Aoife Foley

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      Research Statement

      My research objective is efficiency and robustness in energy systems. My specific research interests are wind power, electricity and gas markets and power system efficiency at the distribution level using intelligent ICT,  energy storage, microgrids and electric vehicles. In addition I am also interested in network resilience to future proof against extreme weather events, global warming and European energy markets.


      Prior to joining the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast in 2011, Dr Foley worked in the School of Engineering in University College Cork. In 2008 Aoife returned to academia full-time as a lecturer and later as an Environmental Protection Agency Research Fellow in University College Cork after more than twelve years in industry. She worked for ESB International, Siemens, PM Group and SWS Energy primarily in project management roles on projects in energy, waste, pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors. Dr Foley is a Chartered Engineer (2001), a Fellow of Engineers Ireland (2012) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (2009).


      MEE3057 Renewable Energy Technologies – Primary Instructor & module coordinator

      MEE4038 Sustainable Transportation Systems – Primary Instructor & module coordinator

      MEE7013 Sustainable Transportation Systems – Primary Instructor & module coordinator


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      Frequent Journals

      • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

        ISSNs: 1364-0321

        Elsevier Limited

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 9.52 SJR 3.051 SNIP 3.454


      • Energy

        ISSNs: 0360-5442

        Elsevier Limited

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.17 SJR 1.999 SNIP 1.798


      • Applied Energy

        ISSNs: 0306-2619

        Elsevier BV

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 7.78 SJR 3.058 SNIP 2.573


      • IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution

        ISSNs: 1751-8687

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1751-8695

        Institution of Engineering and Technology

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.2 SJR 1.187 SNIP 1.479


      • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

        ISSNs: 1949-3029

        Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 7.8 SJR 2.636 SNIP 2.883


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