Dr Maurice Collins
Bernal vice-lead of composite materials
Maurice received a degree in Materials Science, Masters in Polymer Chemistry and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering all from the University of Limerick. He is a lecturer in the School of Engineering, is the vice-lead of composite materials at the Bernal Institute, is a member of the Bernal Oversight Group and the Bernal Leadership Team.
The principal focus of his research group is on the structure/property relationships of naturally derived macromolecular materials in the application areas of regenerative medicine, drug delivery, transport and energy. He has a strong track record in attracting industrial funding and managing research partnerships with leading multinational companies. To date, Maurice has been awarded >€8million in research funding. He is the lead PI and coordinator of the H2020 LIBRE consortium, the largest sustainable carbon fibre consortium in Europe.