Dr. Brian Sheil
FOCUS Project PI
Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University,
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom
Dr Brian Sheil studied Civil Engineering for his undergraduate degree at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). His PhD was a collaboration between NUIG and the University of California, Berkeley on the behaviour of pile group foundations.
In 2014, Brian joined the University of Oxford as a postdoctoral researcher in experimental geotechnics focused on industry-funded research projects and was subsequently promoted to departmental lecturer in geotechnical engineering in January 2017.
He took up his current position as a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at Oxford in March 2018. He is also a Junior Research Fellow and Stipendiary Lecturer at St Catherine’s College and a Non-Stipendiary Lecturer at Mansfield College. In January 2021, Brian was also appointed to the position of Honorary Research Senior Lecturer at NUIG. He is the PI of the EPSRC-funded FOCUS project aiming to inject new science and technology into underground construction operations in collaboration with a range of industry partners.