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Kevin McDonnell

Senior Lecturer

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167472
Email: kevin.mcdonnell@ucd.ie

Biography

Sustainable energy systems, Green technology, Bioenergy and Biofuels, Crop production, Power and machinery systems, agricultural systems, New generation energy technologies

2002- present College lecturer UCD
2000-2002 Inspector (waste licensing and enforcement) EPA
1997-2000 Post doctoral Researcher UCD
1996 PhD NUI
1993-1997 Teaching assistant UCD
1992 M.Eng.Sc UCD
1991 B.Agr.Sc 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2012.
Title: Invited Speaker: Royal Irish Academy: Inaugural Dublin Talks on Research
Year: 2010.
Title: Invitited Speaker - Innovation Dublin
Year: 2011.
Title: Environmental Innovation Award - Winner
Year: 2010.
Title: NovaUCD CCPD Awards - Runner up
Year: 2011.
Title: Green Awards 2011 Finalist for Green Innovation Award
Year: 2011.
Title: Sustainable Energy Innovation Award
Year: 2010.
Title: Globe Forum Finalist - presented in Dublin

Associations

Association: ASA, Function/Role: Member
Association: ASABE, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Ward, S.M., McDonnell, K.P. and E. Cummins; (2004) The Disposal / Utilisation of Meat and Bone Meal in the context of minimising risk from BSE. [Invited Oral Presentation], Proc. International Conference on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Washington, DC , 23-FEB-04 - 24-FEB-04.
Howard-Hildige, R., Condon, S., Leahy, J.J., McDonnell, K.; (1996) Exhaust emissions from two IDI vehicles running on rape methyl ester and diesel. [N/A], Air Pollution, Section 3, 1996, * , 17-JUL-96 - 18-JUL-96.
McDonnell K.; (1996) Technical Feasibility of Semi Refined Rapeseed oil as a Diesel Fuel Extender. [N/A], 9th International Rapeseed Congress, Technical paper, Section IV, Cambridge, U.K. 1996, Cambridge , 15-JUL-96 - 18-JUL-96.
McDonnell, K.P. Ward S.M. & McNulty .P.B.; (1996) Energy & Agriculture, CIGR, 1996. [N/A], Technical feasibility of rapeseed oil as a diesel fuel extender for agricultural equipment, * , 18-SEP-96 - 20-SEP-96.
McDonnell, K.P. Ward S.M. & McNulty .P.B.; (1998) Engine and emission performance of DI and IDI engines operating on Biodiesel blends. [N/A], Summer Meeting, ASAE, Florida, USA, 1998, Florida, USA , 15-JUN-98 - 19-JUN-98.
Druhan, A., McDonnell K., & Ward S.; (2003) Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Biomass from Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Willow in Ireland A Review. [N/A], Fortechenvi, Brno, Check Republic, May 2003, Brno, Check Republic , 20-MAY-03 - 22-MAY-03.

Committees

Committee : School of Biosystems: Teaching and Learning committee
Committee : Sustainable Agriculture Research
Committee : School Research and Innovation Committee

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: EU COST Action E31
Position: Irish National Representative
Employer: UCD
Position: UCD Scholar
Employer: UCD
Position: Post Doctoral Researcher, UCD. ¿ Agricultural & Food Engineering DAF RSF Project: Disposal / Utilisation of Meat and Bonemeal with respect to BSE
Employer: Environmental Protection Agency
Position: Inspector (Waste licensing and enforcement): EPA

Education

Year 1993 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MEngSc Subject:
Year 1996 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BAgrSc Subject:
Year 1992 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MEngSc Subject: --none--
 

Consultancy

Client: Belfield Technology Ltd
Client: Biosystems Engineering Ltd

Outreach Activities

External examiner Pallaskenry Agricultural College 2005-2010

External examiner WIT 2011- current date 
Research external exmaminer LIT 2005-2009
International reviewer for New Zealand Ministry of Research Fund for Agricultural Research 2011-current date 
Reviewer for ENERGY Journal 2009-current date
   

Publications

Books

Carthy, U.M. and Ayalew, G. and Butler, F. and McDonnell, K. and Ward, S. (2011) Ultra high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification in food supply chain management applications. : Nova Science Publishers, Inc. [Details]
Murphy, F. and Mcdonnell, K. and Fagan, C.C. (2014) Sustainability and Environmental Issues in Food Processing. : Wiley Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

