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Eoin O'Sullivan

Technician

About Research

Eoin graduated from the University of Limerick, Ireland, with a honours degree in Biological Sciences and Physics in 2010. The focus of his initial research was on the effects of heavy metal pollutants in water systems and he completed a research project entitled "Environmental factors affecting the biosorbance heavy metals in algae".

On graduating Eoin began working as a Physics and Biology teacher in Dublin, Ireland. In 2011 he moved to Hoi Chi Min City, Vietnam, where he continued as a Physics Teacher in an International school until 2013. Returning to Ireland in 2013 Eoin completed another year as a teacher in Co. Cork.

In 2014, Eoin returned to University to study for his master's degree in Applied Physics from the University of Limerick. His area of interest was in the bio-materials and bio-ceramics field, with his research focused on the physical and electrical properties of synthetic bone graft materials. His research thesis was titled "Piezoelectric properties of electrically polarised Chlorapatite ceramics", the results of which were presented at the Electrically active materials for medical devices conference, June 2015.

Graduating in 2015 with a MSc in Applied Physics Eoin moved to London. In December, 2015, Eoin joined the Applied Physics team here and the St. Mary's university as a laboratory technician and part time visiting lecturer.


Research

Eoin's main area of research is in the field of material science, with a focus on the physical and biological properties of biomaterials. During his time researching Eoin has attained skills in the use of X-Ray Diffraction Spectrometry (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Piezoelectronic sensory and Spark Plasma Sintering. Other fields of interest include electronics along with 3d design and manufacturing.