As an undergraduate, Bernard obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at ITT Dublin where he was awarded Mechanical Engineering Student of the Year in 2010. He continued his study in Mechanical Engineering and in 2012 Bernard was awarded an Honours Bachelor Degree with first class honours.
After completing his honours degree, Bernard was employed by ITT Dublin as a research assistant in
which he developed a mathematical model for an adsorption geothermal process. Later that year, he was awarded a President’s Award Scholarship by ITT Dublin to study towards a research postgraduate degree (MEng) at the Bioengineering Technology Centre (BTC).
During his two year research degree, Bernard completed courses in Medical Imaging at the Dublin
Institute of Technology (DIT) and was awarded a Certificate in Medical Science (Anatomy) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (RCSI). Also, he taught modules in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanics at ITT Dublin and
taught quality and manufacturing systems as a guest lecturer in Nanjing University of Technology, China.
Bernard is an enthusiastic researcher and this was shown by him being awarded 1st Prize in the Experienced Researcher Category in Biomaterials and Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the 20th annual conference of Bioengineering in Ireland (BINI 20).
After obtaining his MEng in 2014, Bernard joined the University of Birmingham’s Biomedical Engineering Research Group as a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (funded through the EU 7th Framework).