Research Students

Sharon Duffy

Sharon Duffy

Sharon holds a B.Sc in Medical Science from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. She is currently undertaking an employment based PhD with a medical device company called Neuravi. Neuravi specialise in the development of mechanical thrombectomy devices for the removal of clots from stroke patients.

The research focuses on characterising the composition of blood clots retrieved from stroke patients, and developing clot analogues that are clinically representative of human stroke clots. This work will enable progress in the areas of clot imaging for stroke patients, device development, and procedure refinement.

Shane McHugo

Shane McHugo

Shane holds a BSc honours degree in Production Management from the University of Limerick. Shane is currently working on optimising the surgical procedures involved in resolving severe congenital heart defects.

Research Interests
 Fontan Physiology
 Development of benchtop rigs to replicate the cardiac system
 Surgical optimisation
 Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Awards and Honours
 UL40 Research Scholarship
 Presidents Volunteer Award

Experience
 Assembly Engineer, Analog Devices
 R&D Engineer, Analog Devices
 Researcher, Ideas Biotech Ltd
 Researcher, Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research (CABER)
 Research Assistant, Class Medical