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Postdoctoral FellowCaroline Murphy image

BEng Biomed Eng (UL), MSc Biomed Materials (UL), PhD 3D Printing (UL)

Tel +64 3 378 6011

Background and Research Interests

Caroline Murphy joined the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) group after completing her PhD with the University of Limerick.

Caroline’s expertise lies in the field of 3D-biofabrication technologies for tissue engineering applications, and her interests include, tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, biomaterials and the development of hybrid scaffolds.

Through the use of multi material scaffolds she aims to achieve optimal biological and structural properties for cartilage and bone tissue engineering, in an effort to provide alternative treatments for patients and clinicians.


  • Best oral presentation, Health Research Symposium (Ireland) (2017)
  • Best poster presentation at Johnson & Johnson European Engineering Showcase (2017)
  • Awarded funding from the Irish Research Council (IRC) (2016)
  • Scholarship from the Department of Science and Engineering (UL) (2015)

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Murphy, C. A., Costa, J. B., Silva-Correia, J., Oliveira, J. M., Reis, R. L., & Collins, M. N. (2019). Biopolymers and polymers in the search of alternative treatments for meniscal regeneration: State of the art and future trends. Applied Materials Today, 12, 51-71. doi: 10.1016/j.apmt.2018.04.002

Murphy, C. A., Cunniffe, G. M., & Collins, M. N. (2019). Regional dependency of bovine meniscus biomechanics on the internal structure and glycosaminoglycan. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 94, 186-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.02.020

Murphy, C. A., Garg, A. K., Silva-Correia, J., Reis, R. L., Oliveira, J. M., & Collins, M. N. (2019). The meniscus in normal and osteoarthritic tissues: Facing the structure property challenges and current treatment trends. Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 21, 495-521. doi: 10.1146/annurev-bioeng-060418-052547

Murphy, C. A., & Collins, M. N. (2018). Microcrystalline cellulose reinforced polylactic acid biocomposite filaments for 3D printing. Polymer Composites, 39(4), 1311-1320. doi: 10.1002/pc.24069