Everard, C.D., McDonnell K and Fagan C.C. (2013) 'Environmental Impact Assessment' In: Everard, C.D., McDonnell K and Fagan C.C (eds). Sustainable Food Processing. London, UK: Blackwell Publishing. [Details]
Dr Ultan McCarthy, Prof. J. P. Emond, Prof. Ismail Uysal,Dr Magalie Laniel, Prof. Shane Ward, Prof. Francis Butler, Dr Kevin McDonnell & Dr Gerard Corkery; (2012) 'Sustainable Global Food Supply Networks' In: Dr Ultan McCarthy, Prof. J. P. Emond, Prof. Ismail Uysal,Dr Magalie Laniel, Prof. Shane Ward, Prof. Francis Butler, Dr Kevin McDonnell & Dr Gerard Corkery; (eds). Sustainable Food Processing. London: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. [Details]
Ultan Mc Carthy, Gashaw Ayalew, Gerard Corkery, Magalie Laniel, Ismail Uysal, Francis Butler, Kevin McDonnell, Shane Ward and J.P. Emond; (2011) 'RFID and EPCglobal network as a pivital tool in the development of a sustainable organisational competitive advantage' In: William D Nelson (eds). Advances in Business and Management (Volume 5). New York: Nova Science Publishers. [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. & Ward, S. ; (2011) 'Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Radio Frequency Identification in Food Supply Chain Management Applications' In: Regina M. Samson (eds). Supply-Chain Management: Theories, Activities/Functions and Problems. NY: Nova Science Publishers. , pp.105-124 Available Online [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Sweeney, J; Murphy, CD; McDonnell, K (2015) 'Towards an effective biosensor for monitoring AD leachate: a knockout E. coli mutant that cannot catabolise lactate'. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99 (23):10209-10214. [DOI] [Details]
Sosa A., Acuna M, McDonnell K Devlin G (2015) 'Managing the moisture content of wood biomass for the optimisation of Ireland's transport supply strategy to bioenergy markets and competing industries'. Energy, 86 :354-368. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Murphy F., Devlin G, McDonnell K (2015) 'Benchmarking environmental impacts of peat use for electricity generation in Ireland-A life cycle assessment'. Sustainability Journal, 7 (6):6376-6393. [DOI] [Details]
Eoin Butler, Ger Devlin, Dietrich Meier, Kevin McDonnell (2013) 'Fluidised bed pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomasses and comparison of bio-oil and micropyrolyser pyrolysate by GC/M-FID'. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 103 :96-101. [Details]
Glynn, E., Brennan, J.M., Walsh, E., Feechan, A., McDonnell, K.P. (2014) 'The potential of Miscanthus to harbour known cereal pathogens'. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 141 :35-44. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Fionnuala Murphy, Ger Devlin, Rory Deverell, Kevin McDonnell (2014) 'Potential to Increase Indigenous Biodiesel Production to help meet 2020 Targets: An EU 2 perspective with a focus on Ireland'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 35 :154-170. [Details]
Coburn, A. Walsh, E. Solan, P.J. McDonnell, K.P. (2014) 'Combining wind and pumped hydro energy storage for renewable energy generation in Ireland'. Wind Energy, 2014 (Article ID 415898). [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Mac an Bhaird, S.T. Walsh, E. Hemmingway, P. Maglinao, A.L. Capareda, S.C. McDonnell, K.P. (2014) 'Analysis of bed agglomeration during gasification of wheat straw in a bubbling fluidised bed gasifier using mullite as bed material'. Powder Technology, 254 :448-459. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Sosa, A. and Acuna, M. and McDonnell, K. and Devlin, G. (2015) 'Controlling moisture content and truck configurations to model and optimise biomass supply chain logistics in Ireland'. Applied Energy, 137 :338-351. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gillespie, G.D. and Everard, C.D. and McDonnell, K.P. (2015) 'Prediction of biomass pellet quality indices using near infrared spectroscopy'. Energy, 80 :582-588. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Flynn, M.G. and Finnan, J.M. and Curley, E.M. and McDonnell, K.P. (2015) 'Annually repeated traffic in delayed Miscanthusÿgiganteus harvests; effects on crop response and mitigation measures'. Soil and Tillage Research, 148 :133-141. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Murphy, F., Devlin, G., McDonnell, K. (2015) 'Greenhouse gas and energy based life cycle analysis of products from the Irish wood processing industry'. Journal of Cleaner Production, . [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Coultry J,Walsh E, & McDonnell K (2013) 'Energy and economic implications of anaerobic digestion pasteurisation regulations in Ireland'. Energy, 60 :125-128. [Details]
Fionnuala Murphy, Ger Devlin, Kevin McDonnell (2013) 'Energy requirements and environmental impacts associated with the production of short rotation willow (Salix sp.) chip in Ireland'. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, . [DOI] [Details]
Fionnuala Murphy, Ger Devlin, Kevin McDonnell (2013) 'Miscanthus production and processing in Ireland; an analysis of energy requirements and environmental impacts'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, (23):412-420. Available Online [Details]
Fionnuala Murphy, Ger Devlin, Rory Deverell, Kevin McDonnell (2013) 'Biofuel Production in Ireland - An Approach to 2020 Targets with a Focus on Algal Biomass'. Energies, (6):6391-6412. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Devlin, G. Klvac, R. and McDonnell, K (2013) 'Fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions of biomass based haulage in Ireland - A case study'. Energy, 54 :55-62. [Details]
E. Gusciute, G Devlin, F. Murphy and K McDonnell (2013) 'Transport sector in Ireland: Can 2020 National targets drive indigenous biofuel production to success?'. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, . [Details]
