This website uses cookies Read More Ok
Leader in Integrated ICT Hardware & Systems

Conor O'Mahony -

researcher

Contact

+353 (0)21 2346200
conor.omahony (at) tyndall (dot) ie

  • MNS (Circuits and Systems)
Dr. Conor O’Mahony is a Principal Researcher with the Tyndall National Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University, China. Involved in microsystems design and fabrication since 1998, he received the M. Eng. Sc. (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) degrees at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), Cork, Ireland, for work on surface micromachining technologies and capacitive radio-frequency MEMS switches.

He is currently leading a team focussed on the development of Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) – high-value, wearable systems that combine elements of transdermal delivery, diagnostics, woundcare, self-awareness and communications capabilities. These ‘smart patches’ interact with the outermost skin layers in a minimally invasive manner, and will blur the lines between implantable medical devices and the current generation of wearable electronics. He has secured and managed research funding worth over €6M, and major projects currently underway by the team include EU H2020 funded projects to create microneedle-based diagnostic platforms ('ELSAH') and therapeutic systems ('Moore4Medical'); the Enterprise Ireland-funded ‘SmartPatch’ activity that is developing intelligent drug delivery systems (, and a public-private partnership developing intelligent medical dressings for smart woundcare.  These projects form part of Tyndall’s ICT for Health strategy, following a technology roadmap towards the development of multifunctional ‘smart patches’ for theranostic applications.

Since 2008 he has also been responsible for the management of Tyndall’s microneedle research programme, which fabricates silicon and polymer microneedle-based devices for a wide range of biomedical applications including drug and vaccine delivery, diagnostics, electroporation and physiological signal monitoring.

Prior to this (2004-2007) he was a Staff Researcher at the Tyndall National Institute, leading multiple projects spanning the fields of radio-frequency MEMS switches and varactors, environmental sensors, wafer-level packaging and modelling of MEMS. He works with over twenty national and international academic and industrial collaborators, and has a track record in delivering impact through commercialisation, non-exchequer investment and public awareness.
He is a member of the Executive Board of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, reviews for fifteen international technology journals, and has acted as external examiner at nine international universities. He has published over sixty peer-review journal papers (h-index 23), numerous worldwide conference presentations, and has given invited talks in Ireland, Europe, the US, Japan and China. In total he has filed eleven patent applications in the field of MEMS and micromachining, which are the subject of licence agreements with four separate companies. He has chaired the 2nd International Conference on Microneedles (2012) and the 27th Micromechanics and Microsystems Europe Workshop (MME 2016) and remains a member of the Steering Committee for both events. He was a member of the team which received the University College Cork Research Team of the Year Award 2012, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

More information at: 

- Google Scholar
- Linkedin
- Researchgate

Dr. O’Mahony’s research interests are centered around the development of advanced microfabrication and microengineering technologies that can be used to create a range of sensors and transducers for use in medical, environmental and telecommunications applications. The resulting Micro Transdermal Interface Platforms (MicroTIPs) are high-value, wearable systems that combine transdermal delivery, diagnostics, smart woundcare, self-awareness and communications capabilities. These ‘smart patches’ interact with the outermost skin layers in a minimally invasive manner, and will blur the lines between implantable medical devices and the current generation of wearable electronics. 

Particular areas of expertise include -

  • sensors, structures and systems for multifunctional 'smart patches' and the 'wearable clinic';
  • ICT-based transdermal interface platforms;
  • smart dressings for autonomous woundcare;
  • microneedle-based devices for transdermal delivery, sensing and diagnostics; 
  • wafer-level packaging for microelectromechanical systems; 
  • microsensors for environmental monitoring; 
  • capacitive microswitches and varactors for telecommunications; 
  • finite-element modelling of MEMS structures.

