Prof. Kenneth Gavin
- TU Delft
Prof. Gavin is a Professor of Subsurface Engineering at TU Delft. He graduated from Queens University Belfast before obtaining a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 1998. His research interests include Offshore Foundations, the effect of climate change on critical infrastructure, soil- structure interactions, and risk in geotechnical engineering. He has researched new foundation concepts and improving design codes. As an example in the PISA project (with the University of Oxford and Imperial College) large-scale field tests and numerical analyses were performed to develop a new design method for offshore foundations. He has coordinated a number of European Union collaborative projects investigating the effect of climate change on transport infrastructure. He is currently working closely with the Port of Rotterdam and Rijkswaterstaat on developing new national design codes. He is working with industry to develop environmentally friendly hammers for the offshore industry and is continuing his work on the optimization of the whole lifecycle of offshore foundation systems. Prof. Gavin has extensive design experience and has consulted on offshore and onshore projects across the globe.