Conor O'Neill joined NewRail as a research engineer focusing on lightweight materials and structures. An aeronautical engineering graduate of the University of Limerick - Ireland, he has focused his career on the manufacture and testing of composite materials. He worked at Airbus for seven years in the composite R&D and military transport aircraft test departments.
Working in conjunction with NewRail’s industrial partners, Conor is the co-ordinator of two European FP7 projects - SecureMetro and FireResist.
Rail vehicle design.
International Patent WO2011012884
- Self-Correcting Crash Energy Absorber.
Patent pending: Application no. PCT/EP2011/066252
- Lightweight CompoundCab Structure for Rail Vehicles.
Lecturer on MSc Rail Freight and Logistics:
MEC8038 - Rail Vehicles
MEC8040 - Safety & Security