Research Grants

Funder Start Date End Date Title Role
Enterprise Irl 01-JUL-06 31-DEC-22 IP/2006/0317 Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 22-JUN-09 03-NOV-09 EI Travel Support FP7-ICT-2009-5 Principal Investigator
Miscellaneous Non Exchequer 01-NOV-11 01-APR-14 2nd International Conference on Microneedles. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-JAN-08 31-DEC-10 EI 'Development of a Transdermal Vaccine Delivery System' - Tyndall Principal Investigator
Foreign Industry 01-FEB-12 02-FEB-14 Microneedle-mediated delivery of calcipitroil and betamethasone dipropionate. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-MAR-12 28-FEB-13 Collaborative project. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 09-SEP-09 26-OCT-09 EI FP/2009/510 : Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 14-JAN-13 13-JUN-14 Dry Electrodes for Transdermal Sensing and Diagnostics. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-FEB-14 01-MAY-14 Feasibility Study Grant. Principal Investigator
Foreign Industry 01-APR-14 30-SEP-15 Micro-needle based medical devices. Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-JUN-15 30-OCT-18 ECSEL JTI (An Integrated pilot line for micro fabricated medical devices) Principal Investigator
Miscellaneous Non Exchequer 01-SEP-15 28-FEB-17 Conference MME 2016 Principal Investigator
Miscellaneous 01-APR-16 31-MAR-18 Development of Injection Moulding and Surface Modification Processes for Mass Fabrication of Micro Needles Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-SEP-17 31-JAN-21 Intelligant wearable transderamal drug delivery system Principal Investigator
Industry/EI Projects 01-SEP-17 31-JAN-21 Intelligant wearable transderamal drug delivery system Principal Investigator
Horizon 2020 01-JAN-19 30-JUN-23 Electronic smart patch system for wireless monitoring of molecular biomarkers for healthcare and well-being Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-SEP-19 31-OCT-22 Holistics -Holistic Human Sensing for Health and Wellness Principal Investigator
Enterprise Irl 01-JAN-19 31-DEC-22 Development of an innovative intelligent compression wound care dressing Principal Investigator
Industry/EI Projects 01-JAN-19 31-DEC-22 Development of an innovative intelligent compression wound care dressing Principal Investigator

