Dr Ted Vaughan

B.Eng., Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
Mechanical & Biomedical
Engineering
New Engineering Building
NUI Galway

E: ted.vaughan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography


Dr. Ted Vaughan graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick in 2007. He was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2011, also from the University of Limerick, for research in the area of computational micromechanics of composite materials, funded through a scholarship from the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET). Between 2011-2015, he held a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Biomechanics Research (BMEC) here at NUI, Galway. During this time, he also held a position as a Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, funded through a Postdoctoral Mobility Grant awarded by the Royal Irish Academy. Dr. Vaughan’s research focusses on the development of multiscale modelling techniques to address problems in areas such as composite materials, bone biomechanics and bone mechanobiology. To date, he has published 21 peer-reviewed journal articles in internationally respected journals in all of these fields. In September 2015, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at NUI, Galway.

Career History

2015 - Present: Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway 

Teaching Activities: Tissue Engineering BME405; Biomechanics & Mechanobiology BME503; Engineering Computing (Introduction to Matlab) CT1110; 
 
2011 - 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Biomechanics Research (BMEC), NUI Galway 

2007-2011: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Irish Centre for Composites Research, University of Limerick 


Research Interests

Dr. Ted Vaughan's current research is focused on the development of multiscale computational models that facilitate a better understand of different aspects of bone biomechanics and mechanobiology. His research has also developed multiscale finite element damage models for composite materials. Some of his research interests include,

  • Multiscale finite element modeling to understand the hierarchical structure of bone tissue
  • Multiscale finite element models to predict mechanical stimulation of bone cells in their native environment
  • Fluid-structure interaction modelling of bone cells and their mechanosensors under in vitro and in vivo fluid flow stimulation
  • Continuum damage modelling and failure prediction of composite materials 
  • Micromechanical modelling of damage and failure in fibre reinforced composite materials
  • Nanoindentation of fibre reinforced composite materials 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Fluid flow in the osteocyte mechanical environment: a fluid-structure interaction approach'
Verbruggen, SW,Vaughan, TJ,McNamara, LM (2014) 'Fluid flow in the osteocyte mechanical environment: a fluid-structure interaction approach'. Biomechanics And Modeling In Mechanobiology, 13 :85-97 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Fluid flow in the osteocyte mechanical environment: a fluid-structure interaction approach'
Verbruggen SW, Vaughan TJ, McNamara LM (2013) 'Fluid flow in the osteocyte mechanical environment: a fluid-structure interaction approach'. Biomech Model Mechanobiol, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Are all osteocytes equal? Multiscale modelling of cortical bone to characterise the mechanical stimulation of osteocytes'
Vaughan, TJ,Verbruggen, SW,McNamara, LM (2013) 'Are all osteocytes equal? Multiscale modelling of cortical bone to characterise the mechanical stimulation of osteocytes'. International Journal For Numerical Methods In Biomedical Engineering, 29 :1361-1372 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'A fluid-structure interaction model to characterize bone cell stimulation in parallel-plate flow chamber systems'
Vaughan, TJ,Haugh, MG,McNamara, LM (2013) 'A fluid-structure interaction model to characterize bone cell stimulation in parallel-plate flow chamber systems'. Journal Of The Royal Society Interface, 10 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Strain amplification in bone mechanobiology: a computational investigation of the in vivo mechanics of osteocytes'
Verbruggen, SW,Vaughan, TJ,McNamara, LM (2012) 'Strain amplification in bone mechanobiology: a computational investigation of the in vivo mechanics of osteocytes'. Journal Of The Royal Society Interface, 9 :2735-2744 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A three-scale finite element investigation into the effects of tissue mineralisation and lamellar organisation in human cortical and trabecular bone'
Vaughan, TJ,McCarthy, CT,McNamara, LM (2012) 'A three-scale finite element investigation into the effects of tissue mineralisation and lamellar organisation in human cortical and trabecular bone'. Journal Of The Mechanical Behavior Of Biomedical Materials, 12 :50-62 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'A Micromechanical Study into the Effect of Intra-Ply Properties on the Transverse Shear Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Composites”'
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2011) 'A Micromechanical Study into the Effect of Intra-Ply Properties on the Transverse Shear Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Composites”'. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42 (9):1217-1228 [Details]
(2011) 'Micromechanical Modelling of the Transverse Damage Behaviour in Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials'
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2011) 'Micromechanical Modelling of the Transverse Damage Behaviour in Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials'. Composites Science and Technology, 71 (3):388-396 [Details]
(2010) 'A Combined Experimental-Numerical Approach for Generating Statistically Equivalent Fibre Distributions for High Strength Laminated Composite Materials'
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2010) 'A Combined Experimental-Numerical Approach for Generating Statistically Equivalent Fibre Distributions for High Strength Laminated Composite Materials'. Composites Science and Technology, 70 (2):291-297 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) '14 - Micromechanical failure analysis of advanced composite materials'
C. McCarthy, T.J Vaughan (2015) '14 - Micromechanical failure analysis of advanced composite materials' In: Numerical Modelling of Failure in Advanced Composite Materials. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2010) 4th European Conference of Computational Mechanics
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2010) Micromechanical Modelling of Transverse Damage in Fibre Reinforced Composites 4th European Conference of Computational Mechanics Paris, France, [Details]
(2010) 3rd Annual Materials Ireland Conference
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2010) Micromechanics based failure predictions for fibre reinforced composites 3rd Annual Materials Ireland Conference Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2010) 5th International Conference for Multiscale Materials Modelling
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2010) Micromechanics Based Failure Predictions for Fibre Reinforced Composite Materials 5th International Conference for Multiscale Materials Modelling Freiburg, Germany, [Details]
(2009) 2nd Annual Materials Ireland Conference
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2009) Micromechanical modelling of damage and failure in composite materials 2nd Annual Materials Ireland Conference Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2009) 15th International Conference on Composite Structures
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2009) Generating Statistically Equivalent Fibre Distributions for High-Strength Composites 15th International Conference on Composite Structures Porto, Portugal, [Details]
(2008) 9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T., Soutis, C. (2008) Development of a Statistically Equivalent Representative Volume Element for a Fibre Reinforced Composite 9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology Athens, Greece, [Details]
(2008) 4th International Conference for Multiscale Materials Modelling
Vaughan, T.J., McCarthy, C.T. (2008) Development of Statistically Equivalent Representative Volume Elements for Multiscale Modelling of Composite Materials 4th International Conference for Multiscale Materials Modelling Tallahassee, Florida, [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2009) A Combined Experimental-Numerical Approach for Generating Statistically Equivalent Fibre Distributions for High Strength Laminated Composite Materials. 12th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium.
Vaughan, T.J. (2009) A Combined Experimental-Numerical Approach for Generating Statistically Equivalent Fibre Distributions for High Strength Laminated Composite Materials. 12th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium. Queens University Belfast: Conference Paper [Details]