Dr Michael O'Shea
Dr O'Shea is a Lecturer in Structural engineering with over 15 years’ experience in the civil, structural and offshore sectors. Michael is a chartered engineer with a BEng and PhD from UCC as well as an MEngSc from University of Galway. Prior to joining UCC, Michael practised as a consulting engineer and worked on a number of award winning projects including the ACEI winning Rossbeigh Cliff bypass, Port Botany Expansion in Australia and Egina FPSO located offshore of Nigeria.
His research is focussed on structural health monitoring, dynamic structural analysis and offshore renewable energy. Since 2020, Michael has secured over €1million in research funding through a variety funding sources including SFI, GSI, SEAI, from the EC and the US DOE as well as Industry. Michaels current research projects includes the Horizon Europe WEDUSEA project and GSI funded GEOBim. Dr O'Shea is currently supervising PhD students in Structural health monitoring and Subsea superconductors.
- Coastal Infrastructural Monitoring and Analysis under extreme wave loading
- Dynamic Offshore Structural Analysis including floating wind, subsea superconductors and lighthouses
- Integration of BIM and structural health monitoring on heritage structures
- Decarbonising remote operations with marine renewable energy
- Modelling sediment dynamics in coastal and offshore environments
O’Shea, M.; Murphy, J. Design of a BIM Integrated Structural Health Monitoring System for a Historic Offshore Lighthouse. Buildings 2020, 10, 131. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings10070131
Noble, D.R.; O’Shea, M.; Judge, F.; Robles, E.; Martinez, R.; Khalid, F.; Thies, P.R.; Johanning, L.; Corlay, Y.; Gabl, R.; Davey, T.A.D.; Vejayan, N.; Murphy, J. Standardising Marine Renewable Energy Testing: Gap Analysis and Recommendations for Development of Standards. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2021, 9, 971. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse9090971
M. Cullinane, F. Judge, M. O'Shea, K. Thandayutham, J. Murphy, Subsea superconductors: The future of offshore renewable energy transmission?,
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 156, 2022, 111943, ISSN 1364-0321,
O’Shea, M. and Murphy, J., 2013. Predicting and monitoring the evolution of a coastal barrier dune systempostbreaching. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(6A), 38–50. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Mark Coughlan, Marco Guerrini, Shauna Creane, Michael O'Shea, Sophie L. Ward, Katrien J.J. Van Landeghem, Jimmy Murphy, Paul Doherty,
A new seabed mobility index for the Irish Sea: Modelling seabed shear stress and classifying sediment mobilisation to help predict erosion, deposition, and sediment distribution, Continental Shelf Research, Volume 229, 2021, 104574, ISSN 0278-4343, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2021.104574
Engineers Ireland Chartership Review Panel
NSAI Committee member on Building Information Modelling
NSAI Committee member Ocean Energy
IEA Task 12 Ocean Energy Systems
Reviewer Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Journal of Coastal Research and Energies
- CE1003: Introduction to Civil and Structural Engineering
- CE2001: Solid and Structural Mechanics I
- CE3002: Solid and Structural Mechanics III