Staff

‌‌‌‌Dr Mark Healy ‌

Principal Investigator  Healy CV

Phone: +353 (0)91 495364

Email: mark.healy@nuigalway.ie

Research interests:

Surface and subsurface processes with a particular interest in erosion and surface runoff of nutrients, solids and metals, and the measurement and modelling of leaching of nutrients through soil; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; nutrient recovery; constructed wetlands; filtration; sequencing batch reactors; biosolids; composting; ecosystem services; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment (nutrient loss, use of buffer zones, greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere).

Professional Record:

2014 - present     Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway

2007 – 2014        Lecturer, Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway

2004 – 2007        Contract Lecturer

 

Prof Owen Fenton

Adjunct Lecturer

Phone: +353 (0)53 91 71271

Email: owen.fenton@teagasc.ie

Research interests:

Land drainage design, implementation and remediation of drainage discharges. Exploring the relationship between groundwater geochemical factors and denitrification potentials in agricultural areas. Source tracking of agricultural contamination in groundwater. Linking farm and legislative changes to groundwater in complex terrains such as karst aquifers. Investigating “time lag” between loses at farm scale and changes in water quality under the Water Framework Directive.

Editor: Irish Journal of Agriculture and Food Science

Professional Record:

2017 - present Principal Research Officer, Teagasc, Environmental Research Centre, JohnstownCastle, Wexford

2005 – 2016 Research Officer, Teagasc, Environmental Research Centre, JohnstownCastle, Wexford

2003-2005 Technician for the Hydrogeology group, Technical University of Munich, Germany

 

Dr Raymond Brennan

Research interests:

Nutrient, metal and sediment losses from agriculture to freshwater systems; impacts of edge-of-field nutrient losses on primary productivity in streams and rivers; greenhouse gas emissions; soil fertility; development of novel phosphorus removal structures; sequencing batch reactors; activated sludge wastewater treatment systems; impact of landfill leachate wastewater treatment processes; and the effects of forestry activities, such as clearfelling, on the environment.  

Professional Record:

2016 - present - Consultant Engineer, Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers, Galway

2013 – 2016 - Post-doctoral researcher, NUI Galway

2012-2013 - Post-doctoral researcher, University of Arkansas

2011-2012 - Post-doctoral researcher, NUI Galway