Professor Byron Byrne FREng
Ørsted / RAEng Research Chair in Advanced Geotechnical Design, University of Oxford
Professor Byron Byrne is a distinguished geotechnical engineer who has developed new design methods for the foundations of offshore wind turbines, leading to the substantial cost savings that are now enabling the expansion of this green energy technology. He has achieved this through leadership of research programmes that combine the use of advanced finite element analysis and large-scale field testing to validate new design procedures. By working closely alongside his industrial sponsors, notably Ørsted, he has ensured rapid uptake of the new ideas, leading to substantial cost savings on wind farms operating in the North Sea.