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Alun Carr

Associate Professor

School Of Mechanical & Materials Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161989
Email: alun.j.carr@ucd.ie

Biography

  • B.Sc. in Metallurgy, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1982.
  • Ph.D., thesis title: 'New Hardmetals', University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1982. Supervisor: Prof. K. H. Jack, OBE, FRS.
  • National Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe, UK. Higher Scientific Officer, Machine Dynamics and Reliability Group, 1986-87.
  • University of Strathclyde. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept of Metallurgy, 1987-89.
  • Cookson Group plc, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, UK. Research Investigator, technical ceramics, 1989-91.
  • University College Dublin (National University of Ireland, Dublin). College Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, since 1991.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (formerly Institute of Ceramics), since 1987., Function/Role: Professional Member,
Association: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, since 1994., Function/Role: Fellow, Secretary of the Section of Bioengineering, 19941996; member of the Bioengineering Section Council, 19941997, 19982000; member of Academy General Council, 19941996.
Association: Member, American Ceramic Society, since 2001., Function/Role: *
Association: The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), since 2001., Function/Role: Member,

Patents

Patent US4701381 : *
Patent PCT/IE 97/00068 : Bone replacement
   

Conference Contributions

Carr, A.j.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 7th Bioengineering in Ireland Conference (Annual Meeting of the Section of Bioengineering, RAMI), January 2001 (member of organising committee and co-editor of proceedings). Over 55 delegates, Arklow, Co. Wicklow .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin, August 2000 (member of local organising committee and publications committee, co-editor of proceedings, and chair of research symposium (jointly with the European Society for Biomaterials) on Implant Biomaterials). Over 500 delegates, Dublin .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 5th Bioengineering in Ireland Conference (Annual Meeting of the Section of Bioengineering, RAMI), Blessington, Co. Wicklow, January 1999 (member of organising committee and abstract refereeing panel). Over 70 delegates, Blessington, Co. Wicklow .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 4th Bioengineering in Ireland Conference (Joint Meeting of the Section of Bioengineering, RAMI, and The Ulster Biomedical Engineering Society), Dundalk, Co. Louth, March 1998 (member of organising committee and abstract refereeing panel). Over 90 delegates, Dundalk, Co. Louth .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd Bioengineering in Ireland Conference (Annual Meeting of the Section of Bioengineering, RAMI), Blessington, Co. Wicklow, January 1997 (member of organising committee). Over 65 delegates, Blessington, Co. Wicklow .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Forum on Near Net Shape Processing: Materials and Techniques, Dublin, March 1996 (member of organising committee). Over 25 delegates, Dublin .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Invited Lecture], Seminar at Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1994, Sofia, Bulgaria .
Carr, A.j.; *. [Invited Lecture], Annual seminar series, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, in 1994, 1996, and 1998, Trinity College, Dublin .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 2nd Bioengineering in Ireland Conference (Annual Meeting of the Section of Bioengineering, RAMI), Blessington, Co. Wicklow, January 1996 (Conference Secretary). Over 55 delegates, Blessington, Co. Wicklow .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Bioengineering in Ireland Conference (Annual Meeting of the Section of Bioengineering, RAMI), Blessington, Co. Wicklow, January 1995 (Conference Secretary). Over 45 delegates, Blessington, Co. Wicklow .
Carr, A.J.; *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 8th Irish Materials Forum, Dublin, September 1992 (member of organising committee). Over 80 delegates, Dublin .
Carr, A.J.; (2003) A new synthetic bone replacement material identical in morphology to cancellous bone. [Invited Lecture], Special joint seminar, Depts of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Ceramics and Materials Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ, USA, Rutgers University, NJ, USA , 24-APR-03.
Carr, A.J.; (1998) Keynote paper: A new synthetic bone replacement material identical in morphology to cancellous bone. [Keynote Address], 1st Joint Conference of the British Orthopaedic Research Society and the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Dublin, Dublin , 05-OCT-98 - 06-OCT-98.

