Dr Patrick McGetrick

BEng,PHD,PGCHET

Contact Details

Lecturer
Alice Perry Engineering Building
T: +353 (0)9142571
E: patrick.mcgetrick@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Patrick is a structural engineer with 12 years’ experience across structural design, analysis and dynamics. He is currently a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at NUI Galway. He graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland in 2008 with a BEng in Civil Engineering, and worked briefly as a consultant engineer before completing his PhD at UCD in 2012, entitled “The Use of an Instrumented Vehicle to Monitor Transport Infrastructure”. From 2012 to 2014, he was an Assistant Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, carrying out research on the topic of structural health monitoring (SHM), and teaching on the Undergraduate International Course Program in Civil Engineering. From 2014 - 2020, he was a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland where he continued research on SHM incorporating vehicle and drone sensors, and investigated the development, modelling and testing of novel steel connections, the behaviour of masonry support systems, and the behaviour of Cross Laminated Timber in multi-storey buildings.

Research Interests

Patrick's primary research topics are based in smart infrastructure and sensing technologies, aiming to deliver engineering solutions which will support the sustainable development of future cities and transport networks. 

His work in these areas is oriented toward novel structural solutions in steel and timber, and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) encompassing structural damage detection and road profile identification based on vehicle-bridge interaction (VBI) dynamics and UAV/drone technology. The latter involves the development and application of smart low-cost sensor systems, instrumented vehicles or “drive-by” monitoring systems, and novel structural inspection and damage detection algorithms incorporating image processing, statistical pattern recognition techniques, machine learning and model updating. This research has potential applications across the field of structural engineering. 

Current and recent research projects include:
  • The Advanced Manufacturing for the Assembly of Structural Steel (AMASS) project, involving the development, modelling, and testing of novel intermeshed steel connections which target increased reuse of steel structures without the need for bolts or welds, and are fabricated using advanced automated manufacturing technologies. 
  • The Modular Mass Timber Building for the Circular Economy (MODCONS) project,  focusing on the design, development and experimental testing of a sustainable modular timber building solution, maximising the use of Irish timber in cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels and optimising the modules for future deconstruction and reuse. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine's Competitive Research Funding Programmes. Project Ref: 2019R471See http://www.nuigalway.ie/terg/modcons/
Current research topics also include: 
  • Applications of image processing techniques and 3D photogrammetry for structural inspections utilising drones and GNSS technology
  • Behaviour of masonry support systems
  • Modelling and testing the behaviour of CLT in multi-storey buildings
  • Sustainability of multi-purpose infrastructure including sports stadia
  • Pavement condition monitoring
As of June 2020, Patrick has authored or co-authored 22 peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals (Engineering Structures, Journal of Sound of Vibration, Structural Health Monitoring) and 40 international conference publications. He also acts as a reviewer for several international journals. He has supervised 1 PhD student to completion and currently co-supervises 5 PhD students and 1 Post-doctoral researcher. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Modular Mass Timber Building for the Circular Economy (MODCONS) 01-MAR-20 29-FEB-24

