John McCarthy


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.



John McCarthy

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MEngSc Researcher, IERG