Professor Feargal Brennan

Head Of Department

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Feargal Brennan is the James Blyth Professor of Offshore Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and Head of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering.  He is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Strathclyde-Oxford-Cranfield Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) Doctoral Training Centre and Research Director of the Wind & Marine Systems and Structures (WAMSS) Centre for Doctoral Training.

He is the Offshore Wind Champion for the EPSRC Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Programme and Principal Investigator of the major new Ocean-Refuel UKRI EPSRC grant.  He sits on the BEIS (UK Government Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) Science Expert Group, SOWEC (The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council) and the NZTC (Net Zero Technology Centre) academic advisory board.  He is the UK standing member and leader of the UK delegation to the ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress) and has served as expert witness for commercial offshore wind litigation cases at the London Court of International Arbitration.


A methodology for the structural design of LiftWEC : a wave-bladed cyclorotor
Arredondo-Galeana Abel, Shi Weichao, Olbert Gerrit, Scharf Martin, Ermakov Andrei, Ringwood John V, Brennan Feargal
The 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (2021)
Material pre-straining effects on fatigue behaviour of S355 structural steel
Anandavijayan Satya, Mehmanparast Ali, Braithwaite Jarryd, Brennan Feargal, Chahardehi Amir
Journal of Constructional Steel Research Vol 183 (2021)
Objective analysis of corrosion pits in offshore wind structures using image processing
Khodabux Waseem, Brennan Feargal
Energies Vol 14 (2021)
Material pre-straining effects on fracture toughness variation in offshore wind turbine foundations
Anandavijayan Satya, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal, Chahardehi Amir
Engineering Fracture Mechanics Vol 252 (2021)
Characterisation of pitting corrosion for inner section of offshore wind foundation using laser scanning
Khodabux Waseem, Liao Carole, Brennan Feargal
Ocean Engineering Vol 230 (2021)
Feasibility of very large floating structure as offshore wind foundation : effects of hinge numbers on wave loads and induced responses
Zhang Xiantao, Lu Da, Liang Yibo, Brennan Feargal
Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Vol 147 (2021)

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Professional activities

9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering

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Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Bomphray, Iain (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
Stinger Keel Floating Wind Foundation UK Concept Development
Collu, Maurizio (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Biomimetic improvement for the hydrodynamic performance of the enduring underwater glider
Shi, Weichao (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2021 - 29-Jan-2023
Offshore Energy: from Oil & Gas to Renewable
Coraddu, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Samson, Lynne (Administrator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator)
Short-Course open for participants (via onine shop) delivered in collaboration
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
REMS | Kelly, Sarah
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Shi, Weichao (Co-investigator) Kelly, Sarah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Digital Twin
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Coraddu, Andrea (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022

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