Research Driven Solutions is an SME founded in 2016. The company’s principal areas of interest are risk, resilience and infrastructure monitoring. RDS have extensive experience in the exploitation of research outputs in practice.

Key Persons

Alan O'Connor

Prof Alan O’Connor PhD

Prof Alan O’Connor, PhD, is a company director and chairman of the Board. He has published extensively in risk and resilience of many types of critical infrastructure, with a particular focus on roads.

Prof Eugene OBrien

Prof Eugene OBrien PhD

Prof Eugene OBrien, PhD, also a company director, has worked extensively in bridge health monitoring, Weigh-in-Motion and bridge traffic loading.

Lorcan Connolly

Mr. Lorcan Connolly

Lorcan is an engineer whose work focuses on all aspects of Critical Infrastructure resilience, reliability and sustainability. Lorcan has a passion for climate adaptation of critical infrastructure through advanced monitoring and assessment techniques.

Prof Eugene OBrien

Dr. Caitríona de Paor

Caitríona is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with experience in asset management, structural health monitoring, risk and resilience assessments and structural analysis in the civil/structural as well as offshore industries.

Selected Publications


Nogal, M., Morales-Napoles, O., and O’Connor, A., (2019), ‘Structured Expert Judgement to Understand the Vulnerability of Traffic Networks’, Transportation Research Part A. 127(2019), pp. 136 – 152.


Bukhsh, Z., Stipanovic, I., Klanker, G., O’Connor, A. and Doree, A., (2019), ‘Network Level Bridge Maintenance Planning Using Multi Attribute Utility Theory’, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. 15(2019), pp. 872 – 885.


Nogal, M., O’Connor, A., Martinez-Pastor, B., and Caulfield, B., (2017), ‘Novel probabilistic resilience assessment framework of transportation networks against extreme weather events’, ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems: Part A Civil Engineering. 3(3).


OBrien, E.J., Van der Grift, E., Elmeros, M., Wilson-Parr, R., Carey, C. (2018), The Roads and Wildlife Manual, CEDR Contractor Report 2018-3, Conference of European Directors of Roads.