Assist. Prof Nigel Kent

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


Nigel Kent is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.  He completed a B.Eng in Mechatronic Engineering (2002) at Dublin City University (DCU). He joined the National Centre for Sensor Research in 2002 as a research engineer specialising in polymeric microfluidic chip design and manufacture for, primarily, environmental monitoring. In 2005 he began working with the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute and in parallel undertook a PhD in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in the area of platelet function diagnostics. In 2009 Nigel moved to, what is now, Technological University Dublin where he continued to apply his microfluidic platform expertise across, primarily, coagulation monitoring and bacterial detection. During that time, he returned to DCU as a senior research fellow in autonomous environmental monitoring and additive manufacturing for industrial applications. In 2018 Nigel moved to Institute of Technology Carlow where he was director of the Centre of Research and Enterprise in Engineering for the Institute.


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