Dr Paraic Ryan

B.E., M.Sc., PgDip.,PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer
Civil Engineering
ENG 1040
Civil Engineering, Engineering Buildings, NUI Galway

T: +35391493433
E: paraic.ryan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr Paraic Ryan graduated with First Class Honours in Civil Engineering here at NUI Galway in 2006. He completed an MSc in Civil Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, graduating with Distinction in 2007, before working in industry for a number of years with Tobin Consulting Engineers. Dr Ryan returned to Trinity College Dublin in 2009 to undertake a PhD in the “Assessment of the Marine Durability of Self-Compacting Concrete using Experimental Testing and Probabilistic Modelling”. Having completed his PhD in 2012, Dr Ryan moved to Australia to take up a position at the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Dr Ryan took up his current position as Lecturer in Civil Engineering at NUIG in August 2015. He also holds the position of Conjunct Research Fellow at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Research

Dr Paraic Ryan’s research activities span a range of areas including: (i) probabilistic and uncertainty modelling, (ii) climate change adaptation engineering, (iii) concrete deterioration, (iv) vulnerability assessment of energy infrastructure, (v) probabilistic life-cycle cost-benefit analysis, (vi) structural reliability, (vii) timber deterioration modelling, (viii) water/energy resource nexus. To date Paraic has authored 12 international journal papers in these areas, and currently acts as peer reviewer for seven international journals. Dr Ryan is a member of Engineers Ireland and the Australian Wind Engineering Society and the International Society of Protective Structures.

Teaching

Dr Paraic Ryan’s teaching responsibilities at NUI Galway include 2nd Year Strength of Materials and 3rd Year Design of Structures II and 4th year Design of Structures III. Dr Ryan is also responsible for developing and delivering a new masters module in Reliability and Risk Engineering across all engineering disciplines at NUI Galway. Dr Ryan also lectured on the Theory of Structures II course at the University of Newcastle Australia. Dr Ryan was nominated by his students for the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2015/2016 academic year.        

