Paul Leahy is Stokes Lecturer in Wind Energy at UCC. He leads a multidisciplinary team of five Master’s and PhD students. The team’s research addresses critical issues for the integration of variable renewable energy sources into the power systems of the future.
He has acted as a peer-reviewer for highly-regarded international journals including Journal of Hydrology, Wind Energy and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, as well as national expert reviewer for the IPCC report on “Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation” (2010) . He has acted as external PhD examiner in Ireland and at the University of Auckland and Loughborough University. Paul has also delivered invited talks at the EPA national climate change conference (Dublin, 2010) and the SETIS workshop on Transforming existing reservoirs to pumped hydropower reservoirs, Joint Research Centre Petten, Netherlands (2012). He served as Programme Committee member for the 10th, 11th and 12th International Conferences on Environment and Electrical Engineering, and was a member of the organising committee for the Irish Transport Research Network Conference on “Energy and Transport” in 2011.