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearJournalPublication
2020International Journal of PharmaceuticsDiphtheria toxoid dissolving microneedle vaccination: Adjuvant screening and effect of repeated-fractional dose administration
Leone, M.; Romeijn, S.; Du, G.; Le Dévédec, S. E.; Vrieling, H.; O'Mahony, Conor; Bouwstra, J. A.; Kersten, G. (2020) Diphtheria toxoid dissolving microneedle vaccination: Adjuvant screening and effect of repeated-fractional dose administration. : . [Details]
2020European Journal of Pharmaceutical SciencesHyaluronan molecular weight: effects on dissolution time of dissolving microneedles in the skin and on immunogenicity of antigen
Leone, Mara; Romeijn, Stefan; Slütter, Bram; O'Mahony, Conor; Kersten, Gideon; Bouwstra, Joke A. (2020) Hyaluronan molecular weight: effects on dissolution time of dissolving microneedles in the skin and on immunogenicity of antigen. : . [Details]
2020Biomedical microdevicesBio-inspired microneedle design for efficient drug/vaccine coating.
Plamadeala C;Gosain SR;Hischen F;Buchroithner B;Puthukodan S;Jacak J;Bocchino A;Whelan D;O'Mahony C;Baumgartner W;Heitz J; (2020) Bio-inspired microneedle design for efficient drug/vaccine coating.. : . [Details]
2019Journal Of Biomedical Materials Research Part ADifferences in biocompatibility of microneedles from cyclic olefin polymers with human endothelial and epithelial skin cells
Schossleitner, Klaudia,O'Mahony, Conor,Brandstätter, Stefan,Haslinger, Michael J,Demuth, Sabrina,Fechtig, Daniel,Petzelbauer, Peter (2019) Differences in biocompatibility of microneedles from cyclic olefin polymers with human endothelial and epithelial skin cells. : .
2019Journal Of Controlled ReleaseSkin delivery of trivalent Sabin inactivated poliovirus vaccine using dissolvable microneedle patches induces neutralizing antibodies
Donadei A.;Kraan H.;Ophorst O.;Flynn O.;O'Mahony C.;Soema P.;Moore A. (2019) Skin delivery of trivalent Sabin inactivated poliovirus vaccine using dissolvable microneedle patches induces neutralizing antibodies. : . [Details]
2019SensorsAnalysis of a Low-Cost EEG Monitoring System and Dry Electrodes toward Clinical Use in the Neonatal ICU
O’Sullivan, Mark,Temko, Andriy,Bocchino, Andrea,O’Mahony, Conor,Boylan, Geraldine,Popovici, Emanuel (2019) Analysis of a Low-Cost EEG Monitoring System and Dry Electrodes toward Clinical Use in the Neonatal ICU. : .
2019Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringPiezoelectric inkjet coating of injection moulded, reservoir-tipped microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery
O’Mahony, Conor; Bocchino, Andrea; Haslinger, Michael J.; Brandstätter, Stefan; Außerhuber, Helene; Schossleitner, Klaudia; Clover, A. James P.; Fechtig, Daniel (2019) Piezoelectric inkjet coating of injection moulded, reservoir-tipped microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery. : . [Details]
2019European Journal Of Pharmaceutics And BiopharmaceuticsHyaluronan-based dissolving microneedles with high antigen content for intradermal vaccination: Formulation, physicochemical characterization and immunogenicity assessment
Leone, Mara,Priester, Marjolein I,Romeijn, Stefan,Nejadnik, M Reza,Mönkäre, Juha,O'Mahony, Conor,Jiskoot, Wim,Kersten, Gideon,Bouwstra, Joke A (2019) Hyaluronan-based dissolving microneedles with high antigen content for intradermal vaccination: Formulation, physicochemical characterization and immunogenicity assessment. : .
2018PharmaceuticsUniversal applicator for digitally-controlled pressing force and impact velocity insertion of microneedles into skin
Leone, Mara,van Oorschot, Bart,Nejadnik, M,Bocchino, Andrea,Rosato, Matteo,Kersten, Gideon,O’Mahony, Conor,Bouwstra, Joke,van der Maaden, Koen (2018) Universal applicator for digitally-controlled pressing force and impact velocity insertion of microneedles into skin. : .
2018European Journal Of Pharmaceutics And BiopharmaceuticsDevelopment of PLGA nanoparticle loaded dissolving microneedles and comparison with hollow microneedles in intradermal vaccine delivery
Mönkäre, Juha,Pontier, Maria,van Kampen, Eveline EM,Du, Guangsheng,Leone, Mara,Romeijn, Stefan,Nejadnik, M Reza,O'Mahony, Conor,Slütter, Bram,Jiskoot, Wim (2018) Development of PLGA nanoparticle loaded dissolving microneedles and comparison with hollow microneedles in intradermal vaccine delivery. : .
2017ElectroanalysisImpedance Sensor to Detect Substance Change at the Needle Tip
Helen, L.,O'Donnell, B. D.,Messina, W.,O'Mahony, C.,Ahmed, O. M. A.,Moore, E. J. (2017) Impedance Sensor to Detect Substance Change at the Needle Tip. : . [Details]
2017Microelectronic EngineeringAccuracy and feasibility of piezoelectric inkjet coating technology for applications in microneedle-based transdermal delivery
O'Mahony, C.,Hilliard, L.,Kosch, T.,Bocchino, A.,Sulas, E.,Kenthao, A.,O'Callaghan, S.,Clover, A. J. P.,Demarchi, D.,Bared, G. (2017) Accuracy and feasibility of piezoelectric inkjet coating technology for applications in microneedle-based transdermal delivery. : . [Details]
2017Journal Of Controlled ReleaseHydrodynamic gene delivery in human skin using a hollow microneedle device
