Aisling Coughlan

Aisling Coughlan

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information

School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • B.Sc. (2006) University of Limerick, Ireland. Biomedical and Advanced Materials
  • Ph.D. (2009) Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland. Biomedical Materials

Employment History

  • Visiting Assistant Professor (Jan 2014 – Present), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University

  • Adjunct Professor (Jan 2012 – Dec 2013), Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering, Alfred University

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher (Oct 2009 – Dec 2013), Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering Alfred University

Research Interests

My research interests primarily focus developing and characterizing glass based biomaterials. My current research projects include:

  • Developing Chemotherapeutic and Antibacterial Biomaterials for hard tissue applications
  • Creating Hemostatic Agents for both clinical and non-clinical environments specifically in the area of trauma

Research Interests and Recent Publications

Selected Publications


  • MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

  • MSE 235 Materials Characterization Laboratory