Lecturer
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Room 2.16
College Road
Cork
Ireland

T: 353-21-490-3727
E: p.cantillonmurphy@ucc.ie
W: http://bioelectromagnetics.ucc.ie
Lecturer
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: p.cantillonmurphy@ucc.ie

Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy is currently Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Cork, Ireland and an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London. He  graduated with a first-class honours B.E. degree (2003) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University College Cork, Ireland before completing his Master of Science (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) degrees at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His doctoral thesis examined the confluence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic nanoparticle dynamics. From 2008 to 2010, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with concurrent appointments at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston and at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. This work examined the role of magnetics in minimally invasive surgical procedures. He is principal investigator at the Bioelectromagnetics research group at UCC which explores novel device development in surgery and endoscopy. His current research interests include magnets for surgery, electromagnetic navigation and surgical robotics. His teaching interests include electronic circuits, electromagnetics and biomedical design. He is module coordinator for the UCC Biomedical Design module, an awarding-winning teaching program which couples medical and engineering students at UCC. He is a former Marie Curie fellow (2010-2014), a former MIT Whitaker fellow (2007-08), and a senior member of the IEEE.

Research Interests


Please visit the Bioelectromagnetics group webpage for current research interests.

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Low cost super-Nyquist asynchronous demodulation for use in EM tracking systems'
K. O'Donoghue and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2014) 'Low cost super-Nyquist asynchronous demodulation for use in EM tracking systems'. IEEE Transactions On Instrumentation and Measurement, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Planar magnetic shielding for use with EM tracking systems'
K. O'Donoghue and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2014) 'Planar magnetic shielding for use with EM tracking systems'. IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Design, Development and Evaluation of an Inflatable Retractor for Atraumatic Retraction in Laparoscopic Colectomy'
Conor O’Shea, Denis Kelliher, Emmet Andrews, Mícheál O’Ríordáin, Michael O’Shea, Timothy Power, Pádraig Cantillon-Murphy (2014) 'Design, Development and Evaluation of an Inflatable Retractor for Atraumatic Retraction in Laparoscopic Colectomy'. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Catheter position tracking system using planar magnetics and closed loop current control'
K. O’Donoghue, D. Eustace, J. Griffiths, M. O’Shea, T. Power and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2014) 'Catheter position tracking system using planar magnetics and closed loop current control'. IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, 50 (7):1-9 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Addressing biomedical problems through interdisciplinary learning: a feasibility study'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, J. McSweeney, C. O’Tuathaigh, L. Burgoyne, S. O’Flynn and G. Shorten (2014) 'Addressing biomedical problems through interdisciplinary learning: a feasibility study'. European Journal of Engineering Education, [Details]
(2014)'Convergence and translation: attitudes to inter-professional learning and teaching of creative problem-solving among medical and engineering students and staff'
Spoelstra H, Stoyanov S, Burgoyne L, Bennett D, Sweeney C, Drachsler H, Vanderperren K, Van Huffel S, McSweeney J, Shorten G, O'Flynn S, Cantillon-Murphy P, O'Tuathaigh CMP (2014) 'Convergence and translation: attitudes to inter-professional learning and teaching of creative problem-solving among medical and engineering students and staff'. Bmc Medical Education, [Details]
(2014)'Magnets for therapy in the gastrointestinal tract: a systematic review'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, T. Cundy, N. Patel, G-Z Yang, A. Darzi, J.P. Teare (2014) 'Magnets for therapy in the gastrointestinal tract: a systematic review'. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, [Details]
(2014)'Electropermanent magnetic anchoring for surgery and endoscopy'
Josef Tugwell, Philip Brennan, James Griffiths, Timothy Power, Michael O’Shea, Conor O’Shea, Ronan A. Cahill, Kilian O’Donoghue, Padraig Cantillon-Murphy (2014) 'Electropermanent magnetic anchoring for surgery and endoscopy'. IEEE Transactions On Biomedical Engineering, [Details]
(2013)'Deflection modeling of permanent magnet spherical chains in the presence of external magnetic fields'
