Biodiversity and Bio-resources

Dr. Power is leader of the Biodiversity and Bioresources priority thematic area. Her research interests include marine ecology (population level studies), the impacts of climate change on Irish rocky shores, and barnacles.

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Climate Change

Prof. O’Dowd is the leader of the Climate Change priority thematic area. He is also the Director of the Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), and Director of the Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station. Research interests include atmospheric aerosol formation, transformation and climate effects, air quality, climate-air quality interactions, air-sea exchange, bio-geochemical cycling, as well as measurements and modelling of aforementioned themes.

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Energy

Prof. Curran is leader of the Energy and Climate Change priority thematic area is also the Director of the Combustion Chemistry Centre, which is engaged in fundamental research on the combustion of fossil and biofuels. Research interests include the application of combustion research to the design of energy-efficient engine and gas turbine combustion systems and the impact of their use on toxic and greenhouse gas emissions.

Environment and Health

Prof. Cormican is leader of the Environment and Health priority thematic area. He is a Professor of Bacteriology, Clinical Vice-Dean of NUI Galway’s Medical School, and also works as a Consultant Microbiologist with University College Hospital, Galway.

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Environmental Technologies

Prof. O’Flaherty is the director of the Microbial Ecology Laboratory. Main interests are in the areas of anaerobic biofilm and microbial ecology research, focused on: anaerobic biofilm reactor technology for energy production and wastewater treatment; and the microbial ecology of anaerobic biofilms and soil ecosystems. Click here to listen to an interview with Professor Vincent O’Flaherty on our Itunes podcast channel:
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Marine and Coastal Processes

Dr. Raine led the Marine and Coastal Processes priority thematic area. He was a lecturer in Marine Microbiology and head of the Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Research Group.

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Modelling Informatics

  • Research Interests

Dr. Duggan’s interest is in policy modelling to investigate the feedback interactions between economical and energy policies and the environment. He is lead investigator with the System Dynamics Research Group at NUI Galway, and specialises in the design of computational methods to model complex social systems.

Socio-Economics and Policy

Stephen is a lecturer in the Disciple of Economics at NUI Galway. He is also the director of the Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit. He has a PhD in Environmental Economics from Stirling University, Scotland. He is currently the Principle Investigator on a number of large multi-disciplinary projects including the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine funded “Economic & Social Research related to the Development of the Dynamics of the Marine Sector in Ireland”, the EU FP7 funded SOCIOEC project and the EU INTERREG funded MARNET. Stephen has a strong background in applied environmental/natural resource economic research and extensive work experience in econometric modelling. He has previously worked as an environmental economist in the Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc. Stephen’s main research interest is in microeconomic behaviour analysis, related to natural resource/environmental and rural development policy and his work has been published by a number of the top-ranked journals in the fields of marine, environmental and natural resource economics.

Sustainability and Built Environment

  • Energy
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Sustainability and the Built Environment

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.

 

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