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Dr. Patrick Prendergast

PROVOST (Provost's Office)
HOUSE 1, COLLEGE


Dr. Patrick Prendergast, BA, BAI, PhD, ScD, C.Eng, FIEI, FTCD, MRIA is Provost of Trinity College Dublin. Following his election on 2nd April 2011, he commenced his 10-year term as the 44th Provost of the College on 1st August 2011. Dr Prendergast held the Chair of Bio-engineering from 2007 to 2011. He is a Principal Investigator of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering. Prior to working in TCD he held post-doctoral positions in Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna and the University of Nijmegen. On a sabbatical year (2001-2002) he was Visiting Professor, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland and Senior Research Fellow, Koiter Institute, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. He is a past-president of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (2000-2002), and a Past-President of the European Society of Biomechanics (2002-2004). He won the Parsons Medal in Engineering Science from the Royal Irish Academy in 2003. His research interests are in biomechanics and implant design, and in tissue engineering and mechanobiology. He was Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Dublin from 2004-2007. In 2007 he was President of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering Societies. Also in 2007 he obtained a Chair in Bio-Engineering. In March 2008 he was elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy. In July 2009 he was invited to deliver the Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture at the International Society of Biomechanics in Capetown, South Africa. He was Director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering from 2002 to 2008. He was Vice Provost/Chief Academic Officer from July 2008 to October 2010. He obtained a ScD from the University of Dublin in 2009.
  ACCUMULATION   ACOUSTICS   ADAPTATION   ALTERED STRAIN ENVIRONMENTS   ALTERNATIVES TO ANIMAL TESTING   ANTHROPLASTY   ARTHRITIS   ARTHROPLASTIES   ARTHROPLASTY   ARTICULAR-CARTILAGE   BAYESIAN ANALYSIS   BEHAVIOR   BIMATERIAL INTERFACE   Bioengineering   BIOLOGICAL TISSUES   BIOMATERIALS   BIOMECHANICS   Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering   Biomedical Engineering   Biomedical sciences   BIPHASIC ARTICULAR-CARTILAGE   BONE   BONE ADAPTATION   BONE CEMENT   BONE DAMAGE   BONE-CEMENT   CANCELLOUS BONE   CAT EARDRUM   CELL BIOMECHANICS   CELLS   CEMENT   CEMENT TECHNIQUE   COMPACT BONE   COMPONENTS   COMPUTER SIMULATION   CRACKS   DAMAGE   DAMAGE ACCUMULATION   DENSITY   DESIGN   EAR   Energy Release/Transport   Engineering underpinning biomedicine   EPIPHYSEAL-BASED DESIGNS   FAILURE   FATIGUE   FEMORAL STEMS   FEMUR   FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS   FINITE ELEMENT MODELS   FINITE ELEMENTS   FIXATION   FRACTURE FIXATION DEVICES   FRACTURE HEALING   FRACTURE MECHANICS   HAND-ACCESS PORT   HEARING   HIP PROSTHESIS   HIP REPLACEMENT   HIP-JOINT   HUMAN TEMPORAL BONES   HYDRATED SOFT-TISSUE   IMPLANT DESIGN   IMPLANT TESTING   IMPLANTS   INDUCIBLE DISPLACEMENT   INTERFACES   INTRAMEDULLARY PLUG   INTRAMEDULLARY PROSTHESES   LOOSENING   LUMBAR MOTION SEGMENT   MECHANISM   MECHANOBIOLOGY   Medical Devices   MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS   MICROCRACKING   MICROMANUFACTURING   MICROTEXTURED   MIGRATION   MODEL   NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY   OBSTRUCTION   ORTHOPAEDICS   PRE-CLINICAL TEST   PROSTHESES   PROSTHESIS   PROSTHESIS COLLAR   PUSH-OUT TEST   REMODELLING   REPLACEMENT   STABILITY   STANDARDS   STEM   Stem Cell   STRENGTH   STRESS   STRESS-ANALYSIS   STRESSES   SUBSIDENCE   TIBIAL PLATEAU COMPONENTS   Tissue Banks, Engineering   Tissue Engineering   TOTAL HIP-ARTHROPLASTY   TOTAL HIP-REPLACEMENT   TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT   TOTAL SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY
 Computer simulation of biodegradation scaffolds: Validation against experiments and implementation for tissue engineering
 An International Symposium entitled "Innovation: the third pillar of Irish Higher education?"
 Mechanoresponsiveness of mesenchymal stem cells with ageing
 Mechanoregulation of patterning genes during development of the embryonic skeleton: growth and differentiation in the absence of muscle contractions.
 Computational Mechanobiology: fundamental advances and implementation for medical device engineering

