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Aisling Ní Annaidh

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Mechanical & Materials Eng
Engineering Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161889
Email: aisling.niannaidh@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Aisling Ní Annaidh is Lecturer/ Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at UCD and Programme Director of the MEngSc in Engineering Management. After graduating with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering in 2007, Aisling spend time at Rice University where she worked on Computational Fluid Dynamics. After returning to Ireland, she completed a joint PhD (co-tutelle) at UCD and Université Sorbonne (UPMC) in the area of Biomechanics. Upon completing her PhD, Dr. Ní Annaidh worked for a leading multinational medical devices firm. She is currently Principal Investigator of the Tissue Biomechanics group at UCD and Co-Lead Investigator on the MSCA Innovative Training Network, HEADS (Head Protection: A European Training Network for Advanced for Advanced Designs in Safety). Her research interests include Tissue Biomechanics, Medical Device Design and Assistive Technologies.

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Zhang, Hong and Zhao, Tianyu and Newland, Ben and Duffy, Patrick and Annaidh, Aisling N\'\i and O'Cearbhaill, Eoin D and Wang, Wenxin (2015) 'On-demand and negative-thermo-swelling tissue adhesive based on highly branched ambivalent PEG--catechol copolymers'. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3 (31):6420-6428. [Details]
Zhang, Hong and Zhao, Tianyu and Duffy, Patrick and Dong, Yixiao and Annaidh, Aisling N\'\i and O'Cearbhaill, Eoin and Wang, Wenxin (2015) 'Hydrolytically Degradable Hyperbranched PEG-Polyester Adhesive with Low Swelling and Robust Mechanical Properties'. Advanced healthcare materials, 4 (15):2260-2268. [Details]
Ni Annaidh, A., Cassidy, M., Curtis, M., Destrade, M. & Gilchrist, M.D. (2015) 'Towards a predictive assessment of stab-penetration forces'. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 36 (3):162-166. [DOI] [Details]
Ottenio, M., Tran, D., Ní Annaidh, A., Gilchrist, M.D., Bruyère, K. (2015) 'Strain rate and anisotropy effects on the tensile failure characteristics of human skin'. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 41 (1):241-250. [DOI] [Details]
Ottenio, M. and Tran, D. and Ní Annaidh, A. and Gilchrist, M.D. and Bruyère, K. (2015) 'Strain rate and anisotropy effects on the tensile failure characteristics of human skin'. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 41 :241-250. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hong Zhang, Tianyu Zhao, Ben Newland, Patrick Duffy, Aisling Ní Annaidh, Eoin D O'Cearbhaill, Wenxin Wang (2015) 'On-demand and negative-thermo-swelling tissue adhesive based on highly branched ambivalent PEG¿catechol copolymers'. Journal of Materials Chemistry, . [Details]
Zhang H, Zhao T;Duffy P;Dong Y;Annaidh AN;O'Cearbhaill E;Wang W (2015) 'Hydrolytically Degradable Hyperbranched PEG-Polyester Adhesive with Low Swelling and Robust Mechanical Properties'. Advanced healthcare materials, 4 (15):2260-2268. [DOI] [Details]
A. Ní Annaidh, M. Cassidy, M. Curtis, M. Destrade, M.D. Gilchrist (2014) 'Towards a predictive assessment of stab-penetration forces¿, The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology'. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology : official publication of the National Association of Medical Examiners, . Link to full text [Details]
Ní Annaidh, A., Destrade, M., Gilchrist, M.D. & Murphy, J.G. (2013) 'Deficiencies in numerical models of anisotropic nonlinearly elastic materials'. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 12 (4):781-791. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Ní Annaidh, A., Cassidy, M., Curtis, M., Destrade, M. & Gilchrist, M.D. (2013) 'A combined experimental and numerical study of stab-penetration forces'. Forensic science international, 233 (1-3):7-13. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Annaidh, AN, Bruyere, K, Destrade, M, Gilchrist, MD, Maurini, C, Ottenio, M, Saccomandi, G (2012) 'Automated Estimation of Collagen Fibre Dispersion in the Dermis and its Contribution to the Anisotropic Behaviour of Skin'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40 :1666-1678. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Annaidh, AN,Bruyere, K,Destrade, M,Gilchrist, MD,Ottenio, M (2012) 'Characterization of the anisotropic mechanical properties of excised human skin'. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 5 :139-148. [DOI] [Details]
McCarthy, CT,Annaidh, AN,Gilchrist, MD; (2010) 'On the sharpness of straight edge blades in cutting soft solids: Part II - Analysis of blade geometry'. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77 :437-451. [DOI] [Details]
Destrade, M., Ni Annaidh, A., and Coman, C.D.; (2009) 'Bending instabilities of soft biological tissues'. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 46 (25-26):4322-4330. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Ni Annaidh, A., Ottenio, M., Bruyere, K., Destrade, M. & Gilchrist, M.D.; (2010) Mechanical properties of excised human skin 6th World Congress of Biomechanics [Details]
Ní Annaidh, A., Bruyère, K., Destrade, M., Gilchrist, M.D., Maurini, C., Ottenio, M. & Saccomandi, G., (2012) Automated estimation of collagen fibre dispersion in the dermal layer of human skin Microneedles 2012 Cork, Ireland, , 14-MAY-12 - 15-MAY-12 [Details]
Gallagher, A.J., *Ní Annaidh, A., Bruyere, K., Otténio, M., Xie, H. & Gilchrist, M.D (2012) Dynamic tensile properties of human skin IRCOBI conference Dublin, Ireland, , 12-SEP-12 - 14-SEP-12 [Details]
A.J. Gallagher, A. Ní Annaidh, K. Bruyère, M.D. Gilchrist, M. Otténio, H. Xie (2012) Dynamic tensile properties of human skin IRCOBI Conference [Details]
Ni Annaidh, A., Bruyere, K., Destrade, M., Gilchrist, M.D., Maurini, C., Ottenio, M. & Saccomandi, G.; (2011) Modelling the anisotropic behaviour of skin Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials Limerick, , 21-AUG-11 - 24-AUG-11 [Details]
Ni Annaidh, A., Bruyere, K., Destrade, M., Gilchrist, M.D., Maurini, C., Ottenio, M. & Saccomandi, G.; (2011) Modelling the anisotropic behaviour of skin IUTAM Symposium on Impact Biomechanics in Sport Dublin, , 07-JUL-11 - 09-JUL-11 [Details]
Ni Annaidh, A., Ottenio, M., Bruyere, K., Destrade, M. & Gilchrist, M.D.; (2010) Mechanical properties of excised human skin International Conference on Crashworthiness Washington, , 22-SEP-10 - 24-SEP-10 [Details]
A. Ní Annaidh, M. Ottenio, K. Bruyère, M. Destrade, M.D. Gilchrist (2010) Mechanical Properties of Excised Human Skin 6th World Congress of Biomechanics [Details]
Ní Annaidh, A., Ottenio, M., Bruyere, K., Destrade, M. & Gilchrist, M.D.; (2009) Mechanical properties of excised human and porcine skin International Workshop on Continuum Biomechanics of Biological Tissue [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Soft Tissue Biomechanics 
Impact Biomechanics
Medical Device Development 

