Dr Stephen Nash

B.A., B.A.I., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer
Civil Engineering
ENG-1036
New Engineering Building
NUI Galway

T: +353 91 493738
E: stephen.nash@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Stephen graduated from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1997 with a BAI in Civil Engineering and a BA in Maths. He spent two further years in TCD studying for a MSc by research which was funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and focused on the development of a combined hydrodynamic and water quality model of Wexford Harbour. Upon graduating with an MSc in Civil Engineering in 1999, he moved to Galway to work as a Project Engineer with Aquafact International Services Ltd. In 2002, he left Aquafact to begin a PhD at National University of Ireland, Galway, the focus of which was the development of a dynamically nested tidal flow model. Later the same year, he took up a full-time lecturing post in the Department of Civil Engineering at NUI Galway and continued his PhD part-time, graduating in 2010. 

Stephen's research area is the numerical and physical modelling of surface waters, including physical, chemical and biological processes, with particular interest in multi-scale modelling and tidal energy. He is a director of research in NUI Galway's Ryan Institute for Environmental, Marine and Energy Research and in the newly-established national centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI). He has been awarded >600,000 euro in national and EU research funding and has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings. 


Research Interests

Main research areas include:

  • Physical and computer modelling of oceanic, estuarine and freshwater systems including:
    • hydrodynamics
    • water quality (nutrients, sediment, algae)
    • aquaculture
    • energy extraction 
    • climate change scenarios
  • Operational modelling
  • Multi-scale numerical modelling 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Modelling of Irish transitional and coastal systems to determine nutrient reduction measures required to achieve good status 01-MAR-16 28-FEB-18
Design and Testing of a Novel Prototype Tidal Turbine 01-OCT-14 30-SEP-18
Modelling of Extreme Wave Events 01-NOV-13 30-SEP-17
Hydro-environmental modelling of multipurpose marine renewable energy platforms 01-JAN-14 30-JUN-15
Visualisation and validation of 2-dimensional hydrodynamic model outputs for Galway Bay 02-DEC-13
Remote Monitoring of Surface Currents & Waves off the Irish West Coast 02-DEC-13
PhD - Optimising Tidal Arrays for Maximum Power Output and Minimal Hydro- environmental Impacts 01-OCT-13
ADCP validation of the Galway Bay High Frequency Radar System 01-AUG-13
EnergyMARE 01-JAN-13 31-DEC-14
Physical Modelling of a Prototype Tidal Flow Accelerator 01-MAY-12 30-APR-13
MEngSc - Modelling and Observation of Surface Currents in Galway Bay 03-OCT-11 19-AUG-13
PhD - 3D Numerical Modelling of Tidal Turbines 01-SEP-10
MEngSc - Numerical Modelling of the Far-field Impacts of Tidal Turbines 01-SEP-10 31-AUG-12
PhD - Modelling Extreme Coastal Flood Events 01-OCT-09
MAREN (Marine Renewable Energy) 01-SEP-09 31-AUG-13
A GIS-Based Water Quality Modelling Tool 01-SEP-05 31-AUG-08
An Investigation of Dispersion and Diffusion Processes Using Physical and Computer Modelling 01-SEP-04 31-MAR-06
EUROGEL 02-SEP-02 31-AUG-05

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Forecasting of surface currents via correcting wind stress with assimilation of High-Frequency radar data in a three-dimensional model'
Ren L, Nash S, Hartnett M (2016) 'Forecasting of surface currents via correcting wind stress with assimilation of High-Frequency radar data in a three-dimensional model'. Advances in Meteorology, 2016 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Assessment of wave characteristics and resource variability at a 1/4-scale wave energy test site in Galway Bay using Waverider and high frequency radar (CODAR) data'
Atan R, Goggins J, Hartnett M, Agostinho P, Nash S (2016) 'Assessment of wave characteristics and resource variability at a 1/4-scale wave energy test site in Galway Bay using Waverider and high frequency radar (CODAR) data'. Ocean Engineering, [Details]
(2016) 'Estimation of the high resolution wind field at Galway Bay'
Ren L, Sheahan J, Nash S, Nagle D, Hartnett M (2016) 'Estimation of the high resolution wind field at Galway Bay'. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 4 (5):353-356 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Towards a low-cost modelling system for optimising the layout of tidal turbine arrays'
Nash S, Olbert A, Hartnett M (2015) 'Towards a low-cost modelling system for optimising the layout of tidal turbine arrays'. Energies, [Details]
(2015) 'Observation and modelling of tide- and wind-induced surface currents at Galway Bay'
Ren L, Nash S and Hartnett M (2015) 'Observation and modelling of tide- and wind-induced surface currents at Galway Bay'. Water Science and Engineering, [Details]
(2015) 'An integrated measurement and modeling methodology for estuarine water quality management'
Hartnett M, Nash S (2015) 'An integrated measurement and modeling methodology for estuarine water quality management'. Water Science and Engineering, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Characterizing observed circulation patterns within a bay using HF radar and numerical model simulations'
O'Donncha, F,Hartnett, M,Nash, S,Ren, L,Ragnoli, E (2015) 'Characterizing observed circulation patterns within a bay using HF radar and numerical model simulations'. Journal Of Marine Systems, 142 :96-110 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Modelling the far field hydro-environmental impacts of tidal farms - A focus on tidal regime, inter-tidal zones and flushing'
Nash, S,O'Brien, N,Olbert, A,Hartnett, M (2014) 'Modelling the far field hydro-environmental impacts of tidal farms - A focus on tidal regime, inter-tidal zones and flushing'. Computers & Geosciences, 71 :20-27 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The effects of array configuration on the hydro-environmental impacts of tidal turbines'
Fallon D, Hartnett M, Olbert AI and Nash S (2014) 'The effects of array configuration on the hydro-environmental impacts of tidal turbines'. Renewable Energy, 64 :10-25 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Optimal interpolation data assimilation of surface currents by utilizing pseudo measurement with Monte Carlo simulation'
Ren L, Nash S, Hartnett M (2014) 'Optimal interpolation data assimilation of surface currents by utilizing pseudo measurement with Monte Carlo simulation'. Computer Modelling and New Technologies, 18 (9):240-248 [Details]
(2014) 'Sensitivity Tests of Direct Insertion Data Assimilation with Pseudo Measurements'
Ren L, Hartnett M and Nash S (2014) 'Sensitivity Tests of Direct Insertion Data Assimilation with Pseudo Measurements'. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 3 (6):460-463 [Details]
(2014) 'Development of a nested coastal circulation model: boundary error reduction'
Nash S and Hartnett M (2014) 'Development of a nested coastal circulation model: boundary error reduction'. Environmental Modelling & Software, 53 :65-80 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Tide-surge interactions and their effects on total sea levels in Irish coastal waters'
Olbert, AI,Nash, S,Cunnane, C,Hartnett, M (2013) 'Tide-surge interactions and their effects on total sea levels in Irish coastal waters'. Ocean Dynamics, 63 :599-614 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Physical and numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic implications of aquaculture farms'
Fearghal O’Donncha, Michael Hartnett and Stephen Nash (2013) 'Physical and numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic implications of aquaculture farms'. Aquaculture Engineering, 52 :14-26 [Details]
(2012) 'Regional modelling of the 21st century climate changes in the Irish Sea'
Olbert, AI,Dabrowski, T,Nash, S,Hartnett, M (2012) 'Regional modelling of the 21st century climate changes in the Irish Sea'. Continental Shelf Research, 41 :48-60 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'An integrated approach to trophic assessment of coastal waters incorporating measurement, modelling and water quality classification'
Hartnett, M,Nash, S,Olbert, I (2012) 'An integrated approach to trophic assessment of coastal waters incorporating measurement, modelling and water quality classification'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 112 :126-138 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Irish estuaries: Water quality status and monitoring implications under the water framework directive'
