Our People » Maurice Collins

Office: ER0-003,

Engineering Research Building,
University of Limerick.

+353 61 202867



B.Sc. in Materials Science,

M.S. in Polymer Chemistry,
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

Research and Teaching Interests

Polymer Chemical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Composite Materials

Maurice Collins

Maurice received a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Limerick. He is a lecturer in the School of Engineering, a member of the Bernal Institute and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). The principal focus of his research group is on the structure/property/processing relationships of polymers in the application areas of regenerative medicine, drug delivery, and pharmaceutical materials.  Maurice has a strong track record in attracting funding to enable his research. He is the lead PI and coordinator of the H2020 LIBRE consortium, which focuses on next generation biomaterials. Other current areas of interest include the development of bioinks for 3D bioprinting and the development of immunomodulatory materials. Maurice is on the editorial board of Carbohydrate Polymers and the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.


Research Projects

Understanding disease; 3D printing hydrogels for cell culture

Targeted therapy; Nanoparticles and fibres

New technologies for detection; Molecularly imprinted polymers

Bioprocess and Medical Devices; Orthopaedics


Additional Links


Zamboni F, Vieira S, Reis RL, Oliveira JM, Collins MN: The potential of hyaluronic acid in immunoprotection and immunomodulation: Chemistry, processing and function. Progressin Materials Science 2018; 97: 97-122.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2018.04.003
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Souness A, Zamboni F., Walker GM, Collins MN: Influence of scaffold design on 3D printed cell constructs. J. of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 2018; 106 (Pt 2): 533-545.
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.33863