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Dr. Aonghus McNabola

Assistant Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)
CIVIL ENGINEERING BUILDING (NEW)


Dr. McNabola is a graduate of the School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, obtaining his BA, BAI degree in 2002 with first class honours. He subsequently worked in Engineering Consultancy for 2 years as a Civil & Environmental Engineer. Following on from this he carried out a PhD at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2007. The subject of his research was in air pollution measurement and CFD modelling of commuter traffic in Dublin. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at TCD on biofuel production prior to being appointed as an Assistant Professor in energy and environment in the Dept of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, TCD. Since his appointment Dr. McNabola has continued his research work in the fields of air pollution and CFD analysis, focusing on many aspects such as: air pollution control device development, health impacts, emissions modelling, exposure assessment and modelling. He has also expanded his work into the area of energy efficiency including projects in energy recovery in the water industry and energy recovery in buildings. His research interests include: the application of CFD analysis to engineering problems such as air pollution dispersion, fluid structure interactions, energy devices (wave/hydro/energy recovery); the study of air pollution exposure and its impact on human health; and the recovery of energy in urban systems. He is also active in the field of third level education research and a member of the TCD higher education research group CHEST. Dr. McNabola currently has 7 PhD students in his group and is involved in a number of international collaborative projects, funded by EU-FP7, INTERREG Ireland-Wales, PRTLI, Enterprise-Ireland and the EPA. Dr. McNabola also acts as a College Tutor and is a member of the University Council. He is the Director of the MSc in Engineering Course at Trinity and is engaged in the teaching of fluid dynamics and environmental engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  Air pollution monitoring and assessment   Coastal & Ocean Engineering   Computational Fluid Dynamics   Energy Engineering   Environmental Effects, Fossil Energy   Environmental Impacts of Transport   Environmental aspects of transportation   Environmental engineering   Fluid Physics   Greenhouse gas emission assessment   Hydraulics engineering   Hydro power   Pollution   Pollution Control   Renewable energies   Tidal and Wave Energy
Towards a More Sustainable System of Water Supply in Ireland and Wales: Exploring Opportunities for Hydropower in Break Pressure Tanks (Hydro-BPT)
Activity/Location GIS Personal Exposure Air Pollution Model
Ablative Flash Pyrolysis of Biomass and Waste
Development of a Personal Exposure Reduction Strategy for Pedestrians using Active and Passive Low Boundary Walls
The AER project

