Dr Maurice N Collins is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. The principal focus of his research group is on the structure/property/processing relationships of biopolymers/hydrogels in the application areas of regenerative medicine, Tissue Engineering, drug delivery, and pharmaceutics.  Maurice has a strong track record in attracting funding to enable his research. He is the lead PI and coordinator of the H2020 LIBRE consortium, which focuses on next generation biomaterials and is involved as PI in multiple nationally funded programmes. He is a funded investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) advanced materials and bioengineering center (AMBER) based at Trinity College Dublin. His research group is interdisciplinary including Materials Scientists, Chemists, Biologists, Pharmacists and Engineers, with current areas of interest including the development of bioinks for 3D bioprinting, the development of multifunctional nanomaterials and immunomodulatory materials as well as fundamental 3D tissue scaffold and hydrogel work. Maurice is the editor of the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules published by Elsevier and sits on the editorial board of Carbohydrate Polymers. His current h -index is 34 and his citations have reached circa 4k.


Zamboni F, Vieira S, Reis RL, Oliveira JM, Collins MN: The potential of hyaluronic acid in immunoprotection and immunomodulation: Chemistry, processing and function. Progress in Materials Science 2018; 97: 97-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2018.04.003

Souness A, Zamboni F., Walker GM, Collins MN: Influence of scaffold design on 3D printed cell constructs. J. of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 2018; 106 (Pt 2): 533-545. DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.33863

Tamer M Tamer, Mohamed A. Hassan, Ahmed M. Omer, Katarina Valachova, Mohamed S. Mohey Eldin, Maurice N Collins, Ladislav Soltes (2017), Antibacterial and antioxidative activity of O-amine functionalized Chitosan, Carbohydrate Polymers, 169, 441-450 DOI: /10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.04.027

Fernanda Zamboni and Maurice N Collins (2017) Cell Based Therapeutics in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 521 (1), 346-356. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.02.063

Caroline A. Murphy, João B. Costa, Joana Silva-Correia, J. Miguel Oliveira, Rui L. Reis, Maurice N. Collins (2018),  Biopolymers and Polymers in the Search of Alternative Treatments for Meniscal Regeneration: State of the Art and Future Trends, Applied Materials Today, volume 12, 51-71. DOI: //doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2018.04.002