Energy Engineering Research
Areas of Research
Energy Engineering research at UCC encompasses many aspects of energy generation, transmission, distribution, end use and policy.
UCC has active research groups in the fields of:
Research centres such as Beaufort Research, the Hydraulics & Maritime Centre and the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering carry out cutting-edge research with collaborators in industry and academia across the globe.
Energy Research Labs & Centres
Hydraulics & Maritime Research Centre, wave energy and coastal energy research centre with an Ocean Wave Test Basin and a Wave Flume to enable the simulation of different wave conditions in order to test devices in different sea states.
Energy Lab is based in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering building, with facilities for test and development of power electronic systems including drive controls and power convertors.
UCC's Energy Engineering researchers publish their work in the most highly-regarded international academic journals. A sample of recent publications is given here. Many of UCC's Energy Engineering research papers are freely available to download via CORA, UCC's institutional research repository.
Selected Recent Publications
O'Connor, M,Lewis, T,Dalton, G (2013) 'Operational expenditure costs for wave energy projects and impacts on financial returns'. Renewable Energy, 50 :1119-1131. [DOI]
Allen, E., Browne, J., Murphy, J.D (2013) 'Evaluation of biomethane potential from co-digestion of nitrogenous substrates'. Environmental technology, . [DOI]
A.M. Foley, B. P. Ó Gallachóir, E.J. McKeogh, D. Milborrow and P.G. Leahy (2013) 'Addressing the Technical and Market Challenges to High Wind Power Integration in Ireland'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. In press.
Deane, J.P.; McKeogh, E.J.; Ó Gallachóir, B.P. (2013) 'Derivation of Intertemporal Targets for Large Pumped Hydro Energy Storage With Stochastic Optimization'. IEEE Transactions On Power Systems, . [DOI]
Murray, SN,Rocher, B,O'Sullivan, DTJ (2012) 'Static Simulation: A sufficient modelling technique for retrofit analysis'. Energy and Buildings, 47 : 113-121.
Mc Namara, P., Negenborn, R.R., De Schutter, B., and Lightbody, G (2012) 'Weight optimisation for iterative distributed model predictive control applied to power networks'. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence,
Mathews, I,O'Mahony, D,Corbett, B,Morrison, AP (2012) 'Theoretical performance of multi-junction solar cells combining III-V and Si materials'. Optics Express, 20 :754-764
Open Research Positions
Please visit UCC's research vacancies page for the latest open research positions and studentships in Energy Engineering.