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Experimental study of intermeshed steel connections manufactured using advanced cutting techniques'
Shemshadian, Mohammad E.,Labbane, Ramzi,Schultz, Arturo E.,Le, Jia-Liang,Laefer, Debra F.,Al-Sabah, Salam,McGetrick, Patrick (2020) 'Experimental study of intermeshed steel connections manufactured using advanced cutting techniques'. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 172 [Details]
(2020) 'Introduction of the intermeshed steel connection - A new universal steel connection'
Al-Sabah, A.S.; Laefer, D.F.; Truong-Hong L.; Huynh, M.P.; Le, J.L.; Martin, T.; Matis, P.; McGetrick, P.J.; Schultz, A.E.; Shemshadian, M.E.; Dizon, R. (2020) 'Introduction of the intermeshed steel connection - A new universal steel connection'. Buildings, 10 (3):1-24 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Estimation of bridge surface profile from moving vehicle accelerations by means of moving force identification - an experimental field study'
Chang, Kai Chun and Kim, Chul Woo and Hasegawa, Souichiro and Nakajima, Shunsuke and McGetrick, Patrick J. (2019) 'Estimation of bridge surface profile from moving vehicle accelerations by means of moving force identification - an experimental field study'. International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering, 3 (3/4):289-309 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Extraction of Bridge Modal Parameters Using Passing Vehicle Response'
Tan, Chengjun and Uddin, Nasim and OBrien, Eugene J. and McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, Chul Woo (2019) 'Extraction of Bridge Modal Parameters Using Passing Vehicle Response'. Journal Of Bridge Engineering, 24 (9) [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Experimental monitoring of bridge frequency evolution during the passage of vehicles with different suspension properties'
Cantero, Daniel and McGetrick, Patrick and Kim, Chul-Woo and OBrien, Eugene (2019) 'Experimental monitoring of bridge frequency evolution during the passage of vehicles with different suspension properties'. Engineering Structures, 187 :209-219 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Behaviour of cross-laminated timber wall systems under monotonic lateral loading'
Hughes, C. and McPolin, D. and McGetrick, P.J. and McCrum, D. (2019) 'Behaviour of cross-laminated timber wall systems under monotonic lateral loading'. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 4 (3):153-161 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Numerical study of the behavior of intermeshed steel connections under mixed-mode loading'
Shemshadian, Mohammad E. and Le, Jia-Liang and Schultz, Arturo E. and McGetrick, Patrick and Al-Sabah, Salam and Laefer, Debra F. and Martin, Anthony and Hong, Linh Truong and Huynh, Minh Phuoc (2019) 'Numerical study of the behavior of intermeshed steel connections under mixed-mode loading'. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 160 :89-100 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Inherent Uncertainty in the Extraction of Frequencies from Time Domain Signals'
O'Higgins, Connor and Hester, David and Ao, Wai Kei and McGetrick, Patrick and Robinson, Des (2019) 'Inherent Uncertainty in the Extraction of Frequencies from Time Domain Signals'. Infrastructure Asset Management, :1-10 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Early Contractor and Facility Management Team Involvement in the BIM Environment'
Wang, Hao and Meng, Xianhai and McGetrick, Patrick J. (2018) 'Early Contractor and Facility Management Team Involvement in the BIM Environment'. Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 49 (1):47-58 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Implementation of a drive-by monitoring system for transport infrastructure utilising smartphone technology and GNSS'
McGetrick, P.J. and Hester, D. and Taylor, S. E. (2017) 'Implementation of a drive-by monitoring system for transport infrastructure utilising smartphone technology and GNSS'. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 7 (2):175-189 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Utilizing moving vehicles as sensors for bridge condition screening-A laboratory verification'
Kim, Chul Woo and Chang, Kai Chun and McGetrick, Patrick J. and Inoue, Shinichi and Hasegawa, Souichiro (2017) 'Utilizing moving vehicles as sensors for bridge condition screening-A laboratory verification'. Sensors and Materials, 29 (2):153-163 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'A field experiment on a steel Gerber-truss bridge for damage detection utilizing vehicle-induced vibrations'
Kim, Chul-Woo and Chang, Kai-Chun and Kitauchi, Sotaro and McGetrick, Patrick J. (2016) 'A field experiment on a steel Gerber-truss bridge for damage detection utilizing vehicle-induced vibrations'. Structural Health Monitoring, 15 (2):174-192 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A review of indirect bridge monitoring using passing vehicles'
Malekjafarian, Abdollah and McGetrick, Patrick J. and OBrien, Eugene J. (2015) 'A review of indirect bridge monitoring using passing vehicles'. Shock and Vibration, 2015 :1-27 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Experimental validation of a drive-by stiffness identification method for bridge monitoring'
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, Chul-Woo and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, Eugene J. (2015) 'Experimental validation of a drive-by stiffness identification method for bridge monitoring'. Structural Health Monitoring, 14 (4):317-331 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A drive-by inspection system via vehicle moving force identification'
OBrien, E.J. and McGetrick, P.J. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo (2014) 'A drive-by inspection system via vehicle moving force identification'. Smart Structures and Systems, 13 (5):821-848 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Drive-by bridge inspection from three different approaches'
Kim, C.W. and Isemoto, R. and McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kawatani, Mitsuo and OBrien, E.J. (2014) 'Drive-by bridge inspection from three different approaches'. Smart Structures and Systems, 13 (5):775-796 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'A Parametric Study of a Drive by Bridge Inspection System Based on the Morlet Wavelet'
