086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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Mechanobiology and the future of medical-device design

During the design and validation phase, medical devices undergo rigorous and extensive testing to establish both the biocompatibility and mechanical stability of the device before obtaining regulatory approval and being implanted into patients as treatments for disease and injury. However, the human body is highly adaptive and cells and tissues can change their composition, structure and function in response to biophysical stimuli – in particular, those imposed by these medical devices ...

CÚRAM engineers nanomechanical stem-cell technologies to benefit orthopaedics

[caption id="attachment_38535" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr Manus Biggs[/caption] Dr Manus Biggs, lecturer within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Investigator at CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway, has just published two separate research papers on the role of nanomechanical cues in cell biology in top-tier international journals, one in the Nature journal Nature Biomedical Engineering and another in the ...

Functionalisation of electrode devices for neural electrode interface applications

Catalina Vallejo-Giraldo, PhD candidate at CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has recently published the results of her work in the prestigious journal Advanced Functional Materials (AFM), with an impact factor of 12.12. Vallejo-Giraldo’s research focuses on the modification of implantable electrode systems to improve their performance when used, for example, in neural recording and in deep brain stimulation in patients with ...

Reach for the sky - the Galway engineer who is shaping the New York skyline

I cannot imagine a harder place to build than in New York City and Áine Brazil, vice president of New York engineering firm, Thornton Tomasetti, concurred. Brazil is a fellow of Engineers Ireland won the International Engineer of the Year Award in 2014. ‘Construction is horrendously difficult and expensive in New York, even for a regular building, because of the adjacencies and the density of the urban fabric. And the age. You’re above a subway that’s 150 years old and trying to put down ...

Alice Perry - the Galway woman who became Europe's first engineering graduate

The beginning of the 20th century was a seismic historical period in which advances were made in philosophy, political thinking, science, literature, engineering and equality. In particular, gradual strides in female equality were made in accessing third-level education (for those that could afford it) and subsequently in employment. As these ground-breaking women entered the workforce, they proved more than equal to their male counterparts. At first, this manifested itself by way of the ...

NUI Galway student's stem-cell therapy for arterial obstruction wins major award

Dilip Thomas, a doctoral candidate at the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at NUI Galway, has been awarded first place in the category of ‘Best Preclinical Study’ at the Journal of Wound Care Awards 2017. The Journal of Wound Care (JWC) Awards recognise excellence in research that aims explore new frontiers in wound-care therapies. The award also sets a high standard in recognising the quality and rigorous methodology in the execution of the ...

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