About Me

Academic Experience

Since 2014: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

2013 - 2013: Research Associate, NUI Galway, Ireland.

2009 - 2013: PhD Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway, Ireland.

2005 - 2009: BE Mechanical Engineering (1:1), NUI Galway, Ireland.

Fellowships and Awards

  • MSB Network Travel Grant, Co-Author, 2017.

  • MSB Network Travel Grant, Co-Author, 2016.

  • CRUK Oxford Kickstart Fund, Co-Author, 2015.

  • Associate Fellowship - 2020 Science Program, 2014-2016.

  • ICHEC Class B Project - Proposal co-author for time on Ireland’s national HPC cluster (500,000 CPU hours), 2011.

  • IRCSET PhD Fellowship under the EMBARK initiative (e72,000), 2009.

  • NUI Galway University Scholarship for academic performance, 2006 - 2008.

  • NUI Galway University Entrance Scholarship for academic performance, 2005.

Honours

  • Selected for poster presentation in STEM for Britain awards, 2017.

  • 2nd best paper in the established researcher category, RAMI bioengineering section conference, 2012.

  • RAMI bronze medal for best overall paper, RAMI bioengineering section conference, 2011.

  • Best paper, Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium, 2011.

  • Best presentation, NUI Galway CoEI research day, 2010 and 2011.

  • Shortlisted for the Young Investigator in Biomechanics award at the Endocardiovascular Biome- chanics Research (EBR) Congress, Marseille, France, May 2010.

  • Shortlisted for the Innovative Student Engineer Ireland award (Top 5) and Best Mechanical Engi- neering Graduate in the UK and Ireland (Top 3) at the SET awards 2009.

  • Best final year project, Engineers Ireland West division, 2009.

  • Frederic Barnes Waldron prize for top mechanical engineering graduate and MCS prize for best final year project in mechanical engineering, NUI Galway, 2009.

International Conference Presentations

  • J.A. Grogan, J.M. Pitt-Francis, P.K. Maini, H.M. Byrne, Modelling micro-vascular transport in tumours using intra-vital imaging data, Proceedings of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB) Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom, July 2016.

  • J.A. Grogan, B. Markelc, T.T. Tapmeier, R.J. Muschel, J.M. Pitt-Francis, P.K. Maini, H.M. Byrne, Parameter identification and validation of multi-scale vascular tumour models using imaging data, Proceedings of the IVth International Conference on Computational Bioengineering, Barcelona, Spain, September 2015.

  • J.A. Grogan, S.B. Leen, P.E. McHugh, Micro-scale modelling of metals for coronary stent ap- plications, Proceedings of the European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC), Graz, Austria, July 2012.

  • J.A. Grogan, A. Bobel, S.B. Leen, P.E. McHugh, Bioreabsorbable stents: some recent develop- ments in analysis and design recommendations, Proceedings of the Endocardiovascular Biomechanics Research (EBR) Congress, Marseille, France, May 2012.

  • J.A. Grogan, B.J. OBrien, S.B. Leen, P.E. McHugh, A phenomenological corrosion model for biodegradable metals with application in bioabsorbable stent assessment and design, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM), Limerick, Ireland, August 2011.

  • J.A. Grogan, S.B. Leen, P.E. McHugh, Modelling and experiments to aid performance assessment of biodegradable metallic stents, Proceedings of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, October 2010.

  • J.A. Grogan, S.B Leen, P.E. McHugh, A phenomenological model of corrosion in biodegradable metallic stents, Proceedings of the ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference (SBC), Florida, USA, June 2010.

  • J.A. Grogan, S.B Leen, P.E McHugh, Computational modelling of biodegradable metallic stents, Proceedings of the Endocardiovascular Biomechanics Research (EBR) Congress, Marseille, France, May 2010.

Invited Talks

  • J.A. Grogan, A.J. Connor, J.M. Pitt-Francis, P.K. Maini, H.M. Byrne, A computational framework for multi-scale vascular tumour growth models, Computational Life Sciences Workshop, RWTH Aachen, Germany, June, 2016

  • J.A. Grogan, B. Markelc, R.J. Muschel, J.M. Pitt-Francis, P.K. Maini, H.M. Byrne, Assessing Mathematical Models of Oxygen Transport and Blood Flow in Tumour Micro-Vasculature Using Intravital Imaging Data, Proceedings of the Angiogenesis Gordon Research Conference, Rhode Is- land, USA, August 2015.

Symposium and Workshop Talks

  • J.A. Grogan, B. Markelc, I. Rodriguez-Villarreal, T. Alarcon, Pitt-Francis, P.K. Maini, H.M. Byrne, Integrating Multiphoton Imaging, Microfluidics Channels and Mathematical Modelling to Study Vascular Networks in Tumours, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Oxford Annual Symposium, Oxford, United Kingdom, June, 2016

  • J.A. Grogan, B. Markelc, I. Rodriguez-Villarreal, T. Alarcon, Pitt-Francis, P.K. Maini, H.M. Byrne, Integrated Intravital Imaging and Mathematical Modelling of Vascular Networks in Tumours, Quantitative Biology in Oxford (QBIOX) Springboard Meeting, Oxford, UNited Kingdom, May 2016.

Teaching Activity

  • Inter-collegiate Course Tutor: Mathematical Physiology, University of Oxford.
  • Teaching Assistant: Finite Element Methods, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  • Lab Demonstration: Dynamical Systems, Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) - Systems Medicine and Mathematical and Computational Biology Modules, University of Oxford. Engineering Computing (Fortran) and Thermodynamics, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Peer Reviewing Activity

  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Acta Biomaterialia
  • Biomechanics and Modelling in Mechanobiology
  • BioMedical Engineering OnLine
  • Biomedical Materials Research: Part B
  • Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
  • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
  • Journal of Theoretical Biology
  • Mathematical Biosciences
  • Materials Science and Engineering B
  • Nature Communications
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • Scientific Reports - Nature