Committees

Committee : Director of the Materials Ireland Ceramics Unit at UCD.
Committee : Member of the Safety Committee.
Committee : Member of the Electron Microscopy Committee.
Committee : Membership Secretary of the UCD Staff Common Room.
Committee : Member of the feasibility study committee for a new Centre for Nanomaterials in the Science Faculty.
Committee : Member of the Chemistry Subcommittee for the 1st Year Engineering course review.
Committee : Departmental Radiation Protection Supervisor.
Committee : Member of the Departmental Committee for the European Pilot Project for Evaluating Quality in Higher Education.
Committee : Member of the Course Review Steering Committee; chair of the Materials Subcommittee; member of the Computing and Mathematics Subcommittee.
Committee : Member of the Departmental Strategic Plan Implementation Committee.
Committee : Member of EU Concerted Action Committee for Skeletal Implants.
Committee : Senior Treasurer for the student Science Fiction Society.

Employment

Employer: University of Strathclyde UK
Position: SERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer: Cookson Group plc UK
Position: Research Investigator
Employer: University College Dublin Ireland
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: AFRC Institute of Engineering Research UK
Position: Higher Scientific Officer

Education

Year 1986 Institution: Univ Newcastle upon Tyne
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1982 Institution: Univ Newcastle upon Tyne
Qualification: BSc Subject:
         

Publications

Books

FitzPatrick, D. P. and Carr, A. J. (eds); (2001) Bioengineering in Ireland 7: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Dublin. : University College Dublin. [Details]
Prendergast, P. J., Lee, T. C., and Carr, A. J. (eds); (2000) Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin. : *. [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