A. Sosa, G. Devlin, R. Klvac and K McDonnell (2013) 'Method for Controlling and Improving Roundwood Loading Efficiency through Better Moisture Content Management'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, . [Details]
Fionnuala Murphy, Ger Devlin, Kevin McDonnell (2013) 'Forest biomass supply chains in Ireland: A life cycle assessment of GHG emissions and primary energy balances'. Applied Energy, 116 :1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Henihan, AM,Bowen, B,Lynch, D,McDonnell, K,Kwapinski, W,Leahy, JJ (2013) 'Utilisation of poultry litter as an energy feedstock'. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 49 :197-204. [Details]
Deidre Wolff, Eilin Walsh, Kevin McDonnell (2013) 'Practical experience with woody biomass in a downdraft gasifier'. Journal of Technology Innovations in Renewable Energy, 2 (1):47-52. [Details]
Fionnuala Murphy, Ger Devlin, Kevin McDonnell (2014) 'Forest Biomass Supply Chains in Ireland: A Life Cycle Assessment of GHG Emissions and Primary Energy Balances'. Applied Energy, (116):1-8. Available Online [Details]
Murphy, F,McDonnell, K,Butler, E,Devlin, G (2012) 'The evaluation of viscosity and density of blends of Cyn-diesel pyrolysis fuel with conventional diesel fuel in relation to compliance with fuel specifications EN 590:2009'. Fuel, 91 :112-118. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Spicer, MR,Fagan, CC,Ward, S,McDonnell, K (2012) 'Economic Assessment of Commercial Biofuel Production in Ireland'. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy, 7 :10-20. [DOI] [Details]
Galbally, P,Fagan, C,Ryan, D,Finnan, J,Grant, J,McDonnell, K (2012) 'Biosolids and Distillery Effluent Amendment to Irish Miscanthus xgiganteus Plantations: Impacts on Groundwater and Soil'. Journal of Environmental Quality, 41 :114-123. [DOI] [Details]
Henihan, AM,Bowen, B,Lynch, D,McDonnell, K,Kwapinski, W,Leahy, JJ (2013) 'Utilisation of poultry litter as an energy feedstock'. Biomass and Bioenergy, 49 :197-204. [DOI] [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., Lyng, J. & Ward, S. (2009) 'Permittivity of Meat Fish and their Components at UHF RFID Frequencies and Industry Relevant Temperatures'. Agricultural Engineering International, 11 . [Details]
Butler, E., Devlin, G., Meier, D., McDonnell, K (2011) 'Waste Polyolefins to Liquid Fuels via Pyrolysis: Review of Commercial State-of-the-Art and Recent Laboratory Research'. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 2 (3):227-255. Link to full text [Details]
Colm D. Everard, Colette C. Fagan and Kevin P. McDonnell (2012) 'Visible¿near infrared spectral sensing coupled with chemometric analysis as a method for on-line prediction of milled biomass composition pre-pelletising'. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 20 (3):361-369. [Details]
Galbally P, Finnan J, Fagan C, & McDonnnell K (2012) 'Biosolid and distillery effluent amendments to Irish Short rotation coppiced willow plantations: impacts on groundwater quality and soil'. Agricultural Water Management, . [Details]
Colm D. Everard, Kevin P. McDonnell, Colette C. Fagan (2012) 'Prediction of biomass gross calorific values using visible and near infrared spectroscopy'. Biomass and Bioenergy, 45 :203-211. [Details]
Butler E, Devlin G, McDonnell K; (2011) 'Review of Recent Laboratory Research and Commercial Developments in Fast Pyrolysis and Upgrading'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (8):4171-4186. Link to full text [Details]
Enda Flood, K McDonnell, F Murphy & G Devlin; (2011) 'A Feasibility analysis of Photovoltaic solar power for small communities in Ireland'. The Open Renewable Energy Journal, 4 :78-92. [Details]
Barry Mc Inerney , Gerard Corkery, Gashaw Ayalew, Shane Ward, Kevin Mc Donnell; (2011) 'A preliminary in vivo study on the potential application of a novel method of etracking in the poultry food chain and its potential impact on animal welfare'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, (79):51-62. [Details]
Fagan, CC,Everard, CD,McDonnell, K; (2011) 'Prediction of moisture, calorific value, ash and carbon content of two dedicated bioenergy crops using near-infrared spectroscopy'. Bioresource Technology, 102 :5200-5206. [DOI] [Details]
Ultan Mc Carthy, Gashaw Ayalew, Francis Butler, Kevin Mc Donnell, James Lyng, Shane Ward; (2011) 'The case for UHF RFID application in the meat supply chain in the Irish context: a review perspective'. Agricultural Engineering International, 13 (3). [Details]
Curley E, M OFlynn & K McDonnell; (2011) 'The use of Porous Ceramic Cups for Sampling Soil Pore Water from the Unsaturated Zone'. Journal of the Soil Science Society of America, 6 (1):1-11. [Details]
M Spicer, CC Fagan, S Ward & K McDonnell; (2011) 'Economic assessment of commercial biofuel production in Ireland'. Energy Sources, 7 (1):10-20. [Details]
Barry, B,Barron, UG,Butler, F,Ward, S,McDonnell, K; (2011) 'Verification of sheep identity by means of a retinal recognition system'. Transactions of the Asabe, 54 :1161-1167. [Details]
Gowen, A. A. and Tiwari, B. K. and Cullen, P. J. and McDonnell, K. and O'Donnell, C. P.; (2010) 'Applications of thermal imaging in food quality and safety assessment'. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 21 (4):190-200. [DOI] [Details]
Meehan, PG,McDonnell, KP; (2010) 'An assessment of biomass feedstock availability for the supply of bioenergy to University College Dublin'. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, 34 :1757-1763. [DOI] [Details]
McDonnell, K,Cummins, EJ,Fagan, CC,Orjala, M; (2010) 'Co-Fuelling of Peat with Meat and Bone Meal in a Pilot Scale Bubbling Bed Reactor'. Energies, 3 :1369-1382. [DOI] [Details]
