GDG Director and Geoscience Ireland member appointed as Professor of Subsurface Engineering at TU Delft, Netherlands
In April 2016, GDG co-founder Ken Gavin joined the Geo-Engineering section of the Geoscience & Engineering department at TU Delft as Professor of Subsurface Engineering. Ken’s Chair in Subsurface Engineering is supported by Deltares and Rijkswaterstaat and is focussed on the areas of foundation behaviour and underground space. Ken will continue in his role as a Director and technical advisor at GDG.
From company inception in 2011, GDG has had a strong R&D background, which allows the design team to remain at the cutting edge of geotechnical analysis and Ken’s appointment continues this trend. Prior to joining TU DELFT, Ken was a Senior Lecturer at University College Dublin and has always maintained a link between GDG and academia that is critical to the mission statement of the company. In his previous position he led a research team investigating offshore foundation systems and climate change impacts on transport infrastructure. He works closely with the offshore industry to develop new design codes, which provide a bridge between new research ideas and practical implementation.
Commenting on Ken’s appointment, Sean Finlay of Geoscience Ireland said;
“GDG’s rapid development is in many respects a result of its close links to applied research at University College Dublin. I have no doubt that Ken Galvin’s new position at TU Delft will further enhance GDG’s links to advanced and innovative technical solutions.”