Daniel Kelly received his BA, BAI and PhD from Trinity College Dublin and joined the School of Engineering as a lecturer in 2005. He is now Professor of Tissue Engineering and director of the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering. In 2008 he was the recipient of a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA). In 2009 he received a Fulbright Award to take a position as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Columbia University, New York. He is the recipient of two European Research Council awards (Starter grant 2010; Consolidator grant 2015) as well as a SFI Investigator award (2013).
Prof. Kelly’s research focuses on developing novel approaches to regenerating damaged and diseased musculoskeletal tissues. He is leader of the AMBER biomaterials platform, the aim of which is to investigate how the physical and chemical properties of a biomaterial, as well as the therapeutic factors it delivers, determines the host response to such an implant. The outputs from this program will be combined with those from AMBER’s groundbreaking work on 2D Materials, to develop the next generation of implants targeting specific clinical problems in orthopaedic and cardiovascular medicine.
Prof. Kelly invites applicants, preferably early stage post-doctoral researchers, to work on exciting areas such as 3D bioprinting, tissue, bone and cartilage engineering, and hydrogel systems.