UCD Festival 2017

UCD Festival

The 2 nd UCD Festival took place on Saturday, June 10th 2017. Dr Aisling Ni Annaidh and Michio Clark presented the HEADS research at the event as part of the Science and Innovation Zone.


UCD TY Event

UCD Transition Year Event 2017

Dr Aisling Ni Annaidh, Lilibeth Zambrano Martinez (ESR 4) and Michio Clark (ESR 1) took part in this year's Transition Year Event at UCD.
The popular event is subscribed to by students who have an interest in pursuing Engineering at 3rd level.

Tekla Festival

Tekla Festival

Annaclaudia Montanino (ESR 8) took part in the Tekla festival at KTH where she gave a workshop on ultrasounds and helmet designs.
The festival which targets young girls aged between 11 and 15 years of age, aims to inspire this age group with technologically inspired workshops.

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DMA Training

2017 MCAA Conference and General Assembly

Chen Ling attended presented a poster at the 2017 MCAA Conference & General Assembly in Salamanca, Spain.

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HEADS ITN on Blas, BBC Ulster

BBC Radio Ulster

Dr Aisling Ni Annaidh speaks about higher instances of dementia in ex-soccer players on BBC Radio Ulster's Irish language programme 'Blas'.

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DMA Training

Automotive Winter School

Our team of ESRs attended a 3 day training event hosted by, KTH in Stockholm. The event consisted of series of workshops on Automotive Safety, Technical Communication and Dynamic and non-linear FEA.

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HEADS Conference

HEADS ITN Conference

Our first HEADS Conference took place at KTH-Stockholm, Sweden on November 22nd, 2016

 HEADS ITN Midterm Review


The HEADS Early Stage Researchers and representatives from all 6 partners convened in Stockholm to meet with the HEADS EU Project Officer & expert Dr. Dominique Cesari for our Midterm Review.

The successful review took place on the 21stand 22ndNovember 2016.

Helmet Standard Evaluation

Helmets Standard Evaluation

A review aimed at parties eager to gain a better understanding of current helmet standards and technology was completed by our industry ESRs Tom Connor, Shiyang Meng and Dimitris Zouzias. Co-authors to this report were Roy Burek, Alessandro Cernicchi, Guido De Bruyne, Prof. Michael Gilchrist, Peter Hallidin and Prof. Jan Ivans.

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Researcher's Night 2016

Researcher's Night 2016

Antonia Trotta and Chen Ling took part in Researcher's Night 2016 that was held in Trinity College Dublin in September 2016. The diverse world of academic research gathered to present their research projects to the public.

Accident Data Collection Guide

Accident Data Collection Guide

Prof. Michael Gilchrist, Prof. Svein Kleiven, Prof. Jos Vander Sloten, Michio Clark, Tom Connor and Vanessa Thomson completed a guide outlining the type of real-world data that should be collected in order to both describe and reconstruct accidents. This guide was motivated by the need for improved accident data for head and brain injuries.

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Neuroanatomy Workshop

HEADS Workshop on Neuroanatomy

The second HEADS ITN Workshop on Neuroanatomy took place in KU Leuven between the April 25-29, 2016

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DMA Training

DMA Training

Over 3 days, Dr. Aisling Ni Annaidh, Antonia Trotta and Lilibeth Angelica Zambrano Martinez received training on how to use the Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) machine, located in lab 378 in the UCD Engineering Building.

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Best Student Poster Award

IBMT Winter School

All 13 HEADS Early Stage Researchers will attend the International Brain Mechanics and Truama Lab Winter School in École de Physique des Houches, France.

The week long workshop was held from the 14 thto the 19 thFebruary 2016.

During the week, the students attended lectures and seminars such as "Biomechanics of traumatic head injuries", "Brain electrochemistry" and "Multiscale computational mechanobiology of TBI and SCI " to name but a few.

BINI 2016


Dr. Aisling Ni Annaidh, Antonia Trotta and Lilibeth Angelica Zambrano Martinez attended Bioengineering in Ireland 22, an Annual Conference of the Section of Bioengineering of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) hosted the conference from the 22nd-23rd January 2016 in Salthill Hotel, Galway.

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Best Student Poster Award

First Place win for the Best Student Poster Award

Well done to KTH-Stockholm ESRs Annaclaudia Montanino, Zhou Zhou, Vanessa Thomason & Shiyang Meng (KTH-Stockholm & AGV ESR) on their First Place win for the Best Student Poster Award at the KTH School of Technology and Health Christmas Mingle.
8 thDecember 2015


Michio and Tom visit the USA

From November 15th to 20th 2015, Roy Burek, Tom Connor and Michio Clark travelled to the United States of America. 

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First Workshop

First ESR Workshop

The 19 thOctober 2015 saw the recruited early stage researchers attend their first workshop in Dublin. The course was attended by all the ESRs that were in-place on the date: Michio Clark, Michel Woering, Vanessa Thomson, Antonia Trotta, Markos Kapeliotis, Zhou Zhou, Annaclaudia Montanino, Hamidreza Montazer Hojjat, Tom Connor and Chen Ling.


Engineers Ireland Article

Engineers Journal

Engineers Ireland publication reports on HEADS ITN

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Kickoff Meeting

Kickoff Meeting Dublin

The HEADS kick-off meeting took place on Monday February 2 ndfrom 10am to 4pm in Dublin Airport. The members in attendance were: Professor Michael Gilchrist (UCD), Dr. Aisling Ní Annaidh (UCD), Professor Jos Vander Sloten (KU Leuven), Professor Svein Kleiven (KTH-Stockholm), Dr. Peter Halldin (KTH-Stockholm), Professor Guido De Bruyne (Lazer Sport), Alessandro Cernicchi (AGV) and Matt Stewart (Charles Owen) During the meeting, the members discussed all aspects of the Consortium Agreement, recruitment and the overall management and vision for the project.