Katherine Burns commended in 2021 ESAI Postgraduate Researcher of the Year competition

Former Institute associate member Katherine Burns was commended in the 2021 ESAI Postgraduate Researcher of the Year competition

EPA research project infographic of the year award for project on ammonia emissions

Institute member Tom Curran and co-author David B. Kelleghan collaborating with artist and illustrator Nathan T. Wright recently won research project infographic of the year 2021 in the EPA Researcher Awards

About UCD Earth Institute

The UCD Earth Institute fosters multidisciplinary research and works with stakeholders to address global, regional and national environmental challenges.


Based in University College Dublin’s Belfield campus, the Institute is a focal point for UCD’s environmental research and is home to state-of-the-art research facilities.

Research & Education

Our community has world-leading and wide-ranging environmental research expertise, with over 250 full and associate members is drawn from across UCD’s six constituent Colleges.

Policy & Governance

The wide range of expertise within the Institute ensures that we can inform and lead policy in focused disciplines and in multidisciplinary topics.

Enterprise & Innovation

We foster entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity and technology commercialisation, while our researchers work directly with commercial partners across a range of industries.

Society & Engagement

We strive to produce research that makes a demonstrable contribution to society, with our researchers working closely with the communities most affected by their work.