MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork

Brian Ó Gallachóir is Professor of Energy Engineering in University College Cork’s School of Engineering and Vice-Director of UCC’s Environmental Research Institute. He is also Director of the national SFI MaREI Centre, an energy and marine-based research, development and innovation hub. Brian is elected Chair of the Executive Committee for IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programme on energy systems modelling (IEA-ETSAP). His research focus is on building and using integrated energy systems models to inform energy and climate change mitigation policy. He is a member of Ireland’s Gas Innovation Group and the Steering Group of Energy Cork, an industry-driven cluster pursuing coordinated actions to strengthen enterprise and employment within the energy sector in the Cork region