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  • MSc/PhD Studentships in Cardiovascular Biomechanics

    MSc & PhD Studentships in Cardiovascular Biomechanics & Finite Element

    Joint project in Dublin City University (DCU), Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
    and Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland

    Applications are invited for MSc/PhD studentships in Cardiovascular
    Biomechanics. The objective of the studentships is to predict vulnerable
    plaque rupture in carotid arteries using finite element modelling and tissue
    testing techniques.

    Finite element models of real carotid vessel geometries will be generated
    from CT images and used to predict the mechanical environment in the
    arteries in order to determine the likelihood of plaque rupture. Mechanical
    tissue properties will be determined based on excised plaque tissues during
    carotid endartectomies and cadaveric tissues. Experience in computational
    and experimental cardiovascular biomechanics is therefore an advantage.

    The project is funded by a Science Foundation Ireland Research Frontiers
    Grant and the studentships are available for suitably qualified EU students.
    Proficiency in the English language is necessary (see for English language requirements).

    The studentships include full payment of fees and a tax-free maintenance
    grant. Applications are invited from individuals, who have a 1st class or
    upper 2nd class honours degree, or masters, in Biomedical or Mechanical
    Engineering, Physics, Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics or a related

    All enquiries should be addressed to Dr Caitríona Lally in DCU or Dr Daniel
    Kelly in TCD. The studentships are available from September 2007 and
    applicants should register their interest as soon as possible by e-mailing
    an up-to-date curriculum vitae to Dr Caitríona Lally
    ( or Dr Daniel Kelly (

    Details of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in DCU and
    TCD can be found at and

    Dr Caitríona Lally,

    Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering,

    School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering,

    Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland.

    Tel: + 353 1 7007608

    Fax: + 353 1 7005345