Tom Dillon

  • Graduate Student

B.Eng Mechanical Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway; M.Eng. Electronic & Computer Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway

Tom received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in Electronic & Computer Engineering from NUI Galway. His research interests include biomechatronic systems, soft robotics, computational modelling, and surgical robotics. Prior to joining TTDD, Tom was a member of the Galway Energy Efficient Car (GEEC), an electric car team from NUI Galway that competes in internationally in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon. For his undergraduate thesis, Tom led the aerodynamic design of the car, using computational fluid dynamics to optimize its shape. For his Masters degree, Tom developed an eye gaze tracking algorithm for autonomous driving applications within the Connaught Automotive Research Group. At TTDD, Tom’s goal is to integrate his former experiences in mechanical design, electronics and AI systems to create clinical biorobotic technologies. Outside of the lab, Tom has a keen interest in rowing, where he has represented Ireland twice, winning a gold medal on one occasion at Strathclyde Home International Regatta 2017.