Dr. Michal Otreba
Position Title:

Assistant Lecturer and Researcher


Munster Technological University

Research Group:



Ph.D. Smart Façade for Building Renovation

MScEng in  Information Technology in AEC

Inz (BSc Hons eq.) in Civil Engineering

Employment History

2019 – Present
Munster Technological University (formerly Cork Institute of Technology) 2019-2020 Part-time. 2020 – Present Full-time. Assistant Lecturer, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
2014 – 2020
RPS Consulting Engineers. BIM Coordinator
2014 – 2020
University College Cork, PT Lecturer, Adjunct Lecturer, Visiting Lecturer
2009 – 2014
University College Cork, PhD researcher and PT LEcturer
2004 – 2009
Various Construction Roles in Poland and Ireland. Site Engineer/ Site Manager


Dr Michal Otreba is a Civil Engineer with over 18 years of experience. Currently a Lecturer at Munster Technological University (former Cork Institute of Technology), Researcher and MSc and Postgraduate Diploma courses coordinator where teaching activities are in the area of Digitisation and BIM in AEC sector.

 He is a former BIM Coordinator with RPS Consulting Engineers responsible for BIM and other Digital Technologies training and implementation. 

His interest and experience are in IT in Architecture Engineering and Construction, Building Information Modelling, Intelligent and Sustainable façade systems. Michal also specialises in and has extensive knowledge in existing commercial and prototypical state of the art facades. Additionally, he is proficient in Energy and HVAC systems modelling and Multi-physics CFD stimulation.

Research Areas

Digitisation in AEC, BIM, Asset Management, Façade Engineering for Renovation

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