Dul, M.,Stefanidou, M.,Porta, P.,Serve, J.,O'Mahony, C.,Malissen, B.,Henri, S.,Levin, Y.,Kochba, E.,Wong, F. S.,Dayan, C.,Coulman, S. A.,Birchall, J. C. (2017) Hydrodynamic gene delivery in human skin using a hollow microneedle device. : . [Details]
2016Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringDesign, fabrication and skin-electrode contact analysis of polymer microneedle-based ECG electrodes
O'Mahony, C.,Grygoryev, K.,Ciarlone, A.,Giannoni, G.,Kenthao, A.,Galvin, P. (2016) Design, fabrication and skin-electrode contact analysis of polymer microneedle-based ECG electrodes. : . [Details]
2016International Journal of PharmaceuticsDissolvable microneedle fabrication using piezoelectric dispensing technology
Allen, E. A.,O'Mahony, C.,Cronin, M.,O'Mahony, T.,Moore, A. C.,Crean, A. M. (2016) Dissolvable microneedle fabrication using piezoelectric dispensing technology. : . [Details]
2015ECS Journal of Solid State Science and TechnologyDevelopment of Low Cost Rapid Fabrication of Sharp Polymer Microneedles for In Vivo Glucose Biosensing Applications
Barrett, C.,Dawson, K.,O'Mahony, C.,O'Riordan, A. (2015) Development of Low Cost Rapid Fabrication of Sharp Polymer Microneedles for In Vivo Glucose Biosensing Applications. : . [Details]
2015VaccineInduction of CD8(+) T cell responses and protective efficacy following microneedle-mediated delivery of a live adenovirus-vectored malaria vaccine
Pearson, F. E.,O'Mahony, C.,Moore, A. C.,Hill, A. V. (2015) Induction of CD8(+) T cell responses and protective efficacy following microneedle-mediated delivery of a live adenovirus-vectored malaria vaccine. : . [Details]
2015Applied Physics LettersIdentification of the transient stress-induced leakage current in silicon dioxide films for use in microelectromechanical systems capacitive switches
Ryan, C.,Olszewski, Z.,Houlihan, R.,O'Mahony, C.,Blake, A.,Duane, R. (2015) Identification of the transient stress-induced leakage current in silicon dioxide films for use in microelectromechanical systems capacitive switches. : . [Details]
2014Sci RepMicroneedle-mediated immunization of an adenovirus-based malaria vaccine enhances antigen-specific antibody immunity and reduces anti-vector responses compared to the intradermal route
Carey, J. B.,Vrdoljak, A.,O'Mahony, C.,Hill, A. V.,Draper, S. J.,Moore, A. C. (2014) Microneedle-mediated immunization of an adenovirus-based malaria vaccine enhances antigen-specific antibody immunity and reduces anti-vector responses compared to the intradermal route. : . [Details]
2014Sensors and Actuators B-ChemicalMicroscopic gel-liquid interfaces supported by hollow microneedle array for voltammetric drug detection
Vazquez, P.,Herzog, G.,O'Mahony, C.,O'Brien, J.,Scully, J.,Blake, A.,O'Mathuna, C.,Galvin, P. (2014) Microscopic gel-liquid interfaces supported by hollow microneedle array for voltammetric drug detection. : .
2014Applied Physics LettersA simple electrical test method to isolate viscoelasticity and creep in capacitive microelectromechanical switches
Ryan, C.,Olszewski, Z.,Houlihan, R.,O'Mahony, C.,Duane, R. (2014) A simple electrical test method to isolate viscoelasticity and creep in capacitive microelectromechanical switches. : . [Details]
2014Sensors And Actuators B: ChemicalMicroscopic gel–liquid interfaces supported by hollow microneedle array for voltammetric drug detection
Vazquez, Patricia; Herzog, Grégoire; O’Mahony, Conor; O’Brien, Joseph; Scully, James; Blake, Alan; Ó Mathúna, S. Cian; Galvin, Paul (2014) Microscopic gel–liquid interfaces supported by hollow microneedle array for voltammetric drug detection. : . [Details]
2014Photochemistry and photobiologyHydrogel-forming and dissolving microneedles for enhanced delivery of photosensitizers and precursors
Donnelly, R. F.,Morrow, D. I.,McCrudden, M. T.,Alkilani, A. Z.,Vicente-Perez, E. M.,O'Mahony, C.,Gonzalez-Vazquez, P.,McCarron, P. A.,Woolfson, A. D. (2014) Hydrogel-forming and dissolving microneedles for enhanced delivery of photosensitizers and precursors. : . [Details]
2014European Journal Of Pharmaceutics And BiopharmaceuticsProduction of dissolvable microneedles using an atomised spray process: Effect of microneedle composition on skin penetration
McGrath, M. G.,Vucen, S.,Vrdoljak, A.,Kelly, A.,O'Mahony, C.,Crean, A. M.,Moore, A. (2014) Production of dissolvable microneedles using an atomised spray process: Effect of microneedle composition on skin penetration. : . [Details]
2014Biomedical microdevicesStructural characterization and in-vivo reliability evaluation of silicon microneedles
O'Mahony, C. (2014) Structural characterization and in-vivo reliability evaluation of silicon microneedles. : . [Details]
2014Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringReliability assessment of MEMS switches for space applications: laboratory and launch testing
O'Mahony, C.,Olszewski, O.,Hill, R.,Houlihan, R.,Ryan, C.,Rodgers, K.,Kelleher, C.,Duane, R.,Hill, M. (2014) Reliability assessment of MEMS switches for space applications: laboratory and launch testing. : . [Details]
2013Int J Pharmint J PharmHydrogel-forming microneedle arrays exhibit antimicrobial properties: potential for enhanced patient safety
