Professor Brian Meenan

Associate Dean (Research and Impact)

School/Department
Dean's Office (Comp, Eng & Be)
Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8939
Email
bj.meenan@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 05D09
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Brian J. Meenan is Professor of Biomedical Materials and Associate Dean for Research & Impact within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Brian’s research interests are directed toward the development of enhanced biomaterials for medical device applications with particular emphasis on the promoting interactions on the sub-micron to nanometre scale for applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Core projects include: studies of bioactive surfaces and reactions thereon; calcium phosphate thin film coatings; modification of polymer surfaces by atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge (DBD); control and medication of cell-surface interactions and the development of new methods for in situ biological process control in a bioreactor environment.

Much recent emphasis has focused on the role of nanotechnology for enhancement of in vivo functionality of biomaterials and medical devices.

He is also active in the area of health technology evaluation and its role in medical device design and service delivery. Brian’s research has led to a number of patented inventions and he is Co-Founder, Director and Chairman of Surf-Spec Ltd., an Ulster University spin-out company established in 2013 to commercialise IP in the area of atmospheric pressure plasma technology.

Brian has BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Ulster. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist (FRSC CChem).

He is a founding member and Past President of the UK Society for Biomaterials (UKSB) and was awarded the 2010 President's Prize by the society in recognition of his contributions to the subject.

Modelling of shear stress experienced by endothelial cells cultured on microstructured polymer substrates in a parallel plate flow chamber. / Brown, A; Burke, GA; Meenan, BJ.

In: Biotechnology and bioengineering, Vol. 108, No. 5, 27.01.2011, p. 1148-1158.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The Deposition of Strontium-Substituted Hydroxyapatite Coatings. / Boyd, A; Rutledge, L; Randolph, LD; Mutreja, I; Meenan, BJ.

In: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 2, 2015.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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PEG Functionalized Gold Nanoparticle Loaded PLGA Films for Drug Delivery. / Dixon, D; Meenan, BJ.

In: Journal of Nanoresearch, Vol. 27, 01.03.2014, p. 83-94.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Influence of surface topography on osteoblast response to fibronectin coated calcium phosphate thin films. / Cairns, ML; Meenan, BJ; Burke, GA; Boyd, A.

In: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Vol. 78, No. 2, 01.07.2010, p. 283-290.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Inhibition of lens epithelial cell growth via immobilisation of hyaluronic acid on atmospheric pressure plasma modified polystyrene. / D'Sa, RA; Dickinson, PJ; Raj, J; Meenan, BJ; Pierscionek, BK.

In: Soft Matter, Vol. 7, 2011, p. 608-617.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Comparative in vitro cytotoxicity study of carbon nanotubes and titania nanostructures on human lung epithelial cells. / Wadhwa, S; Rea, C; O'Hare, P; Mathur, A; Roy, SS; Dunlop, PSM; Byrne, JA; Burke, GA; Meenan, BJ; McLaughlin, JAD.

In: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 191, 2011, p. 56-61.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Ultra-violet (UV) curable hydrogels for biomedical electrode applications. / Meenan, BJ; Parker, M; McAdams, ET; Zhou, M; McLaughlin, JAD; Anderson, JMCC.

Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 18 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA : IEEE, 1997. p. 104-105 (PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY).

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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A STUDY OF HIGH ADHESION PROPERTIES OF GOLD ON SURFACE-MODIFIED FLEXIBLE POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE SUBSTRATES FOR USE IN MEDICAL IMPLANTS. / McLaughlin, JAD; Macken, D; Meenan, BJ; McAdams, ET; Maguire, PD.

Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 99-1 EINERSBERGER BLICK 28, PO BOX 266, W-3392 CLAUSTHAL ZELLERFE, GERMANY : Trans Tech Publications, 1995. p. 331-338 (KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS).

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Market Access for Cardiac Point of Care Testing in the UK National Health Service. Manufacturer Pricing of Cardiac POCT within the National Health Service as a Means of overcoming Adoption Barriers and Meeting Reimbursement Policy Issues.. FitzGibbon, FJ (Author); Huckle, D (Author); Meenan, BJ (Author). 2011. Canon Communications LLC. .

Research output: ResearchWeb publication/site

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Phase-Type Survival Trees and Mixed Distribution Survival Trees for Clustering Patients' Hospital Length of Stay. / Garg, Lalit; McClean, Sally; Meenan, Brian; Millard, Peter.

In: Informatica, Vol. 22, No. 1, 11.04.2011, p. 57-72.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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