Fellow: Ó Brádaigh
Elected: 2023
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Conchúr Ó Brádaigh
Head of the School of Engineering and Chair of Materials Engineering, University of Edinburgh
Prof. Conchúr Ó Brádaigh was appointed as Vice President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield in Sept. 2023. He was previously Head of the School of Engineering and Chair of Materials Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of IOM3 and IMechE.
His research interests include manufacturing, testing, modelling and sustainability of composite materials for renewable energy (wind and ocean), aerospace and automotive applications. He is currently a Partner Director of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. He was Principal Investigator and founder of the University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade tidal turbine blade fatigue testing facility in Rosyth, Fife, as part of the Arrol-Gibb Innovation Campus.