DCU's expertise in Medical Devices research is focussed within the Centre for Medical Engineering Research (MEDEng) in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. The Centre is focused on translating engineering and materials research into healthcare solutions. It has six overarching research themes based at the interface of materials science, engineering and biology - providing the underpinning fundamental research to facilitate the stratified clinical and industrial framework for the development of medical devices and implants for tissue repair and regeneration. The MEDeng Centre is a multidisciplinary research network that brings academic, industrial and clinical communities together with the purpose of pioneering advances in medical engineering for global wellbeing.
Key research areas:
1. Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices
2. Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems
3. Surface Engineering and Coating Technology
5. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
6. Clinical Orthopaedics
MEDeng has direct access to excellent infrastructure and resources within the laboratories of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU.
Specific expertise and core capabilities in the School relate to:
- Material Synthesis
- Material Characterisation
- Functional Assessment and Evaluation
- Theoretical and Computational Modelling
- Surface Engineering and Coating Technology
- Additive Manufacturing