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, Chul-Woo (2013) 'A Parametric Study of a Drive by Bridge Inspection System Based on the Morlet Wavelet'. Key Engineering Materials, 569-570 :262-269 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Dynamic Axle Force and Road Profile Identification Using a Moving Vehicle'
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, Chul-Woo and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, Eugene J. (2013) 'Dynamic Axle Force and Road Profile Identification Using a Moving Vehicle'. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2 (1):1-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The use of a dynamic truck-trailer drive-by system to monitor bridge damping'
Keenahan, Jennifer and OBrien, E.J. and McGetrick, Patrick J. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo (2013) 'The use of a dynamic truck-trailer drive-by system to monitor bridge damping'. Structural Health Monitoring, 13 (2):143-157 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Identification of damping in a bridge using a moving instrumented vehicle'
Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, Eugene J. and McGetrick, Patrick J. (2012) 'Identification of damping in a bridge using a moving instrumented vehicle'. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 331 (18):4115-4131 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Characterisation of pavement profile heights using accelerometer readings and a combinatorial optimisation technique'
Harris, Niall K. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, E.J. and McGetrick, Patrick J. (2010) 'Characterisation of pavement profile heights using accelerometer readings and a combinatorial optimisation technique'. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 329 (5):497-508 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Theoretical investigation of the use of a moving vehicle to identify bridge dynamic parameters'
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, Eugene J. (2009) 'Theoretical investigation of the use of a moving vehicle to identify bridge dynamic parameters'. Insight - Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 51 (8):433-438 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2021) IABMAS2020
Habeenzu, H and McGetrick, P.J. and Hester, D and Taylor, S E (2021) Bridge Management Systems - A Review of the State of the Art and Recommendations for Future Practice IABMAS2020 [Details]
(2019) ISEC 2019 - 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference
Schultz, Arturo E. and Le, Jia Liang and Shemshadian, Mohammad E. and Labbane, Ramzi and Laefer, Debra F. and Al-Sabah, Salam and Truong-Hong, Linh and Huynh, Minh Phuoc and McGetrick, Patrick and Martin, Tony and Matis, Pantelis (2019) AMASS: Advanced manufacturing for the assembly of structural steel ISEC 2019 - 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference , pp.1-6 [Details]
(2019) Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018
Matis, P. and Martin, T. and McGetrick, P.J. and Robinson, D. (2019) Modelling and experimental testing of interlocking steel-connection behaviour Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018 , pp.2473-2478 [Details]
(2018) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland
Matis, Pantelis and Martin, Tony and McGetrick, Patrick and Robinson, Des (2018) The effect of frictional contact properties on intermeshed steel connections Civil Engineering Research in Ireland , pp.547-553 [Details]
(2014) EURODYN 2014: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014, 30th June –2nd July 2014, Porto, Portugal
McGetrick, P.J. and Kim, C.W. (2014) An indirect bridge inspection method incorporating a wavelet-based damage indicator and pattern recognition EURODYN 2014: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014, 30th June –2nd July 2014, Porto, Portugal [Details]
(2014) IABMAS2014: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, 7th –11th July 2014, Shanghai, China
McGetrick, P.J. and Kim, C.W. (2014) A Wavelet Based Drive-by Bridge Inspection System IABMAS2014: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance Safety and Management, IABMAS 2014, 7th –11th July 2014, Shanghai, China Shanghai, China, [Details]
(2014) IALCCE2014: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014, 16th –19th November 2014, Tokyo, Japan
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, C.W. (2014) Experimental investigation of a wavelet based drive-by bridge inspection system incorporating pattern recognition IALCCE2014: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014, 16th –19th November 2014, Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan, [Details]
(2013) SMAR2013: Proceedings of the Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, SMAR 2013, 9th –11th September 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, C.W. (2013) The use of an instrumented vehicle in a wavelet based damage detection approach for bridge structures SMAR2013: Proceedings of the Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, SMAR 2013, 9th –11th September 2013, Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey, [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Steel Structures, ISSS-2013, 7th-9th November 2013, Jeju, Korea
Kim, C.W. and Chang, K.C. and McGetrick, P.J. (2013) Extracting statistically dominant modes of a steel truss bridge from vehicle-induced vibrations Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Steel Structures, ISSS-2013, 7th-9th November 2013, Jeju, Korea Jeju, Korea, , pp.5-6 [Details]
(2013) APVC2013: Proceedings of the 15th Asia Pacific Vibration Conference, APVC 2013, 2nd –6th June 2013, ICC Jeju, Korea
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Chang, Kai Chun and Kim, C.W. (2013) Identification of the Dynamic Parameters of a Real Bridge under Different Damage Conditions in a Field Experiment APVC2013: Proceedings of the 15th Asia Pacific Vibration Conference, APVC 2013, 2nd –6th June 2013, ICC Jeju, Korea ICC Jeju, Korea, [Details]
(2013) ICOSSAR 2013: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety \& Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 16th–20th June 2013, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Kim, C.W. and Kitauchi, S. and Chang, Kai Chun and McGetrick, Patrick J. and Sugiura, K. and Kawatani, Mitsuo (2013) Structural damage diagnosis of steel truss bridges by outlier detection ICOSSAR 2013: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety \& Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 16th–20th June 2013, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, [Details]
