Eimear Dolan

Eimear Dolan


Dr. Eimear Dolan is a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Royal Society University Research Fellow and Lecturer Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway. Her key research interest is in implantable medical devices, their effect on the host cells and coupling advanced therapies to minimally invasive delivery devices. Her research goal is to translate advanced therapies to the clinic by bridging the gap between cell therapies and medical device innovation, and ultimately improve outcomes for people suffering from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. She has consistently worked closely with industry and clinicians, gaining a novel insight into the translation reality of therapeutics.

Dr Dolan has received multiple international and national awards for research excellence. Notably, she was recently awarded the 2020 NUI Galway President’s Awards for Research Excellence (Early Stage Researcher) and was listed by MIT Technology Review 2020 “35 Innovators under 35” and one of 10 global visionaries.  She is a PI on SFI Royal Society University Research Fellowship, SFI Technology Innovation Development Award and a co-I on Juvenile Diabetes Reseach Foundation (JDRF) Pilot and Feasibility Award and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks European Industrial Doctorate Program.

Dr Dolan has published in high impact factor journals, in particular Science Robotics, Advanced Materials and Advanced Healthcare Materials. She acts as a reviewer for many peer-reviewed international journals. Dr Dolan has also submitted patent applications and invention disclosures on innovations in medical device technology.

Dr Dolan completed her undergraduate and PhD degrees from NUI Galway. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), NUI Galway and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).