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Cathal Heavey

Name: Cathal Heavey

Position:  Doctoral (PhD) Research

Room No.:  220

Tel: +353 1 716 1756

Fax: + 353 1 283 0534


Qualifications: B.E. (Hons)

Professional Affiliations: MIEI



Short Biography:

Cathal Heavey graduated from the UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering in June 2008 with a BE (hons.) degree in mechanical engineering. He commenced a PhD program in September 2008 under the co-supervision of Prof. Gerry Byrne, Dr. William O'Connor and Dr Eamonn Ahearne. His research topic is the design and development of an ultrasonic bone cutting tool for precision surgery. The research programme is being conducted in collaboration with Stryker Instruments Ltd., and is funded by both Enterprise Ireland and Stryker.



Research Interests:

  • Design of hard tissue (bone) surgical cutting tools
  • Dynamics of ultrasonic cutting systems
  • Anatomy and surgical procedures


Research Poster: