Professor David Taylor
David Taylor holds the position of Professor of Materials Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and holds Fellowships of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland. His research interests lie in the strength, fracture and repair of materials. In four books and over 200 journal articles his work covers all kinds of engineering materials and more recently he has focused on biological materials such as bone, insect cuticle and plant stems. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials and is a director of the Association of Consulting Forensic Engineers.
Keynote Title: Through-Life Engineering - Inspiration from Nature