Pegrum, CM; Donaldson, GB; Carr, AH; Hendry, A; (1987) 'Observation of quantum interference effects and SQUID operation in a bulk sample of YBa2Cu3Oy at 77 and 4.2 K'. Applied Physics Letters, 51 :1364-1366. [Details]
Carr, AJ; (1993) 'A critical re-evaluation of the abrasive wear of brittle solids'. Key Engineering Materials, 86-87 :301-306. [Details]
O'Kelly, K; Tancred, D; McCormack, B; Carr, A; (1996) 'A quantitative technique for comparing synthetic porous hydroxyapatite structures and cancellous bone'. Journal of Materials Science : Materials in Medicine, 7 :207-213. [Details]
Tancred, DC; McCormack, BAO; Carr, AJ; ; (1998) 'A quantitative study of the sintering and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite phosphate glass composites'. Biomaterials, 19 (19):1735-1743. [Details]
Tancred, DC; McCormack, BAO; Carr, AJ; (1998) 'A synthetic bone implant macroscopically identical to cancellous bone'. Biomaterials, 19 :2303-2311. [Details]
Tancred, DC,McCormack, BAO,Carr, AJ; (1998) 'A quantitative study of the sintering and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite phosphate glass composites'. Biomaterials, 19 :1735-1743. [Details]
Tancred, DC,Carr, AJ,McCormack, BAO; (1998) 'Development of a new synthetic bone graft'. Materials Science, 9 :819-823. [Details]
Tancred, DC,McCormack, BAO,Carr, AJ; (1998) 'A synthetic bone implant macroscopically identical to cancellous bone'. Biomaterials, 19 :2303-2311. [Details]
Tancred, DC; Carr, AJ; McCormack, BAO; ; (1998) 'Development of a new synthetic bone graft'. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 9 (12):819-823. [Details]
Taylor, D,Carr, AJ; (1999) 'The crack-modelling technique: optimization of parameters'. FATIGUE FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS STRUCTURES, 22 :41-50. [Details]
Taylor, D; Carr, AJ; ; (1999) 'The crack-modelling technique: optimization of parameters'. FATIGUE FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS STRUCTURES, 22 (1):41-50. [Details]
Waide, DV,Lawlor, GJ,McCormack, BAO,Carr, AJ; (2000) 'The relationship between surface topography and contact in the elbow joint: development of a two-dimensional geometrical model in the coronal plane'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 214 :413-423. [Details]
Waide, DV; Lawlor, GJ; McCormack, BAO; Carr, AJ; ; (2000) 'The relationship between surface topography and contact in the elbow joint: development of a two-dimensional geometrical model in the coronal plane'. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 214 (H4):413-423. [Details]
Tancred, DC,Carr, AJ,McCormack, BAO; (2001) 'The sintering and mechanical behavior of hydroxyapatite with bioglass additions'. Materials Science, 12 :81-93. [Details]
Tancred, DC; Carr, AJ; McCormack, BAO; ; (2001) 'The sintering and mechanical behavior of hydroxyapatite with bioglass additions'. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 12 (1):81-93. [Details]
Rackard, SM; Carr, AJ; Callanan, JJ; Bellenger, CR; ; (2002) 'An avian model of limb deviation induced by periosteal surgery'. Research in Veterinary Science, 73 (3):237-241. [Details]
Bellenger CR, Rackard SM, Carr AJ, Callanan JJ, ; (2002) 'An avian model of limb deviation induced by periosteal surgery'. Research in Veterinary Science, 73 (3):237-241. [Details]
Rackard, SM,Carr, AJ,Callanan, JJ,Bellenger, CR; (2002) 'An avian model of limb deviation induced by periosteal surgery'. Research in Veterinary Science, 73 :237-241. [DOI] [Details]
Brabazon, D,Browne, DJ,Carr, AJ; (2002) 'Mechanical stir casting of aluminium alloys from the mushy state: process, microstructure and mechanical properties'. Materials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 326 :370-381. [DOI] [Details]
Brabazon, D; Browne, DJ; Carr, AJ; ; (2002) 'Mechanical stir casting of aluminium alloys from the mushy state: process, microstructure and mechanical properties'. Materials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 326 (2):370-381. [Details]
Duggan, P; McBreen, B; Carr, AJ; Winston, E; Vaughan, G; Hanlon, L; McBreen, S; Metcalfe, L; Kvick, A; Terry, AE; ; (2003) 'Gamma-ray bursts and X-ray melting of material to form chondrules and planets'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 409 (2):9-12. [Details]
O'Sullivan, B; Barrett, P; Hsiao, G; Carr, A; Glennon, B; ; (2003) 'In situ monitoring of polymorphic transitions'. Organic Process Research and Development, 7 (6):977-982. [Details]
O'Kelly, KU; Carr, AJ; McCormack, BAO; ; (2003) 'Minimum solid area models applied to the prediction of Young's modulus for cancellous bone'. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 14 (4):379-384. [Details]