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Member of the Aerosol Society 2009 to date
Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers 2000 to date
Member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Gallagher, J., Gill, L.W., McNabola, A., Passive Control of Air Pollution Exposure in Dublin, Ireland: A Combined Measurement and Modelling Case Study, Transport Research Board, Washington USA, 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
McCreddin, A. & McNabola A., Predicting the Personal Exposure of Office Workers to PM10 using Three Different Modelling Techniques, Indoor Air: 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, 7th-12th July, V, 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
McNabola, A. & Gill, L.W., The Development and Assessment of an Energy Efficient Air Pollution Control System for Building Ventilation Systems., Indoor Air: 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, 7th-12th July, 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
McNabola, A., Brady, J., Williams, A.P., Coughlan, P., Improving Energy Efficiency in Water Infrastructure using Micro-hydropower Energy Recovery: Opportunities & Challenges, 2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Aberdeen, UK, 19-21st August, edited by H, Tan , 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
McNabola, A & Coughlan, P., Exploiting the Thesis Research: Educating Engineering PhD Students to Think and to Act Entrepreneurially, SEFI: 42nd Annual European Engineering Education Conference, Birmingham, UK, 15th-19th September, 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Corcoran, L., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Optimisation Of Water Supply For Combined Leakage Reduction And Hydropower Energy Generation, IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Lisbon, 21st-26th September, 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL
Gallagher, J., Styles, D., Williams, A.P., McNabola, A., Quantifying the Environmental Impact of Micro-Hydropower in the Water Industry using Life Cycle Assessment, avnIR Conference, Life Cycle in Practice, Lille, France, 5th-6th November, 2014, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  URL
Lydon, T., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Energy Efficiency of Water: Analysis Pumps-as-Turbines to Recover Energy in Distribution Networks, Water Ideas, Bologna, Italy, 22nd - 24th October, 2014, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Brady, J., Coughlan P., McNabola, A., Quantifying Climate Change Impacts on the Viability of Energy Recovery in Water Supply Networks in the UK and Ireland., IWA International Water & Energy Conference, Lyon, 29-31st October, 2014, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
McNabola, A., Coughlan, P., Williams. A.P., Energy Recovery in the Water Industry: An Assessment of the Potential of Micro Hydropower, Water and Environment Journal, 28, 2014, p294 - 304, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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Aonghus McNabola, The Air Pollution Impacts of Transport on Health, Strengthening the link between transport policy and public health through transdisciplinary collaboration, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1st-2nd May, 2014, Prof. M Hatzopoulou, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
McNabola, A & GIll L.W., Air Quality Research Group, Tobacco Control Research, ASH Ireland, TobaccoFree Research institute :10th 10th Anniversary of the introduction of the Workplace smoking ban in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin., 24th February, edited by Prof. Luke Clancy , 2014, Poster, PUBLISHED
McNabola, A., Coughlan , Energy recovery in the water industry using micro-hydropower, Water Ireland: implementing a national water utility, Ashbourne, 15th May, 2013, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
J. Gallagher, A. P. Williams, D. Styles, I. Harris, P. Coughlan, C. Power, L. Corcoran, A. McNabola., The Hydro-BPT Project: Realising the True Potential for Energy Recovery in the Water Industry in Ireland & Wales, ENVIRON 2013, Galway Ireland, 30th Jan - 1st Feb, 2013, Poster, PUBLISHED
McNabola, A, Docherty, N. Fellenz, M., The Perceived Benefits, Barriers & Solutions to Shared Critical Reflective Practice as a Component of Scholarship in Teaching: A Case Study from an Irish Higher Education Community of Practice., 10th Symposium on Higher Eduation: The Written Word: writing, publishing and communication in Higher Education, Galway, Ireland, 7th-8th June, 2012, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gallagher, J., Williams, A.P., Styles, D., Harris, I.M., Packwood, A.J., Coughlan, P., Power, C., Corcoran, L., McNabola, A., Energy Recovery in the Water Industry: A Technical, Economic and Commercial Feasibility Study in Ireland and Wales, SPI Water Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 3rd & 4th December, 2012, Poster, PUBLISHED
Carr, D., McNabola, A., Gill, L.W., Developing Rock Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters in Ireland, 5th Annual INORE Symposium , Southhampton UK, 9th-13th May, 2011, Poster, PUBLISHED
McCreddin A, Broderick B, Gill L.W, McNabola A., Preliminary Results of an Investigation of Personal Exposure by Activity & Location for the Greater Dublin Area, 12th Annual National Environmental Health Research Colloquium, Ireland, May 2010, edited by B. Delany , 2010, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
D. Carr, L.W. Gill, A. McNabola, Developing Rock Oscillating Water Column (OWC) Wave Energy Converters in Ireland. , TCD-UCD Innovation Day, Dublin, 27th April, 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
A.McNabola, B.M. Broderick and L.W Gill., An Analysis of the Determinants of Personal Exposure to Air Pollutants for Four Urban Commuter Modes, in Dublin, Ireland., 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science & Application, Istanbul, 24- 27th March 2009, edited by R.S. Sokhi , 2009, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Accelerated Advancement Beyond Merit Bar (TCD) 2013
Colleens Prize for Civil Engineering 2002
Enterprise Ireland, Industrial Technologies, Commercialisation Award 2011
Nominated for Siemens/I.E.I Young Engineer of the Year 2002
Trinity College Dublin: Campus Company Award 2011