Co-funded by the EU & the Government of Ireland

The MET Technology Gateway is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the ERDF Northern and Western Regional Programme 2021-27

Dr Eoin Parle

Senior Research Engineer

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.