Donnelly, R. F.,Singh, T. R.,Alkilani, A. Z.,McCrudden, M. T.,O'Neill, S.,O'Mahony, C.,Armstrong, K.,McLoone, N.,Kole, P.,Woolfson, A. D. (2013) Hydrogel-forming microneedle arrays exhibit antimicrobial properties: potential for enhanced patient safety. : .
2012Sensors and Actuators A-PhysicalMicroneedle-based electrodes with integrated through-silicon via for biopotential recording
O'Mahony, C.,Pini, F.,Blake, A.,Webster, C.,O'Brien, J.,McCarthy, K. G. (2012) Microneedle-based electrodes with integrated through-silicon via for biopotential recording. : . [Details]
2012Sensors and Actuators A-PhysicalPreliminary technological assessment of microneedles-based dry electrodes for biopotential monitoring in clinical examinations
Forvi, E.,Bedoni, M.,Carabalona, R.,Soncini, M.,Mazzoleni, P.,Rizzo, F.,O'Mahony, C.,Morasso, C.,Cassara, D. G.,Gramatica, F. (2012) Preliminary technological assessment of microneedles-based dry electrodes for biopotential monitoring in clinical examinations. : . [Details]
2012Applied Physics LettersAddendum:“A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches”[Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 094101 (2008)]
Olszewski, Z.,Houlihan, R.,O’Mahony, C.,Duane, R. (2012) Addendum:“A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches”[Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 094101 (2008)]. : .
2012Journal of Controlled ReleaseCoated microneedle arrays for transcutaneous delivery of live virus vaccines
Vrdoljak, A.,McGrath, M. G.,Carey, J. B.,Draper, S. J.,Hill, A. V.,O'Mahony, C.,Crean, A. M.,Moore, A. C. (2012) Coated microneedle arrays for transcutaneous delivery of live virus vaccines. : .
2012Applied Physics LettersExperimental isolation of degradation mechanisms in capacitive microelectromechanical switches
Olszewski, Z.,Houlihan, R.,Ryan, C.,O'Mahony, C.,Duane, R. (2012) Experimental isolation of degradation mechanisms in capacitive microelectromechanical switches. : . [Details]
2012Applied Physics LettersA study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches (vol 93, 094101, 2008)
Olszewski, Z;Houlihan, R;O'Mahony, C;Duane, R (2012) A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches (vol 93, 094101, 2008). : AMER INST PHYSICS. [Details]
2011Plos OneMicroneedle array design determines the induction of protective memory CD8+ T cell responses induced by a recombinant live malaria vaccine in mice
Carey, J. B.,Pearson, F. E.,Vrdoljak, A.,McGrath, M. G.,Crean, A. M.,Walsh, P. T.,Doody, T.,O'Mahony, C.,Hill, A. V.,Moore, A. C. (2011) Microneedle array design determines the induction of protective memory CD8+ T cell responses induced by a recombinant live malaria vaccine in mice. : . [Details]
2011International journal of pharmaceuticsDetermination of parameters for successful spray coating of silicon microneedle arrays
McGrath, M. G.,Vrdoljak, A.,O'Mahony, C.,Oliveira, J. C.,Moore, A. C.,Crean, A. M. (2011) Determination of parameters for successful spray coating of silicon microneedle arrays. : . [Details]
2011Pharmaceutical ResearchIn vivo, in situ imaging of microneedle insertion into the skin of human volunteers using optical coherence tomography
Coulman, S. A.,Birchall, J. C.,Alex, A.,Pearton, M.,Hofer, B.,O'Mahony, C.,Drexler, W.,Povazay, B. (2011) In vivo, in situ imaging of microneedle insertion into the skin of human volunteers using optical coherence tomography. : . [Details]
2011MicromachinesDevelopment of a Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)-Based Multisensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring
Hautefeuille, M.,O'Flynn, B.,Peters, F. H.,O'Mahony, C. (2011) Development of a Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)-Based Multisensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring. : . [Details]
2010World Congress On Engineering, Wce 2010, Vol IiA Method To Determine The Margin Of Safety For Microneedles Arrays
Forvi, E.,Soncini, M.,Bedoni, M.,Rizzo, F.,Casella, M.,O'Mahony, C.,Gramatica, F. (2010) A Method To Determine The Margin Of Safety For Microneedles Arrays. : .
2010Journal of Biomedical OpticsIn-vivo dynamic characterization of microneedle skin penetration using optical coherence tomography
Enfield, J.,O'Connell, M. L.,Lawlor, K.,Jonathan, E.,O'Mahony, C.,Leahy, M. (2010) In-vivo dynamic characterization of microneedle skin penetration using optical coherence tomography. : .
2010European Pharmaceutical ReviewDevelopment of stabilised vaccines with needle-free devices for targeted skin immunisation
Crean A.;Moore A.;O'Mahony C. (2010) Development of stabilised vaccines with needle-free devices for targeted skin immunisation. : .
2009Microelectronics ReliabilityMiniaturised multi-MEMS sensor development
Hautefeuille, M.,O'Flynn, B.,Peters, F.,O'Mahony, C. (2009) Miniaturised multi-MEMS sensor development. : . [Details]
2009Applied Physics LettersComment on "Comparison of air breakdown and substrate injection as mechanisms to induce dielectric charging in microelectromechanical switches" [Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043502 (2008)]
