Andrew Macilwraith
Position Title:

Visiting Lecturer & Research Supervisor


Munster Technological University

Research Group:




Employment History

(2019 – Present)
Chief Fire Officer – Kerry County Fire Service

(1998 – Present)
Visiting Lecturer & Research Supervisor MTU (Cork)


13 years of structural engineering design and project management, including over 6 years with ARUP Consulting Engineers, working on 13 storey office developments, chemical plants, underground shopping centres, and gas rigs.

Lecture in MTU on structural and fire engineering modules and supervise projects at Levels 7, 8 & 9. Special research interest in structures, timber elements, and fire engineering. Lead the development of a Fire Engineering research facility in MTU Cork utilizing a bomb calorimeter & fire testing kilns.

Irish Representative and task Group Leader on European COST Action FP1404 “Fire Safe Use of Bio-based Building Products”, from 2014 to 2019.

Research Areas

Fire Engineering, Timber, Structures, Fire Safety.

An overview on deficit and requirements of the Irish national soil phosphorus balance
Published : May 2022
Phos4You Partnership, Final Report of the Phos4You partnership
Published : May 2022
What are the desired properties of recycling-derived fertilisers from an end-user perspective?
Published : July 2022