Dr William Finnegan

B.Eng.,PhD

Contact Details

Research Fellow
College of Engineering
& Informatics
NUI Galway
E: WILLIAM.FINNEGAN@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr William Finnegan BE (Civil) PhD CEng MIEI is a Research Fellow and an Adjunct Lecturer in the SFI MaREI Research Centre and Ryan Institute, School of Engineering at NUI Galway. His research work focuses on developing advanced engineering solutions for structural systems, while also providing support on project coordination and reporting. Dr Finnegan is currently working as the NUI Galway lead on BladeLEP and the NUI Galway PI on the H2020 CRIMSON Project, where, previously, he led the EASME-funded LEAPWind Project as the Project Manager, which is industry-led by ÉireComposites and Suzlon for 24 months with a project budget of €1.5 million. Dr Finnegan graduated with a first-class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering in 2009 and a PhD in Civil Engineering in 2013, which examined the ‘wave-structure interaction of offshore wave energy converters’. In recent years, Dr Finnegan has contributed to funded research project proposals, either through leading the writing or collaborating, which have amassed total funding of over €22 million from both national and European sources. To date, Dr Finnegan has published 23 peer-reviewed journal papers and is a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland, where his is the current Chairperson of Engineers Ireland West and was nominated for Chartered Engineer of the Year 2018. Recently, Dr Finnegan won the MaREI Award 2020 for Research Impact.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Operational fatigue loading on tidal turbine blades using computational fluid dynamics'
Finnegan, W,Fagan, E,Flanagan, T,Doyle, A,Goggins, J (2020) 'Operational fatigue loading on tidal turbine blades using computational fluid dynamics'. Renewable Energy, 152 :430-440 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'DairyWater: striving for sustainability within the dairy processing industry in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnegan, W., Clifford, E., Goggins, J., O'Leary, N., Dobson, A., Rowan, N., Xiao, L.W., Miao, S., Fitzhenry, K., Leonard, P., Tarpey, E., Gil-Pulido, B., Gao, F., Zhan, X.M. (2018) 'DairyWater: striving for sustainability within the dairy processing industry in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Dairy Research, 85 (3):366-374 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Measuring GHG emissions across the agri-food sector value chain: The development of a bioeconomy input-output model'
O’Donoghue, C., Chyzheuskaya, A., Grealis, E., Kilcline, K., Finnegan, W. Goggins, J., Hynes, S. and Ryan, M. (2019) 'Measuring GHG emissions across the agri-food sector value chain: The development of a bioeconomy input-output model'. International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 10 (1):55-85 [Details]
(2013) 'The wave excitation forces on a truncated vertical cylinder in water of infinite depth'
Finnegan, W;Meere, M;Goggins, J (2013) 'The wave excitation forces on a truncated vertical cylinder in water of infinite depth'. Journal Of Fluids And Structures, 40 :201-213 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Efficient treatment of dairy processing wastewater in a pilot scale Intermittently Aerated Sequencing Batch Reactor (IASBR)'
Leonard, P,Finnegan, W,Barrett, M,Zhan, XM (2018) 'Efficient treatment of dairy processing wastewater in a pilot scale Intermittently Aerated Sequencing Batch Reactor (IASBR)'. Journal Of Dairy Research, 85 :384-387 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Efficient treatment of dairy processing wastewater in a laboratory scale Intermittently Aerated Sequencing Batch Reactor (IASBR)'
Leonard, P,Tarpey, E,Finnegan, W,Zhan, XM (2018) 'Efficient treatment of dairy processing wastewater in a laboratory scale Intermittently Aerated Sequencing Batch Reactor (IASBR)'. Journal Of Dairy Research, 85 :379-383 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Microbiological characterisation and impact of suspended solids on pathogen removal from wastewaters in dairy processing factories'
Fitzhenry, K., Rowan, N., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X.M, Clifford, E. (2018) 'Microbiological characterisation and impact of suspended solids on pathogen removal from wastewaters in dairy processing factories'. Journal Of Dairy Research, 85 :391-395 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Influence of incubation temperature and time on the precision of MIC and disc diffusion antimicrobial susceptibility test data'
Smith, P., Finnegan, W., Ngo, T., & Kronvall, G. (2018) 'Influence of incubation temperature and time on the precision of MIC and disc diffusion antimicrobial susceptibility test data'. Aquaculture, 490 :19-24 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Assessing the environmental impact of the dairy processing industry in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnegan, W,Goggins, J,Zhan, XM (2018) 'Assessing the environmental impact of the dairy processing industry in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Dairy Research, 85 :396-399 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'The effect of arrays of wave energy converters on the nearshore wave climate'
Atan R, Finnegan W, Nash S, Goggins J (2019) 'The effect of arrays of wave energy converters on the nearshore wave climate'. Ocean Engineering, 172 :373-384 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Numerical simulation of linear water waves and wave-structure interaction'
