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Dr. Ken Thomas BE MA PhD EurIng CEng MIEI

Title:

Head (Dean) of School

School/ Department:

Engineering - Executive Board

Telephone:

+353 0 51302028

Room Name/ Num:

C10 1969 - Main Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Education and Research

  • Lecturer and Research Supervisor in the School of Engineering, WIT (1993-present)
  • Expert Evaluator for EU INEA-H2020-Transport (2017-18) and EU Eco-Innovation (2010-14) 
  • Member of the Civil Engineering Task Group on EU Tuning-CALOHEE Project (2016-18)
  • External Examiner roles with LIT (2000-03), DIT (2009-10), TCD (2011-14) AIT (2014-2017)
  • Reviewer of Agreements for the International Engineering Alliance (2018-present)
  • Visiting Lecturer in ITU, Turkey (2004) and SHNU, China (2011-12)
  • Research Co-Supervisor role in the University of Salford, UK (2003-08)
  • Reviewer of academic papers for a number of publications and conferences including Construction Management & Economics, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management’, CIB W78, CitA BIM Gatherings and CitA Tech Live (2002-present)

 

Administration

  • Member of WIT Executive Board (2012-present)
  • Chairman of THEA Heads of Schools of Engineering Group (2017-present)
  • Member of Engineers Ireland Accreditation Board (2014-present)
  • Director of ThreeD - Additive Manufacturing Training & Industry Support DAC (2018-present)
  • Head of Department of Construction & Civil Engineering at WIT (2002-2012)

 

Industry Engagement

  • Board Member of Waterford Chamber of Commerce (2018-present)
  • Co-founder and Director of the Construction IT Alliance (2000-present)
  • Regular consultancy and advisory roles with AEC industry (1993-present)
  • Variety of engineering design and project management roles in the UK (1986-93)

Research

 Research interests

  • Digital  Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Global Engineering Education and Accreditation
  • Work-Based Learning (WBL) and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • Knowledge Management (KM)
  • Sustainability, Smart Cities and Infrastructure

Qualifications & Memberships

Qualifications:

  • BE in Civil Engineering from the University College Galway, Ireland, in 1986.
  • MA in Management from University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, in 1992.
  • PhD in Civil Engineering from the University College Cork, Ireland, in 2002

 

Memberships:

  • Engineers Ireland (EI)
  • European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI)
  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
  • Construction IT Alliance (CITA), Ireland
  • European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)