Browne, DJ; Hussey, MJ; Carr, AJ; Brabazon, D; ; (2003) 'Direct thermal method: new process for development of globular alloy microstructure'. International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 16 (4):418-426. [Details]
Duggan, P; McBreen, B; Carr, AJ; Winston, E; Vaughan, G; Hanlon, L; McBreen, S; Metcalfe, L; Kvick, A; Terry, AE; ; (2003) 'Gamma-ray bursts and X-ray melting of material to form chondrules and planets'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 409 (2):9-12. [Details]
Browne, DJ,Hussey, MJ,Carr, AJ,Brabazon, D; (2003) 'Direct thermal method: new process for development of globular alloy microstructure'. Meta, 16 :418-426. [DOI] [Details]
Duggan, P,McBreen, B,Carr, AJ,Winston, E,Vaughan, G,Hanlon, L,McBreen, S,Metcalfe, L,Kvick, A,Terry, AE; (2003) 'Gamma-ray bursts and X-ray melting of material to form chondrules and planets'. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 409 :9-12. [DOI] [Details]
Brabazon, D,Browne, DJ,Carr, AJ; (2003) 'Experimental investigation of the transient and steady state rheological behaviour of Al-Si alloys in the mushy state'. Materials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 356 :69-80. [DOI] [Details]
O'Kelly, KU,Carr, AJ,McCormack, BAO; (2003) 'Minimum solid area models applied to the prediction of Young's modulus for cancellous bone'. Materials Science, 14 :379-384. [Details]
Brabazon, D; Browne, DJ; Carr, AJ; ; (2003) 'Experimental investigation of the transient and steady state rheological behaviour of Al-Si alloys in the mushy state'. Materials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 356 (1-2):69-80. [Details]
McNally, C, Richardson, MG, Carr, AJ, Strogen, P, ; (2004) 'Domain size as a parameter for studying the potential alkali-silica reactivity of chert-bearing aggregates'. Magazine of Concrete Research, 56 (4):201-209. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Woolf AD, Zeidler H, Haglund U, Carr AJ, Chaussade S, Cucinotta D, Veale DJ, Martin-Mola E. ; (2004) 'Musculoskeletal pain in Europe: its impact and a comparison of population and medical perceptions of treatment in eight European countries'. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 63 (4):342-347. [Details]
McNally, C; Richardson, MG; Carr, AJ; Strogen, P; ; (2004) 'Domain size as a parameter for studying the potential alkali-silica reactivity of chert-bearing aggregates'. Magazine of Concrete Research, 56 (4):201-209. [Details]
McNally, C,Richardson, MG,Carr, AJ,Strogen, P; (2004) 'Domain size as a parameter for studying the potential alkali-silica reactivity of chert-bearing aggregates'. Magazine of Concrete Research, 56 :201-209. [Details]
McNally, C; Richardson, MG; Carr, AJ; Strogen, P; ; (2004) 'Domain size as a parameter for studying the potential alkali-silica reactivity of chert-bearing aggregates'. Magazine of Concrete Research, 56 (4):201-209. [Details]
O'Neill, FT; Carr, AJ; Daniels, SM; Gleeson, MR; Kelly, JV; Lawrence, JR; Sheridan, JT; ; (2005) 'Refractive elements produced in photopolymer layers'. Materials Science, 40 (15):4129-4132. [Details]
O'Neill, FT; Carr, AJ; Daniels, SM; Gleeson, MR; Kelly, JV; Lawrence, JR; Sheridan, JT; ; (2005) 'Refractive elements produced in photopolymer layers'. Materials Science, 40 (15):4129-4132. [Details]
Winston, E; McBreen, S; Carr, AJ; McBreen, B; Duggan, P; Hanlon, L; French, J; Metcalfe, L; ; (2005) 'Gamma-ray Bursts and X-ray melting of material as a source of chondrules and planets'. Nuovo Cimento Della Societa Italiana Di Fisica C-Geophysics and Space Physics, 28 (4-5):653-656. [Details]
O'Neill, FT, Carr, AJ, Daniels, SM, Gleeson, MR, Kelly, JV, Lawrence, JR, Sheridan, JT, ; (2005) 'Refractive elements produced in photopolymer layers'. Materials Science, 40 (15):4129-4132. [Details]
O'Neill, FT,Carr, AJ,Daniels, SM,Gleeson, MR,Kelly, JV,Lawrence, JR,Sheridan, JT; (2005) 'Refractive elements produced in photopolymer layers'. Materials Science, 40 :4129-4132. [Details]
Winston, E; McBreen, S; Carr, AJ; McBreen, B; Duggan, P; Hanlon, L; French, J; Metcalfe, L; ; (2005) 'Gamma-ray Bursts and X-ray melting of material as a source of chondrules and planets'. Nuovo Cimento Della Societa Italiana Di Fisica C-Geophysics and Space Physics, 28 (4-5):653-656. [Details]
Carr, AJ,Browne, DJ,Hussey, MJ,Lumsden, N,Scanlan, M; (2007) 'Modelling and experimental development of the direct thermal method of rheocasting'. Meta, 20 :325-332. [DOI] [Details]
Veale DJ, Woolf AD, Carr AJ; (2008) 'Chronic musculoskeletal pain and arthritis: impact, attitudes and perceptions'. Irish Medical Journal, 101 (7):208-210. [Details]

