Biography

My research activity focuses on an improved understanding of the host response to the treatment of vascular diseases. My primary area of research is focused on vascular disease properties and how such properties can be leveraged for improved medical device design. My secondary area of research investigates how disease caused by vascular surgical interventions (intimal hyperplasia) is instigated/mediated by hemodynamics. Elucidating the role of diseased tissue in device performance is a crucial step towards the understanding of how surgical treatments lead to disease formation and also how treatments can be improved to minimise intimal hyperplasia. My former post-doctoral researchers are all working in Irish industry as are 13 of 20 PhD graduates. Five other PhD graduates are all pursuing academic careers at institutions such as Georgia Institute of Technology, Edinburgh University, University of Pittsburgh, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam and the University of Limerick. I have published 74 peer-reviewed journal papers and 8 book chapters. I have 4 granted patents, 2 in review and a spin-out company, Class Medical, established in 2014.My research activity focuses on an improved understanding of the host response to the treatment of vascular diseases. My primary area of research is focused on vascular disease properties and how such properties can be leveraged for improved medical device design. My secondary area of research investigates how disease caused by vascular surgical interventions (intimal hyperplasia) is instigated/mediated by hemodynamics. Elucidating the role of diseased tissue in device performance is a crucial step towards the understanding of how surgical treatments lead to disease formation and also how treatments can be improved to minimise intimal hyperplasia. My former post-doctoral researchers are all working in Irish industry as are 13 of 20 PhD graduates. Five other PhD graduates are all pursuing academic careers at institutions such as Georgia Institute of Technology, Edinburgh University, University of Pittsburgh, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam and the University of Limerick. I have published 74 peer-reviewed journal papers and 8 book chapters. I have 4 granted patents, 2 in review and a spin-out company, Class Medical, established in 2014.

Research Interests

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Hemodynamics, Arteriovenous Access, Human diseased soft tissue characterisation

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2007 Biomedical Engineering Division, Engineers Ireland,
  • 2006 American Society of Mechanical Engineers,

Employment

  • 2007 University of Limerick - Course Director, Biomedical Engineering

Association

  • 2006 Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2005 Member, Engineers Ireland

Education

  • 2001 University of Limerick - Ph.D.
  • 1996 University of Limerick - B.Eng.

Patent

  • - The Prolong Graft for peripheral bypass surgery
  • - The Prolong II graft
  • - The Isolator Graft for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Books

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Book Chapters

Numerical and Experimental Techniques for the Study of Biomechanics in the Arterial System

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2008
World Scientific Publishing Co.
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Validated Numerical Simulations of Blood Flow Through Idealised and Realistic Graft/Artery Junctions

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2002
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Comparative Analysis of Finite Element and Finite Volume Methods for Blood Flow Through a Graft-Artery Junction

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2002
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Spherical indentation of free-standing acellular extracellular matrix membranes

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Dr. Eamonn De Barra
2012
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Fluid-structure interaction of a patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysm treated with an endovascular stent-graft.

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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An investigation into the hemodynamic behaviour of vascular bypass grafts witha nd without the use of vein cuffs 23rd Sir peter Freyer Surgical Symposium

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
1998
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On the existence of an optimum end-to-side junctional geometry in peripheral bypass surgery - A computer generated study

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2003
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Experimental determination of circumferential properties of fresh carotid artery plaques

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2011
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An Experimental and Numerical Comparison of the Rupture Locations of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Numerical modelling of mass transport in an arterial wall with anisotropic transport properties

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2014
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Computational investigations of a new prosthetic femoral-popliteal bypass graft design

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Realistic Temporal Variations of Shear Stress Modulate MMP-2 and MCP-1 Expression in Arteriovenous Vascular Access

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Investigation of a glottal related harmonics-to-noise ratio and spectral tilt as indicators of glottal noise in synthesized and human voice signals

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2008
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A Computational Study of the Magnitude and Direction of Migration Forces in Patient-specific Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent-Grafts

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Identification of rupture locations in patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysms using experimental and computational techniques

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Geometrical Enhancements for Abdominal Aortic Stent-Grafts

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2008
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Mechanical characterisation of unidirectional and cross-directional multilayered urinary bladder matrix (UBM) scaffolds

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2012
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Vessel asymmetry as an additional diagnostic tool in the assessment of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Mass transport disturbances in the distal graft/artery junction of a peripheral bypass graft

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Extracellular matrices as advanced scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Experimental modelling of aortic aneurysms: Novel applications of silicone rubbers

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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A mathematical model to predict the in vivo pulsatile drag forces acting on bifurcated stent grafts used in endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2004
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In Vitro modelling of an abdominal aortic aneurysm to determine rupture location

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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The mesocolon – a histological and electron microscopic characterisation of the mesenteric attachment of the colon prior to and after surgical mobilization.

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Prof. Colum Dunne
2014
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A New Approach to Peripheral Bypass Graft Design.

