ESR Positions

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Applications are now invited for 2 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions on the BioImplant ITN 

Please carefully read CALL FOR APPLICANTS guidance document for more details about the recruitment process and check your eligibility before you apply for these positions.

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ESR Research Projects

 

ESR 3: Modelling and design of a polymer bioabsorbable stent for peripheral artery applications, to deliver optimal flow and mechanical performance.

This project will develop and implement numerical models to accurately simulate the degradation of bioabsorbable polymers. Polymer samples will be manufactured and then experimentally tested to determine degradation and mechanical performance. Numerical models of degradation will be used to predict polymer stent degradation. Clinical imaging data will be used to develop model reconstructions of diseased vessels. Degradation and general performance of a bioabsorbable stent will be assessed using these models in fluid-structure interaction simulations. This project will end with the optimisation of a design of an optimised bioabsorbable stent incorporating spiral laminar flow technology and controlled degradation.

Host Academic: National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland

Host Industry: Vascular Flow Limited Ltd. (VFT), Scotland, UK

 Lead Supervisors: Dr. Ted Vaughan (NUIG), Craig Dunlop (VFT)

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ESR 10: Development of novel bioabsorbable materials for orthopaedic implant applications with optimised properties, using innovative fibre textile structures

This project will develop novel textile macrostructures with tailored fibre placement technology to improving strength and stiffness properties in specific directions for orthopaedic implant applications. Coupons of developed materials will be manufactured and characterised to detemine mechanical/biocompatibility. There will be an investigation into the synergistic property enhancement with post-processing techniques. There will be development of a model for tissue healing to predict how biomechanical forces drive tissue in-growth around implants. A fibre-based bone scaffold for critical defects will be designed with optimised structure and fibre placement to maximise vascularisation and in-growth potential. This prototype design will then be manufactured and functional testing will be completed in the conclusion of this project.

Host Academic: National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland

Host Industry: ITA TextilTechnologieTransfer GmbH (ITA), Aachen, Germany

 Lead Supervisors: Dr. William Ronan (NUIG), Markus Beckmann (ITA)

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