Professor Maurice N Collins
Senior Lecturer, University of Limerick
Dr Maurice N Collins is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. The principal focus of his research group is on the structure/property/processing relationships of biopolymers/hydrogels in the application areas of regenerative medicine, Tissue Engineering, drug delivery, and pharmaceutics. Maurice has a strong track record in attracting funding to enable his research.
He is the lead PI and coordinator of the H2020 LIBRE consortium, which focuses on next generation biomaterials and is involved as PI in multiple nationally funded programmes. He is a funded investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) advanced materials and bioengineering center (AMBER) based at Trinity College Dublin. His research group is interdisciplinary including Materials Scientists, Chemists, Biologists, Pharmacists and Engineers, with current areas of interest including the development of bioinks for 3D bioprinting, the development of multifunctional nanomaterials and immunomodulatory materials as well as fundamental 3D tissue scaffold and hydrogel work.
Maurice is the editor of the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules published by Elsevier and sits on the editorial board of Carbohydrate Polymers. His current h -index is 34 and his citations have reached circa 4k.