Hartnett, M,Wilson, JG,Nash, S (2011) 'Irish estuaries: Water quality status and monitoring implications under the water framework directive'. Marine Policy, 35 :810-818 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) 'Modelling phytoplankton dynamics in a complex estuarine system'
Nash, S,Hartnett, M,Dabrowski, T (2011) 'Modelling phytoplankton dynamics in a complex estuarine system'. Proceedings Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers-Water Management, 164 :35-54 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Nested circulation modelling of inter-tidal zones: details of a nesting approach incorporating moving boundaries'
Nash, S,Hartnett, M (2010) 'Nested circulation modelling of inter-tidal zones: details of a nesting approach incorporating moving boundaries'. Ocean Dynamics, 60 :1479-1495 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) 'Modelling nutrient and chlorophyll_a dynamics in an Irish brackish waterbody'
Hartnett, A,Nash, S (2004) 'Modelling nutrient and chlorophyll_a dynamics in an Irish brackish waterbody'. Environmental Modelling & Software, 19 :47-56 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2001) Measurement and modelling of nutrient dynamics of two estuaries in Ireland, Wexford and Cork Harbours.
Costello, M.J., Hartnett, M., Mills, P., O'Mongain, E., Collier, L., Johnson, M., Nash, S., Leslie, R., Berry, A., Emblow, C., Collins, A., McCrea, M. (2001) Measurement and modelling of nutrient dynamics of two estuaries in Ireland, Wexford and Cork Harbours. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) 'The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: Enhancing student learning and achieving accreditation criteria'
Nash, S; McCabe, BA; Goggins, J; Healy, MG (2012) 'The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: Enhancing student learning and achieving accreditation criteria' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) 36th IAHR World Congress
Coppinger D, Nash S (2015) A 3D nested model for assessing the impacts of tidal turbines 36th IAHR World Congress [Details]
(2015) 36th IAHR World Congress
Nash S and Phoenix A (2015) Quantification of tidal power in a highly dynamic estuary 36th IAHR World Congress [Details]
(2015) 36th IAHR World Congress
Mannion B, Leen S and Nash S (2015) Testing of a 1/20th scale model novel vertical axis tidal turbine 36th IAHR World Congress [Details]
(2015) 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment Research
24) Ren L, Sheahan J, Nash S, Nagle D, Hartnett M (2015) Estimation of the high resolution wind field at Galway Bay 2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment Research [Details]
(2015) 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference
Atan R, Goggins J, Nash S (2015) A preliminary assessment of the wave characteristics at the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS) using SWAN 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference [Details]
(2014) 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore
O'Brien N, Nash S, Hartnett M (2014) Modelling the hydro-environmental impacts of tidal farms with the use of a two-way nested model 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore [Details]
(2014) 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore
Atan R, Agostinho P, Hartnett M, Goggins J, Nash S (2014) Assessment of extreme wave height events in Galway Bay using high frequency radar (CODAR) data 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore [Details]
(2014) 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore
Ren L, Nash S and Hartnett M (2014) Data Assimilation with High-Frequency (HF) Radar Surface Currents at a Marine Renewable Energy Test Site 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore [Details]
(2014) 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics
Olbert AI, Nash S, Ragnoli E, Hartnett M (2014) Parameterization of turbulence models using 3DVAR data 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics [Details]
(2014) 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop
Phoenix A and Nash S (2014) Assessing the Hydro-Environmental Impacts of Tidal Turbines 3rd Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop [Details]
(2014) 3rd IAHR European Congress
Ren L, Nash S, Hartnett M (2014) Empirical Orthogonal Function analysis of High Frequency radar data in Galway Bay 3rd IAHR European Congress [Details]
(2014) ENVIRON 2014
Phoenix A, Nash S (2014) Optimising Tidal Arrays for Maximum Power Output and Minimum Hydro-Environmental Impacts ENVIRON 2014 [Details]
(2013) OCEANS`13 MTS/IEEE
Olbert A, Nash S, Ragnoli E and Hartnett M (2013) Turbulence modelling using 3DVAR data assimilation in laboratory conditions OCEANS`13 MTS/IEEE [Details]
(2013) Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Nash S, McCaul D, Martin J and Hartnett M (2013) Optimising the configuration of tidal turbine arrays with respect to power output and hydrodynamic impacts Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [Details]
(2013) Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Hartnett M, O'Brien N, Fallon D and Nash S (2013) Modelling hydro-environmental impacts of a tidal turbine array in the Shannon estuary Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [Details]
(2012) NDLR Research Symposium: Evaluating the impact of digital resources in Irish education
