Biography

Dr Maurice N. Collins is a senior lecturer in Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. He is Principal Investigator (PI) at the Bernal Institute, the Health Research Institute and FI at the SFI AMBER center based in Trinity College Dublin. He leads the H2020 funded LIBRE consortium (lignin for carbon fiber), the largest consortium in biobased carbon fibre research in Europe as well as being PI on multiple national funded projects. He is currently scientific lead of the H2020 funded VIBES consortium. His expertise includes Regenerative medicine, hydrogels and biobased carbon fibre precursor materials as well as the development of 3D printable Polymers. Dr Collins has a strong track record in attracting industrially funded research projects including Mitsubishi Materials, Henkel, J&J, Pepsi etc. He has won in excess of €12 million in competitive funding with 9 years of continuous competitive EU funding (2016 - 2025). His industrial work has led to 2 licensing agreements and 9 patents filed. Coupled to this, he has authored >150 publications on Polymer Science related topics and his research has featured in various national and international media outlets. His research has been recognised through various awards including: Marie Curie Actions Award, Licencing Agreement Award, Best Journal Paper Award, Highlight Conference Paper Award, ISI highly cited award, Best oral presentations and UL Seed Funding. He is a reviewer for > 40 international Journals. He sits on the editorial board of Carbohydrate Polymers. He is proposal assessor for the Polish Academy of Science, Israeli Ministry of Science and H2020. He has chaired sessions at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS), European Society for Biomaterials and World Biomaterials Congress. Maurice lectures polymer therapeutics to postgraduate students and Tissue Engineering to Undergraduates. He currently supervises 8 PhD candidates, 6 postdocs and is Course Director for the MSc in Biomedical Device Materials. He is editor of the international journal of biological macromolecules published by Elsevier. He was recently awarded the Bernal Institute senior researcher of the year award. His work to date has led to >4.5k citations with a h -index of 37.

Research Interests

Polymeric materials; Biomaterials; Lead free solder materials; Reliabilty physics.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2014 - Licensing Agreement
  • 2013 - UL Seed Funding
  • 2012 - IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology: Best Paper Award
  • 2010 - Licensing Agreement Award
  • 2009 - Highlight Paper Award EuroMAt 2009
  • 2005 - Marie Curie Actions Award

Education

  • 2007 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2002 University of Limerick - Master of Science

Outreach

  • Interviewed in Irish Times, Irish Examiner on the reliability of Orthopaedic Materials
  • Interviewed on Diamond Pod Cast on the significance of results obtained at the Diamond Synchrotron
  • Reviewer for > 15 ISI Journals including Carbohydrate Polymers, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Cellulose, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Med.; Tissue Engineering and Reg. Med.; Journal of Applied Polymer Science; ACS Journals.
  • Member of the Editoral Board of Carbohydrate Polymers Impact Factor 5.1

Language

  • Spanish

Books

Hyaluronic Acid for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications

Dr. Maurice Collins
2014
Shawbury UK
Smithers Rapra
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Book Chapters

Encyclopedia of Polymer Composites: Properties, Performance and Applications,

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
New Youk
Nova Science Publishers
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Thermal Fatigue and Failure Analysis of SnAgCu Solder Alloys with Minor Pb Additions

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Jeff Punch
2011
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Physical properties of crosslinked hyaluronic acid hydrogels

Dr. Maurice Collins
2008
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Testing method for measuring corrosion resistance of surface mount chip resistors

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Eric Dalton
Dr. Jeff Punch
2012
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Phenomenological Study of the Effect of Microstructural Evolution on the Thermal Fatigue Resistance of Pb-Free Solder Joints

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Jeff Punch
2011
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Crystal ageing in irradiated ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. James J Leahy
2008
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Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Eric Dalton
2011
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Effects of tensile strain on the nanostructure of irradiated and thermally stabilised ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes for orthopaedic devices

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Eric Dalton
Dr. James J Leahy
2013
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Hyaluronic acid solutionsA processing method for efficient chemical modification

Dr. Maurice Collins
2013
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Lamella alignment ratio: a SAXS analysis technique for macromolecules

Dr. Maurice Collins
2014
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Comparison of the effectiveness of four different crosslinking agents with hyaluronic acid hydrogel films for tisslue-culture applications

Dr. Maurice Collins
2007
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Corrosion of RoHS-Compliant Surface Finishes in Corrosive Mixed Flowing Gas Environments

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Eric Dalton
Dr. Jeff Punch
2012
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Morphology of Cross linked Hyaluronic Acid Porous Hydrogels

Dr. Maurice Collins
2011
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A Phenomenological Study of the Effect of Microstructural Evolution on Pb-free Solder Joint Fatigue Resistance

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
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Investigation of the swelling behavior of crosslinked hyaluronic acid films and hydrogels produced using homogeneous reactions

Dr. Maurice Collins
2008
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Surface finish effect on reliability of SAC 305 soldered chip resistors

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Jeff Punch
2012
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Development of the powder reaction moulding process

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
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Crystal morphology of strained ultra high molecular weight polyethylenes

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Eric Dalton
Dr. James J Leahy
2012
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Effect of Ag content on the microstructure of Sn-Ag-Cu based solder alloys

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Jeff Punch
Conor Ryan
2008
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Corrosion under mixed flowing gas conditions of various connector coatings

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Eric Dalton
2013
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Conference Publications

IUPAC World Polymer congress

Dr. Maurice Collins
2004
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EuroMat 2009

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
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62nd IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC),

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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19th European conference on Biomaterials (ESB)

Dr. Maurice Collins
2005
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IEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference

Dr. Maurice Collins
Dr. Jeff Punch
2009
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24th International Manufacturing Conference

Dr. Maurice Collins
2007
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ICSR, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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SMTA International (SMTAI)

Dr. Maurice Collins
2008
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International Conference on Soldering and Reliability

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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SMTA International (SMTAI)

Dr. Maurice Collins
2008
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ICSR, Toronto, Canada May 16 -18.

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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Electrochemical Society (ECS)

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
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Bipoco 2012, Siofok, Hungary,

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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EuroMat 2009

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
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Surface Mount and Technology Association (SMTAi)

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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IUPAC World Polymer Congress

Dr. Maurice Collins
2004
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EuroMat 2009

Dr. Maurice Collins
2009
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Surface Mount Technology Association International (SMTAi)

Dr. Maurice Collins
2012
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