Project fellow, Fionn Rogan recently completed a PhD in empirical analysis and techno-economic modelling of energy demand in the Energy Policy & Modelling Group in UCC. He also has a MEngSc in Sustainable Energy from UCC and a first class honours degree in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems from NUI Galway.
Project PI, Dr. Brian Ó Gallachóir is a Lecturer in Energy Engineering in University College Cork and Principal Investigator of Energy Policy and Modelling Research in UCC’s Environmental Research Institute. He is also Chair of the IEA’s Executive Committee on Energy Technology Systems Analysis Programme (ETSAP), a member of the RIA Climate Change Committee and Strategic Advisor to SEAI’s Energy Policy Statistical Support Unit.
Project PI, Dr Paul Bolger is the building manager of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork which brings together 200 researchers from different scientific and engineering disciplines to develop collaborative, multidisciplinary solutions to key environmental challenges. He also holds the Chair of the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland and has acted as an expert evaluator of environmental technologies for the EU CIP Eco-innovation funding programme from 2010-2012.
The project host is University College Cork (UCC) and the project team are based in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI). The ERI is a multi-disciplinary institute, which brings together expertise in the biological, chemical and environmental sciences as well as environmental engineering, energy and environmental law. The Institute has over 200 researchers and publishes approximately 130 peer-reviewed publications annually. In the recently published, ERI 2012-2016 Strategic Plan, the ERI re-aligned its research into three research pillars of marine, environment and energy research.