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Professional Examinations of I.E.I. / Engineering Council -  Parts I & II Mechanical / Production Engineering 1984
Certificate in Marketing, Marketing Institute, Dublin, 1986.
Masters Degree Industrial Engineering (Hon’s), University College Dublin 1989.
Masters Degree Business Administration (Hon’s), University College Dublin,1990.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering(Radial Inflow Turbines), The Queens University of Belfast, 1999.
Certificate in Project Management, Irish Management Institute, Dublin, May 2006.
Post Graduate Certificate(Hon’s), Teaching and Learning, NUI Maynooth Nov’2006.
Diploma in Irish (Hon’s), Magee College, University of Ulster, N.Ireland, 2009.
Teacher approval, BZEE Centre for Renewable Energy, Husum, Germany, 2010.


Current Academic Year 

  • PhD supervison

Past Academic Years

  • Innovation Technology and Business (Mech Eng 4)
  • Research Project (Mech Eng 4)
  • Engineering Management Techniques (Meh Eng 3)
  • Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatic Control (Mech Eng 3)
  • Thermodynamics (Mech Eng 2)
  • Wind Energy Technology (Wind Energy 2)
  • Occupational First Aid (Wind Energy 2)
  • Climbing and Rescue Techniques for Wind Energy Technicians (Wind Energy 2)


Member, Green Tech Skillnet, Steering Committee, Wind Energy Ireland,  2021 - Current

Member, Ministerial Advisory Group Marine Spatial Planning, Dublin, Ireland Aug 2020 - Present

External Member, Energy and Engineering, Post Graduate Research Degree Programmes Validation Panel, University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland Feb 2020 - Present

External Examiner, BEngTech in Mechanical Engineering, Technological University Dublin 2019 - Present

Visiting Research Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, QUB 2018-2020

Regional Manager Bryden Centre LYIT,  €9.6m Project funded by Interreg Va managed by SEUPB  2017 - Present

Principal Investigator, TAOIDE H2020 Funded €3.2m Project LYIT  2017-Present

External Examiner, Master of Enginerring in Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives Enginerring, Institute of Technology Carlow & School of Ordnance, Irish Defence Forces 2016 - Present

Head of Wind Energy Centre LYIT 2009-2015

Head of Department Civil Engineering and Construction LYIT, 2010-2011

Head of Department of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering LYIT, 2007-2010

Honorary Research Fellow, Internal Combustion Engine Research Group, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, QUB, 2001-2006

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering LYIT 1992-2017

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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