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Andrew Clennel Palmer

Dr. Andrew Clennel Palmer

Professor in Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore; Managing Director, Bold Island Engineering, Singapore

Dr. Andrew Clennel Palmer is Professor of Civil Engineering at the National University of Singapore, where he is engaged in the Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering program of teaching and research. He was selected as the first Jafar Research Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Department of Engineering of Cambridge University. A Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge, he was engaged in the development of research and teaching in the broad field of petroleum at Cambridge. 

Dr. Palmer has also held faculty positions at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the University of Liverpool. He spent the academic year 2002-2003 on sabbatical leave as a visiting professor in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. 

His research is on pipeline buckling, trenching and backfill, Arctic offshore construction, drilling and ice mechanics. He has written four books-on structural mechanics, subsea pipelines, dimensional analysis and offshore engineering in the Arctic-and more than 250 scientific papers and technical articles on plasticity, soil mechanics, structures, pipelines, risk and reliability, ice and permafrost.  He is the named inventor on four patents.

A consulting engineer, Dr. Palmer is principally engaged with pipelines and Arctic construction. Currently, he is Managing Director of Bold Island Engineering (Singapore) Limited. He founded Andrew Palmer and Associates Limited, a company of consulting engineers who specialize in submarine pipelines and Arctic engineering. In addition, he served as Vice President of Engineering of R. J. Brown and Associates, where he took an active part in several research and development programs, including those related to pipeline ploughs, diverless connections, and Arctic construction.  He was Project Manager for the Drake F-76 flowline system, the first Arctic submarine pipeline.

Professor Palmer has previously served as President of the Pipeline Industries Guild. A Chartered Engineer, his professional qualifications include Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 

Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Member of the Academy of Experts.  

Professor Palmer holds a PhD from Brown University, a BA degree from Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate from Clarkson University.

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