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Dr Edel Chadwick

Principal Investigator

Dr. Edel Chadwick received the National Certificate in Plastics Engineering from Athlone IT in 1987 and then obtained the GPRI. She went to Queen Mary University, London where she received an MSc in 1991 and a PhD in composite materials in 1999. She has been lecturing in Athlone IT since January 2000. Research to date has been carried out in all aspects of materials research, process technology and nanocomposites over the last 10 years. The majority of her research has been focused on the medical device/technology industry. Other research interests have included drug delivery systems, drug eluting coatings, and synthesis and characterisation of novel biomaterials for tissue engineering applications.