Biodesign Europe


Nicholas Dunne, BSc, PhD

Executive Director

Nicholas Dunne is internationally known as an authority on biomaterial innovations for tissue repair and replacement. His research lies at the interface of materials science, engineering and biology. Dunne has played a leading role in the development of biomaterials that simulate an efficacious drug delivery or therapeutic response. His work spans fundamental mechanisms at the host-material interface and translational research to target musculoskeletal repair, wound healing and cancer treatment. Dunne not only is an authority in his field, but also is a proven leader in forging over-arching institutional and industrial collaborations that deliver impactful results.

Faculty and administration

Dermot Brabazon

Professor, DCU Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Jennifer Egan

Manager, DCU Research Administration

Joshua LaBaer

Professor, Center Director and Executive Director, Biodesign Institute

Anne Parle-McDermott

Associate Professor, DCU Biotechnology

Aoife Morrin

Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry, DCU Chemical Sciences

Stephen Munk

Deputy Director, Biodesign Institute

Fiona Regan

Professor of Chemistry, DCU Chemical Sciences