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Caitriona Lally

Professor in Bioengineering, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Tel: +353 1896 3159



Dr. Caitríona Lally received her BEng (Mechanical Engineering) and MEng (Biomedical Engineering) degrees from University of Limerick and later obtained a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in the area of arterial biomechanics and cardiovascular stenting. In March 2004 she took up a lecturing position in the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University, and was appointed senior lecturer in 2014. In 2015, she joined the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity College Dublin as a Professor in Bioengineering where she continues to carry out research focused on arterial tissue mechanics, vascular imaging, vascular mechanobiology and tissue engineering. She has secured considerable research funding from SFI, Enterprise Ireland and the IRC and was awarded an ERC starting grant in 2014.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Robert Gaul, David Nolan, Tomasso Ristori, Carlijn Bouten, Sandra Loerakker, Caitriona Lally, Strain Mediated Arterial Degradation is Critically Influenced by Matrix Content and Collagen Crimp, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in IrelandMeath, Ireland, 2018Oral Presentation, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Robert Gaul, Caitriona Lally, Strain Mediated Enzyme Degradation of Arterial Tissue; Implications in Disease and Medical Device Design, Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference 2017Arizona, USAJune 2017, 2017Oral Presentation, 2017 TARA - Full Text

Syed Salman Shahid, Robert Gaul, Christian Kerskens, Vittoria Flamini, Caitriona Lally, Quantifying the ultrastructure of carotid artery using high-resolution micro-diffusion tensor imaging - Comparison of intact vs. open cut tissue , Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62, (23), 2017, p8850 - 8868Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

All 53 peer-reviewed publications


Awards and Honours

ERC Starting Grant2014

Senior author on research paper which was awarded 2nd prize for the Engineers Ireland - IMECHE Young Engineers Research Award2012

Career Start Grant (DCU)2005

Royal Society of Medicine in Ireland, 1st prize for best student paper2004

Royal Society of Medicine in Ireland, 2nd prize for best student paper2002

Bernard Crossland Symposium, 2nd prize for best student paper2002

Sylvestor O'Halloran Surgical Meeting, 1st prize in poster presentation2002