Energy Engineering People

Energy Engineering People

Academic Staff


Prof. Brian O Gallachoir
. Professor of Energy Engineering, Director, National SFI MaREI Centre and Vice-Director of UCC's Environmental Research Institute. 

Research Area: Energy Systems Modelling, Energy Policy.


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


Prof. Jerry Murphy. Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, MaREI Centre Vice-Director of UCC's Environmental Research Institute. 

Research Area: Biofuels & Bioenergy.


Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2286


Senior Lecturers

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

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


Tel: +353(0)21 490 2827


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

Research Area: Renewable Energy, Environmental Fluid Mechanics.


Tel: +353(0)21 490 2524


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 Officer. 

Anthony o'flaherty (fluid mechanics laboratory).

Administrative Staff

Julie Holland (BE 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 Fionn Rogan - Climate technology; technology evaluation; innovation systems; energy systems modelling; energy policy; ex-post analysis of energy policies 
T: +353 21 4205282 

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

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.

Energy Engineering

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