Awards

Third Prize – PhD Paper Competition (Eóin McEvoy): Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, Paper title: A Thermodynamic Statistical Mechanics Model to Investigate the Influence on Substrate Stiffness and Ligand Density on Cell Spreading. USA, June 2017.

Best Overall Paper/Presentation (Noel Reynolds): Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Paper title: Active Dynamic Contractility of Stress-Fibres. January 2016.

Best Paper/Presentation in Biomechanics (Eóin McEvoy): Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Paper title: Modelling of the Ventricular Myocardium: Approaching Anisotropy, Compressibility, and Contractility. January 2016.

Engineers Ireland Medal for Best Biomedical Engineering PhD Research in Ireland (David Nolan): Paper title: A new model for anisotropic hyperelastic behaviour of arteries. January 2015.

Second Prize – PhD Paper Competition (Noel Reynolds): World Congress of Biomechanics, Paper title: Experimental and computational analysis of active cell and nucleus biomechanics. USA, July 2014.

Best Paper/Presentation (Emer Feerick): 19th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods In Orthopaedic Biomechanics. Paper title: Computational Investigation of Cortical Bone Screw Failure Mechanisms. USA, January 2011.

First Prize – PhD Paper Competition (William Ronan): American Society of Mechanical Engineering Summer Bioengineering Conference. Paper title: Simulation of Stress Fiber Remodeling of Cells Adhered to Elastic Substrates. USA, June 2011.

Engineers Ireland Medal for Best Biomedical Engineering PhD Research in Ireland (Enda Dowling): Paper title: Influence of Actin Cytoskeletal Remodelling on the Shear Resistance of Single Chondrocytes: A Computational and Experimental Investigation. January 2011.

Third Prize – PhD Paper Competition (William Ronan): American Society of Mechanical Engineering Summer Bioengineering Conference, Paper title: Finite Element Analysis of Cytoskeletal Remodeling During Micropipette Aspiration. USA June 2010.