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Dr. Ronald Cox
Visiting Research Fellow, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.


Dr Ronald Cox is a Chartered Engineer and well-known civil engineering historian. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. Until 1995, he was a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at TCD and was a former Dean of Engineering. Between 1995 and 2009, he was a Research Fellow and Director of the Centre for Civil Engineering Heritage, which he founded on retirement from the full-time staff in 1995. He is a founder member and former President of the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland, the current Chairman of Engineers Ireland Heritage Society, and a member of the Board of the Irish Architectural Archive. Recent publications include Ireland's Bridges (2002)(with M.Gould), Engineering Ireland (2006)(Editor), Civil Engineering at Trinity (2009), Ireland's Civil Engineering Heritage (2013)(with P.Donald), and Called to Serve (2015)(with D.O'Dwyer).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Dermot O'Dwyer and Ronald Cox, Old Ennisnag Bridge, Proceedings of the First Construction History Society Conference, First Conference of the Construction History Society, Queens' College, Cambridge, 11-12 April 2014, edited by James w p Campbell et al. , Shport Run Press, Exeter, 2014, pp301 - 311 Conference Paper, 2014

Dermot O'Dwyer, Jay Cummins and Ronald Cox, John Rennie's Dublin cast-iron trusses, Proceedings of the First Construction History Society Conference, First Conference of the Construction History Society, Queens' College, Cambridge, 11-12 April 2014, edited by James W P Campbell et al. , Short Run Press, Exeter, 2014, pp313 - 322 Conference Paper, 2014

'Sir William Anderson' (19-20), 'Sir John Benson' (80), 'William Bindon Blood' (100-101), 'Henry Brett' (126-127), 'Sir John Fox Burgoyne' (153-155), 'Charles Philip Cotton' (199), 'James Dillon' (236), 'Samuel Downing' (252-253), 'James Barry Farrell' (279), 'Barry Duncan Gibbons' (333-334), 'Richard Boxall Grantham' (345-346), 'William Jeremiah Hall' (360), 'Richard Hassard' (376), 'George Willoughby Hemans' (391-392), 'John Hill' (406-407), 'Sir Harry David Jones' (435-436), 'Christopher Bagot Lane' (451), 'William Richard Le Fanu' (461), 'Robert Mallet' (515-517), Robert Manning' (519-520), 'William Hemingway Mills' (543), 'Alexander Mitchell' (544-545), 'John Neville' (576), 'Parke Neville' (577), 'Charles Nixon' (582-583), 'Richard Boyse Osborne' (595-596), 'Jacob Owen' (597-598), 'James Price' (632), 'Samuel Usher Roberts' (667), 'Joseph Philip Ronayne' (673), 'John Chaloner Smith' (718), 'Bindon Blood Stoney' (757-759), 'Francis Goold Stoney' (759), and 'Charles Tarrant' (767), Peter Cross-Rudkin and Mike Chrimes, Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: 1830- 1890, 1st, 2, London, Thomas Telford Publishing for The Institution of Civil Engineers, 2008, pp1 - 907, [Ron Cox] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2008 URL

Cox, Ronald, Engineering Ireland, 1st, Cork, The Collins Press, Cork, 2006, 1 - 371pp Book, 2006

Cox, Ronald & Gould, M, Ireland's Bridges, 1st, Dublin, Wolfhound Press, 2003, 1 - 211pp Book, 2003

Cox, Ronald & Gould, M, Civil Engineering Heritage: Ireland, 1st, London, Thomas Telford Publications, 1998, 1 - 296pp Book, 1998

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ronald Cox & Dermot O'Dwyer, Called to Serve, Dublin, Engineers Ireland, 2014, 1 - 145pp Book, 2014

Cox, Ronald, Ireland's Civil Engineering Heritage, 2013 Book, 2013

Cox, Ronald & Donald, Philip, Ireland's Civil Engineering Heritage, 1st, Cork, The Collins Press, 2013, 1 - 288pp Book, 2013

Cox, Ronald, Civil Engineering at Trinity, 1st, Dublin, Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, 2009, 1 - 224pp Book, 2009

Research Expertise


Civil engineering heritage research, including biography. A special interest in 19thC and early 20thC civil engineering history.


Civil Engineering; Civil Engineering Heritage; Engineering Biography



None in recent years

Awards and Honours

American Society of Civil Engineers: Engineering History and Heritage 2009 Award 1 March 2009


MICE, FIEI, FIAE, AMASCE, Chartered Engineer