Michael Walsh

Partner: University of Limerick

Dr Michael Walsh was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Limerick in 2005. There, he co-founded the Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research. Dr Walsh’s lab focuses on improving understanding of the formation of vascular diseases as well as the host response to the treatment of vascular diseases. Elucidating the role of hemodynamics in intimal hyperplasia formation is a crucial step towards the understanding of how surgical treatments lead to disease formation and also how treatments can be improved to minimise intimal hyperplasia.

To date he has secured in excess of €3million in grant funding (20 awards) as a PI from sources including national, industry and EU and a further €0.8million in funding as a co-PI (4 awards) from national and industrial sources. He has mentored 3 post-doctorial researchers and graduated 17 MSc students and 13 PhD students. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and 8 book chapters. His current team includes 10 PhD students and 2 post-doctorial students.