K. O'Donoghue and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2013) 'Deflection modeling of permanent magnet spherical chains in the presence of external magnetic fields'. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 343 :251-256 [Details]
(2013)'Magnetic compression in gastrointestinal and bilioenteric anastomosis: how much force?'
T. Lambe, M.G. O Riordain, R.A. Cahill and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2013) 'Magnetic compression in gastrointestinal and bilioenteric anastomosis: how much force?'. Surgical Innovation, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Self-deployed Magnetic Polygons: Design, Construction and Application'
R. McEvoy, M. McMenamin, G. Ha, J. Lang, and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2012) 'Self-deployed Magnetic Polygons: Design, Construction and Application'. IEEE Transactions On Magnetics, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Magnetic pancreaticobiliary stents and retrieval system: obviating the need for repeat endoscopy (with video)'
M. Ryou, P. Cantillon-Murphy, S.N. Shaikh, D. Azagury, M.B. Ryan, J.H. Lang, C.C. Thompson (2012) 'Magnetic pancreaticobiliary stents and retrieval system: obviating the need for repeat endoscopy (with video)'. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 75 (4):888-892 [Details]
(2011)'Smart Self-Assembling MagnetS for ENdoscopy (SAMSEN) for transoral endoscopic creation of immediate gastrojejunostomy (with video)'
M. Ryou, P. Cantillon-Murphy, D. Azagury, S.N. Shaikh, G Ha, I. Greenwalt, M.B. Ryan, J.H. Lang, C.C. Thompson; (2011) 'Smart Self-Assembling MagnetS for ENdoscopy (SAMSEN) for transoral endoscopic creation of immediate gastrojejunostomy (with video)'. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 73 :353-359 [Details]
(2010)'A Magnetic Retrieval System for Pancreaticobiliary Stents: Obviating the Need for Second Endoscopy'
M. Ryou , P. Cantillon-Murphy, J.H. Lang, and C.C. Thompson; (2010) 'A Magnetic Retrieval System for Pancreaticobiliary Stents: Obviating the Need for Second Endoscopy'. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 71 [Details]
(2010)'Proposing Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia in Low-Field MRI'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald and E. Adalsteinsson; (2010) 'Proposing Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia in Low-Field MRI'. Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A, 36A :36-47 [Details]
(2010)'A Magnetic Retrieval System for Stents in the Pancreaticobiliary Tree'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, M. Ryou, C.C. Thompson and J. Lang; (2010) 'A Magnetic Retrieval System for Stents in the Pancreaticobiliary Tree'. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 57 :2018-2025 [Details]
(2010)'Simulating magnetic nanoparticle behavior in low-field MRI under transverse rotating fields and imposed fluid flow'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald, M. Zahn and E. Adalsteinsson; (2010) 'Simulating magnetic nanoparticle behavior in low-field MRI under transverse rotating fields and imposed fluid flow'. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322 :2607-2617 [Details]
(2010)'Transoral Endoscopic Creation of Immediate Cholecysto-Gastrostomy Using Smart Self-Assembling Magnets via Endoscopic Needle (SAMSEN)'
M. Ryou, P. Cantillon-Murphy, J. Lang, and C.C. Thompson; (2010) 'Transoral Endoscopic Creation of Immediate Cholecysto-Gastrostomy Using Smart Self-Assembling Magnets via Endoscopic Needle (SAMSEN)'. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 71 [Details]
(2010)'Heating in the MRI environment due to superparamagnetic fluid suspensions in a rotating magnetic field'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald, M. Zahn and E. Adalsteinsson; (2010) 'Heating in the MRI environment due to superparamagnetic fluid suspensions in a rotating magnetic field'. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322 :727-733 [Details]
(2009)'Evaluating Force in NOTES Surgery: A Comparison of Proximal and Distal Push, Pull, and Torque Forces in a Specific Shapelocking Endosurgical Platform Versus a Flexible Endoscope'
M. Ryou, R. Ewers, K. Obstein, P. Cantillon-Murphy, M. Ryan and C.C. Thompson; (2009) 'Evaluating Force in NOTES Surgery: A Comparison of Proximal and Distal Push, Pull, and Torque Forces in a Specific Shapelocking Endosurgical Platform Versus a Flexible Endoscope'. Gastroenterology, 136 [Details]
(2009)'Measuring SPIO and Gd contrast agent magnetization using 3 T MRI'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, L.L. Wald, E. Adalsteinsson and M. Zahn; (2009) 'Measuring SPIO and Gd contrast agent magnetization using 3 T MRI'. NMR in Biomedicine, 22 :891-897 [Details]
(2005)'An active ripple filtering technique for improving common-mode inductor performance'
P. Cantillon-Murphy, T.C. Neugebauer, C. Brasca and D. J. Perreault; (2005) 'An active ripple filtering technique for improving common-mode inductor performance'. IEEE Power Electronics Letters, 2 :45-50 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)11th IAESTED Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2014)
C. O'Shea, P. Lee, P. Cantillon-Murphy (2014) Design and development of a visual syringe for epidural entry 11th IAESTED Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2014) Zurich, , 20-JUN-14 - 23-JUN-14 [Details]
