Lecturer
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Room 2.16
College Road
Cork
Ireland

T: 353-21-490-3727
E: p.cantillonmurphy@ucc.ie
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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 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
(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' [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)' [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?' [DOI] [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' [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)' [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' [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)' [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' [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' [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' [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' [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' [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' [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' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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)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]
(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)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]
(2009)New England Science Symposium
P. Cantillon-Murphy; (2009) Changing a Surgical Paradigm: Endoscopic Functional Cholecystectomy New England Science Symposium Boston, [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]
(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]

Thesis

 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
2010Marie Curie Fellow European Research Council
2007Whitaker Fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003University Scholar University College Cork

Associations

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

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. 

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Biomedical Design EE4012Biomedical Design