Programme Director

Energy Systems Engineering Board (Mechanical)

Dr. Quinlan’s research interests are in fluid dynamics; with applications to the characterisation, analysis and design of renewable and conventional energy conversion systems. His group uses particle image velocimetry and computational fluid dynamics, and are developing novel computational approaches which are particularly suited to marine applications.

Academic Staff

Energy Systems Engineering (Electrical)

Dr. Duffy’s research interests are in magnetic component design, wearable power generators, wireless powering, and sensors. She is based in the Power Electronics Research Centre at NUI Galway. Click here to listen to an interview with Dr. Maeve Duffy on our Itunes pod cast channel: Ryan Institute Pod cast Channel

Energy Systems Engineering (Electrical)

Prof. Hurley is the director of the Power Electronics Research Centre, established in 1992. He has over 30 years experience in the areas of electromagnetics, power electronics, and renewable energy. He has published over 100 papers in journals and at international conferences.

Energy Systems Engineering Board (Civil)

Dr. Keane is the leader of the Sustainability and Built Environment priority research area. He is a lecturer in Civil Engineering, and the founder and NUI Galway Head of the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE), which is dually affiliated to UCC.

Energy Systems Engineering Board (Mechanical)

Prof. Leen’s main interest is in the development of computational solid mechanics solutions related to the ‘Materials for Energy’ theme. Examples are the: (i) development and analysis of novel floating concepts for offshore wind energy and (ii) development of structural integrity methods for use of composite materials in seawater environments.

Energy Systems Engineering Board (Information Technology)

Dr. Melvin’s research interests include Real-Time Systems, Energy Informatics, Internet Multimedia, Time & Timing Systems and Wireless Technologies. He is a member of the Performance Engineering Laboratory research group, a distributed group of researchers, based out of UCD and DCU but with a presence in other Irish institutions including NUI,Galway.

Energy Systems Engineering Board (Civil)

Stephen’s interests are in the numerical modelling of marine waters from shallow coastal waters to the deep ocean. Particular processes of interest are tidal circulation, transport of pollutants, water quality and primary production.

Energy Systems Engineering Board (Mechanical)

Administrative Staff

Technical Staff - Engineering

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