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Dr. Daniel Trimble

Principal Investigator

Dr. Daniel Trimble
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Trinity College Dublin
Phone: + 353 1 896 4856
E-mail: dtrimble@tcd.ie

Dr. Daniel Trimble was appointed Assistant Professor within the department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin in September 2015. He graduated from Trinity College with a BAI honours degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, he completed his PhD at Trinity College. His research focused on the optimisation of a solid-state welding processes called Friction Stir Welding (FSW) to join aluminium 2024-T3 aircraft fuselage panels. The emphasis was on developing new tools, identifying optimal process parameters and development of a finite element model to simulate the process to achieve optimal weld mechanical properties.

Following his PhD, he worked in industry as a mechanical design engineering within the pharmaceutical industry for one year. From September 2012 to 2013, he was appointed a lecturing position in mechanical engineering design at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). In 2013, he won an Irish Research Council (IRC) enterprise partnership postgraduate award with DePuy Synthes for two years. This postdoctoral research focused on developing of a finite element model to simulate the machining of biomedical grade cobalt chrome.

Dr. Daniel Trimble is a Principal Investigator within the Science and Technology in Advanced Manufacturing (STAM) research group at Trinity College, a research affiliate of The International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP) and is an Associated Investigator with the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) centre at Trinity College. At present, his research interests / expertise are as follows:

  • Metal 3D printing of biomedical implant devices
  • 3D printing of acoustic metamaterial to reduce noise pollution in the aviation sector
  • Cryogenic micro-machining of biomedical intraocular lens implants
  • Development of constitutive equations and finite element models to simulate machining processes.
  • Joining of aluminium to polymers using solid state joining techniques for automotive and aerospace applications

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