Dr. Kieran Feighan
President of Engineers Ireland
BE PhD CEng FIEI, Chartered Engineer
Dr. Kieran Feighan is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland by Presidential Invitation, and a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Kieran holds a BE (First Hons) 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 25 years. PMS has also carried out international pavement-related projects in the UK and Europe, the United States, Kazakhstan, Tanzania, and the Caribbean.
Kieran is recognised through his work, professional activities and publications as a leading international expert in the areas of pavement evaluation, pavement management and asset management of road networks. He has published over thirty papers in academic journals and conference proceedings in the pavements area. He has held various editorial roles with the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. Kieran has lectured for over 15 years to undergraduate and postgraduate students at University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Galway in engineering and business.