Dates: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time: 13h00 - 14h00 with light lunch served from 12h45
Presenter: Dr. Maurice N. Collins
Duration: 1 hour
Dr Maurice N Collins, Bernal Institute, University of LimerickMaurice is the vice-lead of composite materials at the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick and holds a visiting researcher position at IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain. He is a member of the Bernal Oversight Group and the Bernal Leadership Team. To date, Maurice has been awarded >€6million as principal investigator (PI) and further €2 million as Co-PI. He is the lead PI and coordinator of the recently awarded H2020 LIBRE proposal, the largest sustainable carbon fibre consortium in Europe, and he has authored over 80 publications including >40 ISI Journal articles, >40 conference papers, 3 patents pending, 1 edited book, 3 book chapters as well as several invention disclosures. His research has been licenced by two multinational companies and his research achievements have been internationally recognized through various awards including: Champion of EU Research Award from Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI); Marie Curie Actions Award; Best Journal Paper Award; Highlight Conference Paper Award; Highly cited ISI paper Award and a University of Limerick Seed Funding Award. He acts as an expert evaluator for H2020, the Polish Academy of Science and the Israeli Ministry of Science, and is a member of the DJEI Expert Panel on Technology Futures focusing on biomaterials. He sits on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal Carbohydrate Polymers (IF 4.8) and is currently supervising 2 postdocs, 4 PhDs and 6 Masters candidates as sole supervisor with 2 PhDs as co-supervisor. He is a reviewer for >20 ISI international journals and has delivered invited talks in Japan, the US and Europe. He has designed and teaches the following Level 9 modules - Polymers for Biomedical devices and Polymer Therapeutics. He will be the session chair on biomaterials and fibres at the ECO-BIO conference to be held in Dublin March 4-7, 2018.
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