Olszewski, Z.,O'Mahony, C.,Houlihan, R.,Duane, R. (2009) Comment on "Comparison of air breakdown and substrate injection as mechanisms to induce dielectric charging in microelectromechanical switches" [Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043502 (2008)]. : .
2009Pharmaceutical ResearchMicroneedle arrays allow lower microbial penetration than hypodermic needles in vitro
Donnelly, R. F.,Singh, T. R.,Tunney, M. M.,Morrow, D. I.,McCarron, P. A.,O'Mahony, C.,Woolfson, A. D. (2009) Microneedle arrays allow lower microbial penetration than hypodermic needles in vitro. : . [Details]
2009Microelectronic EngineeringWafer-level thin-film encapsulation for MEMS
O'Mahony, C.,Hill, M.,Olszewski, Z.,Blake, A. (2009) Wafer-level thin-film encapsulation for MEMS. : .
2009Drug Development and Industrial PharmacyProcessing difficulties and instability of carbohydrate microneedle arrays
Donnelly, R. F.,Morrow, D. I.,Singh, T. R.,Migalska, K.,McCarron, P. A.,O'Mahony, C.,Woolfson, A. D. (2009) Processing difficulties and instability of carbohydrate microneedle arrays. : . [Details]
2008Microelectronics ReliabilityA MEMS-based wireless multisensor module for environmental monitoring
Hautefeuille, M.,O'Mahony, C.,O'Flynn, B.,Khalfi, K.,Peters, F. (2008) A MEMS-based wireless multisensor module for environmental monitoring. : .
2008Applied Physics LettersA study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches
Olszewski, Z.,Duane, R.,O'Mahony, C. (2008) A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches. : .
2007IEEE Transactions On Advanced PackagingEvaluation of packaging effect on MEMS performance: Simulation and experimental study
Lishchynska, M;O'Mahony, C;Slattery, O;Wittler, O;Walter, H (2007) Evaluation of packaging effect on MEMS performance: Simulation and experimental study. : IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. [Details]
2007IEEE Transactions On Advanced PackagingEvaluation of packaging effect on MEMS performance: Simulation and experimental study
Lishchynska, M.,O'Mahony, C.,Slattery, O.,Wittler, O.,Walter, H. (2007) Evaluation of packaging effect on MEMS performance: Simulation and experimental study. : .
2006Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringModelling and performance evaluation of a MEMS dc/dc converter
Hill, M.,O'Mahony, C. (2006) Modelling and performance evaluation of a MEMS dc/dc converter. : . [Details]
2006Sensor LettersSpring constant models for analysis and design of MEMS plates on straight or meander tethers
Lishchynska, M.,Nicolas, C.,Slattery, O.,O'Mahony, C. (2006) Spring constant models for analysis and design of MEMS plates on straight or meander tethers. : .
2006Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringComprehensive spring constant modelling of tethered micromechanical plates
Lishchynska, M.,O'Mahony, C.,Slattery, O.,Behan, R. (2006) Comprehensive spring constant modelling of tethered micromechanical plates. : .
2005Electronics LettersLow-voltage micromechanical test structures for measurement of residual charge in dielectrics
O'Mahony, C.,Duane, R.,Hill, M.,Mathewson, A. (2005) Low-voltage micromechanical test structures for measurement of residual charge in dielectrics. : .
2005Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringCharacterization, modelling and performance evaluation of CMOS integrated multielectrode tunable capacitor (MTC)
Olszewski, Z.,Hilll, M.,O'Mahony, C.,Duane, R.,Houlihan, R. (2005) Characterization, modelling and performance evaluation of CMOS integrated multielectrode tunable capacitor (MTC). : .
2005Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringModelling electrostatic behaviour of microcantilevers incorporating residual stress gradient and non-ideal anchors
Lishchynska, M.,Cordero, N.,Slattery, O.,O'Mahony, C. (2005) Modelling electrostatic behaviour of microcantilevers incorporating residual stress gradient and non-ideal anchors. : .
2003Measurement Science & TechnologyCharacterization of micromechanical structures using white-light interferometry
O'Mahony, C.,Hill, M.,Brunet, M.,Duane, R.,Mathewson, A. (2003) Characterization of micromechanical structures using white-light interferometry. : .
2003Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringAnalysis of electromechanical boundary effects on the pull-in of micromachined fixed-fixed beams
O'Mahony, C.,Hill, M.,Duane, R.,Mathewson, A. (2003) Analysis of electromechanical boundary effects on the pull-in of micromachined fixed-fixed beams. : . [Details]
2003Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringPerformance and reliability of post-CMOS metal/oxide MEMS for RF application
Hill, M.,O' Mahony, C.,Duane, R.,Mathewson, A. (2003) Performance and reliability of post-CMOS metal/oxide MEMS for RF application. : .
2002Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringTitanium as a micromechanical material
O'Mahony, C.,Hill, M.,Hughes, P. J.,Lane, W. A. (2002) Titanium as a micromechanical material. : .
2001Optics and Lasers In EngineeringVerification of 2-D MEMS model using optical profiling techniques
Hill, M.,O'Mahony, C.,Berney, H.,Hughes, P. J.,Hynes, E.,Lane, W. A. (2001) Verification of 2-D MEMS model using optical profiling techniques. : .

