Dr. William Finnegan

B.Eng.,PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
College of Engineering
& Informatics
NUI Galway

E: WILLIAM.FINNEGAN@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr William Finnegan BE (Civil) PhD CEng MIEI is a current member of the College of Engineering and Informatics Research Staff and an Adjunct Lecturer. He graduated from NUI Galway with a B.E. in Civil Engineering in 2009 and a PHD in 2013, which examined the ‘wave-structure interaction of offshore wave energy converters’. His main research interests are in the development of computational fluid dynamics models for application in marine renewable energy research, performing experimental investigation of hydraulic systems and in applying lifecycle assessment to examine the environmental impact of civil construction projects, wastewater treatment technologies, renewable energy systems and product manufacturing systems.
For 4 years, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher and Project Manager at NUI Galway of the DairyWater Project, which is a large scale project dedicated to improving the sustainability of the Irish dairy processing industry. Currently, Dr Finnegan is undergoing a SFI Industry Fellowship at Éirecomposites, an Irish manufacturing and testing company of fibre‐reinforced composite structures, exploring innovative engineering solutions in order to improving the efficiency of manufacturing wind and tidal turbine blades.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(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, XM (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, XM (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] [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
(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
'€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., '€1m study will increase resource efficiency in Irish dairy processing. Engineers Ireland' Engineers Ireland Journal, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(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]

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]

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Peter Leonard Masters - Research - Master of Applied Science Co-supervisor (1)