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Technical Support Team

Experimental work is a core part of our school mission and requires the design, manufacture, and development of advanced testing rigs. This is a highly interactive and consultative process that requires experience and skilled support from our technical support team. This team of technical professionals from a variety of technical backgrounds, i.e., manufacturing, design, electronics, I.T., mechanical and biomedical engineering, come together to provide advanced technical support to our researchers and students.

Our technical support team is key to the success of undergraduate teaching laboratories and projects, and postgraduate research activities across all of our research groups at multiple locations in Trinity. The knowledge and professionalism of the technical team provides support in experimental design, materials and components selection, instrumentation and data acquisition, LabView, SolidWorks, component and experiment manufacture and assembly, experimental troubleshooting, IT administration, safety and experimental testing. This support has been crucial to the successful publications and research awards for the department.

The mechanical workshop is situated on the ground floor of the Parsons building. This 270 m2 facility is equipped with state of the art CNC machine tools, conventional lathes and milling machines and welding and fabrication equipment. A list of the workshop equipment can be found here.

The following video illustrates the 3-step process used in the manufacture of parts here in the Dept. of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering:

CNC Machining at Trinity College Dublin

In addition to the workshop, our technical team have designed, built, and maintain a 3D printing facility that primarily services undergraduate projects and also supports research project work.

If you are looking to have parts manufactured in our workshop, or to book 3D printer, please contact our Workshop Manager, Alex Kearns [javascript protected email address]

Technical Staff

Name Position Tel. Email
Mr Gerard Byrne
  • Senior Experimental Officer
  • Fluids and Heat Transfer Group
+353 1 896 3523 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Gordon O’Brien
  • Chief Technical Officer (Grade 1)
  • Mechanical Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering
+353 1 896 2396 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Alex Kearns
  • Chief Technical Officer (Specialist)
  • Mechanical Workshop Manager
+353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Dr Simon Carroll
  • Chief Technical Officer (Specialist)
  • Biomedical Support TCBE / TBSI
[javascript protected email address]
Mr Robert Dunbar
  • Chief Technical Officer (Specialist)
  • Materials Testing
+353 1 896 1854 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Mark Jordan
  • Senior Technical Officer
  • Information Technology Administration
+353 1 896 1838 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Brian O'Dwyer
  • Senior Technical Officer
  • Mechanical Workshop
+353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Owen Hughes
  • Technical Officer
  • Mechanical Workshop
+353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Nithin Ajayan
  • Senior Technical Officer
  • Electro-mechanical Support
+353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]
Dr Patrick Lynch
  • Senior Technical Officer
  • Instrumentation and Control
+353 1 896 1332 [javascript protected email address]
Mr Brendan Caffrey
  • Senior Laboratory Attendant
  • Mechanical Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering
+353 1 896 1463 [javascript protected email address]

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