(2014)36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
K. O’Donoghue, A. Corvó, P. Nardelli, C. O’Shea, K. A. Khan, M. Kennedy and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2014) Evaluation of a novel tracking system in a breathing lung model 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society [Details]
(2014)The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics
K. O’Donoghue, A. Corvó, P. Nardelli, C. O’Shea, K. A. Khan, M. Kennedy and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2014) Evaluation of a novel EM tracking system in a breathing lung model The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics [Details]
(2013)27th International Congress and Exhibition in Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS)
P. Nardelli, R. San Jose Estepar, P. Cantillon-Murphy (2013) Semi-automated Airway Segmentation for Lung CT Datasets 27th International Congress and Exhibition in Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) Heidelberg, [Details]
(2013)The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics
K. O'Donoghue and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2013) A low cost system for 3D position and orientation sensing The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics London, [Details]
(2012)BIODEVICES 2012
P. Cantillon-Murphy, T. Lambe and D. Cronin; (2012) A Magnetic Coupling to Improve Placement of Gastroenteral Feeding Tubes BIODEVICES 2012 [Details]
(2012)Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery
K. O’Donoghue, D. Hogan, M. Healy and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2012) Magnetic Catheter Guidance in a Human Lung Model: an initial feasibility study Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery Madrid, Spain, [Details]
(2012)24th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)
D. Hogan, M. Healy, J. Griffiths, T. Power, M. O’Shea, K. O’Donoghue, M. Kennedy, and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2012) Two-dimensional Magnetic Catheter Navigation with Applications in Endoscopy 24th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) Barcelona, Spain, [Details]
(2012)24th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)
C. O Lionaird, S.P. Walsh, L. Barry, M. Buckley, J. Griffiths, T. Power, M. O’Shea, K. O’Donoghue, F. Carpi, and P. Cantillon-Murphy (2012) An Optimised Electromagnetic System for Endoscopic Capsule Propulstion: Report on a Benchtop Feasibility Study 24th International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) Barcelona, Spain, [Details]
(2011)Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery
K. O'Donoghue and P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2011) Can Permanent Magnets Aid in Minimally-Invasive Procedures? Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery Graz, Austria, [Details]
(2010)AGA Distinguished Abstract Plenary at Digestive Disease Week
M. Ryou, P Cantillon-Murphy, D. Azagury, S. Sheikh, G. Ha, M. Ryan, J. Lang, C.C. Thompson; (2010) Transoral Endoscopic Creation of Immediate Gastrojejunostomy Using Self Assembling Magnets vis Endoscopic Needle (SAMSEN) AGA Distinguished Abstract Plenary at Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, [Details]
(2010)Digestive Disease Week
M. Ryou, P Cantillon-Murphy, D. Azagury, S. Sheikh, G. Ha, M. Ryan, J. Lang, C.C. Thompson; (2010) Transoral Endoscopic Creation of Immediate Cholecysto-Gastrostomy Using Smart Self-Assembling magnets via Endoscopic Needle (SAMSEN) Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, [Details]
(2010)Digestive Disease Week
M. Ryou, P Cantillon-Murphy, M. Ryan, J. Lang, C.C. Thompson; (2010) A Magnetic Retrieval System for Pancreaticobiliary Stents: Obviating the Need for Second Endoscopy Digestive Disease Week New Orleans, [Details]
(2009)34th Annual Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting, Massachusetts General Hospital
P. Cantillon-Murphy, M. Ryou, J. Lang, C.C. Thompson; (2009) Endoscopic Functional Cholecystectomy with Magnetic Anastomosis 34th Annual Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, [Details]
(2009)New England Science Symposium
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2009) Changing a Surgical Paradigm: Endoscopic Functional Cholecystectomy New England Science Symposium Boston, [Details]
(2008)Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2008)
P. Cantillon-Murphy, E. Adalsteinsson, M. Zahn; (2008) On the Dynamics of Magnetic Fluids in MRI Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2008) Cambridge, Massachusetts, [Details]
(2007)International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting (ISMRM 2007)
P. Cantillon-Murphy, E. Adalsteinsson, M. Zahn; (2007) MRI Intensity Modulation due to SPIO Magnetic Nanoparticles in the presence of Rotating Transverse Fields International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting (ISMRM 2007) Berlin, [Details]
(2007)Comsol Users' Conference
P. Cantillon-Murphy, E. Adalsteinsson, M. Zahn; (2007) Numerical Simulations of Magnetic Nanoparticle Suspensions as Interactive MRI Contrast Agents Comsol Users' Conference Boston, [Details]

