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Dr. Ciaran Simms

Associate Professor (Mechanical & Manuf. Eng)
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Ciaran Simms, BA, BAI, PhD, FTCD, MIEI is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. He is a Principal Investigator in the Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin and also a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He was President of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury until 2018 and remains on the Council and was the Soft Tissue Editor for the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials from 2007-2018 and remains on the Editorial Board. Prior to working at Trinity College Dublin he held research engineer positions with TNO Automotive in Delft and Detroit and with Denis Wood Associates in Dublin.
  Bioengineering   Biomechanics of human movement   Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering   Road Transport Technology   SAFETY   Transport   Transport Technology, Engineering
 Development of an automated suture device for skin closure
 Cycling collisions in Ireland: Priorities for injury/fatality prevention strategies
 Mechanics of pedestrian ground contact
 The development and validation of a new surgical task trainer to train surgeons the skills of wound cleansing, exploration and anatomical structure repair
 Evaluation of the mechanics of head injuries in rugby

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President of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury 2015-2018
Soft Tissue Mechanics Editor of the Elsevier Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2007-2018
Member of the Road Safety Technology Assessment Panel RSA 2015-present
Member of the Scientific Committee for the European Society of Biomechanics, Seville, July 2017 2016
I am a founding member of the Irish Seating and Mobility Interest Group 2008-2014
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Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland 2014 present
Member of the European Society of Biomechanics 2004 present
Member of the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury 2009 present
Shang S, Otte D, Simms CK, An inverse method to reduce pedestrian ground contact injuries, IRCOBI India, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gildea K and Simms CK, Assessment of self-reported cycling injuries in Ireland: summary of preliminary survey data, IRCOBI, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Foley J, Cronin M, Brent L, Lawrence T, Lecky F, Simms CK, Gildea K, Ryan J, Deasy C, Cronin J, Cycling related major trauma in Ireland, IRCOBI, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Shang S, Masson C, Arnoux P, Py M, Simms CK, Preliminary assessment of the MADYMO pedestrian model for predicting pedestrian ground contact kinematics, IRCOBI, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Tierney G, Simms CK, Assessment of a high tackle on ball carrier inertial head kinematics in rugby union, IRCOBI, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Shang S, Masson C, Arnoux P, Py M, Simms CK, Comparison of pedestrian head trajectories between a dummy test and a multibody model simulation, World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Tierney G, Simms CK, Could lowering the tackle height law in rugby union to below the chest reduced long term brain degeneration?, World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mohammadkhah M, Murphy P, Hennessy N, Simms CK, Does reorganisation of muscle connective tissue structure address tension/compression asymmetry observed in skeletal muscle possible response?, World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Mohammadkhah M, Murphy P, Simms CK., Collagen fibril organization in chicken and porcine skeletal muscle perimysium under applied tension and compression., Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 77, 2018, p734 - 744, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Cooney, G.M. and Kiernan, A. and Winter, D.C. and Simms, C.K., Optimized wound closure using a biomechanical abdominal model, British Journal of Surgery, 105, (4), 2018, p395-400 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Special issue on skin mechanobiology, Elsevier, [eds.], 2013, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED
Simms CK , Buddy system: university/industry linkup delivers innovative product development, The Engineers Journal (Journal of Engineers Ireland), 65, (6), 2012, p359 - 360, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Simms CK and Lyons CG, Temporomandibular joint injuries during whiplash: Jaw Joint Injuries During Whiplash, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010, 1-184 pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Ciaran Simms, Gareth J. Bennett, Garret O'Donnell, Eamonn McKnight, Ali McCorkell, Development of a gait training device for children with cerebral palsy, TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event, Trinity College Dublin, Foster Place, Dublin 2, April 27 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
The Three Dimensional Mechanical Properties of Skeletal Muscle: Experiments and Modelling in, editor(s)Prendergast & McHugh , Topics in Bio-Mechanical Engineering, Dublin, Trinity College, 2004, pp216 - 234, [Van Loocke M, Lyons CG & Simms CK], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Simms C.K., Pedestrian Injuries, Seminar to Dept Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, 2002, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED

  

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Visiting Associate Professor in Engineering in University College Dublin 2017
President of International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury 2015-2018
Honorary Associate Professor RCSI, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 2017
Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Waterloo, Canada 2015
Provost's Teaching Award (TCD): award in 2015; nominated also in 2012, 2016 and 2018 2015
Engineers Ireland Education Excellence Award for MSc in Bioengineering 2012
InterTradeIreland Best Project Award for Buddy Roamer Walking Aid 2011
Nominated for Irish Times Innovation Award 2011
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2010
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland - best conference paper 2003
Queen's Silver Jubilee Project Prize 1995
Collen Project Prize 1995