Research Projects

Sponsor : HORIZON 2020
Title : Head protection: a European training network for Advanced Designs in Safety (HEADS)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-15 / 31-DEC-18
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : A Bioengineering in Ireland21 Event
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-14 / 31-MAY-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : ESMC 2015 conference - Modeling collagen recruitment in human skin with statistical approaches
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : Royal Irish Academy (RIA)
Title : RIA Charlemont Grants
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 04-DEC-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Proud Glow Toys
Start Date / End Date : 06-NOV-14 / 05-NOV-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Allied Patent Research and Development Ltd
Title : Allied Patent Research & Development Ltd
Start Date / End Date : 07-APR-15 / 06-APR-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Proposition Hub Ltd
Start Date / End Date : 13-AUG-14 / 13-NOV-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Measuring the residual Stresses and Langer lines of skin no invasively
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Advance Mobile Hoists Ltd
Start Date / End Date : 16-OCT-15 / 15-OCT-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Internally Funded
Start Date / End Date : 14-APR-16 / 13-APR-26
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Start up funding
Start Date / End Date : 28-APR-16 / 31-DEC-20
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Antonia Trotta, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Lilibeth Zambrano Martinez, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201500   MEEN20060     Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical Eng Design I
201500   MEEN40850     Mechanical Engineering: Research Methods
201500   MEEN40880     Mechanical Engineering: Research Paper
201500   MEEN40810     Mechanical Engineering: Design & Innovation I
201500   MEEN30030     Mechanical Engineering: Mech. Eng. Design II
201500   MEEN40840     Mechanical Engineering: Design and Innovation II
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Prof. M. Gilchrist, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, UCD

External Collaborators

Prof. M. Destrade, NUIG, Ireland
Prof. M. Cassidy, State Pathologist's Office, Ireland
Dr. M. Curtis, State Pathologist's Office, Ireland

Dr. J. Murphy, DCU, Ireland
Dr. C. McCarthy, UL, Ireland 

Dr. K. Bruyere, IFFSTAR, Lyon, France
Dr. M. Ottenio, I
FFSTAR, Lyon, France
Dr. C. Maurini, UPMC, Paris, France 

Prof. G. Saccomandi, University of Perugia, Italy
Dr. C. Coman, University of Glasgow, Scotland