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Dr. Kevin O'Kelly

Associate Professor (Mechanical & Manuf. Eng)
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Dean of Students (Trinity Centre for Bioengineering)
Dean of Students (Dean of Students)

  Biological Materials   Ceramic Engineering   Failure Mechanics   FRACTURE   FRACTURE ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY   FRACTURE MECHANICAL STIFFNESS   FRACTURE MECHANICS   FRACTURE PATH   FRACTURE TOUGHNESS   Materials technology, engineering   Materials, Physical Properties   MICROCRACKS   OSTEOPOROSIS   Prosthetic Device, Neural   TRABECULAE
 Development of active implanted electrode systems for neural applications.
 Development of a bone tissue engineering scaffold optimised for transition from bioreactor systems to in-vivo dental applications
 Performance of antiwear film in presence of friction modifiers
 Scale effects in nano-indentation fracture toughness measurements of brittle ceramics arising from crack-microstructure interactions
 Mechanical Integrity and Archticture of Bone

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Chartered Engineer
Fellow, Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland
Member, Institute of Engineers of Ireland
Secretary, Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2008 2010
President, Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2010 2012
Tongfei Wu,Martin Frydrych,Kevin O'Kelly, and Biqiong Chen, Poly(glycerol sebacate urethane)−Cellulose Nanocomposites with 2 Water-Active Shape-Memory Effects, Biomacromolecules, 2014, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Tongfei Wu, Ramin Farnood, Kevin O'Kelly, Biqiong Chen, Mechanical behaviour of transparent nano fibrillar cellulose-chitosan nano composite films in dry and wet conditions, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 2014, Journal Article, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Tongfei Wu, Kevin O'Kelly & Biqiong Chen, Biomimetic chitosan-treated clay-elastomer composites with water-responsive mechanically dynamic properties, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 52, 2014, p55 - 62, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Frey L, O'Kelly K, PC12 Cell and Primary Cortical Neuronal Response to Surface Composition and Topography of Insulating Materials for Neural Electrodes, European Society of Biomaterials, Madrid, Spain, 8-12 September 2013, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Tongfei Wu, Kevin O'Kelly, Biqiong Chen, Biomimetic stimuli-responsive composites based on poly(vinyl alcohol) whiskers, 12th Deformation and Fracture of Composites and 6th Structural Integrity, Cambridge, London, 8-11April, 2013, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Tongfei Wu, Kevin O'Kelly, Biqiong Chen, Poly(methacrylic acid)-grafted clay-thermoplastic elastomer composites with water-induced shape-memory effects, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 51, 2013, p1513 - 1522, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mealy J, O'Kelly K, Cell Response to Nanoscale Topography of Hydroxyapatite Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, European Society of Biomaterials, Madrid, Spain, 8-12 September 2013, 2013, Poster, PUBLISHED
Arsecularatne J.A., Hoffman M., Payraudeau N., O'Kelly K.U., FIB Tomographic analysis of indents in porous alumina, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 94, (11), 2011, p4017 - 4024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Frydrych M, Wan C, Stengler R, O'Kelly KU, Chen B, Structure and mechanical properties of gelatin/sepiolite nanocomposite foams, Journal of Materials Chemistry, (21), 2011, p9103 - 9111, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lundgren, Sarah Marie; Taylor, Robert Ian; O'Kelly, Kevin; Wood, Iain;, The influence of friction modifiers on the antiwear film - effect of aged oils, Journal of Engineering Tribology, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
  

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Buckley C.T. & O'Kelly K.U., Fabrication of a hydroxyapatite scaffold with a tri-modal pore distribution for bone tissue engineering, Proceedings of the 12 Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Galway, edited by McHugh P.E., O'Mahoney, D. and Fitzpatrick D. , 2006, pp89 , Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T., Prina-Mello A., O'Kelly K.U., Development of biodegradable elastomeric scaffolds for mechanobiology investigations, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Section of Bio-engineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Galway, edited by FitzPatrick D.P. and Senouci M. , 2005, pp13-, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. and O'Kelly K.U., A New technique for fabricating regular 3D scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications, Proceedings of the tenth Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Limerick, edited by D.P. Fitzpatrick, B.A.O. McCormack and T.M. McGlouhlin , 2004, pp19-, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
Buckley C.T. & O'Kelly K.U., Direct permeability measurements in cross-species trabecular bone with varying anatomic location, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Cavan, edited by D.P. FitzPatrick, B.A.O. McCormack and D. McCormack , 2003, pp19-, Oral Presentation, PRESENTED
O'Kelly K.U., 16th Annual meeting of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED

  

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Newman Scholar (Mech. Eng.), University College Dublin 1993-1996
Materials & Biomaterials: failure mechanisms in cancellous bone: changes in bone mechanical properties due to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: fracture mechanics of brittle materials: nano-indentation techniques: complex microstructures in ceramics