Other Journals

Winston, E., McBreen, S., Carr, A.J., McBreen, B., Duggan, P., Hanlon, L., French, J., Metcalfe, L.; (2005) 'Gamma-ray Bursts and X-ray melting of material as a source of chondrules and planets' Nuovo Cimento C 28 (4-5) :653-656. [Details]

Conference Publications

Winston, E,McBreen, S,Carr, AJ,McBreen, B,Duggan, P,Hanlon, L,French, J,Metcalfe, L (2005) NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA C-GEOPHYSICS AND SPACE PHYSICS Gamma-ray Bursts and X-ray melting of material as a source of chondrules and planets , pp.653-656 [DOI] [Details]
Rackard, S.M., Carr, A.J., Doyle, F.J., Lee, T.C., Bellenger, C.R. & Callanan, J.J.; (2006) Wolff's law is controlled by strain, not stress, in an avian modle following peristoeal stripping Bioengineering in Ireland. Proceedings of the 12 th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland.d Galway, Ireland, , 27-JAN-06 - 28-JAN-06 [Details]
Lawlor, G. J., Carr, A. J., FitzPatrick, D. P., and McCormack, B. A. O.; Three-dimensional contact areas in the visible elbow joint Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering3, Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach, ISBN 9056993216 Amsterdam, , pp.307-312 [Details]
Brabazon, D., Browne, D. J., Carr A. J. (2000) ; Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, , September 2000 Fracture toughness of aluminium rheocast alloys: an experimental comparison of test methods Turin, Italy, , pp.331-336 [Details]
Carr, A. J., OKelly, K. U., and McCormack, B. A. O. (2000) In Prendergast, P. J., Lee, T. C., and Carr, A. J. (eds) ; The application of minimum solid area models to the prediction of Youngs modulus for cancellous bone Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland ISBN 0953880907 Dublin, , pp.261 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., Carr, A. J., and McCormack, B. A. O. (2000); Microstructural toughening mechanisms in cancellous mineral Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, p. 328. ISBN 0953880907 Dublin, [Details]
Pegrum, C. M., Donaldson, G. B., Carr, A. J., and Hendry, A. (1987) ; Quantum coherence effects in YBa2Cu3Oy at 77 and 4.2 Kan RF SQUID. International Superconductive Electronics Conference, Tokyo, August 1987 Tokyo, [Details]
Carr, A. J., Korgul, P., and Jack, K. H. (1986); New interstitial alloy hardmetals Science of Hard Materials, Institute of Physics Conference Series vol. 75, Bristol: Adam Hilger, ISBN 0854981667 Bristol, , pp.525-535 [Details]
Rackard, S. M., Bellenger, C. R., Carr, A. J., and Callanan, J. J. (2001) ; (2002) Analysis of an avian model of limb deviation induced by periostealsurgery Bioengineering in Ireland 7:Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of theRoyal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Dublin: Department of MechanicalEngineering, University College Dublin, ISBN 190227735x Dublin, , pp.6 [Details]
Tancred, D. C., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.,; The effect of Phosphate glass additions on the sintering and mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite Ceramics in Orthopaedics, Birmingham, March, 1997 Birmingham, [Details]
Carr, A. J., Korgul, P., and Jack, K. H. (1984); New hardmetal nitrides 3rd International Conference on Borides, Carbides, and Nitrides, Poland, 1984 Poland, [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J. ; The influence of bone mineral microstructure on damage modelling BED, 35, ASME,(1997) *, , pp.313-314 [Details]
Tancred, D. C., Carr, A. J., and McCormack, B. A. O.; A new synthetic bone replacement material identical in morphology to cancellous bone. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br], 81-B, 92.(1999) *, [Details]
Lawlor, G. J., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.; Three-dimensional geometric computer modelling of the articular surfaces of the human elbow joint Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br], 81-B, 95.(1999) *, , pp.95 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., Carr, A. J., and McCormack, B. A. O. (2000); A microstructure-based fracture toughness model for cancellous bone mineral Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, ISBN 0953880907 Dublin, , pp.46 [Details]
Al-Souhail, A., Claffey, N., Toner, M., Tancred, D. C., and Carr, A. J. (2000) ; An in vivo study of a novel bone graft for oral surgical applications Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics, Dublin: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, p. 240. ISBN 0953880907 Dublin, [Details]
Bower, R. M., Carr, A. J., and Hendry, A. ; Fabrication and microstructure of sialon-SiC composites Complex Microstructures, British Ceramic Proceedings vol. 42, Stoke-on-Trent: Institute of Ceramics, ISBN 02684373.(1989) Stoke-on-Trent, , pp.25-32 [Details]
Elphinstone, I., Carr, A. J., and Hendry, A.; Characterisation of high-Tc superconductors Complex Microstructures, British Ceramic Proceedings vol. 42, Stoke-on-Trent: Institute of Ceramics, ISBN 02684373.(1989) Stoke-on-Trent, , pp.233-243 [Details]