(2013) ICOSSAR 2013: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety \& Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 16th–20th June 2013, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Kim, C.W. and Chang, Kai Chun and Kitauchi, S. and McGetrick, P.J. and Hashimoto, Kunitaro and Sugiura, K. (2013) Changes in Modal Parameters of a Steel Truss Bridge due to Artificial Damage ICOSSAR 2013: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety \& Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013, 16th–20th June 2013, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, [Details]
(2013) DAMAS2013: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, DAMAS 2013, 8th –10th July 2013, Dublin, Ireland
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, C.W. (2013) A Parametric Study of a Drive by Bridge Inspection System Based on the Morlet Wavelet DAMAS2013: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, DAMAS 2013, 8th –10th July 2013, Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
(2012) GJBS09: Proceedings of 9th German Japanese Bridge Symposium, 10th-11th September 2012, Kyoto University
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, Chul-Woo (2012) Wavelet Based Damage Detection Approach for Bridge Structures Utilising Vehicle Vibration GJBS09: Proceedings of 9th German Japanese Bridge Symposium, 10th-11th September 2012, Kyoto University Kyoto University, [Details]
(2012) The 25th KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, BEXCO, Busan, Korea, 22nd – 24th October 2012
McGetrick, P.J. and Kim, C.W. and Gonz\'alez, A. and OBrien, E.J. (2012) Dynamic axle force and road profile identification using a moving vehicle The 25th KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, BEXCO, Busan, Korea, 22nd – 24th October 2012 Busan, Korea, , pp.90-93 [Details]
(2012) 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Porto, Portugal, 22-27 July 2012, Paper No. 2934
Keenahan, Jennifer and McGetrick, Patrick J. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, E.J. (2012) Using Instrumented Vehicles to detect damage in bridges . In: O'Connor Caprani, CC eds. 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Porto, Portugal, 22-27 July 2012, Paper No. 2934 Porto, Portugal, , pp.07-22 [Details]
(2012) JSCE2012: Proceedings of 14th Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) International Summer Symposium, NAGOYA University, 5th - 6th September
McGetrick, P.J. and Kim, C.W. and Gonz\'alez, A. and OBrien, E.J. and Kawatani, M. (2012) Damping Detection for Periodic Bridge Health Monitoring using a Moving Vehicle JSCE2012: Proceedings of 14th Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) International Summer Symposium, NAGOYA University, 5th - 6th September NAGOYA University, [Details]
(2011) SHMII-5: 5th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-5), Cancun, Mexico, 11th-15th December
Kim, C.W. and Isemoto, R. and Toshinami, T. and Kawatani, Mitsuo and McGetrick, Patrick J. and OBrien, E.J. (2011) Experimental investigation of drive-by bridge inspection SHMII-5: 5th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-5), Cancun, Mexico, 11th-15th December Cancun, Mexico, , pp.1-9 [Details]
(2010) 5WCSCM: Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, 5WCSCM, Tokyo, Japan, 12th-14th July
Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, E.J. and McGetrick, P.J. (2010) DETECTION OF BRIDGE DYNAMIC PARAMETERS USING AN INSTRUMENTED VEHICLE 5WCSCM: Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, 5WCSCM, Tokyo, Japan, 12th-14th July Tokyo, Japan, [Details]
(2010) KKCNN2010: 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, 13th – 15th November 2010, Taipei, Taiwan
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Kim, Chul-Woo and OBrien, Eugene J. (2010) Experimental Investigation of the Detection of Bridge Dynamic Parameters using a Moving Vehicle KKCNN2010: 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, 13th – 15th November 2010, Taipei, Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan, , pp.177-180 [Details]
(2010) YEAR2010: Young European Arena of Research
McGetrick, Patrick J. (2010) Identification of bridge dynamic properties using a moving vehicle YEAR2010: Young European Arena of Research Brussels, Belgium, [Details]
(2010) BCRI2010: In: Eds. N.A. N\'i Nuall\'ain, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe, Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BCRI2010, Cork, Ireland, 2nd – 3rd September
McGetrick, Patrick J. and Gonz\'alez, Arturo and OBrien, E.J. (2010) Monitoring Bridge Dynamic Behaviour Using an Instrumented 2-axle Vehicle BCRI2010: In: Eds. N.A. N\'i Nuall\'ain, D. Walsh, R. West, E. Cannon, C. Caprani, B. McCabe, Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland, BCRI2010, Cork, Ireland, 2nd – 3rd September Cork, Ireland, , pp.281-288 [Details]
(2010) TRA2010: Transport Research Arena (TRA 2010), Brussels, Belgium, 7th-10th June
OBrien, E.J. and McGetrick, P.J. and Gonz\'alez, A. (2010) Identification of Road Irregularities via Vehicle Accelerations TRA2010: Transport Research Arena (TRA 2010), Brussels, Belgium, 7th-10th June Brussels, Belgium, [Details]
(2009) CM2009 and MFPT2009: Sixth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies, CM 2009 and MFPT 2009, British Institute of Nondestructive Testing BINDT, Dublin, Ireland, 22nd-25th June
McGetrick, Patrick J. (2009) Theoretical Investigation of the Use of a Moving Vehicle to Identify Bridge Dynamic Parameters CM2009 and MFPT2009: Sixth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies, CM 2009 and MFPT 2009, British Institute of Nondestructive Testing BINDT, Dublin, Ireland, 22nd-25th June Dublin, Ireland, , pp.101-113 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
(2012) The Use of an Instrumented Vehicle to Monitor Transport Infrastructure.
McGetrick, Patrick J. (2012) The Use of an Instrumented Vehicle to Monitor Transport Infrastructure. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Aftab Mufti Medal - Best Journal Paper ISHMII
2012 Bridge Symposium Award - Best Presentation and Paper 9th German Japanese Bridge Symposium (GJBS09) Committee
2009 The Len Gelman Award - Best Paper The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
2008 Roughan O’Donovan Prize for Best Final Year Project University College Dublin
2006 Engineering Scholarship University College Dublin
2005 Engineering Scholarship University College Dublin
2004 University Scholarship University College Dublin

