Lecturer in Engineering with over 22 years’ experience in material processing, material selection and material characterisation. Educated to M. Phil and Ph.D. level. Worked in industry in both Ireland and UK with industrial experience including medical device validation and quality engineering, project management, new product and process development and polymer processing. Background in polymer materials and processes, materials development, new product development and material analysis. Consultant to medical device and pharmaceutical industry. Research interests in hydrogels, wound healing, smart polymers, controlled drug delivery and polymer materials. Comprehensive experience in managing the development and commercialisation of technologies and in managing IP development including successful licensing of wound healing technology to medical device company.
Michael is actively involved in research teaching and learning, presently supervising 6 postgraduates. He has been a member of the research and innovation committee and the ethics committee of AIT. He is an external examiner for other academic institutions and is also an internal examiner for MSc. and PhD students. He was successful in grant applications totaling €3.25 million on topics ranging from novel hydrogel to drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical companies.