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 Marie Curie fellow (2010-2014), a former MIT Whitaker fellow (2007-08), and a senior member of the IEEE, Engineers Ireland biomedical engineering chapter and the Royal Irish Academy's working group on biomedical engineering. 


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, Globe icon [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, Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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, Globe icon [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, Globe icon [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, Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [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 Globe icon [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
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
First Year Engineering Curriculum Review 2010 / 2011
UCC BioDesign Working Group 2011 / 2013

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

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

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
Gaeilge FluentFluentFluent
French FunctionalFunctionalFluent
Spanish BasicNoneBasic

Other Activities

 Description

My hobbies include reading, playing music and swimming
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. 

 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
 StudentDegree TypePrimary
Nardelli Pietro Doctoral DegreeYes
O Shea Conor Michael Doctoral DegreeYes
 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