Feargal Brennan

Professor Brennan is the James Blyth Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and Director of its Offshore Engineering Institute.  He is a world-leading expert in resilience engineering and structural integrity particularly applied to ship and offshore structures.  His research is of global significance and is at the forefront of offshore engineering shaping the policies and work of major international organisations.  His engineering research has been in the main funded through industry; Professor Brennan has published widely and in addition to over 150 publications in learned engineering journals and conferences, he has co-authored a number of reports for the UK HSE and was Editor of the Wiley International Journal “Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures” from 2005-2012.  Professor Brennan is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Renewable Energy Marine Structures Doctoral Training Centre involving The Universities of Strathclyde, Oxford and Cranfield.  He is a co-investigator on the new EPSRC Offshore Renewable Energy Supergen.  Professor Brennan has and continues to act as an advisor to Government and research assessment agencies world-wide, is a member of the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Research Advisory Board, the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Offshore Engineering Committee, the British Standards Institution, an EPSRC peer review college member since 2001 and served on a number of its programme panels.  He  has been an expert witness in the London Court of International Arbitration and leads to UK delegation to the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC).

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