Maha Sohail

After completing her undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Maha completed her MSc from University of Sheffield, UK in Architectural Engineering Design in 2015. After this period, Maha has worked in diverse working roles in construction industry within Pakistan ranging from working as an Architect, Architectural Engineer and an […]

Karla Santos Zambrano

Karla Santos Zambrano is a Doctoral Student at MaREI, currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ger Mullally and Dr. Niall Dunphy at University College Cork. Her PhD project comprises “Societal engagement methods focussing on improving the resilience of low-income households.” Originally from Venezuela, Karla holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universidad […]

Dr. Ciara Ahern

What is your research area? Building Stock Modelling What attracted you to working with the ERBE CDT? It is an excellent programme that attracts excellent students Where do you see the significance of this research? The long lifespans of buildings and infrastructures mean there are significant risks of undesirable sub-optimal or partial refurbishments being ‘locked-in’, […]

Dr Tim Persoons

Dr Tim Persoons was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering in Trinity in 2013. He has been a visiting faculty member in the Cooling Technologies Research Center (CTRC) at Purdue University since 2009, and was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium during the […]

Claudia Hihetah

Claudia is a PhD student at MaREI hosted at University College Cork. Investigating the lived experiences of energy poverty is significant in advancing solutions to energy poverty. Her PhD will focus on “Developing effective policy responses to address energy poverty and increase energy justice.”  Current Activities: Claudia is in the first year of her PhD […]

Dr. Sajad Alimohammadi

Dr. Sajad Alimohammadi is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at TU Dublin from 2017. He received his Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in 2015, where he also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor from 2018. He worked as a Research Assistant at TU Braunschweig, Germany in 2011. In 2015, he served as a Post-Doctoral Research […]

Muhammad Shoaib

A large issue regarding the building sector in delivering the required Climate Change impacts is the slow uptake of solutions already made available due to a lack of knowledge of industry capabilities, skills and knowledge to holistically integrate appropriate technologies, with still a fragmented approach to building development projects. Tackling these issues in the context […]

Talie Tohidi Moghadam

Talie is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University College Cork. She has received her M.Sc. Degree in Architectural Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, in which she has carried out in-depth research on the integration of energy-related concepts and methodologies in the architectural design of environmentally comfortable […]

Eoin Oude Essink

Eoin Oude Essink is a PhD Student at TU Dublin. He attended Trinity College Dublin, where he obtained a First-Class Honours for both his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. During his bachelors he was also part of the Mechanical Engineering department at TU Delft and conducted a 6-month research project on autonomous vehicles with […]

Suzanne Higgins

Suzanne has an MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has work experience in HVAC consulting, Green Building consulting, and failure investigations, and most recently worked for herself conducting thermal modelling and energy compliance reporting. She moved to Ireland to pursue a PhD titled ‘Integration of multiple […]