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Dr Alan
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Dr Eugene
Mr Lorcan Connolly

Dr Alan O’Connor is a Director of Research Driven Solutions and Professor in Civil Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. He has published extensively on the topic of optimal infrastructure lifecycle management. His research focuses on risk and resilience analysis of critical infrastructure, asset lifecycle performance optimisation and probabilistic safety assessment. He was coordinator of the European RAIN (Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks) project and the CEDR project, RE-GEN - Risk Assessment of Ageing Infrastructure. 

Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland (Ceng FIEI). 
Chartered Engineer with Institution of Structural Engineers, London (MIStructE). 
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD).
Member of Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS).
Editorial Board Member Journal of Structural Safety.

Dr Eugene OBrien is a Director of Research Driven Solutions and Professor of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin. He has published extensively and has written books on Bridge Engineering and Reinforced Concrete Design. His research focusses on bridge health monitoring, bridge traffic loading and the conflicts between biodiversity and transport infrastructure. He has led several projects at European level, including InfraRisk, Long Life Bridges and the CEDR projects, Harmony and Ecoroads.

Editor-in-chief for Civil Engineering, of the journal, Applied Sciences.

Winner of the 2014 Champions of European Research award for Cross-modal Transportation in recognition of an outstanding lifetime contribution to research in cross-modal transport.

Mr. Lorcan Connolly is an Associate at Research Driven Solutions Ltd. He is a leading expert in Structural Health Monitoring and probabilistic assessment of civil structures, having published extensively in peer reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. Lorcan has also acted as peer reviewer on the subject of risk-based asset management.


Lorcan has acted as coordinator and WP leader on various FP7 & H2020 research projects focused on Structural Health Monitoring and Risk Assessment of infrastructure including the FP7 funded SMARTRAIL and INFRARISK projects, and the Shift2Rail / H2020 GOSAFE Rail and SAFE-10-T projects. Lorcan is a Chartered Engineer and member of Engineers Ireland.

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