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RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Lennon’s research seeks to apply engineering science to a variety of applications at the interface of physical and medical sciences, including surgical planning, medical devices, biomaterials, and regenerative medicine.

Specific research topics undertaken with colleagues in the Bioengineering Research Group, Health Sciences, Musgrave Park Hospital, and international collaborators include orthopaedic and cardiovascular biomechanics, mechanics of cells and tissues, and combining physical and computational testing to characterise short and long term performance of biomaterials and medical devices.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Open to PhD applications in the fields of biomechanics/biomaterials for surgical planning, medical device design/evaluation, and/or fundamental mechanobiology of cells/tissues.

Individuals interested in working with Dr Lennon are welcome to contact him to discuss ideas and/or possible collaborations.

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Research students

PhD title: Population-Level Variability in Biomechanical Modelling of Total Hip Replacement


Name: John O’Connor
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Country: Ireland

 PhD title: Pelvic Positioning and Acetabular Orientation in Total Hip Replacement


Name: Megan Rutherford
Years of Study: 2013-2018
Country: Northern Ireland

 PhD title: Investigation of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Bone Cement Fatigue in Orthopaedic Implants


Name: Chiara McBrien
Years of Study: 2012-2017 [Submitted]
Country: Northern Ireland

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Rory O’Neill


PhD title: Investigation of Mechanisms and Factors Influencing the Delivery of Calcium Phosphate Pastes for Minimally Invasive Surgical Applications

Years of Study: 2011-2015
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Dr Pavel Galibarov


PhD title: Stochastic Failure Modelling of Total Hip Replacement

Years of Study: 2005-2009
Country: Russia
Current position: Anybody Technologies A/S, Aalborg, Denmark

 

Dr Feng Xue


PhD title: Computational Investigations of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Ageing in Mechanobiological Simulations of Tissue Differentiation

Years of Study: 2009-2013
Country: China
Current position: Post-doctoral researcher, University of Limerick, Ireland

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