Professor Feargal Brennan

Head Of Department

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Feargal Brennan is the James Blyth Distinguished 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.


Future offshore floating wind platforms – challenges and opportunities
Liang Yibo, Ioannou Anastasia, Zhang Xiantao, Brennan Feargal
Progress in Energy (2022)
Influence of soil–structure modelling techniques on offshore wind turbine monopile structural response
Sunday Kingsley, Brennan Feargal
Wind Energy Vol 25, pp. 998-1012 (2022)
A simplified formula for calculating the limit load of cracked offshore wind turbine monopile under bending
Fajuyigbe A, Brennan F
Marine Structures Vol 83 (2022)
Cavitation shotless peening effects on fatigue crack growth behaviour under bending loads
Al-Turaihi Ali, Mehmanparast Ali, Brennan Feargal, Soyama Hitoshi
Material Design & Processing Communications Vol 3 (2021)
Floating offshore vertical axis wind turbines : opportunities, challenges and way forward
Arredondo-Galeana Abel, Brennan Feargal
Energies Vol 14 (2021)
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)

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Professional activities

9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering

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Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) ‎- Bridging the Gaps (BTG) – Net Zero / Circular Economy
Javadi, Yashar (Principal Investigator) Lotfian, Saeid (Co-investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator) Mehmanparast, Ali (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator)
In-situ Robotic and Ultrasonic Stress Measurement for Predictive ‎Maintenance of Offshore Wind Bolted Flange Connections
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
REMS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures | Ermakova, Anna
Mehmanparast, Ali (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Ermakova, Anna (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
REMS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures | Annoni, Alessandro
Mehmanparast, Ali (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Annoni, Alessandro (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
Ocean Renewable Energy Fuel (OCEAN-REFuel)
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Collu, Maurizio (Co-investigator) Turner, Karen (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2026
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
Boulougouris, Evangelos (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Theotokatos, Gerasimos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022

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