John McCarthy is a Research Engineer in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCC. He graduated with a BE (Civil) (2004) and returned to the Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept. at UCC in 2012 as part of the Energy Monitoring and Wirless Network Systems (EMWiNS) project.
The EMWiNS project aims to systematically develop a tool to support the embedded monitoring and fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) of HVAC systems. The project is investigating the viability of a model-based approach to FDD by comparing the results of reduced order HVAC models to data from air handling units in real-time. EMWiNS is currently 18 month project funded by Enterprise Ireland with the involvement of three universities, namely: University College of Cork, National University of Ireland, Galway and the Cork Institute of Technology.
John was formerly a consulting engineer with RPS Group specialising in Energy Efficiency and HVAC Commissioning and Validation. He provided creative and sustainable solutions for a range of multi-national clients across multiple sectors to optimise their operational efficiency by undertaking special investigations and implementing Energy Management Systems from I.S. 393 through to BS EN 16001 and ISO 50001.