Dr. Michael Monaghan
Dr. Michael Monaghan is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. Dr. Monaghan performed his Postdoctoral research in Germany as a recipient of a prestigious Marie Curie Individual Fellowship. Dr.Monaghan along with Dr.Conor Buckley established Med3DP, a student-led project creating on-demand medical devices using 3D printing technology. Formed as part of the Design and Innovation module within the MSc in Bioengineering, which trains engineers to enter the medical device industry, the project straddles both engineering and medicine and is inventive in its multidisciplinarity.
Matteo Solazzo, BSc., MSc.
Matteo Solazzo is a PhD student in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dr. Monaghan's research group. He was awarded his BSc. and MSc. in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and he performed his Master thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. W. Wagner at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Pittsburgh, USA) under Dr. D'Amore supervision. Matteo's research is focused on the development and functionalization of polymeric electroconductive scaffolds for cardiovascular regenerative application
Brooke Tornifoglio, BSc., MSc.
Brooke is an ERC-funded PhD student in Prof. Caitríona Lally's cardiovascular biomechanics research group within the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering department. She received her BSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and her MSc. in Bioengineering from Trinity College Dublin. Brooke was a student of Med3DP in 2018 and still utilises 3D printing in her research work frequently. Her research now focuses on utilising diffusion tensor imaging as a non-invasive methodology for identifying differences in fibre architecture for disease diagnosis and tissue engineering.
Pedro Díaz-Payno is an IRC-funded PhD student in TCBE at TCD. His background is in Clinical and Agrobiotechnology and he achieved his BSc. and MSc. in the Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain. His research is focused on tissue engineering applications for repair of spatially complex musculoskeletal injuries. He has been involved in Med3DP as TA since its development in 2015, as he believes it is a fascinating multidisciplinary project and rewarding experience.