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Murphy Lab


At the Trinity Centre for BioEngineering a diversified research team of scientists, mechanical engineers, vascular surgeons, cardiologists and entrepreneurs collaborate to solve fundamental research problems and deliver new solutions to treat cardiovascular disease. For example, we are developing new medical devices in the areas of peripheral vascular diseasedelivery of large transcatheter devices to the arterial/venous system and mitral valve replacement.

Our fundamental research projects include:

  • Carotid plaque mechanical behaviour
  • Decellularised arterial tissue
  • Rule-based mechanobiology in arteries

Bruce Murphy

Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Bruce Murphy is Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering and a lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Prior to this position he directed a vascular medical device design group at NUI Galway. One of the technology outputs from this group has been licensed into a start-up biomedical company based in Galway. He won the Enterprise Ireland One to Watch Award in 2009. Research interests are mitral valve regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, chronic total occlusions, enhancing the mechanical properties of pericardial tissue local therapeutic delivery to diseased blood vessels, force focused angioplasty and vascular tissue engineering.