Prof. Michael Gilchrist

Michael Gilchrist, PhD, DEng, FIMechE, FIEI, FIMMM, FInstP, FISNM, is Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research concerns the precision processing of polymeric materials for mass manufacturing applications. This is particularly focussed on injection moulding and complementary processes. He is also interested in the mechanical response of soft biological tissue to impact and dynamic loading conditions. Two of his former students have established start-up technology companies (in USA and Canada). He holds a Visiting Professorship at the University of Ottawa and has previously been a Visiting Professor at CNRS & ENSAM-Paris. He has supervised 40 researchers at Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels and has published some 180 journal articles. He is Ireland's representative to IUTAM, the International Union for Theoretical & Applied Mechanics.