Garrett McGuinness


Dr Garrett McGuinness is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Dublin City University. He joined the academic staff of DCU in 2000 having previously held industry roles in medical device development at Hollister Incorporated and in engineering consultancy at MCS International (now Wood Group). Prior to that, he obtained BE and PhD degrees, in Mechanical Engineering and Polymeric Composite Materials respectively, from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has also held visiting positions at US universities.
At Dublin City University, he has developed a strong research programme in biomaterials engineering and the development of novel medical devices. He is interested in the development of functional biomaterials and scaffolds for wound healing and tissue regeneration, with particular emphasis on the multi-scale mechanics of polymeric gels and soft or fibrous biomaterials. He also has long established interests in polymer manufacturing and prototyping processes. He is a  DCU PI on the H2020-NMBP-2017 project Personalized And/Or Generalized Integrated Biomaterial Risk Assessment — PANBioRA.

Garrett has supervised or co-supervised 10 doctoral degrees to completion, and has acted as external examiner for PhD and research Masters’ degrees for Irish and international universities. He has co-authored over 40 journal articles as well as many book chapters and conference papers. He acts as a reviewer for several leading biomedical engineering journals and as a proposal reviewer for international research funding agencies.

Garrett is a Chartered Engineer and active member of Engineers Ireland.

Research Expertise

Garrett's research interests include experimental biomaterials science, polymeric tissue engineering scaffold development and computational mechanics of biomaterials.