering, the Founding Executive Director of Biodesign Europe and the Executive Director of the Medical Engineering Research Centre Engineering (MedEng) at DCU. Prof Dunne is also a Visiting Research Professor of Biomaterials Engineering in the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast, and an Adjunct Professor of Biomaterials Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.
He received his PhD in Biomaterials Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 1996 following his undergraduate degree in Polymer Science and Technology from the Athlone Institute of Technology. He has authored +225 peer-reviewed journal publications, 17 book chapters and delivered +400 research presentations at national and international biomaterials and biomechanics conferences. Prof Dunne’s research has been continuously supported by Research Councils, the European Union, and charity funding bodies and he also attracts significant funding from industrial partners. To date, he has secured and managed significant research funding (in excess of €18.5M as PI and €17.5M as Co-PI) from funders including EPSRC, MRC, Innovate UK, SFI, The Royal Academy of Engineering and several major multinational medical device companies.
He is a Journal Editor of Biomaterials Advances and Editorial Board Member of Regenerative Biomaterials, Royal Society of Chemistry – Biomaterials Science, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, International Journal of Biomaterials and Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine.
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