The Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Silver Medal is presented to a distinguished clinician or engineer who has made a significant contribution to the field of bioengineering through academic endeavour and research. The recipient delivers the distinguished Samuel Haughton Honorary Lecture at the annual Bioengineering in Ireland conference.
RECIPIENTS OF BIOENGINEERING SECTION SILVER MEDALS AND DISTINGUISHED SAMUEL HAUGHTON LECTURERS
|1995||James M. Sheehan, PhD, FRCSI, Blackrock Clinic, Dublin||2006||David Taylor, PhD, ScD, CEng, FIEI, Trinity College, Dublin|
|1996||John O’Connor, PhD, University of Oxford||2007||David E. Beverland, MD, FRCS, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast|
|1997||Pierce A. Grace, MCh, FRCSI, University of Limerick||2008||Patrick J. Prendergast, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin|
|1998||Annraoi M. de Paor, DSc, MRIA, University College Dublin||2009||Frank Gannon, PhD, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland|
|1999||Michael . M. Stephens, MSc (Bioeng), FRSCI, Mater Hospital, Dublin||2010||Clive Lee, MD, PhD, FRCSI, FRCSEd, CENG, FIEI, HRHA, RCSI|
|2000||Tony M. Keaveny, PhD, University of California, Berkeley||2011||Peter E. McHugh, BE, ScM, PhD, CEng, FIEI, NUI Galway|
|2001||Moira O’Brien, FRCPI, Trinity College Dublin||2012||C. James KirkPatrick, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath, FBSE, Mainz University|
|2002||John F. Orr, PhD, Queen’s University Belfast||2013||Richard Reilly, PhD, MRIA, FRAMI, FTCD, Trinity College Dublin|
|2003||R. McNeill, DSc, CBE, FRS, University of Leeds||2014||Dr. James E. Coleman, BSc (Anatomy), MCh, FRCSI, MBA|
|2004||Neville Hogan, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology||2015||Tim McGloughlin, B.E.(Mech), MEng Sc, Ph.D., University of Limerick|
|2005||Alexander W. Blayney, MCh, FRCS, FRCSI, Mater Hospital, Dublin||2016||Prof. Timothy O’Brien, National University of Ireland Galway|
|2017 Haughton Medal Recipient:
Prof. Fitzpatrick received his BAI degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in 1985. He subsequently received his D.Phil degree from the University of Oxford in 1990 for doctoral work entitled “Mechanics of the Knee Joint.” After receiving his doctorate, he worked within the orthopaedic industry, initially as a Development Bioengineer with Howmedica International Ltd. in Limerick, Ireland, followed by a career path within DePuy International Ltd. in Leeds, UK, including managing product development and basic research programmes for knee, upper limb, trauma and spinal product lines. As Senior Development Manager, he was directly responsible for the development of a worldwide knee product development strategy and for the close liaison with clinicians involved in the design and development of knee, spine and upper limb devices.
| In 1998, he returned to Ireland to take up a position as College Lecturer within the Department of Mechancial Engineering at University College Dublin. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005, to Associate Professor in 2010 and Full Professor in 2012. He was Head of the School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering from September 2005 to August 2011, followed by a period as Vice Principal for Internationalisation & Development in the College of Engineering and Architecture. In September 2012, he was appointed as Provost of the Beijing-Dublin International College, a joint venture between UCD and Beijing University of Technology. In September 2014, he took on the additional roles of Dean of Engineering and Principal, UCD College of Engineering & Architecture.
From 1999 to 2012, he was responsible for the Design and Bioengineering curricula at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and led the establishment of the undergraduate ME Programme in Biomedical Engineering, the first such programme in Ireland. He is a contributing researcher within the Bioengineering Research Group within the College and is a principal research contributor within the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, University of Dublin.
Prof. Fitzpatrick retains collaborative links with leading researcher centres around the world. His primary research interests are in the fields of musculoskeletal modelling and anthropometrics, medical device design and design process methodologies. He has received funding for his research from the HEA, HRB, Enterprise Ireland and industrial sponsors.