Eoin holds a degree and a PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. His doctorate thesis focussed on investigating the mechanical properties of insect cuticle, examining evolutionary adaptations and factors that influence properties such as strength, stiffness, form, geometry and failure mode.
Since 2016, Eoin has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Biomedical Engineering, being awarded a 2-year IRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Government of Ireland) in NUIG examining bone biomechanics in osteoporosis, diabetes and osteoarthritis. After this, Eoin led the experimental portion of a Horizon 2020 project examining bio-absorbable materials for next generation stenting applications. Since April 2019, Eoin has worked as a senior research engineer with the MET Centre in GMIT on an Innovation Partnership Project with a medical device company to design and test medical devices for cardiovascular applications.
Eoin’s area of expertise is experimental design and testing of materials. He has worked extensively as a forensic engineer and lectured many mechanical and biomedical engineering modules in GMIT and NUIG since 2016. Eoin has 10 peer reviewed publications (7 as first author) and has presented his work at a multitude of national and international conferences.