Christopher Musgrave

MNMT-DUBLIN

Bio-medical Device Manufacturing

  • Biopolymers

  • Hydrogels

  • Ophthalmic materials

  • Materials

Biopolymer Synthesis

Christopher Musgrave

Keywords

  • Biopolymers

  • Hydrogels

  • Ophthalmic materials

  • Materials

Abstract

My research is focused on design and synthesis of biopolymers for ophthalmic applications such as intraocular (IOLs) and contact lenses (CLs). Issues affecting these industries range from manufacturing efficiencies to end-user problems such as the growing myopia crisis (up to 50% of young people). Our aim is to design a highly functional biopolymer for custom lenses to tackle the global myopia problem, which if untreated can lead to many eye-health issues later in life. Improved manufacturing routes can improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process leading to more sustainable practices.

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fengzhou.fang@ucd.ie

Tel: +353 1 716 1810

Centre of Micro/Nano Manufacturing Technology (MNMT-Dublin) 

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

University College Dublin,

Belfield Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland

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Last updated: 9:00  17  October, 2020