Nash, S., McCabe, B.A., Goggins, J. and Healy, M.G. (2012) The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: enhancing student learning and achieving accreditation criteria NDLR Research Symposium: Evaluating the impact of digital resources in Irish education [Details]
(2012) Tenth International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering
Nash, S; Fallon, D; Hartnett, M; O'Brien, N (2012) The application of a high resolution nested hydrodynamic model to quantification of power output from tidal turbine arrays Tenth International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering [Details]
(2012) 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy
Fallon, D; Nash, S (2012) The effects of array configuration on the hydro-environmental impacts of tidal turbines 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy
Hartnett, M; Nash, S; Quinlan, N; Bruzzi, M; Goggins, J; O'Brádaigh, C; Leen, S (2012) Ocean energy numerical modelling and experimental testing facilities at the National University of Ireland, Galway 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy [Details]
(2012) 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy
Coppinger, D; Nash, S (2012) Three-dimensional Modelling of the Hydrodynamic Effects of Tidal Turbines 4th International Conference on Ocean Energy [Details]
(2012) IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy
Coppinger, D; Nash, S; Hartnett, M; O'Donncha, F (2012) Numerical modelling of tidal turbines IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy [Details]
(2012) IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy
Fallon, D; Nash, S (2012) Galway Bay bathymetry comparison from Admiralty Chart and LiDAR datasets IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) EGU General Assembly 2012
Nash, S; Hartnett, M; McKinstry, A; Ragnoli, E; Nagle, D (2012) High resolution modelling and observation of wind-driven surface currents in a semi-enclosed estuary EGU General Assembly 2012 [Details]
(2012) Tenth International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering
O'Brien, N; Hartnett, M; Nash, S; Fallon, D (2012) An approach to optimising the harvesting of tidal energy Tenth International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering [Details]
(2011) Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Hartnett M, Nash S, O'Brien N, O'Donncha F and Olbert A (2011) The effects of tidal stream turbines on hydrodynamics and flushing properties Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [Details]
(2011) Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Nash S and Hartnett M (2011) A Performance Assessment Protocol for Structured Mesh Multi-Scale Models Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2011) Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Nash S and Hartnett M (2011) Adaptive Mesh Multi-Scale Modelling of Tidal Hydraulics and Material Transport Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) ECSA 47 Symposium
Nash, S., Hartnett M. , (2010) An integrated approach to the trophic assessment of a complex harbour ECSA 47 Symposium [Details]
(2010) ECSA 47 Symposium
Dabrowski, T., Hartnett, M., Nash, S. (2010) Development of a residence time approach to estuarine ecosystem assessment ECSA 47 Symposium [Details]
(2009) Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Nash, S., Hartnett M. , (2009) An adaptive mesh solute transport model Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Nash, S., Hartnett M. (2009) A nested hydrodynamic model incorporating flooding and drying Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Nash, S. (2007) A nested version of the combined hydrodynamic and water quality model, DIVAST Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) River Basin Management
Nash, S., Berry, A., Hartnett, M. (2005) Nutrient dynamics in Cork Harbour River Basin Management , pp.369-380 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2003) River Basin Management
Hartnett, M., Nash, S., Mills, P. (2003) Development of a GIS-based water quality model River Basin Management , pp.401-410 [Details]
(1998) Environmental Engineering Management
Hartnett, M., Nash, S., Leslie, R. (1998) The prediction of far-field pollutants using residual currents Environmental Engineering Management , pp.281-292 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) Enhancing academic capacity to address increased flood management  challenges: a multi­disciplinary  symposium,
Nash S, Comer J and Hartnett M (2012) Invited talk: 'A flodd prediction model for Cork City'. [Invited Lecture], Enhancing academic capacity to address increased flood management  challenges: a multi­disciplinary  symposium, National University of Ireland, Galway , 08-MAR-12 - 08-MAR-12. [Details]
(2013) Severn Barrage And Tidal Energy Conference,
Nash S and Hartnett M (2013) Invited talk on the MAREN project. [Invited Lecture], Severn Barrage And Tidal Energy Conference, Cardiff, Wales , 26-JUN-13 - 26-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing,
Dr Stephen Nash and Prof Michael Hartnett (2013) Organised and chaired special session: CC2013-S19: Hydro-environmental Impacts of Wave and Tidal Power. [Chaired Session], Fourteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy , 03-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13. [Details]

