On May 28th 2015, Dr Kieran Feighan, MD of Pavement Management Services Ltd (PMS), was elected Vice President of Engineers Ireland. PMS joined the Geoscience Ireland Network in March 2015.
Dr. Kieran Feighan is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, and a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kieran holds a BE degree in Civil Engineering from University College Galway, and was awarded the NUI Bursary in Civil Engineering in 1983. He used the Bursary to continue his education in the United States, and was awarded a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (1985) and a PhD in Transportation Engineering (1988) from Purdue University, Indiana. Prior to returning to Ireland, he worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory and with a specialised pavement engineering firm in Champaign, Illinois. Kieran also holds a postgraduate diploma in Construction Law and Contract Administration from Trinity College Dublin.
Kieran is the founder and Managing Director of PMS Pavement Management Services Ltd., an Irish-owned Consulting Engineering company with offices in Dublin and Galway. The company has carried out pavement design, evaluation and management on a wide range of roads, airports and ports projects in Ireland over the past 23 years. PMS has also carried out international pavement-related projects in the UK and Europe, the United States, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, and the Caribbean.
He has acted as specialist technical advisor for a number of public bodies in Ireland including the National Roads Authority, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin Airport Authority, Office of Public Works, Commission for Aviation Regulation, Coillte and the Department of Defence.
Kieran’s late father, Oliver, was President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland in 1984/85. Kieran is married to Prof. Aisling Reynolds, a transport economist in UCD. They have three children.
With almost 24,000 members from every discipline of engineering, Engineers Ireland is the voice of the engineering profession in Ireland since 1835. Kieran’s term as Vice President runs until May 2017.
Commenting on the appointment, Koen Verbruggen, Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland and Chair of Geoscience Ireland said;
“Kieran Feighan’s appointment reflects the strong and enduring links which Geoscience Ireland members have with the engineering profession and I wish him well in his role. The geosciences are closely related to civil and environmental engineering and we are pleased to sponsor one of Engineering Ireland’s Excellence Awards for 2015, the Geoscience Award.”