Finnegan, W;Goggins, J (2012) 'Numerical simulation of linear water waves and wave-structure interaction'. Ocean Engineering, 43 :23-31 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'The effect of arrays of wave energy converters on the nearshore wave climate'
Atan, R,Finnegan, W,Nash, S,Goggins, J (2019) 'The effect of arrays of wave energy converters on the nearshore wave climate'. Ocean Engineering, 172 :373-384 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'A Novel and Validated Protocol for Performing MIC Tests to Determine the Susceptibility of Piscirickettsia salmonis Isolates to Florfenicol and Oxytetracycline'
Contreras-Lynch, S,Smith, P,Olmos, P,Loy, ME,Finnegan, W,Miranda, CD (2017) 'A Novel and Validated Protocol for Performing MIC Tests to Determine the Susceptibility of Piscirickettsia salmonis Isolates to Florfenicol and Oxytetracycline'. Frontiers In Microbiology, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Global warming potential associated with dairy products in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X.M. (2017) 'Global warming potential associated with dairy products in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 163 :262-273 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X.M. (2017) 'Environmental impacts of milk powder and butter manufactured in the Republic of Ireland'. Science Of The Total Environment, 579 :159-168 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Numerical Simulations of Wave-Structure-Soil Interaction of Offshore Monopiles'
Sheil, B,Finnegan, W (2017) 'Numerical Simulations of Wave-Structure-Soil Interaction of Offshore Monopiles'. International Journal Of Geomechanics, 17 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Global warming potential associated with dairy products in the Republic of Ireland'
Finnegan, W; Goggins, J; Clifford, E; Zhan X (2016) 'Global warming potential associated with dairy products in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Linear irregular wave generation in a numerical wave tank'
Finnegan, W,Goggins, J (2015) 'Linear irregular wave generation in a numerical wave tank'. Applied Ocean Research, 52 :188-200 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Shape optimisation of floating wave energy converters for a specified wave energy spectrum'
Goggins, J,Finnegan, W (2014) 'Shape optimisation of floating wave energy converters for a specified wave energy spectrum'. Renewable Energy, 71 :208-220 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The wave excitation forces on a truncated vertical cylinder in water of infinite depth'
Finnegan, W,Meere, M,Goggins, J (2013) 'The wave excitation forces on a truncated vertical cylinder in water of infinite depth'. Journal Of Fluids And Structures, 40 :201-213 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Numerical modelling to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters'
Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2013) 'Numerical modelling to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters'. Key Engineering Materials, (569-570):595-602 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Numerical simulation of linear water waves and wave-structure interaction'
Finnegan, W,Goggins, J (2012) 'Numerical simulation of linear water waves and wave-structure interaction'. Ocean Engineering, 43 :23-31 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) International Ultraviolet Association World Congress 2017
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2017) UV Technologies for Wastewater Disinfection & Reuse in the Irish Dairy Industry International Ultraviolet Association World Congress 2017 Dubrovnik, Croatia, , 17-SEP-17 - 20-SEP-17 [Details]
(2015) XVth International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Fitzhenry, K., Zhan, X. (2015) Water consumption and direct energy use in the Irish dairy processing industry XVth International Water Resources Association (IWRA) World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland, , 25-MAY-15 - 29-MAY-15 , pp.25-29 [Details]
(2013) DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES X, PTS 1 AND 2
Finnegan, W;Goggins, J (2013) Numerical Modeling to Aid in the Structural Health Monitoring of Wave Energy Converters DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES X, PTS 1 AND 2 , pp.595-602 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2016) Evaluation of UV disinfection technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry Civil Engineering Research in Ireland [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) Global warming potential associated with Irish milk powder production International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector [Details]
(2014) Civil Engineering Research of Ireland (CERI2014) conference
Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2014) Numerical simulation of fluid flow around an array of cylinders at low Reynolds number . In: Nanukuttan, S; Goggins, J eds. Civil Engineering Research of Ireland (CERI2014) conference Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 [Details]
(2011) World Renewable Energy Congress
Finnegan W., Meere M., Goggins J., (2011) The Wave Excitation Forces on a Floating Vertical Cylinder in Water of Infinite Depth World Renewable Energy Congress [Details]
(2012) Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland
Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2012) Determining the locations of high stresses on a floating concrete structure to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters . In: Caprani, C. & O'Connor, A eds. Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 06-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12 [Details]
(2013) Numerical Modeling to Aid in the Structural Health Monitoring of Wave Energy Converters
Finnegan, W,Goggins, J (2013) DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES X, PTS 1 AND 2 Numerical Modeling to Aid in the Structural Health Monitoring of Wave Energy Converters , pp.595-602 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013)
Finnegan, W; Goggins, J (2013) Numerical modelling to aid in the structural health monitoring of wave energy converters . In: Basu, B eds. 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2013) Dublin, Ireland, , 08-JUL-13 - 10-JUL-13 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) '€1m study will increase resource efficiency in Irish dairy processing. Engineers Ireland'
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Fitzhenry, K., Tarpey, E., and Zhan, X., (2014) '€1m study will increase resource efficiency in Irish dairy processing. Engineers Ireland' Engineers Ireland Journal, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2018,
Cooney, R., Finnegan, W., Clifford, E. (2018) Comparative life cycle assessment of alternative feed in Irish rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) production. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 28th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2018, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland , 27-MAR-18 - 27-MAR-18. [Details]
(2015) 5th NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day,
Finnegan, W., Clifford, E., Dobson, A., Fitzhenry, K., Goggins, J., Miao, S., Rowan, N., Tarpey, E., Xiao, L., Zhang, H., Zhan, X. (2015) DairyWater: Sustainability and resource efficiency for the Irish dairy processing industry. [Poster Presentation], 5th NUI Galway – University of Limerick Alliance Postgraduate Research Day, NUI Galway, Ireland , 21-APR-15. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Tarpey, E., Finnegan, W., Fitzhenry, K., Clifford, E., Zhan, X. (2016) Use of IASBR to treat dairy processing wastewater: A laboratory scale study. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) The impact of the Irish dairy processing industry on climate change. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2016) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) The impact of the Irish dairy processing industry on climate change. [Oral Presentation], Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI) 2016, Galway, Ireland , 29-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016,
Fitzhenry, K., Rowan, N., Finnegan, W., Tarpey, E., Goggins, J., Zhan, X., Clifford, E., (2016) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Oral Presentation], 26th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Environ 2016, University of Limerick, Ireland , 24-MAR-16. [Details]
(2015) Ryan Institute Overview presentations,
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2015) Tertiary Treatment Technologies for Water Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting in the Irish Dairy Industry. [Oral Presentation], Ryan Institute Overview presentations, Ryan Institute, NUI, Galway, Ireland , 13-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium,
Fitzhenry, K., Clifford, E., Rowan, N., Stocca, A., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X. (2015) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Oral Presentation], 25th Environmental Science Association Ireland Colloquium, Sligo Institute of Technology. Ireland , 08-APR-15. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,
Fitzhenry, K., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X., Goggins, J., Rowan, N., Clifford, E. (2016) UV Disinfection Technologies for Water Reuse and Rainwater Harvesting in the Irish Dairy Industry. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X. (2016) Environmental impact associated with the manufacture of Irish dairy products. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research & Open Day 2016, NUI Galway, Ireland , 09-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) SUSMILK Conference: Solutions for sustainable milk processing,
Finnegan, W., Goggins, J., Clifford, E., Zhan, X., (2016) DairyWater: Environmental impact associated with the manufacture of dairy products in Ireland. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], SUSMILK Conference: Solutions for sustainable milk processing, Santiago de Compostela, Spain , 22-SEP-16. [Details]
(2015) Ryan Institute Research Day 2015,
Fitzhenry, K., Clifford, E., Rowan, N., Stocca, A., Finnegan, W., Zhan, X. (2015) Tertiary treatment technologies for water reuse and rainwater harvesting in the Irish dairy industry. [Poster Presentation], Ryan Institute Research Day 2015, NUI Galway, Ireland , 25-SEP-15. [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2018) A review of environmental life cycle assessment studies examining cheese production.
Finnegan, W;Yan, MJ;Holden, NM;Goggins, J (2018) A review of environmental life cycle assessment studies examining cheese production. HEIDELBERG: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2013) Wave-structure interaction of offshore wave energy converters.
William Finnegan (2013) Wave-structure interaction of offshore wave energy converters. Thesis [ARAN Link] [Details]