Invited Seminars

YearPublication
(2011)Magnetics in Minimally-Invasive Surgery.
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2011) Magnetics in Minimally-Invasive Surgery. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2011)Novel Uses for Magnets in Medicine.
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2011) Novel Uses for Magnets in Medicine. Invited Seminars [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2011)Novel Uses for Magnets in Minimally-Invasive Surgery.
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2011) Novel Uses for Magnets in Minimally-Invasive Surgery. Other [Details]
(2010)Methods and Apparatus for Magnet-Induced Compression Anastomosis Between Adjacent Organs.
J. McWeeney, M. Ryou, P. Cantillon-Murphy, J. Lang and C.C. Thompson; (2010) Methods and Apparatus for Magnet-Induced Compression Anastomosis Between Adjacent Organs. Other [Details]
(2010)Description of Magnetic Self Assembly and Self Expansion for Magnetic Compression Anastomosis and One-step Endoscopic Access.
D. Azagury, P. Cantillon-Murphy, J.H. Lang, M. Ryou, C.C. Thompson; (2010) Description of Magnetic Self Assembly and Self Expansion for Magnetic Compression Anastomosis and One-step Endoscopic Access. Other [Details]
(2009)A Method and Apparatus for Combining Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia with MRI for Cancer Therapy.
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2009) A Method and Apparatus for Combining Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia with MRI for Cancer Therapy. Other [Details]
(2008)Methods and Apparatus for Magnet-Induced Compression Anastomosis Between Adjacent Organs.
M. Ryou, P. Cantillon-Murphy, J. Lang and C.C. Thompson; (2008) Methods and Apparatus for Magnet-Induced Compression Anastomosis Between Adjacent Organs. Other [Details]

Online Multimedia

YearPublication
(2011)When doctors and engineers talk (TEDxUCC).
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2011) When doctors and engineers talk (TEDxUCC). Online Multimedia [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

YearPublication
(2008)On the Dynamics of Magnetic Fluids in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2008) On the Dynamics of Magnetic Fluids in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(2005)Development of three-dimensional passive components for power electronics.
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2005) Development of three-dimensional passive components for power electronics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Lecturer of the Year (runner-up) College of Science Engineering and Food Science at UCC
2013UCC Rising Star University College Cork
2012Pfizer Innovation through Teamwork award Pfizer Corporation
2012UCC Invention of the Year in Lifesciences University College Cork
2010Marie Curie Fellow European Research Council
2007Whitaker Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003University Scholar University College Cork

