Aoife completed a BSc. in Applied Mathematics in NUI Galway in 2016 and started her PhD in Biomedical Engineering, funded by a Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway.

Aoife’s research focus is on development of material constitutive laws which use physically based models of the degradation processes. This work takes a multiphysics approach to understand the micromechanics of biodegradable polymers.

Outside of her research, Aoife is a committee member of SIAM NUI Galway Student Chapter, who regularly hold events showcasing some of the applied mathematics research currently being done on campus, throughout various disciplines.