Boyle, B. and Carr, A. J.; The diamond grinding of RBSN Innovation and Product Development, Galway: Officina Typografica (Galway University Press) & Irish Manufacturing Committee, ISBN 0907775632.(1993) Galway, , pp.301-312 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.; Predicting the composite mechanical behaviour of a single lamina of cancellous bone tissue. Proceedings of the 29th ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference, (1995) Beaver Creek, CO, , pp.417-418 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J. (1996) .; Modelling of collagen hydroxyapatite composite structure in cancellous bone Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Amsterdam: Gordon and Breach, ISBN 2919875000 Amsterdam, , pp.11-23 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J. (1996); Modelling the relationship between pore geometry and mechanical properties in porous media IUTAM Conference, July 1996 Dublin, [Details]
McCormack, B. A. O., Carr, A. J., Taylor, D., and Prendergast, P. J. (1996) ; Predicting crack behaviour at metal/PMMA interfaces: a theoretical and experimental investigation IUTAM Conference, Dublin, July 1996 Dublin, [Details]
Pegrum, C. M., Donaldson, G. B., Carr, A. J., and Hendry, A. (1987) ; Quantum coherence effects in YBa2Cu3Oy at 77 and 4.2 Kan RF SQUID EEC Meeting on High-Tc Superconductivity and its Applications, July 1987 Genoa, [Details]
O'Neill, F. T., Liu, Y., Carr, A. J., Sheridan, J. T.; (2006) E-Field control of the optical properties of liquid micro-optical elements Photon Management II., SPIE's International Symposium on Photonics Europe Strasbourg, France, , 03-APR-06 - 07-APR-06 [Details]
Rickard, S. M., Carr, A. J., Doyle, F. J., Lee, T. C., Bellenger, C. R., Callanan, J. J.; (2006) Wolff's law is controlled by strain, not stress, in an avian model following periosteal stripping Bioengineering in Ireland 12 Galway, Ireland, , 27-JAN-06 - 28-JAN-06 [Details]
OKelly, K. U. and Carr, A. J.; (2003) Performance of indentation Kc models using different indenter geometries 105th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Ceramic Society, Nashville, TN, , 27-APR-03 - 30-APR-03 [Details]
Hussey, M. J., Browne, D. J., Brabazon D. and Carr, A. J.; (2002) A direct thermal method of attaining globular morphology in the primary phase of alloys Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, Tsukuba, Japan, , 24-SEP-02 - 28-SEP-02 , pp.575-580 [Details]
Hussey, M. J., Browne, D. J., and Carr A.; (2001) Production of aluminium alloys suitable for semi-solid metal processing: new direct thermal method. Competitive Manufacturing in 2001: Proceedings of the 18th International Manufacturing Conference Dublin, , 05-SEP-01 - 07-SEP-01 , pp.209-218 [Details]
Tancred, D. C. and Carr, A. J.; (2000) The influence of very small additions of bioglass on the properties of hydroxyapatite 102nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Ceramic Society, (2000) St Louis, Missouri, , 30-APR-00 - 03-MAY-00 [Details]
Tancred, D. C., Carr, A. J., and McCormack, B. A. O.; (1999) The sintering and mechanical behaviour of hydroxyapatite with bioglass additions. Annual Meeting of the Northern Ireland Biomedical Engineering Society, Belfast, 16 October 1999 Belfast, , 16-OCT-99 [Details]
Tancred, D. C., Carr, A. J., and McCormack, B. A. O.; (1998) Development of a new synthetic bone graft Proceedings of North Sea Biomaterials: 14th Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials The Hague, , 15-SEP-98 - 18-SEP-98 , pp.15 [Details]
Brabazon, D., Browne, D. J., Carr, A. J., and Healy, J. C.; (1998) Design, construction, and operation of a combined rheocaster/rheometer Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Semi-Solid Processing of Alloys and Composites, Golden, CO Golden, CO: Colorado School of Mines, , 23-JUL-98 - 25-JUL-98 , pp.21-28 [Details]
Waide, D. V., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.; (1998) An experimental validation of a model which represents contours of the elbow in the coronal plane Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics Toulouse, , 08-JUL-98 - 11-JUL-98 , pp.28 [Details]
Waide, D. V., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.; (1997) Geometric modelling of the elbow joint contours in the coronal plane Transactions of the 7th European Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (1997) Barcelona, , 22-APR-97 - 23-APR-97 , pp.316 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J. ; (1997) Crack-ultrastructure interactions in cancellous bone Transactions of the 7th European Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (1997) Barcelona, , 22-APR-97 - 23-APR-97 , pp.293 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J. ; (1996) The influence of naturally occurring fissures on failure mechanisms in cancellous bone Proceedings of the 10th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics (1996) Leuven, , 28-AUG-96 - 31-AUG-96 , pp.63 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.; (1996) A study of the morphological features of naturally occurring imperfections in the ultrastructure of cancellous bone tissue Transactions of the 42nd Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (1996) Atlanta, , 19-FEB-96 - 22-FEB-96 , pp.84 [Details]
OKelly, K. U., McCormack, B. A. O., and Carr, A. J.; (1996) The influence of microstructure on the fracture toughness of cancellous bone tissue. Transactions of the 43rd Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting (1996) San Francisco, , 09-FEB-96 - 13-FEB-96 , pp.84 [Details]
Tancred, D., OKelly, K., McCormack, B., and Carr, A.; (1994) Quantitative comparison between synthetic hydroxyapatite bone structures with cancellous bone Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress of Biomechanics(1994) Amsterdam, , 10-JUL-94 - 15-JUL-94 , pp.2-40 [Details]
             