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
The International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) Member 29-AUG-16 /
The Higher Education Academy Fellow (FHEA) 23-JUN-16 /
International Association of Life Cycle Engineering (IALCCE) Member 26-SEP-14 /
Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI) Member 28-AUG-14 /
International Association of Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) Member 02-JUL-14 /
Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) Member 01-MAR-12 / 28-FEB-14
The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Graduate Member 01-JAN-08 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI) Board Member 30-AUG-18 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Lecturer 29-JUL-19 /
Queen's University Belfast Lecturer 24-FEB-14 / 31-JAN-20
Kyoto University Assistant Professor 12-MAR-12 / 21-FEB-14
Malone O'Regan Consulting Engineers Civil Engineer 03-JUN-08 / 31-AUG-08

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 Queen's University Belfast PGCHET Higher Education Teaching
2012 University College Dublin PhD Civil Engineering
2009 University College Dublin Certificate Sustainable Development
2008 University College Dublin BEng Civil Engineering

Reviews

  Journal Role
Applied Sciences Reviewer
Advances in Structural Engineering Reviewer
Structural Health Monitoring Reviewer
International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering Reviewer
Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering Reviewer
Engineering Structures Reviewer
Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring Reviewer
Journal Of Bridge Engineering Reviewer
Journal Of Sound And Vibration Reviewer
Construction and Building Materials Reviewer
Smart Structures And Systems Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Holder of Pilot Competency Certificate for Multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) - UK CAA approved 2019.

Teaching Interests

Patrick is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and delivers teaching on the topics of structural engineering design, visualisation and analysis, focusing on group project-based learning and problem based learning approaches. 

Patrick also has a keen interest in incorporating use of new technologies available for teaching in structural engineering e.g. use of 3D photogrammetry and drones, and the use of CNC fabrication techniques and 3D printing for design and build of scaled model structures.


Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Aidan Keaveney MASTER OF ENGINEERING Y

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2020 Claire Hughes PhD
2020 Hao Wang PhD
2021 Connor O'Higgins PhD
2021 Pantelis Matis PhD Y
2021 Habeene Habeenzu PhD Y
2024 Hung Phung Quang PhD

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019-2020 Strength of Materials CE227
2019-2020 Design of Structures III (Concrete) CE4101 Design of Concrete Structures
2019-2020 Design of Structures I (Concrete) CE3103 Design of Concrete Structures