Address

Department of Engineering Science,
Oxford University, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ,
United Kingdom

Contact Information

Call: +44 (0) 1865 283148

Email: brian.sheil@eng.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • Behaviour of buried pipelines
  • Intelligent underground construction monitoring
  • Interaction effects within pile groups
  • Machine learning in construction
  • Pile group behaviour

Dr. Brian Sheil

FOCUS Project PI

Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University,
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, United Kingdom

Biography

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.

Education

  1. 2010

    BE

    National University of Ireland, Galway
  2. 2013

    Visiting Scholar

    University of California, Berkeley
  3. 2015

    PhD

    National University of Ireland, Galway

Professional Appointments

  1. 2010
    Site Agent
    Irish Drilling Ltd
  2. 2014
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    University of Oxford
  3. 2017
    Departmental Lecturer
    University of Oxford
  4. 2018
    Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow
    University of Oxford
  5. 2019
    Junior Research Fellow
    St Catherine's College, University of Oxford