Ciarán Hanley has been named by the Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland (CERAI) as winner of the Bridge Research Student Competition at the recently held Civil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016 (CERI2016) Conference at National University of Ireland Galway, Aug 29th and 30th, 2016. Ciarán was awarded the prize for the paper “Integrating multivariate techniques in bridge management systems for life-cycle prediction”, co-authored by José Matos (University of Minho), Denis Kelliher (University College Cork), and Vikram Pakrashi (University College Dublin).
The work was supported by a collaboration between Vikram Pakrashi and José Matos as a part of COST Action TU1406; where they are representatives in the management committee in the positions of WG5 Leader and Chair, respectively. As part of this collaboration, Ciarán participated in a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) from COST Action TU1406 on the scope of integrated bridge maintenance management at a European level. The host institution for this STSM was University of Minho, with the home institution being University College Cork.
Ciarán is a civil engineering graduate of Cork Institute of Technology (2010) and University College Cork (2012); where he is currently a doctoral researcher in the area of life-cycle assessment of bridges, and is supervised in his PhD by Vikram Pakrashi and Denis Kelliher.