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New Institute Members, September 2020

Published: Tuesday, 15 September, 2020

A very warm welcome to the two new Institute members that have recently joined us!

Brendan O'Neill is an Assistant Professor in the School of Archaeology and his research explores early medieval Irish vernacular architecture and contemporary house construction of the Samburu people of north central Kenya. He is interested in understanding how cultural and historical factors impact on how initiatives are received by local communities and by the wider global audience. Brendan is also Co-Director of the UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture and has generously hosted a number of visits to the facility by the Earth Institute community over the past few years.

Md Salauddin recently joined the School of Civil Engineering as an Assistant Professor in July 2020. Salauddin's research interests span a number of the Institute's thematic areas, including the physical and numerical modelling of wave structure interactions at sea defences, extreme wave overtopping hazards, coastal erosion, stability of breakwater, nature-based coastal protections, coastal retrofitting, and climate change adaptation to sea level rise through the design of ecologically enhanced sea defences. 

Welcome to Brendan and Salauddin! You can find out more about our members and their research interests in our directory.