Dr. Patrick Prendergast
Patrick J Prendergast, BA, BAI, PhD, ScD, FTCD, MRIA
Provost, University of Dublin
Honorary Principal Investigator, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE)
He has held the following sabbatical positions:
- Visiting Professor, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research,Warsaw, Poland (2000)
- Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands (2001)
- Visiting Professor, Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (2008)
- College Tutor (1997-2004)
- Director, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (2002-2008)
- Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Dublin (2004-2007)
- Vice Provost /Chief Academic Officer, University of Dublin (2008-2010)
He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He is member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biomechanics (as Book Reviews Editor 2001-05, as Surveys Editor 2005), Clinical Biomechanics, European Cells and Materials: (www.ecmjournal.org), Journal of the Royal Society: Interface (http://www.pubs.royalsoc.ac.uk/interface) and Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
He was awarded the European Society of Biomechanics Research Award (now the Perren Award) in 1996 and Parsons Medal in Engineering Sciences from the Royal Irish Academy in 2003 (download lecture (PDF 4.0 MB). In 2007 he obtained a Personal Chair in Bio-Engineering (download inaugural lecture (PDF 1.8 MB)). In March 2008 he was elected to Membership of the Royal Irish Academy. In July 2009 he was invited to deliver the Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture at the International Society of Biomechanics in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr Prendergast is widely known internationally, having held several high profile positions in national and international scientific societies (for example, he was President of the European Society of Biomechanics from 2002-2004; President of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES) in 2007; and elected as a founding Fellow of EAMBES in March 2012). He has published 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 19 peer-reviewed book chapters. He has contributed to several well-known reference texts in biomedical engineering.
Dr Prendergast obtained a BAI in 1987 and a PhD in 1991 both from the University of Dublin. Before joining the staff at Trinity College Dublin, he held post-doctoral positions at the Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy, and the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. In November 2009, he was conferred with the degree of Sc.D. Download ScD (PDF 81.2 MB)