Research Interests

  • Probabilistic and uncertainty modelling 
  • Climate change adaptation engineering
  • Statistical analysis 
  • Probabilistic asset management
  • Concrete deterioration, 
  • Vulnerability assessment of energy infrastructure 
  • Probabilistic life cycle cost analysis
  • Structural reliability
  • Timber deterioration modelling
  • Water/energy resource nexus.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Cost-benefit analysis of climate change adaptation for power pole networks'
Paraic C. Ryan, Mark G. Stewart (2017) 'Cost-benefit analysis of climate change adaptation for power pole networks'. Climatic Change, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Fragility analysis of roof damage to industrial buildings subject to extreme wind loading in non-cyclonic regions'
Mark G. Stewart, Paraic C. Ryan, David J. Henderson, John D. Ginger (2016) 'Fragility analysis of roof damage to industrial buildings subject to extreme wind loading in non-cyclonic regions'. Engineering Structures, 128 (December 2016):333-343 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Impact of Climate Change on Timber Power Pole Infrastructure Resilience'
Ryan, P.C., Stewart, M.G., Spencer, N & Li, Y (2016) 'Impact of Climate Change on Timber Power Pole Infrastructure Resilience'. International Journal Of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 78 (June 2016) [Details]
(2016) 'Comparing the durability of self-compacting concretes and conventionally vibrated concretes in chloride rich environments'
Ryan, Paraic C. O’Connor, Alan (2016) 'Comparing the durability of self-compacting concretes and conventionally vibrated concretes in chloride rich environments'. Construction and Building Materials, 120 :504-513 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Bioaccumulation of metals in ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) following the application of lime stabilised, thermally dried and anaerobically digested sewage sludge'
Healy, M.G., Ryan, P.C., Fenton, O., Peyton, D.P., Wall, D.P., Morrison, L. (2016) 'Bioaccumulation of metals in ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) following the application of lime stabilised, thermally dried and anaerobically digested sewage sludge'. Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety, 130 :303-309 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Properties of Self-compacting Concrete with Coarse Recycled Aggregate'
Tang, W.C, Ryan, P.C., Cui, H.Z., Wu M. (2016) 'Properties of Self-compacting Concrete with Coarse Recycled Aggregate'. Advances in Material Science and Engineering, [Details]
(2015) 'Reliability Based Vulnerability Modelling of Metal-clad Industrial Buildings to extreme wind loadings for cyclonic regions'
Konthesingha, K., Stewart, M.G., Ryan, P.C., Ginger, J., Henderson, D. (2015) 'Reliability Based Vulnerability Modelling of Metal-clad Industrial Buildings to extreme wind loadings for cyclonic regions'. Journal Of Wind Engineering And Industrial Aerodynamics, 147` (December 2015) [Details]
(2014) 'Reliability Assessment of Power Pole Infrastructure Incorporating Deterioration and Network Maintenance'
Ryan, P.C., Stewart, M.G., Spencer, N & Li, Y. (2014) 'Reliability Assessment of Power Pole Infrastructure Incorporating Deterioration and Network Maintenance'. Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 132 (December 2014) [Details]
(2014) 'Examination of Self-Compacting Concrete Options for Marine Bridge Applications'
Ryan, P. C. & O’ Connor A. (2014) 'Examination of Self-Compacting Concrete Options for Marine Bridge Applications'. Journal Of Bridge Engineering, 19 (9) [Details]
(2013) 'Probabilistic Analysis of the Time to Chloride Induced Corrosion for Different Self-Compacting Concretes'
Ryan, P. C. & O’ Connor A. (2013) 'Probabilistic Analysis of the Time to Chloride Induced Corrosion for Different Self-Compacting Concretes'. Construction and Building Materials, 47 (2013):1106-1116 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
Ryan, P.C., Stewart, M.G. & Spencer, N. (2015) Cost Effective Design and Maintenance of Timber Power Distribution Poles in a Changing Climate 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering [Details]
(2012) International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures
Ryan, P. C., O’Connor, A. J., Kelly, J. (2012) Analysis of Five Self Compacting Concretes in the Marine Environment: A Probabilistic Approach International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures [Details]
(2012) Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management: Proceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference
Ryan, P. C., O’Connor, A. J. (2012) Probabilistic Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Repair Deterioration in Marine Environments Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management: Proceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference [Details]
(2010) Proceedings of the Transport Research Arena Europe, Brussels
Salta, M., O’Connor, A., Schoefs, F., Ryan, P.C. (2010) DuratiNet - Durable Transport Structures in the Atlantic Area Proceedings of the Transport Research Arena Europe, Brussels [Details]
(2010) . Proceedings of the Bridge and Concrete Research of Ireland
Ryan, P. C., O’Connor, A. J. (2010) The Innovative Repair and Instrumentation of a Marine Bridge and Associated Research . Proceedings of the Bridge and Concrete Research of Ireland [Details]
(2010) . Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management: Proceedings of the Fifth International IABMAS Conference
Ryan, P. C., O’Connor, A. J., Duffy, L., Daly, A., Jones, G. (2010) Repair, Monitoring & Experimental Work Associated with Ferrycarrig Bridge . Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management: Proceedings of the Fifth International IABMAS Conference [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Climate Adaptation 2014,
Stewart, M.G. and Ryan, P.C. (2015) Cost-Effectiveness of Climate Adaptation Strategies for the Design and Management of Timber Power Distribution Poles. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Climate Adaptation 2014, Gold Coast, Australia , 09-APR-15. [Details]
(2014) Climate Adaption Futures: Third International Climate Adaptation Conference,
Ryan, P.C., Stewart, M.G., Spencer, N (2014) Climate Adaptation Measures to Reduce Vulnerability of Australian Power Distribution Infrastructure. [Oral Presentation], Climate Adaption Futures: Third International Climate Adaptation Conference, Fortaleza, Brazil , 12-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013) Climate Adaption Engineering for Cities and Coasts Symposium,
Ryan, P.C., Stewart, M.G., Spencer, N (2013) Changes in Vulnerability of Australian Timber Power Poles due to Climate Change. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Climate Adaption Engineering for Cities and Coasts Symposium, Melbourne, Australia , 28-OCT-13. [Details]