Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh
Professor Conchúr Ó Brádaigh joined The University of Edinburgh in 2015 as Chair of Materials Engineering and became the Head of the School of Engineering in 2018. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute for Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is currently Vice-President of SAMPE Europe.
He is a leading expert in fibre-reinforced composite materials, with over 210 publication, including 77 papers in refereed journals. He has supervised 12 PhD students and 18 M.Eng.Sc. students to completion.
His contract research awards amount to more than £20.7 million, with funding received from the EPSRC, Wave Energy Scotland, National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland, Science Foundation Ireland, the European Union, European Space Agency, Enterprise Ireland, InterTrade Ireland, Sustainable Energy Ireland and international industries.
Conchúr was previously Professor of Energy Engineering at University College Cork, Ireland, where he was also Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Research Centre from 2014 to 2015. He lectured at the National University of Ireland, Galway from 1990 to 2014, during which time he was also a Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of two Irish composite materials and manufacturing companies.