Honours and Awards

  • [2008] - Best Innovation Awards – Overall Winner Technology Section
  • [2010] - University College Cork - In Recognition of Research Commercialisation
  • [2012] - University College Cork - Research Team of the Year
  • [2017] - Finalist - UCC Invention of The Year Awards
  • [2014] - Best Poster Award - Microneedles 2014 Conference
  • [2009] - Best Paper Award - IOP Spring Weekend
  • [2008] - Best Poster Award - XXXII International Conference of IMAPS
  • [2008] - Best Paper Award - RIA Colloquium on Emerging Trends in Wireless Communications
  • [2007] - Bast Poster Award - IMAPS Poland Conference
  • [2018] - Collaboration Achievement Award

Professional Associations

  • [2008] Member

Committees

  • [2012] Chair - International Conference on Microneedles 2012,
  • [2016] Chair - Micromechanics Europe Workshop 2016 ,

Outreach Activities

    • European Space Agency CANSAT Competition 2013
    • UCC Public Lecture Series 2012
    • 'First Fridays' at Blackrock Castle 2012

Employment

  • [2004] National Microelectronics Research Centre, UCC - Post-doctoral Researcher
  • [2006] Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork - Research Scientist
  • [2013] Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork - Senior Research Scientist
  • [2017] Chongqing Technology and Business University, China - Adjunct Professor

Education

  • [1998] UCC - BSC (HONS)
  • [2001] UCC - Master of Engineering Science
  • [2004] UCC - PhD

Languages

  • English
  • French

Journal Activities

  • Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering - Member of Editorial Board
  • Meas Sci Technol - Referee
  • Optics Communications - Referee
  • Micromachines - Referee
  • Journal Of Controlled Release - Referee
  • IEEE Sensors Journal - Referee
  • Sensor Actuat A-Phys - Referee
  • Nanotechnology - Referee
  • Electronics Letters - Referee
  • European Journal Of Pharmaceutics And Biopharmaceutics - Referee
  • J Diabetes Sci Technol - Referee
  • IEEE Sensors Journal - Referee
  • Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical - Referee
  • Nanotechnology - Referee
  • Expert Opinion in Drug Delivery - Referee

Teaching Interests

* Lecturer: UE6008 Microsystems Technology and Applications 

* Postgraduate supervision and mentoring

* Postdoctoral training and supervision

* External thesis examination

* Public Outreach

Recent Postgraduates

Student Degree Graduation Year Institution Thesis
Martin Hill PhD University College Cork Micromachined CMOS Compatible Tunable Capacitors
Mathieu Hautefeuille PhD University College Cork MEMS-based Environmental Monitoring Systems
Zbigniew Olszewski PhD University College Cork Dielectric Charging in RF MEMS Capacitive Switches
Back to top