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Mr. Michael Galvin

Biography

I am a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick where I gained valuable knowledge of engineering science and practical experience. During this degree course I spent eight months of my co-operative work placement program in Galway working for Medtronic. During this time I was working on line maintenance for a range of balloon catheter products that they produced for angioplasty procedures. Currently I work under the title of research assistant for Prof. Mark Davies. This work is varied and very interesting as the task team attempts to solve biological problems with microfluidic engineering techniques.

Research Interests

My research involves the design and manufacture of prototype microfluidic devices for use in biological testing. In these devices micro-droplet technology is used to provide a high volume of 0.5mm scale bio-reactors which each provide an enclosed environment for thousands of individual experiments. The potential of this technology is high-throughput testing at small volumes and therefore small cost.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2014 University of Limerick - Bachelor of Engineering/Science