B. Batel
Position Title:



Munster Technological University

Research Group:



MEng in Civil Engineering (Environment & Energy)

BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering

HDip in Process Data Analytics

Employment History:

2018 – Present

Munter Technological University, Researcher, Sustainable Infrastructure Research & Innovation Group and Dept. of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

2009 – 2017

Kinsale Energy Offshore Gas Field, Various Positions

2006 – 2008

Skelet Ltd, Civil Site Engineer


Brano Batel is currently a researcher on the Science Foundation Ireland funded project, EirBLADE. The EirBLADE project aims to create a national repository of decommissioned wind turbine blades and link it directly to wind turbine blades reuse in civil engineering and other applications.

He previously held a research position on the EU Interreg North West Europe funded project, SURICATES from 2018 to 2023. The SURICATES project aimed to increase sediment use for erosion and flood protection in river, estuarine and coastal environments.

Non-academic experience includes site civil engineering and various positions on an offshore gas field platform.

He holds a MEng in Civil Engineering from Munster Technological University, completing his thesis on the ‘Beneficial Use of Contaminated Dredged Sediment’.


Research Areas:

Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment, River Sediment Modelling, Circular Economy, Economic Modelling, Wind Turbines Blade Reuse, Ecosystem Services