Media - Community Engagement

  Year Publication
(2012) A special report: Ryan Institute Galway.
Nash, S., O'Reilly, E., Collins, G., Healy, M., and Clifford, M (2012) A special report: Ryan Institute Galway. Media - Community Engagement [Details]

Dataset

  Year Publication
(2012) Elementary Hydraulics: Concept Questions.
Nash S (2012) Elementary Hydraulics: Concept Questions. Dataset [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
(2014) A special issue on modelling aspects of marine renewable energy.
Hartnett, M,Nash, S (2014) A special issue on modelling aspects of marine renewable energy. Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2001) Measurement and modelling of nutrient dynamics of two estuaries in Ireland, Wexford and Cork Harbours. Environmental Research R&D.
Costello, M.J., Hartnett, M., Mills, P., O'Mongain, E., Collier, L., Johnson, M., Nash, S., Leslie, R., Berry, A., Emblow, C., Collins, A., McCrea, M. (2001) Measurement and modelling of nutrient dynamics of two estuaries in Ireland, Wexford and Cork Harbours. Environmental Research R&D. Other Item [Details]
(2000) The development of an efficient methodology for primary production assessment of Irish estuaries. Bulletin of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association.
Hartnett M, Nash S, Costello M and Johnson M (2000) The development of an efficient methodology for primary production assessment of Irish estuaries. Bulletin of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association. Other Item [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
(2011) Harnessing Ireland's Tidal Power.
Nash S (2011) Harnessing Ireland's Tidal Power. Radio Presentation [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2010) Development of an efficient dynamically nested model for tidal hydraulics and solute transport.
Nash, S. (2010) Development of an efficient dynamically nested model for tidal hydraulics and solute transport. Thesis [Details]
(2000) Development of a eutrophication model for Wexford Harbour.
Nash, S. (2000) Development of a eutrophication model for Wexford Harbour. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Nominated for President's Teaching Award (Individual Category) NUI Galway
2013 Nominated for President's Teaching Award (Team Category) National University of Ireland, Galway
2012 Thomas Telford Prize (Awarded to 4th best research paper across all ICE journals in 2011 (of 300+ published papers)) Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association Member /
International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Energy Systems Engineering Programme Board Member 01-SEP-08 /
Research Committee Member 01-SEP-09 /
Communications Committee Member 01-SEP-04 / 31-AUG-05
New Engineering Building Committee Member 01-JAN-02 / 31-AUG-04
Ryan Institute GIS Centre Committee Member 01-OCT-13 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer (above the bar) 01-MAR-11 /
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer (below the bar) 01-SEP-02 / 28-FEB-11
National University of Ireland Galway Research Assistant 01-JAN-02 / 31-AUG-02
Aquafact International Services Ltd Project Engineer 01-DEC-99 / 31-OCT-01

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 National University of Ireland Galway Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
2010 National University of Ireland Galway Doctor of Engineering PhD in Civil Engineering
1999 Trinity College Dublin MASTERS OF SCIENCE MSc in Civil Engineering
1997 Trinity College Dublin BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING BAI in Civil Engineering and BA in Mathematics

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Youth Academy 11-OCT-14 / 22-NOV-14

Reviews

  Journal Role
Marine Pollution Bulletin Reviewer
Computers & Geosciences Reviewer
Ocean Modelling Reviewer
Journal Of Marine Systems Reviewer
Continental Shelf Research Reviewer
Renewable Energy Reviewer
Water Research Reviewer
Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Science Peer Reviewer for the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) 2014 Science Investment Round.

Teaching Interests

Fluid mechanics; sustainable energy; marine modelling; water resources

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2014 Noreen O'Brien PhD N
2016 Darren Coppinger PhD Y
2013 Diarmuid Nagle Y
2012 David Fallon Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Anna Phoenix Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Darren Coppinger Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Brian Mannion Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Mohd Atan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Engineering Hydraulics I CE224
Sustainable Energy & Energy in Buildings CE475
Sustainable Energy CE343
Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering CE469
Engineering Design EI150
Fundamentals of Civil Engineering EI140

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
Prof Michael Hartnett - Civil EngineeringDr Rory Monaghan - Mechanical EngineeringDr Ciaran Kennedy - Mechanical Engineering Dr Jamie Goggins - Civil EngineeringProf Sean Leen - Mechanical Engineering 

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
National:Smartbay Ireland Ltd.Marine InstituteICHEC (Irish Centre for High-end Computing)IBM (Smarter Cities)GKinetic Energy Ltd. International:Hydraulic Research Centre - Cardiff University, WalesInstitute of Environmental Hydraulics, University of Cantabria, SpainCentre for Marine Technology and Engineering, University of Lisbon, PortugalMarine & Environment Technology Centre, University of Lisbon, Portugal Ifremer, FranceEnvironmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland