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Philip Owende

Visiting Associate Professor

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

Tel: +353 1 7167470
Email: philip.owende@ucd.ie

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2001.
Title: Best Paper Award, Americal Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Transportation Engineering
Year: 1998.
Title: Newman Scholar, National University of Ireland Dublin, University College Dublin
Year: 1988.
Title: Institution of Engineers of Kenya Prize for Best Final Year Project, Department of Agric Engineering, University of Nairobi

Associations

Association: Institution of Engineering of Ireland, Function/Role: Member of Accreditation Board
           

Education

Year 2007 Institution:
Qualification: MIEI Subject:
Year 2007 Institution:
Qualification: CEng Subject:
Year 1996 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1988 Institution:
Qualification: BScAgricEng Subject:
Year 1992 Institution:
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: THE EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF ENGINEERING (FEANI)
Qualification: EURING Subject: Professional Qualification
     

Journals Edited

Irish Forestry: Reviewer.
Biosystems Engineering: Reviewer.
Environmental Engineering Science: Reviewer.
Cigr Ejournal: Reviewer.
Journal Of Terramechanics: Reviewer.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Brennan, L., Mostaert, A.S., Murphy, C. and Owende, P. (2012) 'Phytochemicals from Algae' In: Carrier, J., Ramaswamy, S. and Bergeron, C (eds). Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. , pp.199-240 Available Online [Details]
Gray G, C McGuinness & P Owende (2016) 'Non-cognitive Factors of Learning as Early Indicators of Students At-Risk of Failing in Tertiary Education' In: MS Khine & S Areepattamannil (eds). Non-cognitive Skills and Factors in Educational Attainment. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [Details]
Brennan L, A Mostaert, C Murphy & P Owende; (2011) 'Phytochemicals from Algae' In: Professor Julie Carrier, Professor Shri Ramaswamy, Dr Chantal Bergeron (eds). Biorefinery Co-Products: Phytochemicals, Primary Metabolites and Value-Added Biomass Processing. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. , pp.199-240 Available Online [Details]
Brennan L & P Owende; (2012) 'Biofuels from Microalgae-- towards meeting advanced fuel standards' In: JW Lee (eds). Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. New York: Springer Science + Business Media LLC. , pp.553-599 Available Online [Details]
Owende PMO; (2004) 'HARVESTING | Wood Delivery' In: Jeffery Burley (eds). Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences. London: Elsevier Science. , pp.269-279 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Owende PMO; (2003) 'Human and Animal Powered Machinery' In: P McNulty & P Grace (eds). Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. Isle of Man, UK: UNESCO & Eolss Publishers Co. Ltd. Available Online [Details]
O'Mahony MJ, A Ueberschaer, PMO Owende, and SM Ward; (2002) 'Bearing capacity of forest access roads built on peat soils' In: J Sullivan (eds). Geotechnology Compendium I. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. , pp.319-330 Available Online [Details]
Martin, A., P.M.O. Owende, S.M. Ward and M.J. O'Mahony ; (1999) 'Planning for timber extraction based on pavement serviceability and forest inventory data' In: Keane, M.G. and P.D. Kofman (eds). The Thinning Wood Chain. Dublin: Coillte Teoranta. [Details]
Owende PMO and SM Ward; (1999) 'Computer based analysis and modelling of ground damage' In: Johansson, J (eds). Excavators and backhoe loaders and base machines in forest operations. Upsalla, Sweden: Proceedings from the first meeting of a Concerted Action FAIR-CT 98-3381. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Brennan, L., Blanco Fernandez, A., Mostaert, A.S. and Owende, P. (2012) 'Enhancement of BODIPY(505/515) lipid fluorescence method for applications in biofuel-directed microalgae production'. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 90 (2):137-143. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Goodbody, C,Walsh, E,McDonnell, KP,Owende, P (2013) 'Regional integration of renewable energy systems in Ireland - The role of hybrid energy systems for small communities'. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 44 :713-720. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Briassoulis, D. and Gallego, E. and Pantaleo, A.M. and Holden, N.M. and Owende, P. and Ting, K.C. and Mallikarjunan, K. (2014) 'The THREADS of biosystems engineering'. Transactions of the ASABE, 57 (1):307-330. Available Online [Details]
Martina Poeschl, Shane Ward, Philip Owende; (2012) 'Environmental impacts of biogas deployment, Part II: Life Cycle Assessment of multiple production and utilization pathways'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 24 :184-201. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Poeschl M, S Ward & P Owende; (2012) 'Environmental impacts of biogas deployment, Part 1: Life Cycle Inventory for evaluation of production process emissions to air'. Journal of Cleaner Production, 24 :168-183. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Pöschl M, S Ward & P Owende; (2010) 'Evaluation of energy efficiency of various biogas production and utilization pathways'. Applied Energy, 87 (11):3305-3321. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Poeschl M, SM Ward and PMO Owende; (2010) 'Prospects for expanded utilization of biogas in Germany'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (7):1782-1797. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Brennan L and PMO Owende; (2010) 'Biofuels from Microalgae - A Review of Technologies for Production, Processing and Extractions of Biofuels and Co-products'. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (2):557-577. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Mohsenimanesh A, SM Ward, PMO Owende, A Javadi.; (2009) 'Modelling of pneumatic tractor tyre interaction with multi-layered soil'. Biosystems Engineering, 104 (2):191-198. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Spinelli R, SM Ward, PM Owende; (2009) 'A harvest and transport cost model for Eucalyptus spp. fast-growing short rotation plantations'. Biomass and Bioenergy, 33 (9):1265-1270. [DOI] [Details]
Goglio P, P Owende; (2009) 'Screening LCA of short rotation coppice willow (Salix sp.) feedstock production system for small scale electricity generation'. Biosystems Engineering, 103 (3):389-394. [DOI] [Details]
Mulungye, RM, Owende, PMO, Mellon, K, ; (2007) 'Finite element modelling of flexible pavements on soft soil subgrades'. Materials and Design, 28 :739-756. [Details]
Zeleke, G, Owende, PMO, Kanalia, CL, Ward, SM, ; (2007) 'Predicting the pressure-sinkage characteristics of two forest sites in Ireland using in situ soil mechanical properties'. Biosystems Engineering, 97 (2):267-281. [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 (7):665-673. [Details]
Barron, PJ, K McDonnell, SM Ward and PMO Owende; (2005) 'A Light-Meter Method for Assessment of Blind Areas in Operator Field of View'. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 11 (3):373-377. [Details]
Tiernan, D, Zeleke, G, Owende, PMO, Kanali, CL, Lyons, J, Ward, SM, ; (2004) 'Effect of working conditions on forwarder productivity in cut-to-length timber harvesting on sensitive forest sites in Ireland'. Biosystems Engineering, 87 (2):167-177. [Details]
Spinelli, R, Owende, PMO, Ward, SM, Tornero, M, ; (2004) 'Comparison of short-wood forwarding systems used in Iberia'. Silva Fennica, 38 (1):85-94. [Details]
Sherwin LM, PMO Owende, CL Kanali, J Lyons and SM Ward; (2004) 'Influence of tyre inflation pressure on whole-body vibrations transmitted to the operator in a cut-to-length timber harvester'. Applied Ergonomics, 35 (3):253-261. [Details]
Sherwin LM, PMO Owende, CL Kanali, J Lyons and SM Ward; (2004) 'Influence of machine function on whole-body vibrations transmitted to the operator in a cut-to-length timber harvester'. Ergonomics, 47 (11):1145-1159. [Details]
Nugent, C, Kanali, C, Owende, PMO, Nieuwenhuis, M, Ward, S, ; (2003) 'Characteristic site disturbance due to harvesting and extraction machinery traffic on sensitive forest sites with peat soils'. Forest Ecology and Management, 180 (1-3):85-98. [Details]
Klvac, R, Ward, S, Owende, PMO, Lyons, J, ; (2003) 'Energy audit of wood harvesting systems'. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 18 (2):176-183. [Details]
Spinelli, R, Owende, PMO, Ward, SM, ; (2002) 'Productivity and cost of CTL harvesting of Eucalyptus globulus stands using excavator-based harvesters'. Forest Products Journal, 52 (1):67-77. [Details]
Spinelli R, B Hartsough, PMO Owende and SM Ward; (2002) 'Mechanised full-tree harvesting of fast growing Eucalyptus Sp0 . stands'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 13 (2):49-60. [Details]
Holden NH, F Criado Delgado, PMO Owende and SM Ward; (2002) 'Performance of a differential GPS in dynamic mode under Sitka Spruce canopies'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 13 (1):33-40. [Details]
Gilchrist, MD, Hartman, AM, Owende, PMO, Ward, SM, ; (2001) 'Full scale accelerated testing of bituminous road pavement mixtures'. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES, 204-2 (NA):443-451. [Details]
Martin, AM, Owende, PMO, Holden, NM, Ward, SM, O'Mahony, MJ, ; (2001) 'Designation of timber extraction routes in a GIS using road maintenance cost data'. Forest Products Journal, 51 (10):32-38. [Details]
Owende, PMO, Hartman, AM, Ward, SH, Gilchrist, MD, O'Mahony, MJ, ; (2001) 'Minimizing distress on flexible pavements using variable tire pressure [ASCE Best Paper Award 2001]'. ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 127 (3):254-262. [Details]
Hartman, A.M., Gilchrist, M.D., Owende, P., Ward, S. & Clancy, F.; (2001) 'In-situ accelerated testing of bituminous mixtures'. International Journal of Roads Materials and Pavement D, 2 (4):337-357. [Details]
Owende, P.M.O., Hartman, A.M., Ward, S.M., Gilchrist, M.D. and M.J. OMahony; (2001) 'Minimising distress on flexible pavements using variable tire pressure. (ASCE Best Paper Award) '. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 127 (3):254-263. [Details]
Holden NH, AM Martin, PMO Owende and SM Ward; (2001) 'A method for relating GPS performance to forest canopy cover'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 12 (2):7-12. [Details]
Martin A, NM Holden, PMO Owende and SM Ward; (2001) 'The Effects of peripheral Canopy on DGPS Performance on Forest Roads'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 12 (1):71-79. [Details]
Spinelli, R., Owende, P.M.O. and S.M. Ward; (2001) 'Productivity and cost of CTL harvesting-of Eucalyptus globus stands using excavator-based harvesters'. Forest Products Journal, 52 (1):67-77. [Details]
O'Mahony, MJ, Ueberschaer, A, Owende, PMO, Ward, SM, ; (2000) 'Bearing capacity of forest access roads built on peat soils'. Journal of Terramechanics, 37 (3):127-138. [Details]
Martin, A, Owende, P, Ward, S, O'Mahony, M, ; (2000) 'A timber extraction method based on pavement serviceability and forest inventory data'. Journal of Forest Science, 46 (1):76-85. [Details]
Owende, PMO, Ward, SM, ; (1999) 'Reaction forces of lightweight mouldboard ploughs at slow speeds of tillage in Nitosol, Vertisol and Ferralsol soils under two moisture conditions'. Journal of Soil and Tillage Research, 49 (4):313-323. [Details]
Owende, P.M.O. and S.M. Ward; (1999) 'Field power and equipment trends in agricultural production in Kenya'. Journal of Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia, Africa A, 30 (40):33-37. [Details]
Martin, A.M., Owende, P.M.O., OMahony, M.J. and S.M. Ward; (1999) 'Estimation of the serviceability of forest access roads'. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 10 (2):55-61. [Details]
Owende, P.M.O. and S.M. Ward; (1998) 'Force reaction of light mouldboard ploughs at slow speeds of tillage in Nitrosol, Vertisol and Ferralsol soils under two moisture conditions'. Soil and Tillage Research, 49 (4):313-323. [Details]
Owende, P.M.O. and S.M. Ward; (1997) 'Development of a towed rig for tillage studies'. Journal of Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 13 (3):303-307. [Details]
Owende, P.M.O. and S.M. Ward; (1996) 'Characteristic loading of light mouldboard ploughs at slow speed'. Journal of Terramechanics, 33 (1):29-53. [Details]
Owende PMO, PG Kaumbutho and JN Kamau; (1994) 'Mounted Implement for Sugarcane Stool Destruction'. Journal of Agricultural Mechanisation in Asia, Africa A, 25 (3):47-53. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Gray, G; McGuinness, C; Owende, P (2013) Investigating the efficacy of algorithmic student modelling in predicting students at risk of failing in tertiary education Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining Memphis, Tennessee, USA, , 06-JUL-13 - 09-JUL-13 Available Online [Details]
Gray,G; McGuinness, C; Owende, P (2013) An Investigation of Psychometric Measures for Modelling Academic Performance in Tertiary Education Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining Memphis, Tennessee, USA, , 06-JUL-13 - 09-JUL-13 , pp.240-243 Available Online [Details]
Gray,G; McGuinness, C; Owende, P (2014) Non-cognitive Factors of Learning as Predictors of Academic Performance in Tertiary Education Proceedings of the Workshops held at Educational Data Mining 2014, co-located with 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2014) London UK, , 04-JUL-14 - 07-JUL-14 Available Online [Details]
Brennan, L; Blanco Fernández, A; Mostaert, A; Owende, P (2012) Examination of cell BODIPY505/515 up-take by four high-lipid microalgae 2nd International Conference on Algal Biofuels, Biomass and Bioproducts [Details]
Brennan, L; Blanco Fernández, A; Owende, P (2012) Examination of cell BODIPY 505/515 up-take by four high-lipid microalgae XXVVII Congress of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry [Details]
Zeleke, G., Owende, P.M.O., Kanali, C. and S. Ward; (2000) Modelling of forest floor damage by machinery traffic. In: Johansson, J. (Editor): Excavators and backhoe loaders and base machines in forest operations Proceedings from the final meeting of a Concerted Action FAIR-CT 98-3381 (in press)(2000) *, [Details]
Owende P.M.O., A. Martin, M.J. OMahony and S.M. Ward; (1999) Effect of logging traffic on forest access roads with peat subgrades Proceedings of the First International Conference on Forest Engineering (Roads), (1999) Edinburgh Scotland, , 28-JUN-99 - 30-JUN-99 [Details]
Martina Pöschl, Shane Ward, Philip Owende; (2010) Energy Performance of Biogas Systems- In Single and Co-digestion of Multiple Feedstock 19th Annual Conference of the German Biogas Association (Incorporating Biogas Trade Fair), 2-4th February 2010 Leipzig, Germany [Details]
Mac an Bhaird S, G Devlin, K McDonnell, P Owende, C Unger, and T Schulzke; (2009) Quality of Producer Gas from the Gasification of Different Feedstocks Pertinent to the Irish Climate ASABE Annual International Meeting, June 21-June 24, 2009 Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA, , 21-JUN-07 - 24-JUN-09 [Details]
Poeschl M, PMO Owende and SM Ward; (2009) Policy Framework Supporting the Deployment of Biogas Technology in Germany 10th International Association for Energy Economics Conference on Energy, Policies and Technologies for Sustainable Economies, 7-10th September 2009, Hofburg Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria Hofburg Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria, , 07-SEP-09 - 10-SEP-09 [Details]
Mulungye R, PMO Owende and K Mellon; (2006) Determining the effect of tyre pressure, axle load and wheel configuration on flexible pavements fatigue life using finite element method 15th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling , pp.163-168 [Details]
Sherwin LM, PMO Owende, J Lyons and SM Ward; (2003) Assessment of vibration levels in a cut-to-length timber harvester 2nd International Conference Fortechenvi , pp.373-382 [Details]
Martin A, NM Holden, PMO Owende and SM Ward; (2000) Measuring DGPS performance with respect to peripheral canopy on forest roads Forest Information Systems 2000 Hyytiala, Finland, [Details]
Owende PMO, A. Hartman, SM Ward, M Gilchrist and MJ O¿Mahony; (2000) Effectiveness of Variable Tire Pressure for Control of Distress on Roads with Thin Asphalt Surfacing Layers and Peat Soil Subgrade 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting Paper No. 005013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, [Details]

Published Reports

Owende PMO, K McDonnell and SM Ward; (2002) Development of a Protocol for Ecoefficient Wood Harvesting on Sensitive Sites (ECOWOOD). European Tropical For. Res. Network (ETFRN), Wageningen, The Netherlands. [Details]
Owende PMO and SM Ward; (2001) Minimising distress on forest access roads. The Irish Scientist Year Book, Dublin, Ireland. [Details]
                                                                                                               

Research

Research Interests

The Charles Parsons Energy Research programme covers three thematic areas of: (1) Bio-resource Assessment—production and supply chain optimisation, including waste to energy, supply logistics, risk assessment and economics; (2) Biomass Conversion Technologies—solid, liquid and gas fuel (bio-fuels) conversion systems, and primarily second generation bio-fuels, with focus on coherent evaluation of the available biomass conversion technologies and their feasibility for use in Ireland; (3) Environmental Impact Assessment—considers biomass to energy pathways, taking account of agricultural production systems, e.g. fertiliser use, waterways and environmental pollution, land-use change (e.g. enhanced soil oxidation - and thus CO2 release - arising from increased tillage) and the opportunity impact associated with substitution of fossil fuels.

Dr Owende’s research focuses on biomass-to-energy conversion.  His Research and Technology Development (RTD) work portfolio and research supervision includes projects aimed at increasing the overall conversion efficiency and cost efficiency of integrated biomass-to-energy systems to significantly drive down the cost of energy production.  The RTD tasks are also aimed at enhancing reliability of process chains and further reduction of environmental impacts, and to eliminate existing technology and policy obstacles to efficient deployment of biomass as a renewable energy resource.