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President of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering Societies 2007
Chair, European Society of Biomechanics Workshop on Finite Element Modelling in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology 2007
External Examiner, Mechanical & Systems Engineering, University of Newcastle 2007
Examiner, Dottorato di Ricerca (VIII cycle) Scuola Interpolitecnica di Dottorato (Milano, Torino, Bari) 2006-
President, European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering Societies 2007
Guest Editor (with Prof. T.C. Lee) "Micro-damage in Bone", European Journal of Morphology, Vol. 42, Issue Nr. 1/2, 2005 2005
Editorial Board of the Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2004-
Editorial Board of the Journal of the Royal Society, Interface 2004-
Guest Editor with Prof. R. Contro, "Mechanics of Tissues and Implants", Meccanica Vol.35, Issue Nr. 4/5, 2002 2002
President, European Society of Biomechanics 2002-04
Director, Eblana Photonics, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse St., Dublin, Ireland 2001-
Editorial board of European Cells and Materials (www.ecmjournal.org) 2000-
Chair, 12th Conference of the European Society of Biomechanics 2000
Editorial Board of the Journal of Biomechanics (2001-05 as Book Review Editor; 2005- as Surveys Editor) 1999-
President, Section of Bioengineering, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 1998-00
Editorial Board of Clinical Biomechanics 1994-
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Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1987 -
Member of the European Society of Biomechanics 1990 -
Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1995 -
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 1995 -
Member of the Biomedical Engineering Society (US) 2003 -
Member of Tissue Engineering Society International 2004 -
Founding Fellow, European Alliance of Biomedical Engineering Societies (EAMBES) 2005
Kelly, D.J. and O'Brien, F.J. and Prendergast, P.J., A Short History of Bioengineering Research in Ireland, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 140, (2), 2018, p021005 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Xue, F. Lennon, A.B. McKayed, K.K. Campbell, V.A. Prendergast, P.J., Effect of membrane stiffness and cytoskeletal element density on mechanical stimuli within cells: an analysis of the consequences of ageing in cells, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18, (5), 2015, p468 - 476, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Taylor, M. Prendergast, P.J., Four decades of finite element analysis of orthopaedic devices: Where are we now and what are the opportunities?, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, (5), 2015, p767 - 778, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Khayyeri H, Isaksson H, Prendergast PJ, Corroboration of computational models for mechanoregulated stem cell differentiation., Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, 18, (1), 2015, p15-23 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Rolfe,Rebecca A. , Nowlan,Niamh C. , Kenny,Elaine M. , Cormican,Paul , Morris,Derek W. , Prendergast, Patrick J. ., Kelly, Daniel John ., Murphy, P., Identification of mechanosensitive genes during skeletal development: Alteration of genes associated with cytoskeletal rearrangement and cell signalling pathways, BMC Genomics, 15, (1), 2014, p48-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Khayyeri H, Prendergast PJ, The emergence of mechanoregulated endochondral ossification in evolution., Journal of biomechanics, 46, (4), 2013, p731-7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Boyle CJ, Lennon AB, Prendergast PJ, Application of a mechanobiological simulation technique to stents used clinically., Journal of biomechanics, 46, (5), 2013, p918-24 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Newe, C., Cunningham, E., Buchanan, F., Walker, G., Prendergast, P.J., Lennon, A., Dunne, N., Static and dynamic degradation of sintered calcium phosphate ceramics, Key Engineering Materials, 493-494, 2012, p861 - 865, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nowlan, N.C., Dumas, G., Tajbakhsh, S., Prendergast, P.J., Murphy, P., Biophysical stimuli induced by passive movements compensate for lack of skeletal muscle during embryonic skeletogenesis., Biomechanics and Modelling in Mechanobiology, 11, 2012, p207 - 219, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Galibarov PE, Prendergast PJ, Lennon AB, A probabilistic modelling scheme for analysis of long-term failure of cemented femoral joint replacements., Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine, 226, (12), 2012, p927-38 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Simulation of in-stent restenosis for the design of cardiovascular stents in, G. Holzpafel & R. Ogden , Mechanics of Biological Tissue, Springer, 2006, pp255 - 267, [Lally, C, Prendergast, PJ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Analysis of joint and muscle loads in, editor(s)Mow, VC, Huiskes, R , Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, Lippencodt Williams & Wilkins, 2005, [Prendergast, PJ, van der Helm, FCT, Duda, GN], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Experiment and computation in mechanobiology, with new applications in cardiology and evolution in, editor(s)J. Piekarski , Tissue Remodelling, Warsaw, Centre of Excellence for Applied Biomedical Modelling and Diagnostics, 2005, pp219 - 240, [Prendergast, PJ, Nowlan, NC, Lally C], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Modelling the response of cells to mechanical stimulation in, editor(s)Józef Joachim Telega , Modelling in Biomechanics: Lecture Notes 19 of AMAS (Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, 2005, pp159 - 189, [Prendergast, PJ, Kelly, DJ, McGarry, JG ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Prendergast PJ, McHugh PE (Editors), Topics in Bio-Mechanical Engineering, Dublin, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering & National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science, 2004, 1 - 249pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Computational mechanobiology in, editor(s)M Cerrolaza, M Doblaré, G Martínez, B Calvo , Computational Bioengineering: Current Trends and Applications, Imperial College Press, 2004, [Prendergast, PJ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mechanobiology: Experiment and Computation in, editor(s)PJ Prendergast, PE McHugh , Topics in Bio-Mechanical Engineering, Dublin, Trinity Centre for Bioengineering & National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science, 2004, pp41 - 57, [Prendergast, PJ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Prendergast, PJ, Life and Limb: The Bioengineering of Prostheses and Implants (R.I.A. Parsons Medal Lecture), Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2003, 30pp, Book, PUBLISHED
What a piece of work is a man in, editor(s)EP O'Neill , New Irish Writing in Science, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2003, [Prendergast, PJ], Book Chapter, SUBMITTED
Prendergast, PJ, Biomechanical Techniques for Pre-Clinical Testing of Prostheses and Implants, Warsaw, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, 2001, 67pp, Book, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Wartenweiler Memorial Lecture, International Society of Biomechanics July 2009
Elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy 17-03-2008
President Elect of European Alliance of Biomedical Engineering Societies 2006
Parsons Medal in Engineering Science, Royal Irish Academy 2003
President, European Society of Biomechanics 2002-04
Elected to Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 1998
President, Section of Bioengineering, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 1998-00
European Society of Biomechanics Research Award (S.M. Perren Award) 1996
His research interests are in biomechanics and implant design, and in tissue engineering and mechanobiology.