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Professor Brian Broderick

Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)

  1,3-BUTADIENE   AIR QUALITY MONITORING   AIR-POLLUTANTS   AIR-QUALITY   ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION   BEHAVIOUR FACTORS   BOLTED T-STUBS   CAPACITY   Civil Engineering   Civil Engineering, Pavements and Structures   COMPOSITE BEAMS AND COLUMNS   CONNECTIONS   DESIGN METHODS & AIDS   EARTHQUAKE   EARTHQUAKE ACCELEROGRAMS   Earthquake engineering   Earthquake resistant structures   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental engineering   Environmental Impacts, Interactions   EUROCODE 8   Fatigue of materials   Fuels alternative fuels in transport   GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)   Integrated Environmental Assessment   KERBSIDE POLLUTANT CONCENTRATIONS   MODEL   MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS   Renewable energies   ROTATION DUCTILITY   SEISMIC ENGINEERING   SPECTRA   Steel Structures   Structural Analysis   Structural Design   Structural Dynamics   Structural Engineering   Structures   TRANSIENT ANALYSIS   TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT   TRANSPORT PLANNING   Transportation Engineering (Environmental Imp   TRANSPORTATION MODEL   ULTIMATE BEHAVIOR   URBAN AIR QUALITY MODELLING   Vibration and Accoustic Engineering
 Environment and Climate Change
 Environment-Transport Interface
 Global Environmental Modelling
 Activity-Location Model for Personal Exposure to Air Pollution
 Regional air quality and forecast modelling

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CEN Sub-Committee TC250/SC8 - Eurocode 8: Design provisions for structures in seismic regions 1995
Irish National Technical Contact for Eurocode 8 1995
National Eurocodes Advisory Committee (NEAC), National Standards Authority of Ireland 1995
Member and external member BSI Committee BS525/8: Eurocode 8 1992
Construct Innovate: National Construction Technology Centre, Member of Steering Committee 2022
SFI Centre for Research Training in AI, Member of Governance Committee 2021
Member of Journal Editorial Board: Buildings 2022
Biorbic SFI Research Centre, Member of Governance Committee 2021
Lero SFI Research Centre, Member of Governance Committee 2022
AMBER SFI Research Centre, Member of Board 2021
External expert to An Bord Pleanala for four MSW incineration plants (Poolbeg, Dublin; Carrenstown, Co. Meath; N7 Co Kildare and Ringaskiddy Co Cork) 2008
Member of journal Editorial Board: Advances in Civil Engineering 2019
Member of journal Editorial Board: Structures 2016
Scientific Journal Reviewer (including Atmospheric Environment, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Engineering Structures, Journal of Structural Engineering, Journal of Constructional Engineering Research, Structures, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Transportation Research Part D) 1994
UK Research Councils: Member of selection interview panel for the EPSRC Engineering Grand Challenges research call 2015
UK Research Councils - Reviewer of EPSRC Research Proposals (Centres for Doctoral Training; Individual Research Grants) 2016
Member of the Evaluation Panel: Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund (Proof of Concept) Research Programme 2004
Unitech International: Board Member and Vice-President Academic Partners 2013
CLUSTER - Consortium Linking European Universities of Science and Technology: Member of Steering Committee 2010
Institution of Structural Engineers, Republic of Ireland Branch Committee 1994
Engineers Ireland Accreditation Panel: University College Dublin, Civil Engineering Programmes (Bachelors and Masters) 2014
University of Nottingham: Departmental Review Panel, Civil Engineering 2017
University College Cork: University Programme Approval Panel ME in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 2019
PhD External Examiner: Imperial College London, City University London, Jadavpur University, India; University of Parma, Italy; University College Dublin; NUI Galway. 2003
Imperial College London: External Examiner, MSc in Earthquake Engineering & MSc Structural Steel Design 2013
City University London: External Examiner, MSc Civil Engineering Structures 2014
UG External Examiner Sligo IT, Civil Engineering Programmes 2009
The Railway Inspectorate: Structural assessment of Cahir Railway Viaduct for 2003
UK Department of the Environment: Evaluation of the implications of the structural Eurocodes for the UK - Eurocode 8 1995
The Coca Cola Company: Floor vibration at Ballina Beverages 2000
The Heathrow Express: Fatigue life assessment of tunnel lining components 1998
Irish Environmental Researchers Association, Committee Member 2012
COST-319: Improving buildings structural quality by new technologies; Management Committee 1998
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Medium Basic Basic
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Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland
Institution of Structural Engineers
International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering
Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland
James McAuliffe, Shubham Baisthakur, Brian Broderick, and Breiffni Fitzgerald, Corrosion fatigue analysis of NREL's 15-MW offshore wind turbine with time-varying stress concentration factors, The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2024), Florence, 2024, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Brian Broderick, Hollie Moore, Breiffni Fitzgerald, John Hickey, Validation of Acceleration Response Modelling for Modular High Rise Structures through Full Scale Monitoring, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Eurodyn 2023, 2647, IOP Publishing, 2024, pp242007 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Hollie Moore, Breiffni Fitzgerald, John Hickey, Brian Broderick, The Effect of Acceleration Signal Length on the Outputs from Modal Identification Methods, 34th Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
John Hickey, Hollie Moore, Brian Broderick & Breiffni Fitzgerald , Damping Ratio Estimation for a Slender Modular Building from Full Scale Ambient Response Monitoring, Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures, Milan, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Brian Broderick, Hollie Moore, Breiffni Fitzgerald and John Hickey, Validation of Acceleration Response Modelling for Modular High Rise Structures through Full Scale Monitoring, XII International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN), Delft, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
James McAuliffe, Shubham Baisthakur, Brian Broderick and Breiffni Fitzgerald, Improved fatigue life of floating offshore wind turbine towers with tuned mass damper inerters (TMDIs), XII International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Delft, 2023, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Ó Domhnaill, A., Broderick, B., O'Mahony, M., Integrated transportation and land use regression modelling for nitrogen dioxide mitigation, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment , 115, (103572), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
John Hickey, Hollie Moore, Brian Broderick, Breiffni Fitzgerald, Structural damping estimation from live monitoring of a tall modular building, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
John Hickey; Hollie Moore; Brian Broderick; Breiffni Fitzgerald, Structural damping estimation from live monitoring of a tall modular building, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, e2067, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ó Domhnaill, A. O"Mahony, M., Broderick, B., Hennessy, M., Donnelly, A., Naughton, O., Hurley, E., Carthy, P., Nolan, A., Moriarty, F. and Lyons, S., Impact of Nitrogen Dioxide on Health with Particular Emphasis on Vulnerable Groups, Environmental Protection Agency, 2023, p1 - 48, Report, PUBLISHED  URL