Mc Inerney, B,Corkery, G,Ayalew, G,Ward, S,Mc Donnell, K; (2010) 'A preliminary in vivo study on the potential application of e-tracking in poultry using ink printed 2D barcodes'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 73 :112-117. [DOI] [Details]
Deverell, R,McDonnell, K,Ward, S,Devlin, G; (2009) 'An economic assessment of potential ethanol production pathways in Ireland'. Energy Policy, 37 :3993-4002. [DOI] [Details]
Ayalew, G., McCarthy, U., McDonnell, K., Butler, F., McNulty, P. and Ward, S.M. ; (2006) 'Electronic tracking and tracing in food and feed traceability'. Electronic Scientific Journal of Logistics, 2 (paper 5). Available Online [Details]
McDonnell Kevin ; (2011) 'Combustion Characteristics of Peat with Meat and Bone Meal in a Pilot'. the open fuels and energy science journal, 4 :9-16. [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. & Ward, S. ; (2010) 'The Effect of increased Interrogation zone, Reader Antenna Polarisation and application factors in the performance of UHF RFID tag detection on Modified Atmosphere Packaged Meat'. Packaging Technology and Science, 23 (6):339-350. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Deverell, R,McDonnell, K,Devlin, G; (2009) 'Potential Bioethanol Feedstock Availability Around Nine Locations in the Republic of Ireland'. Energies, 2 :120-133. [DOI] [Details]
Bowen Barry. Lynch Declan, Leahy JJ McDonnell Kevin; (2010) 'Biosecurity on Poultry Farms from On-Farm Fluidized Bed Combustion and Energy Recovery from Poultry Litter'. Sustainability Journal, 2 (7):2135-2143. [Details]
Pavlis, P., Cummins, E.* and McDonnell, K.; (2010) 'Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment of Plant Protection Products'. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 16 (3):621-650. [Details]
Nolan, A., McDonnell, K., Devlin, G., Carroll J. P., Finnan J; (2010) 'Potential Non-Woody Biomass Feedstock Availability for Pellet Production within the Republic of Ireland'. The International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 3 (1):63-73. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Devlin, G. Klvac, R. and McDonnell, K; (2013) 'Fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions of biomass based haulage in Ireland - A case study'. Energy, 54 :55-62. Link to full text [Details]
Murphy, F., Devlin, G. and McDonnell, K; (2013) 'The Evaluation Of Flash Point And Cold Filter Plugging Point With Blends Of Diesel And Cyn-Diesel Pyrolysis Fuel For Automotive Engines'. the open fuels and energy science journal, 6 :1-8. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Mc Carthy, U.,Ayalew, G.,Butler, F.,McDonnell, K.,Ward, S.; (2009) 'The Effects of Item Composition, Tag Inlay Design, Reader Antenna Polarization, Power and Transponder Orientation on the Dynamic Coupling Efficiency of Backscatter Ultra-High Frequency Radio Frequency Identification'. Packaging Technology and Science, 22 (4):241-248. Available Online [Details]
Shanahan, C.,Kernan, B.,Ayalew, G.,McDonnell, K.,Butler, F.,Ward, S.; (2009) 'A framework for beef traceability from farm to slaughter using global standards: An Irish perspective'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 66 (1):62-69. Available Online [Details]
Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S.; (2009) 'The end of the identity crisis? Advances in biometrics markers for animal identification'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 62 (3):204-208. [Details]
Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Ayalew, G., Ward, S., and McDonnell, K; (2009) 'A preliminary investigation of avian comb as a potential biometric marker for identification of poultry'. Transactions of the Asabe, 52 (3):991-998. [Details]
Froschle, H., Gonzales Barron, U., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S.; (2009) 'Investigation of the potential use of tracking and tracing of poultry using linear and 2D barcodes'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 66 (2):126-132. [Details]
Mc Carthy, U,Ayalew, G,Butler, F,McDonnell, K,Ward, S; (2009) 'Impact of reader antenna polarisation, distance, inlay design, conveyor speed, tag location and orientation on the coupling of UHF RFID as applied to modified atmosphere packaged meat'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 69 :135-141. [DOI] [Details]
Devlin, GJ,McDonnell, K,Ward, S; (2008) 'Timber haulage routing in Ireland: an analysis using GIS and GPS'. Graph, 16 :63-72. [DOI] [Details]
Barron, U. G., Corkery, G., Barry, B., Butler, R., McDonnell, K., Ward, S., ; (2008) 'Assessment of retinal recognition technology as a biometric method for sheep identification'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 60 (2):156-166. [Details]
Barry, B., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., Ward, S. ; (2008) 'A longitudinal study of the effect of time on the matching performance of a retinal recognition system for lambs'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 64 (2):202-211. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Barry, B,Gonzales-Barron, UA,McDonnell, K,Butler, F,Ward, S; (2007) 'Using muzzle pattern recognition as a biometric approach for cattle identification'. T ASABE, 50 :1073-1080. [Details]
Devlin, G. J., McDonnell, K., and S. Ward ; (2007) 'Positional accuracy of Dynamic Non ' Differential GPS on an articulated truck travelling across Irish roads'. Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 23 (3):273-279. [Details]
Cummins, EJ; McDonnell, KP; Ward, SM; ; (2006) 'Dispersion modelling and measurement of emissions from the co-combustion of meat and bone meal with peat in a fluidised bed'. Bioresource Technology, 97 (7):903-913. [Details]
Ayalew, G. McCarthy, U. McDonnell, K. Butler, F. McNulty, P. and Ward, S.M.; (2006) 'Electronic tracking and tracing in food and feed traceability'. LogForum, 2 (2):pp17. Available Online [Details]