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Institute of Electical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Senior Member / Reviewer/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)NAMIC Summer Project Week,
P. Nardelli, P. Cantillon-Murphy, R. San-Jose Estepar (2012) Semi-automated Airway Segmentation from 0.64mm Lung CT. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], NAMIC Summer Project Week, Cambridge, Massachusetts , 18-JUN-12 - 22-JUN-12. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC BioDesign Working Group 2011 / 2013
First Year Engineering Curriculum Review 2010 / 2011
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Publicity /
Royal Irish Academy Biomedical Engineering Working Group /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-JUL-10 / 01-JUL-17
Harvard Medical School Research Fellow01-JUL-08 / 01-JUL-10
Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Fellow01-JUL-08 / 01-JUL-10
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow01-JUL-08 / 01-JUL-10

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2008Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhDElectrical Engineering
2005Massachusetts Institute of Technology MASTER OF SCIENCEElectrical Engineering
2003University College Cork BEElectrical and Electronic Engineering
1999St Finbarr's College, Farranferris, Cork, Ireland Leaving CertificateMathematics / Physics / Chemistry / Applied Mathematics / English / Gaeilge / Spanish

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
French FunctionalFunctionalFluent
Spanish BasicNoneBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Hoya Corporation, Japan

Independent consultant on magnetic devices for surgery (2011)

Outreach Activities

 Description

 “Education and the Needs of Irish Medtech: Joint Industry-Academia Workshop,” (Jan 2015). Part of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education seminar series 2014/15. Moderator and organiser.

TEDxUCC

(Nov 2011) “When doctors and engineers talk


Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Ieee Transactions On Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics And Frequency Control Referee-
Ieee Transactions On Biomedical Engineering Referee-
Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials Referee-
Ieee T Magn Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

European Commission Framework Programme 7 Health 2013 Innovation stage 1 and 2 reviewer
European Commission Horizon 2020 PHC-2014 stage 1 and 2 reviewer
European Commission Horizon 2020 PHC-11-2015 stage 1 and 2 reviewer
Czech-Norwegian Research Programme (CZ09) reviewer (2014)
EPSRC College member (2014-)
Enterprise Ireland life sciences commercialisation fund reviewer (2014-)
National University of Ireland scholarship panel member (2013)
Irish University Association travel scholarship selection committee member (2012)

Teaching Interests

Programme Director, First Year Engineering at UCC

Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum:


Circuits and systems
Electromagnetics

Specialised Course Development:

Biomedical Electronic Systems (EE4012/EE3901)

Biomedical Design. This is an exciting new course, represents a cooperative development betweeen the Schools of Engineering and Medicine at University College Cork. First enrollment was in September 2011. The course represents the first time the Engineering and Medicine students have studied together at UCC. 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Kilian O'Donoghue University College CorkPh.D.
2014Josef Tugwell University College CorkMEngSc
2012Declan Loughnane University College CorkMEngSc
2011Martin McMenamin University College CorkMEngSc
2011David Cronin University College CorkMEngSc
2013Conor O'Shea University College CorkMEngSc

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Shea Conor Michael Doctoral Degree
Mc Garvey Colm Masters Degree by Research
Nardelli Pietro Doctoral Degree
Dawson Peter Masters Degree by Research
Ryan Garrett Masters Degree by Research
Jaeger Herman Alexander Masters Degree by Research
Nelson Christopher Masters Degree by Research

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Biomedical Design EE4012Biomedical Design
2015Non-Linear Circuit Analysis EE2013Non-Linear Circuit Analysis
2015Electrical and Electronic Systems EE1005Electrical and Electronic Systems
2015Biomedical Design EE3901Biomedical Design
2015Linear Circuit Analysis EE2012Linear Circuit Analysis