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D.P. McCrum, A.M. Wrzesien, J. Simon, M. Grimes, B. Broderick, J.B.P. Lim, Cyclic Performance of Cold"formed Steel Moment Resisting Frames, ce/papers, Eurosteel 2021, Sheffield, 4, (2-4), 2021, pp1837 - 1843, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
R Suhail, G Amato, B Broderick, M Grimes, D McCrum, Efficacy of prestressed SMA diagonal loops in seismic retrofitting of non-seismically detailed RC beam-column joints, Engineering Structures , 245, (112937), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
[J. Goggins, Y. Jiang, B.M. Broderick, S. Salawdeh, G.J. O'Reilly, A.Y. Elghazouli, H. Alwahsh, A. Bogdanovic, Z. Rakicevic, I. Gjorgjiev, A. Poposka, B. Petreski, I. Markovski, Experimental Testing of a Novel Self-Centring Steel Braced Frame on the Shake-Table in DYNLAB-IZIIS, 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering , Sendai, Japan, 4378 , 2020, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Philip Carthy, Aonghus Ó Domhnaill, O'Mahony Margaret, Anne Nolan, Frank Moriarty, Brian Broderick, Martina Hennessy, Aoife Donnelly, Owen Naughton and Seán Lyons, Local air pollution and asthma among over-50s in Ireland, ESRI Research Bulletin , (RB202008), 2020, p3 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Pilla F., Broderick B., A GIS model for commuters" exposure to air pollutants, 8th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC8), 522, 2012, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
R Ganguly, U Budd, BM Broderick and BDR Misstear, Applicability of a screening model at motorway and roundabout sites in Ireland, 9th World Congress on Environmental Health, Dublin, 18-23 June 2006, 2006, pp1 - 15, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
A.W. Reynolds and B.M. Broderick, Evaluating the impact of transport policies on the Dublin urban environment, Alumnus, 1999, p66 - 82, Journal Article, PUBLISHED


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1st Place in Graduating Class, Civil Engineering, University College Dublin 1989
National University of Ireland Bursary in Civil Engineering 1989
Unwin Prize in Engineering, Imperial College London 1994
Oscar Faber Medal, The Institution of Structural Engineers, London 1995
Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2006
Trinity Global Engagement Award, TCD 2020
Structural Engineering Award, Council of Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat 2022
The central objective of my research is protection " of the built environment, of human health and of climate. I protect civil society by studying interactions between engineered and natural systems. Hence, my key research projects have developed improved methods for protecting buildings and their occupants during earthquakes, for protecting the health of individuals from exposure to air pollution and for protecting the climate through renewable energy production. My primary research approach is the integrated mathematical-information modelling of complex systems, especially the effects of environmental loads (earthquake and wind) on engineering structures, and the effects of anthropogenic emissions (e.g. road transport) on air quality. My research is highly multidisciplinary, and I have achieved research breakthroughs by exchanging ideas and methods between diverse fields. Hence my research spans disciplines from atmospheric scienceg to solid mechanics, and the research methods I employ include computational modelling, numerical simulation, experimental investigation and engineering design. I have collaborated and published with researchers from a wide variety of fields including engineers, environmental scientists, physicists, economists, clinicians, health scientists and seismologists. My research strengths in integrating information about real world processes with physical theory based mathematical models have allowed me to transform conventional approaches to globally important activities and achieve real impact through the generation of knowledge alongside my contributions to broader society. My research has made a unique and substantive contribution to a wide field and has had a high impact on policies and practices supporting societal protection, sustainable development, and economic efficiency. The main pathway for these contributions has been through the development of modelling tools that support innovation. For example, I have developed advanced air quality forecasting models to protect the health of vulnerable people, promoted renewable energy by creating methods for the simulation of the dynamic response of wind turbines, and extended urban resilience by improving the design of earthquake-resistant building structures. I have a sustained track-record of research achievement, having been awarded major research grants from several national (e.g. IRC, EPA) and international programmes (e.g. EU FP5-7, H2020), and maintained substantial research teams (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and PIs) for over two decades. I have led multi-partner, multi-project European and national research programmes in more than one topic. I have published widely in fora that reach both scientific and professional engineering communities. As evidence of research leadership, I led the formation of the consortium recently awarded the National Construction Technology Centre by Enterprise Ireland. The lead PIs in all the other universities in this consortium completed their PhDs under my supervision or within our research group at Trinity. With initial platform funding of €5m, `ConstructInnovate" will contemporise the Irish construction industry. In the field of air quality, in which there had been almost no research activity before I joined Trinity, I have founded and led a research group that has published over 100 journal articles and won over €10M in research grants. As Associate Dean of Research and PI on the CHARM-EU TORCH project I am developing new University policies and strategies in Responsible Research and Innovation to ensure that Trinity remains at the forefront of European research practice.