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Third doctoral degree in TRUSS

Dublin (Ireland), 12 Mar 2019
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On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Rui Teixeira (ESR4) became the third TRUSS ESR in successfully defending his doctoral thesis in front of an examination panel appointed by the Postgraduate Committee at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and composed by Prof. Sebastian Thöns (External Examiner from Denmark Technical University), Prof. Dermot O’Dwyer (Internal Examiner from TCD), and Dr. David Igoe (Chair from TCD). The thesis, titled “Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbines: Probabilistic
assessment of operational design conditions”, discussed the design of offshore wind turbines with a strong focus on the comprehensive discussion of the practices applied in the sector, and was supervised by Prof. Alan O’Connor and Dr. Maria Nogal from TCD, who also attended the VIVA as witnesses. The defence was held in the old library of the Civil Engineering Department in the Museum Building. Following TRUSS, Rui Teixeira has got a 3-year academic position as a post-doctoral researcher in TCD starting on the same month of his VIVA. The main research contributions by Rui during TRUSS are summarized in the abstract of his thesis, which is reproduced below.

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