About Me

Paul Greaney

I am a final-year PhD student in Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway, under the supervision of Dr Giuseppe Zurlo and Dr Martin Meere. My research is funded by a Postgraduate Research Fellowship from the College of Science at NUI Galway. I completed a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics at NUI Galway in 2014.

My PhD research focusses on continuum mechanics applied to biological and non-biological membranes. In particular, I am working on instabilities in dielectric elastomers and on protein-mediated pore formation in biological membranes. In the area of biological membranes, I have a longer-term interest in developing mathematical models for endocytosis and related cellular processes.
Other recent research has focused on the mathematical modelling of the interaction of cells with quantum dots, a type of nanoparticle made from semiconductor materials. This work was informed by close collaboration with Dr Yury Rochev's group at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science and the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials at NUI Galway.

Email: paul.greaney@nuigalway.ie.

Office: First Floor, Hardiman Research Building.

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Paul Greaney


Paul Greaney
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics,
NUI Galway, University Road,
Galway, Ireland.
email: paul.greaney@nuigalway.ie
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