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Injection-moulded models of major and minor arteries: the variability of model wall thickness owing to casting technique

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Variability of Computational Fluid Dynamics Solutions for Pressure and Flow in a Giant Aneurysm: The ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference CFD Challenge

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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Effects of flat, parabolic and realistic steady flow inlet profiles on idealised and realistic stent graft fits through Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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A mathematical model to predict in vivo distraction forces acting on bifurcated stent grafts used in endovascular treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2004
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An evolutionary approach to Wall Shear Stress prediction in a grafted artery

Conor Ryan
Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2004
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On the mechanical behaviour of carotid artery plaques: the influence of curve-fitting experimental data on numerical model results

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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Second Level Education and the Decline in Popularity of Engineering within an Irish Context

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Dr. Raymond Lynch
2011
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On using experimentally estimated wall shear stresses to validate numerically predicted results

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2003
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Engineering Silicone Rubbers for In Vitro Studies: Creating AAA Models and ILT Analogues With Physiological Properties

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Altering end-to-side anastomosis junction hemodynamics: The effects of flow-splitting

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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An Analysis of Three Dimensional Diffusion in a Representative Arterial Wall Mass Transport Model

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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The Surgical Feasibility of a Novel Vascular Graft developed for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease using In Vitro Experimental Design Techniques

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2007
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Influence of implant design on the method of failure for three implants designed for use in the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures: the dynamic hip screw (DHS), DHS blade and X-BOLT

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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Dynamic hip screw versus DHS blade A BIOMECHANICAL COMPARISON OF THE FIXATION ACHIEVED BY EACH IMPLANT IN BONE

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2011
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On the potential of hydrated storage for naturally derived ECMs and associated effects on mechanical and cellular performance

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2014
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Wall Shear Stresses Remain Elevated in Mature Arteriovenous Fistulas: A Case Study

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2011
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Numerical modelling of Newtonian and non-Newtonian representation of blood in a distal end-to-side vascular bypass graft anastomosis

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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Demonstrating the Influence of Compression on Artery Wall Mass Transport

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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An evolutionary approach to wall shear stress prediction in a grafted artery

Conor Ryan
Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2004
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Mechanical, biological and structural characterization of in vitro ruptured human carotid plaque tissue

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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Experimental validation of convection-diffusion discretisation scheme employed for computational modelling of biological mass transport

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Effects of flat, parabolic and realistic steady flow inlet profiles on idealised and realistic stent graft fits through Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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That hemodynamics and not material mismatch is of primary concern in bypass graft failure: An experimental argument

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Wrist postures in the general population of computer users during a computer task

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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On reducing abnormal hemodynamics in the femoral end-to-side anastomosis: The influence of mechanical factors

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Mechanical, biological and structural characterisation of in vitro ruptured human carotid plaque tissue.

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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Fluid-structure interaction of a patient-specific abdominal aortic aneurysm treated with an endovascular stent-graft

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Improved assessment and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms: the use of 3D reconstructions as a surgical guidance tool in endovascular repair

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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3-D numerical simulation of blood flow through models of the human aorta

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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The Effects of Arterial Wall Remodelling on the Wall Shear Stress Distributions in Vascular Bypass Grafts ESEM Belfast May 3-5th 2001

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2001
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On reducing hemodynamic factors in the femoral end-to side anastomosis: the influence of mechanical factors

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Other Journals

Are we educating our students out of engineering?

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Dr. Raymond Lynch
2010
Dublin
Engineers Ireland
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Conference Publications

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE 2008, PTS A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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IFMBE Proceedings

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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PROCEEDING OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2007

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2007
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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IFMBE Proceedings

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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2007 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-13

Martin Hayes
Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Miss. Michaela Hayes
2007
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Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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IET Conference Publications

Martin Hayes
Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Miss. Michaela Hayes
2008
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE 2008, PTS A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2007
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Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2001
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE 2008, PTS A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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IFMBE Proceedings

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, SBC2008

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE - 2009, PT A AND B

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2009, SBC2009

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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IFMBE Proceedings

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CONFERENCE, 2010

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Proceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Proceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2007
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IFMBE Proceedings

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2006
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Proceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2005
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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

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Editorials

Regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and vascular surgery: twenty first century clinical challenges

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

EXPERIMENTAL RUPTURE OF REALISTIC ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS: CAN RUPTURE LOCATIONS BE PREDICTED NUMERICALLY?

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Bioengineering in cardiovascular surgery Lecture to Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
1998
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The Mesocolon; A Histological Characterisation of the Mesenteric Attachment of The Colon

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
Prof. Colum Dunne
2013
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URINARY BLADDER MATRIX TUBULAR SCAFFOLDS AS A TISSUE ENGINEERED VASCULAR GRAFT

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Computational Fluid Dynamics studies of Blood Flow in Vascular Grafts

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2000
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The vascular potential of urinary bladder matrix an extracellular matrix material

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2013
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Regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and vascular surgery: twenty first century clinical challenges

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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The need for guidelines for surgical techniques to increase bypass graft patency rates

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2000
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EFFECTIVENESS OF STROKE PREVENTION USING EMBOLIC PROTECTION DURING CAROTID ARTERY STENTING

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2007
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Blood Flow in Vascular Grafts,

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
1997
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HIP AND MUSCLE FORCES IN HIP REPLACEMENT SUBJECTS

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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Factors that affect mass transport from drug eluting stents into the artery wall

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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BIOMECHANICAL COMPARISON OF THE DYNAMIC HIP SCREW (DHS), THE X-BOLT AND THE DHS BLADE

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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X-bolt versus the dynamic hip screw (DHS): does this new design variation offer potential? A biomechanical study

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2011
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STRENGTH OF ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUE IN CAROTID ARTERY

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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PRE-CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE PROLONG (R) VASCULAR GRAFT

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2010
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ECM-Based Materials in Cardiovascular Applications: Inherent Healing Potential and Augmentation of Native Regenerative Processes

Assoc. Prof. Michael Walsh
2009
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