NUI Galway, Mount Lourdes School, Enniskillen
Biomedical Engineering B.E.
My Work: I'm trying to find the best stent design to treat arteries in the leg!
Sometimes arteries can get clogged with fat, which stops blood flowing freely through the artery. Stents are cylindrical tubes which push the fat (plaque) back against the artery wall, so that blood can flow all throughout the body.
There are lots of different types of stent designs. Engineers and doctors try to pick the best stent design that will hold the fat against the artery wall and not crack over time. Can you spot any differences between these stents?
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I first considered engineering after taking part in BT Young Scientist
What was your favourite subject at school?
Technology and Design
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Sometimes - for giggling in the back of the classroom
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
White water rafting down Kaituna River