Mark Dyer
Michael McNamara Chair, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.


Professor Mark Dyer was appointed to the Michael McNamara Chair in Construction Innovation at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, where he leads TrinityHaus a research centre for innovation in Construction. Energy and Design comprising the McNamara Centre for Construction Innovation, GREENprint and Design Dublin. Before moving to Ireland, Mark pursued a career in both academia and the construction industry. He was the Professor in Civil Engineering at Strathclyde University between 2004 and 2008 as well as being chairman of the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability. Prior to Strathclyde he worked for over twenty years on the design and construction of infrastructure projects including highways, power stations, offshore oil platforms, flood defences, tailing dams, landfills in Europe, Africa and Asia. In 1997 he received a Foresight Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering which lead to his appointment at Durham University for 4 years and more recently in 2008 a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Research Fellowship. He has been appointed as a consultant for several organisations including UK Environment Agency, HR Wallingford and Studio Geotecncio Italiano and is a visiting professor at the University of Sienna, Italy and University of Karsetsat, Bangkok.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Derek Sinnott, Mark Dyer, Air-tightness field data for dwellings in Ireland, Building and Environment, 51, 2012, p269-275 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Grey, T. Siddall, E.C. and Dyer, M. , Shared Space, Shared Surfaces and Home Zones from a Universal Design Approach for the Urban Environment in Ireland, National Disability Authority, 2012 Report, 2012

Siddall, E.C., Baibarac, C, Byrne, A., Byrne, N., Deasy, A., Flood, N., Goulding, C., O'Driscoll, S., Rabbitt, N., Sweeney, A., Wang, Y. & Dyer, M., Eight Eyes of Dublin: The use of personas as a user centred design tool for the built environment, , Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 164, 2011, p59 - 69 Journal Article, 2011

Dyer MR, Utili S, and Zielinski M, Field study into fine desiccation fissuring at Thorngumbald, ICE Proc Water Management, 2008 Journal Article, 2008

Redaelli M and Dyer MR , Discussion: A methodology for regional-scale flood risk assessment, ICE Proc Water Management , (WATER-D-08-00084), 2008 Journal Article, 2008

Udomchoke V, Sunthornranun P, Homchan U, Jiwapornkupt P, Lauhachinda N, Gaines AF, Booth PH, Keenan HE and Dyer MR, The Ecological Complexity of the Thai-Laos Mekong River: Part 1, Geomorphology, Climate and Water Quality, Journal of Ecological Complexity., 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Keenan HE, Sakultantimetha A, Bangkedphol S, Songsasen A and Dyer MR, The Ecological Complexity of the Thai:Laos Mekong River: Part 2, Metals and Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Monitoring, Modelling and Environmental Fate., Journal of Ecological Complexity., 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Dyer M., Optical tests on the slow release of biogenic gas bubbles in sediments. , Journal ASTM Int., 3, (4), 2006 Journal Article, 2006

Dyer MR, Marnette E, Schuren C, van de Brink K and van Loon A, Full-scale stimulation of reductive dechlorination using the LINER technique., Journal of Engineering Geology , 85, 2006, p39 - 46 Journal Article, 2006

Dyer MR , Performance of flood embankments in England and Wales, ICE Proc Water Management, , (157), 2004, p177 - 186. Journal Article, 2004


Awards and Honours

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2009

Engineering Foresight Award, Royal Academy of Engineering 1997

Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Research Fellowship 2008


Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1992

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK 1992