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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 Administartion (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)


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

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

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

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

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Research Output

Are Subsidies Required for Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Devices in Ireland? A Technological and Site Assessment

Kumar, N., McCallum, C., Britton, G. & Doran, W. J., Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing. 8, 1, p. 12-16 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Knowledge gaps around crossflow tidal turbines

    Gallagher, R., Whitaker, T., Frost, C., Schmitt, P., Young, C. & Doran, J., 27 Mar 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


    A review of floating photovoltaic design concepts and installed variations

    Friel, D., Karimirad, M., Whittaker, T., Doran, W. J. & Howlin, E., 18 Oct 2019, 4th International Conference on Offshore Renewable Energy. CORE2019 proceedings, Glasgow: ASRANet Ltd, UK, 30 Aug 2019. ASRANet Ltd

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access

    Levelised cost of energy, a challenge for offshore wind

    Johnston, B., Foley, A., Mitchell, J., Doran, J. & Littler, T., Oct 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper