Dr Delassus, Head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department, is also the Director of Galway Medical Technologies research centre (GMedTech). He has been engaged in applied research for nearly 20 years, focusing mainly on biomedical engineering, marine engineering, and diverse product design projects for industry. He has also over 10 years’ experience in engineering roles in industry.
Dr Delassus leads the development of relations with medical device companies in the west of Ireland, tailoring and developing programmes to suit the needs of companies and their technical staff. He is actively involved in post-graduate research and innovation partnership programmes with medical device companies and has patented a number of medical devices. He supervised 17 postgraduate students to completion including the first PhD awarded in the Institute. He has developed very strong relationships with key clinicians and entrepreneurs. In addition, he has secured more than €3m in research funding from various national and international calls.
He initiated the establishment of the institute’s GMedTech centre under Enterprise Ireland’s Applied Research Enhancement programme, and continues to be active in guiding the centre’s staff.
Dr Delassus has a very strong interest in working with industry specially on innovation and early stage design development.