Dr. Dominic O' Sullivan


Dominic is Director of the Intelligent Efficiency Research Group (IERG) an award winning team of PhD and Masters Researchers specialising in the advancement of the next generation of energy efficiency technologies.

Areas of research interest include energy efficiency and demand side management in industry and buildings. More specifically Dominic’s research considers using IT to support this increasingly important area of Engineering.

Dominic formerly led an energy consultancy business and has supported a number of multinationals across Ireland, Europe and the US in reducing energy consumption. He has maintained industry links since returning to academia working with a number of industries in his I2E2 (Innovation for Ireland’s Energy Efficiency) research projects, such as Intel, De Puy, Xerox, Analog and Hewlett Packard. Dominic has also worked with IERC (International Energy Research Centre) which includes Bell Labs and UTRC (United Technology Research Centre) amongst its member companies.

Dominic continues to work with National and International Energy Agencies and is a representative on Ireland's Energy Standards Consultative Committee.

Research Interests

Director of The Intelligent Efficiency Research Group (IERG), Applying Smart Analytics to Improve Performance. The research focuses on four core areas:

- The development of intelligent analytics systems to support industrial energy management.
- The incorporation of fault detection and diagnostics to industrial energy systems.
- Building energy performance simulation.
- The application of next generation renewable and sustainable energy systems to industry.

Professional Activity

I was the Former Secretary and Member of the Association of Energy Engineers (Ireland Chapter) and am fully certified as a trainer on the globally recognised AEE Certified Energy Manager course

I am currently Vice President of the IBPSA Ireland Chapter (International Building Performance Simulation Association) and we are expecting to host an IBPSA Ireland conference in 2015.

I work with National and International Energy Agencies and is a representative on Ireland's Energy Standards Consultative Committee.

Teaching Activity

Energy and Buildings – Introducing the student to building physics, pyschrometric processes and energy management philosophy.
Energy Systems – Advanced or applied thermodynamics considering refrigeration systems and heating systems. Building energy simulation software laboratories. PINCH analysis and heat recovery in industrial applications.
Building Energy and Services Design – Design building services for a facility.
Primary Energy Engineering - Understanding the layout and plant in a traditional fossil fuel fired power station such as boilers, turbines and engines.



Dominic O'Sullivan

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PhD, 2005, UCC MEngSc, 2000, UCC & University of California (Santa Cruz and San Diego) BE (Civil), 1998, UCC Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), 2011 Certified Energy Manager (CEM), 2008



Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

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University College Cork, Cork