Barron, PJ,Owende, PMO,McDonnell, KP,Ward, SM; (2005) 'A method for assessment of degradation of task visibility from operator cabins of field machines'. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 35 :665-673. [DOI] [Details]
Cummins, E., Grace, P., Fry, J., McDonnell, K. and Colgan, S.; (2002) 'Quantitative Exposure Assessment for the Combustion of Meat and Bone Meal Derived from Specified Risk Material in the Context of BSE in Ireland'. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 8 (No. 4):365-383. [Details]
Cummins, E.J., Grace, P.M., Fry, D. J., McDonnell, K.P. and S.M. Ward; (2001) 'Predictive modelling and risk assessment of BSE: a review'. Journal of Risk Research, 4 (3):251-274. [Details]
Colgan, S., Shilton, N., McDonnell, K. and S. Ward; (2000) 'The development of a laboratory-scale rendering (LSR) technique for the production of single species derived meat and bone meal'. Fleischwirtschaft, 4 :133-135. [Details]
McDonnell, K., Ward, S., Leahy, J.J. and P. McNulty; (1999) 'Properties of rapeseed oil for use as a diesel fuel extender'. Journal of the American Oil Chemist Society, 76 (5):539-543. [Details]
McDonnell, K.P., Ward, S.M. and P.B. McNulty; (1998) 'Accelerated injector fouling using rapeseed oil/diesel blends in a direct injection engine'. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural En, 41 (2):277-282. [Details]
Devlin G &McDonnell K; (2010) 'Assessing real time GPS asset tracking for timber haulage'. The Open Transportation Journal, 3 :78-86. [Details]
Nolan A, McDonnell K, Devlin G, Carroll J & Finnan J; (2010) 'Economic analysis of manufacturing costs of pellet production in the republic of Ireland using non woody biomass'. The Open Renewable Energy Journal, 3 (1):1-11. [Details]
Devlin G & McDonnell K; (2009) 'Performance accuracy of real-time GPS asset tracking systems for timber haulage trucks travelling on both internal forest road and public road networks'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 20 (1):45-49. [Details]
Nolan A, McDonnell K, McSiurtain M, Carroll J, Finnan J & Rice B; (2008) 'Conservation of miscanthus sinenis x giganteus in bale form'. Aspects of Applied Biology, 90 :255-262. [Details]
Nolan A, McDonnell K, Devlin G, Carroll J & Finnan J; (2009) 'Potential non woody biomass feedstock availability for pellet production within the republic of Ireland'. Energies, . [Details]
Deverell R, McDonnell K & Devlin G; (2009) 'The impact of field size on the environment and energy crop production efficiency for a sustainable indigenous bioenergy supply chain in the republic of Ireland'. Sustainability Journal, 1 (4):994-1011. [Details]
Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S.; (2009) 'Enhanced systems for livestock identification based on biometrics'. Irish Veterinary Journal, . [Details]
Devlin, G. J., McDonnell, K., Ward, S., ; (2008) 'Development of a spatial decision support system (SDSS) for route costing calculations within the Irish timber haulage sector'. Transactions of the ASABE, 51 (2):763-773. [Details]
Devlin, G., McDonnell, K. and Ward, S.; (2009) 'Performance accuracy of real-time GPS asset tracking systems for timber haulage trucks travelling on both internal forest road network and public road network'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 20 (1):45-49. [Details]
Corkery, GP, Gonzales-Barron, UA, Butler, F, McDonnell, K, Ward, S, ; (2007) 'A preliminary investigation on face recognition as a biometric identifier of sheep'. T ASABE, 50 :313-320. [Details]
Devlin, G. J., McDonnell, K., and S. Ward ; (2007) 'Dynamic Non-DGPS positional performance between professional and recreational GPS receivers'. Journal of Location Based Services, 1 (1):77-85. [Details]
Devlin, G. J., McDonnell, K., and S.M. Ward ; (2007) 'Timber Haulage in Ireland: An Analysis using GIS and GPS'. Journal of Transport Geography (Elsevier Science), . [Details]
Devlin, G., McDonnell, K., Ward, S.; (2007) 'Performance accuracy of low cost dynamic non-differential GPS on articulated trucks'. Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, . Available Online [Details]
Devlin, G. McDonnell K., and Ward S; (2006) 'A study of travel times and distances for haulage routes in Ireland using GPS and GIS'. Journal of Transport Geography (Elsevier Science), . [Details]
Devlin D, McDonnell K., and Ward S; (2006) 'Performance accuracy of low cost dynamic non-differential GPS on articulated trucks'. Transactions of the ASABE, . [Details]
Barron P., McDonnell K., Owende P. & Ward S; (2005) 'A light-meter method for assessment of blind areas in fields of vision'. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 11 (3):375-377. [Details]
Cummins, E., Colgan, S., Grace, P., Fry, J., McDonnell, K. and S. Ward; (2002) 'Human risk from the combustion of SRM derived tallow in Ireland'. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA), 8 (5):1177-1192. [Details]
Cummins, E., Grace, P., Fry, J., McDonnell, K. and S. Ward; (2002) 'BSE: Risk, uncertainty and policy change'. Risk Health, Safety and Environment, 13 (1&2):95-113. [Details]
Cummins, E., Grace, P., Fry, J., McDonnell, K. and Colgan, S.; (2002) 'Quantitative Exposure Assessment for the Combustion of Meat and Bone Meal Derived from Specified Risk Material in the Context of BSE in Ireland'. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 8 (No. 4):365-383. [Details]
McDonnell, K, Desmond, J, Leahy, JJ, Howard-Hildige, R, Ward, S, ; (2001) 'Behaviour of meat and bonemeal/peat pellets in a bench scale fluidised bed combustor'. Energy, 26 (1):81-90. [Details]
Colgan, S., O'Brien, L., Maher, M., Shilton, N., McDonnell, K., & S.M. Ward; (2001) 'Development of a DNA-based assay for species identification in meat and bone meal'. Food Research International, 34 :409-414. [Details]
