Philip is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. A graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Philip completed a PhD at UCD in the area of computational biomechanics. Upon completing his PhD, Philip spent time as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow working on the development of computational models within the Irish Centre for Composites Research at UCD, and within the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Philip is an editor of the OpenFOAM Journal and a member of the OpenFOAM Workshop committee. His research interests are centred on computational mechanics and complementary data-based approaches.