Dr Eoghan Cunnane (Contract Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering) was the recent recipient of the Best Poster Award at the European Society for Vascular Surgery 4th Spring Meeting held in University College London on the 13th and 14th of May.
The work, entitled ‘Ex vivo characterisation of femoral artery plaques for the continued improvement of endovascular treatment’, was performed as part of Dr Cunnane’s doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Michael Walsh, Theme Leader for Technology Enhanced Health Outcomes at the Health Research Institute and member of the Materials and Surface Science Institute at the University of Limerick.
Dr Cunnane also recently received a European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions International Fellowship grant. This award will allow him to work in Prof David Vorp’s vascular tissue engineering lab at Pittsburgh University for 2 years, beginning in September 2016. This will be followed by a return phase of 1 year which will take place in Prof Fergal O’Brien’s lab at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Pictured above is Dr Cunnane receiving his Best Poster Award from Prof Vorp who was in attendance in his role as a keynote speaker at the meeting and as President of the International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology, who co-sponsored part of the conference.