Rory Monaghan

Lecturer Below The Bar B.E., Ph.D., S.M.

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
School of Engineering
& Informatics,
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 4256
E: rory.monaghan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Rory Monaghan is the Lecturer of Energy Systems Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). His research interests include advanced simulation of thermal-fluid systems, including combustion, gasification and thermal performance of buildings in particular. He teaches courses in Mechanical Engineering and the newly-created Energy Systems Engineering Degree and Masters programmes at NUIG.
Prior to his current position, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Combustion Chemistry Centre (C3) at NUIG between January 2010 and December 2011. His work with Dr. Henry Curran at C3 was on studying efficient and environmentally-benign combustion of existing and next-generation fuels, including natural gas and biofuels.
He received Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 and 2010, respectively. His PhD research involved the development of a computer-based simulator for the operation of commercial gasifiers used in advanced near-zero CO2 emissions coal-fired power plants. In 2002, he graduated with a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from NUIG. 
Rory has also worked as a part-time Energy Consultant for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Enventix Inc., a Silicon Valley-based clean tech start-up, and as a Contract Researcher in 2002-2003 for NUIG and Proxy Biomedical Ltd., an Irish medical device company. He enjoys organising proactive initiatives with students from all backgrounds with interests in energy; serving as Content Director for the 2009 MIT Energy Conference, and Founder-President of the NUIG Energy Society and NUIG Energy Night in 2010.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Detailed Multi-dimensional Study of Pollutant Formation in a Methane Diffusion Flame'
Monaghan, RFD,Tahir, R,Cuoci, A,Bourque, G,Furi, M,Gordon, RL,Faravelli, T,Frassoldati, A,Curran, HJ (2012) 'Detailed Multi-dimensional Study of Pollutant Formation in a Methane Diffusion Flame'. Energy & Fuels, 26 :1598-1611 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers Part I: Model development and description'
Monaghan, RFD,Ghoniem, AF (2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers Part I: Model development and description'. Fuel, 91 :61-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers. Part II: Model validation and sensitivity analysis'
Monaghan, RFD,Ghoniem, AF (2012) 'A dynamic reduced order model for simulating entrained flow gasifiers. Part II: Model validation and sensitivity analysis'. Fuel, 94 :280-297 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Simulation of a Commercial-Scale Entrained Flow Gasifier Using a Dynamic Reduced Order Model'
Monaghan, RFD,Ghoniem, AF (2012) 'Simulation of a Commercial-Scale Entrained Flow Gasifier Using a Dynamic Reduced Order Model'. Energy & Fuels, 26 :1089-1106 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2013) EdTech 2013
Martin Howley, Daniel Coakley, Marcus Keane, Rory Monaghan (2013) Are you sitting comfortably? - A novel approach to teaching and assessing laboratory-based thermal comfort EdTech 2013 [Details]
(2013) CISBAT 2013
Geron, M., Monaghan, R. F. D., Keane, M. M. (2013) Reduced Order Modelling of the Thermal Behaviour of an Office Space CISBAT 2013 [Details]
(2012) INTEGRATED OXYGEN-FREE GASIFICATION-GAS TURBINE POWER CONCEPT: A LOW-EMISSIONS ALTERNATIVE FOR SMALL-SCALE COAL PLANTS
Monaghan, RFD,Alyaser, MH (2012) PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY 2011, PTS A-C INTEGRATED OXYGEN-FREE GASIFICATION-GAS TURBINE POWER CONCEPT: A LOW-EMISSIONS ALTERNATIVE FOR SMALL-SCALE COAL PLANTS , pp.343-349 [Details]
(2011) ASME Conference Proceedings
Monaghan, R. F. D.; Alyaser (2011) Integrated Oxygen-Free Gasification-Gas Turbine Power Concept: A Low-Emissions Alternative for Small-Scale Coal Plants ASME Conference Proceedings Washington DC, USA, , pp.343-349 [Details]
(2010) 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems
Monaghan R F D, Ghoniem A F (2010) Dynamic Reduced Order Modeling of Entrained Flow Gasifiers. Part II: Steady-State Simulations and Sensitivity Analysis 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems [Details]
(2010) ASME Conference Proceedings
Monaghan, R.F.D.; Alyaser, M.; Beitelman, A.; Fabris, D. (2010) Introducing a Novel Reactor Concept: Indirectly Fired Integrated Gasification and Steam Generation System ASME Conference Proceedings [Details]
(2010) 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems
Monaghan R F D, Ghoniem A F (2010) Dynamic Reduced Order Modeling of Entrained Flow Gasifiers. Part I: Model Description and Validation 35th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal and Fuel Systems [Details]
(2009) ASME Conference Proceedings
Monaghan, R. F. D.; Kumar, M.; Singer, S. L.; Zhang, C.; Ghoniem, A. F. (2009) REDUCED ORDER MODELING OF ENTRAINED FLOW SOLID FUEL GASIFICATION ASME Conference Proceedings Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, , pp.397-409 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) ASME Conference Proceedings
Kumar, M.; Zhang, C.; Monaghan, R. F. D.; Singer, S. L.; Ghoniem, A. F. (2009) CFD Simulation of Entrained Flow Gasification With Improved Devolatilization and Char Consumption Submodels ASME Conference Proceedings , pp.383-395 [DOI] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2006) Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Ireland.
Monaghan R, Bazilian M, Brennan G (2006) Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Ireland. Sustainable Energy Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
(2005) Emerging Energy Technologies in Ireland: A Focus on Carbon Capture and Hydrogen.
Monaghan R, Bazilian M, Brennan G (2005) Emerging Energy Technologies in Ireland: A Focus on Carbon Capture and Hydrogen. Sustainable Energy Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]