Energy Engineering People

Energy Engineering People

Academic Staff


Prof. Karsten Menzel. Professor of Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering & Construction.

Research Areas: ICT for Sustainable & Optimised Building Operations; Control and Automation Management of Buildings.


Tel: +353 (0)21 420 5402 

Prof. Nabeel A. Riza.  Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research Areas: Energy Efficient Optical Wireless, Sensors for Extreme Temperatures in Power Plants.


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2214

Prof. Jerry Murphy
. Professor of Bioenergy & Biofuels

Research Area: Biofuels & Bioenergy.


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2286

Prof. Brian O Gallachoir
. Professor of Energy Policy and Modelling

Research Area: Energy Systems Modelling, Energy Policy.


Tel: +353-(0)21-490-3037 / +353-(0)21-490-1954


Senior Lecturers

Dr. John Fitzpatrick. Senior Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering.

Research Area: Applications and energy saving potential of superheated steam drying, wustainable Process Engineering: - Energy from biomass.


Tel: +353(0)21 4903089


Dr. Richard Kavanagh. Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Research Area: Mechatronics, robotics, reliability in energy engineering.


Tel: +353(0)21 490 2827


Dr. Gordon Lightbody. Senior Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Research Area: Control Systems


Tel: +353(0)21 490 2255


Dr. Eamon McKeogh. Senior Lecturer in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Research Area: Renewable Energy, Environmental Fluid Mechanics.


Tel: +353(0)21 490 2524

Professor Ed Byrne Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering.

Research Area: Process Sustainability, Chemical Engineering Education, Particulate Systems Engineering.


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3094



Dr. Maria J. Sousa Gallagher. Lecturer in Process & Chemical Engineering.

Research Area: Mathematical modelling of food systems, Quality by Design for Food/ BioPharmaceutical Systems.


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3594


Dr. John Hayes. Lecturer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Research Area: Power Electronics, Machines and Magnetics for Automotive and Energy Systems


Tel: +353(0)21 490 3796


Dr. Paul Leahy. Science Foundation Ireland Lecturer in Wind Energy Engineering.

Research Area: Wind Energy


Tel: +353(0)21 490 2017


Dr. Dominic O'Sullivan. Lecturer in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Research Area: Energy Efficient Buildings & Systems.


Tel: +353-(0)21-420-5134



Technical & Administrative Staff

Technical Officers

Mr. Anthony O'Flaherty (Fluid Mechanics Laboratory).

Administrative Staff

Ms. Julie Holland (BE Energy)

Ms. Sheila Kenny (MEngSc Sustainable Energy; MEngSc Marine Renewable Energy)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Sara Armstrong - Dynamic Modelling of Wave Energy Convertors in Power Systems

T: +353 21 4250040


Dr. Gordon Dalton - Economic Assessment of Wave Energy Convertors

T: +353 21 4250028

Dr. Paul Deane - Energy and Power systems modelling, Energy Economics and Policy, Energy storage and Wind Resource Assessment.

T: +353 21 4901959


Dr. Anne Marie O'Hagan - Law, policy & environmental aspects of wave energy

T: +353 21 425 0015


Dr. Wanan Sheng - Hydrodynamics in Ocean Energy Development

T: +353 21 4250038

Postgraduate Students

Research Staff

Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre Research Staff.

Energy Policy & Modelling Group Research Staff.

Beaufort Research Staff in Sustainable Energy.

Awards and Distinctions

Science Foundation Ireland MaREI Research Centre Award

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has recently funded a €25 million Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI).  The Centre is a cluster of key university and industrial partners dedicated to solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges related to ocean energy.  MaREI will be based in UCC and will be shared between third-level institutions in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Maynooth.

School of Engineering Open Day

Energy Engineering

School of Engineering Office, Electrical Engineering Building, UCC, College Road, Cork.