McDonnell, K.P., Ward, S.M., McNulty, P.B. and R. Howard-Hildige; (2000) 'Results of engine and vehicle testing of semirefined rapeseed oil'. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural En, 43 (6):1309-1316. [Details]
Orjala M., Ingulsuo R., McDonnell K. & Ward S.; (2000) 'Co-fuelling of meat and bonemeal with peat in a pilot scale circulating fluidised bed reactor'. Krafwertstechrischen, 3 . [Details]
McDonnell, K.P., Ward, S.M., Timoney, D.J.; (1995) 'Hot water Degummed Rapeseed Oil as a Fuel for Diesel Engines'. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 60 :7-14. [Details]
Cummins E., Grace P., Fry DJ. McDonnell K. & Ward S. ; (2001) 'Mathematical modelling of the risk assessment of TSE disease in a herd'. Agricultural Systems, . [Details]
Cummins E., Colgan S., Grace P., McDonnell K. & Ward S.; (2002) 'Risk Assessment of the co-combustion of Tallow with diesel in stationary engines'. International Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Asse, . [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Bhaird, S.M.A., Devlin, G., McDonnell, K., Owende, P., Unger, C., Schulzke, T. (2009) Quality of producer gas from the gasification of different feedstocks pertinent to the irish climate American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2009 Reno, Nevada, USA, , 21-JUN-09 - 24-JUN-09 , pp.3796-3811 [Details]
Ayalew, G., McDonnell, K., Butler, F. & Ward, S.M.; (2006) A systems approach to the identification of problems in the application of radio-frequency identification (RFID) to meat traceability: a case study American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Annual International Meeting Portland, Oregon, , 09-JUL-06 - 12-JUL-06 [Details]
Curran, T. P., Blaney, C. Cummins, E. J., Holden, N. M. and McDonnell.K. P. ; (2007) The Biosystems Engineering Design Challenge at University College Dublin ASABE Annual International Meeting Minneapolis, USA, , 17-JUN-08 - 20-JUN-08 , pp.Paper 078037 [Details]
Everard., C.D., McDonnell., K.P., Fagan., C.C.; (2010) Characterization of Biomass using Hyperspectral Imaging Techniques ASABE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , USA, JUNE 20-23 [Details]
Farrelly, D., McDonnell, K., Fagan, C.C.; (2011) Farrelly, D., McDonnell, K., Fagan, C.C. Effect of carbon dioxide concentration and temperature on the CO2 mitigation potential of micro-algae ASABE Annual International Meeting 2011 Kentucky USA, , 06-AUG-11 - 10-AUG-11 [Details]
Everard, C.D., McDonnell, K., Fagan, C.C.; (2011) Determination of Calorific Values of Biomass using Hyperspectral Imaging Techniques ASABE Annual International Meeting 2011 Kentucky USA, , 06-AUG-11 - 10-AUG-11 [Details]
Fagan, C.C., Everard, C.D., McDonnell, K.; (2011) Prediction of the calorific value of bioenergy crops using visible-near-infrared spectroscopy CAC-2010: 12th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry Antwerp, Belgium, , 18-OCT-10 - 21-OCT-10 [Details]
Fagan, C.C., Everard, C.D., McDonnell, K.; (2011) Prediction of short rotation coppice willow and Miscanthus composition using NIR spectroscopy European Biomass Conference and Expo Berlin, Germany, , 06-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11 [Details]
Gillespie, G. Everard, C. McDonnell, K. Fagan, C.C.; (2010) Mapping Moisture Variation in Short Rotational Coppice Willow using Hyperspectral Imaging . In: Mapping Moisture Variation in Short Rotational Coppice Willow using Hyperspectral Imagin eds. International Association of Spectral Imaging Annual Meeting IASIM-2010 Dublin, Ireland, , 18-NOV-10 - 19-NOV-10 [Details]
Fagan, C.C., Mateo, M., McDonnell, K., O¿Donnell, C.P., Burger, J., Gowen, A.A.; (2010) The potential of hyperspectral imaging to map variations in cheese composition CAC-2010: 12th International Conference on Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry Antwerp, Belgium, , 18-OCT-10 - 21-OCT-10 [Details]
Curran T., Doyle C., Cummins E., McDonnell K., Holden N.; (2011) Developing Problem Based Learning Initiatives in Biosystems Engineering FACiLiTATE Dublin, , 26-MAY-11 - 27-MAY-11 [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. & Ward, S. ; (2009) Evaluation of the effects of pertinent factors of UHF RFID application in meat supply chain Biosystems Engineering Research Review [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., & Ward, S. ; (2008) The Effects of Composition, Reader Antenna Type and Random Transponder orientation on Dynamic Coupling Efficiency of Backscatter UHF RFID Applied to a Packaged Material Biosystems Engineering Research Review [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., Lyng, J., & Ward, S; (2007) Exploring uhf radio frequency identification coupling capabilities through meat dielectric properties Biosystems Engineering Research Review [Details]
Mc Carthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. & Ward, S; (2006) Traceability of modified atmosphere packaged meat using UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) Biosystems Engineering Research Review [Details]
Curran, T., Blaney, C., Cummins, E., McDonnell, K. and Holden, N.; (2010) Enhancing the first year learning experience for Biosystems Engineering students at University College Dublin American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Louisville, Kentucky, USA, , 20-JUN-10 - 23-JUN-10 , pp.1-11 Link to full text [Details]
Pavlis, P., Cummins, E. and McDonnell, K.; (2009) Conceptual model for the assessment of the vulnerability of ground water to pesticide inputs from Irish agriculture Environ'09 Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland, , 18-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09 , pp.C16 [Details]
