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Dr Joe Farrell

Principal Investigator

Dr. Joe Farrell has been a member of the academic staff at the Institute since 1985 and graduated from the University of Manchester with his Doctorate in 1986. Dr. Farrell’s research is focused on the relationship that exists between the structure, morphology and mechanical properties of polymer blends and polymer nanocomposites. He has been successful in obtaining funding from Enterprise Ireland and the Council of Directors to an approximate value of €475,000. Dr. Farrell has engaged in a number of research partnerships with major MNE, including USCI, Boston Scientific, Medtronic AVE and Mednova. Three Doctorate and seven Masters students have completed their studies under the supervision of Dr. Farrell and at present he has a further two students engaged in research activities at the CNMR.

List of Publications

Conference Publications

Ernest Foy, Joseph B. Farrell, Clement L. Higginbotham (2009)Synthesis of linear aliphatic polycarbonate macroglycols using dimethylcarbonate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 111 (1), 5 January, 217-227

Ernest Foy, Joe Farrell, Clement L. Higginbotham (2008)Polyurethane elastomers for soft tissue engineering applications using novel polycarbonate macroglycols. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Materials Ireland Conference, April 22-23, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Ireland

Ernest Foy, Joe Farrell, Clement L. Higginbotham (2007)Polyurethane elastomers for soft tissue engineering applications using novel polycarbonate macroglycols. Proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Biomaterials, September 09 –13, Brighton, UK