Dr Liam Morris is a Lecturer and a Co-Principal Investigator in the Galway Medical Technology Centre (GMedTech) in the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Dr Morris graduated with a first class honors degree in Manufacturing Technology from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in 1998 and continued his studies within GMIT with a research masters from 1998 – 2000 in the area of biomedical engineering. Dr Morris furthered his education by completing a PhD in the University of Limerick in biomedical engineering from 2000 – 2004 and secured an Enterprise Ireland proof-of-concept funding to continue this research as a Post-Doctoral researcher (2004 – 2005). Dr Morris joined the GMIT Lecturing staff in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department in 2005 and co-founded the GMedTech biomedical engineering centre. GMedTech develops physiologically relevant experimental bio-simulators mimicking various anatomical disease scenarios. This Centre of Excellence offers regional and national based medical device companies and clinicians an advanced product testing service and surgical training environment.
His areas of expertise is modelling numerically and experimentally the physiological flow conditions through diseased areas of the cardiovascular system with and without various treatment options. His current areas of research include coronary artery disease, structural heart, cognitive heart defects, aneurysms and stroke. This work is in collaboration with UHG, Galway Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin, Emory University and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Dr Morris has authored over 25 international peer reviewed journals and in excess of 75 national/international conferences. During his time as a Researcher, Dr Morris secured over €4 million in research funds.
Dr Morris has supervised four PhD candidates to completion. Currently, he supervises six PhDs. Dr Morris will continue to grow his group to further develop world class simulator systems for industry device testing, clinical training and surgical planning.