Fagan C.C., McDonnell, K; (2009) Potential of near infrared spectroscopy to predict Miscanthus moisture content Bioenergy Engineering 2009 Washington, USA, [Details]
Nolan, A., McDonnell, K., M. Mac Siúrtáin ., Carroll J.P., Finnan, J. and B Rice.; (2008) Conservation of Miscanthus sinesis × giganteus in bale form . In: David Turley eds. Aspects of Applied Biology 90, Biomass and Energy Crops III Defra¿s Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK, , 10-DEC-09 - 12-DEC-08 , pp.255-262 Available Online [Details]
Corkery, G.,Barry, B., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S.; (2008) A longitudinal study to assess the robustness of a retinal recognition system for sheep Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering for a Sustainable World 23-25 June, 2008 Knossos Royal Village Conference Center, Crete [Details]
Curran, T., Blaney, C., Cummins, E., Holden, N., and McDonnell, K.; (2008) Development of a problem-based learning module in Biosystems Engineering \i International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation0 Madrid, Spain, [Details]
Ger Devlin and Radomir Klvac (2013) Opportunities for developing excavator based cable logging operations in Ireland - A productivity analysis Forest Operations in Mountaineous Conditions - IUFRO 3.06 Oslo, Norway, [Details]
Ger Devlin (2013) Bioenergy - Strategies and obstacles - How to reach 2020 targets Mendel University (guest lecturer) Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic, [Details]
Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Ayalew, G., Ward, S., and McDonnell, K; (2008) A preliminary investigation of avian comb as a potential biometric marker Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering for a Sustainable World 23-25 June 2008 Knossos Royal Village Conference Center, Crete [Details]
Ger Devlin (2012) Feedstocks for energy production in Ireland - challenges in developing economically sustainable supply chains Mobilising Supply Chains for Forest Biomass for Energy - IEA Bioenergy Task 43 Charleston, South Carolina, USA, [Details]
McCarthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. and Ward, S. ; (2006) Meat supply chain traceability using ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology 'Food is Life' Nantes, France, , 17-SEP-06 - 21-SEP-06 , pp.1647-1648 [Details]
McCarthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., Ward, S. M. ; (2006) UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) of modified atmosphere packaged (MAP) meat as a method of item level traceability in the meat supply chain Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Food Science and Food Biotechnology in Developing Countries (FSFB2-2006 Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, , 16-OCT-06 - 18-OCT-06 [Details]
Ayalew, G., McDonnell, K., Butler, F. and S.M. Ward; (2006) A systems approach to the identification of problems in the application of radio-frequency identification (RFID) to meat traceability: a case study ASABE Annual International Meeting, Portland Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, 9 - 12 July 2006 [Details]
Shanahan, C., Ayalew, G., McDonnell, K., Butler, F., Ward, S. M; (2006) The use of genetic algorithms for the recovery of damaged barcodes The Annual Institute of Food Technologists - Non-thermal Processing Division (IFT-NPD) and European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) Workshop on Applications of Novel Technologies in Food and Biotechnology Cork, Ireland, , 11-SEP-06 - 13-SEP-06 [Details]
McCarthy, U., Ayalew, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., Ward, S. M.; (2006) Traceability of modified atmosphere packaged meat using UHF radio frequency identification The 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology Nantes, France, , 17-SEP-06 - 21-SEP-06 [Details]
Ward, S.M., McDonnell, K.P. and E. Cummins.; (2004) The disposal / utilisation of meat and bone meal in the context of minimising risk from BSE Proc. International Conference on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Washington, DC , 23-FEB-04 - 24-FEB-04 [Details]
Druhan, A.A., McDonnell, K.P and S.M. Ward (2003); (2003) Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of biomass form short rotation coppiced (SRC) Willow in Ireland a review Proceedings of the 2nd International Scientific Conference Fortechenvi, Mendel University, Brno, CZ Mendel University, Brno, CZ, , 26-MAY-03 - 30-MAY-03 , pp.61-68 [Details]
Cummins, E., Grace, P., Fry, J., Ward, S. and McDonnell, K.; (2002) A risk assessment model for BSE International Conference and Workshop on Exposure Assessment of Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, Bilhoven, Netherlands, , 07-MAR-02 - 08-MAR-02 [Details]
Orjala, M., Ingalsuo, R., McDonnell, K. and S. Ward (2000); (2000) Co-fuelling of meat and bone meal with peat in a pilot scale circulating fluidised bed reactor Proceedings XXXII Kraftwerkstechnisches Kolloquium (24 & 25, October, 2000) Technical University of Dresden, Germany, , 14-OCT-00 - 25-OCT-00 [Details]
McDonnell, K.P., Ward, S.M. and P.B. McNulty; (1998) Semi-refined Rapeseed Oil (SRO) as a diesel fuel extender for agricultural equipment Proceedings of American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) International Meeting, Florida (July 13-16)(1998) Florida, , 13-JUL-98 - 16-JUL-98 [Details]
Colgan, S; O'Brien, L; Maher, M; Shilton, N; McDonnell, K; Ward, S; ; (2001) FOOD RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL Development of a DNA-based assay for species identification in meat and bone meal , pp.409-414 [Details]
Colgan, S; Shilton, N; McDonnell, K; Ward, S; ; (2000) FLEISCHWIRTSCHAFT Production of single species derived meat and bone meal - The development of laboratory-scale rendering (LSR) technique , pp.133-135 [Details]
           

