Completed Research Projects

               Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnerships Project, in collaboration with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Biocompatibles Ltd., Galway, Ireland, “Testing and modelling to determine size effects in small metallic cardiovascular devices”. 9/2001 to 12/2003.

 

               Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnerships Feasibility Project, in collaboration with Anecto Ltd., Galway, Ireland, “Validation of accelerated stress testing for product reliability”, 5/2001 to 7/2001.

 

               Enterprise Ireland Applied Research Grants Scheme Project, in collaboration with Medtronic/AVE Ltd., Galway, Ireland, “Computational modelling and experimental testing to determine the constitutive and failure behaviour of 316L stainless steel for stent applications”, 4/2000 to 6/2003.

 

               Brite Euram Industrial Research Project “Computer assisted optimisation of the forming process of MMC components” COFCOM, 2/1999 to 7/2002, in collaboration with Aerospatiale, France; Fiat, Italy; SIMBI, Italy; Erich Schmid Institute, Austria; University of Ancona, Italy and Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain.

 

               Brite Euram Industrial Research Project “Development of engineering surface coatings obtained by advanced, cost effective and environmentally friendly technologies” DESCO, 11/1998 to 10/2001, in collaboration with IVECO, Italy; Flametal, Italy; Imperial College London, UK; Teer Coatings Ltd, UK; JRC, Italy; Ruebig, Austria; ICMAB, Spain; INSTM, Italy and ACOM, Italy.

 

               Enterprise Ireland Applied Research Grant Scheme Project, in collaboration with Medtronic/AVE Ltd., Galway, Ireland, “Finite element analysis of PTCA procedures”, 6/1998 to 5/2000. Joint Principal Investigator with C. O’Bradaigh, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NUI, Galway.

 

               Brite Euram Basic Research Project “Development of computer based methodology for prediction of the in-service performance of wear resistant coatings” COMPWERC, 1/1998 to 12/2000, in collaboration with IVECO, Italy; Flametal, Italy; Imperial College London, UK; Teer Coatings Ltd, UK; Montanuniversitat Leoben, Austria; University of Ancona, Italy and Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. NUI, Galway is the Co-ordinator.

 

               Brite Euram Basic Research Project “Development of models for the prediction of the in-service performance of MMC components” MISPOM, 5/1997 to 4/2000.

 

               Industrial research project funded by C.R. Bard Ltd., Galway, Ireland, “Finite element analysis of PTCA structures”, 10/1996 to 4/1998. Joint Principal Investigator with C. O’Bradaigh, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NUI, Galway.

 

               Brite Euram Focussed Fundamental Project “Design of new tool materials with structural gradient for milling applications”, 5/1994 to 12/1997, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Stockholm, Sweden and the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany. Industrial endorsers: Sandvik Coromant, Sweden; Seco Tools, Sweden; Widia, Germany; Diffusion Alloys, UK and Caragh Tool and Die, Galway, Ireland.

 

               Industrial research project(s) funded by Donnelly Mirrors Ltd., Co. Kildare, Ireland, and The Irish American Partnership, “Development of finite element software design aids for automobile internal rear-view mirrors”, 10/1993 to 9/2001.