Reports

Carr, A. J.; (1987) The wear of mullitezirconia ceramics on laboratory abrasives. . Reports [Details]
Carr, A. J.; (1987) Hard materials for wear-resistant applications in agriculture. Reports [Details]
                               

Media

Carr, A.J.; (1996) Biomaterials research at UCD. Media [Details]
Carr, A.J.; (1997) Futures in By Design, RT ´ E TV documentary series on design. Media [Details]
Carr, A.J.; (1998) New synthetic bone graft will speed regeneration in damaged areas. Media [Details]
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Research

Research Interests

  • Interstital alloys for hardmetals 
  • Sialon ceramics and ceramic-matrix composites 
  • Rheocasting 
  • Bioceramics
  • Bone biomechanics

Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : No Project title to migrate.
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-97 / 31-MAY-99
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Novel tissue-engineering approaches to bone graft
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-99 / 30-SEP-02
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : No Project title to migrate.
Start Date / End Date : 11-JUN-90 / 18-JUN-90
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : No Project title to migrate.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-94 / 08-APR-94
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Sol Mallia-Guest, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

• MEEN 1004 Materials Science & Engineering
• MEEN 2005 Materials Science and Engineering
• MEEN 3005 Materials Engineering
• MEEN 4017 Technical Ceramics
• MEEN 4007 Bioengineering

Modules Coordinated

201500   MEEN40080     Mechanical Engineering: Technical Ceramics
201500   MEEN20070     Mechanical Engineering: Materials Science and Eng. I
201500   MEEN30090     Mechanical Engineering: Materials Science&Eng II
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

  • Dr Brendan McCormack: bioceramics, bone biomechanics, joint biomechanics (now moved to IT Sligo).
  • Dr Sue Rackard (Vet. School, UCD): bone physiology and biomechanics.
  • Prof. Mark Richardson (Dept of Civil Engineering, UCD): concrete.
  • Dr Ciaran McNally (Dept of Civil Engineering, UCD): concrete.
  • Prof. Brian McBreen (Dept of Physics, UCD): astrophysics.
  • Prof. Brian Glennon (UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering): analytical techniques for pharmaceuticals.
  • Dr David Browne: rheocassting.

External Collaborators

  • Prof. David Taylor, FTCD, MRIA (Dept of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, TCD): fracture mechanics.
  • Dr Kevin O'Kelly  (Dept of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, TCD): fracture mechanics.