Guest Lectures

Healy, N., Ward, S., Butler, F. & McDonnell, K.; (1998) Profile of the operating procedures and HACCP analysis of the Irish rendering industry. Guest Lectures [Details]

Reports

McDonnell, K. (Editor), Ward, S.M. , Healy, N., Colgan, S. and E. Cummins ; (1999) Evaluation of the Disposal / Utilisation Options for Meat and Bone Meal, including SRM, in the Context of Minimising Risk from BSE. Reports [Details]
                 

Reviews

Pavlis, M,Cummins, E,McDonnell, K (2010) Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment of Plant Protection Products: A Review. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
Butler, E,Devlin, G,Meier, D,McDonnell, K (2011) A review of recent laboratory research and commercial developments in fast pyrolysis and upgrading. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
       

Research Papers

Pavlis, M., Cummins, E., and McDonnell, K.; (2009) Intrinsic vulnerability assessment of groundwater pollution from plant protection products. Biosystems Engineering Research Review 14: Research Papers [Details]
                                           

Research

Research Interests

My research interests cover:

  • mechanisation systems
  • sustainable energies/synthetic fuels
  • biomass resources
  • technology development
  • green technologies
  • agricultural systems
  • Crop production

Research Projects

Sponsor : Dept. Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
Title : A bioeconomy for Ireland - an evaluation of development opportunities, policies and initiatives shaping Irelands transformation to a sustainable low carbon bioeconomy
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-14 / 30-NOV-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : DEVELOPMENT OF CROP SENSORS FOR MANAGEMENT OF CROP HEALTH
Start Date / End Date : 23-JAN-14 / 30-MAY-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Development of pyrolysis plant for conversion of end of life plastics for use in Rail transport system (Cyn-Rail)
Start Date / End Date : 30-JAN-14 / 29-OCT-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Agricultural Magnetics
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-14 / 15-NOV-14
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Optimisation of Growth, Weed Control and Yield Estimation in Miscanthus Crops (Miscanthus Plus)
Start Date / End Date : 02-AUG-13 / 01-AUG-17
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Agricultural Need for Sustainable Willow Effluent Recycling (Answer)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-14
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Optimisation of growth, weed control and yield estimation in willow crops (willow plus)
Start Date / End Date : 03-SEP-12 / 31-AUG-16
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Forest Energy 2009-2013
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-10 / 31-MAY-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Development of a Mathematical Model to Predict the Heating in Irish Indigenous Biomass Crop Piles
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-12
Sponsor : Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Title : Country Representative for SEIA for IEA Bioenergy Implementing Agreement Task 43 - Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Visual and oral presentation - 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: Lyon, 2010
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Development of non-destructive sensors for optimisation of biofuel production
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-09 / 31-JUL-11
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Maximising carbon capture from Miscanthus giganteus
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-08 / 31-AUG-12
Sponsor : Dept. of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR)
Title : Sustainable Energy
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-07 / 31-AUG-11
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : To evaluate airbag pressure sensor guages as load weighing devices for use on timber haulage tucks
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-08 / 30-SEP-09
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : To asses GPS tracking devices and associated software suitable for real time monitoring of timber haulage trucks
Start Date / End Date : 30-SEP-06 / 31-OCT-08
Sponsor : Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Title : Renewable Fuels for Advanced Powertrains
Start Date / End Date : 22-AUG-06 / 12-DEC-08
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Use of recovered food nutrients (Biomers) from food by-products to boost soil organic matter
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-06 / 31-OCT-11
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : The use of energy crop sites for effluent disposal
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 19-MAR-09
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Feasibility of production and combustion of pellets from straw and energy crops
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-09
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Development of a strategy (E-Supply) for bioethanol production to support the evolution of a non-food crop sector for Irish agriculture
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-08

Recent Postgraduates

Paul Galbally
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Using willow plantations for the bioremediation of surface and ground water

Peter Meehan
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Optimising carbon collection from miscanthus crops

Michael OFlynn
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Assessing soil compaction impacts on miscanthus crop production

Rory Deverall
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Bioethanol conversion from lignocellulose sources - plant technics.

Ger Devlin
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Modelling of timber haulage routes in Ireland using GPS and GIS.

Brendan Barry
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Retinal identification in Bovines for electronic identification.

Conor Shanahan
Postgraduate Researcher PhD,
Genetic Algorithms for e-tracking systems for meat products.

Ultan McCarthy
Postgraduate Researcher: PhD,
Attenuation of RFID signals in meat packaging for use as an e tracking system

Admad Mohsenimanesh
Postgraduate Researcher: PhD,
Modelling of soil /wheel interactions under varying inflation pressures and axle loads.

Gerald Corkery
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Sheep facial recognition using digital techniques

Laura McSwiney
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Porcess modelling on of syn diesel production from willow - Technical University of Vienna
Ann-Marie O Carroll
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Catalyst conversion performance in Fischer Tropsch process- Technical University of Vienna

Naill O Brien
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Cold flow modelling of bubbling FT reactor- Technical University of Vienna

Clive Bowers
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Data base resource assessment of EU 25 for lingo cellulose feedstocks

Dermot Buttle
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Energy crop assessment and mapping for Ireland and UK

Aidan Kennedy
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Residues resource assessment and mapping for Ireland and UK

Robert Spicer
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Economic assessment of Syn diesel production from lingo cellulose material using FT process - Technical University of Dresden

Sean Mac An Bhaird
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Evaluation of the CO2 and pollutant reduction potential of Biomass to liquid fuel - Daimler Chrysler Institute - Stuttgart

Enda Kennedy
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Modelling of energy crop yield potentials from cut-over peatlands

Shane Ryan
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Environmental impact assessment of peat harvesting and Bioenergy crops on peatlands

Michael Fitzgerald
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Ground water contamination assessment from sludge application to bioenergy crops - Walsh Fellowship

Mathew Smyth
Postgraduate Researcher: Masters,
Modelling of FT diesel production from recovered carbon from used tyres in Ireland

Taught masters
Another 4 taught masters research projects are supporting the bioenergy areas of the above group

 

 

Current Postgraduate Students

John O Loughlin, Agriculture (MSc(Agr))   -   Thesis Supervisor
Seosamh Mac Suibhne, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Maurice Spicer, Business Administration (MBA)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201500   BSEN30170     Biosystems Engineering: Agricultural Power & Machinery
201500   BSEN40310     Biosystems Engineering: Minor Research Thesis
201500   BSEN40480     Biosystems Engineering: Sustainable Energy & Env O/L
201500   BSEN40350     Biosystems Engineering: Energy Systems Integration
201500   BSEN30310     Biosystems Engineering: Biofuels & Bioenergy Resources
201500   CPSC40330     Crop Science: Energy Systems&Sustainable Env
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

UCD Centre for Synthesis & Chemical Biology

UCD Earth Institute 

External Collaborators

University of Limerick (Environmental Sciences, Mechanical Engineering)
Teagasc Oakpark crops research centre - Biofuels
Technical University of Vienna
Volkswagon Research Centre - Wolfsburg
Damiler Chrysler research centre - Stuttgart
Technical University of Dresden
Sintif - Norway
Bfel - Germany
TNO - Netherlands
ENRA - France
Wageningen University - Netherlands
Poznan University - Poland