Dr Devine holds a PhD in Biopolymer Engineering (2006) from AIT, where he also completed undergraduate studies in polymer engineering. Following his PhD studies he worked on an industry based post-doctoral fellowship which enabled the development, patenting and licencing of orientated polymeric films for use in the ophthalmic industry to Transitions Optical Ltd. He subsequently gained international research experience as a Senior Project Leader in the Preclinical Services Programme at the AO Research Institute in Switzerland, Institute where he was responsible for managing preclinical studies for a variety of industrial and academic collaborators. Dr Devine was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2012 and was named an Irish champion of EU research (Sept 2012) and the Marie Curie Fellow of the week (Oct 2014). This work enabled Dr Devine to receive training in world leading research centres namely; Harvard Medical Schools Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies and the Mayo Clinic’s Rehabilitation Medicine Center in the field of bone tissue engineering.
Dr Devine’s current research interests centres on the development of materials for biomedical applications such as bone regenerations and biodegradable polymer stents, and structural thermoplastic composites. Dr Devine has published in the fields of controlled release from medical device coatings, 3D printing scaffolds and bone regeneration. He also currently supervises students in the area of material formulations and biodegradable stents. Dr Devine maintains several collaborations in these fields across the EU and at international centres located in the USA, Canada, Brazil and Switzerland.
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