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Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor

A graduate of NUI Galway, Mark O’Connor was recruited to their engineering department as a research assistant in 2006. From then until 2013 he worked on a number of successive research projects primarily focused on peatland forest nutrient transport and water quality. Mark joined TrinityHaus and TCD in 2013 to continue his investigations of peatland gas balances, forestry nutrient dynamics and water quality, along with peatland hydrology and windfarm developments.

Email: mark.oconnor@hotmail.com

 


richard ohegarty

Richard O'Hegarty

Richard O'Hegarty graduated from University College Dublin with an honours degree in Civil Engineering. His interests in building design and structural mechanics resulted in him pursuing these topics further, via the M.Sc. in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. Richard completed his M.Sc. with a distinction in September 2013. It was through this course, and in particular through the completion of his M.Sc. dissertation research project, where his current research interest in energy and buildings began. He is now part of TinityHaus undertaking his Ph.D. in the area of solar thermal energy and buildings.

Email: ohegartr@tcd.ie

Funded by:

Firebird IRC

 


Moacir Oliveira

Moacir Oliveira is a PhD student in Renewable Energy systems at the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. His research project examines solar cells and photovoltaic systems as well as luminescent materials and energy conversion, with a focus on enhanced photovoltaic cell efficiencies. His previous research examined and explored issues surrounding convectional project management (Best Practices, Methodologies and Standards) reviewing implementation and practice of recommended project guidelines within a number of automation engineering companies in Ireland. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management from Liverpool John Moores University and a BSc Eng. in Control and Automation Engineering (Mechatronics) from Universidade Paulista. He has worked extensively in the fields of electrical, electronics, and Computer-aided engineering.

Email: molivei@tcd.ie

 


Eoghan OShea

Eoghan O Shea

Eoghan Conor O Shea is a graduate of the School of Architecture, University College Dublin and a registered member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. In 2013 he completed a Higher Diploma in Energy and Environmental Studies at the Center for Alternative Technology, Wales. He is presently a partner with McIntyre O Shea Architects in Kilkenny and since his graduation has worked for almost a decade in private architectural practice in Ireland, Hong Kong and New Zealand including with Shay Cleary Architects, Grafton Architects, Bucholz McEvoy Architects, and Mitchell Stout Architects. He started his PhD in 2010 in TrinityHaus, which is focused on designing an instrument for measuring Universal Design in buildings. His research interests also include people-centred design, participatory and co-design, design research, social practice theory and disability studies.

Email: osheaec@tcd.ie

Funded by:
IRCSET National Disability Authority


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GREENprint - Niamh Rabbitt

Niamh Rabbitt

A graduate of NUI Galway and Imperial College London, Niamh Rabbitt has worked for three years on the Scott Wilson (UK and Ireland) Sustainable Construction Team. With Scott Wilson she utilised a number of assessment methodologies to assess the sustainability of the design and construction of new buildings. In 2009 she started her PhD in TrinityHaus.

Email: nrabbitt@tcd.ie

In collaboration with:
IRCHSS IRCSET - embarkinitiative UCD - Urban Institute of Ireland

 


Christopher Shiell

Christopher Shiell

Christopher obtained a BSc(Hons) an MSc and a PGDip in Environmental Decision Making from The Open University. He is an FCIS and a graduate of the business school at Harvard University. He joined Trinity Haus in 2013 and is doing research for his PhD into heating and energy use in cathedrals in Ireland.

Email: shiellc@tcd.ie

 



salahvaisi

Salahadin Vaisi

Salah Vaisi graduated in 2002 from IUST University, joining the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universtity of Kurdistan as a lecturer soon thereafter. During this period at UOK he published more than 25 papers in peer review journals, and participated in national & international conferences. As an architect, he has designed and managed several residential, educational and recreational projects, including the Cinema Bahman of Sanandaj and College of Science and Technology of Bokan, Applied Science & Research University. He has been awarded numerous architectural design awards in national architectural competitions. In addition, he has been awarded with a Distinction and Excellence from Rochville University, USA. He has been an editor for the peer review journal Smart Grid & Renewable Energy. Salah is also a member in a number of national and international professional organizations, including CIBSE and INTBAU. In September 2012 he started a PhD program at TrinityHaus, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering,Trinity College Dublin. His research focuses on energy modelling in the city scale with more zooming on Dublin SDZ using ArcGIS.

Email: vaisis@tcd.ie

 


Energy Efficient Buildings - Rory Walsh

Rory Walsh

Rory started working in the building performance analysis field as an undergraduate when he was asked by Griffner Coillte to design and validate a passive solar home. Since then Rory has completed a research masters with Energy Research Group in UCD and has worked as a Building Performance Analyst with Building Design Partnership.  Rory’s current research investigates the use of dynamic thermal simulation in the development of low energy, comfort control, strategies.

Email: walsh.rory@gmail.com

In collaboration with:
IRCHSS IRCSET - embarkinitiative UCD - Urban Institute of Ireland



 


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