Sean Carroll
Position Title:

Lecturer and Researcher


Munster Technological University

Research Group:



CEng Chartered Engineer , MIEI 

MEng in Structural Engineering 

BEng (Hons) in Structural Engineering

BEng in Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

Employment History

(2018 – Present)

Munster Technological University (formerly Cork Institute of Technology) Full time lecturer & BSc (Hons) in Building Information Modelling and Management Course Coordinator

(2016 – 2018)

Fehily Timoney Consulting Engineers. Senior Engineer Responsible for structural design and documentation of civil infrastructure and buildings.

(2014 – 2016)

Evolusion Innovation. Senior Engineer
Responsible for structural design of offsite modular and panelized construction systems


Actavo (formally Site Serv) Senior Engineer
Responsible for the structural design of modular buildings and R&D for bridge parapet systems.


Peritas Group. Structural Engineer Responsible for the design of structures across a range of sectors.


Gabor Molnar Engineering. Graduate Engineer.
Responsible for the structural design and detailing of residential structures.


Sean is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 10 years industry experience working both nationally and internationally in the structural design and contract management of structures across a range of sectors including offsite, modular and civil infrastructure including bridges. In 2009, Sean obtained his Masters by Research through funding provided by Vision Modular Structures (VMS) for work relating to the structural testing and FEA Analysis of novel steel to concrete balcony brackets.

Since joining MTU, Sean has joined the SIRIG research group to pursue his research interests which include structural testing, FEA Analysis, BIM, Digital Construction and Emerging Disruptive Technologies. His current research projects include Drones4VET, an Eramus+ funded project which aims to create a European wide curriculum for both students and educators in the use of drones for construction related activities.

Sean is an active member of CitA and has chaired a number of Regional events. In 2021, he was the lead Author of a research paper which won the best academic paper award at the CitA BIM Gathering which focused on utilising visual scripting for design automation in structural engineering.

Research Areas

Structural Testing, FEA Analysis, BIM, Emerging Disruptive Technologies

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