Brian O’Rourke
Position Title:

Lecturer and Researcher


Munster Technological University

Research Group:



Dip. Eng. B. Sc. Eng M. Eng. Sc. C Eng MIEI

Employment History

(2001 – Present)
Lecturer, researcher and course coordinator, CIT/MTU
(1995 – 2001)
Senior Engineer, Ducon Concrete Ltd.
(1993 – 1995)
Design Engineer, B.D Flood ltd / Flood Flooring Ltd.


Brian O Rourke is a Chartered Engineer of almost thirty years’ experience in academia and the concrete industry. He started his career as a design and quality control engineer in the precast and ready-mix concrete industries in Ireland, where he gained significant experience that he brings to his academic teaching and research as a Lecturer, Researcher and Course Coordinator in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in Cork Institute of Technology. He is the Chair of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) Concrete Standards Consultative Committee responsible for Irish national standards relating to concrete and related products. As a former Chair of the Irish Concrete Society (ICS) he oversaw the development of The Concrete Ticket training course for site operatives. He is the current Chair of the Education Sub-Committee of the ICS responsible for the quality and development of the courses offered by the Society.

Research Areas

Concrete technology, prestressed concrete.

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